*Summer registration opens at 8am on February 1st, 2023*
Specially designed for first-time campers, our Tadpole Session offers 3 nights of summer camp fun with extra staff support to ensure our youngest campers have a positive summer camp experience!
Our Junior Sessions offer a 5-night classic summer camp experience including swimming, canoeing and kayaking, out-tripping, faith exploration, sports and games, arts and crafts, and more!
Our Intermediate Sessions are the perfect, 5-night balance between Junior and Senior age groups. They include all the Kidston classics like swimming, canoeing and kayaking, out-tripping, faith exploration, sports and games, arts and crafts, and more!
Camp Kidston offers two different options for Senior age campers.
Our Classic Senior Session offers 5 nights of Kidston fun - swimming, canoeing, kayaking, out-tripping, sports and games, arts and crafts, faith exploration, and more - but with extra adventure and leadership options added in to best suit teen campers!
Our Wilderness Senior Session focuses on outdoor education and leadership skills. Daily programming centers around out-tripping (camping) skills, canoeing/kayaking, swimming and water activities, leadership and team-building, and environmental awareness. This includes the opportunity to plan and participate in extended overnight out-trips (weather-permitting) to campsites across Kidston's property around Long Lake. Of course, this session still includes Kidston favourites such as sports and games, arts, campfires, and faith exploration!
Leadership Programs (Junior Leaders & CITs)
Our Junior Leader and CIT Programs are designed to develop leadership skills and confidence in working with children, and includes skill development, team building, and unique opportunities to learn to lead programs and work with younger campers!
More information and detailed FAQs on both Leadership Programs can be found here.
Rainbow Camp Atlantic
We are thrilled to share that Rainbow Camp® and Camp Kidston have partnered to create Rainbow Camp® Atlantic! This one-week camp session will welcome 2SLGBTQ+ youth, allies, their siblings, and children in queer families between the ages of 12-16.
Led by a collaborative team of Kidston and Rainbow Camp staff, this program will share Kidston traditions while also bringing exciting new program options specifically designed for the 2SLGBTQ+ community!
All registrations will be coordinated through Rainbow Camp – more information and registration is available now at at www.welcomefriend.ca/camp/rainbow-camp-atlantic!
2023 Camp Kidston Dates
(Programming for campers 5-17 years)
July 2-7, 2023
Senior 1 (Classic) Ages 12-16
CIT Leadership Week Ages 15-17
July 9-14, 2023
Junior 1 Ages 8-12
Junior Leader Week 1/2 Ages 14-16
July 16-21, 2023
Junior 2 Ages 8-12
Junior Leader Week 2/2 Ages 14-16
July 23-28, 2023
Intermediate 1 Ages 10-14
July 30-Aug 4, 2023
Junior 3 Ages 8-12
August 8-11, 2023
Tadpole (3 Nights) Ages 5-9
August 13-18, 2023
Senior 2 (Classic or Wilderness) Ages 12-16
August 20-23, 2023
Junior 4 (3 Nights) Ages 8-12
August 27-Sept 1, 2023
Rainbow Camp Atlantic Ages 12-16
Additional CIT Weeks Ages 15-17
Want to share the Kidston experience with your friends and family? Our 2023 Family Camp will be held from August 4-6, with more information coming soon!
What do parents say about our staff?
"Excited. Welcoming. Engaged with the children."
"Your staff are amazing and just wonderful inspirations for the younger kids."
"Talked to and listened to the campers and helped them feel welcomed right away."
"I had complete trust in them to leave my 8 year old in their care."