Get to know your way around camp!
As a traditional overnight summer camp, RKY has 16 camper cabins spread throughout our 15 acre property full of natural Ontario forest and plenty of waterfront space looking out to Eagle Lake.
As we improve and update the camp, we want to thank all our generous donors, as none of these changes would be possible without you!
Our cabins are rustic and reflect the spirit of a traditional summer camp. Most cabins have been replaced in the last 10 years. 8 of our cabins are insulated for Year Round accommodation.
Click here for more information on our Year-Round Activities and Programs!
After a successful fundraising campaign in 2019, RKY built an 8000 sq/ft Dining Hall with a modern commercial kitchen.
This is a Year-Round facility that has a capacity of 240 people. It was designed as a Summer Camp Dining Hall that duels as an ideal event and conference facility.
The name "Homestead" comes from the generous support we received from the founder of Homestead Landholdings, Mr. Britton A. Smith.
Thanks to long time RKY supporters, Jim and Maryln Stewart, RKY was able to begin the final phase of our Revitalization Campaign in December of 2020.
With their generous donation, we have been renovating our former dining hall into a Year Round Outdoor Centre. The focus of this facility will be our Out-Trip programming, leadership workshops, staff and office space as well as accommodation and medical rooms.
Each room serves a dual function for our Summer Camp and Outdoor Centre programs. This project was completed on schedule in Spring of 2022.
Definitely a highlight for many campers, swimming in Eagle Lake is an exciting experience and a great way to make friends at camp. All participants, regardless of swimming ability, must complete a RKY swim assessment prior to swimming without a lifejacket at RKY.
RKY waterfront is also equipped with over 30 canoes, 25 kayaks, 10 paddleboards, 1 paddleboat, a raft, THE TOWER, and a Gazebo.
Our well-established canoeing program teaches students about the parts of the paddle and canoe, as well as how to do different strokes before heading out on an adventure on the lake.
POLAR BEAR DIP
JUMP THE TOWER
PADDLE ON OUTTRIP
RKY Camp has 7 Program Spaces known as 'Areas'.
All Summer Campers get to select 2 areas to explore in-depth during our morning programming.
During 'Freetime' these areas are open to all campers to come and enjoy as they please.
Hover and click "LET'S GO" to explore each area and get to know it a bit better!
While learning about harnessing, ropes and climbing safety, participants are encouraged to climb our revamped 30 ft Climbing Wall, Vertical Playground, Dangle-a-Maze and other low ropes elements. Our lead instructor is certified with a Level 2 Challenge Course Facilitator certification.
Benefitting from our beautiful site on Eagle Lake, the RKY nature program focuses on immersing campers in the natural world. Campers engage in an exciting program that uses the RKY hiking trails and wetlands.
RKY Camp’s incredible waterfront sets the stage for a great program. This area will focus on fun, safety and learning new skills. All campers are required to do a swim test with our qualified lifeguards on the first day of camp. Personal flotation devices are available.
Campers develop their outdoor living skills at Camp Craft. Whether it's shooting arrows, building a shelter, cooking a snack over a fire they made or learning new knots—there is always something new and exciting in this area of camp!
ARTS & CRAFTS
This program is designed to help ignite a campers’ creative side; offering various crafts, games, and opportunities for campers to learn many new skills. Some activities include tie-dye, candle making, beading, bracelet making and various theatre games.
Learn introduction to music theory, intro to acoustic guitar, percussion, and various other topics. All campers have the option to showcase their skills in a camp performance. RKY provides all necessary musical instruments.
Our boating program focuses on canoeing and kayaking skills. This program is designed to incorporate safety and on the water knowledge. While at boating, all campers are required to wear a PFD that fits and are always supervised by our lifeguard staff.