What to Expect at Ridley College Camp 2012?

We are off to camp tomorrow! The Upper School boys will be heading to Camp Onondaga in Minden, Ontario and the Upper School girls along with the Grade 7 & 8’s from the Lower School will be heading to Camp White Pine in Haliburton, Ontario.

Camp is always a fun experience filled with lots of outdoor activities – everything from sailing to zip lining to high ropes courses.  It is a great time to get to know your housemates and your fellow classmates.  If you want to get a real feel for what camp is like, check out the video from last year:

You might also be asking yourself, what should I pack!?  Here is a list to help you:

Be prepared with warm clothing for the nights, and potentially inclement days. Onondaga’s cabins do not have heat and nighttime may potentially be cool. Pack your gear in something easy to carry, as you will have to walk to your cabin. Try to avoid using a suitcase. Knapsacks or hockey bags are best. Put your name on your things!!


  • Sleeping Bag
  • Socks and underwear for each day
  • 2 pairs of pants
  • 2 pairs of shorts (weather permitting)
  • 2-3 t-shirts
  • 1-2 long-sleeved shirt
  • 1 pair of running shoes/hiking boots
  • 1 baseball hat or sunhat
  • warm pajamas or long-johns
  • 1 sweater or sweatshirt
  • Rain jacket and rain pants (we are outside rain or shine!)
  • bathing suit
  • towel
  • sunscreen
  • soap/shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Flashlight ** Important item—do not forget!!
  • pillow
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Pen and Paper
  • Provincial Health Card

  • sunglasses
  • long underwear
  • playing cards
  • book
  • guitar, or other instruments
  • bandana
  • winter hat


  • Anything that requires batteries or electricity—including video games, cell phones, pagers, radios, CD players etc. (This does not include cameras and flashlights).
  • Extra food of any kind– this invites insects and critters into cabins!
  • Alcohol, cigarettes and non-prescription drugs are not permitted—you will be sent home if you possess any of these items.
  • PLEASE ensure that all necessary medications are outlined on your school health form.