Camp Awakening is looking for a dynamic university or college student to be responsible for the onsite management of the Boys Summer Camp Program. Learn more by reading the 2017 Program Director Posting.
Applications for Youth Week 2017 are now online! Camp Awakening’s one week summer camp & recreation retreat for young adults 19-24 years, offered in partnership with March of Dimes Canada at YMCA Geneva Park in Orillia, from Sunday, June 25th to Friday, June 30th. Deadline to apply is March 10thApplications for Youth Week are now online! One week summer camp … Continue reading →
Get Outside! Why everyone should go to summer camp. Every summer, hundreds of thousands of children and youth go to summer camp. As anyone working in youth development or therapeutic recreation will tell you, the best thing you can ever do for your child is to send them to camp. It’s an amazing & magical time spent with other kids … Continue reading →
There are just 10 days left in 2016 and many Canadians are thinking about making an end-of-year gift to charity. Help send kids with physical disabilities to one of Camp Awakening’s summer camp programs by giving the gift of camp this holiday season! As a registered charity that receives no government funding, Camp Awakening relies on the generosity of individuals, … Continue reading →
Sadly due to a lack of responses, and both campers & counsellors having prior engagements, the annual Winter Reunion originally scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2016 has been CANCELLED. We hope to work with our partners at Kids Up Front Toronto during the winter months to secure tickets to sporting events & concerts and gather our camp community together in … Continue reading →
At Camp Awakening we encourage campers to unplug from technology to gain independence; discover the wonders of nature; form genuine friendships; and learn to lead healthier, more actives lives. However, cameras are allowed to capture the magic of camp and precious memories of the summer. The winning submissions for the 2016 Annual Camper Photo Contest are: … Continue reading →
Camp Awakening has been invited to host a water station at this year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) on Sunday, October 16th. We need at least 20 volunteers to help with set-up, handing out water and Gatorade, and cheering on the runners. It’s going to be a super-fun morning for the camp community and we hope you will join us! Date: … Continue reading →
Last week, veteran Toronto Star photojournalist Jim Rankin had the opportunity to tag along on a joint canoe trip between the boys & girls Camp Awakening summer camp programs during their 3-days in Algonquin Provincial Park. Check out the article & photos HERE.
Friends of Camp Awakening from Rockford’s Bar & Grill and Silver Lakes Golf & Conference Centre will be hosting their 6th annual golf tournament in support of Camp. There is no shot-gun start, so you can select your tee time anytime between 10:00am until 1:00pm. There will still be on-course contests and other fun surprises. After golf, everyone will make their way … Continue reading →
Camp Awakening is very fortunate to receive financial support from the Toronto Star’s Fresh Air Fund initiative to help send campers from the Greater Toronto Area to camp each summer. Each week, campers and staff from Fresh Air Fund camps are sharing their memories. Allie MacLachlan was a semi-counsellor, counsellor and Program Director at Camp Awakening for 6 summers and … Continue reading →