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"We have been coming back for 15 years!  We love Camp Kawartha!  Kids love it too!  Staff are experienced and nice.  All the activities are great.  Free time is fun for our teens who play volleyball, basketball, and soccer…together!  Long live CK!" -Ecole secondaire Saint-Joseph

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"I had the opportunity to see first-hand how the outdoor programs benefited some of our most marginalized students.  The excitement and full-on participation in, for example, the wetlands study by these students was so great to see.   When their guardians heard the stories, they were overcome with joy." -Dundas Junior P.S.

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"Our grade 8 grad trip was fantastic!  The knowledgeable and supportive staff allowed students to go out of their comfort zones and have a memorable trip!" -St. Mary CES, Campbellford

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"This is a great experience for both staff and students.  The staff (CK) are amazing with the students and so very knowledgeable!  Thanks for an awesome experience." - St. Jacinta Marto CES

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"After coming to Camp Kawartha with our school for nearly 15 years, we are always amazed at the high calibre of instructors, programming, and overall camp facilities.  From delicious and locally sourced food, to engaging outdoor activities, Camp Kawartha truly has it all." - Voice Integrative School

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"As teachers, we saw such positive growth in our students over our three days here.  I have been their teacher for eight months, but I have seen the most personal development, new friendships, and kids coming out of their shells this week than ever before.  Students were engaged in programming and got to experience so many new things.  Thank you CK for refreshing our staff and inspiring our kids!" -Keith Wightman P.S.

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"We had a wonderful experience at Camp Kawartha.  All the staff were incredible, the food was awesome, and the facility was spotless!" -St. Michael CES

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"Very friendly, supportive staff.  All program activities were very well planned and executed.  Staff also enforced positive re-enforcement behaviour strategies (i.e., Helped school staff with positive behaviour management tactics).  Loved our time." -Alexander Guir/Gladstone P.S

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"Over the past few days our students had the chance to experience nature and learn incredible team building skills!  Thank you Camp Kawartha!" -Corpus Christi

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"While this was Northmount’s first time at Kawartha, we were pleasantly surprised by the caring and experienced staff, outdoor activity sites, variety of learning experiences, and absolutely incredible food.  Camp Kawartha ROCKS!!!" Northmount School

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"Wow!  What an amazing experience for our students!  Everything was great – from the knowledgeable CK staff to the comfortable accommodation.  This continues to be a place where lifelong memories are made!" Queen Mary P.S

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{"My students had a fantastic time at Camp Kawartha. They learned about the fur trade by actually participating in it and that experience was invaluable. The staff was knowledgeable, creative, and accommodating and I will be back next year for sure! Thanks for everything."
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{"Camp Kawartha provided an exceptional experience from start to finish. The booking process was straight forward, the camp staff is friendly, knowledgeable & engaging. We highly recommend the program."
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{"I have brought students from three different schools for over ten years now. Every year students claim their CK experience is the best part of the year. I have students from years gone by who keep in touch & still talk about the trip to CK. A jewel that needs to be treasured. Every child should get the opportunity to go at least once."
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{"Jacob, Jacob, Jacob, Another amazing three days at Kawartha. Simply amazing! Thanks again for your generosity and kindness. The kids had an awesome experience. Many thanks to ALL of the staff for making it a huge success. Much admiration."
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{"Camp Kawartha’s programs have been a wonderful learning experience for our students. Linked to the Ontario curriculum, the programs (provided at Camp Kawartha) are engaging and rich in team-building opportunities. The staff are very knowledgeable at what they do and are always available to assist the kids at any time. Their ability to motivate the students and adopt different teaching styles promoted an enthusiastic learning opportunity and guaranteed success for all in each of the program areas. We look forward to future visits!"
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{"Thank you to all of you and your staff for providing such a wonderful experience for the children of C.R.Gummow, Cobourg, I was fortunate enough to be a chaperone along with my daughter. We had some great bonding moments at the camp learning and having fun. Your camp councillors were all wonderful and you should be proud of them and your facility. Thank you Jacob for showing me the coin trick! I read your editorial in Northumberland Kids magazine and the wife and I have discussed setting aside one afternoon dedicated to the natural outdoors for our 3 daughters. We live on 30 acres in Northumberland and have our own little wildlife habitat that we are nurturing with planting and involvement from the Northumberland Stewardship Council and Trees Ontario. Thank you for your inspiration!
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{"You can always depend on a great experience at Camp Kawartha with Ontario Curriculum links, great facilities, friendly, knowledgeable staff and a well run program. We look forward to returning each year for many years to come. A quote from the kids: “Do we have to leave?”
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{"Our school’s 14 year relationship with Camp Kawartha is built upon the foundation of excellence and commitment found at all levels of the C.K. family."
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{"Our experiences at Camp Kawartha have been phenomenal! Our “city kids” have truly gained a greater appreciation for nature and our environment, as well as have experiences and take risks they would never have had the opportunity for in their daily lives. We love Camp Kawartha and will be back again next year!"
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{"Camp Kawartha is a rich learning experience for all students. Learning goes beyond the curriculum and includes life skills such as: community building, curiosity, and a joy of our Ontario environment. I will always bring my students here."
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{"If you want to take an elementary class on an overnight excursion, you must go to Camp Kawartha. The staff, facilities, education and food are second to none!"
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"Our Grade 6 students had an amazing experience at Camp Kawartha. They played, they learned, they explored. They were entertained, and inspired. They were challenged to do hard things in a beautiful, supportive and nurturing environment. From skiing, to snowshoeing to building fires and trying to survive as part of a food-web in the much loved Survival Game, they embraced every minute of their time at camp and will have stories to tell for the rest of their lives. They spent 3 days learning together as individuals and as a team and everything from their time in cabins to serving as “hoppers” at mealtime helped them to build confidence and community. On behalf of the team here at Roger Neilson we would like to extend our deepest gratitude for everyone who helped to make this experience possible for our students." -Grade 6, Roger Neilson Public School

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"Camp Kawartha provided our students with an amazing experience that they would not of otherwise had an opportunity to participate in being from a financially vulnerable neighbourhood! The amazing and talented staff was the cherry on the top! Thanks Camp Kawartha and see you next year!"
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{"We had an absolute blast at Camp Kawartha! The students loved everything from their programs (Lost in the Woods, Quest for Fire, Tracks and Trailing), to their cabins, to the Dining Hall experience and best of all the fantastic Survival game on our last day! It's been a couple of weeks since our trip and the students are still sharing stories that start with, “remember when we did…..at Camp K!”. Thank you so much, to the knowledgeable staff, for making our first experience at Camp K something our Grade 6 students will remember forever! We will back next year!"
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{"I have brought students from three different schools for over ten years now. Every year students claim their CK experience is the best part of the year. I have students from years gone by who keep in touch & still talk about the trip to CK. A jewel that needs to be treasured. Every child should get the opportunity to go at least once."
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