Together we founded Winning Techniques Camp over twenty years ago as a place for young people to learn and grow. Throughout the years, our camp has evolved into a “family” in two ways. First, our children, Carl and Elly, have grown up in camp, and found their own special fit here. Now, our family has also extended to all of those who spend their summers with us at camp. We are so humbled that our camp has become what we envisioned for it so many years ago: a place of inclusion and acceptance where confidence, happiness and friendships bloom.
Being the Directors of Winning Techniques Camp is much more than a job for us. Our passion is in providing a safe, fun, and exciting place for positive growth, and we put everything we can into making sure our camp is just that. Overall, we want to inspire kids to be the best they can be. Together we bring over 50 years of experience in coaching and mentoring children to our roles as Camp Directors. We aim to teach more than athletic skill – we believe in motivating people to try their best, reach their goals, and learn valuable life skills through sport.
In 2020 our family completed a circumnavigation of the world aboard SV Grin (pictures above). The video below is our Elly’s story as told by the CBC.
Thank you for taking the time to consider our camp as your next summer camp adventure. We invite you to take a stroll through our website to explore our many programs and opportunities, and meet our team.
We hope to see you next summer!
Kim, Adam, Carl & Elly
While we are a sports camp, we believe there is much more than learning skills and doing drills when it comes to our programming. Here at Winning Techniques we aim to foster acceptance and growth through our camp community, and specialized programs.
With a team of staff members who grew up at Winning Techniques, our atmosphere feels like one big family where everyone is included! We work together to allow children to learn alongside friends who feel like family in a place that feels like home.
We accept any person of any skill level, from the beginner to the elite athlete, Winning Techniques Camp offers programming for all. We maintain a low staff to camper ratio at 1:4, and provide professional instruction by highly qualified coaches. Every camper goes home with a wealth of new knowledge and skills. Additionally, as a proud member of the Ontario Camps Association, we adhere to over 675 standards and guidelines. We take the responsibility of caring for your children very seriously.
We are located on a picturesque 23.5 acre site 15 minutes north of Huntsville, Ontario. Beautiful Clear Lake provides the perfect backdrop for a summer full of exciting, and rewarding camp experiences.
Campers spend half of the day participating in one of our 7 specialty programs such as Figure Skating, Hockey, Adventure, Dance, Horseback Riding, Intense Water Sports or Leadership. The rest of the day is spent enjoying traditional camp activities, including archery, canoeing, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, swimming, waterskiing, wake boarding and so much more.
Our Bunkhouse and Main Lodge house 4-8 campers in each room with an adjacent camp counselor suite. Our spacious main lodge is a great common area and social centre for evening activities. Parents of our campers may choose to rent one of our cottages or campsites.
I just wanted to let you know how much Sydney enjoyed her week at Winning Techniques. She could not stop talking about her time with you. Her confidence soared and she had so much fun learning a new skill. We also wanted to thank you for accommodating her crazy competition schedule.
One of my favourite things about camp is the ability to try something new everyday, and to continue to learn and excel in your chosen sport.
Camp was awesome! Seriously one of the best experiences of my life!
This camp is the best I have visited, you learn so much of everything. In skating they taught me so many new things, and gave me the condidence to believe in me and what I can do. I learned English, and how to wake-board this summer. This camp helped me a lot, I don't know how to thank them for everything!
Thanks again for a great hockey camp this week. Dennis was great with the kids they had a blast. Mikey was showing me his snap shot he learned - beauty!
I'm so thankful for how much my daughter has grown in her years at camp. We're so happy to be a part of such a caring and welcoming camp that treats its campers and staff like family!
Thanks again for the great week at your camp. We had an amazing time! Have a great rest of your summer, and we'll see you next year 🙂
It was my daughters' first time at camp - and they can't wait to come back! They both attended skating camp and learnt so much, whilst having lots of fun. They also tried all the other camp activities and loved it!
David stayed for 1 week last year and wants to go for two this year! He loved the camp and his experience.
I'm thankful for the friends I've made from around the world throughout my time here. I wouldn't be the person I am today if my mom didn't send me to Winning Techniques - This is a place where I fit in.
My favourite memory from Winning Techniques was when I first arrived and was received like a family member.