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Camp Huronda’s Leadership Development Programs (LDPs) are designed to teach youth leadership lessons which are applicable to all areas of their life. By building self-esteem and confidence, learning about community service, and understanding group dynamics and team building, our youth will leave these programs ready to lead themselves and others through their transition from teenagers to young adults.

We are excited to introduce an expansion to the LDP program at Camp Huronda. Previously, Camp Huronda only offered a one-month program twice a summer, which is now referred to as LDP2. We have now introduced LDP1, a two-week program offered throughout the month of July. LDP1 is intended to be the first step of the now two-part Leadership Development Program, focusing on soft skills and laying the foundation for LDP2. It is catered both to participants who are interested in future employment with D-Camps and those who are simply looking for leadership and professional development opportunities.

Admission to the LDP1 program is first come, first served, while admission to the LDP2 program is not guaranteed and is by application.

Camp Life

Participants live in rustic cabins with their cabin mates and a leadership development instructor. Cabins are equipped with cots or bunk beds and bed-side dressers, a fire extinguisher and smoke detectors, and have emergency exits in the rear of the cabins. Each cabin has an area for blood glucose testing and low-supplies which are checked and replenished on a daily basis.

Washroom and shower facilities are located in buildings close to the cabins and campers have scheduled shower time every 48 hours. In addition to shower times, campers have the opportunity to swim almost every day.

Please feel free to send participants mail clearly labeled to this address. Please note that all packages and large mail are opened prior to delivery due to allergies and food content.

Parents and guardians may also email their participants at Please note that this is only an outgoing email service; campers are unable to reply to emails.

Where are we?

Camp Huronda is located at:

1252 South Waseosa Lake Rd.
Huntsville, ON
P1H 2N4

Our Participants

LDP1 is aimed at teens ages 15 and 16, while LDP2 is aimed at teens ages 16 to 17. Participants must be of the required age by the start date of the program. These programs both operate in conjunction with our overnight summer program. 

Given that 2017 is the introductory year for the LDP1 and LDP2 programs, this will be a transitional process in terms of ages of participants. Our goal is to grandfather the program in this year, with clearer cut age restrictions in the future. In future years, the age requirement for LDP2 will be 17 years old. We ask participants are understanding and patient in the application process because of this transitional year. 

Where possible, Camp Huronda strives to create an equal gender divide for the LDP.

Our Staff

The Leader Ship Development Program is supervised by the Ontario Leadership Director as well as two leadership development counsellors per program.

Selection Criteria

Application to the LDP1 program is on a first come, first served basis.

As part of the registration and selection process for LDP2, all candidates will be required to submit a written application. This application consists of a 400-word essay which answers the following questions:
•    1. Why do you want to be a part of the LDP2?
•    2. What do you think you can bring to the group and the camp community?
•    3. What do you want to learn from the program? How will you apply it away from camp?

Please apply by March 31st, 2017. Late or incomplete applications may not be considered.
Individual interviews may be conducted as part of the selection process and positions will be offered based on: LDP2 application, interview and region specific factors. Once all positions have been offered, a waitlist will be created, and applicants would then be admitted to the program as positions become available.


Upon application, participants may request their month of preference (July or August) for the Huronda LDP2; however, your camper could be selected for either month based on availability. Applicants will be offered admission to the LDP2 based on the quality and quantity of the current year’s applications. 

Individual interviews may be conducted if required. Upon completion of first round offers, Camp Huronda will create a waiting list of applicants and offer spots based on availability.

Our Activities

All LDP1 participants will take part in a two to three-night white water canoeing trip. Under the supervision of an Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA) instructor, a trip nurse, and the leadership counsellors, participants will work towards an ORCKA White Water Canoeing certification throughout the duration of their trip.

Throughout LDP1, participants will work on achieving the following certifications:
•    ORCKA Flat Water Canoeing certification
•    ORCKA White Water Canoeing certification
•    Entry to Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

All LDP2 participants will take part in a five or six-night out-trip in Algonquin Park. Under the supervision of a trip nurse and the leadership counsellors, participants will learn through experience the fundamentals of leading and facilitating wilderness experiences.

Throughout LDP2, participants will work on achieving the follow certifications:
•    Standard First Aid with CPR-C
•    Bronze Medallion/Cross
•    HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development
•    Entry to Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

The leadership out-trips will be more challenging than previous Camp Huronda out-trips. Participants are encouraged to check the LDP handbook for additional packing and prep information.

Camp Huronda 2017 Dates and Rates

We understand that every family’s budget is different. We have developed a three-tiered pricing program to help cover costs for those who need financial support. Regardless of the amount paid your child’s experience at camp will not change.

Even at tier one, roughly half of the costs of camp are subsidized by the Diabetes Canada. Please choose the tier that represents what your family can afford for a D-Camps experience. We truly appreciate your support in helping us continue to provide memorable camping experiences to children with type 1 diabetes across Canada.

If tier three will be a challenge for you and your family to afford please fill out the ‘Financial Assistance Form’ sent to you through the registration process. If you have decide to pay tier one, two or three please note you do not need to fill out the ‘Financial Assistance Form’

LDP 1 (15-16 yrs)

A: Sunday, July 2 - Friday, July 14, 2017
B: Sunday. July 16 - Friday, July 28, 2017

LDP 2 (16-17 yrs)

A: Sunday, July 2 - Friday, July 28, 2017
B: Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 25, 2017

Tier 1: $2,500
Tier 2: $2,100
Tier 3: $1,850

Tier 1: $2,700
Tier 2: $2,550
Tier 3: $2,100