In line with the principles of the UNF, Camp Sokil’s mission is to honour our Ukrainian heritage while providing a thoroughly Canadian context. Camp Sokil aims to provide the perfect setting for campers to develop life skills, build lasting friendships and learn about their Ukrainian ancestry. Through our dedication to quality programming and our professional staff, Camp Sokil prepares Ukrainian Canadian youth and children for leadership positions in society.
Our programming is of the highest quality. Developed during the entire year leading up to camp, the program is focused on intellectual and emotional growth and on the building and maintenance of physical health. Primarily using the beautiful surroundings, campers run, play and learn from Mother Nature herself. Every day is carefully scheduled from 7 am to 10:00pm and is focused on play, sport, arts and crafts. Camp Sokil is an ORCKA accredited camp and our counselors are certified canoe instructors. Carefully prepared workshops and professional special guests add to the diversity of the craft, sport and life skills program. There is a special focus on Ukrainian culture at Camp Sokil, with many activities and crafts based on our rich Ukrainian traditions. There is a focus on Ukrainian language and we use it in all contexts at Camp Sokil.
Our staff is carefully selected for their strengths as leaders. They undergo an intensive training program where they learn about best practices with working with children and young adults. They receive their instructor’s certification from ORCKA during our training program. We stand behind the professionalism of our staff, who all embody Camp Sokil’s ideals, values and mission.