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Camp Robin Hood

10243 Reesor Road
Markham, Ontario, L6B 1A8
Camp Robin Hood
 

Camp Robin Hood  

10243 Reesor Road, Markham, Ontario, L6B 1A8

  • Type:
    Day camp
  • Focus:
    Traditional (multi activity)
  • Cost:
    $1,295 to $1,550/2 weeks
  • Ages:
    4 to 15
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    500 to 800
  • Programs:
    0 available; 3 TBD
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  • Summary Profile

    About Camp Robin Hood

    Celebrating 75 years in 2021! Our beautiful, private, outdoor setting has 4 heated pools, a canoe pond and delivers a wide variety of traditional camp activities and a dedicated Sports Academy. Family owned and operated for 60 years, our well-trained staff provide each camper with an outstanding experience. Bus transportation is available and swim instruction is offered daily.
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    • Special needs: Yes, specialized support. A few of our campers have special needs.


    COVID-19 Response 

    Our decision to cancel the 2020 season was incredibly difficult. A summer without camp was unimaginable but following the science and our own philosophy on what the Camp Robin Hood experience should look and feel like, we are satisfied that we made that we made the right decision. We now feel an incredible energy to plan for 2021.

    Today, the challenges of managing school, social circles, kid’s activities and work continue to be a daily battle with more road bumps, undoubtedly, along the way. We extend a huge “shout-out”, in particular, to all the principals, teachers, support staff, custodians, and school administrators who have been thrust on to the front lines in this very strange time in history. THANK YOU!

    We are optimistic that the journey to celebrating our 75th Anniversary next summer will be a positive one. We will plan methodically and thoughtfully, working closely with the Ontario Camps Association (OCA) and the Ministry of Health to deliver a safe and worthwhile experience for both our campers and staff.

    In fact, our camp co-owner and director, Sari Grossinger is taking on camp industry leadership as the Chair of the Day Camp Committee for the OCA COVID-19 Task Force. Camp Robin Hood will do what is required and what is directed to take care of your children. In fact, it will be our honour.

    Please call us to learn more.

    View recent COVID-19 updates from Camp Robin Hood



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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Camp Robin Hood currently has 0 program available; 3 TBD.

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    Name
    Type/Gender
    Specialty
    Location
    Date
    Bus
     Cost
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    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 4 - 13
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $2,510 to $3,000/month
    Markham, ON
    10243 Reesor Road
    Date TBD Cost TBD
    First-aid/lifesaving |Zoology|Leadership Training|CIT/LIT Program|LEGO|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Golf|Gymnastics|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Soccer|Swimming|Tennis|Volleyball|Skateboarding|Diving|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Music Recording|Theatre Arts|Painting|Cooking|Glee|Vocal Training / Singing|Ballet|Jazz|Drawing|Pottery|Guitar|Hip Hop|Breakdancing|Musical Theatre|Ropes Course|Wilderness Skills|Ceramics |Animals
    First-aid/lifesaving |Zoology|Leadership Training|CIT/LIT Program|LEGO|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Golf|Gymnastics|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Soccer|Swimming|Tennis|Volleyball|Skateboarding|Diving|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Music Recording|Theatre Arts|Painting|Cooking|Glee|Vocal Training / Singing|Ballet|Jazz|Drawing|Pottery|Guitar|Hip Hop|Breakdancing|Musical Theatre|Ropes Course|Wilderness Skills|Ceramics |Animals
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 6 - 13
    Sport (multi)
    $2,510 to $3,000/month
    Markham, ON
    10243 Reesor Road
    Date TBD Cost TBD
    Swimming|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Football|Golf|Hockey|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Tennis|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes

    Discounts

    Discount for 2nd child 5%
    Discount for 3rd child 10%
    Discount for 4th child 15%
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    Editor's Review

    Three Things: Camp Robin Hood

    Hear the three things that Our Kids’ editors see when they look at Camp Robin Hood



    User reviews of Camp Robin Hood  — Read all 6 reviews


    Summer 2020 Decision
    E.J. (Camp alumni)

    Dear Howie and Sari, Dee has just shared your devastating news with me that Camp Robin Hood has been cancelled for this Summer. I can’t begin to imagine the journey that you must have been on before you reached this decision. I have just watched your message to the campers whilst weeping and then went on to watch your promotional film of CRH which made me weep even more!! He was asking lots of questions about CRH and I found myself waxing lyrical about it and extolling it’s many virtues with the same sense of passion and loyalty that I talk to people about my special needs school that I have the privilege of working at and have done so for nearly 20 years now. I have such fond memories of my 2 Summers at Robin Hood. Actually, I am sure that my time supporting A.B. who was a special young man with Global Development Delay helped me in making my decision that working with young people with Special Needs was an area of work that I wanted to pursue long term...and I have. Definitely the right decision for me career wise. I have never looked back. Thank you CRH. ... Read More

    Thanks for the support
    G.R. (Camp alumni)

    Hello Howie, I wanted to update you on my situation and thank you for helping me get there. I was accepted to both St. Matthew's University in Grand Cayman and Ross University in St. Kitts. I decided that I will be attending Ross University and I am leaving for the island in late December. I wanted to thank you, not only for the great reference letters you provided me with, but also helping me over the last five years to decide I wanted to continue on my path in becoming a veterinarian. You have provided me with the opportunity to work with children, adults, and animals (all clientele I will be dealing with in my career) in a very supportive environment. I have met many people at CRH and through Leadership that I will keep in contact with hopefully for the rest of my life. You have dealt with many teenagers (myself included) in very transitionary parts of their lives, and through direct and indirect actions, helped them become who they are today. Now, in part to yours and Sari's influence, I am now following my dream by attending veterinary school. Thank You. ... Read More

    Thanks for the opportunity
    D.S. (Camp alumni)

    As I reflect on the summer, I wanted to extend my thanks to you guys again. Working at Camp Robin Hood has been something that I immensely look forward to and enjoy every year, and this year was no different. While really fun and an opportunity to generate endless memories, camp is also a place of growth, both professionally and personally. As I think about how much camp has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and how much I’ve learned at camp, I am still reminded that I still have ample room to grow. As I think about the summer, about its successes and its challenges, it is very apparent that you two, and your team was there the entire way to support me, and guide me to success. Thank you very much for that. It is such an amazing feeling going to work every day, having it not feel like work at all, and to have such amazing people in my corner. I cannot truly express how much camp means to me and how grateful I am to you two to have been given the opportunities and experiences that I have had, the only thing I can do is say that I hope you’ll have me back to continue my growth and development so I can do my very best for you and the very best for my campers and staff to see them grow the way I have ... Read More

    The Summer of 2020
    C.G. (Parent)

    We just read your letter about this summer. Even with this difficult news, we can still feel the warmth, transparency and the physical and emotional health of the campers and their families being your number one priority as it always has for as long as Jordan has been a CRH camper and his dad before him the 1970s. Jordan and our family have appreciated all the contact and connection to camp throughout the year and look forward to that moving forward. We stand with you knowing that this is the absolute right decision at this unprecedented time. We will show Jordan your message today and remind him that all the good things he loves about camp will be that much better upon everyone’s return. Wishing you, your family and your staff (with a special mention to Bev and the amazing nursing team) continued health and safety. ... Read More

    With Thanks!
    B.P. (Parent)

    I just wanted to reach out to let you know how blown away we are with your camp and all of your staff. We were at the Family Night last night and met our kids counsellors and the kids gave us a lay of the land. You guys have an amazing facility and grounds, I couldn’t get over how big it is! Running a business ourselves I’m amazed the level of communication you offer, both Amanda and I are blown away at how efficiently you communicate with us the parents and how smooth and organized everything is. Congrats to you and your staff!! Thank you so much! B ... Read More

    Thank You!
    M.C. (Parent)

    Hi Sari and Howie, As the last days of Camp approach I wanted to thank you both for giving E. another great summer! Today he received his 2 year milestone medal and he is over the moon, what a nice touch, it’s so appreciated. We started out the summer with E. dressing like a CRH staff member, to him loving swim thanks in part to Jake, Jacob and Erin, to enjoying his cabin and his counsellors throughout the summer and extended days and finally reaching his 2 year milestone. Thank you for doing what you do each and every day and for loving the children as if they were your own. See you next Summer M ... Read More

  • Location & Site Details

    Address

    10243 Reesor Road, Markham, Ontario, L6B 1A8, Canada



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    Accommodations

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Flush Toilets
    • Showers (outdoor)

    Is Camp Robin Hood technology free? Yes Our setting lends itself to promoting the benefits of disconnecting from technology and focusing on the benefits of nature and outdoor play.



    Property Details

    Sports facilities

    • Archery Range
    • Baseball Diamond
    • Basketball Court
    • Climbing Wall
    • Gymnasium
    • Rope Course
    • Soccer Field
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tennis Court(s)

    Landscape

    • Forested Area
    • Lake/Pond/River
    • Nature Trails
    • Open Field

    More details about property: We offer fully facilitated OUTDOOR EDUCATION, TEAMBUILDING AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT programming. Our facilities are also available to rent for CORPORATE PICNICS, WEDDINGS, BAR/BAT MITZVAHS and more. We have 4 heated in-ground swimming pools with diving boards. Our small canoe pond provides children with the opportunity to learn how to canoe in a controlled, well-supervised area.



    Rentals & Services

    Offers outdoor education program for schools or corporate groups: Yes
    Since our inception, our Directors, comprised of educators, have been working closely with the Ontario school system (and our summer camp staff) to develop meaningful and enjoyable programs to meet the needs of an ever-changing educational climate. Our programs are designed with ease and efficiency in mind – we provide materials and guidance to help with pre-trip organization and once you arrive at our site, our staff can provide up to 100% of the program supervision and facilitation. We hope to assist you in providing creative approaches to student and staff programming! Our day programs take place at Camp Robin Hood which has been providing summer camp activities to children for over 70 years. This year marks our 22nd season providing the Robin Hood Leadership Centre program.


    Available for private rentals: Yes
    Camp Robin Hood is situated in a rural park-like setting on a privately owned site in Markham. Our family-owned business is proud to boast a 75 year history of providing private summer Day Camp programs. The Monday to Friday schedule of our program has allowed us to offer our 50 acre facilities to private and corporate groups looking for a unique event venue.


    Associations

    Ontario Camps Association Associations
    Canadian Camping Association/ Association des camps du Canada Associations


  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Sari & Howie Grossinger, Owners/Directors
    Occupational therapist and former high school teacher

    Sending your child to summer camp is no small decision. (Trust us—we know.) Our family involvement began in 1961 when Sari’s parents, Larry & Pearl Bell took on the leadership of Camp Robin Hood. Married for 29 years, we have been working together at Robin Hood for well over 30 years. We pour our passion and know-how to make every camper, staff and parent experience the best it can be.

    In 2019, we were thrilled and humbled to receive the Canadian Camping Association’s Jack Pearse Award of Honour for providing outstanding service to the national organization.

    We are also the proud parents of 3 children who have benefited from the camp experience and now as young adults, are carving out their own professions. 28-year-old Jordanna, our current Camper Tracker who is also a Speech Language Pathologist in the York Region District School Board, 25-year-old Cole, a business operations lead at a successful tech company, and 21-year-old Zane, a 4th-year Kinesiology student and All-Canadian Volleyball player at Queen’s University.

    Did you know that we are also the co-owners of Camp Walden? For the past 17 years, we have fostered the growth of many Robin Hood campers who have made the move from our country day camp to our wonderful overnight camp through our very popular Home & Away Program. Overall, creating safe places for positive growth, independence, and boatloads of fun are the guiding principles that make us so proud of what we do. Give us a call, we would love to tell you more.



    In the News

    December 13, 2020
    2021 - Our 75th Anniversary Season!

    Our summer day camp in Markham is known for being a trusted provided of great spirit and excellent supervision for children ages 4-15. ... Read More



    Stories

    • Home & Away
      Home & Away is a combined day and overnight camp experience. Campers in this program begin at Camp Robin Hood and then travel with their counsellors and cabin-mates to Camp Walden. Why should I consider Home & Away? This program is suited for campers being introduced to overnight camping for the first time; those who have commitments in the city; those who appreciate the security of travelling with a group and those who find making adjustments difficult. The program is designed for boys & girls who are currently in grades 2 and older. About Camp Walden: Set over 750 acres including a private lake, Walden’s activities aim to provide the perfect venue for the formation of a tightly bonded community. Sports, Camping, Waterfront, Theatre and Visual Arts, and camp wide programs fill a camper's day. Well-ventilated and spacious cabins, a large dining hall, and a fully equipped Health Centre are the facilities with which we endeavour to help campers feel comfortable to explore the full camp experience. Learn more about Camp Walden by visiting www.campwalden.ca. About Madawaska All-Sport: The Madawaska All-Sport program, is the perfect program for any athlete. Madawaska camps has been operating its volleyball camp for over 30 years at Camp Walden. As part of the Robin Hood Camps family, Madawaska now has the year-round organizational and program support of Howie & Sari Grossinger and Sol Birenbaum, the owners of Camp Walden. By utilizing all of the land and sports facilities that Walden has to offer, this program is ideal for any sports enthusiast. Learn more about Madawaska Camps by visitng www.madawaskacamps.com.
    • Robin Hood Sports Academy

      At Robin Hood Sports Academy a staff of well-trained, experienced coaches focus on sports in an enjoyable way! Not only do they emphasize skill development, but also making sure the outcomes reflect cooperation, tolerance and the ability to be a successful team player. Campers develop their skills in an All-Sport program including: Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Tennis and Floor Hockey, Football, Volleyball and more! To complete this amazing sports experience, all campers participate in daily swim and weekly game days!

    • Camp Robin Hood

      The Camp Robin Hood program allows campers to experience a wide variety of activities during their stay at camp. Under the supervision of 2 well-trained counsellors, campers will participate in both cabin and specialty activities. During specialty activities, campers will be instructed by expert staff who have planned unique programs that enhance the camp experience. Munchies & Leppies (Pre-senior Kindergarten): These pre-schoolers get extra special care; after all, this is a formative time for these campers and individual attention goes a long way towards the development of good values. That is why our ratio of staff to campers in this area is approximately 1 to 4. These campers are offered almost every camp program, including canoe, that is offered to our older campers. Their programs are adjusted according to the attention span and the abilities of these young campers. Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors (Completed SK- Grade 7): Along with twice daily swim instruction, our counsellors make certain that our campers are exposed to the full range of programs we have to offer. The counsellors get to know their campers and their needs and design their program to meet those needs. As well, our Intermediate and Senior Campers can make individual program choices through Hobby Hubs (Intermediates) and Options (Seniors), which allow them to focus on specific activities that they enjoy doing more often. The Leadership Training Program: (Completed Grades 8 and 9): Our experience indicates that a truly effective Leadership Training Program strives to develop knowledge and skills through the presentation of theory and the involvement of hands-on learning. Participation in regularly scheduled placements in a variety of areas at camp plays an important role as well. We believe that our LITs (14 year olds) and our CITs (15 year olds) need to understand age characteristics, age appropriate activities, behaviour management techniques and motivational approaches to be successful. A mandatory 3 day retreat early in the summer, allow us to reach our program objectives. We feel that the core elements of our program can be covered in 6 weeks. However, all LITs and CITs can benefit from a full 8 week program where they choose their own area of focus in the last 2 weeks of camp.

    • What People Like Most

      The whole package. I am thrilled about the way the camp is run from start to finish. From bussing, to programs, to swim, to home, the people, the communication- I have highly recommended this camp to many people. E.B. - Thornhill

      The "traditional" camp experience, lots of fun, educated, enthusiastic people running the program and working at the camp. L.B. - Aurora

      The experience and exposure to outdoor activities that are not offered at other programs (canoe, paddleboat, archery, camping). D.F. - Richmond Hill

       

    • About our Staff
      CRH staff goes above and beyond what most camps would provide. The staff has been supportive and enthusiastic to learn more about my son's needs and that equals a very successful summer session for everyone involved. S.J. - Markham
    • About our Bus Program and Site
      Extremely punctual and always smiling faces from bus counsellors and bus drivers. J.W. - Toronto I love your site. Again, the way I remember 'sleep-over' camp to be like. Fun, beautiful, full of nature. Something that both my husband and I want our kids to be exposed to. T.S. Richmond Hill
    • About Home and Camp
      The outstanding communicaton between home and camp is one of the many reasons why i send my kids to robin hood! E.L - Richmond Hill


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