Hey, Camp People!
Where was your summer camp experience this camp season? Maybe you went to the camp that we’re featuring on today’s Summer Camp Spotlight Blog post! We’re swinging the Everything Summer Camp spotlight across the Great Lakes region and just outside the country into Ontario in Canada where we find the wonderful Glen Bernard Camp for Girls found on the east side of Lake Bernard.
Mary Edgar chose this property because she found the glen at the base of a hill close to the lake to be perfect for a number of camp programs such as campfires, storytelling, outdoor plays, and other traditional games. The camp was founded in 1922—initially 225 acres but grew to 430 by just the second year!
Campers at Glen Bernard Camp get the opportunity to participate in traditional summer camp activities like Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing, Boardsailing, Theatre, Rock Climbing, Ropes Courses, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Trampoline, Canoe Trips, Arts & Crafts, Tennis, Archery, Golf, and more!
Rich in character and charm, the buildings at Glen Bernard Camp don’t have to work too hard to coincide with the natural surroundings! The Main Lodge was constructed in 1936 with a sizable stage and space for an audience of 360. One of their buildings features three stories, an observation deck, and their Living Lightly Lab with rooftop gardens. The Dining Hall whips up meals that have been carefully planned out to meet the standards of the Ministry of Health!
Each cabin is suitable for 8 to 10 people. Bunny and Otter Campers have counselors sleep in their cabins while all the other campers’ counselors sleep separately but close by. Staff members are available throughout the night. Facilities for showers and toilets are centrally located in each section and give campers a sense of really roughin’ it without electricity in the cabins.
You may want to give Glen Bernard Camp a closer look for your own upcoming summer camp stay. Check it out for yourself sometime and, as always, thanks for reading today’s Everything Summer Camp Blog post!