Experience the Extraordinary
The Camp Kahuna Sleep Away Camp combines traditional camp activities like swimming, fishing, cooperative games, camp wide themed events with the extraordinary. We have had visits from international recognized BMX Bike Stunt Teams, rock bands like the Spoons, Kings and Glass Tiger, Olympic medal winners, magicians, animal experts and athletes like Pinball Clemons. Every year we search for presenters who can inspire and motivate our campers. We strive to exceed your expectations.
A Typical Kahuna Overnight Program
We develop unique programs every summer that will inspire children to pursue leadership. We believe everyone has the potential to be a leader. Children just need to understand how to use their personal gifts to help themselves and help others.
We have seen tremendous personal growth in the campers that attend Camp Kahuna. We help them develop the characteristics of a leader: respect, responsibility, taking initiative, integrity and trust. We do this through the activities and workshops we provide.
Our staff are dedicated to the campers who attend Camp Kahuna. They are handed picked by Scott Graham and his lead staff. We want individuals who model and teach leadership. Most of our staff are university age and have had summer camp experience. They all have their police checks, and first aid and CPR training.
Scott Graham, director of Camp Kahuna has received awards from the Governor General of Canada, is a bestselling author of six children’s books and tours Canada teaching students leadership and anti-bullying skills. There are no other camps in Canada that offer the same leadership and direction as Camp Kahuna.
We rent Blue Springs Scout Reserve for our Christmas half-week sleep away camp and for our summer half-week sleep-away camp. It is located just south of Acton.
Blue Springs Scout Reserve provides about 200 acres to explore and enjoy. The camp offers several buildings for those who require a less strenuous adventure. Ridley Lodge and the dining room, a few feet away, offer almost all the amenities of home in a beautiful wilderness setting. There are several camping and/or meeting areas including Whiskin Field, Ebor Field and Goat Hill. There are buildings adjacent to all of these areas. There are more trails to explore including a wheelchair accessible boardwalk trail around the Blue Springs that features sparkling clear, cold water.
We rent Camp Sidrabene, for our day camps and for our full-week sleep away camp in August. It is an incredible 65 acre property in north Burlington that is surrounded by the Niagara Escarpment. Our campers sleep in cabins that all have their own washrooms. We have an industrial kitchen, gym, basketball courts and access to an outdoor pool and Bronte Creek that we use for rafting. The property is breathtaking.
Every year we come up with different activities and invite different performers to entertain our campers. We provide unique experiences that are designed to provide an incredible camp experience that will be the highlight of the summer. Past performers have included: rock performers such as Alan Frew (Glass Tiger) Kenny McLean (Platinum Blonde), the Kings, Gord Deppe, TV personalities from the televsion shows Life with Boys and The Next Step, Pinball Clemons (Toronto Argonauts), One Movement Dance Company, BMX Bike Stunt Crew (The Crazy Crew). We even had laser tag last summer.
Every year we strive to create an incredible camp program because our goal is to provide the most unique and incredible camp experience for the children we serve. We will exceed your expectations.
Blue Springs Scout Reserve
SUMMER SESSIONS 2020
SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE – HALF-WEEK SESSION
Tuesday, June 30th to Friday, July 3rd, 2020 * an extra day and night
(Three nights & four full days – all inclusive)
Cost: $450.00 – Registration opens January 1st, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Blue Springs Scout Reserve
Just south of Acton – Transportation included to camp
Payment plans available
WE ARE FULL
FULL WEEK SESSION – Sunday, August 9th to Friday, August 14, 2020
(Five night & Six full days – All inclusive)
Location: Camp Sidrabene – Burlington
REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 1st, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.
The campers wake up at 7:30 and are off to the flag pole for morning announcements and the leadership “Thought of the Day.”
8:00 am – Breakfast
After breakfast we offer three workshops that change each day. Past workshops have included visits from celebrities i.e. “Spinner” from Degrassi, Nathan Macleod, star of “Life With Boys”, Bubble Soccer, Magic Workshops, Sports Events, Juggling, Dance, Crafts, Sound Recording, Drama. These workshops change every year. We strive to offer workshops that reinforce leadership concepts.
12 noon – Lunch
Our afternoon is filled with our big camp events. We have had events like: The Amazing Race, The Zombie Mud Run, Search for Atlantic, Survivor, Hawaaian Luah…
Here is an example:
1:00 pm – Rest Period
2:00 pm – The Great Kahuna Carnival featuring jousting, an inflatable obstacle course, the Eliminator Obstacle Course, a rock wall, the Sports Dome and cotton candy
4:00 pm – Swimming, fishing, campfire cooking workshops.
5:00 pm – Dinner
6:00 pm – Preparation for evening activities
In the evening we have sit down presentations mixed with our dances, bands and campfire programs. Here is an example:
6:30 pm – Capture the Flag
7:00 pm – Camp Rock Band/Dance Party
8:00 pm – The Hypnotist Show
9:00 pm – Survival theme Campfire
10:00 pm – Lights Out
We realize for some parents, it is a big step to let your children to go off on their own to camp for a week. We appreciate your trust and will ensure your children are well fed, cared for and safe. We go beyond what is expected to provide an amazing week of summer camp. Your child will return home with experiences and stories that will be shared for years. We look forward to seeing you at camp.