Appleby College is pleased to announce the acquisition of Camp Kandalore, one of Canada’s premier overnight camp and canoe out-tripping programs.
Founded in 1947 on Lake Kabakwa in the Algonquin Highlands, Camp Kandalore has garnered a reputation for offering a world-class canoeing and canoe tripping program, as well as a well-established in-camp and outdoor educational experience.
"Camp Kandalore is recognized as one of the leading forces in the Canadian summer camp and outdoor education landscape," said Innes van Nostrand, Principal. "When we initially started discussions with the owners about this possibility, we immediately recognized how the addition of Camp Kandalore would both build on and complement our existing outdoor education and camps programming. However, as our discussions with the Camp Kandalore team progressed, we gained an appreciation for how aligned our cultures, philosophies and values are, enabling us to see Camp Kandalore’s mission, purpose and beliefs as an extension of our own. We look forward to continuing its legacy in what is an important part of the classic Canadian identity."
“For so many of us it is clear the profoundly positive impact camp experiences and outdoor education have on shaping the character of young people and, by extension, our society. As we welcome Camp Kandalore to Appleby College, we see exciting opportunities that will enhance our own experiential education programming for Appleby students as well as benefit the Kandalore community so that it continues to thrive,” shared Joanne McLaughlin, Chair, Appleby College Board of Governors.
The acquisition of Camp Kandalore will enhance Appleby College’s long-standing outdoor education program which includes 50-years of experiential learning at the school’s 11-acre S. Bruce McLaughlin Northern Campus on Rabbitnose Island in Temagami.