An opportunity for tweens to grow their leadership skills in a fun and engaging environment. Campers attending this program will participate in exciting leadership and team building activities led by our experienced and seasoned staff while also partaking in typical outdoor camps activities such as high ropes, large camp games, archery, and more.
Our program includes multiple tried and true leadership activities developed over several years of experience at our camp. Campers can expect to develop their autonomy, their leadership skills, their team building skills but also make new friends who have the same desire to pursue their bilingual journey. They will leave the program ready to take on leadership positions at our camps as part of our Counsellor in Training program!
A 4-day, 3-night program in early summer specifically designed to develop leadership skills and to prepare for the CIT program. It is mandatory for all CIT candidates to attend this program.
Campers will participate in several activities led by our expert counsellors to build their leadership skills as well as understand the importance of team building.
Campers will spend the trip participating in team building activities where each team member must contribute to the success of another team member in his or her challenge; participate in several leadership games; accomplish team challenges like fire building; and go for hikes in the beautiful multi acres facility.
Each evening, campers gather around a campfire for stories and songs. Campers will also receive an initiation to the CIT program, review the expectations, the activities and the overview of a week as a CIT at Camp Tournesol.
Daily recap: Click here for last year’s daily update from our overnight camps!
Attendance to this program is mandatory in order to be selected for our CIT program.
Check out dates and rates for this program in the table below. For information on our discounts and FAQ check our pricing camp page.
|Program Name||Weeks Offered||Age group||Fee||Busing|
|2+3 trip: 2 days at day camp and 3 days away||Week of July 15th and 22nd||grades 2 to 7||$510||Transportation to overnight camp site included in registration fee|
|Overnight Camps: Sunday afternoon to Friday end of day||Week of July 28|
Week of August 18
|grades 3 to 8|
grade 2 exceptions on a case-by-case basis
|$850||One way: $35.00
Round trip: $65
|Overnight CIT Program||Week of July 28|
Week of August 18
|grades 9 and 10||$500||One way: $35.00
Round trip: $65
(mandatory for CIT candidates)
|Tuesday July 2nd to Friday July 5th|
Tuesday August 6th to Friday August 9th
|grades 6 to 8||$550 ($500 when purchased with 2 CIT weeks)||One way: $20 / $35
Round trip: $35/$65
Situated on 263 acres of breath-taking countryside located on the Oak Ridges Moraine and Ontario GreenBelt, Cedar Glen is the perfect backdrop for an outdoor retreat.
The sleeping accommodations are quaint wooden lodges adjacent to the Main Lodge. Each room has a private washroom and shower.
Campers will spend challenging themselves and experiencing new activities. At the end of the stay, they can expect to be tired but having learnt new skills and built new friendships.
During this program, campers will develop their teamwork, organisation, and leadership skills, and will develop an understanding of what it means to be a Counsellor in Training at Camp Tournesol. Specific activities may include:
Transportation: There will be pick up locations in the GTA for a round-trip fee of $15.00. Please note that bus stops and times are subject to sufficient registration at each stop. The bus times are as follows:
|Pick-up July 3rd||Drop-off July6th|
|Abbey Lane PS: 1160 Old Abbey Lane, Oakville||8:30am||4:30pm|
|Credit Valley PS: 2365 Credit Valley Road, Mississauga||9:10am||4:00pm|
|Yorkdale SS: 38 Orfus Rd, North York||10:00am||3:00pm|
|Julliard PS: 61 Julliard PS: 61 Julliard PS, Maple||10:45am||2:30pm|
“What a great experience!! Besides the obvious advantage of maintaining French over the summer months, my son learned so much about himself, made great friends, showed leadership, came home with a sense of maturity and appreciation for family.“
“Well organized. Great counsellors. Nice accommodations.”
Interested in putting your leadership skills into practice? Join us as a Counsellor-in-Training (CIT) at one of our many day camp locations! On-site CITs will shadow a senior counsellor, discovering the day to day responsibilities of a CIT. Throughout the week, CITs will partner with their senior counsellor to help run a variety of games and activities, including sports, team-building games, board games, arts and crafts, and our Creativity module. Once they’ve practiced their leadership skills, they will take the lead themselves! Read all about the day camp CIT program here.
Time to take your leadership skills to the next level, by joining the Counsellor-in-Training (CIT) program at our overnight camp! CITs will be matched with a senior counsellor and will spend the week shadowing them, seeing leadership in action. CITs will sleep in campers’ cabins and provide support to campers, assist in leading cabin activities and large field games, and then will take on the lead themselves during the week to put those leadership skills into action! During speciality activities (e.g. large camp games, meals) CITs will help ensure the safety of the campers, all while having fun in French themselves! Find more information about the program and the site here.