Being an Older Camper
If you are 16, 17 or 18 years old then you’re probably thinking: am I too old for camp? The answer is no! More than a quarter of our campers are aged 16 and over. Some of these older teens have been with us for years, while others may be attending an overnight camp for the first time, attracted by our intensive arts programs. Older campers have the opportunity to work on art or writing portfolios, audition skills or film projects that will assist with university entrance. Many of our camp policies are designed to meet the needs of older campers: our “Talk ‘n’ Text Time” for example, which means you can stay in touch with friends back home, if you choose. You will be placed in a group with other campers your age, so social activities will reflect your interests. Our counsellors are older than at most camps – usually 2nd or 3rd year university students – so they are able to guide and inspire you as you figure out your future. Camp activities reflect the needs of all ages and include café nights, discussion-based activities, cultural banquets, concerts and performance opportunities. At Centauri, older campers have the opportunity to develop leadership skills: we’re often the place where young people teach their first workshop, lead a whole-group activity for the first time, or deliver their first inspiring speech. Finally, if you’re an older teen then you are on the brink of major life changes. It can feel great to kick back and be a camper, maybe for the last time.