Tips & Advice
Maintaining Summer Camp Friendships Throughout the Year
Making friends at summer camp is easy — it’s maintaining those friendships throughout the year that can be a challenge. Here are a few ways that children can keep connected to their friends well after the fun of summer camp ends.
Say ‘No’ to Homesickness at Muskoka Woods Summer Camp
At Muskoka Woods, we acknowledge that guests may feel homesickness from time to time. Here are some tips to comfort kids of all ages.
Want to Write a Letter to Your Overnight Camper? Do it!
Putting pen to paper (or typing a few paragraphs in an email) can do wonders for your overactive parenting brain while reassuring your child that you are thinking of them while they are away.
Summer Camp Sun Safety Tips
One of the benefits to camp is that guests get fresh air all day. Instead of being home watching TV or playing video games, guests at Muskoka Woods are swimming, water skiing, playing beach volleyball and connecting with nature. And, while this means they are getting...
Tips For Sending Kids With Food Allergies to Overnight Summer Camp
Peanuts, eggs and shellfish may seem harmless when they are on a plate, but to more than five per cent of the population who suffer from food allergies they can be deadly. Food allergies, especially when severe, can cause anaphylaxis. Symptoms can include a rash,...
Paul Cade’s Family Pizza Bake-off
https://youtu.be/aQT27_KDuww Paul Cade and his family, in celebration of National Pizza Day, make some great pizzas with pineapple and other interesting ingredients.
Start Your Overnight Summer Camp Search Today!
With thousands of families looking to enrol their children in camps each summer, spots fill up quickly. Start your summer camp search today!
Where Do I Start? The First-Time Overnight Summer Camper: A Physical and Emotional Guide
Sending your child on his or her first overnight camp experience can be an emotional roller-coaster. While deep down you know your child will have the time of his or her life, anxiety can be felt on both sides. For your child, this could be the first time away from...
Tips for Coping with Anxiety While Your Child Is Away at Summer Camp
I remember when my son went away for the first time. Sure, he had gone for sleepovers at his best friend’s or at grandma’s or my sister’s, but this was his first time away away. It was a school trip and he was in an area I had never been, with people I didn’t know,...
Building a spaceship!
What happens when you’re the children of life-long Muskoka Woods guests turned staff? You find yourself building a spaceship while you’re following the instructions of health officials and staying home. We present Muskoka Woods at home content. Now we aren’t...