Camp Wahanowin is a summer camp for children set up in Ontario, Canada in 1955. For over 57 years, the Nashman Family, along with their caring and dedicated staff, have provided a significant and memorable camp experience to thousands of children and young adults.Wahanowin is committed to this tradition of giving children the opportunity to establish lifelong friendships, learn new skills, gain an appreciation for the outdoors, achieve independence and be a contributing member of "our" camp community. Wahanowin had been financial successful and has been investing a large amount of its profits back into the camp’s facilities and activities.
Mission of the camp: “Providing an opportunity to create friendships and memories to last a lifetime.” Camp Wahanowin is committed to provide a safe, enjoyable and exciting experience for all campers in our care. The opportunity to gain new skills through activity involvement as well as life lessons from community living and staff guidance is a fundamental aspect of the camp’s philosophy. The Camp is spread across a wide area of 150-acre providing a cottage country atmosphere. The camp provides a range of activities like land and water activities, sports, scuba diving, trapeze flying and riflery. The campsite is a rolling countryside made up of attractive woodlots and spacious open fields. Since 1955, the camp has expanded in numbers of campers, property size and the range of facilities it provides to the campers. It was recognized as an accredited member of the Ontario Camping Association and had been a premium camp aimed at the middle and higher income groups. Each day at camp was full of fun and activities. There were both scheduled and choice based activities for children. The Wahanowin camp provided different sessions catering to different age groups. During the full season, the enrolment was maximum and the age group allowed was from 6 to 16. During the full season campers were also given the option to be a part of the musical theatre performances.
Wahanowin was founded by Harold Nashman and his mother Bubby Nash in 1955 as a residential summer camp for children in the age group of 6-11 years. Currently, the Camp is being owned by his son, Bruce Nashman who himself grew up being a part of the camp. Bruce Nashman had a deep understanding of the various facets of the camp since he has been a part of the staff and the management team and gone through a number of positions in his career at Wahanowin. He held a Bachelor of Arts degree from Toronto’s York University and a master of a science degree in leisure studies and services from the University of Oregon. Apart from the team of Directors, there was a staff of more than 200 members who also had a deep connection with the camp since many of them were Wahanowin campers at some point of time in their lives. There was a blend of both old staff and fresh staff. The staff included qualified professionals and university students with specific camp skills. The camp is located at a distance of one and a half hours from Toronto. Thus, the majority of campers are from the Great Toronto Area and some were international campers from United States, Mexico, Israel, France and England. Wahanowin aimed at campers who belong to families with above average incomes. Thus, Wahanowin charges a premium price as fees. The uniqueness of the camp lies in the reputation of the camp and the personal connection the campers have with the camp. Apart from the location, the quality of facilities, the camping experience, a wide range of activities, there is also a word of mouth reputation associated with the camp. The camp is considered as a premium camp where generations of families have been going and spending happy summer vacations.
Camp Wahanowin’s Internal Capabilities:
Camp Wahanowin had a deep history of financial success owing to its deep base of clientele. The camp had been around since years and the main aim of the camp was to...
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