TOP 5 REASONS YOUR GRANDKIDS SHOULD GO TO SUMMER CAMP

315_68_250x188_1Experience the Great Outdoors

Summer camp is a place where kids can be kids; discovering new possibilities and uncovering opportunities for endless adventures. It’s a chance for them to experience the thrill of jumping into a lake in the early morning, run through a forest or sit by a campfire under a star-filled sky.

There’s no better place to do this then in Muskoka. If you’re not familiar with Muskoka – Ontario’s cottage country – it was deemed by CNN as “one of the top ten places that can change a child’s life.”

Muskoka Woods is one summer camp that is proud to call Muskoka “home.” With 2,800 feet of glistening Lake Rosseau shoreline and 1,100 acres of sprawling property, Muskoka Woods is the ultimate destination for your grandkids to get active in the great outdoors.

315_68_250x188_2Learn New Skills and Become the Leaders of Tomorrow

At summer camp, kids are challenged to grow, as qualified staff encourage them to develop new skills.

For over 35 years, Muskoka Woods has provided kids, ages 7 to 17, with life-changing experiences. Showcasing world-class amenities and sports complexes, guests choose from more than 50 programs and activities, focusing on water sports and athletics, media and arts, leadership and team building.

Muskoka Woods is a place where youth learn to become leaders. They’re taught to look at their world and say, “It doesn’t have to be this way,” and do something about it. A week of summer camp at Muskoka Woods sets kids on the path to a bright future, full of possibility.

315_68_250x188_3Develop Lifelong Friendships

Cabins are an encouraging, supportive and fun environment where kids make their closest friends at camp; friends they stay connected with all year-round, and can’t wait to see again the following summer. Participating in arts and athletics activities is a great way for your grandkids to make friends with similar interests.

At Muskoka Woods, guests stay in cozy cabins and enjoy daily activities with other guests in their age group: WILD (ages 7-9), Venture (ages 10-11), Junior High (ages 12-13) and Senior High (ages 14-17).

Boys and girls from around the world travel to Muskoka Woods each summer. Interacting with kids from as far away as Hong Kong, Kenya and Venezuela, and learning about their language, culture and life experiences, is a highlight for many guests.

315_68_250x188_4Gain Independence

Being away from home gives kids the chance to try new things, meet new people and navigate the camp schedule and property, without their parents. This is a tremendous growth opportunity for children and youth of all ages.

Muskoka Woods invites first-time overnight guests to try out the “Test Drive” program. If your grandchildren are nervous about being away from home for a week, they are welcome to stay at Muskoka Woods for three nights and four days. If they just can’t get enough of summer camp, they can decide to stay for the whole week.

315_68_250x188_5Cared for by the Best and the Brightest

Caring for your grandchildren is the primary concern and wonderful privilege of summer camp staff. Summer camp is a safe place for your grandkids to grow. At Muskoka Woods, parents entrust their children to the best and brightest team of staff from countries like Northern Ireland, New Zealand and, of course, Canada. All of their guests’ health, safety and special needs are cared for by their team of 325 camp staff, including full-time nurses and doctors at an on-site health care facility. With a staff to guest ratio of 1:2 – one of the highest supervision rates in North America – you can rest easy knowing your grandchildren are safe at Muskoka Woods.

315_68_250x188_6All of this learning, growth and independence is against the backdrop of a fun, unforgettable summer experience. Your grandkids will make childhood memories that last a lifetime.

At Muskoka Woods, FUN is their trademark. They just built the KrakenRACER – Canada’s only six-lane water slide – right in the middle of camp. They also offer ziplines, tubing, giant swings, ropes courses, creative evening programs, entertaining multimedia shows and so much more. There’s nothing quite like it.

Start planning your grandchild’s summer adventure today at muskokawoods.com

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