Get ready for the an incredible Appleby Overnight experience! Calling all awesome adventurers aged 10 to 14! We invite you to join us for 5-nights of pure fun, right in our own backyard. At Appleby Overnight, we are all about community-building, confidence-boosting, independence-inspiring, and of course, making new friends and having fun. We've got the perfect blend of excitement, laughter, and a sprinkle of magic to make your summer extraordinary.
Whether you're a seasoned Appleby Camper or gearing up for your very first summer with us, we can't for you to join our summer boarding community! Get ready for a safe, thrilling, and FUN-filled journey – Appleby Overnight awaits!
Is your camper eager to increase their independence and spread their wings? This summer, we are excited to offer campers the opportunity to have the incredible experience of overnight camp, a little closer to home than you may expect!
Appleby Overnight is a program designed with camp families in mind - many are interested in an overnight experience for their children, but the 2 or 4 week programs typically offered can seem daunting for first-timers. Let us help ease your camper into the world of overnight camp by hosting them overnight on-campus at Appleby during their week of camp!
During 4 separate weeks in August, campers can choose any one-week camp from our wide variety of program options and add an overnight stay from Sunday to Thursday night. The camp day runs as usual from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. After the camp day concludes, our overnight campers make themselves at home on our beautiful campus, enjoying games and activities into each evening, campfires (complete with songs and marshmallows, naturally) included!
Afternoon and evening programming is all included, as are all meals and snacks. Caring, qualified and trained Boarding Assistants staff the program, living alongside students in the boarding houses. These individuals run all programming, accompany students to meals, check them into camp each morning and, of course, do a lights-out check at the end of each fun-filled day!
Accommodation is onsite in one of Appleby’s four boarding houses, with campers separated by gender. Campers are likely to have a roommate, and yes, we do take requests for matches! Pillows and linens are included, though campers will need to bring 2 towels, one for showering and one for swimming. Campers will arrive Sunday evening after dinner for welcome activities and check-in, meeting their community for the week and getting a thorough tour of campus to get their bearings. Boarding Assistants get the campers up and to the dining hall for a full, hot breakfast before the camp day starts and check them into their program. At 3:30pm, the overnight programming begins! Oh, and as an added bonus, the final night (Thursday) includes an optional outdoor campout in tents, so bring your sleeping bags!
Space in this much-requested program is limited each week, so register early! We are thrilled to be offering this experience, and can’t wait to have week-long overnight camp adventures with our campers!
We invite you to join us this summer!
Week 6: Sunday July 28 to Friday August 2, 2024
Week 7: Monday August 5 to Friday August 9, 2024 (short camp week)
Week 8: Sunday August 11 to Friday August 16, 2024
Week 9: Sunday August 18 to Friday August 23, 2024
Arrivals are on Sunday prior to the program start between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. (Week 7 arrivals will be on Monday between 5:30 and 6:00pm)
Pick up is on Friday after camp, at 3:30 p.m.
Campers ages 10 to 14 (Participants must be 10 by the end of the calendar year)
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DAY CAMP OPTIONS
During 4 separate weeks in August, campers can choose any of the One-Week Camps or Enrichment programs from our wide variety of program options. The camp and enrichment day runs as usual from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Option 1: Day Camps
Appleby Overnight Campers can choose to participate in Appleby amazing camp program. Appleby offers one of the largest summer camp programs of any Canadian independent school, attended by over 5,000 campers each summer. Programs are carefully designed and expertly instructed, delivering fun and engaging skill-building activities.
Arts & Media Camps: Sparking campers' creativity, self-confidence, and individual expression, the Arts & Media Camps are designed for campers who love music, media, visual, and performing arts. For a full listing of our Arts & Media Camps, please visit our website.
Sports & Adventure Camps: Our Sports & Adventure Camps offer sport-specific development, led by outstanding instrcutional staff and coaches. These leaders help campers build skills in a variety of sports and encourage them to challenge themselves through different adventure programs. For a full listing of our Sports & Media Camps, please visit our website.
Science & Success Camps: Promoting the love of engineering and hands-on learning, our Science & Success Camps give campers the chance to experiment, build critical thinking skills, and think outside the box to develop innovative solutions to problems. For a full listing of our Science & Success Camps, please visit our website.
Leadership Camps: Designed to build confidence, decision making, communication skill, and collaboration in an inclusive environment in which campers are encouraged to step outside of their comfort zone. For a full listing of our Leadership Camps, please visit our website.
Appleby Overnight Campers can choose to participate in Appleby's Enrichment Programs, featuring a wide range of weekly course offerings. Our Enrichment courses are designed to challenge, empower, and captivate students in immersive learning environments through hand-on activities and imaginative lessons. Our programs focus on improving skills such as critical thinking, creative problem-solving, teamwork and collaboration, conflict resolution, and communication, while building confidence. Our small classes and specific passion subjects foster a sense of community and belonging.
For a full listing of our Enrichment Programs, please visit our website.
Appleby Overnight campers reside on campus in our air-conditioned student boarding houses, with two students to a room. Each boarding house offers common rooms for students, providing a casual and comfortable social space to hang out with friends or complete homework if they need some help from our amazing boarding staff. Students are separated by gender, and linens are provided. Campers are required to bring 2 of their own towels. Wi-fi is available throughout our campus.
Three nutritious buffet-style hot meals are served daily in our beautiful lakeview dining hall, centrally located on campus. All foods are freshly prepared on-site by Appleby’s excellent year-round catering team. Fruits and snacks are also prepared and provided daily. All dietary restrictions are easily accommodated, with the exception of Kosher.
What to bring
Appleby Overnight Campers will participate in a wide variety of activities both in the day and in the evening. Here is a useful list of this to bring for First-Time Campers unsure what to bring:
Swimming Gear and Swimsuit
Regular clothes (for each day of the program)
Warm Pajamas (the AC in the boarding house is quite strong)
A positive attitude and sense of adventure!
Our afternoon and evening on-campus programming is designed to both be fun, and to also provide campers with ample opportunities to immerse themselves in the overnight camp experience for the first time. Some examples include:
Team building games and activities
Classic camp games and activities like capture the flag and camp song sing-alongs!
Opportunities to utilize our incredible facilities, basketball, soccer, rock climbing, beach volleyball, swimming, and frisbee golf, just to name a few!
Campfires by the lake, complete with marshmallows and storytelling!
With the health and safety of each student as our utmost priority, we provide 24/7 supervision for campers for the duration of their stay.
Our caring and supportive boarding staff live alongside campers in the boarding houses and attend all activities with campers, including the Thursday night sleep-out! Campers are not left unattended during their stay at Appleby to ensure campers new to the overnight experience feel supported.
Our trained and experienced team is passionate about international education and are certified in Standard First Aid and CPR-C. They are thoroughly pre-screened and participate in Appleby's rigorous pre-summer orientation and training program.
Campers also receive support from additional on-campus staff and security. Medical staff are present on campus daily at Appleby College’s Health Centre to treat or care for students, if needed.
FEES, WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY
The 2024 Appleby Overnight fee is:
$675 per week (Week 7 will be prorated accordingly)
Please note this fee is in addition to the Day Program you have chosen.
HST tax is applicable to all boarding programs and the corresponding day program.
Boarding program fees include:
Day camp programs
On-campus shared accommodation
Three buffet-style meals daily plus snacks and fruit
all-programming and 24/7 supervision
Withdrawal and Refund Policy: Notice of student withdrawal must be made in writing to the Camps office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full refunds will be issued for cancellations of 2024 Summer Camp programs received up to and including May 1, 2024. Please note that this applies to summer camp weeks, and is a change from our previous policy of refunding up to 30 days prior to any given week of camp. Cancellations received after May 1, 2024 will not receive a refund. Exceptions to this policy are only given in the event of a medical emergency supported by certification from a legally qualified medical practitioner not related to the camper. Refunds will not be provided for inclement weather or for days of camp not attended. Changes to camp programs and/or camp weeks must be requested a minimum of 30 days prior to the first day of camp and are accommodated pending availability.
Appleby College Camps will do everything possible to avoid program cancellations, however we reserve the right to cancel a session of camp due to unforeseen circumstances or if the minimum enrollment is not met. In either of these instances, we will accommodate campers in an alternate program or alternate week or provide families with a full refund. If payment was originally made via credit card, refunds will be processed back to the card on file, less the 2.4% processing fee.