A program designed around the world in front of you, our Eco Adventure program teaches kids about tree and plant recognition, fishing, gardening, water life and how all things relate to each other. So come down to the Eco-Depot and learn about the beautiful lake and forest that surround our glorious summer camp.
Outdoor Living Skills
The Davern OLS program focuses on teaching kids a wide range of survival techniques with an emphasis on their relationship with nature. Each day at camp, kids will work towards the completion of skill-based levels from shelters and knots to carving, cooking and fire building.
A derivative program of our Outdoor Living Skills option, Survival is… themed games outside. Imagination is a must as our younger campers embark on Dinosaur Hunts, Capture the Pirates of Davern and even rescue our summer camp from invaders! When every second counts, survival is a must!
A summer camp classic, archery is loved by all at camp. With our emphasis on instruction, campers are challenged to build their skills, continually improving accuracy and speed. Our program also focuses on the science and engineering behind bow construction.
Hockey without skates! This team sport takes Canada’s favorite sport and makes it a summer camp spectacle. It’s high-energy fun and cooperative play at its very best.
Grab a disk and tee off on one of the most exciting disk golf courses around. Our 9 hole par 40 course is a challenge for campers of all ages. Disk golf is a great alternative game that kids typically join at the same level.
Davern fitness focuses on healthy living and positive body image. Campers take part in aerobic challenges designed to get their heart pumping and smiles shining. Fitness at Davern is functional but fun with a focus on stretching, cross fit and aerobic training.
Role Playing Games
A diverse summer camp experience involves a wide range of social interactions among campers. Role playing games bring participants together to assume roles in a fantasy or science fiction setting. Participants create a character and then interact in a campaign within the game’s imaginary world. At Davern campers can take part in epic table top action adventures such as D&D, Settlers of Catan, Magic the Gathering and other well known games.
The OCBL (Ontario Camps Basketball League) is a non-competitive skill league filled with practical tips to help you be a “baller”. While we may not get you into the NBA, you’re sure to learn the basics, improve your shooting game and have tons of fun.
Just describing this activity is a bit of a pickle! It’s not exactly tennis nor is it badminton. It’s a mix of racquet sports and, in the end, on the court it is loads of fun. This sport emphasizes hand eye coordination and can be played as either singles or doubles.
At Davern, beach volleyball is a fun, active program. Guided by the Ontario Volleyball Association Coaches training, we play with a focus on the fundamentals of the sport.
A great way to start or break up an active day at camp, yoga offers time for campers to relax, breathe deeply, and awaken their spirit!
At Camp Davern, we think science is fun. In Weird Science, participants explore the world of science, engineering and technology through participation in hands on projects and experiments.