Madawaska Camps is located east of Bancroft, Ontario. Stretching out over 750 acres, Madawaska offers a postcard view of the beauty of Canadian summers. We have two private lakes for swimming, sailing and canoeing surrounded by woodlands..

 

The Den is the gathering space where the camp gathers on the first and last night.

 

Far away from the sounds of the city, 750 acres of woodlands and hiking trails surround main camp.

 

Located in Southern Ontario’s Haliburton Highlands, Madawaska nights have skies filled with stars.

MADAWASKA

For over 44 years, Madawaska Volleyball Camp has an impact on Ontario volleyball with provincial, national and international players honing their skills on our site and under the tutelage of our skilled coaching staff. Our ratio of campers to coaches is 6:1!
We provide a unique setting where the athletes (12-18 yrs) are placed in homogeneous groups based on gender, age, grade and skill.
Madawaska accepts a maximum of 500 athletes – a combination of up to 400 in the court program and 200 in the beach section.
Your stay at Madawaska will be a learning experience. We provide maximum contacts and valuable feedback all from a most knowledgeable coaching staff. You will leave Madawaska as a better player and hopefully with a growing “passion” for the sport of Volleyball!

As Canada’s number one residential volleyball camp we developed an amazing All-Sport camp which encompasses many of the elements that has made Madawaska so popular – spirit, skill development and friendships. This week of programming is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 9-17. All athletes will receive instruction in a variety of land and water based sports activities which can be found under activities on this page.
Athletes are grouped by gender and age. Individual attention is offered to all athletes with ample time devoted to competitive play. A recreational swim will be offered daily. The All-Sport program is supplemented by a well-planned social and evening program providing all participants with an enriched camping experience.

MEET THE DIRECTORS

For the past 31 years Ian has been involved with Madawaska Camps. He developed the exclusive beach camp and is currently the Director Madawaska Camps.

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Director and Assistant Directors;  Ian Eibbitt, Amy Wheler, Dustin Reid and Peter Millsap

Fully certified NCCP level II and level III technical and theory, Ian believes work ethic and the fundamentals required for volleyball success are parallel to those needed in life. Ian brings a unique perspective to coaching through the many different hats he’s worn within the volleyball community and beyond. His playing experiences are vast, including playing on the Provincial Team which competed in the Canada Games and for many years outdoor on the Pro Beach Tour.

Ian and his wife Carrie have tremendous experience with the administration and overall operations of Madawaska Camps. Ian as Camp Director and Carrie, Administrative Director, handle all camp related functions. These roles continue during the two weeks of camp when their Cobourg office moves up to our beautiful property in Palmer Rapids, Ontario.

GUEST COACHES & STAFF

Ian Eibbitt

Ian Eibbitt

May 1, 2017

Peter Millsap

Peter Millsap

November 1, 2016

Shayne White

Shayne White

January 10, 2016

Sean Pellow

Sean Pellow

January 10, 2016

Patrick Johnston

Patrick Johnston

January 10, 2016

Matt Andrews-Harris

Matt Andrews-Harris

January 10, 2016

Dustin Reid

Dustin Reid

January 10, 2016

Dave Preston

Dave Preston

January 10, 2016

Becky (Billings) Zeeman

Becky (Billings) Zeeman

January 10, 2016

Ahren Cadieux

Ahren Cadieux

January 10, 2016

Amy Wheler

Amy Wheler

January 10, 2016

THE ACTIVITIES

Madawaska strives for a fun and wide balance of activities, so that there’s something for every athletes taste and skills. Four 1-hour 15 minute periods each day take cabin groups through a rotating series of activities, on land and water, while Volleyball provides 3 sessions of skill development and game play a day.

Our top facilities and trained coaches allow athletes to develop new skills in many different sports such as:

 

  • Waterskiing
  • Low Ropes
  • Wakeboarding
  • Camp Craft
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing Walls
  • Kayaking
  • Basketball
  • Inflatables
  • Archery
  • Ziplining
  • Floor/Roller Hockey
  • Volleyball