As we wrap up camp sessions for summer 2019, Camp Chikopi is ready to start planning for next year - and you should too! This summer spent on the shores of stunning Ahmic Lake has been filled with amazing team sports and outdoor activities, building lifelong friendships, and developing important life skills such as teamwork and independence. Time at Chikopi is so much more than playing ball - it is a summer home to boys from all over the world, many of whom return year after year.
This summer, the boys at Camp Chikopi had the opportunity to take part in both a Biathlon and a Triathlon. These are 2- and 3-part races, where the boys transition from swimming to running to canoeing. Boys were grouped according to their age range for the biathlon and triathlon, founding the opportunity to learn healthy competition, and develop confidence, while also providing the benefit of boosting physical strength, endurance, and overall fitness.
At Camp Chikopi, we take water safety seriously, and part of being safe is giving boys the opportunity to build confidence in their interactions with water. Summer 2019 has been filled with kayaking trips, which helped them learn how to safely navigate a water vessel on their own, while canoe portaging provided a more interactive experience, stressing the importance of a collective team effort to meet a common goal. Camp Chikopi’s sailing regatta was a sailboat race, which was as beautiful to look at as it is to experience.
Each year, Camp Chikopi is fortunate to host guest coaches from across the globe. This summer, the boys at Chikopi had the opportunity to receive valuable swimming instruction from US Olympic Gold & Bronze Medalist swimmer, Ginny Fuldner, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Head Coach, Chad Cradock as well as National Swim Coach of the Year, David Barney. For land sports, basketball coach Cory Watts visited Chikopi to teach our boys how to nail those 3-pointers, and golf pro extraordinaire, Chris Fuldner took to the greens to work with the boys on the golf swing!
It’s not all about competitive sports at Camp Chikopi; we believe bonding and building friendships are just as important, and you don’t need to compete in order to stay active. While paintball developed a sense of individual autonomy, square dancing and colour runs helped boys learn how to interact with females in both competitive and social settings. Two situations many boys struggle with as they get older. As Chikopi enrolls boys from ages 7-17, these group settings help guide your son through important social situations as they grow into young adults.
We’ve enjoyed an excellent summer with our Canadian and International campers here at Camp Chikopi, and we invite your son to join us on this life-changing, valuable experience next summer. 2020 is Camp Chikopi’s 100th Year. We offer Early Bird discounts for the following summer’s enrollees, so back-to-school is the perfect time to make sure your son doesn’t miss out on the chance to meet peers and coaches from diverse backgrounds. If you’re an International parent thinking about sending your son to summer camp in Canada, read our blog on .
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