Summer vacation is just around the corner and many parents are looking for meaningful activities to enroll their kids in. It’s not too late to late to register for summer camp. From traversing obstacle courses, to camping out under the stars, to developing wilderness survival skills, Scouts Canada’s summer camp programs gives thousands of youth a wealth of first-time adventures and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Running throughout July and August, Scouts Canada offers 125 different co-ed day and overnight summer camp programs across Canada for youth ages five and older, many of which are open to non-Scouts. Varying from camp-to-camp, the programs provide a broad range of activities such as rappelling, spelunking, boating (including sailing, canoeing, paddle boarding), and arts and crafts. The camps also emphasize leadership, teamwork and self-development. For more information or to register, visit scouts.ca/camps.
Highlights include:The 5th St. Albert Venturer Company on a trip to Banff National Park.
Fraser Valley Summer Camp (Langley, BC) – Fraser Valley Summer Camp is a weeklong overnight camp located in the heart of the beautiful Campbell Valley River basin at Camp McLean, Scouts Canada’s 50 acre campground. Campers ages nine to 14 will experience the great outdoors, create lasting memories, and participate in adventurous activities like zip lining, hiking, archery, canoeing and swimming. Campers will also enjoy a wilderness outback experience, where youth sleep outdoors; learn survival skills including shelter building, campfire building, using a compass and preparing dinner; and also play fun games. Fraser Valley Summer Camp runs from July 10 – August 13, 2016. For more information and to register, visit fvcsummercamps.ca.
Camp Wolf Howl (Roberts Creek, BC) – Camp Wolf Howl is a weeklong overnight camp located on theSunshine Coast in a 210 acre forested campground with 1.2 km of beach along the Georgia Straight. Campers ages eight to 12 learn wilderness survival skills, spend a night sleeping under the stars and enjoy a wealth of exciting activities including zip lining, archery competitions, obstacle and ropes challenge courses, orienteering, GPS navigation, pioneering, hiking, canoeing, scavenger hunts, astronomy courses, beach combing and more. Camp Wolf Howl runs from July 17 – 30, 2016. For more information and to register, visit https://sites.google.com/site/campwolfhowl/about-us.
Scouts Canada also offers leadership and counsellor training programs which include certification in a variety of courses including Bronze Medallion and Cross, standard first aid, search and rescue, and belay. The programs also help build professional skill-sets focusing on resume development, interview preparation, team building, conflict resolution and leadership. For more information visit scouts.ca/camps.
About Scouts Canada
Kids in Scouts have fun adventures, discovering new things and experiences they wouldn’t discover elsewhere. Along the way, they develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world. For tens of thousands of children and youth across Canada, Scouts is the start of something great. Scouts Canada is the country’s leading co-ed youth organization, offering programming for children and youth aged five-26 in multiple languages, reflecting Canada’s multicultural landscape and communities. For more information, visit Scouts.ca.
Scouts Canada is a not-for-profit organization (Charitable Registration No. 10776 1694 RR0028) and a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. – CNW