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7 Days Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, and Wakesurfing Camp in Ontario, Canada

Invigorating Surf Camp in Canada

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 12 participants
All meals included
Airport transfer available

Leave all your worries behind you and join this intense water sports program because it is great for water sports enthusiasts who would love to learn and excel in waterskiing, slalom skiing, wakeboarding, wakeskating, wakesurfing, or barefooting! You do not have to worry if you do not have any experience regarding water sport because this program is open for all level. There are also a lot of activities besides water sport that you could enjoy which are also included in the price.

Meet the instructors

Carl
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Highlights

  • Wakesurfing classes
  • Waterskiing and wakeboarding classes
  • Camp activities, evening event, and weekly theme night party
  • Complete water sports equipment
  • Certified instructors
  • 6 nights' lodging
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
Airport transfer available:
Lester B. Pearson International Airport (US$135 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Winning Techniques offers an opportunity that is unique to the summer camp world and is ideal for parents with younger campers. Winning Techniques is located on a picturesque 23.5-acre site, 15 minutes north of Huntsville, Ontario. There is a beautiful clear lake, providing the perfect backdrop for a summer full of exciting, and rewarding camp experiences. Winning Techniques strives to make your stay both comfortable and pleasant from the moment your family arrives.

The bunkhouse and main lodge house could sleep four to eight campers in each room with an adjacent camp counselor suite. The spacious main lodge is a great common area and social center for evening activities. Parents of the campers may choose to rent one of the cottages or campsites. All of the cottages have kitchens that are fully equipped with a fridge, stove, and coffee maker. They also include a fire pit and picnic table. The cottages are fully winterized and available for rental year round, with winter seasonal rates available for snowmobile enthusiasts.

Main lodge

The main lodge has eight rooms, a dining hall, and a commercial style kitchen. It is perfectly suited for large family / social gatherings such as weddings, anniversaries, and family reunions. It is also available year round for team building weekends. It is perfectly suited for hockey and synchro teams and can comfortably sleep up to 35 people. Please call for a quote since the price depends on the number of guests / rooms required. This cottage is not available for rental during the summer camp season.

Program

The program features three towed water sports lessons per day based on waterski and wakeboard Canada's progressive skills development program, in addition to Winning Techniques' other great camp activities. Winning Techniques has three prime inboard boats, each specializing in its own area of towed water sports: waterskiing, wakeboarding, and barefooting - and they've got the equipment to take you from a beginner to a master on the water.

Their wakeboard boat, an Axis A20 is famous for its wakes of any size and shape. The official towboat of the U.S. Masters and the Canadian Waterski Nationals, the Ski Nautique 200 is the ski boat. It'll pull every member of the camp to their personal best. Finally, another barefoot boat, Malibu Response, is equipped with the boom and the smallest wake for an easy ride.

The water sports specialty program is headed up by Carl Grin, who leads a team of trained and certified waterski and wakeboard Canada coaches, known for their sincere effort and motivational techniques. The process starts on dry land where they teach proper technique and stance, to deep water where you can get up on the water and start trying new tricks!

Not only that, all of these fun and exciting activities and team building exercises are included with all of the camp programs:

Weekly theme nights

Each week campers get to let loose and have fun on dance night. Here are the weekly themes:

  • Week 1 - Cowboys and cowgirls
  • Week 2 - 70's flower power / disco
  • Week 3 - Caribbean parade
  • Week 4 - Hawaiian hula party
  • Week 5 - Glow in the dark 80's party
  • Week 6 - 50's rock n' roll, Grease is the world!
  • Week 7 - Superheroes
  • Week 8 - Disney characters and karaoke

Variety nights

Variety night is a party night at the beach. Every Friday evening, campers perform skits and dances that they have practiced all week, which is followed by an awards ceremony for the week. Join Winning Techniques at camp and see if maybe you win a gold in the archery tournament or maybe take home the Camper of the Week trophy.

Archery

At this popular station, you will learn how to use a bow and arrow. You will learn the art of archery from experienced camp counselors and practice it daily. Beginners and experienced archers can aim and shoot at targets set up at different distances, and each week a prize is awarded to the camper with the most accurate shooting skills.

Bonfires

You will gather around the large bonfire for orientation night where you will learn each other's names and get to know everyone from all the specialized programs. A few times a week, Winning Techniques like to gather as a group and roast marshmallows while getting to know new friends, this is also a great time to share songs and join in on a sing-a-long. Of course, the bonfire is not all fun and games, as Winning Techniques will teach you how to build a fire with basic fire-building skills and about fire safety.

Arts and crafts

Arts and crafts have always been a special part of the camp. In the beginning, one of Winning Techniques' directors, Kim, began by teaching painting and drawing to you. However, as Winning Techniques' camp grew, so did Winning Techniques' craft and creative capabilities. In 2017, Winning Techniques built a brand new space for kids to get messy with paint, learn how to make bracelets and necklaces, plaster masks, and so much more. You will get to bring home all of your artistic creations.

Tubing

You will get to have a thrilling Friday when Winning Techniques take out the tubes and go for rides around the lake. Tubing is always good for a laugh and a fun activity for everyone to participate in just before the weekly variety nights. Whether going for a leisurely stroll around the lake on a sit-down tube, or a fast-passed bumpy ride, tubing is for everyone.

The Boom

Here at Winning Techniques, campers of all levels and abilities have the opportunity to receive water sports lessons from trained water sports instructors. A boom is a tool for beginners who just started learning the skills, as it allows the student to get up on the water and still be able to hear corrections from the driver or instructor. This confidence builder allows for excellent communication, which will really speed up your development meanwhile more advanced skiers will learn to slalom ski and barefoot on the boom as well.

Kayaking

Kayaking is a mix of instruction and relaxation where you will take a trip with the camp counselor to learn about fundamental strokes and techniques, while also enjoying the sights of the lake. Winning Techniques counselors are trained and certified in conjunction with the Ontario Recreational Canoe Association (ORCA).

Basketball

New for 2017 is the regulation-sized basketball court for you to learn and practice your shot or challenge your cabin mates to games.

Hiking

At Winning Techniques, there are so many things to see and hiking is a great way to enjoy the beautiful land that the camp is located on. You can enjoy a nature hike guided by the counselor and if you're quiet, you may see deer, rabbits, and other small animals. Each week, you will be paired off into teams and get the chance to venture into the bush for a wilderness scavenger hunt.

Low ropes course

The low ropes course is a fun, team-building station that is great for learning to work with fellow campers and teammates. This is another one of the most popular stations, located around the rock wall for you to work together every day, building core strength and friendships. Experienced counselors work as instructors to help spot and support you through the challenging and fun ropes course.

Stand up paddleboarding

Paddle boarding, like canoeing or kayaking, is a fun way to see the sights of Clear Lake while providing an opportunity to work on balance and core strength. It's definitely a little more of a challenge as you have to try not to fall off. This station is campers' favorite and it is new for 2018. Winning Techniques has six new paddleboards to make a group station.

Mini-putt

Here at camp, Winning Techniques builts their own mini-putt course in the backyard. It is so much fun. This station is a relaxing activity where groups are often found socializing while they practice their shot or challenging each other to see who can get the lowest score.

Paddleboating

You are free to take out one of the paddle boats during your beach time. It is a great way for you to learn basic boating safety while having a bit of fun.

Canoeing

You will learn proper canoeing techniques from the qualified camp counselors. Journeys around the lake are encouraged and come along with loon sightings and Northern Ontario scenery which sometimes even a beaver can be seen in the distance. Sometimes, a long paddle calls for a dip in the lake and perhaps a stop at Penny Island or the public beach with a camp counselor is required.

Board and card games

Rainy days don't stop the fun at Winning Techniques, you will get to have some free time and are encouraged to play games with a group of new friends. You may learn a new card game or just laugh along with a group of campers playing a variety of fun board games. Some of the campers may prefer to challenge their friends in a game of checkers or chess.

Rock climbing wall

The rock climbing wall is a unique four-panel course hung between two large trees, with a high ropes element at the top. It is one of the camper's favorite stations to hang out at. Not only it is a satisfying feat to reach the top and ring the bell, but awards are awarded each week to those who can do it in record time. This station is multi-purpose as it disguises a cross-training like a workout into a fun climbing challenge.

Slacklines

The slacklines are the new addition to the Trampoline Zone. Slacklines are essentially stretchy, flat webbing to walk across, bounce on, and try so many things. You will get to practice and test your balance and agility, and maybe even try some tricks.

Snorkeling

The beach is a great place to swim and splash, but viewing the underwater world of the Northern Canadian lake is always a treat. You are encouraged to grab a snorkel, mask, and fins from the beach hut and start adventuring with your friends.

Wakeskating

Wakeskating is just like Wakeboarding but without boots to hold in your feet. Similar to skateboarding, Wakeskating is super fun for those up for a challenge.

The Rock-It

The water is a great place to spend warm summer days, and while jumping off the floating raft is always fun, Winning Techniques offers fun water toys at the beach also. The Rock-It is one of campers' favorite. It is a floating ball of absolute fun. You can always find campers either jumping off or playing creative games like the shark with their camp counselor.

Swimming

All of the groups from each of the programs have the option to head down to enjoy the beach every day. You could build sand castles, have fun on the swim raft, swim in the swim area, play games, snorkel, paddle boat, and hang out with your new friends while sunbathing. Of course, the lifeguards are always on duty while you are in the water.

The beautiful sandy beach has a gradual slope that leads into a warm spring fed lake. A little bit of beach time offers the perfect opportunity for some rest and relaxation.

Trampoline

Here at Winning Techniques Camp, there are two full-sized trampolines for you to learn all kinds of tricks or just see how high you can jump. Winning Techniques' certified trampoline instructor, Carl, is available to help the more advanced learners progress their tricks into flips and other awesome moves. Whether you just want to jump and have fun, or are serious about trampoline, this station is meant for everyone.

Banana boat

Similar to tubing, the banana boat hold six campers and is towed behind one of the motor boats. The banana boat is a super fun activity to try with your group.

Tetherball

This is an awesome game for hand-eye coordination and a favorite for the competitive at heart. You can always find a group of campers here challenging their friends to see who will win.

Table tennis

This popular station is available for any group to use recreationally. There is a weekly table tennis tournament available.

Bouldering wall

This is a new addition to Winning Techniques' craft room building. It is a rock wall just a few feet from the ground for you to practice your climbing before trying the large wall.

Instructors

Carl Grin
Adventurous and ready to try anything new, Carl thrives in the position of teaching one of the most exciting sports at camp which is the intense watersports program. As the director of watersports, Carl is certified through Waterski and Wakeboard Canada and teaches their progressive skills advancement program called "Rip 'n' Ride." Carl is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in International Business at University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management. Outside of camp, Carl enjoys snowboarding, downhill skiing, cross-country ski racing, surfing, kite surfing, and scuba diving.

Location

This surf camp will take place in Emsdale, Canada.

Features

Activities

  • Art classes
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Rock climbing
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis

General

  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lake
  • Picnic area

Services

  • Wedding

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Waterskiing courses
  • Wakeboarding classes
  • Wakesurfing classes
  • Camp activities, evening event, and weekly theme night party
  • Complete water sports equipment
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Daily meals

What's not included

  • Applicable taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Pick up from Guildwood Train Station
  • Pick up service from Huntsville

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Toronto

  • Take 400N to Barrie.
  • Take Highway 11N towards Orillia / North Bay (approximately 130 kilometers) (Pass Huntsville exits).
  • Take exit 235 - Highway 592N / Novar (go straight for approximately 6 kilometers).
  • You’re at the corner of Bay Lake Road and Highway 592.

Driving directions from North Bay

  • Take Highway 11 South.
  • Take the Emsdale exit (before Huntsville) and go East on Highway 518 (approximately 5 kilometers).
  • Take Highway 592 South (approximately 10 kilometers).
  • You’re at the corner of Bay Lake Road and Highway 592.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). Transfer from this airport is available upon request.

You are expected to schedule your airport arrival as close to 15:00 as possible for Saturdays. It is important to notify Winning Techniques as soon as possible with your child's arrival time, airline, and flight information.

Arrival by shuttle

Daily transportation services from the Huntsville to the Winning Techniques Camp is available for 75 CAD. Transportation departs from Huntsville at 08:00 each morning and it returns to the staples parking lot at 17:30.

Arrival by train

You could arrive at Guildwood Train Station (1 stop east of Union Station) in Toronto. Transfer from this airport is available upon request. You are expected to schedule your train arrival as close to 14:00 as possible for Saturdays. It is important to notify Winning Techniques as soon as possible with your child's arrival time and train number.

Airport: Lester B. Pearson International Airport Airport transfer available: Lester B. Pearson International Airport (US$135 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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