Typical Day

A typical day as a Katonim camper…

Morning

When Flagpole begins at 9:00, the camp is flooded with singing voices as all campers and staff sing Oh Canada and the Camp Katonim Song.

Now you and your cabin are ready for your first three activity periods of the day! Programs may include playing tennis at Landsports, learning the camp dance in Performing Arts,  or learning new archery skills in Nature. The schedule rotates daily so every cabin has the opportunity to experience all of the exciting Katonim programs. You can learn more about the programming at Main Camp on our Landsports and Arts pages.

Afternoon

Lunch begins at noon as cabin groups gather for a picnic-style lunch outside of the Rec Hall. After lunch is Free Time. You may choose to explore any activities at Main Camp including playing Bump on the basketball court, challenging your friends to a ping pong game, or dancing in the Rec Hall. Free Time ends with a camp-wide Sunscreen Re-Application Party and campers entertaining us with camper-led jokes.

After the Sunscreen Party, your cabin participates in the final 2 periods of the day. Katonim offers a wide variety of waterfront programs where you will fish off of the Pontoon, learn to waterski or wakeboard during Ski, play Kayak Tug of War during Paddle Sports, or play on the water climber during Swim. Please check out our Watersports page to learn more!

End of Day

Toward the end of the day, the whole camp gathers at the waterfront for General Swim. Campers may choose to play on the beach, participate in water basketball, join in on a big game of Gaga Ball, jump off of the floating dock, and more!

Before departing, you and your fellow campers gather under the Tree for our End-of-Day meeting. Counsellors share their cabin’s accomplishments. Whether it be catching a fish while out on the pontoon boat or getting up on the water skis for the first time or even finding the most amazing shell on the beach, we celebrate our successes and stories. Our day ends with a camp song where the parents patiently waiting are entertained by our voices. We leave looking forward to the next camp day’s adventures! 

For a sample schedule, you can check out our Schedule 2022 page. 

Special Days and Alternate Program

Although this is a “typical” day, every day is a little different and special in its own way. Our weekly programming is also supplemented with a variety of special days and evening programs. Special days offer alternative programming around a theme such as Movie Madness, Colour Wars, Carnival, and more! Spirit days such as Crazy Hair Day, Pajama Day, and Tie Dye Friday offer a great opportunity to get decked out and have some fun. Evening programs such as Hobby Hubs, the camper play, and the Talent Show provide opportunities to try something new and celebrate our accomplishments.