Traditional Camp or Sports Academy? How to Choose?

Understanding that each child has varied interests and needs, we offer two choices of programming for our campers. Take a look at the key features of each and decide which one best suits your child. If you like them both, we have helped many families apply for multiple sessions so their kids can enroll and enjoy each of them.

Traditional Camp – Camp Robin Hood

For campers 4 years (as of July 1st) or older, our traditional program has all of the classic features of summer camp; arts & crafts, archery, dance and many more. Our unique country setting allows us to incorporate programs like canoe, campfire activities and climbing activities in our century-old barn. Activities are focused on the positive social interactions and experiences of our campers highlighting participation rather than a major focus on specific skill development. We love that campers become comfortable in a canoe paddling in our wonderful “donut-shaped” pond rather than perfecting the “j-stroke”. Add in two swims per day (both instructional for campers up to Grade 3) and each day is action-packed and super-fun! Here is an example of what a typical day would include:

8:45 – 9:30 Arrival and Flagpole Activities

9:30 – 11:30 Activities (Specialty and Cabin)

11:30 – 12:00 Instructional Swim

12:00 – 12:45 Change and Lunch

12:45 – 1:30 Activities (Specialty and Cabin)

1:30 – 2:00 Instructional Swim

2:00 – 2:30 Change and Snack

2:30 – 3:30 Activities (Specialty and Cabin)

3:30 – 4:00 Announcements and Dismissal

My daughter says camp is enjoyable because all the staff are so nice to be around and she feels like they care about her. I like that my daughter is encouraged to try the activities and given support when she can’t quite do it (archery). She was so happy to have been able to accomplish archery by the end of her 2 weeks.

- Mom - Adele B.

My son had the best summer here at Robin Hood. We have already talked about signing him up for next summer and he’s so excited to get into sports academy when he is old enough. We were so impressed with how the camp was run and all the activities that were done with him. I would recommend this camp to every parent with kids who are of the age to attend camp!!!

- Mom - Rachel G.

Sports Camp – Robin Hood Sports Academy

For campers who have completed SK to Grade 7, Robin Hood Sports Academy provides boys & girls an ‘all-sports’ experience like no other. Similar to our traditional camp, campers are placed in age-appropriate “teams” with well-trained, sports-centric staff who truly love sports and campers! . Skill development and team-play are the focus as we provide programming in the areas of baseball, basketball, soccer & tennis and add other fun sports to provide amazing variety. All sports academy campers enjoy 1 instructional and 1 recreational swim each day. Check out our typical day:

8:45 – 9:30 Arrival and Group Warm-up

9:30 – 9:45 AM Press Conference

9:45 – 10:30 Sports Instruction

10:30 – 11:00 Instructional Swim

11:00 – 12:30 Sports Instruction (2 periods, 2 sports)

12:30 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 Sports Instruction and Change

2:00 – 2:30 Recreational Swim

2:30 – 3:00 Snack

3:00 – 3:30 Options (choose your own sport)

3:30-4:00 PM Press Conference and Dismissal

The Magic of Both Programs Together

Whether you apply for our traditional camp program or Sports Academy, , we mix it up with great events that bring the whole-camp together. Our weekly flagpole programs capture the spirit of the camp-wide experience through skits, song and silliness. Cabins in Motion (Week 2), Colour Wars (Week 4), The CRH Olympics (Week 6) and The Quest for the Golden Arrow (week 8) bring campers from all parts of camp together for the ultimate in camp cooperation with just a hint of friendly competition. A summer at Robin Hood is truly not complete until your child experiences one of our camp-wide programs.

My kids enjoy all the various activities and the new friendships they make. We enjoy knowing that they are safe and having fun.

- Mom - Josephine M.

We switched from another camp and from the first day both of my kids that were there just loved it! Great spirit, being in the outdoors, swimming is her favourite and of course the social connections.

- Mom - Lisa T.