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Kandalore

1143 Kandalore Road
Algonquin Highlands, Ontario, K0M 1J2
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Kandalore  

1143 Kandalore Road, Algonquin Highlands, Ontario, K0M 1J2

  • type:
    Overnight camp, Family programs
  • Focus:
    Traditional (multi activity)
  • Cost:
    $3,290/2 weeks
  • Ages:
    6 to 16
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    300
  • Programs:
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Jaime Anderson, Assistant Director
  • Summary Profile

    About Kandalore

    Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For more than 75 years, Kandalore has given campers (6-16 years of age) the chance to get to know and be themselves. We've created a warm and supportive family environment where kids can express their individuality, grow in self-confidence and build lifelong friendships. Camper Sessions are 1, 2, and 4 weeks long. Leadership programs are for leaders turning 16 & 17 and are 1 or 2 months long.

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    • Special needs: Not available
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community


    COVID-19 Response 

    Camp Kandalore is dedicated to the safety and well-being of our campers, leaders and staff as a top priority and without compromising the quality and impact of the overall Kandalore experience. The safety and well-being of our camp community remains our number one priority. Certain protocols and policies will be in place to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our camp community. Camp Kandalore’s vaccination policy will remain in place for Summer 2023.

    Please contact the Kandalore team with any questions you may have. It is important to us that families feel confident and safe in their decision to send their kids to camp in 2023.

    View recent COVID-19 updates from Kandalore


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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Kandalore currently has 7 programs available; 1 TBD.

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    Name
    Type/Gender
    Specialty
    Location
    Date
    Bus
     Cost
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    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 16 - 18
    Leadership Training
    $5,560
    Minden, ON
    1143 Kandalore Road
    Jun 27-Aug 29$5,560
    Ropes Course|Travel|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Cooking|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photography|Pottery|Woodworking|Instructor lead (group)|Instructor lead (one on one)|Credit Courses|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership Training|Nature/Environment|Public Speaking|Skilled Trades Activities|First-aid/lifesaving |Mindfulness Training|Strength and Conditioning|Archery|Basketball|Dodgeball|Flag Football|Gaga|Rugby|Soccer|Volleyball|Disc Golf|Mountain Biking|Football|Gymnastics|Hiking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Whitewater Rafting|Yoga
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 16 - 18
    CIT/LIT Program
    $4,385
    Minden, ON
    1143 Kandalore Road
    Jun 27-Aug 29$4,385
    Ropes Course|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Circus|Cooking|Harry Potter|Medieval|Star Wars|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photography|Pottery|Woodworking|Instructor lead (group)|Instructor lead (one on one)|Credit Courses|Language Instruction|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership Training|Nature/Environment|Public Speaking|Skilled Trades Activities|Bronze Cross|First-aid/lifesaving |Mindfulness Training|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Dodgeball|Flag Football|Gaga|Rugby|Soccer|Volleyball|Cheer|Cycling|Mountain Biking|Football|Gymnastics|Hiking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Whitewater Rafting|Yoga
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 15 - 17
    Wilderness Out-tripping
    $7,775
    Minden, ON
    1143 Kandalore Road
    Jun 28-Jul 28$7,775
    Minden, ON
    1143 Kandalore Road
    Jul 30-Aug 29$7,775
    Mindfulness Training|First-aid/lifesaving |Credit Courses|Nature/Environment|Leadership Training|Language Instruction|Public Speaking|Skilled Trades Activities|Instructor lead (one on one)|Instructor lead (group)|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Cycling|Fishing|Gymnastics|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Whitewater Rafting|Sailing/Marine Skills|Skiing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Yoga|Cheer|Rugby|Diving|Rock Climbing|Ping Pong|Gaga|Football|Arts & Crafts|Circus|Theatre Arts|Painting|Cooking|Woodworking|Drawing|Pottery|Guitar|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Wilderness Out-tripping|Ropes Course|Wilderness Skills|Travel
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 7 - 16
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $3,290 to $3,620
    Ropes Course|Survival skills|Travel|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Baking/Decorating|Cooking|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Pottery|Woodworking|Instructor lead (group)|Instructor lead (one on one)|Credit Courses|Language Instruction|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership Training|Nature/Environment|Skilled Trades Activities|Bronze Cross|First-aid/lifesaving |Mindfulness Training|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Dodgeball|Flag Football|Gaga|Rugby|Soccer|Volleyball|Cycling|Disc Golf|Mountain Biking|Gymnastics|Hiking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Yoga
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 15 - 17
    CIT/LIT Program
    $6,185
    Minden, ON
    1143 Kandalore Road
    Jun 30-Jul 28$6,185
    Minden, ON
    1143 Kandalore Road
    Aug 01-29 $6,185
    Ropes Course|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Circus|Cooking|Harry Potter|Medieval|Star Wars|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photography|Pottery|Woodworking|Instructor lead (group)|Instructor lead (one on one)|Credit Courses|Language Instruction|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership Training|Nature/Environment|Public Speaking|Skilled Trades Activities|Bronze Cross|First-aid/lifesaving |Mindfulness Training|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Dodgeball|Flag Football|Gaga|Rugby|Soccer|Volleyball|Cheer|Cycling|Mountain Biking|Football|Gymnastics|Hiking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Whitewater Rafting|Yoga
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 7 - 16
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $6,185
    Minden, ON
    1143 Kandalore Road
    Jun 30-Jul 28$6,185
    Minden, ON
    1143 Kandalore Road
    Aug 01-29 $6,185
    Ropes Course|Survival skills|Travel|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Baking/Decorating|Cooking|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Pottery|Woodworking|Instructor lead (group)|Instructor lead (one on one)|Credit Courses|Language Instruction|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership Training|Nature/Environment|Skilled Trades Activities|Bronze Cross|First-aid/lifesaving |Mindfulness Training|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Dodgeball|Flag Football|Gaga|Rugby|Soccer|Volleyball|Cycling|Disc Golf|Mountain Biking|Gymnastics|Hiking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Yoga
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 6 - 9
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $1,925
    Ropes Course|Survival skills|Travel|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Baking/Decorating|Cooking|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Pottery|Woodworking|Instructor lead (group)|Instructor lead (one on one)|Credit Courses|Language Instruction|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership Training|Nature/Environment|Skilled Trades Activities|Bronze Cross|First-aid/lifesaving |Mindfulness Training|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Dodgeball|Flag Football|Gaga|Rugby|Soccer|Volleyball|Cycling|Disc Golf|Mountain Biking|Gymnastics|Hiking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Sports-Instructional and Training|Track and Field|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Yoga



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes
    Maximum installments available 3

    Scholarships & awards:

    • The Kandalore Leadership Scholarship

      Amount: 100% Deadline: March 01, 2023 annually
      Type: Merit based
      Details: Eligible applicants are those born in 2007 who have a genuine interest, respect and concern for the well-being of others, who have a keen involvement in their school or community and who consistently work towards personal growth and development. Many Leaders move on to work as counsellors at Kandalore, and all successful applicants will build the social skills, confidence, creativity and independence that young people need to be successful in today’s world. This scholarship is applied towards our 4-week Pathfinder Leadership Program.
      Application Details: Students can apply by completing an application form & submit 2 letters of reference or 2 reference contacts. Those applicants who qualify will be contacted for an interview with one of our Directors.
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Kandalore

    our take

    Founded more than 70 years ago, the Kandalore program is firmly based in the traditions of camping in Canada, as well as the traditions unique to the camp. All-camp campfires bookend the camper experience, including the Chapter Fire, a signature event held at the end of each month. There’s a lot of whimsy, too, such as the regatta, a day-long program held each session. Those things, and many more, contribute to a camp culture that is vibrant, active, inclusive, and fun. There are some very nice cross-generational programs, including Fairy Night, when senior girls dress up and visit the youngest campers to surprise them with a girls-only campfire. It’s as charming as it is affective. Leadership seeks to provide appropriate challenges, including canoe trips, as a cornerstone of the program, through which campers can build confidence in themselves and in their ability to work with others toward a common goal. 



    Insider's Perspective: Parent

    • 00:27 - What's unique about Camp Kandalore that made you want to enroll your children there?
    • 03:14 - What are some highlights of Camp Kandalore?
    • 09:02 - How did Camp Kandalore help build your children's independence?
    • 12:15 - What advice do you have for families about boarding camps like Camp Kandalore?
    • 14:40 - How do you get the most out of Camp Kandalore?
    • show more


    User reviews of Kandalore


    Owen's first year at Kandalore!
    Prep Junior Boy Parent (Parent)

    Owen described Kandalore as a really special place. And while he loved the activities, the food, and the trip - it was the people that made his camp experience: the staff that took him fishing, the staff that played the guitar for him and inspired him to learn when he got home, the staff that encouraged him at waterskiing to step out of his comfort zone, the voyageur team for allowing him to feel safe enough to get wild n crazy on regatta day, the staff that held his hand, gave him hugs and high fives and carried him around on their shoulders, and the staff who were true to themselves - showing our boy that at camp he could feel safe an confident in his own skin. ... Read More

    Kandalore memories
    Senior Camper (Camper)

    A variety of new experiences and adventures packed into a small amount of time. Your good times at Camp Kandalore will be remembered for your whole life; it is truly like no other.

  • Location & Site Details

    Address

    1143 Kandalore Road, Algonquin Highlands, Ontario, K0M 1J2, Canada



    Accommodations

    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Cabins

    Amenities

    • Electricity in Sleeping Area

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Composting Toilets
    • Flush Toilets
    • Showers (indoor)

    Are meals provided? Yes

    Is Kandalore technology free? Yes Kandalore is a screen free environment.



    Property Details

    Sports facilities

    • Archery Range
    • Basketball Court
    • Climbing Wall
    • Rope Course
    • Soccer Field

    Landscape

    • Forested Area
    • Lake/Pond/River
    • Nature Trails
    • Open Field

    More details about property: For more than 75 years, Camp Kandalore has created a camp experience like no other, steeped in tradition, but always fresh. Today, we offer campers more than 30 different in-camp activities, from high ropes and pottery to water skiing.



    Rentals & Services

    Offers children's birthday party packages: Yes
    Kandalore’s visiting participant and supervisor costs are based on a daily rate. A full-day includes three meals and an evening snack, accommodation, four activity blocks, all activity programming, and Kandalore staffing. Most groups that visit Kandalore participate in a two full-day program (two nights and three days).


    Offers outdoor education program for schools or corporate groups: Yes
    Suitable for students from Grade 5 to university, Kandalore's Outdoor Education Centre promotes teamwork, problem-solving, decision-making, and leadership skills. It encourages students to appreciate the natural environment, feel good about themselves, and be open to others.


    Available for private rentals: Yes
    Looking for a customized program for your business or organization? We will also help you plan and prepare for Kandalore's Outdoor Education Centre program. Our trained and experienced staff members lead the Outdoor Education Centre programs so that you’re free to participate fully.


    Associations

    Ontario Camps Association Associations
    Canadian Camping Association/ Association des camps du Canada Associations


  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Janice Greenshields, Director
    BA, BEd

    There are countless benefits to sending your camper to Camp Kandalore.  Our parents see great value in the soft skills which are taught and social and emotional growth that our campers return home with at the end of their camp stay.  Our camp experience helps to provide campers with growth in independence, care and respect for others and the opportunity to build self-esteem and self-confidence. 

    Our staff absolutely love watching our campers develop their hard skills over the course of the summer.  The campers find so much pride and accomplishment when finally accomplishing a skill they have been working so hard to achieve.  Whether they hit their first bullseye in archery, mastered their J stroke at canoeing, completed their first deep water roll in kayaking or learned how to get up on waterskis – each day brings new challenges and new accomplishments.



    In the News

    May 13, 2021
    Summer 2021 COVID-19 Update

    With the safety and well-being of our community in mind, we have had to make the decision to reduce our program offerings for this summer.... Read More



    Stories

    • Learning to Solo

      Campers take part in daily swim and canoe classes where they can work on their levels and prepare for their canoe trip!

    • Bulls-Eye!

      Archery is one of our most popular activities!

    • Checking Sign-Up Sheets

      Each Night campers sit down with their counsellor and select their own individual program for the next day! All Kandalore instructional classes are taught in groups within a section (i.e. same age group), with some co-ed group classes for our older campers. Campers have over 30 activities to choose from over the course of their stay at camp!

    • Climbing at Kandalore

      Kandalore offers 4 different climbing experiences! First take on the challenge of our 3 story indoor climbing wall, then move out to our 3 outdoor natural rock climbing areas, you can also give our 65 foot tandem swing a shot and for a new challenge you can try out high ropes challenge course!



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