Time in camp between trips is spent relaxing and preparing for the next trip. There are hot showers, a chance to receive and send mail the old fashioned way (we provide campers with postcards to write home between trips) and eat three delicious dining hall meals a day. Staff and campers organize informal recreational activities such as softball, soccer, volleyball or tennis as well as swimming and fishing. During their time in base camp, campers help re-outfit their food supplies, wash their clothes, organize their camping gear and plan their next trip in the Keewaydin map room.
Campers have the opportunity to tell tales of their journeys at informal campfires that are open for all to attend. It is a time to celebrate each other’s shared experiences and sing a few Keewaydin songs.
Great food, Funny Stories, Contests & Family Visits
Midseason is a four day event that marks the midpoint of the summer for campers canoeing out of base camp. There are contests in which sections work together to demonstrate cooking and camping skills. In addition there are informal individual competitions in swimming and canoeing. Evenings are made lively with campfires and a midseason show where sections perform skits and sing songs with the entire camp. Friends and family can visit at this time and stay at the Ojibway Lodge.
Stories, Laughter, Accomplishments & Goodbyes
Before camp closes for the season, all sections are welcomed back to Devil's Island. For two days campers participate in friendly competition, ceremony, and a final campfire. The oldest boys and girls from the season's long trips have the opportunity to tell stories of the summer, in their own words. It is a very festive time where the youngest and oldest campers have the opportunity to share their experiences, and spend time with family and friends. It is a magical time. Friends and family frequently come up for end of season; reservations should be made at the Ojibway Lodge well in advance.
Keewaydin has a fully equipped infirmary and medical personnel on site twenty-four hours a day while camp is in session. If further medical services are needed, hospitals are available in nearby North Bay and New Liskeard.
While in base camp nutritious and well balanced meals are prepared by the camp cook and served family style in Keewaydin's dining hall. While out on trip campers participate in cooking their own food, eating three hot meals a day.