Adventure Programs & Advanced courses

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.

WAITLIST – Mountain Biking at Sir Sams

July and August — Ages 12+

Day Trip
$160+ HST

A popular trip in 2023, 5 boys enjoy biking with a professional instructor on the mountain bike trails at Sir Sams on Eagle Lake in Haliburton.

WAITLIST – White Water Expedition

July Only — Ages 13+

3 days
$220 + HST

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.

Level 1 & 2 discover Scuba

July and August — Ages 11+

$133 + HST

For boys interested in trying scuba diving, Ponacka partners with Adventure Divers to offer two scuba clinics.

Level 1: Intro to scuba equipment, diving basics, underwater communication in water less than a depth of 9ft.

Level 2: Intro to scuba skills and equipment followed by a 15min dive in water less than a depth of 15ft. Must have Level 1. Adventure Divers will send you the online course materials. This price includes all gear rentals.

Standard First Aid & CPR

July and August — Ages 14+

$160 + HST

This 16 hour course is a requirement prior to being a CIT and is valid for 3 years. Taking SFA as a camper frees up time as a CIT to do other courses.

Life Saving and Swim Instructor Course

July and August. Ages 15+ with Bronze Cross and SFA.

$400+ HST

The Swim, Lifesaving & Emergency First Aid Instructor course is ideal for candidates who wish to teach lifesaving courses or swimming lessons.

The Swim Instructor course will certify candidates to teach all levels of the Swim Program.

Lifesaving & Emergency First Aid Instructor will certify candidates to teach Bronze level (Star, Medallion & Cross) courses and Emergency First Aid.

Must have Bronze Cross and SFA already.

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