2020 Summer Update
May 20, 2020
- On Tuesday May 19 Premier Ford announced that overnight camps in the province will not go ahead this summer. As a result Camp Maple Leaf will not be able to open for the 2020 summer season. Although we're incredibly sad to receive this news and will miss all of our campers this summer, we know that we are being guided by decisions that will help keep us safe. Plans are prepared to provide "Camp-At-Home" activities for our campers this summer and preparations for our 2021 camp season are already under way.
We will be in touch with our camper's families in the coming week with regard to activities they can participate in this summer and to review options available for carrying their registration forward to the 2021 camp season. In addition, opportunities for personal growth will be provided over the coming months for older campers registered in our Leadership Development Program. Donations made to Camp Maple Leaf will be directed toward supporting "Camp-At-Home" activities for our campers over the upcoming summer months as well as for camper subsidies for the 2021 Camp Maple Leaf season.
Please keep checking our website, our Facebook page and Twitter feeds for further updates.
Kim Smith April Young
Executive Director Camp Director
Camp Maple Leaf Camp Maple Leaf
Camp Maple Leaf is a not-for-profit, sleepover camp for children of Canadian Military Families and children living with unique challenges. CML crams a whole lot of fun, friendship, learning and adventure into six jam-packed days! We offer 12 traditional camp activity areas taking full advantage of our beautiful island site. From Swimming, Canoeing and Fishing to Sports, Arts & Crafts and Camping Skills, we challenge all campers to push their own personal limits. There is rarely a staff member not in costume or a cabin of campers not cheering in the Lodge at our delicious family style meals.
As the sun goes down, evenings define "camp magic" as campers engage in all-camp games, take the stage during our weekly Broadway style show and dress up for our closing-night Banquet. Every night the whole camp ends another “best day ever” by gathering around the campfire in love, support and song.
Camp Maple Leaf is proud of the rich history and tradition of our founding fathers, the Canadian Council of War Veterans who started Camp Maple Leaf in 1955. We honour our Canadian Heroes by raising our flag to "Oh Canada" every morning beside the Veterans Memorial and the lowering of it together every night.
"Thanks for the day campers!"