Why We’re Unique

If it would be helpful to you, we would be pleased to meet with your family or a group of families together to show our camp DVD and discuss New Moon in more detail. Simply call us to make these arrangements.

Jack and Sue Goodman

Finding the Right Camp:

We recognize that choosing a residential camp can be difficult – one that requires serious consideration. The experience that residential camp offers is exceptional. It nurtures independence and self-esteem, promotes confidence through skill development, and allows children to experience the thrill of accomplishment through group and self-discovery. For most children, adjustment can be relatively fast, particularly if they socialize well. For others, integrating into a group can be slow at the best of times, and there is a fear of not making friends or ‘fitting in’. For many campers, particularly younger ones, it is the first time away from the care of their parents. The trick is to find a camp that will factor in all of these important considerations, providing not just one summer, but many summers of opportunity and growth, and of course, lots of fun. We thing New Moon stands apart from many camps for these reasons:

2. Our Small Size

For many who inquire about New Moon, they have been referred to us because of our smaller size and intimate, family-like atmosphere. New Moon offers all of the HUGE spirit, program and excitement – we boast a tremendous facility, exceptional staff, and great food. Great camps have those qualities in common. What makes New Moon unique is the limited enrollment and hence, the individual attention that each camper receives. Our size also has distinct program and facility advantages, allowing more participation and less waiting for every skill level imaginable.

3. Our Facilities and Program

Much of our program is based on a luxurious provision of facilities, which enables all campers to enjoy an exceptional amount of activity, both during instructional periods and recreational activities. We use the large Lake of Bays for day-long sailing trips and excursions to a campsite down a the pristine Muskoka River. Our site is also beautifully laid out, allowing campers to get to places quickly, yet we have miles of hiking and biking trails through mature forests, and three sports fields minutes from every cabin. The program provides a ‘core’ of cabin-group instructional activities, in addition to ‘choice periods’ allowing for individual pursuits. A great emphasis is placed on special programs which offer unsurpassed imagination and spirit. Our activity program is reviewed each week, taking into account the previous week’s events, the weather, and the changing interests of the campers.

4. Junior Camp Program

Our Junior unit, or “Junies” as they are affectionately called, is our youngest group of campers, aged 7-10. We increase the staff supervision in these cabins, allowing more opportunity for counsellors to properly care for their campers – not just for programming and activities, but for attention to hygiene, bedtime stories, letter writing, special concerns, and more. We believe junior campers should fully participate in all activities, rather than watching from the sidelines. Provision is made for added supervision at the waterfront, allowing all campers to engage in all activities. For all of these reasons, the adjustment to camp for our junior campers is remarkably fast. For more details, see the Junior Camp Program