Campers

Hello Campers!

Are you ready for an… Over-the-Top, Crazy-fun, Island Adventure?!?

It is Camp Maple Leaf’s mission to cram a whole lot of excitement, friendship and  learning into six jam-packed days!  FUN…WOW!

Did we say ISLAND???

You bet we did! Our private island consists of 104 acres of sky-scraping trees, emerald green fields, natural trails, unending shoreline and breathtaking sunsets!

6 Days - 6 Goals!

  1. Friendships that will follow campers home.
  2. Fun and memories that will last forever.
  3. Sense of belonging to a unique camp family.
  4. Personal Growth.
  5. Learn/try something new that they can't do at home.
  6. A respect and understanding for our heroes.

Land Activities

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Performing Arts
  • Island Survival Nature Program
  • Sports (CML Hockey League)
  • Climbing Wall & Low Ropes
  • Archery

Waterfront Activities

  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Beach Games
  • Row Boating

But wait! there's more…

Hobby Hubs: Each day Volunteers, Counsellors and CITs lead a Hobby Hub which is a random skill/talent/hobby of theirs they would like to share and teach. This can be anything from "Frog Catching and Release" to "Ultimate Frisbee" ... anything goes!

Celebrating our history ...

Besides having fun, you will feel the pride of being a part of something much bigger then ourselves when we celebrate the history and tradition of our camp. We do this with the raising of the flag every morning, the lowering of it to Taps every night and the gathering around the Cenotaph as we share songs, stories and thoughts of what Camp Maple Leaf and its Canadian Military Founders mean to all of us.

Fueling the Fun ...

The food is so incredible you would never know that we have designed it with the help of nutritionists and the Canada Food Guide. We are masters in disguising healthy food with child friendly flavour! We can adapt our menu, mimicking the main menu, to meet your specific dietary needs and allergies. With three meals a day as well as snacks, and fruit available all of the time, you will never have to wait long for your next munch! It is our strict policy not to allow any nuts or peanuts onto our island.

Safety + Staff = Security

You don’t have to worry about letting go and experiencing everything camp has to offer. Just know… we’ve got you covered! From your physical to your emotional safety, we promise you to always exceed industry safety standards in everything we do. Much of this security stems from our staff. We only hire the most caring, fun, and trustworthy staff. You can tell your parents that all of our staff are carefully screened and trained and certified in First Aid, C.P.R. and emergency procedures. Many of our staff were campers and C.I.T.s themselves so they know what it’s like to be in your shoes.

Counsellors in Training (CITs)

The Camp Maple Leaf ‘Counsellor in Training Program’ (C.I.T.) is an experiential learning, recreational leadership program like no other. We offer fun, education and experience for older teens working with children that are living with unique challenges. Whether it is facilitating adaptable programs or coordinating group dynamic games, C.I.T.s will develop their strengths, take personal risks and learn about themselves. The C.I.T. program demands a higher level of responsibility and independence while benefiting from the support and guidance that camp can provide.

C.I.T. Program Goals

  1. To create a sustainable, reliable flow of volunteers and staff by recruiting, training and supporting from an ongoing pool of “our own” dedicated people.
  2. To give campers the opportunity to give back to their “unique group”
  3. To teach invaluable job skills and life skills that they can take anywhere.
  4. Creating role models for our campers to see former campers as staff.
  5. To continue to be the leaders (teachers) in adaptable recreational programing.

Program Details

Age: 16
Population: Campers of military families, partner groups and former CML campers. (Outside exceptional future leaders if space allows.)
Duration: 3 week sessions
Cost: $825.00 for all three weeks. (Funding Available)
Application: Camper Application, CIT program application and phone interview

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