One of this country’s founding skills, canoeing is the most traditional water sport offered at Camp Davern. Campers learn the basic skills needed to be a successful paddler and using the Ontario Recreational Canoe Association (ORCA) guidelines, we develop rookie paddlers into seasoned sterners.
For those interested in being the only ship captain, kayak offers a bit more thrill and a diverse level of learning. Our experienced instructors offer campers a wide range of skill development from basic paddling to advanced rolls and white water instruction.
A popular program, board surf seeks to develop balance and dexterity, while having fun. Kids team up, taking turns in balance competitions and synchronized movements. It’s also a great reason to go for a swim!
Lake Davern is a perfect spot for camper’s to discover sailing. Our lake is closed and controlled, providing a perfect platform for beginner and intermediate sailing skill development. Our programs are inspired by the Ontario Sailing Association; placing emphasis on both experience and theory.
Enjoy the view of Lake Davern from below the surface in Snorkel. This program teaches campers proper diving and entry into water, effective breathing, and gives them an opportunity to work with snorkels and fins. With some instruction, much of a snorkeler’s day is spent exploring the lake as they navigate through obstacles and go on treasure hunts.
Campers receive swim instruction from Canadian Red Cross or LSS certified staff members; which, allows kids to continue with the swimming programs they are already doing at home. During free swim, campers enjoy playing on the crazy carpet, taking a jump off the plank, and playing around with the many fun things at the waterfront area.
Fishing is a popular activity and is offered at Davern through our Eco Adventure program. We’ll invite interested campers to experience the lake at sunrise on camp and quiet mornings. This is a terrific was to start a busy day at summer camp.
Water Polo is a combination of swimming, wrestling, basketball, soccer and baseball. In all, it’s totally amazing! Requiring the three basic skills of swimming, treading and passing, teams of six campers attempt to score into a goal defended by a goalie.
A popular fixture at the camp waterfront, the water trampoline is a hot spot for both active play and quiet hangouts. Popular during free swim or cabin based program, the trampoline offers hours of fun.