Color Wars!

This week at camp there was a color war breakout! For those of you that don’t know what a color war is, it is the most hilarious and fun series of games, ever. The campers were split into their teams with Georgia leading the blue and white team, Lo leading the pink and black team and Joseph leading the red and yellow team.

The teams battled it out, to be claimed the 2016 color war champions (part one). Check out the video below to see who was victorious!

Campfire Cones | Outdoor Cooking

We love a bit of outdoor cooking at camp! Every Wednesday we have some delicious delicacies for the kids to cook at camp. This week we had Campfire Cones – here is our secret recipe so you can try them at home.


  • Tin Foil
  • Waffle Ice-cream Cones
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Kiwi and Strawberries (cut up into small pieces)



  1. Place into the cones the; chocolate chips, then the fruit, then the marshmallows on top.
  2. Wrap the cones in tin foil.
  3. Place on a campfire (or in the oven if you don’t have a camp fire handy) for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Let them cool for a few minutes, so you don’t burn your fingers unwrapping the foil.
  5. Enjoy!


Staff Training at Mountain Camp Woodside.

Staff training week is over and camp has officially started! Training is very important to us at Mountain Camp Woodside and we had an awesome week getting our new counsellors, ready for the campers arrival. It has been a hectic five days of training, covering all aspects of camp in our comprehensive staff program.

We pride ourselves on having the best staff in the world, having hand-picked them based on their experience, enthusiasm and their ability to be an excellent role model. This year our counsellors are from; England, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, South Africa, Wales and from all over America. We believe that the unique atmosphere created by this cultural exchange, adds to our camp experience. Our highly qualified staff is truly the heart of the program.

So we thought that you might want to have an inside look into our staff training program! To see just what the new staff gets up to in staff training, check out our staff training video here.

Packing for Summer Camp.

It can be hard deciding what to pack for summer camp, I know I always pack too much in my bag. So we thought we would help you guys out and share with you our packing list for campers.


  • 7 pairs of underwear
  • 1 set of pajamas
  • 3 pairs of shorts
  • 6 T-shirts
  • 2 pairs jeans/ sweatpants
  • 1 jacket


  • 1 beach towel
  • 2 swimsuits


  • 6 pairs of socks
  • 2 pairs of athletic shoes
  • 1 pair of flip flops/ sandals/ water shoes



  • 1 bath towel
  • Toiletries (toothbrush/paste, soap, shampoo, condition, sun block, lotion, lip protection, & carrying case


  • Sleeping bag/ comforter
  • Fitted sheets (twin bed)
  • Pillow


  • Book
  • Reading materials
  • Journal
  • Musical instrument