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2017 Camp Session Themes & Dates

With some of best and most creative staff we will be having a new theme each week of our camp program which will be revealled through challenges, activities, meals, worship, chapel, and widegames.  It will be pretty incredible the new characters you will meet and fun adventures you will get to go on throughout the week.

** There are special discounts and incentives to note at the bottom of this page!


NOTE:   EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT is no longer in effect

 



All Ages Camp

Celebration Weekend    

All Ages - Families, Couples, Singles
Aug 4 - Aug 7, 2017
(Fri dinner to Mon breakfast)

The August long-weekend is the best time to get away.  Our annual Celebration Weekend is for people of all ages, including singles, married, and families.  This is the best of all worlds - you get a great mix of relaxation, classic camp fun, access to great waterfront, awesome bible teaching, time to connect with others and you don’t even have to cook for yourself! (Those bringing their own accommodations [tents/trailers] will get a 10% discount)

Click here to download a sample schedule for the weekend

      2017 Cost:
  Teens/Adults    $170 / camper
  Children 2 - 12   $140 / camper
  Infants 0-1   FREE

 


 

Summer Camps - Ages 7 to 17

NOTE: all regular session camps are co-ed

 

SUMMARY OF WEEKLY CAMPER FEES:

See below for each week's theme and description.

   Week Dates Ages Cost *
   Session 1 July 2-8 9-15 $ 473.00  
   Session 2 July 9-15 7-15 $ 473.00  
   Session 3 July 16-22 7-15 $ 473.00  
   Session 4 July 23-29 7-15 $ 473.00  
   Session 5 July 30 - Aug 4 7-12 $ 399.00  
   Teen Week Aug 27 - Sep 2 14-17 $ 489.00  
   LIT July 2-29 16-17 $ 1,655.00  
   LEAP July 23-Aug 4 13-15 $ 1,150.00  
   Explorers - Girls Aug 13-19 9-12 $ 475.00  
   Explorers - Boys Aug 20-26 9-12 $ 475.00  


*  NOTE:  All prices are subject to 13% HST.

 

Session 1   July 2 - 8, 2017
“Time Warp”   (Ages 9-15)

Going from Ancient Rome into the future, back to Creation and then trying to find out way back to modern day Camp Kwasind is going to be one crazy ride each and every day!  Who knows where you will end up when you wake up in the morning – the only thing that is for sure, is that there will never be a dull moment at camp as you experience the fun thrill of the time travel and compete in new experiences and challenges along the way from jousting to robot building.  So get ready as we fly through time, we will see encounter insights as to why are we here, what is our purpose and how is Jesus the core to the story throughout all the ages.

2017 Fee:       $473 / camper    

 

* Note that Sessions 2, 3 and 4 are special weeks where we will have two concurrent programs.  At different times of the week parts of the program will be geared towards our younger kids at camp while another will run simultaneously for our older kids at camp. This way we can encompass all age groups in one week while ensuring the program is tailored to be age-specific.

 

Session 2    July 9 - 15, 2017
“It's a Jungle in Here”  (Ages 7-15) **

Imagination comes to life as Camp Kwasind gets turned into a giant jungle camp!  There might be lions and tigers and bears…and many more fun creatures that will come to life in this great jungle game as we try to find our way back to the Camp Kwasind we’ve always known and loved.  Whether we are swinging from vines, or creating “survival shelters” or competing in crazy competitions – this undoubtedly will be a week to remember - full of laughter and adventure.  So don’t miss this week where we look at how we navigate the crazy jungle of our lives as we seek to live a life that follows after Jesus and loves the amazing world that he created.

2017 Fee:       $473 / camper     

 

Session 3   July 16- 22, 2017
“Mystery at the Grand Cirque”   (Ages 7-15) **

Everybody loves the circus – with food, laughter, human and pet tricks, and the big show!  But what happens when something or someone really important to the show goes missing?  Through the fun of the circus each and every day we will be trying to figure out the mysterious things that are happening and ensuring that the show is able to go on!  And what could be better than realizing that we are each part of the Big Show, the story of God, where we get to ask about some of the mysteries and questions we have about faith.

2017 Fee:       $473 / camper   

 

Session 4   July 23 – 29, 2017
“Superhero Academy” (Ages 7-15) **

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s – YOU! Create your own superhero and work with your cabinmates to save the day and complete the daily fun challenges.  This will be great week of making costumes, capes and masks (or bring your own) and discovering your own super-powers.  Each any everyone of us is created unique by God – discovering how we can be ordinary people that get to do extraordinary things in this world. 

2017 Fee:       $473 / camper

 

NOTE:  While each week may have a significant number of first time campers, we have created Week 5 to be a shortened week, ideal for first time campers to experience camp for the first time and to have a memorable experience.

Session 5   July 30 – Aug 4, 2017 
“Make Believe: From Neverland to Arendelle”   (Ages 7-12)

You get everything from Pirates, to Princesses, to Lost Boys, Elsa and so much more! Imagine a week full of fort building, team challenges, water adventures, flying to Neverland and finding yourself in front of a giant Frozen Castle while having met many different animation and fairy-tale characters along the way. Through this week get ready to ride into life's ultimate quest - to answer why are we here, what is our purpose and how is Jesus the core to this quest we are all on.

2017 Fee:       $399 / camper

 

Teen Week    Aug 27 - Sept 2, 2017  
The Golden Ticket
(Ages 14-17)

There is no better way to end off the summer than with Teen Week!  You may have heard that last year's week was packed full of fireworks, random adventures and full of laughs? Well, as usual, this year we are taking things to a whole new level!  When you get a GOLDEN TICKET – it is your entrance into this crazy week of adventures with friends, more candy that we care to acknowledge, and discovering that who you are matters.

Teen Week does something really well - it takes wild themed-programming and relaxing with friends to create great memories to the next level.  So whether you just chilled all summer, had to work a summer job or got to serve at camp all summer, you can all come together for one awesome end of summer bash!  So while you get a ticket to encounter absolutely craziness and uncertainty, you get access to what really matters – living a life that makes a difference for others as it is rooted in hope that is found in Jesus.

2017 Fee:       $489 / camper

 


 

Out-Tripping Camp

NEW!!  Explorers  (Ages 9-12)

Girls Only    August 13 – 19, 2017
Boys Only   August 20 – 26, 2017

Explorers has been created as a new program to encourage kids to explore and feel safe in the great outdoors!  This is an introductory level out-tripping experience with highly qualified and certified trippers that will involve a basic 5-day canoe trip in which kids will learn about fire making, fun survival skills, proper canoe paddling, team/friendship building, all while also getting to dialogue about faith surrounded by the beautiful creation of rocks, trees and lakes that northern Ontario provides.  The aim of this program is to get kids out of the “concrete jungle”, away from technology, and immersed in face-to-face interaction with peers and camp staff while developing a love for the outdoors and out-tripping.

We will limit the number of campers to just 10 for each week - so register early!

This is a great program if you want your child to truly unplug and gain an appreciation for camping in the outdoors.

Explorers Schedule:

  • Sunday – Arrive and prepare for trip at Camp Kwasind
  • Monday to Friday – Head out on canoe trip
  • Friday afternoon – Arrive back at camp
  • Saturday morning – Pick up at Camp Kwasind

2017 Fee:        $475 / camper 

 


 

Specialty Camps

NOTE: LIT and LEAP programs are co-ed

 

L.I.T. ("Leaders-in-Training") 
July 2 – 29, 2017    (Ages 16-17)

Love Camp? Love God? Get ready for these 4 weeks that will be an incredible time that will see you grow immensely in your leadership, encounter Jesus in awesome ways, create friendships that will last a lifetime, and have the opportunity to invest into the lives of campers. Our Leaders In Training Program will prepare you to serve at camp and beyond.  This is one of those “must-do” things of life.

Click here for more details on this program.

2017 Fee:       $1,655 / camper   

 

L.E.A.P. *   July 23 – August 4, 2017
(Ages 13-15)

*Learn Skills. Explore Faith. Adventure Based. Personal Growth.

LEAP is a two-week experience for teens ages 13-15: designed to integrate the best of an onsite summer camp program with the addition of a wilderness canoe trip and a few special team building adventures. 

Click here to view further details on this program.

* space is limited.

2017 Fee:        $1,150 / camper

 

 


 

Bus Transportation

Bus transportation is provided* for an additional fee either one-way or round trip.

Pick up / drop-off location is in Toronto at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1100 Finch Ave. E.  (at Don Mills Rd.)

Cost:   $70 each way                  Round Trip (with discount):  $100

Click here for arrival / departure times.

* available both ways for Camper sessions 1-5, LEAP and Teen Week 
not available for LIT or Celebration Weekend

 


 

Stayover Between Sessions

If registered for two consecutive sessions, campers have the option to stayover at camp between sessions (Sat afternoon to Sunday afternoon) for an additional fee of $85.

 


 

Laundry Services (optional)

If registered for two consecutive sessions, campers have the option to purchase laundry services ($18) to have their clothing washed over the weekend between camp sessions.

 


 

Email Services (optional)

Campers have the option of having their parents, family and friends send some short emails which will be delivered to the campers during the weekly sessions.  In order to cover the cost of printing out emails, we will charge $2 per session for a maximum of 10 emails per camper. 

We do ask for parents' and family discretion in sending emails to campers as it can actually trigger homesickness, not only in other campers who do not receive any mail, but also in the camper him/herself.  We ask that emails are kept short, positive, without stressing how much they are missed or what they are missing at home.  Focus on excitement to hear stories of all the camp activities once they get home from camp will help the camper stay focused on enjoying camp and staying connected with leaders and campmates.

We respectfully request that parents do not leave packages to be delivered to camper during the camp session as cabin leaders find that it disrupts their cabin time with campers, and also triggers homesickness in others.

 


 

Discounts and Incentives

Early Bird Incentive                       

If you register and pay at least the $75 non-refundable deposit by January 7, 2017, you will only be charged the 2016 camp fees!  

NO LONGER IN EFFECT FOR 2017

 

Free T-Shirt Incentive

If you register and pay in full by April 15, camper will receive a FREE 2017 Camp T-shirt when he/she arrives at camp!
 
 

Bring-a-Friend Incentive                                   

Any camper who brings a friend (immediate family excluded) who has never been to Camp Kwasind before will receive $25 added to their tuck account this summer!  

When the first-time camper registers, make sure they mention your camper's name so that we can add our $25 thank-you to your account!

 

Discounts Available                                              
(Camper sessions 1 - 5, Explorers
and Teen Week only)

NOTE:  Only ONE discount can be applied to each weekly session per camper.

First-time Camper Discount
A $50 discount is applicable for any camper who has never attended a Camp Kwasind camp before (applicable on only one camp session.)

Sibling Discount
If you have more than one child (immediate family only) attending a camp session, the second and subsequent children are each eligible for a $50 discount.

Multiple Sessions Discount
If a camper is attending more than one session in the summer, he/she is eligible for a $50 discount on the second and subsequent sessions.

 

Discounts Available                                               
(Celebration Weekend)                                       

Own Accomodation Discount
Anyone bringing their own tent or trailer is eligible for a 10% discount.  (If registering online, enter the code TENT2017 in the Discount Code field at the top of the Shopping Cart section of the registration.)

 


 

Cancellations / Refunds

In the event of a camper needing to cancel a camp session more than two weeks before the start of the session, a refund for payments made will be issued, minus the $75 non-refundable deposit.  Refund can be made either as a credit back to the credit card used for payment (can be processed immediately), or by refund cheque (please allow two weeks for processing.)  PLEASE NOTE:  There are no refunds for cancellations made within two weeks of the start of the camp session.