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Traditional, Leadership and Speciality Camps in 2016

Traditional 2 Week Camp

for kids 6-16 years of age

Program Description

Divided into cabins by age and gender, our traditional camp program (either 2-weeks 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”.

Session 1 (Limited):
Sunday July 3 – Friday July 15

Session 2 (FULL): 
Sunday July 17 – Friday July 29

Session 3:
Sunday, July 31 – Friday, August 12

Session 4:
Sunday, August 14 – Friday, August 26

Rates go up December 1st.

Registering more than 1 child? Check out these deals:

Families with more then 1 camper (siblings with the same parents & residence) benefit from the following discounts:

  • 2nd child, $40 per week less than the current rate.
  • 3rd child, $60 per week less than the current rate.
  • 4th child, $100 per week less than the current rate.

$1895
+tax


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Traditional 4-Week Camp

for kids 9-15 years of age

Program Description

Divided into cabins by age and gender, our traditional camp program (either 2-weeks 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 (Full):
Sunday July 3 – Friday July 29

August Camp
Sunday July 31 – Friday August 26


*Campers who attend for 4-weeks remain at camp for “Changeover”. During this weekend, campers enjoy the run of camp through electives and outings in and around the community.
Rates go up December 1st.

Registering more than 1 child? Check out these deals:

Families with more then 1 camper (siblings with the same parents & residence) benefit from the following discounts:

  • 2nd child, $40 per week less than the current rate.
  • 3rd child, $60 per week less than the current rate.
  • 4th child, $100 per week less than the current rate.

$3450
+tax


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Traditional 1 Week Camps

for kids 6-14 years of age

Program Description

A great introduction to the amazing experiences found at overnight summer camp, our Intro to Camp program places a special emphasis on the exploration of all programs and traditions for on the shores of Beaver Lake. During this week long adventure, our staff team will introduce campers to activities on water and land through scheduled rotations each morning. In the afternoons, campers will have the opportunity to “choose their own adventures” as the go to the program board and select from dozens of options available.

Because more campers who attend this week are first timers, our camp staff spend extra time and care in teaching songs and skits, reviewing camp quirks and making sure that by the end of their stay, our Intro Campers know exactly what Can-Aqua is all about.

For younger campers and parents, still a bit nervous to send their kids away, this one week opportunity is an excellent way to wade into the adventure.

Session 1A/1B:
Sunday July 3 – Saturday July 9
Saturday July 9 – Friday July 15

Session 4A/4B:

Sunday Aug 14 – Saturday Aug 20 &
Saturday Aug 20 – Friday Aug 26

Intro to Camp:
Sunday, Aug 28 – Friday, Sept 2
for kids 6-12 years of age

Rates go up December 1st.

Registering more than 1 child? Check out these deals:

Families with more then 1 camper (siblings with the same parents & residence) benefit from the following discounts:

  • 2nd child, $40 per week less than the current rate.
  • 3rd child, $60 per week less than the current rate.
  • 4th child, $100 per week less than the current rate.

$995
+tax (Intro to Camp – $835)


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Leadership Training

LIT for kids 15 – 16 years old
JRC for kids 16 – 17 years old

Program Description

Our Leadership programs focus on the development of key social and cooperative skills in young people. Beginning at fifteen years of age, the 4 week programs encourage candidates to take on responsibilities or role modeling as they are challenged to support the campers that look up to them.

Leaders in our community, candidates will work towards achieving certified levels in First Air, CPR and NLS. Both leadership programs involve an extended outtrip 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.

Check out the Leader In Training (LIT) Program

The LIT is a one-month program for candidates who are 15 years of age by December 31st of the upcoming camping season. 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 Medallion or 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 A 5 day trip gives participants the opportunity to learn more about the preparation, organization and leadership of a canoe trip. The canoe trip takes place nearby in the AnneStuther Tripping Loop. An LIT Director supervises each trip group with the support of an alumni support 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 team programs throughout the month.

Check out the Counselor in Training (JRC) Program

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 and are assigned to specific camper cabins based on age preferences and availability. 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.

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

Can-Aqua JRC Trip

This six day trip challenges each participant providing them with an opportunity to organize and implement one day of their journey. The JRC outtrip location changes each year. A JRC Director supervises each trip group with the support of an alumni staff member.

A highlight of the program is the opportunity to plan and implement full camp programs from section based to camp wide games, including the renowned “Can-Aqua Games” at the end of the month.

July Session:
July 3 – July 29

August Session:
July 31 – August 26

*JRC’s are invited to return to camp to take a more active role during the Intro to Camp session. Candidates selected to return are able to collect additional volunteer hours for this program.


$3500
+tax


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Wake/Waterski
Speciality Camp

Program Description

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 single week programs are ideal for kids who want to take part in summer camp but have a passion for waterskiing and/or wake boarding. A typical day in the specialty camp involves a half-day devoted to being on the water, partnered with a half day of camper selected programs from our programming board. This structure makes sure that all campers enrolled in specialty programs are still actively engaged in the day to day camp programs available.

For more information:
Wakeboard & Waterski at Camp Can-Aqua

Juniors (ages 9-13)

Session A:
July 3 – July 9
Session B:
August 20 – August 26

Seniors (ages 12-15)

Session A:
July 9 – July 15
Session B:
August 14 – August 20

Registering more than 1 child? Check out these deals:

Families with more then 1 camper (siblings with the same parents & residence) benefit from the following discounts:

  • 2nd child, $40 per week less than the current rate.
  • 3rd child, $60 per week less than the current rate.
  • 4th child, $100 per week less than the current rate.

+$1150
 +tax


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Speciality Camp
Photo / Comic

for ages 11-15

Program Description

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 single week programs ensure a focus on individual activities that campers are keen to take part in. A typical day in any of our specialty camps involved a half-day devoted to the specific program, partnered with a half day of camper selected programs from our programming board. This structure makes sure that all campers enrolled in specialty programs are still actively engaged in the day to day camp programs available.

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Photography at Camp Can-Aqua

Comic Craze at Camp Can-Aqua

Comice Craze:
August 14-20 & Aug 20-26

Photography Specialty:
August 28 – September 2
*The Photography Program will examine both 35 mm and digital technology. 

Registering more than 1 child? Check out these deals:

Families with more then 1 camper (siblings with the same parents & residence) benefit from the following discounts:

  • 2nd child, $40 per week less than the current rate.
  • 3rd child, $60 per week less than the current rate.
  • 4th child, $100 per week less than the current rate.

+$975
+tax


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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:

  • $300 per child for those registering for 1 week of camp.
  • $500 per child for those registering for 2 weeks of camp.
  • $600 per child for those registering for 4 weeks of camp or longer.

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 any balance of registration fees (if paid), less $150.00 per child.
  • between March 1st and March 31, you’ll be refunded your deposit and any balance of registration fees (if paid), less $250.00 per child.
  • between April 1st and April 30, you’ll be refunded your deposit and any balance of registration fees (if 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.

Family and Day Camps

Family 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.

June 10 – 12
June 23 – 26*
September 2 – 5*
September 23 – 25

Share a cabin with another family and each family receives 20% off of their fees.


$420
+tax
(For up to 4 people. $80.00 per additional family member. Long weekends add $75 for the additional day.


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Day Camp

for ages 5-11

Program Description

Are you looking for a summer experience that will provide excitement, stimulation and FUN for your child? Look no further, as Can-Aqua Day Camp brings memorable outdoor experiences for children ages 5-11.

The Day Camp experience allows children to benefit from all that Can-Aqua has to offer, without the anxiety of staying overnight away from their family. Our Day Camp program fosters friendship, and awakens children to the exciting world around them. Campers will benefit from the wonders of the great outdoors, in a safe and nurturing environment. Most of all, they will have FUN while participating in a variety of age-appropriate activities, which include:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Canoeing
  • Archery Ball
  • Hockey
  • Woodworking
  • Swimming
  • Soccer
  • Cooperative Games

Week 1: July 11 – 15
Week 2: July 18 – 22
Week 3: July 25 – 29
Week 4: August 2 – 5
Week 5: August 8 – 12
Week 6: August 15 – 19
Week 7: August 22 – 26


$225/wk
+ tax
2 weeks $210/wk per child, 3+ weeks 195/wk per child +tax (week #4 is less $40 due to shorter week)


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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 please 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 accounts@canaqua.ca. For security question please use your campers last name.

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.

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