A Typical Day At Our


Each day begins with our arrival procedures. Campers who are dropped off at camp arrive between 7:30 am and 8:40 am. Our day camp buses arrive between 8:50 am and 9:00 am. On the first day of each session, campers receive a sticker with their name and their group on it. As they arrive, campers find their assigned groups with the help of the counsellors.

Campers are assigned to groups of 12, based upon their school grade. After some brief announcements, each group sets off on the first activity on their schedule, which begins at 9:30 am. There are five periods, including lunch. By 3:20 pm, everyone is heading back to their shelters where we announce achievements such as bulls eyes at archery or a record climbing time at the wall. Campers are dismissed and led up to the buses and begin boarding. All the buses are scheduled to leave the camp no later than 4:00 pm. Parents who are picking up their campers can do so between 4:15 pm and 5:30 pm.

Each camper group has a weekly schedule of activities that includes archery, arts and crafts, nature, climbing wall, bouldering, canoeing, camp craft, ropes courses and swimming. In some cases, our day campers have the opportunity to take part in these activities twice throughout the week. Swimming is scheduled daily for each group so that campers can keep cool. Canoeing and crossbow are restricted to our older campers. Our younger campers take part in low ropes, while our older campers participate in high ropes.

Our campers are required to make their way through the daily schedule, often with the items that they have brought to camp. We understand that there is a connection between independence, resilience  and confidence. Our approach to every aspect of the day is meant to leverage this connection. Our staff provide the help and support that each camper needs, while giving them the room to develop a healthy sense of independence.

If you’re looking for more information, the answers to many commonly asked questions can be found in our FAQ’s page.

Traditional Camp Day Schedule


  • 7:30 am to 8:40 am    Before Hours Camper Drop Off
  • 9:00 am     All campers gather together to begin the day
  • 9:30 am     First activity period
  • 10:35 am   Second activity period
  • 11:40 am  Third activity period (Lunch for groups 1 to 14)
  • 12:45 pm  Fourth activity period (Lunch for groups 15 to 20)
  • 1:50 pm    Fifth activity period
  • 2:55 pm    BIG PUCK BINGO
  • 3:15 pm    Pack up and prepare for departure
  • 3:30 pm    Dismissal Begins
  • 4:00 pm    Buses Depart from camp
  • 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm    After Hours Camper Pick Up

About Kettleby

With over 60 acres of outdoor space, Kettleby Valley Camp provides a unique setting which is truly one-of-a-kind. A place that many campers, former campers, staff fondly refer to as their favourite place in the world.


Address: 609 Kettleby Road,Kettleby, ON L7B 0C9


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