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2020 Summer Camp Rates & Dates

When using on line registration, our system works in real time. When options are not available, it means that selection is full. If selectable, there is space in the program for your child.

Traditional Overnight Camps

Traditional 1 Week Camps

I. Single Week Half Sessions

FOR KIDS 5-10 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 only available one way.
Session 1A:
Sun June 28 – Sat July 4
or
Session 1B
Sat July 4 – Fri July 10
Session 3A:
Sun July 26 – Sat Aug 1
or
Session 3B
Sat Aug 1 – Fri Aug 7
Session 4A:
Sun Aug 9 – Fri Aug 15
or
Session 4B:
Sun Aug 15 – Fri Aug 21
$1265
+ tax
Families with more then 1 camper (siblings with the same parents & residence) benefit from a discount of $50 per week.
REGISTER

II. End Of Summer Single Week Sessions

FOR KIDS 5-15 YEARS OF AGE
Unlike Single Half Sessions, Single Full Week Sessions are dedicated one week sessions that don’t necessarily run at the same time as other camp sessions.
+Program Description
Taking place in August, these sessions are run as one week camps. Divided into cabins by age, our single week sessions offer a shortened opportunity for kids to experience and explore Can-Aqua. Through the use of our program board, much of their week will be taken up with the selection of elective program activities, paired with some of our most popular evening programs. Towards the end of the week, a shortened Can-Aqua Games will take place with is a real highlight.

During single week sessions, instruction is more experientially based, with less focus on award achievement.

Session 5:
Sun Aug 23 – Fri Aug 29
Session 6:
Sun Aug 29 – Fri Sept 4
$1150
+ tax
Families with more then 1 camper (siblings with the same parents & residence) benefit from a discount of $50 per week.
REGISTER

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 June 28 – Fri July 10
Session 2:
Sun July 12 – Fri July 24
Session 3:
Sun July 26 – Fri Aug 7
Session 4:
Sun Aug 9 – Fri Aug 21
$2275
+ tax
Families with more then 1 camper (siblings with the same parents & residence) benefit from a discount of $50 per week.
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 June 28 – Fri July 24
August Camp:
Sun July 26 – Fri Aug 21
$4085
+ tax
Families with more then 1 camper (siblings with the same parents & residence) benefit from a discount of $50 per week.
REGISTER

Leadership & Speciality Overnight Camps

Leadership Training 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 modeling 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.

Sun June 28 – Fri July 24
or
Sun July 26 – Fri Aug 21
$4085
+ 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 June 28 – Fri July 24

August Session
Sun July 26 – Fri Aug 21

$4085
+ 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 Modeling
  • 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 June 28 – Fri July 24

August Session
Sun July 26 – Fri Aug 21

$4085
+ tax
Families with more then 1 camper (siblings with the same parents & residence) benefit from a discount of $50 per week.

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
Sun Aug 9 – Sat Aug 15

Session WWB
Sat Aug 15 – Sat Aug 21

Session WWC
Mon Aug 23 – Sun Aug 29

$1350
+ 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 9 – Sat Aug 21

$2295
+ tax
Families with more then 1 camper (siblings with the same parents & residence) benefit from a discount of $50 per week.

NOFA Film Camps

One Week Session
Sun July 26 – Fri Aug 7

$1350
+ 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
Designed as our early introduction to the overnight camp experience, the Can-Aqua Day Camp program focusses on providing campers with a taste of the world on Beaver Lake. Beginning at 9:45 each day until 4:30pm, the program offers kids the opportunity to take part in two day camper rotations each day as well as two electives. This structure allows the kids to create unity with each other, while also providing some exposure to the residential campers on site as well.
Session Week 1:
Mon Aug 10 – Fri Aug 14
9:45 am – 4pm
Session 2:
Mon Aug 17 – Fri Aug 21
9:45 am – 4pm
Session 3:
Mon Aug 24 – Fri Aug 28
9:45 am – 4pm
$300
+ tax
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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 June 5 – Sun June 7
Fri Sept 4 – Sun Sept 7
Fri Oct 9 – Sun Oct 12
$675
+ tax
For a family of four. Additonal members, $85 each +tax
REGISTER

Fall Weekend Camp

FOR KIDS 6-16 YEARS OF AGE
+Program Description
The date is TBD, but we are excited to welcome our summer campers back to camp for a weekend of Fall Fun!!! Taking place over a fall weekend, this short adventure is a great opportunity to have kids reconnect to Can-Aqua before the end of the season. Campers will enjoy a fall flavour to the weekend as they carve pumpkins, jump in the leaves and enjoy one of the most impressive seasons up north.

While water programming will be limited, the boats will be in and adventures will be had both on land and in the lake. Be sure to pack warm clothes and swimwear!

Bussing from Oakville, Toronto & Ottawa is included in the fee.

Dates To Be Decided

Bussing from Oakville, Toronto & Ottawa is included in the fee.
$275
+ 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 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 made on any other fees.

By Email Transfer
For families wishing to send email transfers, please send transfers to info@canaqua.ca. For security question please use your campers last name.

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.

Deposits

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.

Deposits are as follows:

  • $350 per child for those registering for 1 week of camp.
  • $500 per child for those registering for 2 weeks of camp.
  • $800 per child for those registering for 3-4 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 $150.00 per child.
  • between March 1st and March 31, you’ll be refunded your deposit and fees paid, less $250.00 per child.
  • between April 1st and April 30, you’ll be refunded your deposit and fees paid, less $300.00 per child
  • between May 1st and May 30th, you’ll be refunded all registration fees (due May 1st), less $400.00 per child.

Cancellations made on or after June 1st are non refundable

There is no reduction in fees for campers arriving late or leaving early.

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