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Choose your own adventures and build the summer of your dreams at Camp Davern!

Camp Davern is an amazing traditional overnight summer camp experience for campers ages 6-16. We are dedicated to creating a community that is committed to diversity, creativity and personal growth. This is achieved through guided instructional picks, partnered with a vigorous focus on individualized programming electives. We are a non-denominational, coed summer camp that offers sessions lengths of 1,2,3, and 4 weeks.

As a community camp, the stuff we have and things we do are terrific, but at our core, it’s the friendships and connections that are developed at Davern that will resonate with your child. Camp Davern is a remarkable camp.

At Davern, we are proud of our site, impressed with our equipment and over the moon about our leadership. All these things combined, we ensure the camper experience is rich with integrity. There is always more to learn or something new to discover at Camp Davern.

Our management team works year round specifically on the development of programs, staffing and facility improvements to ensure we offer the best possible experience. Since making the best summer camp experiences is all we do, we think we do it very well.

Summer Overnight Camp Sessions

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1 WEEK SESSIONS

Great for camp beginners or if you’d like to add a week to a two week program.

Dates:
Session A: July 1 – July 7
Session B: July 8 – July 14
Session C: July 15 – July 21
Session D: July 22 – July 28
Session E: July 29 – August 4
Session F: August 5 – August 11
Rate: $885.
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SPECIAL 1 WEEK SESSION – DAVERN GIRL WEEK

In honor of the many decades of Davern Girls who first filled our camp.

Dates: Aug 11 – August 17
Rate: $885.
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2 WEEK SESSIONS

Our most popular choice. As the session progresses, campers will have the opportunity to take part in an overnight camping trip with their cabin mates.

Dates:
Session 1: July 1 – July 14
Session 2: July 15 – July 28 *
Session 3: July 29 – August 11*
Rate: $1,700.
*Leaders of Tomorrow Program (ages 12-13) is available during this session, rate: $1,800.
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1 MONTH SESSION

Spread the fun over an entire month and really find your outside voice with excursions and challenges that will stay with you a lifetime.

Dates:
July Camp: July 1 – July 28 *
August Camp: July 15 – August 11
Rate: $2,985
*The Counselor In Training (CIT) (ages 15-16) program is available during this session, rate: $2,985.
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*The Junior Volunteer Counselor (JVC) (ages 16-17) is also available during this session, rate: $1,850.
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Weekend Family Camp Sessions

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Family Camp Sessions

Family Camp is a terrific opportunity for parents and kids to experience our summer programs together. Ideal for kids and adults of all ages, Camp Davern’s family camp weekends provide you with an opportunity to play as a family, or divide into the age specific programming options that are offered throughout the day.

Dates:
Family Camp #1: August 17 – August 19
Family Camp #2: August 24 – August 26
Rate: $450 for a family of up to 5
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Summer Programs

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What are Programs?

Programs are optional activities that can be added to some two week and month long summer overnight camp sessions. Often focused on leadership or the mastery of certain skills, programs offer campers opportunities to concentrate on special life skills for specific periods during any given day. Since they are very popular and program enrollment is limited, we strongly encourage you to enroll early by checking off the appropriate program enrollment box in the camp registration form. Currently, the following programs are offered at Camp Davern:

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Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Program (Ages 13-14)

At Davern, we think the transition from grade 7 to 8 is a big one. As a result, we’ve developed the Leaders of Tomorrow program. Focusing on the leadership of decision making and discovering the benefits of positive leadership and role modeling, we work with tomorrow’s leaders to help shape their ethical compass. This two-week leadership program runs parallel to camper sessions. Adding onto the already terrific camper experience, LOT Candidates give up one of their elective periods to take part in a 12 days of leadership sessions. In addition, the group participates in a three night camping trip emphasizing shared leadership principles.

Dates: July 15 – July 28 & July 29 – August 11
Rate: $1,800
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Counselor In Training (CIT) (Ages 15-16)

The CIT program is a four-week adventure that focuses on the hard skills of the camp experience. Candidates work to achieve certification in swimming (Bronze Med and Cross),as well as training in canoeing, team building and outdoor living skills. Candidates also take part in some of the elective options available to all campers. A highlight of the month program is the 7 night Algonquin Out-trip that is both challenging for the kids and memorable. The program strives to encourage each candidate to shine, building character, self esteem, patience and empathy.

Dates: July 1 – July 28
Rate: $2,985
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Junior Volunteer Counsellor (JVC) (Ages 16-17)

The JVC program builds upon the CIT program as candidates work on the development of their softer skills of leadership success. Taking motivation from their “Leaders from Within”, the JVC program pairs 16 & 17 year old candidates with staff members and provides an opportunity to mix youth engagement with leadership training. In addition to leadership sessions daily, JVC will work towards achieving their Standard First Aid and level “C” CPR with Red Cross and highest Bronze levels with the Life Saving Society. These certifications will not only help them in the future but also support their applications to be future staff at Davern.

Dates:July 1 – August 11
Rate: $1,850
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