Chippewa Summer Camps are a Thunder Bay tradition! During every day of camp, children will enjoy making new friends, playing games and simply having fun! Activities are geared to make the most of the natural features and amenities Chippewa Park has to offer. There is a strong focus on nature, the outdoors and active healthy living.
This summer Chippewa Summer Camps is excited to introduce BRAND NEW CAMPS!
Program details are available in the Summer 2012 edition of The Key delivered to Thunder Bay homes May 12.
|Date||Camps Ages 5-8||Camps Ages 9-13|
|July 3 - July 6 (4 day)||Team Building||Leadership Zone|
|July 9 - 13||Where the wild things are...||Back to Basics|
|July 16 - 20||Buggin' Out||Wild Chef|
|July 23 - 27||Bon Appetite!||The Arts|
|July 30 - Aug 3||Art Attack||"Man" vs. Wild|
|Aug 7-10 (4 day)||Move and Music||Up the creek without a paddle|
|August 13 - 17||Pioneers and Pirates||"Man" vs. Wild|
|August 20-24||Natural Performer||Ultimate Outdoor Chef|
|5 Day Camp||4 Day Camp|
(Same Family & Time)
(Same Family & Time)
Our team building programs will unify the group through a series of lessons and laughter. Our camp will provide an active, hands-on environmental experience for campers. This camp consists of a series of fun challenges for individuals and groups, requiring problem solving, communication, cooperation, trust, and teamwork for their completion. The challenges draw on the abilities of each member of the group. Groups will be challenged to work together and trust one another while overcoming obstacles. These activities will help to facilitate fun and friendships over the course of the week. The team building camp is supervised in a safe, challenging and enjoyable manner. Team building activities will be supplemented with other camp fun such as crafts, swimming, and games.
Let’s explore Chippewa Park through science, nature and animals! The exciting “where the wild things are…” camp will allow your young adventurous camper the chance to be king of the forests of Chippewa Park. Through scavenger hunts, games, and science activities campers will learn and explore the natural setting and interesting critters which surround them. Don’t forget your imagination! Campers will also have the opportunity to do other activities throughout the week, including swimming, active games, arts & crafts, special events and more.
Has your child ever wondered things like: What kinds of insects are there? Where do they live? What do they eat? What good are they anyway? What is metamorphosis? What kinds of animals eat insects? Then this camp is for your little scientist! Buggin’ Out is an educational camp for five- to eight-year-olds. This camp is taught by camp staff and special guests (dependent on availability). Campers will take daily hikes around Chippewa Park to observe and collect insects and participate in hands-on, minds-on laboratory exercises using insects as models to learn a broad range of biological, ecological, and environmental topics.
This camp is a simplified version of the Wild Chef Camp to allow the little campers a chance to cook and eat in the outdoors. The program will introduce simplistic cooking and baking skills to campers as they prepare easy-to-follow breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and beverage recipes. Each day there will be something new and tasty to cook up while enjoying the outdoors and will also have the opportunity to do other activities throughout the week, including swimming, active games, arts & crafts, special events and more. Campers should still bring a lunch, snack and water to this camp since it is hard to predict the turnout of all outdoor cooking.
Let your young child’s imagination soar as they create their own works-of-art using a variety of fun art mediums including brush painting, finger painting, modeling clay, cut and paste and more. The basis of many of the art projects will be nature oriented to allow the campers a chance to appreciate the outdoors and natural beauty which surrounds them. Throughout the week, Art Attack! will also enjoy swimming, games, sports, special events and other exciting camp activities. Let's Get Messy!
Our Move & Music camp will have campers exploring their musical and dance ability, developing their rhythm, balance, coordination, listening and artistic skills. In the care of nurturing staff, throughout the week our Move & Music campers will be introduced to different dance skills and moves, singing, playing with “instruments” and creating music. They will also enjoy many other camp activities including swimming, games, special events and more!
Pioneers and Pirates camp is for active kids who like challenge & excitement. The camp will include pirate games, boat building contest, obstacle course, treasure hunt, fun swims & water activities. This camp gives our little campers the chance to build their imagination and enjoy a vigorous and fun adventure.
Our drama camp will focus on individual performance, teaching basic acting and stage skills through role play, improv, and other exercises, giving young budding actors an opportunity to create their own unique stage presence, while also building their self-confidence and nerve to perform. Throughout the week, campers will also enjoy other fun activities such as swimming, games and crafts.
Leadership Zone is a camp that gives youth an excellent opportunity to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem and learn skills they can apply in school, at home, and with peers. Through a variety of interactive activities, specialized games, and challenges, campers will learn effective team building skills, communication skills, organizational skills and problem solving skills. Campers will examine various key social issues and assess their own level of leadership through personal reflection and discussion.
Let’s get back to the basics! Learn about the world that surrounds us through actively participating in exploration instead of watching it on TV, computer, or cell phone. Back to Basics camp allows for your child the chance to appreciate the beautiful natural setting they call home. This camp will introduce topics surrounding wildlife ecology through hands on games and activities students will learn of population, predator-prey, adaptations, camouflage, niche, human impact, and explore the forest. Campers will learn about photosynthesis, tree identification, and the importance of trees. These fundamental topics will then be further explored through traditional practices and activities which helped our aboriginal ancestors the ability to survive here in Canada.
This 'delicious' program will introduce outdoor cooking and baking skills to campers as they prepare and sample fun and easy-to-follow breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and beverage recipes. Each day there will be something new and tasty to cook up over while enjoying the outdoors and possibly some leftovers for home too! Different outdoor cooking techniques such as open fire, Dutch ovens, and more which will keep campers interested and learning. Campers will also enjoy other activities throughout the week, including swimming, active games, arts & crafts, special events and more. Campers should still bring a lunch, snack and water to this camp since it is hard to predict the turnout of all outdoor cooking.
The Arts Camp is a creative, hands-on program that will give your young artist the opportunity of applying various art mediums & concepts to create their own one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Campers will be divided into groups, each enjoying a variety of different “arts” activities such as typical crafts, painting, drama, music, dance and more. Throughout the week, each group will also enjoy fun indoor and outdoor activities including swimming, active & quiet games, recreational sports & events.
Adventure camps offer kids an opportunity to challenge themselves both physically and mentally. This camp can teach young people to push a little harder, reach a little higher and dig a little deeper to master a particular task and learn about teamwork and contribution. “Child” vs Wild camp will offer kids a few thrills and a whole lot of fun. This program will provide campers orienteering, hiking, team building and environmental experiences sure to be a fun, exciting and challenging learning experience for them! Campers will enjoy their days at Chippewa Park, getting to know their peers and counselors better and learning how to survive in Northern Ontario. Campers will utilize their skills on Thursday night by building a campsite for an overnight adventure at Chippewa Park. Pick up is on Friday at 12:noon at the pools. This camp, which is modeled after the hit TV series (“Man vs Wild”), includes wilderness survival tasks which will develop over the week concluding with a sleep-out so that campers can test their skills that they have learnt throughout the week. Important: Due to the nature of this program, campers should be in fair physical condition and prepared to hike and be very active as well as be willing to help set up/ take down tents, prepare meals, carry their own backpacks and supplies, and keep up with the pace of the group. Traditional Camp provides an excellent, well-rounded camp adventure filled with a variety of fun and exciting activities, enjoyed both in our indoor facilities as well as outdoors.
In this water focused camp, campers have the opportunity to paddle around and enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Superior. During morning instruction, kayakers and canoers learn the art of paddling and difficult maneuvers 45 degree docking. Obstacle courses or water games are also part of the morning routine. Campers will learn everything from flat water paddling to canoe rescue (weather/temperature dependent). Campers also learn the parts of their watercraft and the paddle. In the afternoons, campers get the opportunity to paddle around as a group exploring the area by boat.
The Ultimate Outdoor Chef camp will introduce outdoor cooking and baking skills to campers as they prepare and sample fun and easy-to-follow breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and beverage recipes. Each day there will be something new and tasty to cook up over while enjoying the outdoors. Different outdoor cooking techniques such as open fire, Dutch ovens, and more which will keep campers interested and learning. The twist with this camp over the other cooking camps is that groups will be a part of fun cooking competitions between each other and other groups. This will allow campers to test their own outdoor cooking skills and teamwork.
Campers will also enjoy other activities throughout the week, including swimming, active games, arts & crafts, special events and more. Campers should still bring a lunch, snack and water to this camp since it is hard to predict the turnout of all outdoor cooking.
This dynamic course empowers youth volunteers through training, education and leadership development, all with an emphasis on FUN! Develop your confidence and abilities at Chippewa Summer Camps. In addition to the training days, you will be required to volunteer for a minimum of 1 week with Summer Camps.
Note: to be eligible for this course you must register and complete a Volunteer Application package.
For further information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 625-3169.
You can register now by calling 625-8463.
For questions call 623-0233 May, June, July & August; or 625-2418 (September to April).