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Registration for 2019 is now OPEN!!!

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 offering unique session lengths from 6 to 30 days.

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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TRADITIONAL CAMP SESSIONS (Ages 6-16)

Unique to Camp Davern, ten days encourages kids to get out of their comfort zone, settle into camp, but is aimed at families looking for a stay that is longer than a week and shorter than 2 weeks . As the session progresses, campers will have the opportunity to take part in an overnight camping trip with their cabin mates.

Dates:
Session #1: June 30 – July 10
Session #2: July 10 – July 20
Session #3: July 21 – July 31
Session #4: July 31 – August 10
Rate: $1,275 (until Dec 14).
Register for 2 consecutive sessions and receive $200 off your total fee.
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1 WEEK SESSIONS (Ages 5-10)

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

Dates:
Session 1A: June 30 – July 6
Session 3A: July 21 – July 27
Rate: $895 (until Dec 14)

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SPECIAL 1 WEEK SESSION – DAVERN GIRL WEEK (Ages 6-16)

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

Dates: Aug 11 – August 18
Rate: $895 (until Dec 14).
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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: June 30 – July 31 *

Rate: $3,175 (until Dec 14)

*The Counselor In Training (CIT) (ages 15-16) program is available during this session, rate: $3,195.
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*The Junior Volunteer Counselor (JVC) (ages 16-17) is also available during this session, rate: $2,750 (Subsidized rate for Ontario residents only).
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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 2 – August 4
Family Camp #2: August 30 – Sept 2
Rate: $450 for a family of up to 5 (add $100 for long weekend)
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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 modelling, 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 20 days of leadership sessions. In addition, the group participates in a three night camping trip emphasizing shared leadership principles.

Dates: June 30 – July 20
Rate: $2,295 (until Dec 14)
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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: June 30 – July 31
Rate: $3,195 (until Dec 14)
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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.

Session fee is subsidized for any resident of Ontario. All other Canadian applicants may be subject to a surcharge.

Dates: June 30 – August 10
Rate: $2,750
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