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Canteen Destiny’s Drop-In Centre and L.E.A.D. Summer Boot Camps are designed for youth, 12 – 18 years of age. Canteen Destiny’s home base is located on a 21 acre organic farm in Dundas and is open weekdays in July and August from 9:30 am – 4 pm. Our mission is to help inspire & challenge youth to discover who they are and to achieve their full potential; a holistic approach is taken by developing the whole person: physically, mentally, spiritually and preparing them for life.
“If you want to change the world, focus on leaders. If you want to change leaders, focus on them when they’re young.”
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Where is Canteen Destiny located?
Canteen Destiny is located in Flamborough. The physical address is 1050 Highway 5 West, Dundas, ON, at our home based on, a 21-acre organic farm. We are located near Christie Conservation Area and just minutes from Hamilton, Ancaster, Copetown, Cambridge, Burlington and Surrounding areas.
How much does Canteen Destiny’s Summer Boot Camps and Daily Teen Drop-In Program cost?
Membership is open to teens 12-18 years of age. The cost is $50 per year. We encourage families who can afford more to pay what they think is suitable for an annual membership.
DAILY DROP-IN: $10/Day
BOOT CAMP 1 WEEK - $150
BOOT CAMP 2 WEEKS - $200
DAILY DROP-IN: $35/Day
BOOT CAMP 1 WEEK - $175
BOOT CAMP 2 WEEKS - $350
SPECIAL: FIRST TIME CAMPER - $125/WEEK
REGULAR PRICE - $175/WEEK
($100 Annual Membership fee
is NOT included in above rates)
(No taxes are charged for any programs)
Is there a discount for multiple siblings?
Yes we have discounts for siblings. Please call 289-659-2541 to ask for more details about available discounts.
How does a teen become a member?
To become a member, a teen needs to complete the Member Form, have a parent or guardian sign it, and agree to Canteen Destiny’s Code of Conduct. The Member Form can be downloaded from the website under the Forms section or it can be completed at Canteen Destiny Drop-In Centre. Once the form is completed, the membership fee of at least $50.00 is paid (we encourage families who can afford more to pay a fee they think is suitable).
What time is drop off/pick up?
For the Daily Drop In --We begin at 9:30 am, and finish at 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.
For Camp: Drop-Off is 9:30 am and pick up is 4:00 pm.
(early drop off is 9am and late pick up is 5:00 pm - for an additional fee of $5.00)
What should my teen bring with them to camp?
Campers may bring their own bag lunch, snacks, refillable water bottles or beverages or they may take advantage of our healthy organic lunches and snacks from our Tuck Shop for a fee. They should also bring a hat, sunscreen, running shoes/athletic sandals (no flip flops), weather appropriate clothing and bug repellent as required for daily outdoor activities.
Should I send my teen with money?
At Canteen Destiny we have a Tuck Shop that is open during break time, so be sure to send your teen with some pocket change to enjoy snacks or a healthy organic lunch.
Can my teen bring his/her cell phone?
It might be best for teens to leave their cell phones at home so it is safe and sound as there will be various outdoor activities. As with all possessions that are brought to camp, there is always potential for accidents and theft although we do try to do our best to keep this from happening. We do not encourage phone calls as we find this disrupts the camper and camp experience.
If your teen must bring a cell phone, we have a secure place where they must check in their phone at the beginning of the day and they may check it out at the end of the day.
If you need to get a hold of your teen, we have a number you can call to reach them.
We offer a wide range of activities such as hiking, survival techniques, greenhouse food production & food safety, proper nutrition & exercise.
We offer team building activities such as ropes, a variety of sports & water sports, food preparation, scavenger hunts, animal welfare & equestrian care.
YOUTH-LED DISCUSSIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Discuss renewable energy & green projects, humanitarian efforts, music & movement, artistic creativity, & ecological farming.
Instilling moral excellence, family values, character development, community focus, & creation observation.
What denomination is your camp?
How do you make sure the teens are safe?
The teens are well supervised at Canteen Destiny’s Summer Camp & the Daily Drop-In. When Canteen Destiny is open for drop-in activities, each program area has a staff mentor assigned to oversee that area. There is also a Program Coordinator that oversees the daily activities and programs. The Program Coordinator is available to trouble shoot issues, take people on tours, connect with and mentor the members, and provide overall supervision. We are fully conscious of our responsibility for the care of your teen, and we take this responsibility very seriously. All staff make it a priority to ensure everyone is emotionally and physically safe. The Canteen Destiny’s member behavior guidelines are based on respect for self, others, the equipment and the facility.
Our camp is a Christian interdenominational camp. We are not affiliated with a specific denomination.
We are a culturally diverse youth centre that welcomes teens from all backgrounds regardless of religion, ethnic background, race or gender.