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Montreal Families

Redwood camp reopening for 2021

For summer 2021, Redwood Day camp will be incorporating several new programs, its theme days will be more elaborate and a new music program will include outdoor concerts for campers and their families. For those taking part in overnight stays or extended days, outdoor movies will be on offer.

Photo credit: Redwood Country Day Camp

Located on 27 privately owned acres of picturesque fields and woodlands in Vaudreuil, Redwood has been offering children a summer camp since 1974. Surrounded by fields and forests, it has a lot of of space where campers can spread out and enjoy time outside.

Protocols in place to keep everyone safe and healthy

Measures in place include new sanitation methods, touchless bathrooms, air ventilation systems, heated outdoor showers, fewer children in each group with a small camper-to-staff ratio, a reduced number of children on each bus, and increased staff training in safety and sanitation protocols.

“Our top priorities for summer 2021 will be to create the safest place possible for our campers and staff, to enable our campers to enjoy as many artistic and physical activities as possible in the outdoors, as well as provide an opportunity for campers to be with their friends in a safe environment,” said Joetta Hausmann, Redwood Country Day Camp Director. “We can’t wait to see everyone this summer.”

Youngsters can take part in a variety of challenging sports, arts, and nature activities, including soccer, tennis, rock climbing, pottery, dance, jewelry-making, quidditch, and more. In addition, campers swim twice a day in four heated outdoor pools, with lessons in the morning and general swim or fun on the water slides in the afternoon. Optional programs include horseback riding and golf, and older kids can develop their leadership skills through Leaders-in-Training or Counsellor-in-Training programs.

Redwood also offers bus service from the west end of Montreal and the West Island. And for those wanting to try out a night away, overnights are offered once a week to campers in grades 1 to 5.

For the past few years, Christine Archambault’s 8-year old son Matthew has spent a couple of weeks at Redwood, only missing last year’s season because it was closed due to the pandemic.

Archambault says she appreciates that kids spend all day outside in nature, and loves the variety of activities available. “From theme days to canteen days, to corn roasts and rock climbing and the water slides; it’s like the club Med of camps. As far as adventure goes, you name it, they have it,” she said. Archambault also said she appreciated the personalized call the week before camp started, where staff introduced themselves and asked about her son. Matthew says his days at camp were “crazy fun” and called the staff “super fun, really nice, and awesome.”

Redwood is located at 2604 Harwood Blvd. Vaudreuil-Dorion. For more information, visit redwooddaycamp.com.

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