|We are incredibly excited by the feedback from Zodiac campers, families and staff about Zodiac’s overnight camp, Camp Tamarack. Camp Tamarack is one of Ontario’s most respected and established overnight camps. Its impressive facilities are located on a beautiful private lake in the heart of Muskoka. After having enjoyed hosting Zodiac campers and Zodiac families in Summer 2017, we look forward to having many Zodiac campers take the next step in Summer 2018 by becoming full-fledged Tamarack campers. We can’t wait for such campers to enjoy Tamarack’s multi-faceted program and camp spirit, all while building friendships and memories.While a number of Zodiac campers turning 7 and older in 2018 will enjoy Tamarack’s 4-week, 3-week and 7-week sessions, 6-12 year old campers have some exciting additional options. In order to give 6-12 year olds, many of whom have not yet experienced overnight camp, a “taste of Tamarack”, we offer the following opportunities:|
Campers turning 7-12 years old in 2018, most of whom are new to Tamarack, have the option of registering for Tamarack’s introductory Acorn sessions as follows:
Acorn 1: Friday June 29 – Thursday July 12, 2018 (14 days) (finished Gr 1-6)
Acorn 2: Thursday July 12 – Thursday July 26, 2018 (15 days) (finished Gr 1-6)
Acorn 3: Thursday July 26 – Sunday Aug 5, 2018 (11 days) (finished Gr 1-8)
Acorn 4: Monday Aug 6– Sunday Aug 12, 2018 (7 days) (finished Gr 1-8)
Acorn 5: Monday Aug 6–Thursday Aug 16, 2018 (10 days) (finished Gr 1-
The beauty of this option is that Acorn campers are guaranteed to be able to extend (for the rest of the full session which their Acorn session is at the start of) their stay at Tamarack when their session ends too soon (with no financial penalty if registered at Zodiac)(other than Acorn 5 which is at the end of our Summer 2018 camp season).
Mini-Acorn Program… “Taste of Tamarack”:
Campers turning 6-11 in 2018 who in Summer 2018 register for at least one session at Zodiac Day Camp (or are siblings of current Tamarack campers) have another mini “Taste of Tamarack” weekend opportunity AT NO COST. Other children the same age (e.g. friends, relatives, etc.) who do not attend a session at Zodiac in Summer 2018, or Zodiac campers/Tamarack siblings, who have previously attended a Mini-Acorn “Taste of Tamarack” Weekend, are welcome to participate in the amazing Mini-Acorn 3 day, 2 night opportunity at a reasonable cost of $265.00 plus H.S.T.
Two different three-day, two-night weekend experiences at Tamarack are available, departing at approximately 9:30 am on Friday and returning at approximately 4:30 pm on Sunday as follows:
Date: Friday Aug 10 – Sunday Aug 12, 2018
Our Mini-Acorn campers have full access to Tamarack’s wonderful facilities and programs as our caring, committed staff provide them with the time of their lives. Campers will be immersed in Tamarack’s camp spirit, including participation in an incredible variety of land, water, arts and other programs. Campers will join in all aspects of camp life from cheering in the dining hall to fireside sing songs and roasting marshmallows. All Mini-Acorn campers will enjoy Tamarack’s great accommodations, food, programs, receive their own Tamarack T-Shirt and, more importantly, meet new friends and develop wonderful camp memories.
The “Taste of Tamarack” Mini-Acorn experience is available to any child turning 6-11 (finished grades SK -5). A camper registered for at least a 1 or 2 week session at Zodiac in Summer 2018, or a sibling of a Summer 2018 Tamarack camper, who has not previously attended a Mini-Acorn “Taste of Tamarack” weekend, may attend at no cost. A Zodiac camper may miss a Friday (August 10th in Session 6) if enrolled in the session during which the weekend Tamarack experience is taking place (in which case you will not be entitled to any discount off your Zodiac fee). Non-Zodiac campers, or Zodiac campers or Tamarack siblings who have previously participated in a Mini-Acorn experience, can register at www.camptamarack.info for a fee of $265.00 plus H.S.T.(which will be fully credited against any Acorn or longer session registered for by such camper in Summer 2018 or 2019.) Campers will be accompanied and supervised at all times by Zodiac staff, as well as having the opportunity to extensively interact with Camp Tamarack staff and campers.
Even though many 7-11 year olds are ready for a 7 or 11 day, or 2, 3, 4 or 7 week session at Tamarack, we are delighted to offer 6-11 year old campers an opportunity to try the Tamarack overnight camp experience in an excellent introductory weekend. Some need and enjoy a more gradual introduction and the Mini-Acorn weekend opportunity is perfect for them to “get their feet wet!” If, as a result, some of the campers participate in a longer session at Tamarack in Summer 2018 or 2019, that would be great! Sessions at each of Zodiac and Tamarack sound like a pretty awesome summer!
You can register your camper for the Tamarack Mini-Acorn weekend experience at www.camptamarack.info. As described above, Zodiac/Tamarack are pleased to assume the cost of the entire 3-day, 2-night Tamarack overnight camp experience (including all programs, meals, accommodation, supervision and transportation) (other than a non-Zodiac camper, or a Zodiac camper or a sibling of a Summer 2017 Tamarack camper who has previously participated in a Tamarack weekend experience, who will, as mentioned, pay a fee of $265.00 plus H.S.T.). Please note that full payment of $265.00 plus HST is required at time of registration to reserve a space for your camper. For a Summer 2018 Zodiac camper, or a sibling of a Summer 2017 Tamarack camper, the $265.00 plus HST fee will be refunded by October 2018 unless you cancel less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the weekend in which case the deposit will be forfeited. Any other cancelling camper will be charged a $100.00 administration fee for cancelling up to 2 week prior to the start of the weekend and the full $265.00 fee for cancelling less than 2 weeks prior to such weekend. Any cancellation must be received in writing.