It’s always fun to get a kid’s perspective on things, so I thought it would be fun to get my 5 year old daughter and 7 year old son‘s feedback on what they liked about Ontario Pioneer Camp (OPC) in Haliburton. Also be sure to read our full retell of our awesome weekend at OPC as a family here!
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Why were you excited to go to OPC?
I was excited because I really wanted to meet new friends
I really wanted to go so I could try archery
What did you think when you first arrived at OPC?
I was really happy we were there even though I was tired from the long car ride. The show at the Crow‘s Nest was cool and so was the campfire with s’mores
I thought that it was going to be fun! I saw that there were cabins and it was really big.
What was your room like?
The room was big and had bunk beds. I slept on the bottom so I wouldn’t fall out. The bathroom had a shower
Our room was cozy. It had bunk beds and a desk. Oh and we all got camp shirts!
What your favourite part of the shows?
The Crow’s Nest is a cool building for shows. I like the 3 Little Pigs and all the camp councillors being funny.
The camp councillors acting silly…throwing balls in each others faces and dumping water on each other. The songs they taught us were fun.
What was your favourite thing you ate?
Ice cream sundaes
Note from Mom…The food was awesome and healthy despite their faves! 😉
What did you think of the following activities?
It was good. I think I was really good at it
It was awesome because you get to use a bow and arrow and i’ve always wanted to do that.
I was really excited to do the crafts because I am really really good at crafts
They were cool
Low Ropes Course
It was hard but fun
Epic obstacle course
Rock Climbing Wall
It was really easy because they put gear on you and they helped pull me up
I thought it was really high but really cool.
Canoeing in the war canoes across Clearwater Lake
It was really peaceful and quiet
Pretty long and there were a LOT of people in one canoe.
Fire Blazers game
That was my favourite part because they had water balloons
It was really fun. Even the parents had fun
Going down the big water slide at the Girl’s camp
It was really fast and I had no goggles on so I got water in my eyes. It was fun but cold
The water looked too cold for me so I just watched
What was your favourite activity?
I really liked doing the rock climbing and crafts
Were the campfires fun?
Thumbs up! Good for roasting marshmallows and I loved the campfire stories
S’mores were yummy. I thought it was cool that they lit the big fire on the beach by using a flaming arrow
What did you like about the Beach area?
We could swim and build sand castles. There were canoes and they set fire works off from a canoe at night time.
There was beach volleyball, canoes you could ride in and they had tons of life jackets.
Can you tell me about the Camp Staff…
They were all lots of fun. Stitch did Gangnum style on stage cause he loved camp so much. They did a funny show the first night. They were so nice
They are all funny. They were kind because you could tell they liked kids a lot.
Did camp make you sleepy?
YEP…a little bit
No not that much
Note from Mom…Both were asleep the minute their heads hit the pillow!
What do you love about OPC?
I had a fun time and made new friends
There was so much to do and lots of outside time. I also liked trying new things
What would you do to show how much you love camp?
I would eat a hot pepper
I would let people throw water balloons at me
What would you like to say to the staff at OPC?
Thank you for making my first camp experience so much fun!
Thank you all for being so much fun. I LOVE camp!
What would you like other kids to know about OPC?
You should go there because it is a lovely place. When they ring the big bell you have to come running because it means it’s time to eat or change activities.
OPC is a wonderful place because it has nice staff, you can make new friends and it’s a lot of fun
Would you like to go to OPC as a camper? Why?
Yes because it is really fun and I really liked the beach. I liked everything
Yes…yes I would! I really think it would be fun to be with kids my age.
Ontario Pioneer Camp
942 Clearwater Lake Road RR#2
Port Sydney, Ontario
Phone: 1.800.361.CAMP (2267) or 705.385.2370