Rates and Dates
Typical Age Groups
Juniors - Grades 1-3
Intermediates - Grades 4-6
Seniors - Grades 7-10
Camper Sessions - Summer 2013
Two Week Sessions - Ages 7 to 15 - Rate $1,495.00 (tx inc)
Session 1 - June 30 to July 12, 2013
Session 2 - July 14 to July 26, 2013
Session 3 - July 28 to August 9, 2013
Session 4 - August 11 to August 23, 2013
Traditional two week sessions divide campers into sections (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior) then into cabins according to gender and age. Offering kids very much of a "choose your own experience", campers in the program pre select two activities of personal interest, and in doing so, shape their typical day at Cooch. Two others will be selected once the campers arrive to allow each camper the opportunity to participate in programs with their new found friends. Each session offers a mix of activities based on cabins, sections, teams, and full camp group divisions. Intermediate and Senior campers are also given the option when registering to participate in a one or two day out-trip (based on section). The two week program finishes with a two day Cooch Games competition where campers are divided by family into one of Cedar, Pine, Spruce or Birch teams in an epic Olympic activity.
Month Camps - Ages 9-15 - Rate $2,835.00 (Taxes included)
July Camp - June 30 to July 26, 2013
August Camp - July 28 to August 23, 2013
With the constantly increasing interest in the four week programs at Cooch, our month camp bridges two traditional sessions, allowing campers more variety in activities, and the opportunity to excel further in activities of their choice. In addition to all options of the two week program, month campers have the opportunity to take advanced swim levels (Bronze Med - 13 yrs, and Cross 15 yrs), participate in a more advanced out-trip experience, ranging from 3 to 4 nights based on interest of the group. Mid month, campers will enjoy the specialized changeover program, taking campers outside of camp to particpate in a wide variety of outdoor adventures, different than any other offered at camp. (Unfortunately, during these changeover times, we cannot guarantee to be dietarily nut-free). For more information on Month programs, out-trip opportunities or changeover programs, please call the camp office.
One Week Short Stay Experience - Ages 6-15 - Rate $790.00 (Taxes included)
Session 5 - August 25 to August 30,2013
The one week program at Cooch is an introduction to camp designed to provide campers the opportunity to participate in all programs and activities offered here. Throughout the week, in place of interest sessions, campers travel within their cabin group from activity to activity and attempt each program at Cooch once. Each day during options, campers are then given the opportunity to futher participate in activities of their choice. The week is a condensed version of our two week program which includes many of the highlights of the Camp Cooch experience including wide games, regatta, and the Cooch Games. Out-tripping is not offered for campers attending camp for only one week. Campers signing up for a one week experience do not have to select interest sessions.
Scamper Camp - Ages 5-6 - Rate $690.00 (Taxes included)
August 25 to August 30, 2013
Offered toward the end of the summer camp program, Scamper Camp is a program traditionally organized and undertaken by Camp Couchiching alumni. The program is divided into Scamper A and Scamper B, allowing families the opportunity to send their child for either three days or a full week. Separate from the typical day, Scamper Camp is designed each year to involve a current theme, and activities and programs are planed around that common theme. For more information on Scamper Camp programs, please contact the camp office.
(Where future leaders come first)
Acceptance into all leadership programs is by application only. Leadership programs are not first come first serve, but are openly accepted until the advertised deadline date, at which time all applications are reviewed by the camp director, and spaces are allotted accordingly. Placement is allotted based on camper interest, history at camp, and outside experience by the individual. Anyone is welcome to apply, as no factors outwiegh others and all applications will be reviewed.
Leadership 1 - Hard Skill Training - Minimum Age: 15 (as of Jan. 1st) - Rate $2,755.00 (Taxes included)
July LDP1 - June 30 to July 26, 2013
August LDP1 - July 28 to August 23, 2013
The Leadership 1 program focuses on candidates who are the minimum of 15 as of January 1st of the current camping season. The four week experience challenges participants in all aspects of outdoor adventure. The month revolves around candidates working toward their certificate levels in swimming (Bronze Cross/Medallion) sailing (White Sail/Bronze Levels), lakewater canoeing (ORCA equivalents), First Aid and COR (taught through the Red Cross). A big draw to the program is the legendary 7-8 day excursion to Temagami, where participants are challenged on a trip exceeding 100 km. The program builds character, self esteem, and provides a memorable month kids will take with them forever.
Leadership 2 - Leader in Training - Minimum Age: 16 (as of Jan 1st) - Rate $2,625.00 (Taxes included)
July LDP2 - June 30 to July 26, 2013
August LDP2 - July 28 to August 23, 2013
The Leadership 2 program focuses on candidates who are a minimum age of 16 as of January 1st of the current camping season. This program promotes the ideals of leadership in life, challenging candidates to have a positive impact within both the camp and community. Throughout the month, candidates work together within the L2 group as well as divided throughout the camp and community. Leadership sessions are prepared and presented by the Leadership department, and senior camp staff. The program also includes a short term live-out cabin placement, a short term interest session placement, and various programming challenges and problem solving skills to identify and overcome.
Leadership 3 - Outdoor Pursuits - Please contact the Camp Office for more infomation.
For candidates aged 14-16 (as of January 1st)
This program, which is run through the Cooch Leadership department, is a program designed for campers seeking more of a physical challenge. This 2-module two week leadership program revolves around the preparation and execution of a 10 day out-tripping experience in North Algonquin Park and general outdoor pursuits. Candidates will be challenged at some point during the trip to take on the leading role, mapping out our direction, setting up our site, meal preparation and overall community success.
(Support fees may apply at $350.00 per week for one on one supervision)
The Camp Couchiching Pathways program is devoted to helping those campers who need some extra support during their time at camp. Whether these campers require their own personal support worker or just some help in the cabin, children in this program can experience camp in a fully inclusive environment. Equipped with an all-terrain wheelchair and additional medical staff, we are confident we can meet the needs of any child. For more information about the Pathways program, please call our office.
Other Programs Offered at Cooch
Women's Weekend - June 7 to 9, 2013
($165.00 for the weekend - Ladies...a great value!!!)
For one weekend each year, camp transforms, devoting itself to women only. Women are invited for a weekend of relaxation filled with activities for all interest points. From watercolouring and Yoga to scrapbooking and massages, the weekend for women is an opportunity to relive your camping days or experience camp for the first time. Speciality services including a massage therapist and an esthetician are also available (additional fees apply).
Family Camp - June 21 to June 23, 2013
Rate $500.00 for 2 Adults and 2 Kids
One of the most rewarding programs offered at Cooch, Family Camp brings families up to camp to participate in an altered camp experience. Remaining true to the camp traditions and program, Family Camp allows families to participate in the wide range of camp activities, or simply enjoy a relaxing weekend at their own pace. Each family is given their own cabin, equipped with running water and a washroom. Programs are offered in the following groupings each morning and afternoon: tykes (4-6), kids' club (7-11 yrs), teens (12-15) and adults (sky's the limit), followed by an evening program after dinner and a campfire each night. For more information, please call the camp office.
Spring Camp for Summer Campers - May 17 to 22, 2013
Rate: $150.00 (for Summer Campers) $190.00 for new Campers
This short 4 day program occurs each year over the long weekend in May. Throughout the short few days at Cooch, campers accomplish a great deal. The days are based on camper choice programming and the weekend finishes with a mini Cooch Games; the first of the year. A great program for campers who are nervous about camp or who are seeking a better understanding of what Camp Couchiching is all about. Spring Camp is a great way to reconnect with camp, and warm up to the summer that is fast approaching.
Alumni Weekends - please contact the Camp Office for more information.
For one weekend in the spring, and another in the fall, alumni are invited to return home to camp, reconnect with old friends and discover what is new and exciting with our constantly improving facility. Each weekend is prepared and organized by alumni, so bring your friends and family for a new experience. Register early, as there is limited space. Please call the office with any questions.