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Choice Camps Recommendation of Camp White Pine

Located on 1,600 acres in Ontarios Haliburton Highlands, Camp White Pine is a traditional Jewish sleep-away camp that welcomes campers from around the world. Family owned and operated since 1956, White Pine has a long tradition of providing well-rounded, creative, and positive experiences for campers of all ages.

Camp White Pine offers a wide range of waterfront, land sport, creative arts, and outdoor programs to satisfy every interest. All activities are geared to the age of the camper and have full-time qualified instructors who offer encouragement and support. With a caring staff, broad range of activities, and an incredible setting, Camp White Pine provides an unforgettable camp experience for children of all ages.

Program Description

Camp White Pine is divided by age into six sections that function as mini camps. Each section has its own supervisor who has specialized knowledge of their age group. Mini camps give a small camp feel within the large overall White Pine community.

The White Pine program features a combination of structured scheduling and free-choice electives. Each day, campers attend three periods of structured activities with their cabin. In addition, campers pick two free-choice electives in areas that interest them. Finally, throughout the summer the camp offers many special and surprise events like drama nights, inter-camp games, carnivals, trips, and more.

Camp White Pine features traditional Shabbat services on Friday nights. Campers dress in white shirts, eat a traditional Jewish meal and sing cultural songs. On Saturday mornings, campers are served a buffet breakfast that includes bagels, lox, chesses, fruits, yogurt, eggs, and other delicacies. Breakfast is followed by a camp-wide sing-along.

Staff Overview

Senior counselors are typically college students, graduate students, and teachers, all of whom have experience working with children. Campers can expect to see the same faces year-after-year as White Pine boasts an 85% return rate amongst staffers. The average staff age is 22.

Setting & Accommodations

Campers live in traditional camp cabins with 10-12 campers and 3-4 staff members. Bathroom and shower facilities are located just a few steps from each bunk.

Camp White Pine offers a variety of main entrees accompanied by salads, vegetables, freshly baked breads, and fresh fruits. Snacks are served mid-afternoon and at bedtime.

Safety Standards

Camp White Pine has an infirmary staffed 24 hours a day by a physician and two registered nurses. All waterfront staff members hold lifeguard certifications. Staff members who go on off-site trips have wilderness first aid training. Camp White Pine is accredited by the Ontario Camps Association.

Camp White Pine Session Dates

Session Name Dates Ages Tuition Get Info
Full Season 6/26/14 - 8/14/14 7 - 16 $8600 Request Info
July Half-Season 7/26/14 - 7/22/14 7 - 16 $5600 Request Info
August Half-Season 7/22/14 - 8/15/14 7 - 16 $4500 Request Info
2-Week Kiwi Session 7/22/14 - 8/5/14 7 - 16 $2100 Request Info
Kiwi August Session 7/22/14 - 8/15/14 7 - 16 $3500 Request Info

Camp White Pine Overview

Program Overview

  • Type: Traditional, Arts, Sports
  • Specialty: General Sports, General Arts
  • Religious Affiliation: none
  • Camp Gender: Co-ed
  • Campers per Session: 400
  • Camper-to-Counselor Ratio: 2:1

On-Site Activities

  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Baseball and Softball
  • Basketball
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Fitness
  • Inline Hockey
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wakeboarding
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing/Ropes Course
  • Dance
  • Drama/Performing Arts
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Radio/TV/Video
  • Miniature Golf
  • Woodworking
  • Copper Enamelling

Off-Site Activities and Trips

  • Canoe Trips
  • Ski Trips
  • Mountain Biking Trips
  • Cabin Trips
  • 3 Day Sail Trips

On-Site Facilities

  • Basketball Courts
  • In-Line Hockey Rink
  • Tennis Courts (8)
  • Theater
  • Art Studios
  • Baseball Field
  • Soccer Field
  • 9-Hole Miniature Golf Course
  • Pottery and Copper Studios
  • Climbing Wall
  • Ropes Course

Special Accommodations

  • Peanut Allergies
  • Gluten Allergies
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Kosher Style

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