Camp Ooch 2013 Spring Programs Camp-a-thon! (ages 4-18) Saturday, April 27th 10:00am – 4:00pm Get ready for another season of Camp-a-thon! Whether you’re a junior, intermediate, or senior camper, there’s something for you! Reconnect with old camp friends and make some new friends too! Play your favourite games! Sing songs! Make crafts! Learn something new! It’s everything you love about Ooch packed into one amazing day. Just like a campfire at camp, you’ll have the opportunity to perform a skit, song, joke, or animal noise, so come prepared if you choose to share! Parents are more than welcome to join us for the campfire portion of the day.
Family events - all ages Breakfast in Paris Saturday, April 6th, 9:30 -11:30am Join us with the whole family for petit dejeuner (breakfast) at Ooch Downtown. You’ll kick off your weekend with live music, a delicious breakfast, great games, crafts, sports, and more! Food will be served from 9:30-10:30am.
Dinner & A Rooftop Movie Party! Friday, May 31st, 6:00 - 9:00pm Looking for a fun family outing for Friday night? Look no further! Join us with your family in your best pair of PJs! We will have two movies set up on big screens, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the show – with a bowl of popcorn, of course!
Family Jays Day Saturday, May 4th Show your spirit as we cheer on the Toronto Blue Jays – Camp Ooch style! The afternoon will start with a pep rally at the Hard Rock Cafe in the Rogers Centre where we will have lunch, make posters, test your arm at the ball toss, and have a great view of the Blue Jays warm up before making our way to our seats to cheer on the Jays as they take on the Seattle Mariners!
Summer Kickoff Party Saturday, June 15th, 12:00 - 3:00pm Get geared up for summer as we celebrate its arrival at Ooch Downtown. With snow-cones, carnival games, and much more, this is the perfect chance to re-connect with your old friends, make some new ones, and get excited for the awesome summer ahead! This is a great event for new families and campers going to camp for the first time.
3 For 1! Wednesday, May 15th, 6:30 - 8:00pm Start the night with a camp style meal followed by 3 programs for campers/teens/parents & guardians. Choose between:
Gone Fishin’ Tuesday, June 18th, 12:30 - 3:00pm Do you love fishing? Have you always wanted to try, but never had the opportunity? Well, now’s your chance! We’ll be heading to Scadding Court Community Centre - just minutes from Ooch Downtown, where we’ll be fishing for trout out of the “pond“! Don’t let this one get away!
• Cupcakes Galore - Adult & Teen Join team Le Dolci’s Toronto Food Studio in our teaching kitchen at Ooch Downtown as we explore the joys of cupcake design. • Bike Workshop 101 - Adult & Teen Now’s your chance to learn the basics of bike repair with an expert. •
Kids Art Surprise! - Ages 4-12
Please arrive at 6:30pm for dinner as workshops will begin at 7:00pm.
Please note that space is limited for this program. The Amazing Race - Version Ooch Saturday, June 22nd, 10:00am - 1:30pm Discover Toronto in a whole new way with a little team challenge intertwined! We’ll meet at Ooch Downtown for a prep party & send off, then follow the clues to end the race at our secret lunch location. Don’t forget to sign up…it’s going to be an amazing day!
programs for campers AGES 6-12 Earth Day Explorers (ages 8-12) Sunday, April 21st, 10:00am - 3:00pm What better way to celebrate Earth Day than on an outdoor adventure with your friends from Ooch? Meet us at the Brickworks where we’ll spend the day getting our hands dirty building shelters, cooking over the fire, taking a short nature walk, and making s’mores! It’s a day you won’t want to miss. P.A. Play Day (ages 6-12) Friday, June 7th, 9:00am - 3:30pm School’s out! Come to Ooch Downtown where we’ll be planting our community garden and cooking up a storm. Can’t wait to see you all there!
Summer Specialties Week (ages 8-12) Tuesday, July 2nd - Friday July 5th, 9:00am - 3:00pm Visit us daily and enjoy new activities and guest programming…and maybe even a dip in the pool. Summer Specialties week is a great opportunity to make new friends and learn some great skills! Night at the Zoo! (ages 6-10) Friday, July 5th 3:00pm - Saturday July 6th, 11:00am Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Join Ooch on a behind-the-scenes look at life at the zoo… and then we’ll sleep over to make it that much more cool! Spaces are limited, so be sure to sign up soon!
teen Programs - ages 13+ TSN Behind the Scenes Sunday, May 5th, 12:30 - 4:30pm Join us as we head out to the TSN Studios for our very own private tour. Learn from the best in the sports broadcasting business, try your hand at being in front of the camera, and find out what really happens behind the scenes at TSN!
Leadership Programs - ages 14-18 Take Action Series Wednesday, April 17th and Wednesday April 24th, 6:30 - 8:30pm Part 1 - Ooch Leaders, get ready to take action! We will be visiting the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto, where we will be learning about causes of poverty and how they relate to our local community. Then we’ll put our new knowledge into action right away spending the evening volunteering at the food bank.
Leadership Retreat (ages 16-18) April 26th – 28th (time to be announced) Let’s head up to camp before anyone else this Spring! At this year’s Leadership Retreat, you’ll feel all of the magic of camp and MORE. Take part in skill-building discussions, workshops, and activities with your friends. Ooch Leaders unite! Duke of Ed Thursday, May 23rd 6:30 - 8:30pm The Duke of Edinburgh program is an internationally recognized leadership award that can help build your post-secondary applications and resume. For our Spring workshop, we’ll be focusing on the Physical Recreation portion of the award, so put on your track pants and join us for some fresh air and fitness fun…on the rooftop!
Part 2 - Have you ever wondered what ACTUALLY happens to your garbage when you toss it away? You may be shocked when you learn how much garbage the average person creates in their lifetime. Spend an evening at Ooch turning “junk” into “funk”, and leave with new ideas to share with your friends and family about how we can minimize our environmental footprints. Bruce Trail Hiking Expedition (ages 16-18) June 7th – 9th (time to be announced) Grab your hiking boots and cameras and join your Ooch friends for what will surely be an unforgettable wilderness weekend! On Friday, we’ll travel to the tip of the Bruce Peninsula where we will set up camp at Cyprus Lake Campground. You’ll experience beautiful hiking trails right alongside the turquoise shores of Georgian Bay. After our treks, you’ll enjoy activities and delicious food under the stars. For those of you who are new to overnight outdoor camping, or if you love adventure but aren’t too fond of canoeing and portaging, this weekend is a wonderful opportunity. Try something new this Spring!
Summer Programs Camp Teomul (Bereaved siblings ages 6-18) Saturday, June 29 to Friday, July 5
UpStream (Campers ages 16-18) Sunday, August 4 to Friday, August 16
Session 1 (Campers ages 6-14) Sunday, July 7 to Friday, July 19 (Week A: Sunday, July 7 to Saturday, July 13)
7Scape (Teen camp: campers ages 15-18) Sunday, August 18 to Sunday, August 24
Session 2 (Campers ages 6-14) Sunday, July 21 to Friday, August 2 (Week A: Sunday, July 21 to Saturday, July 27) Session 3 (Campers ages 6-14) Sunday, August 4 to Friday, August 16 (Week A: Sunday, August 4 to Saturday, August 10)
Day Camp Session 1 (Campers ages 4-7) Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19 & Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26 Day Camp Session 2 (Campers ages 4-7) Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2 & Tuesday, August 6 to Friday, August 9
*One week option is available for first time campers age 6-8. Deadline for spring and summer registration is April 1, 2013. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call our Director of Camp Programs, Sarah at 416-961-6624 x264.