Camp Abegweit

2018 Camping Season    Registration   Camping Information   A Day at Camp

2018 Camping Season

The early registration fee is available until May 31, 2018.

Camp Week

July 8 - 13

July 15 - 20

July 23 - 25

July 29 - August 3

August 5 -10

August 12 - 17

Day Camps

Age Group

Ages 7 - 12

Ages 7 - 12

Ages 5 - 7

Ages 7 - 12

Tween Camp Ages 11 - 13

Teen Camp Ages 13 - 16

Ages 7 - 12

Camp Length

5 days

5 days

3 days, 2 overnights

5 days

5 days

5 days

7:30 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.

Registration Fee







$40.00 per day

Early Registration Fee








Family Rate
Family rate is for two or more children from the same family attending a camp.

If your child does not attend camp after registering, the following policy regarding refunds will apply:


To register for camping at Camp Abegweit, use the on-line registration form or download a registration form.

For more information, contact the camp registrar.
Camp Abegweit Registrar
c\o Krista Wood
PO Box 352
Kensington PE  C0B 1M0

Camping Information

Stuff to Bring to Camp
  • Bible
  • Towels
  • T-shirts
  • Toothbrush
  • Rain gear
  • Pillow
  • Notebook
  • Warm jacket
  • Sweater
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Musical instruments
  • Pencils
  • Long pants
  • White t-shirt
  • Soap
  • Repellant
  • A good attitude and a smile!
  • Swim suit
  • Shorts
  • Hat or cap
  • Shampoo
  • Sleeping bag

Do NOT bring cell phones, iPods, iPads, etc.

Useful Information

Campers are advised to mark all belongings - the Camp will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged articles. At the end of the camping season, all unclaimed articles will be donated to a charity.

Dress Code: All campers are expected to dress appropriately to a standard similar to what would be expected in school.

Snacks:  Due to food allergies, no food is permitted to be brought to camp by campers.

Meals:  Nutritious balanced meals are served from a modern kitchen in a supervised dining hall. Any child that requires a special diet should make sure that advance preparation is made with the Cook.

Medications:  All medications must be turned over to the camp's First Aid Co-ordinator upon arrival at camp.

Discipline Policy:  All campers are required to behave in a manner that maintains and promotes an environment of safety, love, and respect for staff, campers and the property. When any serious disciplinary action is required, parents will be notified and if unacceptable behaviour continues, a camper may be required to leave the camp.

Cabins:  Campers live with a group of fellow campers in cabins under the supervision of qualified and trained staff.

Visiting Camp:  Visiting your child at camp is not encouraged except on opening and closing days. Visitation tends to interrupt the daily camp schedule. However, if you feel that it is necessary to do so, please contact the Camp Director to make arrangements.

A Day at Camp Abegweit

Camp Abegweit Program Components

Christian Development - A designated staff member is assigned to be involved in the development of the camping curriculum, and to carry out this program at each camp, in collaboration with other staff. The Camp curriculum is developed cooperatively at a gathering with representatives from the Maritime United church camps.

Music - Camp Abegweit has a well loved tradition of songs with and without actions that have been passed down through the years. Each year there additions and deletions but a core of commonly known songs remains. The coordination of the music program is assigned to one staff member and uses the diverse musical talents of the staff.

Drama/Dance - Activities in drama are coordinated towards the theme for the day or week and often relate to the camp curricula. The drama coordinator is encouraged to use cabin groups to organize skits/program components on a scheduled and planned rotation as part of the evening campfire entertainment or the Christian development program. For some camps, dancing is scheduled as part of the program.

Crafts - Craft projects appropriate for each age group are identified and planned prior to the opening of camping season.

Recreation and Sports
1. Aquatics
The waterfront program is coordinated by a Camp staff person (with National Lifesaving Waterfront Certification) and a Red Cross Aqua Leader.
Daily water activities (low skill team activities) are offered on a regular daily schedule.
2. Team Activities/recreation
Low skill structured team activities are offered on a regular daily schedule such as soccer, basketball, ball hockey, and European handball, etc. In addition, popular activities such as Cities and flag war, promoting camper cohesion and interaction are an important part of the camp program.
3. Outdoor Education
As appropriate for each age group, campers may participate in nature walks, obstacle courses, walking, or hiking. When possible, the older campers may participate in overnight tenting in the camp woods.
4. Indoor program
Alternate program planning for rainy days is an important aspect of camp life that requires adequate and safe areas for delivery.

Tentative Daily Schedule

7:00 a.m. Camper wake-up
7:30 a.m. Morning Watch (at the flagpole)
7:45 a.m. Flag raising/Songs (not cabin on set-up)
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Breakfast Clean-up
9:00 a.m. Rotation 1 (assuming there are 4 camper teams)
9:45 a.m. Rotation 2
10:30 a.m. Rotation 3
11:15 a.m. Rotation 4
12 p.m. Lunch set-up/Songs (gather at flagpole)
12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Lunch Clean-up
1:15 p.m. Rest Hour
2:15 p.m. Swim (gather at the flagpole)
3:15 p.m. Rinse/change from swim
3:30 p.m. Interest groups
4:45 p.m. Supper set-up/Songs (gather at flagpole)
5:00 p.m. Supper
5:30 p.m. Clean-up
6:00 p.m. Shower hour and/or Cabin time
7:00 p.m. Camp-wide game
8:00 p.m. Vespers
8:30 p.m. Snack & Happy Grams
9:00 p.m. Campfire
10:00 p.m. Bedtime

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