Specially designed for first-time campers, our Tadpole Session offers 4 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!
Camp Kidston is thrilled to offer two senior programs this summer!
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!
The Wilderness Senior Session is generously supported by The United Church of Canada Foundation, Seeds of Hope (Wesley C. Smith Fund), and Embracing the Spirit Grant Programs.
Our CIT program is 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! Pending COVID-19 restrictions during Summer 2021, campers who successfully complete the CIT program may be invited back as volunteers for another session to gain further experience in camp counselling.
Want to share the Kidston experience with your friends and family? Learn more about Family Camping in 2021 here!
2021 Camp Kidston Dates
(programming for campers 5-16 years)
July 4-9, 2021 Junior 1 Ages 8-12
July 11-16, 2021 Senior 1 (Classic) Ages 12-16
CIT Ages 14-16
July 18-23, 2021 Junior 2 Ages 8-12
July 25-30, 2021 Senior 2 (Wilderness) Ages 12-16
August 2-6, 2021 Mini Junior (4 Nights) Ages 8-12
August 8-13, 2021 Junior 3 Ages 8-12
August 15-19, 2021 Tadpole (4 Nights) Ages 5-10
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."