Specialty Camps offer the classic overnight camp experience while allowing campers to spend more time going in-depth in areas of interest!
Menesetung Specialty Camp Perks
Our camper:staff ratio is 5:1. Your camper will be well looked after!
Registration includes all meals, snacks, T-Shirt, and tax!
All campers, regardless of their area of area of specialization, have the opportunity to experience our full range of program areas, including: Archery, Climbing Wall, Pool, Arts&Crafts, Music&Drama, Outdoor Living Skills, Low Ropes, and more!
ClickHEREfor 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 time with other campers their age.
Our staff are energetic indivuals who LOVE to have fun, are trained in Standard First-Aid & CPR-C, have undergone vulnerable sector screening, and have completed extensive training.
What is Outdoor Living Skills Out-trip Specialty Camp?
This adventure specialty camp is designed to teach outdoor no-trace camping survival skills and put them into practice on a two-night camping trip in the forests of the Maitland Valley under the guidance of our experienced out-trip staff. This specialty camp is running twice this summer, during Week 2 as a co-ed experience, and Week 3 as an all girls adventure. To give you an idea of what kind of experience this is, this is what our adventurer's did for each of our OLS Out-trip weeks last summer:
A group of campers (12 campers + 3 staff) spent Monday & Tuesday mornings learning essential outdoor living skills such as: How to pitch a tent, how to build a fire, how to pack a backpack, how to prepare and preserve hiking food, how to purify water, no-trace camping etiquette, how to pee in the forest etc. On Tuesday afternoon the group loaded up their gear and were chauffeured to their drop off point at the beautiful Falls Reserve Conservation Area where they began their 4K hike through the trails along the Maitland river to their campsite (where much of their heavier gear had magically beat them there somehow...). The group set up camp (tents, hammocks, campfire etc.) on a raised hill in the midst of a cedar grove (almost no bugs!) overlooking the forest floor. The group used this campsite as their homebase for the two-night/three-day adventure making many day-trips to explore and learn about the natural world around them, with lots of flexibility and choice as the group survived and thrived. Thursday after breakfast the group broke camp and hiked 2K to their exit point to rejoin the rest of the camp on-site for Lunch!
Choosing OLS Out-trip Specialty is a choice to engage with the outdoor world in a fun and memorable way. Once this group sets up camp, programming is more free from structure providing the opportunity for personal discovery and reflection. All OLS Out-trip Specialty campers will still have the opportunity to experience our other programming at Camp (Pool, Archery, Climbing Wall, Arts & Crafts, Music & Drama, Low Ropes etc.) for the full camp experience!
"I wish Camp was always like this!" ~ A smiling camper from her hammock in the forest at home-base.
Important Note: Out out-trip specialty camps have an additional special packing list for the out-trip - clickHEREto view.
A week of freedom and choice. Teens create their own daily schedule of what they would like to do. Some like to start their day swimming, or walking on the beach, or reading a book, or shooting at archery, or challenging a group to a shelter building competition... wrapping up the day with an intense themed all camp game of awesome - the possibilities are endless!
The Grand Finale! Come to a full week of classic overnight camp at it's best with your siblings, friends, and relatives!
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 Super Spy Academy and another Backwards day! You'll have to find out!
All week themes will be announced at the beginning of June.
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.