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Adventure Programs

Ponacka offers a variety of adventure programs that augment the camp experience. Most programs take place in the surrounding area or at camp. They are led by our staff and outside facilitators when needed.

Download the Adventure Programs Flyer / Registration Form.

All prices below include HST.

Biking in the Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve

July and August — Ages 12+

3 days
$95


A popular trip every year, 6 boys enjoy biking on trails of varying difficulty throughout the 50,000 acre property. After setting up camp in the Haliburton Forest Reserve the boys take day trips, ending with a visit to the Wolf Interpretative Centre.

White Water Expedition

July Only — Ages 13+

3 days
$115


For boys interested in learning how to navigate white water and who enjoy paddling, this trip travels to Palmer Rapids and the lower part of the Madawaska River.

Half-day Scuba Clinic

July and August — Ages 11+

$100


For the 12th year, this challenging, entry-level certifying course includes the teaching of buoyancy, weighting, marine conservation and equipment assembly all while training students to perform basic skills underwater. Adventure Divers will send you the online course materials. This price includes all gear.

SDI Scuba Course

July and August — Ages 12+

4 days
$550


For the 12th year, this challenging, entry-level certifying course includes the teaching of buoyancy, weighting, marine conservation and equipment assembly all while training students to perform basic skills underwater. Adventure Divers will send you the online course materials. This price includes all gear.

Hiking in the Adirondack High Peaks Region

August Only —  Ages 13+

5 days
$230


Six campers and two Ponacka counsellors drive to New York State for several days of hiking in the Adirondacks. Each camper requires proper hiking boots and rain gear. The Adirondacks are a beautiful range of mountains reasonably close, well mapped and monitored.

Standard First Aid & CPR

July and August — Ages 14+

$140


This 16 hour course is a requirement prior to being a CIT and is valid for 3 years.

Bon Echo Rock Climbing

July and August — Ages 13+

3 days
$250


We are delighted to offer this exciting climb at Bon Echo Park in Eastern Ontario. Jeff Cadence, a certified climber, will lead the trip along with one of our staff. A minimum of 4 registrants is required to make the trip viable.