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Camp Kawartha
Douro-Dummer, Ontario

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705-652-3860 or toll-free 1-866-532-4597
1010 Birchview Road
Douro-Dummer, Ontario K0L 2H0


TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. March Break and Winter Break Day Camps in Peterborough

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Kawartha has provided summer camp for kids since 1921. We are an award-winning year-round facility with a focus on leadership, outdoor & environmental stewardship. With creative, adventure-based & traditional camp activities, along with a dedication to the highest standards of programming, we inspire children to be responsible stewards of their human & natural communities.

Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Nature, Environmental, Leadership, Arts & Crafts, Guitar, Sailing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Archery, Climbing Wall, High & Low Ropes

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Kawartha's main camp is located on the south shore of Clear Lake, about 26 km (approximately 30 minutes) northeast of Peterborough off Highway 28 and about 2 hours northeast of Toronto and about 3 hours west of Ottawa. Our Environment Centre is located in the northend of Peterborough, on the east bank of Trent University. Visit our website for maps and directions for both our centres.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Kawartha's main camp facility on Clear Lake includes 17 cabins nestled among the trees, central washroom & shower facilities, family-style dining hall, straw-bale meeting hall, two classrooms, waterfront with swimming & boating areas for canoeing, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing, amphitheater/campfire area overlooking the lake, basketball court, volleyball court, playing field, accessible climbing wall, low & high ropes, archery range, trails, wetlands, greenhouse & garden, all on 186 acres of scenic property.

Our Environment Centre in Peterborough is a unique 2000 square foot sustainable building which showcases innovative green architecture and alternative energy.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Kawartha offers a variety of overnight summer camps for ages 7-17, and day camps for ages 4-15. For detailed information about each of the programs we offer, visit: Our Camp Website Link:

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: At Camp Kawartha, the quality of our summer camp programs begins with the excellence of our camp counsellors and leaders. We have worked hard to create a first-rate leadership development program specifically designed to train young adults in the elements of safe and effective leadership.

* 4-week Counsellor Skills Development (CSD) or Wilderness Counselor Skills Development (WCSD) for ages 15-16
* 4-week Leader-in-Training (LIT) or Wilderness Leader-in-Training (WLIT) for ages 16-17

There is an application and selection process for our 4-week Leadership Programs. Campers have to demonstrate that they are prepared to meet the demands of the program through their previous experience, by answering relevant questions and completing a letter to why they would be an asset to the program.
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CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Early Bird and Sibling Discounts available. Our subsidy fund, thanks to the generosity of donors, helps families with limited financial resources who cannot afford the full cost of camp. A subsidy application along with references is required at time of registration. For more information, visit: Our Camp Website Link:

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Our annual Summer Camp Open House is a great opportunity for both new and returning campers and their families to tour our facilities, see our recent upgrades, and meet some of our camp staff. For more information, visit: Our Camp Website Link:

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Kawartha is open year-round with two facility locations:
* our main site on Clear Lake in Douro-Dummer
* and our Environment Centre in Peterborough.

During July & August we offer summer camp programs for ages 4-17.

During the school year, we provide curriculum-linked outdoor & environmental education programs at both our centres for students in grades K-12.

From September to June, our main site on Clear Lake provides a scenic and relaxing venue for weekend retreats, team-building programs, and conferences. Our Environment Centre in Peterborough is available for day or evening rentals for meetings, and workshops. For info about facility rentals, visit: Our Camp Website Link:

OTHER CAMP INFO: Camp Kawartha is an accredited member of the Ontario Camps Association, which monitors our commitment to standards set out for all camp operations.

Our small size, our high staff to camper ratio and our emphasis on fostering stewardship means that campers learn to care for one another and the earth we all share. Fun, fellowship and joy is infused in everything we do.

Our camp has a high camper return rate; read our testimonials: Our Camp Website Link:

Camp Kawartha offers a variety of day and overnight summer camp programs:
* Kinder Day Camp for ages 4-5
* Day Camp for ages 5-8
* Environment Centre Day Camps for ages 6-15
* 2-day/1-night Overnight Camp for ages 6-9
* 3-day/2-night Introduction to Camp for ages 8-10
* 5-day/4-night Nature Camp for ages 7-14
* 1-week & 2-week Overnight Camps for ages 8-14
* 1-week & 2-week Tripping Programs for ages 12-16
* 3-week Pre-Leadership Camp for ages 13-14
* 4-week Counselor Skills Development program for ages 15-16
* 4-Week Leader-in-Training Program for ages 16-17

Sessions fill up fast, so don’t delay in registering! For a detailed list of camp session dates, fees, and availability, visit: Our Camp Website Link:

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