Nike Basketball Camp is offering one week of overnight basketball training at Camp Wahanowin this summer. The overnight camp is designed to challenge players mentally and physically to grow their understanding and skills in the game of basketball.
Open to boys and girls ages 10 - 16, from June 30 to July 8, 2022, players will experience specialized basketball training from our team of coaches and former pro athletes.
With 5 specialized basketball training sessions daily, a catered meal plan to fuel you through the day, plus time for swimming and traditional camp activities, this overnight camp will give you the tools to succeed as a young athlete.
For us, even though we are thinking and planning for camp year-round, we mark the official beginning of the camp experience as soon as that first camper gets on the bus and don’t mark its end until all our campers have arrived home safely. The bus ride is often a time for campers to make new friends.
For reluctant or first-time campers, the bus ride can often serve as a valuable ‘transition time’. Our skilled coaches spend time with each of our campers on the bus to ensure that they are prepared and comfortable for their arrival at camp.
We encourage families to use our bus system even when it may seem more convenient to drive their camper to camp. Please find below, all the specific transportation information you will need in order to assist your camper in traveling to and from camp.
Prior to leaving/boarding the bus on Thursday, June 30 campers must complete a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test and test negative.
• This can be completed at home and a photo of the test result emailed to email@example.com, OR the test can be completed prior to boarding the bus (our staff with have tests available)
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (‘fully vaccinated’):
• Please have your camper download their QR code on their phone or send a printed copy of their QR code.
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination can be downloaded at Proof of COVID-19 vaccination | COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ontario
LOCATION – SILVERCITY, RICHMOND HILL
(8725 YONGE STREET, RICHMOND HILL, ON L4C 6Z1) Staff will be on hand to greet campers at the bus prior to depature.
Busses will leave at 2:30 PM. sharp, so please arrive no later than 2:00 PM. Please bring the camper’s baggage with them to the buses.
Return depature from Camp is at 9:30 AM on the July 8th, with an expected ETA of 12:00 noon.
Set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Couchiching, Wahanowin has 150 acres of fields, forest, and 1500’ of waterfront in our sheltered bay for all of your event needs.
Indoor facilities include 2 fully equipped theatres, numerous smaller studios, and several breakout rooms. We have extensive audio and visual equipment which can be used by your group.
Athletics are accommodated on two baseball diamonds, a soccer field, three tennis courts, six basketball courts and three beach volleyball courts.
There are also five campfire pits on our main site, 2 of which are located along our waterfront.
Note: We suggest that you do not use a GPS device to locate the Camp Wahanowin site on Rama Road. Your GPS is handy when providing directions to Rama Road, but once you are on Rama Road please go by the street address to locate the Camp Wahanowin site – 6726 Rama Road (next door to YMCA Geneva Park
Include Campers in the Packing Process Having campers assist to fold and pack their own clothes not only develops their understanding of what they have brought to camp but also helps campers’ sense of ‘readiness’ for the camp experience.
7:45am – Wake up – Rise & shine!
8:20am – 1st Bell
8:30am – Breakfast – Yummy!
9:10am – Round Up
9:25am – Cabin Clean-up – Sweep, sweep, sweep!
10:00am-10:50am – court session #1
11:00am-11:50am – court session #2
11:55am – Snack Attack
12:10pm-1:00pm – court session #3
1:00pm – 1st Bell
1:10pm – Lunch – Tasty!
2:00pm – Rest Hour – Take a break!
3:00pm-3:50pm – court session #4
4:00pm-4:50pm – court session #5
5:00pm-5:50pm – General Swim – Open activities
6:00pm – 1st Bell
6:10pm – Dinner – Delicious!
7:00pm – Free Play – Sports and games
7:30-8:00pm – Evening Program
9:00pm – Evening Snack and Bedtime
10:00pm – O.D. (On Duty) Checks On – A watchful eye
At camp, we play rain or shine. Many of our activities can be adapted to indoor venues. We have access to eight large recreation halls for group games, as well as a camp competitions, movies, and lectures in addition to an indoor campfire program.
Follow along with us at camp! Our camp photographer will be documenting each day at camp and uploading photos throughout the summer. Please follow us on our Four Point Basketball Facebook page, TikTok and Instagram account for updates about the amazing time your child is having at, camp!
Have a true camp experience in our rustic camper cabins, all of which have electricity, double sink vanities, showers, and built-in bunk beds.
One of the greatest benefits of going to an overnight camp is the development of good social skills.
When campers are supported by their parents and camp staff, camp can offer an opportunity for campers to learn how to be accepted as part of a group.
Although we do not encourage grouping requests, we will consider them. Parents should be aware that there are a number of issues that affect our ability to accommodate these requests. It is for these reasons that we ask parents to consider the following carefully before influencing the grouping process:
1. Being group with friends may sometimes create more anxieties than they alleviate.
2. Requests should be made in writing either on the application form or on a separate note. If you are making a request for your child to be separated from another please contact us through email or by phone so that we can support you through this process.
3. Cabin groups have a maximum size and as a result, we may have to limit the number of requests for any one group.
4. When friendships interfere with the success of group relations, we will need to work with families as a team to make appropriate changes.
5. Of course, if at any time a camper has difficulty adjusting to camp or to the group, it is our policy to partner with parents in resolving any issues as quickly and effectively as possible. Please recognize that although we collect requests, we do not, and sometimes cannot accommodate them.
We are thankful for your registration and the trust you've placed in us to do everything possible to assist your camper in enjoying his/her camp experience.
Just like at home, where the adults stay up later than the kids but still have a designated bedtime, our staff have a set curfew each night. This allows them some time to relax and socialize with friends; however, each night there are staff members that are designated as “on duty” in each cabin and are available to assist campers if the need arises.
We were very lucky to have Chef Chris Lakiotis run the Wahanowin kitchen for 45 years. Known for the quality and quantity of its fine cuisine throughout the camping community. Our delicious and nutritious meals are planned in accordance with the Canadian Food Guide, which satisfies every campers’ tastes.
No. Outside food creates excess garbage, attracts insects and animals, and often causes conflicts within a cabin. Not to worry, each camper receives three nutritious and delicious meals a day, plus mid-morning, afternoon and evening snacks. Campers also get to choose special snacks at the Tuck Shop three times a week.
Yes. We have a fully equipped Health Centre with three nursing staff/students and a doctor on site every day throughout the summer. We are also 15 minutes away from a hospital.
The Health Centre staff look for the best possible way to manage your child’s medication while at camp. We are asking to have your child’s oral medications that are in pill, capsule, or caplet form pre-packaged in ‘bubble packs’ or ‘blister packs’ by your local pharmacy in advance of your child/children’s arrival at camp. Most local pharmacies will provide this service to you if you have the medication dispenses at that pharmacy. All medications of any type must be clearly labelled with your child’s name, the physician’s name, the name of the medication and the required dosage. This assures that the medication(s) your child must take are delivered as efficiently as possible to get your child back to the activities at camp and allow us to track and double check that your child has received his/her medication(s).
Our staff is a spirited and loyal team who work hard to make our camp a special place for campers. Many have grown up right here as former campers, and have gone through our Counsellor in Training (CIT) program. We also recruit qualified staff from around the world, all of whom are equally dedicated to protecting and preserving our values and vision, and have been carefully screened and selected by our directors.
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability.