Camp Kawartha

Sample Schedule for Overnight School Trips

Most school visits are 2½ days in duration (Mon-Wed, or Wed-Fri).

Teachers typically select 3 programs from over 50 programs offered.

Sample Monday – Wednesday Schedule

Day One (Mon) Day Two (Tues) Day Three (Wed)
  8:00am – Breakfast 8:00am – Breakfast
9:30am – Arrival

  • Tour & Co-operative Games
9:30am – Program Period #2

  • Group 2: A Day in the Life of a Voyageur
  • Group 3: Climbing Wall
  • Group 1: It’s a Bug’s Life
9:30am – Survival Game
12:00noon – Lunch 12:30pm – Lunch 12:00noon – Lunch
1:30 pm – Program Period #1

  • Group 1: A Day in the Life of a Voyageur
  • Group 2: Climbing Wall
  • Group 3: It’s a Bug’s Life
1:45 pm – Program Period #3

  • Group 3: A Day in the Life of a Voyageur
  • Group 1: Climbing Wall
  • Group 2: It’s a Bug’s Life
 1:15pm – Departure
4:00pm – Recreation Time 4:15pm – Recreation Time  
5:00pm – Dinner 5:00pm – Dinner  
6:30pm – Teacher Led Program * 6:30pm – Teacher Led Program *  
7:45pm – Campfire ** 7:45 pm – Night Hike **  

Teacher Led Program *

Visiting teachers are also responsible for supervising a segment of the evening’s program, usually between supper and evening program (from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.). This time spent with students can be very rewarding and numerous activities are possible.

Here are some of the programs teachers have taught in the past:Campfire

  • journal writing
  • a class game of volleyball, soccer, baseball
  • arts and crafts
  • storytelling
  • eco-games
  • co-op games
  • preparation for campfire, e.g. skits
  • nature walk
  • team pictionary, charades

Evening Program **

The Camp Kawartha Outdoor Education Centre offers two evening programs:

1. Campfire: on the first night, your students will participate in a campfire program, complete with stories, songs and games around an outdoor fire (weather permitting).

2. Night Hike: the night hike is offered on the second night of your stay. Without the aid of a flashlight, students walk through open fields and forests, listening for the sounds of animals, and for other sounds of the night. Students follow scent trails, howl for coyotes and participate in a variety of games, stories and activities. Other evening programs may be available by special request. Please check with our staff.

Both the night-hike and campfire program begin at approximately 7:45pm. Please note, during our 2 ½ day Fur Trade Program, the Night Hike is offered on the first night and the Rendezvous/Campfire is offered on the second night.