New This Summer: August 24-28 Stream Day Camp!
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Day Camp: For Youth SK to Grade 8
Circle R Day Camp is a wonderful introductory camp experience. Day campers experience the thrills, fun, and adventure of camp and return home each evening. Day campers can play, explore, spend time in the outdoors and make new friends while having the time of their lives! Best of all, day campers become part of a caring camp community that encourages and supports them while they practice “growing up!”
Day Camp exposes campers to a wide variety of activities so they can get a flavour for all the elements of a great camp experience. All of Circle R’s camp programs are available to Day campers, according to their age and abilities. Day campers are placed in groups of eight with one or two counsellors; our youngest “Tyke” campers have two counsellors with each group. Including program staff, the overall ratio of campers to staff at Day Camp is 3:1 and the relatively small capacity of campers per session allows more personal interaction and greater flexibility in day-to-day programming.
Horses and the Riding Program
There’s plenty of horse time for everyone! Day campers ride every day (weather permitting). Circle R riding programs help campers become more comfortable and confident around horses, increase their riding skills and knowledge, have fun, and enjoy the benefits and excitement of working with horses!
Facilities, Meals, and Transportation
Day campers will enjoy nutritious home-cooked lunch prepared by Circle R staff and served in the main lodge. Circle R will also provide morning and afternoon snacks as well as cold drinks throughout the day. Bus transportation is provided with stops located throughout the city. Our staff travel on the buses with the campers every day. Circle R believes that Day Camp program actually begins and ends on the bus!
This year at Circle R we are offering something new during our last week of day camp. While our general camp offers a diversity of programs, our Stream Camps are all about immersion. Based on our staff’s expertise and passions, we are offering four unique day camp streams that give campers the opportunity to dive deep and spend the entire week learning about Wilderness Survival, Nature Art, Outdoor Sports, or Horses, based on their own interests.
Wilderness Survival Day Camp Stream
This stream focuses on offering campers the skills to survive in the forest; from learning fire-building, wild food foraging, scrub shelter building, water purification, wilderness first aid and much more. Campers and staff will set up a temporary base camp and practice sensory skills to get the most out of our experiences in nature. Games, activities, journaling, wood-carving, and story-telling all add to the experience of creating a nature-connected culture in this week-long adventure.
Nature Art Day Camp Stream
This stream explores the many ways we can be creative with items found in nature. From drawing, painting, journaling, creating collages and other crafty mediums to song, poetry, and improvisation games, the campers will find their own unique way of being creative and being inspired by the land and wild creatures at the Ranch.
Sports Camp Stream
This stream offers a varied program of fun physical activities to help young people develop their sports skills. This week will allow campers to get outside and enjoy the beauty and nature at Circle R Ranch while also enjoying the sports and activates we love. In addition to skill development, the camp will focus on fun, teamwork, inclusion and sportsmanship.
Horse Camp Stream
This stream is for the horse lovers. Campers spend the entire day working with our knowledgeable riding staff learning horsemanship, on-ground skills and riding styles. Using games and fun mindfulness exercises the campers will get to dive into the world of horses, their fascinating personalities, the herd mentality and how they interact with humans. Get ready to horse around!