Camp Huronda

Huntsville, Ontario
Camp Huronda

Camp History:

The Canadian Diabetes Association has operated Camp Huronda continuously since 1964. For seven years Camp Huronda rented space at Camp Beausoleil and Camp Couchiching prior to finding a permanent home in 1971 on Lake Waseosa at the previous site of Camp Waseosa.

Activities your child will be talking about all year-long!
Campers participate in activities that inspire personal growth, encourage team-building and foster an appreciation of the outdoors such as: swimming, hiking, canoeing and kayaking, low ropes course, climbing wall, pottery, mountain biking, sports, and outtrips.

Number of Campers:
Camp Huronda’s  two-week sessions, accept 84 campers each session.  The two one-week sessions, can accommodate 24 campers each session.

The month long Leadership Development Program accepts 10 participants each month.

Camp Huronda’s Family Camp welcomes 15 families.

Number of Staff:
There are 60 Program Staff at Camp Huronda.

Accommodation Details:
Campers sleep in cabins with other members of their cabin group as well as two counsellors.  These cabins are located near each other which helps to foster the sense of community while at camp.

Transportation:
Parents are welcome to both drop off and pick up their child at camp directly.  There is also a bus service from Toronto, supervised by Camp Huronda staff for those parents unable to make the trip up to Huntsville.

Camp Address:
1252 South Waseosa Lake Rd.
Huntsville, ON
P1H 2N4

Nearest Hospital:
The nearest hospital to camp is Huntsville District Memorial Hospital.

Camp Huronda is generously supported by

Rexall Foundation

Camp Huronda’s Overnight Camp is for children and youths ages 7 -15.

2015 Overnight Camp Dates:

Two-Week Sessions:  7 – 15 yrs. (except C session)

Session A: June 28 – July 10, 2015
Session B: July 12 -July 24, 2015
Session C: July 27 – August 8, 2015 (11-15 yrs. only – all younger campers attend C1 or C2)
Session D: August 10 – August 22, 2015

One-Week Sessions: 7 – 10 yrs.
Session C1: July 27 – August 1, 2015
Session C2: August 3 – August 8, 2015

2015 Overnight Camp Fees:

We have implemented a voluntary three-tiered pricing program that allows you to select the fee that is appropriate for your family. This is strictly an honour system; your selection will not influence your child’s experience at Camp.

Two-Week Camp Sessions:
Tier 1: Lightly Subsidized – $2720
Tier 2: Partially Subsidized – $2220
Tier 3: Heavily Subsidized – $1670

One-Week Camp Sessions:
Tier 1: Lightly Subsidized – $1360
Tier 2: Partially Subsidized – $1110
Tier 3: Heavily Subsidized – $835

If the Tier 3 fee remains a challenge, we also offer a limited number of fee subsidies, called Camperships. If you require a Campership, you will have the opportunity to apply as part of your registration process. For any questions, please contact the Camp Registrar.

 

This program is for 16 yr. old campers who want to develop their leadership skills, learn how a camping program operates, gain experience working with children in a camp environment.  During this month-long program participants will work closely with two dedicated Leadership Development Program Instructors as they take part in all Camp Huronda activities and learn how to teach these activities to campers.   During the program LDP participants will take part in Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’, Bronze Medallion and/or Bronze Cross, High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development and Ontario Recreational Canoe and Kayak Association courses.  All participants who pass the courses will be provided with certifications at the end of the month.

Selection Criteria:

LDP applications are due by March 31.  All applicants will be notified of their status by April 15.  Any applications received after that date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Campers must be 16 years old by June 30, 2015 to be eligible for the program.  Unfortunately we cannot accommodate any exceptions.

The Leadership Development Program is for campers who are eager and capable of engaging in their own learning.

**As part of the registration and selection process, all applicants must submit a 400 word essay describing the following:

1. Why do you want to be part of the LD Program?
2. What do you think you can bring to the group and camp community?
3. What do you want to learn from the program?  How you will apply it away  from camp?

Please work on this essay in a Word document or other word processing program and then upload through our online registration system.

2015 Leadership Development Program Dates:

July Session: June 28 – July 24, 2015
August Session: July 27 – August 22, 2015

2015 Leadership Development Program Fees:

We have implemented a voluntary three-tiered pricing program that allows you to select the fee that is appropriate for your family. This is strictly an honour system; your selection will not influence your child’s experience at Camp.

Tier 1: Lightly Subsidized – $2720
Tier 2: Partially Subsidized – $2220
Tier 3: Heavily Subsidized – $1670

If the Tier 3 fee remains a challenge, we also offer a limited number of fee subsidies, called Camperships. If you require a Campership, you will have the opportunity to apply as part of your registration process. For any questions, please contact the Camp Registrar.

Camp Huronda’s Family Camp is for children living with type 1 diabetes, along with their parents, siblings and caregivers. Family Camp provides families with opportunities to learn more about type 1 diabetes, offering a positive and supportive environment in which they can share knowledge and experiences as well as network and build relationships with other families dealing with similar challenges. Family Camp bring people together in a way that just doesn’t happen in any other setting.

2015 Family Camp Dates
August 24-27, 2015

2015 Family Camp Fees

Adult (18+) –  $250

Youth (4-18) – $125

Child ( 3 and under) –  FREE

Accommodations:

Each family will have their own cabin with bunk beds for sleeping.

Washrooms:
Heated Shower Facilities, Indoor Flush Toilet  - located in separate building

Age Range:
All ages – camper with T1D must be 17 or younger

Capacity:
15 families

* Fees include all meals, activities and three nights’ accommodation. All applicable taxes have been included.

Financial Aid/Camperships:

If the camp fees will be a challenge, we offer a limited number of fee subsidies, called Camperships. If you require a Campership, you will have the opportunity to apply as part of your registration process. For any questions, please contact the Camp Registrar.

Supervision:
Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children while at Camp. However, supervision will be provided during scheduled program activities. Parents are also responsible for their children’s medical and dietary care, including their child’s diabetes management, the dispensing of medication(s) and monitoring of personal supplies. Staff are on site to facilitate programming and are not there to supervise daily routines or provide direct medical care except in the case of an emergency.