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Lakefield Camp, Kawartha
 
Campers from around the world travel to Lakefield to gain an appreciation of the outdoors and to develop skills in a number of sports and activities. Come for the adventure...stay for the friends!
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Since 1985, young people from around the world have joined Canadians in this unique summer experience. Lakefield Camp International is operated on the grounds of Lakefield College School, one of Canada's most prestigious private boarding schools, founded in 1879. Located only 150 km from Toronto, Lakefield Camp features a calm lake, extensive fields and comfortable accommodations in a clean, safe and natural environment.
 
Accommodation
 
Campers are accommodated in the College's modern "house" style residences. These houses are equipped with washroom and shower facilities. Every effort is made to integrate the different nationalities by mixing the various language groups. Supervision is in the hands of the staff who share the houses with the campers.
 
Camp organisation
 
The daily programme is structured around five 1-hour activity periods. Two consecutive periods are spent in the classroom for language study. On arrival, all campers are tested to determine which of the three levels of study is most appropriate for their continuing studies. As ESL (English as a Second Language) is optional, students who decide not to take ESL simply replace it with two activities of their choice. In 2010, we are continuing to offer the new "Introduction to Guitar" programme.

Another new programme was successfully introduced in 2009 - the WEP (Wilderness Education Programme). This is an extraordinary opportunity for campers with good English and is an alternative to ESL. The goal of the WEP is to involve and educate students using the unique outdoor classroom that Lakefield School has to offer. Activities are focused on the environment, wilderness exploration and discoveries unique to the local Canadian landscape. Components include:

Summer Camp Wilderness Living & Survival (building shelters, campfire cooking)
Summer Camp Outdoor survival games & hikes
Summer Camp Animal and insect exploration (fishing, observing marsh habitats)
Summer Camp Map Orienteering
Summer Camp Native Canadian stories & history
Summer Camp Current Environmental Concerns (global warming, environment, sustainable living)

The programme includes 10 hours per week split into 2 daily periods and is suitable for campers with intermediate to advanced level English.

The remaining three periods are devoted to a variety of sports and arts with campers able to elect the activities of their choice once each week. Once choices are made students stay with those activities for the entire week, building on their developing skills. All the instruction is conducted in English by qualified staff.

 
Health and safety
 
A qualified, resident nurse manages the well-equipped infirmary located on the camp grounds. In the case of an emergency, the local hospital is located less than 15 minutes from the camp. All staff are trained in First Aid and water safety procedures.
 
Activities
 
Although the following activities are typically offered as part of the programme at Lakefield, it should be noted that they are dependent on availability and their suitability for particular age groups:
 
Summer Camp Archery Summer Camp Arts and crafts Summer Camp Baseball Summer Camp Basketball Summer Camp Beach volleyball Summer Camp Canoeing Summer Camp Climbing wall Summer Camp Dance Summer Camp Drama Summer Camp High and low ropes course Summer Camp Introductory guitar Summer Camp Kayaking Summer Camp Martial arts Summer Camp Mountain biking Summer Camp Sailing Summer Camp Football (Soccer) Summer Camp Swimming Summer Camp Tennis Summer Camp Theatre Summer Camp Windsurfing
 
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