Youth Camps

MacKenzie’s 2018 Summer Camping Season

This summer MacKenzie is offering 9 youth camps, including TWO Fly-Fishing Camps and our all-new Science Camp. All are open to both boys and girls and offer a great range of activities:

    • July 2-July 6: CIT Camp (14-17 years)
    • July 9-13: Intermediate Camp (10-13 years)
    • July 16-20: Drama and Fly Fishing 1 Camps (10-13 years)
    • July 23-27: Junior-Intermediate Camp (7-13 years)
    • July 30-August 3: Science and Fly Fishing 2 Camps (10-13 years)
    • August 7-10: Junior Camp (7-10 years)
    • August 13-17: Teen Camp (13-16 years)
      (See below for more details or download the 2018 Summer Camp brochure.)

On-line registration requires a credit card. To register off-line, or to apply for a campership, download the conventional camp registration form instead. For a campership application form, click here.

All camps are open to both boys and girls. Registration includes a non-refundable cancellation fee of $50. Registration closes two days prior to specified start date. A $20 discount applies when you register a second member of the family.

You can also volunteer your time and skills and earn a discount on your camper’s registration fees. Download the Volunteer Application Form.

MacKenzie Camp offers a 3-tier fee structure. The Tier 1 fee is for families who wish to help cover the “hidden costs” of great camping, especially maintenance and administration. Tier 2 is the actual cost per camper of 4-5 days of programming and meals. Tier 3 is a reduced fee that we can offer (no questions asked!) thanks to donors who want as many kids as possible to experience camping.

Here’s a list of what (and what not) to bring.

  • CIT/LIT CAMP (ages 14-17) July 2-6 (Cost: Tier 1 $450; Tier 2 $397; Tier 3 $315) Capacity: 30 campers.
    This mandatory training week for Counsellors- and Leaders-in-Training is a chance to develop leadership skills, plan activities, and learn the basics for working at MacKenzie (including climbing wall certification) while enjoying everything that camp has to offer. At week’s end, all are interviewed and their skills assessed. Depending on availability and camp needs, they may be asked to volunteer in the summer, in return for payment in-kind or (for those aged 16-17) an honorarium. Check-in 3-4 pm on July 2, departure 1-2 pm on July 6.
  • INTERMEDIATE CAMP (ages 10-13) July 9-13 (Cost: Tier 1 $450; Tier 2 $397; Tier 3 $315) Capacity: 43 campers.
    What a great way to start off the summer – great fun, friends, and food, and no electronic gadgets! Check-in 11:30 am-12:30 pm on July 9, departure 1-2 pm on July 13.
  • DRAMA CAMP (ages 10-13) July 16-20 (Cost: Tier 1 $450; Tier 2 $397; Tier 3 $315) Capacity: 28 campers.
    This camp features drama activities such as games, trust exercises, improvisation, cirque, and skits. Check-in 11:30 am-12:30 pm on July 16, departure 1-2 pm July 20.
  • FLY FISHING 1 CAMP (ages 10-13) July 16-20 (Cost: Tier 1 $450; Tier 2 $397; Tier 3 $315) Capacity: 12 campers.
    This camp is all about fly fishing, including fly-tying techniques, a trip to the Kingfisher Interpretative Centre, and a day fishing on Mabel Lake. Check-in 11:30 am-12:30 pm July 16, departure 1-2 pm July 20.
  • JUNIOR-INTERMEDIATE CAMP (ages 7-13) July 23-27 (Cost: Tier 1 $450; Tier 2 $397; Tier 3 $315) Capacity: 43 campers.
    This is a camp which older and younger siblings can attend together. Great times and great memories! Check-in 11:30 am-12:30 pm on July 23, departure 1-2 pm on July 27.
  • SCIENCE CAMP (ages 10-13) July 30-August 3 (Cost: Tier 1 $450; Tier 2 $397; Tier 3 $315) Capacity: 28 campers.
    This new camp offers a series of intriguing adventures on which Junior Scientists can embark! Check-in 11:30 am-12:30 pm on July 30, departure 1-2 pm on August 3.
  • FLY FISHING 2 CAMP (ages 10-13) July 30-August 3 (Cost: Tier 1 $450; Tier 2 $397; Tier 3 $315) Capacity: 12 campers.
    This camp is all about fly fishing, including fly-tying techniques, a trip to the Kingfisher Interpretative Centre, and a day fishing on Mabel Lake. Check-in 11:30 am-12:30 pm on July 30, departure at 1-2 pm on August 3.
  • JUNIOR CAMP (ages 7-10) August 7-10 (Cost: Tier 1 $285; Tier 2 $255; Tier 3 $200) Capacity: 43 campers.
    Junior Camp is full of great experiences for both returning and first-time campers. Check-in 11:30 am-12:30 pm on August 7, departure 1-2 pm on August 10.
  • TEEN CAMP (ages 13-16) August 13-17 (Cost: Tier 1 $450; Tier 2 $397; Tier 3 $315) Capacity: 43 campers.
    Teen Camp is always a great week, with multiple night games, theme days, and fun activities only offered to our oldest campers. This camp will also include an overnight canoe trip on Mabel Lake. Check-in 11:30 am-12:30 pm on August 13, departure 1-2 pm on August 17.

Remember – thanks to generous donors, Mackenzie can offer camperships to help kids get to camp, whatever their financial circumstances. Click here to download the campership application form and a conventional camp registration form.