At Camp Brimacombe, campers will gain new experiences, develop fundamental skills, foster friendships and grow – all in a supportive, holistic-focused environment. Each week, campers will delve into exciting and new learning adventures, exploring the natural world around them in age appropriate activities.
At Camp Brimacombe, our mission is to provide every camper with an educational, exciting and memorable experience that reflects our core values, and encourages learning through play. Camp Brimacombe exists to foster the holistic development of each camper, through an empowering and safe environment, that recognizes the uniqueness of each child.
PLAY. FRIENDSHIP. HONESTY. RESPECT. TEAMWORK.
Camp Brimacombe is pleased to offer care to children and youth, 4 – 12 years of age as well as a Leader-In-Training program designed for campers age 12 – 14.
The following is a breakdown of the camp groups offered, and the developmental focus of each group.
12 – 14 years old
The Leader-in-Training (LIT) program is designed to provide opportunities to develop confidence and skills in leadership, team-building, conflict resolution and goal setting while also participating in recreational camp activities. An Emergency First Aid certification course will be provided by a course conductor from the Lifesaving Society
Pending COVID-19 protocols, LITs will have the opportunity to interact with campers, participate in camp activities during the week, and ultimately lead our camper programming on Friday afternoon. In the event that such interactions are not possible and LITs will have the opportunity to develop a team project and lead programming within their group.
*LITs will be eligible to interview for summer camp volunteer positions during additional weeks.
6 – 8 years old
Camp Brimacombe’s Saplings program promotes the development of each camper through cooperative and structured activities.
Counsellors will place an emphasis on the camper’s interests as they navigate themed activities that encourage both active and passive play. Saplings will engage in challenges that expand their strength and endurance, logical reasoning and social skills, in a supportive environment that promotes success and the growth of self-esteem.
Saplings will interact closely with their Counsellors to have a fun filled week, where they will engage in learning in the most encouraging way possible- through play!
9 – 12 years old
Within the Mighty Oaks program at Camp Brimacombe, campers will enjoy their week in an environment that increases their independence and self-confidence.
Campers will have the opportunity to participate in organized activities that promote fair play and honesty, communication, and leadership.
Counsellors will interact with their campers, promoting positive peer interactions, supporting the individuality of each camper and fostering the learning of new experiences.
4 – 5 years old
Within Camp Brimacombe’s Sprouts program, a child-centered learning environment will be promoted, where pro-social skills will be role-modeled and fostered.
Through a holistic approach, Counsellors will place focus on self-directed play experiences through the use of activity centers that encourage imagination. Counsellors will engage closely with the children in their group, providing immediate feedback and support, assisting in the development of hand-eye coordination and emerging gross motor skills.
Within the Sprouts program, each campers uniqueness will be supported and the development of their competence and independence will be encouraged.
*Please note, children must be 4 prior to the beginning of the camps commencement.