Life at Wenonah

There is so much that makes a visit to Wenonah special. We answer some common questions about what it’s like to join us at Camp.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will I be sleeping?

Student cabin accommodations during school group visits to Wenonah Outdoor Education Centre program in Muskoka OntarioAll participants live in gender-specific cabins with other students from their school. Most cabins sleep up to 12 people.

All cabins are electrically equipped and have smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and indoor lighting. Each cabin has bunkbeds, so you get to choose whether you get the top or bottom bunk!

Washrooms are a short walk away from each of our cabins and have flush toilets, running hot water, private showers and change rooms. Paths to the washrooms are lit at nighttime. 

Mattresses are provided in the cabins. Make sure you bring with you to Camp a warm sleeping bag, a pillow, flashlight, and even some things to remind you of home!

What is the food like?

Students enjoy food meal service during school group visit to Wenonah Outdoor Education Centre in Muskoka OntarioFood at Wenonah is hearty and delicious! Our professional food service teams provides three meals a day served buffet style in the Boyes Lodge, plus a yummy snack each evening.

Each visiting group has assigned tables in the Lodge. You sit with the other students from your school, and your teachers and a Wenonah staff member.

What happens if you have a special diet? All we ask is that you and your teacher know this before you come to Camp, so that we can prepare an alternative meal for you.

If you have a nut allergy, then you will be okay at Wenonah! We are “nut aware” at Camp, and do not serve any meals that contain nuts or nut products.

What will I do all day?

There are lots of exciting and unique Camp activities that students can participate in at Wenonah! You will find most of your day is spent in small groups participating in “Core Programs’ which are instructional activities that are chosen by your teachers. Those Core Programs include:

  • Dreamcatchers
  • Tie Dye
  • Earth Art
  • Tree of Life Weaving
  • Drama Games
  • Nail/Thread Art
  • Cord & Hemp Designs
  • Initiatives Marathon
  • Tantalus Walk
  • Climbing
  • Bouldering
  • Low Ropes
  • Dangle-a-Maze
  • Archery
  • Orienteering
  • Geocaching
  • Backcountry Cooking
  • Shelter Building
  • Fire Making
  • Gaga Ball
  • Mini Golf
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Prisoner’s Base
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Other programs round out the day including several personal choice options (like team sports, creative activities, and fishing), and full group activities (wide games, Cardio Pictionary, campfires, and variety nights).

What do I need to bring?

We are pleased to provide a full clothing and personal item list to help you pack for Camp. Items on the list are necessary for the health, safety and enjoyment of the Camp experience.

LINK TO 2-DAY PACKING LIST

LINK TO 3-DAY PACKING LIST

LINK TO 4-DAY PACKING LIST

LINK TO 5-DAY PACKING LIST

While at Camp, you will be engaged in a number of active outdoor activities and programs. As such it is very important that you are well prepared for a variety of weather conditions.

We encourage you to choose functionality over fashion and to be prepared for clothing to get dirty while having fun at Camp!

To prevent the loss of items, please label all clothing and personal items with your name using a marker or laundry pen.

Does Wenonah use social media?

We sure do! We are active on social media throughout the year!

Be sure to check us out on the following social media platforms for exciting updates and snapshots of life at Wenonah:

Join us at Camp!