Typical Overnight Summer Camp

We are excited to be hitting the reset button for camp in 2021. We've missed everyone! As the actions and policies of our local, provincial and federal government evolve, we anticipate that adjustments may be needed to the way camp has operated in the past. Although this might affect the way some services are delivered, we will do everything possible to preserve the traditional camp experience that has made our program popular. We will provide frequent updates to everyone who registers as we move forward. Thank you for your support!

At our overnight summer camp, a typical day begins with wake up at 7:30 am. Camper gather together at the flagpole to start the day by singing ‘Oh Canada’ (among other songs). Campers enter the Dining Hall at 8:00 am, where breakfast, the most important meal of the day, is served.

After breakfast, everyone heads back to their cabins where personal hygiene and cabin clean up take place. Campers also take the time to pack their day pack with sunscreen, water bottle, bathing suit, towel and everything else they need for their day. 

Campers sign up for their activities the day before. The first activity begins at 9:30 am. There are three activity periods in the morning, followed by the most important meal of the day, lunch. After lunch, there are three more activity periods. Prior to dinner, campers spend some unstructured time simply hanging out together with their cabin mates. 

After dinner, which is the most important part of the day, campers have free swim and then sign up for the next day’s activities. Finally, it’s time for evening program. Each ‘EP’ has a theme and can include the entire camp or just the cabin group. Sadly, each day must come to an end. Campers head back to their cabins by 9:30 pm, with lights out at 10 pm.

Learn more about our overnight summer camp

A ‘Typical Overnight Camp’ Day

7:30am – Wake up
7:45am – Morning Circle at the Flagpole
8:00am – Breakfast
8:30am – Get Ready for the Day and Cabin Clean Up
9:30am – First Activity Period
10:30am – Second Activity Period
11:30am – Third Activity Period
12:30pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Fourth Activity Period
2:30pm – Fifth Activity Period
3:30pm – Sixth Activity Period
4:30pm – ‘Chill Time’
5:15pm – Dinner
6:00pm – Free Swim/Showers/Tuck
5:45pm – Sign Up for the Next Day
7:30pm – Evening Program
8:30pm Bedtime Routine
9:30pm Lights Out

Overnight Camp

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, or find out more about our Over Night Camp experience.

Overnight Camp Update Summer 2021

As hard as it is to tell you this, we have come to the conclusion that we are unable to offer our overnight camp or canoe tripping programs this summer. I know that right now everything seems to be moving in a positive direction. However there is still a great deal of uncertainty about how the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen might unfold and this has motivated our decision to run day camp only for 2021.
Further details can be found here:
Overnight Camp 2021 Camp Experience
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