Try Out Camp ( Toco for short!) is a great introduction to the Taylor Statten Camps
This jam packed four day program is designed for campers ages 6 - 7.
Why are our Try Out Campers called TOCOs?
Well, it started with the understandable TOC standing for Try Out Camp and over time, these little campers were lovingly referred to as TOCOs (pronounced like ‘TACOS’). It soon turned into songs and cheers with a Taco theme! This jam packed program will be filled with in-camp activities, camp spirit and FUN.
So what does the day to day look like for our little TOCOs?
When campers arrive, they will be greeted by their Counsellors and Section Directors. They will meet their cabinmates and move into their cabins which they will call home for the days ahead.
After settling in and getting comfortable, applying sunscreen and making sure they are ready to tackle a sunny day, they will be off to activities.
Dinner will bring them into the evening at 6 pm. After dinner, campers will get to participate in their first evening activity of the session. Then it’s off to bed for a great sleep to prepare for a full day of activities.
Day 2 will kick-off bright and early with a bell that will wake up campers and staff and set the day in motion. After a yummy breakfast sure to give campers the energy to take on the morning, it’s back to the cabins to get ready for the first activities of the day.
After a morning filled with fun, the bell reminds us that it’s time to get that energy back up for the afternoon, and it’s off to lunch. Lunch begins at 12:30pm and ends around 1:30pm.
After a quick rest, it’s off to activities again at 2:30.
Rest-hour includes things like chess, spike-ball, reading a book, or just enjoying some laughs with your camp pals!
As we move into the afternoon, campers jump into activities different than the ones they participated in earlier in the day.
Everyday TOCO campers get to take part in different activities from the abundance that are offered by Ahmek and Wapomeo. Though their stay is short, they will get to try out lots ( but not all) that TSC has to offer. TSC activities include: horseback riding, archery, basketball, tennis, swimming, canoeing, sailing, arts and crafts, woodworking, drama, dance, yoga, field sports, kayaking, paddle boarding, music, ball hockey and evening programming! To learn more about our activities, click here.
Being a TOCO camper is busy, exciting and the perfect way to be introduced to summer camp!
When are the TOCO Sessions for the summer? Check out our Rates and Dates page!
For our TOCO packing guide, click here! TOCO packing list
Is bus transportation available?
Yes, 1 way bussing is available depending on what session you are registered for.
Bussing home is available for Toco 1 session of each month.
Bussing to camp is available for Toco 2 session of each month
These busses coincide with the 12/ 15 day Camper busses.
Do TOCOs do a Swim Assessment?
Yes! Knowing how to swim is very important for all programs at TSC.
Do Counsellors sleep in the cabin with TOCO Campers?
No, our counsellors do not sleep in the building with the campers – however they are right next door!
Will my camper try all the camp activities?
Not this time. While we would love for every camper to try every activity – it is not possible to try them all in the 4 day program!
We will do our best to get your camper to try as many activities as possible!
How many campers are in a Cabin? What is the Camper: Staff Ratio?
Campers are grouped in cabins of 6-7 Campers, with 2- 3 staff members.
Our Program and Support staff at Wapomeo and Ahmek are also very involved with TOCO sessions – there is no shortage of staff support as we know this first time away from home can make campers anxious.
Do TOCO Campers go on Canoe Trip?
No, in just 4 days there is simply no time for a Canoe Trip!
If your camper would like to go on Trip, please check out our 12 and 15 day session options!