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Beginner Week

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DATES: Tuesday to Friday
> Beginner Week: August 7-10, 2018
     Week Theme: MAD Science!
A Menesetung take on STEM, Modes of Transportation, and the Sky!

Includes Meals, Snacks, T-Shirt, and Tax!
Tier 1: $235
Tier 2: $270
Tier 3: $310
Optional Add Ons:
Extended Friday AfterCare (includes supper): $75.00
AGES: 6-11 yrs.
     Tuesday between 3-4pm
     Friday Closing Ceremony 5:15-5:45pm           Families invited to join us!
     Friday Sign-Out 5:45pm (before supper)
             Extended AfterCare: Fri. 6:45pm
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Beginner Week is a short week of overnight camp where everything is all about Fun, Friends, and a whole lot of Sillyness for Campers trying overnight camp for their first or second time!

Menesetung Beginner Week Perks
Our camper:staff ratio is 4:1. Your camper will be well looked after!
Registration includes all meals, snacks, T-Shirt, and tax!
This 3 night overnight option is great for campers who might be hesitant about sleeping away from home!
All Beginner week campers experience our full range of program areas, including: Archery, Climbing Wall, Pool, Arts&Crafts, Music&Drama, Outdoor Living Skills, Low Ropes, and more!
Click HERE for information about all our program areas.
As overnight campers they also experience the wonder of evening programs, campfire, vespers, sleepovers, morning optionals, and the special friendship moments that come from spending quality play time with other campers their age.
Our Beginner Week staff are energetic indivuals who LOVE TO PLAY, are trained in Standard First-Aid & CPR-C, have undergone vulnerable sector screening, and have completed extensive training.
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Overnight Camp

  Specialty Options:
  Dynamic Pursuit Specialty
  M.A.D. Talent Specialty
  OutdoorLivingSkills Specialty

Optional Specialty:
 OutdoorLivingSkills Specialty

Optional Specialty:
 Pay It Forward Specialty

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A Typical Overnight Camper's Day at Menesetung*
*Wake Up and Bed Times will change depending on the age of the campers of a given week
7:15-7:45am: Morning Optionals (Campers choice: ex. Polar Dip, Yoga, Dance Party, Sleep In etc.)
8:00am: Flag (Full Camp mindfulness activity to start the day off right!)
8:30am: Breakfast!
9:00am: Duties & Cabin Clean Time (Cabins compete for the daily Golden Broom!)
9:40-12:30pm: 45 minute program session blocks at the Menesetung program areas!
12:30pm: Lunch!
1:00pm: Rest Hour (Relaxing during the hottest part of the day: read a book, nap on the hammocks, take some 'me' time)
2:00-3:00pm: 45 minute program session blocks at the Menesetung program areas!
3:00pm: Afternoon Snack!
3:15-5:30pm: 45 minute program session blocks at Menesetung program areas!
5:30pm: Supper!
6:00pm: Choose Your Own Adventure Program (Choose your favourite activity! You can choose one with a friend or relative from a different cabin!)
7:00pm: Evening Program! (All Camp, themed BIG games and challenges!)
8:00pm: Change into 'Longs n' Longs' and come to Evening Snack!
8:30pm: Vespers (All Camp reflection on the day, thinking big thoughts, and learning new ways of being a positive difference-maker in the world!)
9:00pm: Campfire! (All Camp Songs, Skits, and Stories around the Campfire!)
9:30pm: Cabin Flashlight Time
10:00pm: Bedtime!
Other Menesetung Opportunities our Beginner Week Campers Enjoy!

Go on an adventure! Come to a full week of overnight camp with your older siblings, friends, or relatives!

A full week of Overnight Camp that allows campers to focus on areas of interest. Specialty Options: Dynamic Pursuit (For the active! Climbing Wall, Archery, Pool, Sports & Games, Low Ropes, Gaga Ball), M.A.D. Talent (For the artistic! Put on a play! Help with acting, creative writing, set building, costume designing, and music making!), Outdoor Living Skills (For the adventurous! Learn camping skills to prepare and hike on a two-night off-site outtrip with experienced 'trip' staff!)

Some of our happiest campers have come through the full Menesetung transition!

Day Camp -> Bridge Camp -> Beginner Week -> All Ages Week

Menesetung Magic
Each week and every day comes with it's own fun theme! This means that every day and every week of our programming is unique - all campers are encouraged to return for another week to see what else is in store! One day could be Dr. Suess and another Backwards day! You'll have to find out!
All week themes will be announced at the beginning of June.

Rejuvenation Station
Throughout their day, any camper is welcome to visit our Rejuvenation Station as a quiet 'cool down' zone for those that need a change of pace from the stimulating fun outside. This drop-in special place on camp is staffed at all times and serves as a safe place for campers who benefit from quiet reading, doing a puzzle, fidgetting, talking to a Counsellor, or thinking on their own.

Culture of Change & Adaptability
The voices of our campers and camper parents matter in shaping the future of Menesetung. We actively seek feedback and continue to improve and refine our programs each year.
519 524 6497
Summer Calling Hours
Mon-Fri: 10:00-5:00pm
Sunday: 4:30-5:30pm
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Our Mission:
At Camp Menesetung we believe, that through good stewardship, our camping experience provides recreation and learning in an outdoor setting to enhance the spiritual development of all.
Camp Menesetung
82190 Church Camp Rd. Goderich, ON. N7A 3Y3
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