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) ~ August 28 – September 2, 2022
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.
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.
Intensive leadership training by experienced and specially trained staff, daily interest groups, large and small group camp activities and games, evening activities, delicious and healthy meals and snacks, a colourful RPLC t-shirt and a lifetime of memories.
RPLC has some financial assistance available for campers in need. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
There is an additional option for financial assistance through Kids In Camp ~ Link to Form to be completed by Parent/Guardian. The deadline for applications for this additional funding is Friday April 1, 2022. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Important Registration Information
- Registration for 2022 is NOW OPEN!! Sunday August 28th to Friday September 2nd, 2022.
- RPLC camp fees for 2022 are $680. plus HST. Plus Bus Transport if required.
- Bus Transportation to and from camp will be an extra fee in 2022, the fee will be added to your final bill should your child require the bus transportation. Pick up and drop off will be a central location in Ottawa and will be communicated to you prior to camp.
- Registration is not processed until the non-refundable deposit of $100 and completed registration terms and conditions & medical forms have been submitted to the office. Forms can be emailed or mailed to the office.
- Full payment for RPLC is due June 1, 2022 – If payment is not received by this date, campers will loose their spot on the priority list after this date and you may be placed on the wait-list.
- At this point, we are anticipating that all of our staff will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID19 as part of their employment or volunteer agreement. Currently, it is unclear as to what the government and local health unit will require for campers to attend overnight camps in Ontario. We predict that campers over 12 may/will be required to be fully vaccinated to attend overnight camp. Please note as an organization that operates under the approval of both the local health unit and the provincial government, the decision for vaccination is out of our control.
REFER-A-FRIEND to RPLC Promotion – Refer a friend (a new camper) by emailing your name and theirs to email@example.com If they attend camp this year, you will receive a $10* non-refundable credit, to spend at the tuck shop during the week (up to $40!).
Your booking will be confirmed once your deposit and all completed paperwork has been received by the office.
RPLC Camper Registration
Deposits must accompany or be followed by the Camper’s Registration. Please follow directions as stated in “Request for Deposit” email. Deposits can be made by e-transfer or by cheque payable to Red Pine Camp (note: RPLC and your booking ID on the cheque).
If you have any questions about RPLC or about registration, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone! firstname.lastname@example.org
RPLC Cancellation Policy
Cancellations for Red Pine Leadership Camp made before June 1st will be refunded the camp fee, less an administration charge of 50% of the booking deposit. Bookings cancelled after June 1st will forfeit the entire booking deposit; the balance of camp fees will be refunded.
Registration deadline and full payment is due on June 1.
We will still accept registrations as long as there are camper spots available. After June 1st, once your online registration has been submitted, you will receive an email stating the next steps or indicating your place on the waiting list.
Full payment will be required with the camper forms to confirm your spot.
Work at Red Pine Leadership Camp (RPLC)
RPLC looks for talented Senior Staff, Counsellors and Lifeguards to run this one-week program.
Applications can be submitted to email@example.com.
LEADERSHIP CAMP STAFF – RPLC
Applications for all RPLC 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.
At this point, we are anticipating that all of our staff will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID19 as part of their employment or volunteer agreement. Currently, it is unclear as to what the government and local health unit will require for campers to attend overnight camps in Ontario. We predict that campers over 12 may/will be required to be fully vaccinated to attend overnight camp. Please note as an organization that operates under the approval of both the local health unit and the provincial government, the decision for vaccination is out of our control.
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. Email us 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.