A typical day at Camp Winnebagoe is filled with sun, fun, friends, and fresh air. The Winnebagoe site is both lovely, yet practical, with excellent facilities available for our campers’ enjoyment. Our schedule is designed so that each child is exposed to every activity at camp and encouraged to participate fully in the program in order to enjoy a productive, happy time away from home.
There will be no letters home complaining about the camp food! At Winnebagoe, we provide balanced, nutritious (and delicious!) meals. A variety of choices at breakfast, lunch, and dinner ensure that even our most discerning camper leaves the Dining Hall with a full stomach. Our Salad Bar which appears every lunch and dinner offers a variety of choice and our All Day Fruit Bowl encourages children to select a healthy snack throughout the day. There are also additional vegetarian options and hot soups available at our meals.
Our on-site chef and baker allow for fresh and child-friendly meals and desserts. Every afternoon and evening, snacks are provided for our active campers and staff. Because we personally plan our own menus, days are never repeated and we are able to adapt our meals to our program needs. From Friday night Shabbat dinner to Saturday evening BBQs to Sunday brunches – with many special meals and events planned throughout the week – our food is always something yummy to write home about! Winnebagoe is a nut and peanut-free environment.
Amidst white birches and towering pines, spacious, functional cabins ensure the comfort of our campers. Each cabin is well-lit with the convenience of two sinks, two washrooms, and a large cubby area for ample clothing storage.
In each cabin there is a combination of bunk beds and single cots. Counsellors sleep at the front of the cabin in the same room as their campers which ensures both increased supervision and camaraderie.
A “W” a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
At Winnebagoe the health and safety of our campers is our prime concern. We are ever conscious of the trust parents have placed upon us and are deeply aware of our commitment to being responsible and sensitive “parents away from home.”
The medical needs of our campers and staff are well-looked after by trained health care personnel. A doctor and three nurses are on site at all times and in case of emergency, the Huntsville Hospital is only a ten-minute drive away. The Center itself is well-equipped with private in-patient rooms and medications for both routine and emergency usage. We have a defibrillator on site and all of our trippers, water front staff, and of course medical staff are trained in its use. Located right in the center of main camp, the health center is readily accessible for those requiring its service.
ONE period per day is devoted to Swim Instruction for all age groups. TWO periods per day are cabin scheduled activity periods. TWO periods per day (for campers in Grade 5 and over) are “Open Periods” where campers have the opportunity to individually choose two specific activities they wish to attend that day.
|10:00am||First Activity Period / Trit Swim|
|11:00am||Open Period / Inter Swim|
|2:15pm||Third Activity Period / Teen Swim|
|3:15pm||Fourth Activity Period / Senior Swim|
|4:15pm||Open Period / Inter Shower Hour|
Designated as a break from the regular schedule, Sundays are somewhat less structured than the other days of the week. Sundays begin with a sleep-in followed by a large and varied Sunday brunch. From 11:30 am until 2:00 pm, the first activity period of the day takes place. During this time, campers are able to select any activity they wish to attend. At 2:00 pm, the entire camp gathers for a substantial snack. This is a less formal meal and usually ends in cheering, singing, and a full display of Winnebagoe spirit. From 3:00 – 5:00pm, the second period once again allows children their choice of activities. There’s no Swim Instruction on Sundays.