Before campfires, people told ghost stories while hovering above a flickering match, which enhanced the ominous mood but exposed everyone to grandpa's bad breath. Inhale the sweet smell of kindling and fear with today's Groupon: for $99, you get $400 worth of summer programs at Camp Diamond in Highland Grove.
Anchored on the lakefront of the Haliburton Highlands, Camp Diamond encourages campers to explore the great outdoors while developing strong bonds and interpersonal skills. The four-day family program (up to a $282.50 value/person) bridges multiple generations with a roster of supervised activities that can include canoeing, waterfront campfires, and remote-control relay races. Kith and kin can strengthen their dynasty while competing in activities such as low ropes challenges or commiserating genetically faulty pointer fingers during a group archery lesson, all against a picturesque, tree-lined backdrop. After a full day of frolicking by the shore or comparing freckle clusters, lineage can convene for a family-style dinner at the camp's dining hall to vote on a new surname.
In addition to galvanizing heirs, Camp Diamond also hosts girls' summer programs, including a Wednesday–Sunday adventure for ages 5–7 ($395) that inspires little campers to develop self-awareness through a series of social and physical challenges. During paper bag skits, body-ball games and ice-cream socials, young girls achieve a sense of independence and confidence while staving off lactose induced fatigue. Camp Diamond also educates wee ones on the importance of environmental preservation with tours of their indigenous treasures.
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