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Camp after camp: friendship value at overnight camp

Some time after summer camp fun is done and all the best stories are recollected, your camper becomes melancholy without a reason.

overnight summer campsSound familiar? No worries, because your adventurer is actually going through camp homesickness – otherwise known as missing camp as one might miss home. Is it bad? Not really – it’s a sign that your adventurer has enjoyed camp life and had the time of their life with fellow adventurer , and after a few days of recovery will spread the benefits of camp to other aspects of their life: school, friends, and family. Positivity, willingness to explore and try new things, independence (and even the initiative to fold own clothes!) – such joy should be accepted, shared, and returned back to the adventurer for best results.

How to maintain and encourage the spirit of adventure? We heard so many times that campers meet up in Toronto right after camp and throughout the year – watch camp videos, look through photos, laugh together, and remember fond memories. Every year lots of DiscoveryLand Camp’s buddies reconnect to sign up for the same session. Camp veterans know that living in overnight summer camps and doing a lot of common activities together for 2 plus weeks allows you to form close friendships that will last for many years.

Moreover, we, DiscoveryLand Camp staff, have reunions twice after camp ends – to discuss the best moments, favorite activities, find areas for improvement for the next season… and sing favorite camp songs and just to enjoy our awesome counselors’ team.

overnight summer camps ontarioDiscoveryLand Camp is called a truly leadership camp, and one of the goals we have is to develop the very valuable network for young people – a network based on challenges that they have to overcome and the moments of victory and happiness they had. If that sounds interesting, greatly recommend the completion of Leadership In Action – a unique course full of character building and self-improvement moments.

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New Leadership Camp Activity: Mock Trials

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Perhaps you are considering a career in law?

Maybe you want to build your self-confidence and strengthen your ability to communicate your ideas and opinions to others?

Or do you just love brain exercises?

If any of these are true, you should consider participating in the DLC Mock Trials!

We offer campers the opportunity to gain new insights and skills in the fun, focused workshops. It’s a new addition to our summer camp Summer camp Toronto program newsprogram that was introduced in 2017 by a group of enthusiastic counsellors and immediately gained popularity.

Skills to Improve:

  • Public speaking
  • Analytical skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Research skills
  • Organization skills

Consider more benefits:

  • Strengthen your detective abilities
  • Polish debate skills in a comfortable environment
  • Learn how to cross-examine witnesses
  • Improve your ability to focus despite obstacles

Participants will organize and brainstorm ideas, gather evidence, and prepare speeches in preparation for the defence of their case. They will argue against their opponents by cross-examining witnesses, finding faults with their evidence and arguments, and speaking eloquently in their own defence.

Looking forward to seeing you in debates!


Summer camp Toronto program news

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With DiscoveryLand Camp you get the 5i experience- 5 Improvements in: Leadership, Health, Sport, Confidence, Creative Thinking. Having fun with us in overnight kids camp near Toronto, Ontario, Canada!
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Enhance Your Presentation Skills

DiscoveryLand Camp: "Dragons

DiscoveryLand Camp: “Dragons’ Den” Financial Competition


We spent a loе of last summer discussing the best ways of self-presenting and how to make a great first impression during Leadership in Action Workshops.

Read about A summer camp that teaches youth about entrepreneurship and success




Here is a visual tip on what to keep in mind while preparing for your school presentation:

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Looking for leadership camp, not far from Toronto? Summer camp with life lasting benefits? DiscoveryLand Camp: 50+ activities to help your child become a successful and positive leader.
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Public Speaking Tips for Kids

Public speaking is cool at DiscoveryLand Camp

Public speaking is cool at DiscoveryLand Camp

Have you ever seen a person move a million people crowd?

Only a few individuals can say that they were born with this talent, while many successful leaders have admitted to spending hours and hours practicing in front of the mirror.

So how can I, as a parent, help my child to improve this skill that will benefit him/her greatly in their life? The golden rule is practice, practice and practice. The better your child knows their speech, the less time they will spend worrying about it. This time can be spent on fixing posture, articulation, and eye contact, which are vital for any presentation. Public speaking is fairly associated with very nervous experiences, so remember to keep the encouragements coming.

Furthermore, as a short term stressor, public speaking can have health benefits. Teaching a child to feel comfortable with public speaking increases his/her confidence and instils valuable skills such as self-motivation and pride.

Practice in Front of a Mirror It may sound like a cliche, but practicing in front of a mirror is an important step in overcoming stage fright. It is also a great way for your child to be able to see things that they may be doing wrong. Are they looking down at their notes too much? Do they look as terrified as they are? Are they smiling enough? Are they mumbling and barely moving their mouth, or are they enunciating clearly enough? Practicing in front of a mirror is the first step in honing public speaking skills for anyone of any age.

Practice, Practice, Practice Practice really does make perfect, especially when it comes to giving a speech. The more your child practices their speech or presentation, the better they will know their stuff. If your child can have confidence in their ability to learn and deliver the material, some of the nervousness about giving the speech may go away. Practice also makes it easier to memorize the material. While it is isn’t necessary for children to memorize every facet of their speech, the more they practice the less they will have to consult their notes. A speaker who seldom needs to glance at his notes is more effective.

Record Their Speech Record your child speaking and play it back for them. This is a great way to help him avoid using the “uhs” or “ums” or “likes.” This is also great for children who tend to speak too quickly or too slowly. Listening to yourself on a recorder can be a bit uncomfortable of an experience but is great for sharpening public-speaking skills.


With DiscoveryLand Camp you get the 5i experience- 5 Improvements in: Leadership, Health, Sport, Confidence, Creative Thinking; while having fun in overnight summer camp near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Such life lasting experience leads to greater success in school.
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