Next Camp Adventure: 2021 – depending on COVID 19 Restrictions
Registration will be announced
One Week Overnight Camp
Monday to Friday
Parent Showcase on Friday at 6:30 p.m. – leave early to beat the traffic!
next camp plans:
Africans in Technology – Decade for People of African Descent
This year’s programme will focus on the technological skills and information needed to lead our people into the future. Building on the grounding principle of SANKOFA, we will learn from the past as we look to the future with activities that will fortify young people:
Learn to create apps
Learn about food sovereignty and security
building a social purpose business – creativity and ingenuity
Drumming, dancing, arts & crafts
FUN and GAMES – Oware, African Jeopardy, Night Tag and sports
Looking Back – Moving Forward:
Summer 2019 Camp
“We must claim our heritage as our base for solving problems, collectively, not as individuals. We must put ourselves in charge of ourselves.
We must pick ourselves up, knit ourselves back together again, and revivify ourselves. No one else sees a bright future for us.
No one else will guarantee that it comes to be.”
– Asa G. Hilliard III
Day Two Highlights…
Swimming at nearby beach
Report on Summer 2018 Camp:
The theme for Summer Adventure Camp was “If I Ruled the World”: Young African Leadership. Workshops, games and activities focused on African Leadership in the present day and historically, and the children explored the way that leadership plays out in their lives. Starting with self, games and activities helped children to articulate the ways that they show leadership in their own lives, their families relationships and community. Here is a sample of the daily camp report to parents:
Camp Day two…. I know its day three already… but I didn’t get the chance to write to you yesterday because we went to bed at 3!… most slept earlier, hence I am to to make breakfast. Tofu and scrambled eggs with appropriate bacon-like meats and veggies, is on the menu.
What to Bring
water-proof footwear: boots, running shoes, hat & flashlight
Pajamas (2), sleeping bag or comforter, blanket, pillow
Health and Beauty items:
Toothpaste, toothbrush, body soap, towel & wash rag, skin moisturizer, insect repellent, sunscreen, towel, after-bite lotion
Pack for indoor/outdoor play 5 days, 4 nights. DO NOT over-pack as storage space is limited to one medium-sized bag per camper, plus sleeping bag and pillow.
include extra underwear. please ensure that all clothing items are labeled so that we can return items to their rightful owners.
Pack 1 plastic bag for laundry items, 1 small plastic bag for (muddy) shoes.
Activities will primarily focus on interacting with the outdoors and with one another, exploring creativity through the arts and through games that the children will be involved in designing. No personal electronic devices will be permitted. Please leave all electronic game devices at home. AdinkraFarm and Harriet Tubman Community Organization will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
Meal preparation will be done by the children under the supervision of a caregiver or volunteer. We will discuss the importance of a balanced diet, low in sugar and fat for overall good health. The children will have the opportunity to bake from scratch.
We have selected a nut and pork-free menu that includes vegan/vegetarian options and a healthy representation from all four food groups. Proportions will be selected in accordance with Canada’s Food Guide. At the orientation meeting, campers and camp leaders will decide on the schedule of meals and helpers for the duration of the camp. The helpers will be responsible for supervising clean-up after meals, and everyone will pitch in to clean up before we move on to the next activity.
We are able to accommodate special diets and allergies: gluten-free, non-dairy & various allergies. Speak to the Camp Director at least 2 weeks prior to the camp start date, and complete the appropriate section of the camp registration form. An extra fee may apply to recover the cost of specified ingredients.
Registration is limited to 15 campers aged 5 to 13
To obtain a registration form, e-mail email@example.com or text your request with your e-mail address to: 416-573-1930.
Note: Camps for older youth can be arranged based on demand by contacting ADINKRA FARM Programme Director
HTCO – Harriet Tubman Community Organization
Harriet Tubman Community Organization has joined with us in presenting the camp once again, and will provide access to insurance and programming support. We are able to offer a discounted registration rate for the overnight experience due to HTCO’s involvement.
“My daughter can’t stop talking about the March Break Camp. Her favourite part was baking” We will be back for the summer! ~ K. Wint, parent
” The children cannot wait to go back to camp. They keep asking me when it is happening again” ~ N. Robin, parent
All rates include: 5 days, 4 nights, all meals & snacks, camp activities
One Week Overnight Camp Rate $300.00/child* This is not a parent and community cooperative enterprise. ADINKRAFARM provides the space and the fees cover the cost of use, food and activities. We generate support from adult and youth volunteers and in partnership with parents. Commercial overnight camps can cost between $700 and $2000 and by working together we are able to offer a similar experience for much less. We are able to offer a rate similar to non-subsidized day camps which run from 8 to 4 daily, charge extra fees for extended hours and meals.
We thank all of our parent and community volunteers for making this possible. We are pleased to be able to offer this discounted fee with the support of Harriet Tubman Community Organization and we are committed to providing an affordable option for parents and children.
Transportation – It is the parent’s responsibility to transport children to camp. We can assist in arranging car-pooling