Little Guys and Gals: Monday August 7 - Friday August 11, 2017
At YMCA John Island Camp we recognize that some younger children are not quite ready to plunge into a full week camping experience. Each summer we offer a special five-day camp designed just for these campers. Little Guys and Gals provides the perfect introduction to camp life for the younger campers.
The program is primarily cabin-based with groups of eight to ten campers and two counsellors. It provides the opportunity to explore the range of programs offered at YMCA John Island Camp with their cabin mates. Activities are selected on the first day so that all campers have a say in what programs the group will be doing. These activities and evening programs are geared to the needs. interests and availbilities of the six to ten age group.
In addition to cabin based programs, campers will also get the opportunity to select programs of their choice in the afternoon. Similar to our Adventure Camp or Pioneer Camp, Campers will get to choose some afternoon program time where they will get to interact with campers from other cabins. Some of the programs offered during this session are: sailing, canoeing, kayaking, ropes course, climbing wall, swimming, beach games, hikes, water trampoline, outdoor living skills and a variety of other games and actvities.
In the evening, all campers come together to take part in a variety of all camp programs. These programs can vary from theme days to opening and closing campfire and other creative games that the program manager and staff team create.