Specialty Weeks offer the classic overnight camp experience while allowing campers to spend more time going in-depth in areas of interest!
Menesetung Specialty Week 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 Specialty week campers, regardless of their area of interest, 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.
*For each specialty week every camper must choose one specialty option.
*Regardless of which Specialty is chosen, every camper will have the opportunity to experience all of our programs throughout their week!
A Specialty for those who love to be active! Dynamic pursuit is about honing skills and overcoming challenges, campers spend more time pursuing Archery, Climbing Wall, Low Ropes, Pool, Sports & Games!
Dynamic Pursuit will be an option for both Specialty Week 1 and Specialty Week 2.
A Specialty for those who love to be creative! M.A.D. (Music.Arts.Drama.) Talent is about campers bringing their voice to life as part of a team that explores the arts, creates and puts on a production! Campers can expect to have opportunities with everything that goes into a production: creative writing, acting, staging, set-building, decorating, costume making, music, and sound effects! Whether on-stage, making music, or behind the scenes your camper won't want to miss this exciting opportunity!
M.A.D. Talent will be an option for both Specialty Week 1 and Specialty Week 2.
Outdoor Living Skills
A Specialty for those who love to explore and adventure! O.L.S. is about learning the skills to survive in nature and putting them to use on a two night camping adventure exploring the trails along the Maitland River and the woods of the Morris Tract! O.L.S. campers can expect to learn how to set-up a campsite, pitch a tent, make a campfire, cook over a fire, practice no-trace camping, and survive in the wild! The brave band of hikers will be accompanied by experienced 'Outtrip' Camp staff who take with them the resources to ensure that everyone remains safe, healthy, and happy throughout their trip!
Campers participating in the O.L.S. specialty will be required to bring a few addional items with them to camp to help them on their trip: A pair of sturdy shoes (ideally hiking boots), a big backpack, a camping matress (camping matress rentals available for $5 with registration), and a healthy dose of curiosity!
Outdoor Living Skills will be an option for both Specialty Week 1 and Girls Week.
Pay It Forward Program
New for 2018! This program is an exciting opportunity for campers to make a positive difference in the local community by visiting local businesses and organizations to experience unique, fun, and skill-building opportunities and give back to the community as generously supported by the Libro Prosperity Fund. All campers who attend Specialty Week 2 will be able to participate in Pay It Forward! Find out more HERE.
The Pay It Forward Program will run for all campers of Teen Week, and Specialty Week 2; and also as a Specialty Option for All Ages Week.
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
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!
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.