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The Advantages of Healthy Risk Taking

Summer Camp Grows Confident, Capable ChildrenThe Advantages of Healthy Risk TakingAs a teacher, summer camp professional and parent, I am always on the look out for interesting topics regarding the healthy development of children.   A topic that has recently grabbed my attention is the concept of the “risk-takers advantage”; the idea that allowing children and teens to take… View More

Advantages of Longer Camp Stays

Thinking of Staying Longer? The Advantages of a Longer Camp Stay At Canadian Adventure Camp, we like to keep up-to-date with summer camp discourse – it keeps us sharp!  A recent article in Camping Magazine about the advantages of a full-season camp stay got us talking.  We have campers who make C.A.C. their home for the full 8 weeks every summer; however, this is not as… View More

Homesickness: Prevention is Better than a Cure

There is a lot of information out there about homesickness and how it relates to the summer camp experience.  I’ve spent some time researching what the experts, such as Dr. Chris Thurber whose research focuses on homesickness at camp and how to prevent it, have to say on the subject.  I have summarised his wisdom in the following article (in addition to adding some tips of my own!) for your convenience. First off, homesickness is… View More

Biodegradable Toiletries for Camp

Safeguard Our Environment Personal care products that are natural, organic and biodegradable are becoming much more commonly used and thus easier to find as people are becoming more knowledgeable about the damage that chemical laden toiletries can have on the environment, and on our bodies.  Well-formulated natural products can actually be more effective than the… View More

The Contents of Your Duffel Bag...

As a first time camper (and sometimes as a weathered veteran) it is sometimes difficult to decide what you should pack in your camp duffel bag and what you should put aside until you get home.  Here are some hints and tips that will hopefully help you solve any packing dilemmas you are facing! Great Items to Bring to Camp:Full rain gear – remember that the fun at camp doesn’t stop if… View More

Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Summer Camp

The Ontario Camps Association (OCA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation of camp professionals which is at the forefront of the province’s camping community.  Founded in 1932, the OCA is made up of like-minded individuals and organisations who are dedicated to ensuring that the camp environment is as safe and enriching as possible.  In order to accomplish this, the OCA facilitates the sharing of information and ideas, and sets… View More

Summer Camp Provides the Building Blocks for Life!

Giving your child the opportunity to attend summer camp is one of the best things you can do for their future.  Parents report, and research confirms, that children return from camp with more confidence and improved life skills.  The benefits of the camp experience include the development of social skills (leadership, friendship, independence, communication and participation), self-respect and character building (responsibility, resilience… View More