July 3-7 (Session 1 * FULL *) & July 10-14 (Session 2 * FULL *)
For campers born between January 1, 2017 and July 3, 2019
The Junior Bears program is an exciting week jampacked with a variety of activities. It is designed to provide a safe and meaningful program for our youngest campers, providing opportunities to foster friendships and develop self-confidence, through an introduction to traditional camp activities. Campers will participate in sports, arts and crafts, music, drama, dance, science experiments, nature activities and more!
July 3-14 (July 8 and 9 excluded) * FULL *
For campers born between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2012
The Leadership program is a unique experience for our oldest campers as they are pushed to think and work outside of the box in a variety of unique environments. The group will explore their individual and collective strengths and play a leading role for younger campers. They will participate in a two-night camping trip (July 10-12) at Silent Lake, where they will develop skills, foster friendships, and learn about themselves and each other. All trip expenses are included in the cost.
Choose Your Own Adventure
July 3-7 (Session 1 ), July 10-14 (Session 2 )
For campers born between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2016
Campers will have an opportunity to engage in traditional camp activities, with opportunities for daily choice. However, campers in this program will also dial in on their favourite activities. Each camper will select one morning program (2 hours/ day) and one afternoon program (see reverse for options). Spaces in choice programs are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers are welcome to pick similar options (for morning and afternoon) but are discouraged from selecting the same program for multiple weeks (with the exception of Olympic Games & Fun In The Field).
Aspiring Artists: Unleash your creativity with fellow artists and campers! Using a wide variety of materials, in a beautiful art studio, campers will explore daily projects with a focus on imagination, new techniques and skill development.
Camp Broadcast: Campers will use their inner documentarian, comedian or filmmaker to capture the camp news. With creativity and teamwork, campers will create a broadcast for the Camp Showcase at the end of the week.
Drama & Improv: Through a series of games and projects, campers will explore script-writing, mimicry, physical comedy and more. Creativity and teamwork are the focus, and no experience is necessary. Campers will have the option to create a piece for the Camp Showcase!
Olympic Games: Whether they’re a seasoned athlete or new to the field, this program will give campers the opportunity to play a wide variety of sports that will encourage teamwork, skill development and fun.
Camp Crafts: Campers will have an opportunity to try traditional camp crafts like tie-dye, rock painting, friendship bracelets and more. Campers will also explore art in nature.
Dance Troupe: This program welcomes new and experienced dancers, and will explore a variety of movement. Campers will have an opportunity to coordinate their own performance for the Camp Showcase!
Fun In The Field: The program will explore a wide variety of cooperative activities, with a focus on teamwork, leadership and problem-solving. Campers will enjoy the outdoors and many traditional camp games.
Survival Skills: Campers will have an opportunity to learn about their natural environment, and develop some foundational camping skills including navigation, shelter building and more.
At Discovery Camp, we strive to offer unique and challenging programs that promote independence, teamwork and creativity in our campers, while providing a safe and fun environment where skills are fostered and friendships are made.
Discovery Camp staff are primarily Trinity College School staff, who have a breadth of experience in classroom and experiential education, with a diverse range of camp backgrounds. Discovery Camp is committed to strong camper-to-staff ratios, and all camp staff are certified in First Aid and CPR. Our staff are committed to a safe and engaging environment, resulting in a small, community-oriented camp with a difference.
Location & Facilities
Discovery Camp is operated on the Trinity College School campus in Port Hope, Ontario. The camp entrance is located off of Rose Glen Road (between Beatrice Strong Public School and Ward Street), at 20 Rose Glen Road North.
Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Drop-off runs from 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and pick-up runs from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. A fluid pick-up process is imperative to ensure the safety of all campers. Further instructions will be provided to registered families in June.
Supervised care is available for any campers who are unable to be dropped off after 8:45 a.m. Before care is available as of 8:00 a.m. and is offered at a flat rate of $60/week.
Registration & Payment
Registration for 2023 is now closed. Registration is available beginning March 1, 2023. We are unable to process registrations over the phone. Space is limited, and granted on a first-come, first-served basis upon receipt of completed forms and payment. At the end of June, all camper families can expect an email communication with program details and other helpful information prior to the start of camp. Full refunds will be approved if a medical certificate is provided. Partial refunds (minus 25%) will be approved prior to June 15, 2023. If a camper is asked to leave Discovery Camp for issues related to conduct, no refunds will be made.
All camp programs are open to the public. Please feel free to contact our Camp Director, Michelle Bishop with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.