Welcome to Camp Eagle 2019

Camp dates: September 23-25

Camp Eagle takes place at Camp Wanakita located in beautiful Haliburton, Ontario.

Camp Eagle is a three-day orientation programme for incoming grade 9 students. The camp involves a balance of activities and skill-based sessions designed to challenge and engage. Activities include: canoeing, kayaking, high and low ropes, climbing, hiking and so much more!

The emphasis is on building long term relationships between campers, senior students, as well as GSS staff. The overall goal is to make our grade 9 students' first GSS experience fun and memorable.

We strongly encourage all grade 9 students to take part in Camp Eagle!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Meredith Short at (905) 945-5416 or Meredith.Short@dsbn.org.

For Grade 9 Campers

We are really looking forward to sharing the Camp Eagle experience with you! The permission form and packing list can be found below. You can sign up for Camp Eagle during school registration or in the office during the first week of school. 
On Monday, September 23rd, campers will need to be at school, with their gear, by 6:45 am. The busses will be leaving GSS at 7:00 am sharp!
Camp Eagle Packing List

Camper Permission Form

For Senior Student Leaders

  Student leaders for Camp Eagle must be in grade 12, and be excellent role models for the newest members of our GSS family - the grade 9s! While it is not necessary that you attended Camp Eagle in grade 9, it would be a tremendous asset if you did. Some responsibilities for leaders include:
  • running camp activities with Wanakita and GSS staff
  • being mentors to their assigned grade 9 groups at Camp Eagle and beyond
  • encouraging participation from everyone in activities
  • contributing to campfire 
  • being a friendly, helpful face for our newest students

If you are interested in becoming a leader for Camp Eagle, you must fill out the online application found here or below. All applications must be received by THURSDAY, MAY 16th. Successful student leader candidates will be notified Thursday, September 12. Permission forms can be found below.

LEADERS PLEASE NOTE: You are required to go up to camp the day before the grade 9s to be trained on the camp activities you will be leading. Leaders will be departing GSS at 9:00 am on Sunday, September 22.

Camp Eagle Leader Application Form

Leader Permission Form


Grade 9 Camper Testimonials

"Camp Eagle was awesome! There were so many activities that you can choose from. I liked sitting around the campfire and singing our cabin songs." Isaac, Brody, Steven

"Camp was one of the most enjoyable things that happened this year. If you are still deciding whether to go, stop deciding and just sign-up! It's such a fun time, and you only get the opportunity to go once. Just GO!!"

"I made some of my best friends at Camp Eagle. I also had a blast doing all the super fun activities like canoeing and kayaking. I made some fantastic memories at Camp Eagle which I will never forget!" Aimee

"Camp Eagle was great! The leaders were so friendly and I met so many new people that I wouldn't have if I didn't go. It was a 10/10 experience and a super fun way to start the year!" Maddy
"I had a great time at camp eagle and I think it's a great opportunity! I met so many new people that I would've never met if I didn't go and the whole experience was a great start to high school. I would recommend this trip to all grade 9 students because it's an experience you'll never forget!" Claudia

"Camp Eagle was the best experience of my grade 9 year. The food, leaders, cabins, camp staff, activities, and the polar bear dip at 7:00 am made Camp Eagle great." Ben