Periods for first time campers

We are pleased to offer distinct programs for children attending Camp for the first time. These short-stay Periods serve to introduce campers to many favourite camp activities and general camp life in a safe and supportive community.

The Introductory Periods at Wenonah receive leadership from current and alumni staff members. This ensures a group of older and accomplished Camp leaders provide consistent care and attention to each camper.


Age: 5 – 7 Year Olds
Length of Stay: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Campers live in a cabin with others of the same age as them, under the supervision of experienced Wenonah counsellors

Campers live in a cabin with others of the same age as them, under the supervision of experienced Wenonah counsellors

WEEnonah is an intimate and engaging program for first-time campers. Children live in a cabin with others the same age as them and participate in Camp activities under the guidance of experienced Camp Wenonah counselling staff members. Campers also live in the same cabin as their counsellor, meaning they develop meaningful relationships with an adult mentor at Camp. We pride ourselves on having a 1:3 staff-to-camper ratio during the WEEnonah program. Our objective is to ensure that campers have a positive Camp experience, preparing them for a life-long love of nature, outdoor activity and community.

The WEEnonah program is designed around a unique theme, and features all of the traditional Camp activities that make the Wenonah experience stand out. Campers take part in cabin-based activities, which serve as an introduction to many Camp program areas (canoeing, arts & crafts, archery, tennis, outdoor adventure). The schedule is rounded out by other favourite programs.

Periods 1A, 3A, 5

Age: 8 – 12 Year Olds
Lengths of Stay: 7 Days / 6 Nights (Periods 1A & 3A) // 5 Days / 4 Nights (Period 5)

Campers participate in cabin-based activities trying the "best of" activities offered at Camp.

Campers participate in cabin-based activities trying the “best of” activities offered at Camp.

Designed for first-time campers, Periods 1A, 3A & 5 serve as a perfect introduction to the overnight Summer Camp experience.

Living in a cabin with other boys or girls of a similar age, campers are introduced to an overnight camp experience in a supportive and caring community. A 1:5 staff-to-camper ratio ensures each camper receives individual care and attention throughout their week at Camp.

These periods are based upon Cabin-based programming. Campers are introduced to Wenonah’s most popular program areas, and are taught program skills by their counsellors and program instructors. Campers can expect to learn skills in canoeing, kayaking, climbing & initiatives, archery, arts & crafts, and outdoor skills, among others. Camp-wide programs, section-based activities, and exciting evening options are also featured each day.

At Camp, our objective is for each child to develop a sense of independence and appreciation for nature while enjoying a variety of outdoor activities. Many long-time Wenonah campers enjoyed their first overnight experience during our Introductory Periods. 

Periods 1B, 3B, 4B

Age: 10 – 15 Year Olds
Lengths of Stay: 7 Days / 6 Nights

Offered to returning and/or older campers, the Period 1B & 3B programs are designed for experienced campers who seek a week-long Summer Camp experience. Campers in these programs are integrated into the two week / one month Camp schedule, participating in programs of their choice in addition to all camp-wide programs, section-based activities and other large group activities.

Campers in our 4B program have the opportunity to participate in our popular, all-Camp Wenonah Games program.