Activity Options

At Discovery Camp every day is an adventure filled with all kinds of fun activities! During Check-In campers will have the opportunity to choose two skilled-based activities to do throughout the week. Instructors are trained during our skills week at the beginning of the summer and strive to help campers develop skills and stretch their abilities, all while having fun!

Find out a summary of instruction availability and pricing in our 2018 Activities Sheet PDF.


Canoeing

Campers spend the afternoon on beautiful Mary Lake learning how to canoe! Instructors teach the parts of the canoe & paddle, proper paddling technique, and how steer a canoe. The activity includes paddling around the lake, participate in some canoeing games, and a trip to explore Camp’s own Dead Man’s Island.

Instructors have taken Camp Mini-Yo-We training, often have participated in canoe trips themselves, and have at minimum their Canadian Life Saving Society Bronze Cross certification.

Kayaking

Campers learn the parts of the paddle & kayak and how to navigate in open water. Instructors teach how to enter a kayak, proper paddling technique, and how to stay afloat in choppy water.  Classes take trips around the lake and sometimes even visit Camp’s very own Dead Man’s Island.

We’ve got all the equipment needed including kayaks, paddles, and life jackets – and they’re all your size! Instructors have Camp Mini-Yo-We training and at minimum their Canadian Life Saving Society Bronze Cross certification.

Mountain Biking

Sign up for mountain biking and campers will spend the activity period in Camp’s beautiful forests riding on over 9 kilometers of biking trails. Campers learn proper riding technique, parts of the bike, and safe-riding practices. Whether you’re riding Thrafty’s Secret or Tree House Trail we’re confident they’ll have a blast. More advanced campers will have the opportunity to master our jump trail.

We supply the bike and helmets, just don’t forget closed toe shoes and a water bottle!

Campers are welcome to bring to bring their own bike and helmet. Please note that all personal equipment will be stored in the bike shed and used only during supervised activity periods.

Swimming Lessons

Swimmers spend the week in Mary Lake working towards their next Life Saving Society swimming level. Instructors are certified by the Canadian Life Saving Society and work with your children regardless of their swimming ability. Waterfronts have both shallow and deep sections accommodating a wide-range of swimming levels.

Wilderness Adventure

Campers spend the activity period in Camp’s forests hiking, building a campfire, making a shelter, and identifying different plants and wildlife. Campers will likely have the opportunity to see a deer and perhaps even a wild turkey! The wilderness adventure cabin is home base and the out-tripping shed is stocked with all the supplies you’ll need for your adventure.

What to Bring: hiking boots or shoes, bug spray.

Skatepark

The skatepark is the perfect place to practice your skill on a skateboard, scooter, or inline skates. Whether it’s their first time or they’re an experience skater, the skatepark is always a blast! Campers learn proper safety equipment, how to skate, and basic tricks. Camp’s skatepark has various obstacles including an enclosed half-pipe, as well as various ramps, rails, and fun boxes.

What to Bring: Campers are required to bring their own skateboards, scooters, and inline skates. Due to limited protective gear we encourage campers to also bring their own safety equipment to ensure it all properly fit. This includes pads and helmets.

Archery

Age Restriction: 8 years old by Dec. 31st

Learn how to hit a bull’s eye with a bow and arrow! Instructors will teach you proper stance, technique, and how to aim. Safety is a priority at our archery range and all children are taught Camp’s safety protocols before they start shooting.

Instructors have received Camp Mini-Yo-We training and make each day fun by incorporating different games and activities into the period.

Land Sports

Land Sports is the perfect for the active child or the sport enthusiastic. Instructors plan each day to incorporate different games and sports. Sports may include soccer, basketball, baseball, Frisbee golf, dodge-ball, and Gaga Ball! Other activities such as tag, duck duck goose, and spitfire are also included in the daily outline.

Water Sports

Water Sports is a blast and always involves either the lake, a hose, a slide, or a sponge. Activities include the opportunity to go swimming, try the giant waterslide, and participate a water obstacle course. Instructors also take a lot of other games such as duck duck goose and play it with a water twist. Kids can’t help but have fun!

Dance

Dance is full of crazy moves and tons of fun. Kids will learn some moves, plays some games, and work on a routine to present to the rest of the Discovery Camp campers at the Friday night campfire.

Low Ropes

Low ropes is all about generating team work amongst the campers. During the instructor kids will have opportunities to work together while problem solving, balancing, and overcoming different obstacles. Each day is a new element and a new adventure!

Crafts

Cost: TBD

Each week we feature a different craft for campers to try.  In previous years our crafts were Log Cabins, Leather Work, Water Color Paintings, and Bird Houses. All crafts will be on display during registration!