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Day campers enjoy a fun-filled, five-day program and participate in many age-appropriate activities. Travelling on the bus is included to and from camp during registration you may select the location for pick up and drop off each day.  Once at camp, day campers spend time in groups of 9-12  learning outdoor skills such as canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing and enjoying new friendships with fellow campers. Day campers participate in the same activities as overnight campers, and spend some time integrated with the overnight program. Participants can choose to stay for an optional one-night sleepover at camp. The overnight includes dinner in the dining hall, sleeping overnight at camp, breakfast and lunch the next day.

For campers who have completed grades K-5 at the end of the current school year.  At this time we can not accommodate children who have not attended Kindergarten.

  • 6:1 camper to staff ratio
  • 5 days
  • Campers must pack and bring snacks and lunch to fuel them *each day
  • Optional overnight sleepover at camp
    • *Meals included in overnight option: Wednesday dinner, Thursday breakfast and lunch
  • Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, archery, orienteering, hiking and team-building
  • Music, creative programming, and  campfires

Registration Dates

 Priority Registration Opens Monday January 6 at 9:00am

Priority Registration will be given to campers who registered and attended in 2019.  Our system will recognize if you are a camper returning from 2019.  If an error has occurred, please contact Registration Services.

Open Registration Starts Monday February 3 at 9:00am

This is when all other campers including family members will be eligible to register.  This delay in registration dates is to allow returning campers an equal opportunity to return to camp in 2020.

2020 Camp Programs


Dates Fees
July 6-10 $339 View Online
July 13-17 $339 View Online
July 20-24 $339 View Online
August 4-7(no camp on BC Day) $271.20 View Online
August 10-14 $339 View Online
August 17-21 $339 View Online
August 24-28 $339 View Online


Dates Fees
July 8 $41 View Online
July 15 $41 View Online
July 22 $41 View Online
August 5 $41 View Online
August 12 $41 View Online
August 19 $41 View Online
August 26 $41 View Online


Information in this booklet is updated every year, and all of the information is vital for your camper(s) to have a successful experience. Please read carefully even if you have been to camp before! Life at camp is different from the routines and patterns of home. Taking the time to talk with your camper(s) about their upcoming experience is an important step in preparing. Setting a positive tone and clarifying expectations can really help your child make the adjustment. In doing this, your child will take the most out of their Camp Thunderbird opportunity.

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