In Camp Main Event Daytime ActivitiesCamp George Sign

Workshops

Leaders Requested

We are looking for participants willing to lead various workshops during the event. Please contact us at Event@MosaicOutdoor.org if you are up for leading or co-leading these, or other workshops. Below are what we have so far. Always looking for more. 

Early Moring Stretch with Francine Dick

Meet Francine for early morning stretches to get you loose and limber and ready to take on the day.

Friday and Saturday 6:45 am - 7:15 am

Massage Workshop with Bob Arnoff

Bob ArnoffThe first half of the workshop is an interactive lecture, during which Bob will share surprising stories of unique massage experiences from around the world. Some of these are quite bizarre.
(If you attended my previous workshops, please don't share the punch lines!).

In the second half, we will partner up to give and receive a massage.

Please be compliant to the Mosaic rules of conduct – in other words, be a mench. Be respectful: let your partner know where you are about to touch; get their agreement. If asked not to touch – don’t touch. Guys, be a gentleman – Everyone, be a mensch. Please respect everyone’s comfort and dress appropriately, a skimpy swimsuit is not appropriate. Let your partner know you will begin with light pressure, and ask them to let you know if they wish more pressure or less. If increasing pressure, do so gradually. More suggestions will be given during the workshop. 

Please note: Bob Arnoff is not a licensed massage therapist. If we do have a LPT at the event I would appreciate your participation.

Fri 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Pink Panther Bike Ride

This is intended as a relaxed, casual ride, headed up by my tricycle, The Pink Panther. You can bring your own bike or borrow one from the camp. We expect to be out for at least an hour, possibly as long as two hours, depending on riders and trail conditions. We will head east towards the nearby town of Orrville. How far we actually go will depend on trail conditions and riders.  
The Seguin Trail, a historic railway route that once connected Parry Sound to Ottawa, is now a crushed stone pathway used by ATV riders, hikers, and cyclists. This scenic bike ride takes you from Camp George, crossing forests, fields and wetlands, past lakes, rivers, and streams. Exposed cuts of Canadian Shield bedrock are highlights along the way. The rail trail is relatively flat, but dips down and back up to cross small bridges.
A word of warning: the trail terrain can be rough at times, so this activity is only recommended for more experienced cyclists. While parts of the path are smooth, there are patches with loose gravel,  potholes, and jagged protruding rocks. Be prepared to ride (or walk) your hybrid bike through several wide, deep puddles – you might want to roll up your pants!

Sat 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Torah Study with Ellen Flax 

Calling all ebayers! What are our Jewish obligations when we sell or buy things? We will study Jewish texts (in translation) and engage in a lively discussion about what it means to be a "kosher" consumer/seller, with a special emphasis on online transactions. 

Sat - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

 Qi Gong (pronounced chee gong) with Jo Anne Chisholm

Jo Anne ChisholmStart your morning with Jo Anne to set yourself up for the rest of your day. Qi Gong is an intentional and mindful practice, guiding qi (energy, or life force) to where it is needed: body, thought or emotion. Slow, gentle movements are done many times; each has a specific purpose, stimulating muscle, bone, heart, lungs and other organs, building strength, flexibility and balance. Qi Gong can be done seated or standing, with or without support, at any fitness level. It results in relaxed muscles and a sense of well-being. Qi Gong “moves” are called “flows”: with no harsh or sudden movements, it is a flowing practice, and you will flow smoothly, breathe easier and feel calm, awakened and aware after our time together.  T’ai Chi, a subset of Qi Gong, incorporates many Qi Gong moves in a specified sequence; while in Qi Gong, one chooses which flows to perform. Comfortable clothing, bare feet, optional mat or chair and water for hydration are excellent choices.

Sun - 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Photo Taking Workshop with Jeffrey Kay

The rugged beauty of central Ontario will be our backdrop as we discuss ways to improve your photography skills.  Topics will include Composition, Lighting, and Perspective.  We will meet at  a central camp location to be specified beforehand, and walk around various areas of Camp George working to improve our photo taking talents.  These days digital cameras enable us to take dozens of photos at the same time, and later select the best of the bunch, for our audience.  Bring your own camera, remember most of today's smart phones are also good cameras.  And when you get home, you'll have some great photos to show off to friends and family.  

Items to bring: walking shoes (no sandals), sun hat, bug spray, and of course, your camera. 

Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

 Back to top of page

 

The Camp George Landscape

Satellite View of Camp George

Camp George is in the scenic Muskoka Region of Ontario, known for its beautiful lakes, historic Canadian Shield, and lush forests. The camp is situated on a unique peninsula, allowing us to offer a diverse range of programming.
Being at one with the amazing Northern Ontario terrain helps to make the Camp George experience unforgettable. Beautiful woodland, extensive hiking trails, a sparkling waterfront, glorious sunsets, and starry nights along with two hundred acres in which to run and play, make Camp George a summer wonderland.

 

Ropes Challenge Course

Ropes CourseThis giant “jungle gym” allows participants to reach new heights – literally and figuratively. The Ropes Challenge Course, which is designed to provide individual and group challenges, includes low, mid, and high elements. In addition, our course includes two Climbing walls, an Initiative wall, Spider’s Web, a Giant Swing, and a trust dive.

There are a variety of elements on our ropes course, including traversing, climbing, and, of course, some adrenaline-pumping elements. The swing, Jacob's Ladder, and, of course, the high ropes elements are some of the fan favorites. The course has over fifteen different elements to choose from in the low and mid-level areas. The High Ropes has eight elements, as well as hanging out on the platform, listening to music, and so on.

On the Low Ropes course, you'll be guided by our staff through several activities. Normally, the elements are between 30 and 60 feet high, with a range of levels of difficulty.    
Here are descriptions of some of the available elements:

 

  • Swing: You will be clipped to our element and lifted 60-70 feet into the air. The participant will next pull a lever that will swing them from one side of the pole to the other. Like a roller coaster drop, but bit more fun
  • Jacob's Ladder: This is a type of climbing element in which wooden logs are spaced a set distance apart; the higher you climb, the farther apart the logs get, making it harder and harder. Usually, this is a teamwork element involving 2 to 4 people.
  • Jungle Vines: This is a traversing element where you move on a line and grab vine-like ropes. Participants usually try to cross by walking or swinging, although they do so in a variety of ways, i.e.: blindfolded, backward, and so on.

We will feature a distinct set of elements during each session. Camp staff will lead you through these activities.

Day Start End Activity
Fri 10:00 AM 11:45 AM Low Ropes
Fri 1:00 PM 2:45 PM High Ropes
Sat 9:45 AM 11:45 AM Low Ropes
Sat 3:00 PM 4:45 PM High Ropes
Sun 9:45 AM 11:45 AM High Ropes
Sun 3: 00 PM 5:00 PM Low Ropes

Archery

Bullseye!  Well, if not, practice makes perfect!  Come test your aim at Archery. Camp staff will assist you as needed. There are two targets to share with up to ten people during each session. Only open when camp staff are present. 

Day Start End
Fri 8:30 AM 9:45 AM
Fri 3:00 PM 4:30 PM
Sat 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
Sat 1:00 PM 2:45 PM
Sun 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
Sun 1: 00 PM 2:45 PM

Athletics Fields

Enjoy traditional activities such as soccer, basketball, field hockey, tennis, archery, volleyball, cricket, cup stacking, golf, ultimate frisbee, gaga and softball. 
The sports facilities include two tennis courts, a lit basketball court and a beach volleyball/badminton court. We will schedule game times for you to group up. Necessary equipment is supplied, but we suggest bringing your own if possible. 

Day Start End Activity
Fri 1:00 PM 2:45 PM Pickup Basketball/ Tennis/Racquet Games
Fri 3:00 PM 4:30 PM Volleyball
Sat 9:45 AM 11:45 AM Pickup Basketball/ Tennis/Racquet Games
Sat 3:00 PM 4:45 PM Volleyball
Sun 1:00 PM 2:45 PM Pickup Basketball/ Tennis/Racquet Games
Sun 3: 00 PM 4:30 PM Volleyball


Biking:

Meet at the bike shack. Ride a bike along the trails around camp or along the Sequin Trail, which can be accessed from Camp George. The Seguin Trail is situated on a section of the long-abandoned JR Booth Railway system stretching from Ottawa to Arnprior and Parry Sound. It travels around lovely lakes and through forests. This beautiful trail appeals to many types of trail enthusiasts such as hikers and cyclists. There are great stretches of roadway, both flat and hilly, for cyclists to enjoy.

Day Start End 
Sat 9:45 AM 11:45 AM
Sat 1:00 PM 2:45 PM

Walk/Hike:

Head out and explore the campgrounds. Camp George has its own approximately 1 km / or 6/10th mile nature trail that meanders through the forest and alongside a field of wildflowers. For a longer hike, head out towards the Sequin trail (about a 4-6 KM / or 3 – 4 Mile round trip). 

Day Start End 
Fri 8:30 AM 10:00 AM
Sat 8:00 AM 9:30 AM
Sat 1:00 PM 2:45 PM
Sun 8:30 AM 10:00 AM
Sun 1:00 PM 2:45 AM

Back to top of page

Waterfront

The camp's unique peninsula-shaped Waterfront provides the perfect environment for a range of aquatic activities. Each activity area (ski, sail, paddle sports & swim) has its own dock and separate area. 

Swimming at the Lake Front

Come down to the swim dock to relax on the beach or swim in the lake. Camp George has one of the largest beaches in the Muskoka area, with a large dock for shallow water wading and deep-water swimming. There is even a rock island within swimming distance. The swim area includes a sandy beach, floating raft, water trampoline and other water inflatables. The dock/beach area, which overlooks the expanse of Maple Lake, will be open daily and  available only when a lifeguard is present.

Day Start End
Fri 10:15 AM 11:45 AM
Fri 1:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sat 10:15 AM 11:45 AM
Sat 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Sun  10:15 AM 11:45 AM
Sun 1: 00 PM 6:00 PM

Paddle Sports at the Paddle Dock

Choose from paddle boards, canoes or kayaks to take out and explore the lake. Camp staff will be on hand to help you get set up - then head out on your own to see what you find out on the water. Maple Lake is located near Orrville Ontario along Hwy. 518 in the Parry Sound District. The Seguin River enters the lake at the south end and exits the north end into Little Seguin (Duck) Lake. The lake has a perimeter of 11.4 km (7.1 miles). While the lake reaches depths of forty-seven′, the average depth is twenty′. The lake has rainbow trout, lake trout, and small mouth bass, rock rubble shoreline and beautiful sunsets. Open only when camp staff are present.

Day Start End
Fri 10:15 AM 11:45 AM
Fri 1:00 PM 2:45 PM
Sat 1:00 PM 2:45 PM
Sat 3:00 PM 5:00 PM

Happy Hour

Let's get together to share our day's adventures and highlights with each other while enjoying some refreshments.

Day Start End
Fri 4:30 PM 6:00 PM
Sat 4:45 PM 6:15 PM
Sun 4:45 PM 6:00 PM

Back to top of page

Print
Print
X This site uses cookies. By your use of this site, you agree to all of the Policies for this site.