From rock climbing to gaga ball to tennis, sports play an important role at Redwood. Campers are encouraged to participate in all sports in order to maximize their overall enjoyment and build their self-confidence. Friendly sports tournaments are a particular favorite. The Redwood sports program challenges the children in their problem-solving skills and inspires boys and girls to be creative and persevere.
Redwood offers swim instruction, recreational swim, and waterslides daily. With four heated outdoor pools and over fifteen qualified lifeguards & instructors. Our swim staff ensure that the campers learn lifelong skills to gain confidence and safely enjoy the water. Redwood has a unique swim program that parallels the Swim for Life principles. Each swimmer is tested and put in their proper swim level within their first 3 days at camp. This enables campers to move at their own speed with peers of the same level. Redwood's aquatic director supervises all of the staff and pools at all times. The campers are also monitored by counsellors from their unit to give added support and supervision around the pool area. Safety is always our top priority as we encourage the children to enjoy the water.
Redwood's two waterslides are a real hit! The Speedway, 7 ft. wide, 55 ft. long and 8 ft. high, is specially designed for the little ones. It features a non-skid surface at the start and a gentle slope, and is a real winner with our small sliders. Its easy comfortable ride builds up the confidence of the younger children in the water and delights the older campers as well. The Twister is 130 ft. long and 17 ft. high. Its twists and dips are irresistible and thrill every camper. The slide has been carefully designed to provide an exciting and safe water slide adventure.
Your children will enjoy the adventure of climbing our 24 ft. rock climbing wall. Skilled specialists teach the campers how to climb with the use of ropes and karabiners. Campers learn creative ways of tackling the wall, using different moves, handholds, footholds and resting positions. The wall is appropriate for all ages, from 4 to 15. Six faces of the wall provide for different levels and abilities. Children are challenged to do the best they can. This climbing mountain is specially designed for our campers, keeping their safety in mind at all times. The camper is securely attached to a safety rope with a harness, and there is a secondary rope attached to a unique braking system designed by Redwood for added security.
Rock climbing is world-reknowned and is used in many outdoor facilities as a challenging learning activity. It is an excellent teaching tool in developing children's problem-solving skills and inspiring them to be creative and persevere. No matter how high they climb, campers develop a sense of accomplishment in this activity.
Nature & Science
Campers participate in a wide variety of activities that focus on Nature and Science. Popular topics and activities include: Saving the environment through recycling and studying the effects of acid rain. Tree planting – learning how to plant a tree and appreciating the value of the trees in our environment. Nature identification and collages with tree rubbings, leaf collections and insect collections .Appreciating animal life with Redwood’s own animal farm right on our site. Orienteering using compasses and maps.