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School Programs

Leadership Development, Teambuilding, Recreation and More!

All programs are fully customized, designed to focus on organization-specific goals.

A Different Kind of Outdoor Program

We were established to provide educational and growth opportunities for all participants. No two programs are the same because we work with you and your students toward achieving school-specific goals. We do this by providing a fully staffed facility with well-trained facilitators tasked with leading each activity. Plus our location in Markham means that we are only a short drive from most schools in the GTA yet offer the environment of an overnight camp. Our inclusive pricing provides groups with a custom built schedule, BBQ lunch and a program that is fully organized and co-ordinated by our camp leadership. This gives your staff the ability to enjoy our camp experience alongside the students.

History

In 1946 a group of young educators and social workers at the University of Toronto recognized the values inherent in camping and outdoor education. They found there was an increase in self-esteem when participants worked successfully with peers in a variety of activities. Not only did participants have fun, but they learned skills, shared experiences and made friends that would last a lifetime. With this in mind, they initiated a day camp in Sherwood Park in Toronto, which naturally spawned the name Camp Robin Hood (CRH) and our story began. CRH is the oldest privately established day camp in Canada. In 1964 CRH relocated to a private 50-acre site in Markham. The last 6 decades have seen the CRH site branch out to develop into a recreational, sporting, and outdoor education complex, The Robin Hood Leadership Centre (RHLC). RHLC is recognized as an exceptional facility, staffed with experienced leaders who provide quality programming in a beautiful rural setting.

Love Robin Hood.  Thanks for making things so easy.

- Emily Carr S.S. (YRDSB)

We thought your program was excellent – well planned and organized.

- Principal (YRDSB)

Health, Safety and Inclusion

RHLC has placed Health and Safety at the top of our list of priorities. We have established a Health Centre on site that is operated by staff qualified in first-aid to ensure the well being of our clients and staff.

CRH was the first summer camp to offer an integrated program that included campers with special needs. The CRH staff receive special training to give these campers the best summer camp experience possible. This training enables them to make accommodations and modifications to our activities to include participants of all abilities. To compliment these accommodations, our entire site is also wheelchair accessible.

In a Nutshell

At the Robin Hood Leadership Centre (RHLC) we believe that our camp-style program is the best place for young people to successfully learn together through play, while developing social skills that allow them to be productive and respected members of their community. We have designed our program to help inspire leadership, teamwork, friendship and education.

I just wanted to thank you so much for organizing today’s wonderful activities for our students. The students and teachers had a great day and I just wanted you to know how well organized it was and how amazing your staff were! Hopefully we can work together again next year!

- Miriam L. (YRDSB)

Keep up the wonderful work, we will continue to access Camp Robin Hood for our Grade 7 welcome to OLL school! Thank you for your leadership and commitment to quality education/camp experiences, it is appreciated.

- Our Lady of the Lake C.C.S. (YCDSB)

Our Programs

The Robin Hood Leadership Centre is unique in our offering of fully staffed, fully facilitated day programs. Couple this with the fact that our campus is designed to feel like an overnight camp with a focus on the outdoors and you don’t need to look any further for your next school trip. We have several standard program structures to choose from which can then be customized to mirror the uniqueness of the students that we serve.

High School (Grade 9) Orientations

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MENTOR TRAINING AND PREPARATION

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It has been a true pleasure working with Ehren and his team at Camp Robin Hood Leadership Centre over the years…The staff has been consistently kind, supportive, organized and thoughtful of our programming needs…Our September and May days at CRH have become a welcome part of our school’s traditions and we are thrilled to retreat to the Markham woods under such exemplary leadership provided by Ehren and his dedicated staff!

- Linda Izzo, Chaplaincy Team Leader & Teacher, Marshall McLuhan C.S.S.

Team Building

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Teacher PD Days

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Food

Our lunch is served in a camp-style dining hall with the intention of instilling the same level of organization, respect and cooperation that you expect from your students (and we expect from our summer campers). This means that it is not uncommon for the kitchen staff to encourage cheering and an enthusiastic demeanor while inside their facility. It also means that groups will be served lunch one-at-a-time and that students will be expected to clean up their tables before leaving the building.

Our students enjoyed all the activities…The program encouraged all students to participate and get to know each other. Excellent quality of program for team-building skills.

- St. Joseph Morrow Park (TCDSB)

It was excellent! The students had a wonderful time and we feel the program reached our goal of helping transition the kids to high school and meet new people.

 

- Students' Coordinator (Toronto Private School)

Transportation

We work exclusively with charter bus providers and have a well established relationship with these vendors. While we might not be able to provide the least expensive bus service, our service is among the most reliable in the GTA. All of our bus bookings allow complete flexibility when it comes to timing and pickup/drop off locations. By using this service we take this challenging logistical element off your shoulders so that you can focus on what matters most.

Activities and Staff

We have great activities and some of the best staff out there! While our standard programs work well for most schools, we have the facilities and staff to assist in creating a program unique to your needs and vision.

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Supervision of Students and Staff

We pride ourselves in being one of the only fully staffed fully facilitated outdoor program of such a large scale. We can provide full supervision and organization for hundreds of kids or for groups as small as 30. What sets us apart is our ability to take the onus off of you and by allowing our well trained, experienced staff to fully supervise our programs.

Some groups however, prefer to organize their own programming and utilize our facilities themselves, relying on camp staff to merely oversee a few key areas. Please contact us and we will work to provide the experience that meets your needs!

Ehren Gluckstein

Director, Robin Hood Leadership Centre & Rentals

A Typical Day

We pride ourselves in delivering meaningful programming with educational value. While our intention is to make the activities we offer fun for students, our purpose is to generate meaningful discussion and provide the opportunity for student groups to build camaraderie. Working alongside you, we combine our expertise with your input and vision to develop custom programs for each group that we serve. Infact, no two groups follow the same schedule. To receive an example of a daily schedule, please contact us anytime.