Activities

A typical week at camp could look like...

Here is a sample schedule of a typical week at Ontario Mennonite Music Camp (OMMC) to give you an idea of all the fun we have and what makes some of the days untypical!

 

Theme day

Cafeteria highlights

Game/activity

Special event

Monday

Olympic day!

This is the day in which all campers have the chance to show their great athletic abilities as they participate in events requiring finely tuned skills.

Feed your face with Jello!

Water balloon, rhythmic gymnastics, and more.

Piano concert by Charmaine Martin.

Tuesday

Renaissance day!

This day shall henceforth and forsooth commence with the opening of doors and general politeness of all and sundry amongst the young campers.

Each shall take unto themselves a partner.  During the entirety of the meal, each partner shall take great pains to feed each other.  Should any pair not find themselves entering into the spirit of the event, they shall be tied together at the hands for the remainder of the meal.

Candle dipping (there is no electricity in the Renaissance and we need to see our music!).

Concert with Michael Purves Smith, demonstrating some of the instruments of the Renaissance period.

Wednesday

Christmas day!

Sing a Christmas carol for your supper.

Decorating Christmas cookies.

 

Thursday

“Normal” day!

Monk’s meal. You have taken a vow of silence. One sound and your utensils disappear for lack of observing your vows.

Prisoner’s base.

Blyth theatre production, “When the Reaper Calls.”

Friday

Backwards day!

Eat your dessert first.

Backwards relay race.

A morning concert.

Saturday

Beach day!

Picnic at the beach.

Sand sculpture competitions.

Swimming.

A typical day at camp can look like...

Here is a sample schedule of a typical day at Ontario Mennonite Music Camp (OMMC). Not all events occur everyday, so the schedule may vary slightly.

Time

Event

What’s involved

7:30 am

Wake up

Opening your eyes and realizing that this is a wonderful day!

8:00 am

Chapel

In small groups, staff and campers take turns leading chapel. They choose a topic, pick scripture, and lead music and prayers.

8:15 am

Breakfast

Usually a choice of cold cereal or something hot (eggs, waffles, etc.).

9:00 am

Choir

All campers gather in the chapel and sing a variety of chorale music.

9:45 am

Master class

Campers break into groups based on the instrument they play.

11:15 am

Choir

 

12:00 pm

Lunch

Mmmmm...food!

1:00 pm

Musical rehearsal,
Staff seminar,
Planned recreation,
Special activity
or some combination of the above

This time is used for practicing the musical for the final concert, playing camp wide games (like toss the chicken) or a special activity such as candle dipping or helping at the Ten Thousand Villages Warehouse.

3:45 pm

Practice time

Campers use this time to practice their instruments.

4:30 pm

Free time

 

5:00 pm

Supper

Wow! Another round of scrumptious, home-style Grebel food!

6:00 pm

Counseling groups

Counseling groups is a time for interaction between campers and staff in a smaller group setting, including special devotions.

7:00 pm

Concert

Throughout the two weeks, campers have the opportunity to hear professional musicians who come and sing and/or play just for OMMC.

7:45 pm

Camp game

Life-size Dutch Blitz, Scavenger Hunt, and more!

8:45 pm

Campfire

For those who have a burning desire to get smoke in their eyes while singing crazy campfire songs!

9:15 pm

Snack

It’s been a while since supper!

9:30 pm

Chapel

 

10:00 pm

Lights out

Zzz (Hey! Quit snoring, I’m trying to sleep!).