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Many of our camp staff are 3rd generation campers who learned Leadership Skills right here.

Our Community Programs

Community Projects

Programs we are Proud of!

Here is a list of some of the programs offered through the Couchiching Community Initiative. We are proud to have successfully served over 4000 youth in our community.

Climbing Tree Tutoring

Since 2017, we have been offering some Experiential Education tutoring sessions to a small group of Orillia area families. We work in partnership with students from Georgian College and Lakehead University to deliver our programming. This program will do a full launch in 2018!

StandUP! Orillia

Since 2012, Camp Couchiching successfully launched StandUP! With each year, the initiative continues to grow, we offer programming surrounding bullying awareness to schools and community groups. In addition, we are an active organizer during the Bullying Awareness week each year.

Sutstainable Schools

The Sustainable Schools program works with local schools in an indepth way as Camp Couchiching commits to multiple visists throughout the school year as we assist with the instruction and facilitation of curreiculum programms connected with gardening and outdoor education. This program is offered through partnership with the Orillia Food Bank, Community Gardens and is currently active in three local public schools.

Camp Couchiching Community Leadership (CCL)

The CCL is a leadership program that runs in the evenings for 2-3 hours once each week for 8 weeks. Targetting teensĀ  ages 13-16, it offers the our summer camp focus on leadership development, demonstrating the value of positive role modelling within the community and the benefits of giving back. Through the program, youth are encouraged to find local organizations which they can volunteer with. During the CCL program, youth are taught skills such as how to write a resume and proper interview etiquette.

In-School Programming Stream

This stream represents 6 programs, which over the past four years have been tried and tested to ensure success. All programs are offered as low cost/no cost and vary based on the interests and desired outcomes of each individual school. Program streams include:

  • Leadership in the Classroom
  • Kind Kids
  • Teambuilding
  • Problem Solving



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