Back for 2022, Kettleby Valley offers traditional overnight camps that are close to home. We don’t believe that you have to put three hours between you and your children to have a meaningful time at summer camp. During our Overnight Camp sessions, friendships are deepened and a greater level of independence is developed within the Camper.
Campers who have completed grade 3 by the summer are eligible for our overnight camp program. Campers who are younger than grade 3 can take part in our one-night overnight offered twice each summer.
This year, there are eight week-long Overnight sessions offered throughout the summer, most of which begin on Sunday afternoon and ending on Friday afternoon. The 6-day and 5-night program is a great introduction (for both Campers and their parents) to the concept of being away from home for an extended period of time. For the 2022 camp season, we will also be offer one 5-day and 4 night session beginning on Monday, August 1st and ending on Friday, August 5th. Finally, we also offer a two-week session each month.
Kettleby Valley has an outstanding ratio, with one staff member to every four campers to ensure that the individual needs of each camper are met. You can register for our overnight camp program here, or find out more below.
For almost all of our overnight camp children, our Counsellors live in the same building. Like most overnight summer camps, Kettleby Valley’s campers sleep on bunks in our traditional wood cabins, with washroom facilities close by. Kettleby Valley is an overnight summer camp near Aurora, yet our natural setting feels like you’re much further away. Each morning, cabin inspection takes place. This provides staff with a fun way to motivate campers to keep their living area clean. Cabin Inspection is also a time where staff check to ensure that campers are clean, properly dressed and ready for each day.
Our staff understand how to make everyone feel welcome and important. Making connections with each child is a skill we focus on during our mandatory staff training sessions prior to the beginning of the season. Our staff are also taught how to maintain control over their group without sacrificing the fun and enjoyment of the experience.
As the campers travel from one activity to another, they are instructed by trained and certified activity staff. Whenever your child is taking part in swimming, they are always supervised by certified lifeguards. Canoe instructors also possess their lifeguarding certification as well as a Canoe Instructors certification. Our activity staff work hard to help each camper at their activity. They understand the enjoyment and fulfilment that campers feel when they develop their skills in a fun and safe environment.