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
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)
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.