Ages 7 - 16 | Offered Sessions 1 through 6
Along with traditional camp activities such as campfires, special all-camp events, games, and waterfront activities, campers choose 3 activities for week-long sessions, and 4 activities for 10 day sessions.
Taught from our Lake Huron beachfront using CL14 sailboats. Sailors learn wind theory, sail trim and how to skipper a boat. Celtic counsellors accompany sailors to ensure a safe, informative, and fun sailing experience.
Shallow, sand bottom for the beginner and supervised deep water windsurfing for the advanced surfer. Wide boards and junior sized sails make it easy for new surfers to get up and get moving.
Celtic’s waterfront is well suited to provide a safe environment for the beginner and challenge for the strong paddler. Kayakers learn paddling technique and emergency procedures.
Campers are taught paddling technique and the fundamentals of canoe manouvering and control along the sandy shore of Lake Huron.
Ropes and Climbing
Co-operation, communication and trust are the focus as campers participate in climbing the rock walls, traversing the high ropes elements and making their way through the low ropes challenge course at Celtic.
Safe bow fundamentals are taught at Celtic’s archery range. Campers enjoy individual and team competitions.
Campers learn many useful skills such as orienteering, plant identification, fire and shelter building, and primitive tool making. Campers gain confidence while becoming comfortable in a wilderness setting.
Campers discover the natural beauty of Camp Celtic’s forests, lakes and fields while investigating human interactions with the planet. We aim to inspire stewardship via guided nature hikes, wildlife watching, and hands-on lessons in sustainable food production in Celtic’s new greenhouse and eco-garden.
Focus on fundamentals of individual skills and team play. Drills and games are led by experienced coaches and counsellors. Also offered at an advanced level during Sports Camp.
A chance for the younger player to start off right. Skills and competition in a great camp atmosphere. Drills and games on turf and beach courts. Also offered at an advanced level during session 8.
Celtic instructors teach novice and intermediate players. Campers develop racket skills and offence and defence strategy.
Campers develop offensive and defensive skills. Unique drills, mini games, and full matches make soccer at Celtic a fun and instructive experience.
Designed to enhance the camper’s creativity. Artists receive instruction in sketching, painting, and sculpting using a variety of media.
The programme is skill-oriented and designed to increase the awareness and confidence of the camper with respect to drama as an expression of self.
The arts and craft programme includes nature and leather craft, beading, sculpting, and much more.
For dancers of all ages and abilities. Fun dance routines are learned and performed by the Celtic dance class.
“Radio Celtic on the air!” Campers learn the basics of radio by broadcasting music, interviews, camp news and podcasts over the airwaves of Celtic’s radio station.
Junior Canoe Tripping
New for 2024! A canoe tripping experience for campers ages 10-13! Campers spend the first 5 nights at Celtic participating in our regular Camp program including games, campfire, beachtime, and a bonus two classes. During their Canoe Tripping classes, campers learn the basics of canoeing, no-trace camping, fire building, and other wilderness survival skills. Then, Canoe Trippers spend 2 nights putting their skills to use on a route close to Celtic. They return to Camp for the final night banquet and campfire as accomplished outdoorspeople!
New for 2024, this is the expanded Racket Sport program which now includes Tennis, and Pickleball. Campers learn the basics of racket sport mechanics, participate in drills, skill-developing games, and tournaments with other players. The addition of Pickleball to this program makes for a more inclusive, holistic, and fun learning experience.
The newest addition to the Celtic sports program! Disc sports are the fastest growing pastime in North America, and for good reason! The combination of physical skill, finesse, strategizing, and all around fun makes for a high-flying sporting experience. Campers will learn the basic mechanics of throwing, get the chance to earn the lowest score on Celtic's new Disc Golf course, and also enjoy bonus activities including Ultimate Frisbee, CanJam and more!