written on May 31, 2018

Not only does the water create the ideal place to perfect spins and flips on a wakeboard or skis, but the cool air on the lake also means that kids can stay engaged in their favorite sports for as long as they want without getting overheated. This summer get ready to enjoy taking part in one or all these cool water sports that are offered at camp.

Show Off Your Best Waterskiing Tricks

For many campers, summer camp is the only place to go to take professional lessons in waterskiing and wakeboarding that help them maintain their edge against the competition back home. During waterskiing lessons, kids start with basic skills such as learning to stand up and maintain their balance on the skis. It doesn’t take long for them to progress to new levels of skill that allow them to participate in competitions. From slalom racing to trick skiing, you can find where your skills shine in competitive waterskiing at camp.

Reeling in Some Fun at a Fishing Derby

Fishing may not look like a sport from the sidelines, but avid fishing fans know that it takes serious skill to bring in the big ones. With a lake stocked full of fish, it’s exciting to compete with your friends to find out who can catch the most or the biggest fish during a session. You can even learn a few new skills from your peers that help you when the next derby rolls around.

Hit Serious Levels of Speed in Kayak Races

Kayaking requires you to use all the muscles in your body to push the boat through water. And you never know how natural occurrences such as the water currents will affect a competition. Whether you go head-to-head against a competitor or enjoy working with a partner, getting your kayak to go faster gives you a goal to work toward all summer.

Get an Edge in Competitive Swimming

Camp is where you know you can go to become a stronger swimmer. With certified lifeguards coaching your lessons, you always feel safe in the water. Camp competitions often include swimming races that allow kids to compete against other campers near their age and skill level. Whether you go for speed or a specific stroke, these competitions allow you to develop yourself as a swimmer.

Compare Distances on the Tarzan Swing

Technically the Tarzan swing may not be recognized as a sport. However, that doesn’t mean that it holds no potential for some spontaneous competitions. From comparing distances that you can swing before you drop to how long you can hold on before letting go, you’d be surprised at just how many ways you can turn swinging into the lake into an exciting game. The best part is that everyone wins as they enjoy splashing in the cool natural water.

Engaging in water sports is one of the best ways to spend your summer days. Whether you love competitive swimming or just want to goof around on the Tarzan swing, spending time doing what you love the most and avoiding the heat creates a win-win situation that can’t be beaten.

Canadian Adventure Camp is a North Ontario coed sleepover summer camp for kids located on a beautiful private island in the wilderness lakes region of Temagami. Founded in 1975, it provides acclaimed programs to children from around the world!