Family Camp Activities
Every morning the Junior Program department offers fun, active and stimulating group programs for children aged 0 – 12 years. Each group is tailored with activities to meet the interest and abilities of children of that age. If your child has any special needs, or may require extra attention in this social setting, please be sure to identify your child to the staff on sign up day.
Leaders in Training
Young campers aged 13 to 15, can join Leaders in Training, where they are exposed to a broad base of activities. They will learn leadership skills, group dynamics that will enhance self esteem, team building strategies, improve self confidence and develop leadership potential. They will be able to work in the various departments of camp in order to gain knowledge and experience which could potentially lead to employment as our junior staff when they turn 16 or 17.
A hot sunny day, or any day for that matter is the perfect day on the waterfront. There are three depths of pools supervised by our waterfront staff during open hours, and a small beach for the young ones. Sign out one of our sail boats, stand up paddleboards (SUP’s), kayaks, canoes or paddle boats or try out waterskiing! Or, relax in the sun or shade on our main dock and enjoy a good novel.
Sundaes, candies, cool drinks and ice cream can be found in the Tuck Shop. Set up a “Tuck Account” so you don’t need to carry any money around camp (sorry, no debit machine). In the off-season, visit our Online Tuck Shop at Shopify!
First Aid Post
A medical professional is hired to be on site in case of emergencies, their main role is to tend to our staff wellbeing, however, the post is available for emergencies and you can visit 1hr after breakfast and 1hr after dinner for urgent assistance. Remember to pack your own First Aid Kit for minor cuts and abrasions.
Red Pine Camp is run on volunteerism! Campers are encouraged to set the theme for each week by dressing up, decorating cabins and possibly planning a fun theme-based activity for the families around our standard programs of Folklore Night; Camper Show and the Friday Night Dance.
Red Pine Leadership Camp
RPLC provides intensive leadership training for teens entering grades 7 – 11 in an exciting overnight camp environment. Campers sleep in cabins with well trained cabin counselors and are provided with healthy meals and days packed full of leadership development, camp-wide games, interest groups, evening activities, swimming, water activities and general camp fun. RPLC is held the last week in August before the Labour Day Weekend.
Leadership training includes a host of interactive activities that integrate communication, conflict resolution, team building diversity, self-discovery and more. We incorporate a low ropes course and all areas of camp into the program, providing hands-on leadership experiences through which to learn these important skills.
For students who are 16 at the time of camp or are entering grade 11 in the fall. This program expands on prior leadership knowledge and helps to develop a solid understanding of what it means to be a counselor and lead others in a position of responsibility. There are a limited number of spaces available for CIT’s. applicants will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. You will be notified if you are placed on the waiting list for this program.
Six days of intensive leadership training, access to all camp facilities, daily interest groups, all activities and games, three meals a day and snacks and a life-time of memories. Bus transportation from a central location in Ottawa will be an extra fee. Visit our Registration page for camper rates, dates, cancellation policy and frequently asked questions.
Registration is now open, invite a friend and take advantage of our “Refer-a-Friend” program! See the poster link below.
Once you apply, and email will be sent to you with additional registration details, links to important forms and more.
Encourage more people to join us at Red Pine Leadership Camp by printing the posters below and sharing them in your community and with friends and family.
There are financial assistance avenues for those campers in need. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Additionally, you my find assistance through KIDS IN CAMP. The deadline for applications for additional funding is March 1st this year.
If you have any questions about RPLC or about registration, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone! email@example.com
At this time, there is no mandatory requirement to inform camp of your vaccine status or wear masks at camp. The choice to wear a mask is completely voluntary.
The abovementioned status / policy may be subject to change before camp as applicable public health guidance evolves (e.g., if a booster dose becomes required). Red Pine Camp will do everything possible to provide at least 8 weeks notice via email and through our website should any of these policies change.
Applications for all Red Pine Leadership Camp Counselor and Lifeguard positions are now OPEN!
RPLC is looking for staff who have been involved in leadership experiences in their school or community. This could include student leadership, student or athletic council, sports teams, clubs and organizations, youth group, Guiding or Scouts, 4H, day or overnight camp etc.
Responsible for the care of approximately 8 campers, counselors plan and organize leadership sessions, interest groups and assist with and participate in evening program.
RPLC Lifeguards are on the waterfront during free swim periods and run waterfront based interest groups and camp programming. Lifeguards also assist with dishes after meals (which is actually a very fun thing to be a part of).
RPLC Counselors and lifeguards must be 17 or older at the time of camp.
RPLC Senior Staff
Senior Staff work together to plan and run camp. It is a busy and incredibly rewarding experience. The Senior Staff positions include Leadership, Section Directors, Programmer, and Waterfront. Please see the application form for descriptions of each position.
Applications for Senior Staff are now OPEN!
RPLC Staff Training
- Staff Training Dates: In Ottawa – mid-May; and at Camp a weekend in June
- Staff must be available through the entire week of camp
All staff must participate in staff training.
RPLC STAFF Applications
Applications are an online forms and will be automatically submitted. You will need to complete your application in one sitting so please give yourself enough time. Visit our Work At Camp page to submit your application. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems.
All staff applicants must submit two references. Please follow the link and print off the Reference Form below and give it to your reference to complete. It should arrive at the camp office before the application due date.
Red Pine is committed to creating an inclusive environment that accommodates all individuals, including those with disabilities. We support the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Acts (AODA) and have established policies, procedures and practices which adhere to the accessibility standards set out in the AODA. Should you require any accommodation throughout the application process please do not hesitate to contact the camp.
We need help spreading the word to new Staff. Print out the flyer(s) below and post or ask about distributing at school, your job, community center or church. We would be happy to make a presentation about working on staff for your school or community organization!
Whether it’s a wedding, a school conference or even a yoga retreat, Red Pine Camp offers the perfect backdrop for your special day. See our Rentals page for more information.