Spring

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May and June are our most popular seasons for school groups.  For many schools it has become the highlight trip to end the year.  Many of our teachers and schools come back year after year.  It is the closest to the summer camp experience that Camp Kadesh can provide outside a week in July and August.

There are a few things that make Spring different than other seasons:

  • Our staff sleep in the cabins to provide a summer camp like experience.*

  • We facilitate the whole day (teachers and chaperones simply supervise the students)

  • We are able to have full campfires with songs and stories.

2020 Pricing

May dates before Victoria Day:

$76/student for 2 days

$135/student for 3 days

Dates After Victoria Day:

$85/student for 2 days

$150/student for 3 days

NEW THIS YEAR

Provide your own chaperones in cabins

$65/student for 2 days

$120/student for 3 days

**All prices are subject to 5% GST**

Activities

Team Building Games:  TBG are a set of problem-solving activities that require the entire group’s participation to solve. These challenges give the students the opportunity to develop their problem-solving skills, listening, cooperation, communication, and creative thinking. Students will set a goal, plan, discuss, and then participate as a group to accomplish the task at hand.

The Whipper:  The Whipper functions similar to a large tree-top swing, Students are harnessed securely onto the swing rope while their classmates work together as a group to raise and hold the participant at their desired height. The student participant is then free to gather their courage and release themselves for an adrenaline-fuelled swing.

Climbing Wall:  Students have the chance to try out our 30 foot climbing wall. With multiple routes varying in difficulty, we have a challenge for everyone. Give it everything and encourage classmates to do their best. While waiting for their turn, our bouldering wall offers the chance to practice and try different techniques with a variety of games and challenges to get everyone involved.

Challenge Course:  Students move as a group and participate in low-ropes elements designed to test individual, partner, and group capabilities and teamwork. Balance, coordination, and communication are emphasized with each task presenting a new and unique challenge for students to try and master. Time spent at each task varies depending on group dynamics and preference.

Marksmanship:  Students are instructed on how to safely handle and use a bow and then are given the chance to test their aim while supervised at our range. Tomahawk throwing is located adjacent to our archery range. Here students will have the opportunity to test their coordination and consistency while taking part in this challenging yet, exciting skill.

Canoeing:  Students partner up and are taught basic canoe safety and effective paddling techniques before launching their canoes and adventuring on Christopher. Working together as canoeing partners is just as important to success as the paddling competency itself is. This activity is subject to lake and weather conditions. 

Fire Building:  Students are instructed in essential fire-building basics, including types of fuels, use of flint and steel, fire construction, and fire safety. Students then break into groups and are encouraged to start their own fire with materials gathered from the surrounding environment.  

Ultimate Frisbee:  This classic sport uses simple rules and a basic skillset to present an enjoyable game for all students. Done on the camp field, this activity gets the whole class moving and can be modified to ensure full class engagement so nobody feels left out. 

Beach Volleyball:  Volleyball is one of those staple sports that is fun anywhere. Our beach volleyball court has a beautiful view of the lake and provides opportunity for some friendly competition. This sport encourages teamwork and athleticism on a safe playing field. Instructors may add unique twists to volleyball matches to keep things fresh and encourage student engagement. 

Map Orienteering:  Students are instructed on how to read a camp map and are sent out in groups to find landmarks and their associated symbols in a friendly competition. The group that finds and records the most landmark symbols is the victor. May be combined with compass orienteering.

Compass Orienteering:  Students are instructed regarding compassing basics and how to handle a standard compass for orienteering. Students then break up into groups and follow one of several marked routes throughout the camp using their newly-developed skills. Successful groups may embark on a different route and see how many they can complete. May be combined with map orienteering.

Crafts:  (Bracelet Making) Bracelet making is an easy DIY craft to pick up! During this block we will explore the different types of braids such as a Chevron, Fishtail, or Diamond weave. Students will have the chance to experiment with the different kinds and have bracelets of their own to take home afterwards.

Nature Hike:  This activity takes part on a loop trail along the north end of Christopher Lake. Students will have the chance to experience some of Canada’s beautiful boreal forest, seeing both plants and wildlife along the way.

Basketball: Students are divided into teams for a game of basketball on our lakeside court. Friendly competition on the court encourages team work. Instructors may add different basketball games like 21 and bump to keep things fresh.

Outdoor Cooking: Students work together to build a campfire with their instructor who will then direct them in cooking a baked treat over the fire. This skill ends with time to spend enjoying a snack.

Broomball: For this skill, the basketball court gets turned into a broomball rink. Use teamwork to pass, and shoot your team’s way to victory. Make sure to bring along not only your competitive edge, but also your good sportsmanship to make sure that everyone has an enjoyable time.

Swimming: Nothing is as nice on a hot day as a swim in the inviting waters of a northern Saskatchewan lake. Supervised by our lifeguarding staff, students can enjoy the water to their heart’s content. (this activity is weather permitting and is not always available)

 

ScheduleS

3 DAYS & 2 NIGHT
11:00 Arrival
12:00 Orientation
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Camp Store Open
2:00 Activity Block #1
3:00 Activity Block #2
4:00 Activity Block #3
5:30 Supper
6:30 Free Time
7:00 Camp Wide Game
8:00 Snack
8:30 Campfire
10:00 Curfew

Day Two
8:15 Breakfast
9:00 Activity Block #5
10:00 Activity Block #6
11:00 Activity Block #7
12:00 Free Time
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Camp Store Open
2:00 Activity Block #8
3:00 Activity Block #9
4:00 Activity Block #10
5:30 Supper
6:30 Free Time
7:00 Camp Wide Game
8:00 Snack
8:30 Campfire
10:00 Curfew

Day Three
8:15 Breakfast
9:00 Pack up/Bring gear to Chapel
10:00 Activity Block #11
11:00 Activity Block #12
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Departure

2 DAYS & 1 NIGHT
11:00 Arrival
12:00 Orientation
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Camp Store Open
2:00 Activity Block #1
3:00 Activity Block #2
4:00 Activity Block #3
5:30 Supper
6:30 Free Time
7:00 Camp Wide Game
8:00 Snack
8:30 Campfire
10:00 Curfew

Day Two
8:15 Breakfast
9:00 Pack up/Bring gear to Chapel
10:00 Activity Block #4
11:00 Activity Block #5
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Departure