Family Camp

Welcome to FAMILY CAMP at KIDS OF CANADA NORTH

Located in Haliburton Highlands East, approximately 2.5 hours North of Toronto, our 35 acre property resides on beautiful Big Hardings Lake. Our private beach, amazing views and wooded hills are far from the pressures of city life and perfect for FAMILY CAMP.

Relive all of your camp memories and create new ones with your family! Our Family Camp program includes a fantastic balance of Nature, Waterfront, Beachfront, Landsports and of course, Family Time! We specialize in camping experiences that cater to each family in our unique residential camp setting.

Meals & Program schedules are customized for each session to suit the dynamics of our guests. With so many activities to choose from, we have something for everyone:

  • Inflatable Water Park
  • Hiking & Nature
  • Campfires
  • Land Sports
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Beach Parties
  • Leisure Games & Activities
  • Fishing
  • Pedal Boats
  • Swimming
  • Arts & Crafts
  • 10 completely renovated private cabins available to rent in our unique “Cabin Circle” setup.
  • Cabins sleep up to 8 people (2 families may share a cabin rental and save $).
  • Family Camp Sessions are available Sunday-Thursday, Thursday-Sunday and Sunday-Sunday.
  • Additional nights can be accommodated based on availability.
  • Top-Notch menu and food selections. Nut-Free/Fish-Free kitchen, can accommodate other dietary restrictions!
  • All camp programming is fully facilitated, and is included for children 4-15 years of age.
  • Camp programming is offered to kids (and adults) throughout the day and in evenings!
  • Family programming and special events hosted throughout your stay!
  • All packages include the following: Accommodations, Meals, Self-Serve Laundry, Fully Supervised Programming, Supervised Beach, all Camp Activities, and an Unforgettable Family Experience!

 

Important Family Camp Links

2018 Family Camp Application Form

2018 Family Camp Rates
Sample Family Camp Menu  (updated in Spring 2018)
Sample Family Camp Daily Schedule – Coming Soon
Sample Packing List – Coming Soon
Important Family Camp Polices – Coming Soon

Accommodations at Kids Of Canada North

We have 10 Completely Renovated private cabins available for each Family Camp session in our unique and rustic “Cabin Circle” setup. Each cabin sleeps up to 8 guests, on 4 bunk beds (3 in main cabin, 1 closed off with curtain for privacy.) All cabins are clean & spacious, and equipped with full shelving, electricity & lights and portable fans & heaters for your maximum comfort. There is even room for 1-2 Pack N’ Plays for your little ones.  Our mattresses are a tough 6+ inches of foam encased in a firm and durable, yet soft vinyl mattress case. For your convenience, there are guest refrigerators and freezers available for snacks and beverages.

Meals at Kids Of Canada North

Meals are customized for each Family Camp session to suit the dynamics of our guests. Breakfast will usually include cereal, hot main course with a side, fresh fruit, breads/toast/bagels, milk/juice/coffee/tea. Lunch & Dinner selections change daily and range from Family Style, Buffet Style, À La carte and even, Hot off the BBQ! On our Family Camp hikes, we will all enjoy a picnic lunch together!

Our kitchen is NUT-FREE and FISH-FREE. With enough time and planning, we can also accommodate guests who require Vegetarian, Gluten-Free and Kosher/Halal meal options. Fresh fruit and a variety of healthy snack options are available all day in the dining hall throughout you stay.

Please click here for a sample Family Camp Menu (updated in Spring 2016)

Nut Allergies

At KIDS OF CANADA NORTH, we are a NUT-FREE Property. Please do not bring any items containing nuts with you – Thank you! We will inform you prior to the commencement of Family Camp should any other allergies or items from other guests arise.

Special Occasions (Birthdays, Anniversaries etc…)

If any of our family camp guests are celebrating a special occasion while at Family Camp, please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help!

Our Family Camp Programming

Program schedules are customized for each session to suit the dynamics of our guests.

There is always something happening at Family Camp! Most periods are 45-60 minutes, and campers will always have a few options to choose from.  Other Special Programs and events vary from 2-3 hours in length. Parents will always have the option to participate with the kids, or simply have adult time, your choice!

All camp programming is fully facilitated, and is included for children 4-15 years of age. Children under 4 years of age are always welcome to participate in camp programming, however an adult may be required.

Camp programming for kids operates between meals and after dinner for evening program. Meals are always family time while at Family Camp!

Our Camper evening program will be offered after dinner until 8:00pm daily. An evening program for Teens will also be offered until 9:00pm.  Once the kids are in bed, we will be offering an Evening Program for Adults each night at 10:00pm. For adults with little ones, don’t forget your portable baby monitors so you can participate in adult evening programs!

Our Family Camp Staff

Our experienced Family Camp staff is made up of fun, outgoing and friendly faces from our summer overnight camp team and a few alumni.   With a high level of energy and programming versatility, Family Camp campers are sure to have the time of their lives, at their own pace!

Parental Responsibility

Parents or guardians are responsible for the safety of their children at all times except during activities run by our staff that do not require a parent/guardian to be present. We understand that some young campers may need some time to warm up to the concept of camp, and we will do everything that we can to help this transition. We ask that parents bring young children to their programs and pick them up afterwards to ensure their comfort level and safety.  In most circumstances, children under the age of 2 must be accompanied by an adult at all times, unless of course, they are good-to-go with our staff without parental attachment!

Pets

Due to health and insurance regulations, unfortunately pets of any kind are not permitted at Family Camp.

Our Beach Rules:

  • NO Glass on the beach or anywhere around the property
  • All Children are required to wear a life jacket during all water activities
  • Adults may be around the docks and may swim without a life jacket, but are required to wear a life jacket while Canoeing, Kayaking, Peddle Boating, Boat Fishing or any other non-swimming water activity.
  • If adults are going to the Beach at any time, a Lifeguard must be present.

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Our Guests Talk…

Family Camp was awesome! 🙂 We had such a great time. It’s the perfect concept, actually. The kids have a blast and the parents have a blast. Meals are prepared for you; there are loads of fun activities for the kids throughout each day (while being supervised by camp counsellors!) The cabins are an excellent place to bond as a family and the daily camp fire was the ideal way to unwind. It truly felt like a vacation – not what I was expecting from “camping”!
Thanks so much for the lovely hospitality, Shiner family!
We’ll be back.

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To Cory & Narah and the counsellors at Kids of Canada Family Camp

A big thank you to all of you for making our first family camp experience such a success!

We know it was your first experience also and none of us knew what to expect but you were all so adaptable, willing to roll with each of our family dynamics and unique situations and that truly made this experience so wonderful, relaxing and comfortable for all of us.

The counsellors were friendly, polite and professional. Given the age group of our kids (2-4 years old) they did a great job keeping them engaged and involved. They were even able to expose them to new experiences.

For us as parents, watching our kids excitement as they tried so many new activities was certainly a highlight and having the option of sharing that experience with them or just watching their faces light up when they told us what they did was amazing.

You created an environment in which the children felt safe and were willing to take the risk and try new things. The kids had a great time, which in turn allowed us as parents to relax and enjoy some down time!

THANK YOU!! And we all look forward to more years at Family Camp at Kids of Canada.