Skill Based & Experiential Learning at RKY Camp
Overnight campers are provided with a daily mix of personal choice activities, core programming areas, and camp wide games. All Youth and Senior Campers will be given the opportunity to choose two core activities to emphasize over their time at RKY. Participants of the One Weeker programs will experience an exciting mix of all program areas.
Click here for a schedule of A Typical Day at RKY Camp.
RKY Camp programs are divided by age groups.
Click on your age group below to learn about each program at camp.
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A 1-week program for 7-11 year olds full of activities to explore nature and make friends
RKY Camp provides a one week sleepover camp designed with first-time, young campers in mind. They will get to share fun, new, and interesting experiences while living with a group of cabin mates.
Under the supervision of specially selected staff, this experience focuses on helping campers to make new friends. Emphasis is placed on cabin togetherness and experiencing all that camp has to offer.
A 2-week program for 8-12 year olds full of activities to explore nature and make friends
A 2-week program for 13-15 year olds full of activities and personal development opportunities
Our older campers enjoy all of the programs and instruction as the Youth Campers do. In addition, there are special Senior Camp programs aimed at teenagers.
Look forward to an offsite canoe outtrip lasting 3-4 days. Paddle through Frontenac county lakes and waterways, cook over a fire, and enjoy the elements with your peers.
Senior Campers may also choose to take part in the RKY Blue Rag Program, which invites our oldest campers to challenge themselves personally and spiritually in order to help them grow.
This 2-week program for 15 year olds focuses on the development of their hard & soft leadership skills
This two-week program provides participants with an opportunity for personal growth and development. Both hard skill and soft skill development are at the core of the LIT program.
Participants will be able to learn the fundamentals of communication, leadership, and prepare for future facilitation opportunities.
With guidance from our Leadership Counsellors, LITs will have the opportunity to participate in a 4 night canoe trip and a natural skills workshop. Participants of the LIT Program also earn 8 hours of time as a volunteer.
This month-long program for 16 year olds focuses on the development of key leadership and teamwork qualities
Our CIT program prepares participants for future endeavours in the workplace and at camp. Under the supervision of their Leadership Trainers, participants get to practice their counselling skills first hand through a number of cabin placements.
Participants have a responsibility to show strong role modelling and actively participate in the development of RKY Campers. In addition to their experience, participants earn 12 volunteer hours.
CITs get to embark on a 5-day canoe outtrip between camper sessions. Adventure deep into Algonquin Park with a team of your peers, paddling and portaging from site to site.
A Day at RKY Camp
7:00am Polar Bear Swim!
8:00 Flag-raising & breakfast
8:30 Cabin clean-Up – everybody does their share...
9:30 Area Selection #1
10:30 Area Selection #2
11:30 Free time – swimming, boating, archery, climbing, A&C...
1:30 Tuck & rest period
2:30 Cabin Group activity – planned by you!
3:30 Interest Group activity – choose your favourite!
4:30 Free time – swimming, boating, archery, climbing, A&C...
5:30 Dinner & invitations
7:00 Evening program with the whole camp!
9:00 Flag-lowering & TAPS
9:30 Youth Camp bedtime
10:00 Senior Camp bedtime
RKY Camp programs offer a variety of skills-based and experiential learning opportunities. Our overnight campers are provided with a daily mix of personal choice activities, core programming areas, and camp wide games.
All Youth and Senior Campers will be given the opportunity to choose two core activities to emphasize over their time at RKY. Although all campers will experience all that RKY has to offer at various other points during the session, allowing campers to choose their own challenge helps give them a sense of ownership and pride of their accomplishments.
Provide the opportunity for increased self-esteem and fitness by improving their outdoor resourcefulness
Ensure personal & spiritual enrichment by providing a healthy, safe, enjoyable camping experience
Promote conservation ethics by instilling an awareness and appreciation of the natural world
Develop appreciation for individual and group differences through community living
Encourage independent thinking, self-reliance, and creative expression
Encourage evaluation of experiences and clarification of values
Provide campers with a place and space to grow
RKY Activities are planned to:
RKY Camp has 7 Program Spaces known as 'Areas'.
All Two Week Campers get to select 2 areas to explore in-depth during our morning programming. Our One Weekers get to try a little of everything at camp.
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!
Our Senior and Leadership campers are given the opportunity to partake in the RKY Blue Rag program.
The program is designed to help campers and staff challenge themselves and foster personal growth and development.
This program begins with selecting a personal goal that you wish to accomplish during your stay at camp and working with another Blue Ragger to achieve these goals.
Personal challenges can vary from jumping off the RKY tower to making a new friend at camp!
RKY's annual intense competition between the Lumbermen and Voyageurs. Discover The Games at RKY, only during the 4th Session.
The RKY Games Session is a one week session that includes the RKY Games. The RKY Games is a three day competition involving camp games and activities between the Lumbermen and the Voyageurs. It is a high energy session that focuses on friendly rivalry and healthy competition.
This session does not include an overnight Outtrip.