Activities & Themed Weekends / Holiday Weekends 2024

May 17-18-19 – VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND – Our first long weekend of the season! FRI 7 pm Camp fire Singalong with Bernie. 8 pm Youth night (Pavilion), music and games. SAT 10 am Closest to the Pin (golf course).11am Soccer baseball. 7pm Kan Jam Tournament – mixed teams of 2.

SAT May 25 10am MOMS BREAKFAST – Celebrate our ladies with a free full breakfast at the Chalet, prepared by the campground guys. Ladies, please REGISTER for the breakfast by May 18. Who can sign up? Moms, Grandmas, Honourary Moms, Pet Moms, Sisters & Aunts. Looking for guys to volunteer to help with cooking, serving, cleanup (volunteers get breakfast).

 SAT June 1 – WELCOME BACK SEASONAL CAMPERS BBQ Lunch is on us! Choice of a hotdog, or hamburger or turkey burger; bag of chips, drink & ice cream. Get your meal tickets at the office 1 week prior (in time for the food to be ordered). Seasonal Campers only, please. Serving at 12 noon.

SAT June 15 – SPC YARD SALE DAY1-4 p.m. Have something you no longer need or items in good shape to sell? Set up a yard sale table on your site to display your wares. Be prepared to negotiate on price & have change on hand. A fun day to socialize with your neighbors! You just never know what treasures you’ll discover.

June 22 – 10 am DADS BREAKFASTCelebrate our guys. Sat 10 am at the Chalet free full breakfast prepared by the campground ladies. Guys, please REGISTER for the breakfast by June 17 at the office. Who can sign up? Dads, Grandpas, Honourary Dads, Pet Dads, & Favourite Uncles. Looking for volunteers to help with cooking, serving, cleanup (volunteers also get breakfast).

June 28-29-30-July 1  CANADA DAY WEEKEND It’s CANADA DAY! Lot Decorating Contest  (judging until 10 pm Saturday). FRI 7 pm Campfire Singalong with Bernie. 8 pm. Teen Night – music & games (Pavilion). SAT –10 am Closest to the Pin (golf course). 1:00 pm Canada Day Parade: classic vehicles, golf carts and bicycles. Canada Day cake & ice cream following the parade (Pavilion). 4 pm Kids Parachute Battalion. 9 pm FIREWORKS on the golf course. Raindate: Sun June 30. SUN 10 am PANCAKE BREAKFAST Campers Activity Fundraiser. Please sign up not less than one week prior. 2 pm Cornhole Mixed Doubles. 7 pm evening wagon ride.

July 6-7 EGG-CELLENT EASTER ADVENTURE Lot Decorating Contest. SAT 10 am Kids Crafts 1 pm Just for Fun Easter Egg Hunt (12 yr and under, byo basket or bag.) After the hunt, Facepainting, visit from the Easter Bunny (Pavilion). 4 pm Bake Sale proceeds to camp activities. 7 pm Jive dance lessons. 8 pm ‘At the Hop’ 50s DJ Dance with the McNees. Wear 50s retro outfits! Prize for best costume. Music by Elvis, Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, and more. SUN 12:30 p.m. Sunday Sundaes ice cream treats for the kids (under 18 yrs only).

July 13 – GOLF CART RODEOSAT 11am Epic Frisbee (ballfield). 1 pm Time Attack Races, Best Appearing Cart, Best Racing Outfit. Trophies, Prizes. Kids Bicycle Rodeo right after – best appearing bike, best racing outfit, best time obstacle course. Prizes. 6:30 Bingo Kids 7:30 Adult Bingo.

 July 20– *NEW!* MARDI GRAS WEEKEND – SAT: 10 am Kids Crafts – make your own Mardi Gras mask or crown. 1 pm “Deck Out & Dazzle” Camper’s Mardi Gras Parade. Let your creative juices flow and transform yourself, bicycles & golf carts into Mardi Gras masterpieces! 5 pm Cajun Street Chicken Tacos with Nachos (Chalet) $10 adult /$6 child under 10 yrs. Please preorder not less than 1 week prior. Your choice of spicy or not. Proceeds to the Camper Activities Fund. 8 pm Mardi Gras Karaoke (Pavilion) unleash your inner rockstar!

July 27 – DECK THE HALLS CHRISTMAS – Lot Decorating Contest. FRI 9 pm Candlelight Walk/ Ride. Bring a battery-operated candle (non-flammable) or flashlight and join us for caroling around the park on an evening stroll. Song sheets provided. SAT 10 am (Pavilion) Kids Crafts. 11am Santa arrives! Christmas Storytime with Santa, no gifts this year. Wagon ride with Santa. 2:00pm Dog Show (Pavilion), dress up your pooch to show, prize ribbons, doggie treats! 4pm Beach Volleyball Christmas style SUN 12:30 p.m. Sunday Sundaes ice cream treats (kids under 18 yrs only).

Aug 3-4-5 – CIVIC HOLIDAY WEEKEND FRI- 8 pm Teen Night (Pavilion). SAT 10 am Scavenger Hunt – kids & adults (Pavilion). 10 am Closest to the Pin (golf course). 2-4 pm Fishing Derby. Food Drive – bring non-perishable foods to donate to the Ailsa Craig Food Bank. 8 pm DJ Dance with the McNees. SUN 2 pm Family Movie (lounge). 7 pm Kan Jam Tournament (ball field).

 August 10 EARTH DAY SAT 10 am- Family F.U.N Hike – F-Families U-Understanding N– Nature. Explore the natural world with the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Authority through a forest walk and talk, includes tree identification. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear (hiking boots, sturdy running shoes. 2 pm Poker Run $10 a hand, limit of 52 hands. Best poker hand wins half the pot. Proceeds to Campers’ Activity Fund. 9 pm Drive-in movie (bring golf carts/blankets), popcorn $2/ pop/water $2 proceeds to Camp Activity Fund.

August 17 – TURN UP THE HEAT! SAT 11am Tug of War (ball field). 12 pm Chili Cookoff. Who will win the coveted Chili Champ Award?  Campers, enter a family-sized crock pot of your secret chili recipe. Judging. Chilis are combined to enjoy for lunch! $4 bowl of chili / $6 chili dog. Proceeds to Campers Activity Fund. Today is a special day for staff Jody & Don! Wedding on the Island. At 8:30 pm Wedding Dance for the newlyweds Jodi & Don (at the Pavilion) …& you’re invited! Come dance & extend your best wishes to the newlyweds!

August 24 – HOGWARTS HALLOWEEN – Calling all witches & warlocks! Take a potions class and visit Platform 9¾. 1 pm Kids & pets costume parade at the Pavilion. Trick or Treating around the park. Lot Decorating Contest. SAT Dance with the McNees, prize for best Hogwarts themed costume at the dance. SUN 12:30 p.m. Sunday Sundaes ice cream treats for kids (under 18 yrs only).

Aug 30-31, Sept 1-2  -LABOUR DAY WEEKEND – FRI 7 pm Campfire Singalong (island) 8pm Teen Party (Pavilion) SAT-10 am Closest to the Pin (golf course) 10-5 BUILD-A-BASKET fun-raiser. Groups of campers put together themed baskets. Buy tickets and bid on the baskets that you like. All donations accepted.  Draw at 5 pm, must be in attendance to win. End of the year Horseshoe Tournament. 8 pm Lil Garth & Friends entertainment & dance. SUN – End of Year Bocce Tournament. Kids Olympics (register at Pavilion at 11 am, start time 1 pm). Prizes. 3 pm Bake Sale (Pavilion), proceeds to Camper Activities Fund. No early sales please. 9 pm Drive-In Movie under the Stars golf carts/lawn chairs/blankets.

SAT Sept 21 – SEASONAL CAMPER’S DINNER – 5 pm. at the Pavilion. Get your free meal tickets at the office, for seasonal campers paid on contract only, not less than 1 week prior. Meal catered by Appin Catering.

October 4-5-6 THANKSGIVING Sat 5 pm THANKSGIVING CAMPERS POTLUCK – Let’s give Thanks together at the Chalet! Bring a favourite first course and/or dessert to share. Water, tea & coffee provided

Check the chalk board or the activity board for details, cancellations,  updates.


 **PLUS** Every Weekend Activities 2024

FRIDAYS:            Euchre 7:30-9:30 pm (Chalet) $2                            

SATURDAYS:       Caterpillar Ride 12:30 pm (meet by Pavilion)

                            Horseshoes 1:30 p.m. (sign in at 1:00 p.m.) – (Chalet)

                            Wagon Ride 3:00 p.m. (meet by Pavilion/Wagon Stop)

                            Darts 4:00-5:30 pm (Chalet)

                            Kids Bingo 6:30 p.m. -7:15 p.m. (Lounge)

                            Adult Bingo 7:30 p.m. -9:00 p.m. (Lounge)

 SUNDAYS:          Bocce 10:30 a.m. (sign in at 10:00 a.m.) – (Chalet)

                            Horseshoes 1:30 p.m. (sign in at 1:00 p.m.) – Chalet

 Long weekends-Saturdays & Sundays

                             Teen Night – music and games – 8 pm Fridays (Pavilion)

                              Caterpillar Ride 12:30 pm (Pavilion)

                               Wagon Ride  3:00 p.m. (Wagon Stop)

                               Kids Bingo 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. (Lounge)

                               Adult Bingo 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Lounge)


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