We have two ten day sessions each summer specifically designed to provide children with a safe, fun and nurturing environment. At Scugog, we understand the important role that the natural environment plays in children’s development. We believe that children deserve to play uninhibited, should be free to be themselves, and have the chance to discover and grow, which is why we have tailored our children’s programming around the specific needs of children aged 7 to 12. We strive to provide an inclusive environment where campers are able to simply ‘be kids’.
Each summer kicks off with a ten day session specifically designed for teens, aged 12 to 16. Our program is committed to building friendships and a community that fosters self esteem and self worth. We aim to create positive attitudes and relationships that move youth forward into the future. The Camp Scugog staff are aware of their important role as friend, mentor and role model ensuring that campers maximize both their fun and growth throughout the session. Our goal is to give teens an incredible week where they learn future skills, attitudes and understandings that will be of help to them in their homes and communities.
Mothers & Children’s Camp
One of the longstanding traditions at Camp Scugog is our program for mothers and children. These sessions provide opportunities for mothers and their children to spend time together in a creative and supportive outdoor environment. During the day, separate programming is offered to mothers and children so our mothers are able to enjoy the company of other adults, while their children gain independence in our protected and safe community. New skills and strong communities are fostered at camp to help our mothers and children throughout the winter months. Each mother is accommodated with her children in a cabin shared with another family.
This two year program for teens aged 15-17 focuses on developing skills at different levels each summer. Through physical fitness, goal setting and community living, our youth will complete the program with the tools necessary to be positive, and caring community members. One especially exciting part of this program is a weeklong trip into the interior of Algonquin park, alternating between canoeing and hiking each year.
The program extends during the offseason. In fact, our Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) and Junior Counsellors (J.C.) meet monthly to learn new skills and to reflect on and continue the personal growth from the summer. This year long program plays a critical role in enabling our teens to become successful staff members.