November 2, 2011

Summer Camp Registration 2012

Message from our Summer Camp Director,

The summer of 2011 at Camp Kawartha has come and gone. I felt it was a magical summer in many ways. For me, the summers keep getting better and better. As a camp, I feel that we evolve every year, and as a Summer Camp Director, I feel there is always room for growth.

This will be my 10th summer at Camp Kawartha, and my 8th as Summer Camp Director. Over that time I have grown tremendously in both my private and professional life. In my professional life, I have learned so much about dealing with campers, staff, and parents. I have cultivated a trust among my staff while striving to be a positive role model, and a source of support. I have also worked hard to develop relationships with parents and encourage feedback and criticism as a method to improving our services. I celebrate in your children’s successes, and feel distress in their setbacks. Each summer, we train our staff to meet the needs of our campers the best way we can and we learn lessons on how to do it better for the next summer.

Many parents have told me about the great impact camp has made on their children’s development. At camp, your children learn the skills to be responsible and confident individuals. With the support and encouragement of our staff, they take risks by attempting new activities, enhancing their social skills, and accepting new responsibilities. It’s an exhilarating experience and the rewards are unlimited.

August 26, 2011

Summer Camp - Session E/F (week 7 & 8)

Session E & F has come and gone, but the spirit of camp was strong even with the nights coming sooner and the evenings slightly colder. The staff planned a week of exciting activities and evening programs – highlighted by our wonderful Zombie Zingtong and Greek Mythology programs and exciting theme days like Campstock and Walt Disney’s vault. We hope you all had a great time making friends and honing new skills. We look forward to seeing you back next summer and wish you a wonderful year. We are already counting the days until next summer.

We’d love to hear from campers and parents so feel free to contact us at adam@campkawartha.ca to share some details of your experiences. In the meantime, checkout our photogallery for camp photos and memories. Enjoy the rest of the summer!!!

Yours sincerely,
Adam Strasberg, Summer Camp Director
Fiona Lasenby, Assistant Director

August 12, 2011

Summer Camp - Session D (week 5 & 6)

Whew! Session D has been a phenomenal session with great events and spirit throughout the day and evening. From theme meals to evening programs; great activities such as high ropes and sailing to eco skills over on our Range; from canoe trips to overnights; from the opening campfire to final candlelight it has been an unforgettable session.

Our programing team which consists of Eureka, Prince and Squeeze have carefully choreographed each session with theme days and evening programs and have a delivered highly organized and rewarding program for both campers and staff.

Inter-camps in Halibuton and with Camp Mohava:
During Session D, Camp Kawartha participated in two inter-camps. Inter-camps are friendly competitions with other camps in various sports and activities. On Wed. Aug. 3rd, we sent 65 of our campers and staff to the 14th Annual Rotary Canoe Camp Challenge in Haliburton to compete in canoe races with many other camps including YMCA Camp Wanakita, Camp Northland, and Camp Kandalore. Camp Kawartha won several races, came second in the overall competition, and was given a special mention as the most spirited and most sportsmanlike. During one particular race, a canoe from another team tipped. In response, our canoe made a split decision to do a T-rescue over continuing in the race.

On Wed. Aug. 10th, over 60 highly spirited campers from Camp Moshava arrived at Kawartha to compete in basketball, volleyball, soccer, European handball, and canoe races. The spirit of Moshava closely matched our own and both camps had a great time getting to know each other. Both camps demonstrated a strong sense of sportsmanship. The day was a complete success with promises of future visits to each other’s camps in the future.


We hope you have enjoyed Session D and wish you the best for the rest of the summer and the year ahead.  We hope you see you back next year. A photo gallery for Session D will be posted on the website in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, we’d love to hear from campers and parents so feel free to contact us at adam@campkawartha.ca to share some details of your experiences this summer.

July 31, 2011

Summer Camp - Session C (week 4)

Session C has come and gone, and what a week it was. The staff planned a week of exciting activities and evening programs – highlighted by our wonderful newscasters program where the campers act as reporters discovering news stories unfolding all around the camp. In addition, the great weather facilitated a wonderful session down at the waterfront, and above the trees on our high ropes courses. We hope you all had a great time and look forward to seeing you back next summer for another 1 week session, or even taking the “plunge,” to join us for one of our two week sessions.

We’d love to hear from campers and parents so feel free to contact us at adam@campkawartha.ca to share some details of your experiences. In the meantime, checkout our website for camp photos and memories. Enjoy the rest of the summer!!!

Yours sincerely,
Adam Strasberg, Summer Camp Director
Fiona Lasenby, Assistant Director

July 22, 2011

Summer Camp - Session B (week 2 & 3)

The lake was the place to be during a session with record-breaking temperatures. We kept cool with swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and windsurfing and some great programming ideas that never had the campers far from the water. In addition, we had some great programming moments including our Newscasters evening program which saw several newsworthy events crop up across the camp while the campers acted as news reporters looking for the big scoop. See the “Kawartha Times,” for the results from the evening. Our first 2-week session of the summer was a great success, and it was hard to say good-bye to the campers and the wonderful relationships that were developed over the two weeks. We hope you all had a great time and look forward to seeing you back next summer.

We’d love to hear from campers and parents so feel free to contact us at adam@campkawartha.ca to share some details of your experiences. In the meantime, checkout our website for camp photos and memories. Enjoy the rest of the summer!!!

Yours sincerely,
Adam Strasberg, Summer Camp Director
Fiona Lasenby, Assistant Director

July 9, 2011

Summer Camp - Session A (week 1)

Session A has come and gone, and what a week it was. The staff were all wound up for the start of the summer, and the great weather paved the way to a wonderful session. We hope you all had a great time and look forward to seeing you back next summer for another one week session, or even taking the “plunge” to join us for one of our two week sessions. We’d love to hear from campers and parents so feel free to contact us at adam@campkawartha.ca to share some details of your experiences. In the meantime, checkout our website for camp photos and memories.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!!!

Yours sincerely,
Adam Strasberg, Summer Camp Director
Fiona Lasenby, Assistant Director