Sail The Camp George sailing program is one of a kind. Our Invitation sailboats are great for a relaxing ride and perfect for teaching the basics of sailing including rigging, points of sail, tying knots and soloing. Campers can further develop their skills on one of our larger CL boats.
Paddlesports At Paddlesports, campers experience canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddleboarding. Campers learn all of the essential paddling skills and techniques, equipment terminology, and safety associated with canoeing and kayaking. Paddlesport games and day trips around Maple Lake are part of the program.
Ski The Camp George ski program offers beginner and advanced techniques for water skiing, wakeboarding and kneeboarding. Using first-rate ski boats and equipment, campers are supported by professionally trained staff who are able to meet the needs of campers at all levels.
Tennis Campers love developing their skills on the tennis courts. Our experienced staff provide excellent instruction for players of all skill levels. Special programs include unit tournaments, staff tournaments, and a level-based awards program.
Basketball Come shoot some "hoops" with us on our newly designed Basketball court; a true favourite with campers and staff alike. Basketball and ball hockey are available during land sports program time, on Shabbat, and during free time.
Archery Learn the basic skills of archery at our newest specialty area.
Land Sports Cabin groups can participate in several sports including baseball, softball, floor hockey, volleyball, badminton and soccer. Special programs include an Ironman Triathlon, Intercamp competitions and Intramural tournaments.
Canoe Trips Three and four day overnight canoe trips are offered to our Barak (grade 8 & 9) campers who want to experience the outdoors. Campers, led by our experienced tripping staff, paddle, portage, swim and hike through some of the most beautiful Provincial parks in northern Ontario including Algonquin, Killarney and Massassauga.
Hiking Trips Hiking trips are offered to our Kochavim (grade 6 & 7) campers. These campers experience the northern Ontario wilderness on our own "Gan Matan" just adjacent to main camp. Campers hike and canoe to our campsite, engage in creative outdoor programming, and enjoy their own campout and sleepover.
Point/Island Adventures Our Nitzotzot and Lehavot (grade 2, 3, 4 & 5) campers receive a taste of camping in northern Ontario with the Island Adventure experience. Each of our youngest cabin groups (grade 2 & 3) have an outdoor dinner followed by a campfire. Lehavot campers (grade 4 & 5) camp out overnight on nearby Durbin Island once per session. After a short canoe trip campers cook their own dinner and enjoy activities around the campfire.
Gan Matan Just adjacent to main camp is the environmental oasis we call Gan Matan (the garden of giving). Campers enjoy Gan Matan through special half-day programs and overnights where they engage in creative environmental programming including helping to plant and care for our own sustainable vegetable garden. Campers enjoy the "fruits" of their labour throughout the summer.
CampcraftCampers learn all of the campfire basics including starting a fire, cooking on a fire, campsite maintenance and safety. Favorite campfire snacks include corn on the cob, potatoes and s'mores. Outdoor skills like orienteering are a mainstay of the program.
Teva Our nature program acclimates campers to our beautiful surrounding environment. Nature hikes, species identification, animal care, gardening, and environmental awareness are all taught through a Jewish lens.
Arts & Crafts Arts and crafts is a program that allows campers to develop artistic skill and use their creativity and imagination in order to create keepsakes from their camp experience. Various media are used to explore the visual arts, often through a Jewish lens.
Pottery Campers can make a variety of different ceramic projects in our pottery studio. They learn important techniques including wedging clay, using the wheel, glazing and firing. New projects, such as name plates, sculptured animals, and beautiful Judaica, are taught daily.
Multimedia Our multimedia program provides an opportunity for cabins to produce, film, and edit their own short movies. Campers practise their digital photography skills, capturing our beautiful surroundings, specialty areas in action, and their friends having fun. These creations often become a highlight of our end-of-session video show and our online blogs and social media.
Drama Campers learn what it takes to put on a theatre production. Acting workshops include singing, improvisation, dancing, and choreography. Those in Kochavim and Barak who are interested are invited to try out each session for the camp play. Each play is performed for the entire camp community at the end of each session.
Guitar Campers have the opportunity to learn basic guitar skills through specialized workshops. No experience (or guitar!) required.
CG GamesLike Maccabiah, CG Games engages the entire camp in a full day of fun competition in sports and the arts. Campers look forward to returning to their same team summer after summer. CG Games is a highlight of our first session.
Yom Yisrael Our Israeli staff help bring Israel to camp for a day. Activities are centered on Israel's diverse culture and history including geography, music, dance, and food.
Evening Programs Evening programs occur almost every night after dinner for each unit. The counselors and specialists run unique programs specific for their unit. Programs include various game shows, campfires, capture the flag, talent shows, casino night, beach night, an Iron Chef cook-off, counselor bingo, and more.
Unit Programs Each unit experiences its own special all-day programs. Popular programs include skit writing, the Camp George Film Festival, and Survivor Island.
Bunk Night Bunk night provides an opportunity for cabin groups to experience a special group-building cabin activity. Favourite activities include tubing, a campfire with s'mores, swimming, sports, and movie nights.
Chugim Campers in Kochavim and Barak (Grades 6, 7, 8 & 9) participate in our daily Chugim program, a specialized activity track which they choose. Over the course of one session, campers participate in four different Chugim. Chugim include: advanced wakeboarding, creative writing, theatre production, high ropes, sports clinics, and more.
Three to four days per week each unit participates in either CG101 (Nitzotzot) where they develop the fundamentals of experiencing Judaism at Camp George, TAG (Lehavot) an informal Jewish educational experience focused on hands-on Tikkun Olam projects, Olim (Kochavim) which integrates Jewish values into daily life at camp, or Project Barak (Barak) an elective program which allows campers to choose experiential workshops which focus on service and action.
|7:50 AM||Mifkad (all camp gathering)|
|8:40 AM||Nikayon (Cabin Clean Up)/Tfillah (Services)|
|9:30 AM||Specialty Period|
|10:45 AM||TOPS/SHMOOZE (Informal Jewish Education)|
|2:00 PM||Menucha (Rest Period)|
|3:00 PM||Specialty Period|
|4:30 PM||Specialty Period|
|5:45 PM||Chofesh (Free Time)|
|7:45 PM||Evening Program|
|8:30 PM||Snack/Cabins In|
|9:45 PM||Lights Out|
Note: This schedule is for sample purposes only. Times and events are subject to change.