Intermediate Section (6-8yrs)
Campers age 6 – 8 are able to handle more than our younger campers, so Intermediates are given challenging programs appropriate to their age levels.
The Intermediate Section Director works with the Intermediate Counsellors, Assistant Counsellors and Specialty Staff to develop skills, foster team-building and develop each camper’s sense of personal competence. The program offers exciting challenges appropriate to this age group. Counsellor to camper ratios in this section are a maximum 1:8.
Specialty Activities: Athletics, Arts and Crafts, Music and Drama, Cooking, a one-hour Tennis Lesson with a Rosedale Tennis Club pro, and Archery are the specialty activities for this age group.
Swimming and Safety
Intermediate campers take part in two swim times during the camp day. The first is a 30 minute Red Cross swim lesson, led by the life guarding staff in the Mooredale pool. All lifeguards are trained and certified to instruct swimming lessons appropriate to your child’s swimming ability.
The second swim time is during the all-camp recreation swim before lunch. In order to ensure everyone’s safety we take the following safety precautions. First of all, while the camp is swimming, the pool has a full lifeguard team actively guarding the pool. If a camper requires assistance while swimming, a personal flotation device is available to use. Further, we require that all Intermediate section counsellors stay within a short reach of their campers. In addition, at the 15 minute mark we clear the pool and do an attendance check. Finally, additional camp support staff are also in the pool and available to assist.
Intermediate Specialty Streams
Specialty streams offer Intermediate campers the option of spending more time with a particular program. A specialty option is offered each session, with instruction happening in the afternoon from 1 – 3 pm. Each specialty has the following common elements:
- Instruction from certified coaches or instructors
- Specialty stream participants still take part in all morning activities, lunch, recreational swim time, camp theme days and special programs.
- Red Cross Swim Lessons are still included
Intermediate’s: A Typical Day
|8:45||Mooredale Morning Madness. Led by MDC staff, this kick-off every morning is a time for sing-songs, announcements and sharing important news of the day.|
|9:15||Between 9:15 and 11:15 am, Intermediate campers take part in 30 minute rotations of different group activities at different stations around the property. During this two hour period, campers will be taken to their appropriate Red Cross swim lesson at the Mooredale pool by an MDC staff member. Once the lesson is over, the staff member will return the camper to their activity.|
|11:30||All-camp free swim! This 25 minute recreational swim is one of the highlights of the day. Intermediate campers can take a deep end test with the life guard team to allow them to enjoy the deep end and diving board.|
|12:15||Picnic Lunch. Our lunch meals are very tasty, and every Friday is Pizza Day!|
|12:45||Mealtime Madness- Each day after lunch different Mooredale counsellors and program staff put on a program to bring up the energy and get us ready for the afternoon.|
|1:00||Group and specialty activities. The 45 minute afternoon activities include archery, a one hour lesson at Rosedale Tennis Club, athletics, music, drama, cooking and group choice activity times.*During Session 3 & 4, this is the time of day when the Soccer and Karate specialty camps will take part in their instructions.|
|3:00||Roundup! It’s almost time to go home, but first we find out who wins the Golden Broom award for cleanest home base and to acknowledge our Outstanding Campers.|
|3:30||Dismissal at Rosedale Public School|
|4:00||“Happy Hour” is our term for our optional after-camp care, provided by day camp staff until 5:30 pm. There is an extra fee for this service which can be paid by session or for individual days.|
Mooredale Day Camp is proud to be accredited by the Ontario Camps Association. The OCA works to preserve, promote and enhance the camp experience for children and adults. Mooredale Day Camp has voluntarily submitted to an independent appraisal completed by camp experts and has met up to 300 health, safety and quality program standards, from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. OCA Accreditation is a parent's best evidence of a camp's commitment to health and safety.