Summer Overnight & Day Camp - Outdoor Centre - School
located in Huntsville, Ontario - 705.789.5612

Tawingo

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Sign Up for Day Camp?
If you would like to register for Day Camp then you may register Online, download an Application Form, or you may contact our office by calling us at 705-789-5612 or emailing us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to request an application package. (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION)

Who Can Attend Day Camp?
Boys and girls ages 6 to 12 years old. If children are 5 years old and entering Grade One, they may apply as well.

What is the Camper/Leader Ratio?
Campers are placed in cabin groups with one counsellor. Depending on our numbers for each week, there could be 5 to 10 children in a group. Generally, the camper:staff ratio is 8:1. As well, the Day Camp Director and several leaders-in-training are on hand for support.

In what Activities are the Day Camp Campers Involved?
The full facilities of Camp Tawingo are made available to our Day Camp Campers. More specifically, activities may include: canoeing; swimming; rowboats; hiking; initiative games; sailing; large and small group games; crafts; mini-putt; archery and many other sports; pioneer activities; camping skills; nature activities; cookouts; parachute games; special themes; indoor games; books; board games; and much more.

Are Swimming Lessons Part of the Activities?
Swimming lessons are part of the program, every cabin group is offered at least one opportunity for swimming lessons. There are many activities held at the Waterfront, and there is a General Swim every day.

What is a Typical Day?

8:30-9:00am: Arrive at Camp

9:00am: Warm up with a joke, funny phrase, Thought-for-the-Day

9:45am: Camp Skills

11:00am: Snack

11:20am: Program Option (Interest Groups)

12:45pm: Lunch

1:45pm: Sportsfield/Library Activity (Free time – camper’s choice)

2:30pm: General Swim

3:30pm: Afternoon snack

3:45pm All-Camp Activity

4:45pm: Departure

What is Program Option?
Campers choose an activity from a variety of options. They are given the opportunity to sign up the day before. These groups will consist of both boys and girls of all ages. There is a fun variety of activities to choose from which may include sailing, soccer, fudge-making, crafts, frog-catching, drama, fishing, basketball, sandcastles, raft and snorkeling, clay pits, mountain hike, mini-putt, waterfront games, and much more.

Do Day Camp Campers Participate in Programs with the Overnight Campers?
The Day Camp Campers do not participate in activities with the Overnight Campers. Overnight Camp operates on Standard Time so when Day Camp Campers start their program at 9:00am Daylight Saving Time, it is 8:00am Standard Time for the overnight campers and they are heading off to breakfast. The only time the two groups may be together is for one lunch in the dining hall (if the overnight schedule allows room for the Day Camp Campers). We like to have the Day Camp Campers experience a meal in the Dining Hall to see the Overnight Camp in action and enjoy one of our wonderful daily Sing Songs.

When does Day Camp Start and End Each Day?
The Day Camp program starts at 9:00 am and ends at 4:45 pm Monday to Friday of each week offered.

Are Children Required to Bring Lunch or Is It Included?
Camp Tawingo provides a homemade lunch every day as well as morning and afternoon snacks. Lunch and snacks are included in theDay Camp fee. Indeed, we ask that no food be brought to Camp by our Day Camp Campers since we must be sensitive to food allergies in some of our campers (both residential and day) and our staff.

Is There Transportation From Huntsville?
Yes, there is transportation from the parking lot of the Huntsville Royal Canadian Legion on Lansdowne Street for an extra fee. The children are picked up at 8:30 am and dropped off at 5:00 pm each day.