Justin Gerson and Anna Gerson are thrilled to be the new Owner-Directors of Canadian Adventure Camp. As many of you know from personal experience, Adventure Island is a truly magical place. We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate that life’s adventure brought us to this precious corner of Lake Temagami, and we are honoured to have the opportunity to keep the CAC campfire alight. Our hearts are full to know that many more generations of campers will have the opportunity to experience the place so many call their summer home.
Summer camp is well-known for being a fun, exciting experience for campers who leave with new friends, new skills and amazing memories. As an educator and summer camp leader, I recognize how camp also positively impacts the social and emotional development of children and youth.
It is with great sadness that we share the news of Skip Connett’s passing. Skip dedicated his life to relationships and connections. He cared deeply about the power of camp to bring out the best in people and he committed himself to this purpose.
Our New Youth Leadership Program has all the great things that were part of the former LIT program, plus more!
Check out what we got up to during our final week of Internet Island!
We had another jam packed week of Internet Island. We can't believe Week 4 is already over! Have a look at all the activities we did this week.
Check out some of the fun we had in Week 3 of Internet Island!
Check out all the fun we had during Week 2 of Internet Island at Canadian Adventure Camp
Canadian Adventure Camp has opened its free virtual camp door to everyone. CAC campers - invite your friends and family to join the fun!
When it was announced that overnight camps would not be running this summer, a wave of disappointment and sadness came over the CAC family and the whole camp community. While summer 2020 wasn’t going to be a normal summer, we knew that we had to come together as a family and stay connected.
The joys of trampolining are evident just by watching as kids fly through the air. Yet, you may not realize just how much each flip and jump is doing for their mind and body.
Cirque du Soleil is world-renowned for their professional acrobatic performances. Each show somehow manages to create a magical world that captivates audiences from beginning to end. The performance troupe was first formed in the 1980s, and it didn’t take long for them to gain worldwide recognition.
Many of our favourite summer camp games can be played inside. All it takes is a little creativity since you may have to use whatever you happen to have at home. Give these fun games a try the next time you feel bored, and you can bet that the time will fly by.
I like to create a warm and safe cabin for the Twinkie girls, many of whom are experiencing overnight camp for the first time.
Filling up those long, summer days with fun is not hard when you have a lake nearby! Our amazing summer camp, located on Adventure Island, puts us in the perfect place for our campers to enjoy Lake Temagami.
Your summer spent as a summer camp counsellor is one that you will never forget. Check out our top tips for being the best counsellor!
A summer spent as a camp counselor is one that is bound to be full of adventure!
Teens who attend summer camp can develop a range of leadership skills while also enjoying all the fun of camp.
If there’s one thing that Canada is known for, it is long winters with tons of snowy weather. While people from other places may call it a snow day, we call it a chance to enjoy some serious fun.
One of our biggest goals for Canadian Adventure Camp is to make each summer better than the last. We also aim to do everything we can to promote safety while encouraging campers to seek out new challenges. Last spring, we were able to accomplish both of these goals by setting up a new gym that rivals some of the most elite training facilities! 2019 summer campers had an amazing time working with the new equipment.
Parents are often surprised at how much their kids can change over a single summer at camp. Many teens begin the summer shy and a little nervous about going away to camp. But they tend to go home with a newfound sense of confidence that they carry with them when it is time to go back to school.
Your summer camp adventure is too good to keep to yourself! Blogging is a great way to get your story out there for everyone to read.
Every year feels like the best year ever, and we have definitely outdone ourselves in 2019! These are just a few of the highlights of this season’s camp activities that have us already excited to see what happens next.
Our campers love starting each new day with a morning dip that gets them revved up for summer fun, and this is just the beginning of their time in the sun!
While we all know that every summer camper is going to have the time of their life this season, you also need to let your child know that their emotions are valid. These tips will help you soothe your nervous camper and get them excited about the adventures that lie ahead.
These are five of the top questions that parents tend to ask about summer camp, along with the answers that will reassure you that your kid is in for the adventure of a lifetime!
While we embrace technology when it comes to safety, we do ask that campers leave their cell phones at home. We’ve found that this rule tends to invite a few questions, so give this guide a read through to understand why we stand by this decision.
Your child’s safety is of the utmost importance when they are away at camp.
Summer campers are exposed to open-ended arts and crafts activities along with guided lessons that spark their interest in creative works. While these kids’ crafts are a few of the most loved at camp, the sky truly is the limit regarding what types of projects your child will complete over the course of a summer.
While opening day is drawing closer, we can practically feel the excitement in the air as campers begin their yearly packing ritual!
Aerial silks and hoops have recently become a source of fascination for older kids and teens, and it only takes a few minutes of watching a performer’s gravity-defying stunts to develop an appreciation for this up and coming blend of sports and performance art.
Friendships at camp have a unique connection and friends become family. However, the challenge lies in how you can keep the connection alive even after summer ends.
Summer camp is something kids never want to forget. Meeting new friends, bouncing on the trampoline, giggling with cabinmates or having fun at the lake make camp days a warm memory. As summer ends and school starts, summer camp memories can be compiled in a scrapbook.
Life on Lake Temagami means waking up every day to a new adventure. This summer, campers enjoyed a mix of new and traditional experiences that all add up to an amazing season.
Your cabin mates are the people that you spend the most time with at camp, and you may just find your future best friend sleeps in the bunk next to yours.
At camp, cooling off from the summer heat is just a dive into the lake away. However, campers often find that competition heats up faster on the water than it ever could on land.
There is no better way to kick off the summer than with a run and jump into the nearest lake. Whether your kid loves flying on the Tarzan swing or slowly easing into the water from the shore, lake swimming provides them with tons of opportunities to strengthen their health and engage in a whole lot of fun.
Summer camp represents independence and freedom for kids who embrace the opportunity to spend several weeks away from home. Yet, new and younger campers sometimes need a little help getting over those jitters that accompany trying something new.
Kids often request a campfire at home during the months when summer camp is NOT in session, and it’s easy to host your own when you use these strategies.
As your child reaches the age when they begin to use electronics with greater independence, keep this information in mind about the importance of helping your kid learn how to unplug.
While many young campers aspire to be a counsellor, the truth is that it takes a special kind of person to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of working at camp.
While outdoor activities and sports programs are what make summer camp so exciting, you should also keep in mind that the camper-to-staff ratio plays a big role in your child’s enjoyment of their time at camp.
Here’s just a few of the things that you’ll find yourself missing about summer camp as you wait for the next season to finally come around again.
Going to camp gives kids the opportunity to create beautiful memories of summers spent making new friends and enjoying new adventures. Among the many popular activities, journaling is a favourite. It’s one they can enjoy doing both in their cabins and out in the wilderness
Wakeboarding lessons are one of the most popular activities at Canadian Adventure Camp. Kids are eager to learn how to stand up and start performing tricks.
The power of teamwork is evident throughout each day at summer camp as kids discover how working with other campers enhances their experience. Today, cultivating a team mindset in your child is increasingly important since they will be expected to work with others on group projects at school and later in their career.
Kids love aerial acrobatics and it is easy to see why. While most sports require kids to keep their feet planted firmly on the ground, this one allows them to soar through the air while performing tricks that leave their friends and family members amazed.
Archery is one sport that is currently surging in popularity! While bows and arrows have always fascinated kids, your child can also take their interest to a new level by engaging in archery competitions. They might just be curious about the sport or actually interested in becoming a competitive archer.
The lessons learned at summer camp last far longer than a single season. After all, the activities kids engage in at camp are designed to stimulate learning and character development that influences the rest of their life. Kids also build upon the skills that they learned the previous summer when they return for the new session.
Kids love the challenges presented by gymnastics, and you can enjoy knowing that the gymnast in your family is strengthening their confidence as well as their body in every lesson.
Every year we feel the same bittersweet feelings as camp comes to a close but so many of us are already looking forward to next year and the return to Canadian Adventure Camp.
We’re now in the final month of our summer camp on Adventure Island, which means we’re savouring every moment. And this session we’re thinking about savouring the delicious food we have here and debating which ones are the most perfect for the summer season.
With our second session already well on its way, we’ve been thinking about the incredible variety of activities here on Adventure Island. Our camp is renowned for its awesome programmes and the plethora of different activities we have to offer. But many people seem to wonder which ones, exactly, are the best?
Summer camp. The best part of summer vacation. The thing we spend all year looking forward to.