Programs & Activities
Wenonah offers a a variety of programs and activities for campers to enjoy and challenge themselves while at Camp.
The structure of a camper’s program depends on the Period they are registered in. Read on to learn more!
Canoe Tripping Skills
Film & Theatre
Kayaking (White Water)
Outdoor Living Skills
Campers registered for all of our one month and two week periods, as well as Periods 1B & 3B, choose PICs that interest them to focus on during their time at Camp. PICs are either offered as 4-week (16 sessions), 2-week (8 sessions) or 1-week programs (4 sessions).
- campers attending for one week choose 3 PICs during their time at Camp
- campers attending for two weeks can choose between 3-6 PICs (depending on the length of each PIC)
- campers attending for one month can choose between 3-12 PICs (depending on the length of each PIC)
This chart shows each of our PICs, including how long each PIC runs:
|4 WEEKS||2 WEEKS||1 WEEK|
|Bronze Medallion||Acoustic Guitar||Aquasports|
|White Water Kayaking||Canoeing (Instructional)||Canoe Tripping Skills|
|Canoeing (ORCKA Levels)||Canoeing (Recreational)|
|Climbing & Initiatives||Climbing & Initiatives|
|Kayaking (Instructional)||Digital Photography|
|Musician’s Alliance||Enviro Club|
|Paddlemaking||Film & Theatre|
|Swimming Lessons||Kayaking (Recreational)|
|Outdoor Living Skills|
Campers attending any of our Introductory Programs (Periods 1A, 3A, 5 & WEEnonah) enjoy Interest Sessions most days with their cabin group. Interest sessions allow groups to participate in the “Best of” activities available at Wenonah. They may include (depending on length of stay):
- Arts & Crafts
- Bouldering Wall
- Low Ropes Initiatives
- Outdoor Living Skills
Please Note: Campers attending Period 4B participate in a few Interest Sessions before Wenonah Games begins for most of the week.
After dinner every day, campers choose from that day’s list of Options and customize their own experience. Choices change every day, but include some of our favourite programs plus a selection of new, fun and wild activities!
A part of Options every day, campers always have the option for a recreational swim down at our Beach.
Visit Ponglandia, located near the entrance for the Leadership village to enjoy some Ping Pong.
With three tetherball courts located around Camp, there’s always time for a quick game.
Bring your own rod or grab one from Wenonah’s collection and head down to Clear or Saw Lake for some fishing. A part of Outdoor Living Skills, fishing is also often included as a part of Options or as an optional morning activity.
Every morning, campers can choose to start the day off right by jumping in Clear Lake before breakfast. If you participate in Mornign Dip every day, you can join the prestigious Polar Bear Club!
Morning Run Club
Join us for an early morning run or jog before breakfast! We’ll meet you at the big Camp sign.
Sunrise/Sunset Canoe Paddles
There’s nothing quite like the experience of getting out on the lake in a canoe to enjoy the sunrise or sunset – a truly unforgettable experience!
Afternoon’s at Camp are often a great time to break into different groups to enjoy a program activity. Whether it’s for boys, girls, campers 12 & under, 13 & up …. there’s always something new and exciting going on!
During Cabin Choice, your cabinmates and cabin leader try a fun program together as a group.
#WideGameWednesdays! Every Wednesday afternoon we get the whole Camp together to take part in one of Wenonah’s signature Wide Games. Capture the Flag, Escape from the Zoo… you never know what may be happening!
Every once and a while some special visitors join us and take over Camp for the Day. You may see some familiar faces!
Sometimes we have some visitors come and join us just for a meal. They often need a little help from everyone at Wenonah.
Wenonah’s own once-a-month Festival!
Camp Wenonah Little Theatre (CWLT)
Our summer showcase, CWLT allows you to share your talents with the rest of Camp.
At the end of every month Camp is taken over by Wenonah Games. Campers are placed on one of our three Wenonah Games teams (Aki, Dawaa, or Zibbins) and take part in some of the 100+ events to earn points for their team in hopes of winning the Challenge Cup!
Evening campfires are a staple of the Wenonah experience, you can be sure you’ll have a few nights spent down by the fireside.
End of Period Slideshow & Candlelight Program
The end of every two week sessions brings an extra special Closing Campfire, which includes a slideshow of photos from the past few weeks plus some reflection time. It’s to be sure one of the most memorable moments from your stay at Camp.
We offer different overnight canoe tripping experiences tailored to all age groups and levels of experience. All campers who attend at least two weeks take part in an overnight canoe trip with their cabin group. We are fortunate that our site sits between two lakes, one of which (Saw Lake) we have exclusive access to. This provides a perfect environment for an overnight canoe trip.
On the trip, campers paddle out to one of our maintained campsites, cook meals on an open fire, and sleep in tents.
Those attending for a month or longer go on an overnight trip with their cabin group every two weeks.
Campers attending for a month or longer (or campers attending Period 2 & 4) can choose to take part on one of our optional extended canoe trips to either Algonquin Park or the Frost Centre (Haliburton Highlands).
Duke of Edinburgh Award
We are pleased to offer opportunities for youth taking part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program to achieve components of their Bronze, Silver and Gold Levels while at Camp. These components include both the Adventurous Journey and Residential Project.