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2021 Summer Camp Rates & Dates

Can-Aqua offers 1,2 and 4 week sessions.  
When using on line registration, our system functions in real time, meaning all spaces shown when registering are available. Fees are subject to change based on 
availability. The fee posted on line is the current early bird registration rate.
*New this year! All rates posted are inclusive of a $200 membership into the Can-Aqua Community. This non-refundable annual membership gives campers access to all virtual events, reunions, on site drop in’s
and camp antics from January through October, 2021.

Traditional Overnight Camps

Traditional 2 Week Camps

FOR KIDS 6-15 YEARS OF AGE
+Program Description
Divided into cabins by age and gender, our traditional camp programs (either 2, 3 or 4-weeks) offer the best is summer camp experiences. Each night, campers visit our famous program board to select their programs for the following day. At Can-Aqua we place special emphasis on individualized teaching, which allows each camper to move through programs at their own pace. Our awards system is intricate and ensures that growth and development is recognized and interlaced between simple fun. In addition to activity selections, campers take part in a mix of programs divided by cabin, section, team, gender and full camp each day. As the session progresses, campers will have the opportunity to take part in an overnight camping trip with their cabin mates. Towards the end of each session, our Can-Aqua Games are a highlight to the experience. The mini games take place halfway through each month, followed by a larger games program at the end of each month.
Session 1:
Sun July 4 – Fri July 16
Session 2:
Sun July 18 – Fri July 30
Session 3:
Sun August 1 – Fri Aug 13
Session 4:
Sun Aug 15 – Fri Aug 27
$2350
+ tax
REGISTER

Traditional 4 Week Camps

FOR KIDS 9-15 YEARS OF AGE
+Program Description

Divided into cabins by age and gender, our traditional camp program (either 2, 3 or 4-weeks) are the signature programs here at Can-Aqua. Each night, campers visit our famous program board to select their programs for the following day. At Can-Aqua we place special emphasis on individualized teaching, which allows each camper to move through programs at their own pace. Our awards system is intricate and ensures that growth and development is recognized and interlaced between simple fun.

In addition to activity selections, campers take part in a mix of programs divided by cabin, section, team, gender and full camp each day. As the session progresses, campers will have the opportunity to take part in an overnight camping trip with their cabin mates. Towards the end of each session, our Can-Aqua Games are a highlight to the experience. Our mini games take place halfway through each month, followed by a larger games program at the end of each month.

Campers who stay for 4-weeks not only benefit from additional instruction and program time but also have the opportunity to take part in an advanced Algonquin Outtrip, are eligible for advanced swim instruction (Bronze Med & Cross) and enjoy being part of the popular mid month “changeover program”.

July Camp:
Sun July 4 – Fri July 30
August Camp:
Sun August 1 – Fri August 27
$4285
+ tax
REGISTER

Traditional 1 Week Camps

I. Single Week Half Sessions

FOR KIDS 5-13 YEARS OF AGE
These sessions run concurrently with “Traditional 2 Week Camp” (below) to allow our youngest campers the opportunity for a shortened stay during the most popular sessions.
+Program Description
Single week camp programs are designed to welcome younger campers into the Can-Aqua community to sample the wonder of life at sleepover camp. Kids are placed into cabins with other single week campers and within two years of age. Kids attending will have the opportunity to explore all Can-Aqua has to offer in a more controlled manner. Campers will spend part of their day in electives, where they choose their own adventure, and part of their day in group rotations, where they will travel with their cabin to experience a wide range of or programs available. Campers in this program will have opportunities throughout the week to integrate into the full camp programs, while also enjoying smaller group size programs with other one week campers. *Note: Bus travel is TBD
Session 1A:
Sunday July 4 – Saturday July 10
Session 3A
Sunday August 1 – Saturday August 7
Session 4A:
Sunday August 15 – Saturday August 21
Session 5:
Sunday August 29 – Friday September 3
 

Due to concerns related to Covid 19, single week session departure will take place at our gate as there will be restricted in and out procedures. To ensure our site remains isolated, no outside visitors or family members will be allowed onto the site for any reason. 

$1295
+ tax
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Rugged Adventures in the Wild (RAW)

Single Week Sessions of Camp Programming Within a Tripping Lifestyle

FOR KIDS 8-14 YEARS OF AGE
Rugged Adventures in the Wild are short stay programs, which take place throughout Highlands East and combine back country camping with core programs available on site at Can-Aqua. RAW programs are facilitated by senior staff members and welcome up to 18 kids of the same age to micro sites that offer four daily program rotations.
+Program Description
Our RAW program offers the social dynamics and outdoor exploration of traditional camp programs, within a small trip based camp community. Each week program focusses on a specific age range welcoming 18 campers for a week of exploration, discovery and skill development within the lakes of Highlands East.  Each day offers a unique experience and throughout their week, campers will have the opportunity to take part in Archery, Canoe, Kayaking, Campcraft, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Arts & Crafts, Snorkle and Nature.  Divided into tent groups of 6, this weeklong program offers opportunities for kids to experience and explore the Can-Aqua culture in smaller, isolated group sizes. 
 
Rugged Boys (11-12):
Sat July 3 – Friday July 9
Rugged Boys (8-10):
Sat July 10 – Friday July 16
Rugged Girls (9-12):
Sat July 17 – Friday July 23
Rugged Cood (12-14):
Sat July 24 – Friday July 30 
$995
+ tax
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Leadership & Speciality Overnight Camps

Leadership Development Camps

FOR KIDS 14-17 YEARS OF AGE
Choose from the 3 Programs below
+Leadership Programs Overview

Our Leadership programs pair the development of key social and cooperative skills, with structured activity instruction to ensure candidates are provided with a balance of hard skills, social skills and life skills. Beginning at fourteen years of age, these programs encourage candidates to take on responsibilities for role modelling as they are challenged to work to achieve program awards and improve upon personal fitness, all while supporting the younger campers in our community.

Leaders in our community, candidates will work towards achieving certified levels in First Aid, CPR and NLS. All leadership programs involve an out-trip opportunities as well and provide your young leaders with ample opportunities to continue to learn and grow, while taking on more responsibilities to ensure our camp community remains exceptional.

Forerunners (4Run)

FOR KIDS 14-15 YEARS OLD – 4 WEEKS
+Program Description

The Forerunner program is designed for candidates who are 14 years of age by the upcoming camping season (priority given to those born before Jan) During their month at camp, Forerunners will take part in daily leadership challenges as they are guided through the selection of skill based programs while they work towards their Merit award (when a camper achieves the highest awards in four different disciplines at camp) as well as their Bronze Medallion swimming level. In addition, their group they will plan and implement a 5-day overnight in Algonquin Park. Leading up to this push trip, candidates will be busy as they craft their own paddle in the wood working studio. A 2-week program option is also available, where campers will be challenged in all aspects of the program, however will have fewer instruction days and will not take part in the 5 day canoe trip.

The program is an option for kids who are 14 and looking for a new challenge at camp. While it is great preparation for the LIT program, it is not required in order to take part in LIT at 15.

July Session
Sun July 4 – Fri July 30

August Session
Sun August 1 – Fri August 27

$4285
+ tax
Families with more then 1 camper (siblings with the same parents & residence) benefit from a discount of $50 per week.

Leaders in Training (LIT)

FOR KIDS 15-16 YEARS OLD – 4 WEEKS
+Program Description

The LIT is a one-month program for candidates who are 15 years of age by the upcoming camping season (priority given to those born before Jan 1). Throughout the month, participants will be encouraged to begin thinking as a leader, while still enjoying the freedom of program selection each day. Participants work towards earning their Bronze Cross during the program.

The dedicated LIT staff team will guide these candidates throughout their month experience as they learn and grow, while still engaging in personal recreational pursuits. The Can-Aqua LIT program has two distinct program focuses:

Canoe Trip – An 8 day trip gives participants the opportunity to learn even more about the preparation, organization and leadership of a canoe trip. The canoe trip takes place nearby in Northern Algonquin Park. An LIT Director supervises each trip group with the support our tripping staff.

Leadership Skill Development- The Can-Aqua LIT program offers a unique approach to skill development. Half of each day is devoted to program requirements, which involve swimming, leadership and trip skills preparation. From there, LIT’s take to the Can-Aqua Programming Board each day to select the other programs which they wish to participate in. Not only do LIT’s have full access to all elective program choices but they will also benefit from specialized group programs throughout the month.

July Session
Sun July 4 – Friday July 30

August Session
Sun August 1 – Friday August 27

$4285
+ tax
Families with more then 1 camper (siblings with the same parents & residence) benefit from a discount of $50 per week.

Junior Counsellors (JRC)

FOR KIDS 16-17 YEARS OLD – 4 WEEKS
+Program Description

The Can-Aqua JRC represents a big step in a transition from a camper to a counsellor. This program is one month in duration and is available during July or August Camp each year. JRC’s reside in their own cabins for two weeks, then get assigned to specific camper cabins based on age preferences and availability for the remainder of their month. Candidates will divide their day between personal development and as a support to their assigned cabin where they will eat meals, socialize at rest hour and support during unstructured times at camp.

The focus of the JRC program is to develop and enhance the soft skills of exceptional leadership. In addition, candidates will train to complete their Standard First Aid, Level “C” CPR and their National Lifeguarding Level (NLS).

Throughout their month at camp, JRC’s must balance skill development, with program implementation, advanced trip skills and cabin based leadership. In addition to their own skill development, they will also represent Can-Aqua as Leadership Ambassadors, as they tour partner Ontario Summer Camps and take part is a very special white water rafting trip.

Throughout the month, the JRC group will participate in Kindred Sessions on the following:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Working within a team
  • Ages and Stages
  • Role Modelling
  • Risk Management
  • Developing a community with campers
  • Sensitive Issues o Leadership Style/Sigma Leadership
  • Health and Safety When Leading a Team
  • Active Listening & Communication Skills
  • Acceptability and Integration

A highlight of the program is the opportunity to plan and implement full camp programs from section based to camp wide games.

July Session
Sun July 4 – Friday July 30

August Session
Sun August 1 – Friday Aug 27

$4285
+ tax
Families with more then 1 camper (siblings with the same parents & residence) benefit from a discount of $50 per week.
 

Pioneer Tripping Programs

A 10 Day Algonquin Canoe Trip within a Two Week Program 

FOR KIDS 13-16 YEARS OF AGE
This tripping focussed program has been built off the success of our programs in 2020. The 10 day leadership trip gives participants the opportunity to get out into the park in small groups of 9 to explore and experience the beauty of Algonquin. A derivative of our leadership programs, candidates will develop their organizational skills as they work to lead each other across lakes and portages that are both challenging and rewarding.
+Program Description
The 10 day leadership trip gives participants the opportunity to get out into the park in small groups of 9 to explore and experience the beauty of Algonquin. A derivative of our leadership programs, candidates will develop their organizational skills as they work to lead each other across lakes and portages that are both challenging and rewarding. 
 
July Pioneer:
Sat July 3 – Friday July 17
Mid Summer Pioneer:
Sat July 24 – Friday August 7
August Pioneer
Sat August 7 – Friday August 21
$2295
+ tax
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Specialty Camps

FOR KIDS 9-15 YEARS OF AGE
Choose from the 3 Programs below
+Speciality Programs Overview

Specialty Camps at Can-Aqua have been designed to offer kids who have specific passions, a specialized focus while still submerged in summer camp life.

These programs are ideal for kids who want to take part in summer camp but have a passion for waterski and/or wake boarding and Film Production. Campers in specialized programs lose 1-3 electives each day in place of their special focus, but they still remain very connected to the camp community. This structure ensures all campers enrolled in specialty programs are still actively engaged in the day to day camp life.

For more information:
Contact the Camp at 613 339-2969

Wake/Waterski Camps

Session WWA
Sunday July 4 – Saturday July 10

Session WWB
Sunday August 15 – Saturday August 21

Session WWC
Sunday August 29 – Friday September 3

$1385
+ tax
Families with more then 1 camper (siblings with the same parents & residence) benefit from a discount of $50 per week.

NOFA Film Camps

Two Week Session
Sun Aug 1 – Sat Aug 13

$2350
+ tax
Families with more then 1 camper (siblings with the same parents & residence) benefit from a discount of $50 per week.
 

Day & Weekend Camps

 

Day Camp

 
FOR KIDS 5-11 YEARS OF AGE
+Program Description
Devoted to providing campers with a taste of the world on Beaver Lake, each day we begin at 9am and run until 4pm. The program offers kids the opportunity to take part in a wide range of program options, and will be facilitated through group rotations. These groups (cohorts) will remain consistent throughout their session. Our program has been modified to support government regulations due to Covid 19. As a result, not all programs normally available at camp will be offered.
Session Week 1:
TBD
9am – 4pm
Session 2:
TBD
9am – 4pm
Session 3:
TBD
9am – 4pm
$400
 
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Family Weekend Camp

FOR ALL AGES
+Program Description

Family Camp is a terrific opportunity for parents and kids to experience our summer programs as a family. Ideal for kids and adults of all ages, Camp Can-Aqua’s family camp weekends provide you with an opportunity to play as a family, or divide into the age specific programming options that offered throughout the day.

Our divided programming focus offers programming for toddlers, kids, teens and yes… adults!!! Throughout the weekend, our staff will provide creative and engaging program opportunities that are age appropriate, safe and fun. For parents wanting to spend some quality family time, we have a handful of drop in and sign out activity options, which allow you choose between structured programming or doing your own thing.

This is a not to miss opportunity that takes place three times each year and is a terrific chance to introduce your little campers to Can-Aqua. The fee is based on a family of 4. Additional members can be added for $85.00

3 Weekends to Choose From:

Fri May 21 – Mon May 24
Thurs June 24 – Sunday June 27 
Fri Sept 3 – Monday Sept 6
 
$985
+ tax
For a family of four. Additional members, $150 each +tax
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1 on 1 Weekends at Can-Aqua

FOR KIDS 5-15 YEARS OF AGE & Adults of all ages!
+Program Description

Through the use of our Summit Leadership Section at Camp, these one on one weekends provide opportunities for parents, grandparents or any responsible guardian to bring their camper to Can-Aqua for a weekend this spring. Each pair will be assigned their own private accommodation in our 5 Star Rustic Summit Section (which is off grid) for sleeping. From there, you will have the run of the site all weekend as the camp will open program areas on a drop in basis. All meals, accommodation and programming are included in this low key and slow pace weekend where in pairs,  you can explore and experience as you wish. Drop in programs include: Archery, Canoe, Kayak, Sewing, Woodworking, CampCraft, Sports and Arts & Crafts. 

With the drop in nature of programming, there is no fixed schedule and pairs can move around as they wish, taking part in programs or doing their own thing. Be sure to pack warm clothes and swimwear!

Dates:

May 14-16
May 28-30

June 4-6
June 11-13

 
$450
+ tax
REGISTER

Payment Options, Deposits and Refunds

Payment Options

By Cheque
Please make cheques payable to Camp Can-Aqua and mail to:

Camp Can-Aqua,
P.O. Box 70,
Cardiff, Ontario
K0L 1M0

By Email Transfer
For families wishing to send email transfers, please send transfers to info@canaqua.ca. Can-Aqua is set up as an automatic payment.

By Credit Card
Camp Can-Aqua is pleased to accept all major credit cards for deposit payments only. A 2% processing fee applies to all credit card charges.

By International Payments and Bank Transfers
If you wish to pay camp fees using this method, please contact our administrator at accounts@canaqua.ca for account transfer data.

Payments & Deposits

All fees posted are inclusive of a $200 camper membership fee.
This fee is non refundable and must be paid in order to complete any camper program application. The Can-Aqua Community Membership program provides engagement throughout the year via meet ups, reunions, and online activities, which offer our campers with the opportunity to remain connected with Can-Aqua all year round.

The following applies to all camps except Day and Family Camps

  • Applications for summer camp are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Spaces are held only after deposit has been processed with a completed application. An email confirmation will be sent out from the camp after enrolment is complete.
  • Our detailed Spring Information Package will be sent out to families in May.
  • In the event that Can-Aqua is required to reduce our community size due to concerns related to Covid 19, we will cancel session booking based on the date of registration, beginning at most recent.

Deposits are as follows:

  • $400 per child for those registering for 1 week of camp.
  • $600 per child for those registering for 2 weeks of camp.
  • $800 per child for those registering for 4 weeks of camp.

The remainder of the camp fee, including applicable taxes and optional bus/airport transportation fees, are due May 1st.

Refunds & Cancellations

The following applies to all camps except Day and Family Camps

A cancellation fee will apply for any cancellations made any time after registration. Cancellations will be charged according to the date they are received, so if you cancel:

  • any time before March 1st, you’ll be refunded your deposit and fees paid, less $95.00 per child.
  • between March 1st and March 31, you’ll be refunded your deposit and fees paid, less $150.00 per child.
  • between April 1st and April 30, you’ll be refunded your deposit and fees paid, less $200.00 per child
  • between May 1st and May 30th, you’ll be refunded all registration fees (due May 1st), less $300.00 per child.

Any cancellations made on or after June 1st are non refundable. The Camper Community Membership is non-refundable.

There is no reduction in fees for campers arriving late or leaving early. All refunds are typically processed at the end of our summer camping season each year.

Come join us and EXPERIENCE CAN-AQUA!