In the Explorer Adventure Options programs, campers are able to choose two options for the week upon registration. One option will take place in the morning every day and the other option will take place in the afternoon every day to create a full day of adventure.
The 7 Outdoor Skill options you may choose from are listed below:
Take on a leadership role, participate in an effective team, and challenge yourself to take risks in a group environment! Explorers will enjoy elements such as the Vertical Play Pen, Buccaneers Ambition, High Ropes and Zipline.
Canoeing and Kayaking
You will receive two days of instruction in kayaking where you will focus on flatwater kayak skills (straight line paddling, braces, advanced turns, t-rescues and a kayak roll). Your two days of canoe instruction will help you learn about lifts and carries, canoe rescues, and solo canoeing. You’ll also experience different paddle types and styles. Campers will work towards completed one of the KDC Canoe and Kayak Success Badges throughout the week. Campers will also be able to masters some paddle boarding skills mid-week. All boaters will be required to wear a PFD at all times.
Campers will learn about the fundamental skills like the ready position, gearing and hill work as they ride our double track trails. Campers will advance to our more challenging single track trails throughout the week. On Thursdays campers will participate in a fun Time Trial Event. It wouldn’t be camp without a campfire program on Fridays. You must be a self-sufficient and experienced bike rider with a basic understanding of gears to be successful in this program. KDC supplies the bikes and you supply your helmet(CSA Approved) and water bottle.
This program is a great way for you to do a bit of everything while you specialize in other areas at camp. Participants can look forward to canoeing, kayaking and extending archery skills. Campers will challenge themselves as a group on the Climbing Tower, Vertical Playpen and Zip Line. This program focuses on having fun at camp and hanging out with new friends!
Get creative in our KDC Pottery studio! Learn to throw on a potter’s wheel and have fun with exciting hand building techniques. Exercise your imagination and practice your new skills to create meaningful objects. Learn about the glazing and the firing process to finish your works of art. On Fridays campers will create a pottery gallery in our great outdoors to display their creations. Pictures of the gallery will be available on our website to view. Campers will also participate in a daily swim and have an opportunity to try stand-up paddle boarding to cool off.
This very popular program sees campers learning basic techniques that will include; parts and equipment, rigging, knots, tacking and gybing on our own private lake. Campers will use our Picos and RS Visions to work on their skills with the assistance of a staff member coaching from a motor boat. New this summer, we are introducing the KDCSail 1 & 2 badges for campers to work towards. This is a very popular option and fills quickly. All boaters will be required to wear a PFD at all times.
Stand Up Paddle Board
Our energetic instructor will teach campers the basics of paddle boarding using games on the water in a safe and fun environment.
Skills included in this program:
- Water safety
- Introduction SUP boards and their features
- Essential equipment
- Getting started
- Basic strokes, turns and pivots
- Great games and fun races