Pre-Leadership Camp (PLC-1)
July 1 - July 21
Ages: 13-14, coed.
This dynamic program gives veteran campers and new campers alike a more intensive program with an extra week to experience more adventure and help prepare for our tripping and leadership programs.
PLCs-1 starts off with an opening week of activity choices that includes instructional swim, media, cooking, improvisation, survival skills, and pottery (descriptions below). These new activities will be offered on a daily basis and will build on skills culminating with awards, presentations and special events. Exclusive PLC activities on most afternoons include team building activities and off-site trips. PLC campers still participate in regular camp programming with camp-wide theme days, evening programs, and special interest choice periods. In addition, PLC campers will occasionally have their own evening programs.
During the next two-weeks, PLC campers will be involved with the regular camp in morning activity periods. While afternoons continue building on Pre-Leadership programs, team building, skills enhancement, and out trips. A 3-day canoe trip is planned to either the Kawartha Highlands or Haliburton Highlands
This is a perfect program for campers who, in the past, have come for more than one session. Most importantly, it allows campers to be integrated within a group where campers must learn to work together. It’s also great for building confidence and self-esteem through team building.
PLC will be led by highly qualified and experienced staff. These staff will be vital in delivering a rewarding and unforgettable summer; setting the foundation towards future leadership opportunities and cultivating the positive attributes and human qualities that our society values.
• Building confidence and self-esteem
• Developing teamwork skills
• Problem solving independently and in groups
• Taking responsibility for one’s actions
• Initiating cooperative actions and behaviours
• Developing efficient work habits
• Responding to challenges and demonstrating motivation
This program is a great building block for campers thinking about working towards the CSD and LIT leadership programs.
PLC-Extension: For PLC campers looking for a 4th week option, this one week extension takes the program to a new level with adventure-based activities. (For more information and program schedule, see PLC-Extra Adventure).
PLC-1 campers will choose 2 of 6 activity choices that will run each day over the course of 5-6 days over the opening week of camp:
Instructional swim: Lifesaving instructional swim programs will be offered including Bronze Star and Canadian Swim Patrol. These courses offer an excellent opportunity to develop swim strokes and the skills foundation for future success in Bronze Medallion, Cross and Lifeguarding awards. 8-12 hours courses will run over the course of the first week with some additional times running into the 2-weeks of camp that follow.
Media: Campers will be exposed to radio, photography, video and camp blogs. Preparing for radio shows, being “on-the-air,” planning an opening week video, reporting from around camp, creating a camper newsletter and taking photos for our website will all be part of this in-focus media team.
Cooking: You are invited into the kitchen to learn some recipes that you can take home with you. Learn both indoor and outdoor cooking, where our foods come from and preparing what’s both good and good for you. Be prepared to have fun and eat what you make and bake!
Improvisation: Do you have the acting bug? Improvisation builds acting skills and teaches us to say “yes!” Live in the moment, be spontaneous, learn about yourself and build your confidence. Become part of the Camp Kawartha Improv Team with a final performance scheduled for campers and staff.
Survival Skills: Outdoor skills, bushcraft, score orienteering, fishing and camping. Nothing like enhance your skills and appreciation for the outdoors to get your adrenaline pumping!
Pottery: For those who like to create with their hands, pottery and other 3D sculpting will be taught and explored in the Arts & Crafts building and around camp. Help shape the new Camp Kawartha Artscape!