With kids of vastly different ages, I often have a hard time finding a single camp that appeals to both tweens and preschoolers. Luckily, Blue Mountain offers customizable day camps guaranteed to keep all kids on the run and engaged with exciting new adventures that appeal to kids of all ages. With an emphasis on fun, Blue’s summer day camps are modelled after over-night camps, introducing kids to a variety of social settings that encourage bonding with counsellors and making new friends. New this year, Blue is offering three distinctive camp experiences with their Mountainside Camp and Beachside Camp, while Monterra Tennis Camp is back for those who want to spend their days courtside.
Beginning the day at South Base Lodge, Mountainside campers get to experience all that the resort property has to offer, as well as the benefit of daily swimming lessons at Plunge! With activities geared towards developing an appreciation of the outdoors, campers will embark on daily hikes, tackle signature attractions like the Woodlot Low Ropes and Climbing Wall and let their imagination soar with arts and crafts activities. Where else can you get all this at one location?
Blue also has the benefit of offering waterfront beach activities at their Beachside Camp, located at their private beach. Pack a swimsuit because this program is 70% water based with activities like stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, supervised swims and more. Each day different beach-themed programming will have your kids active and engaged with games like capture the flag, sand castle competitions and beach volleyball.
Regarded as one of the best teaching centres in the area, Monterra Tennis Camp programs run rain or shine all summer long inside its state of the art facility. OTA certified coaches use a progressive learning method that helps campers succeed while having a truly enjoyable time. Campers learn the basic fundamentals for each stroke including forehand, backhand, serve, and volley. Talk about a full day! They’re happily exhausted, ready to eat everything at dinner and bedtime is never an issue.
All this, in a safe, fun, and stimulating environment with staff dedicated to ensuring a great experience—full of fun—with a focus on building lasting friendships and developing social and life skills but there’s a perfect mix of goofiness too—it’s summer after all.