Cow Island Day Camp  2019

We’re getting ready for another fantastic summer of Day Camp on Cow Island!

Camp will run Monday to Friday (except for Week 1), from 9 am to noon, for 5 weeks - beginning on Tuesday July 2nd and ending on Friday August 2nd. Registration will open on May 1st - so get started planning your summer and check back here to register then!


Summer 2019 Recreation Employment Opportunity

Do you love working with kids and spending your summer on the lake?

If so, we have the perfect summer job for you!


The Big Rideau Lake Association is seeking a Camp Counsellor to be part of a youth staff team running a Day Camp programme for kids 4 to 12 years old, on Cow Island (near Portland on Big Rideau Lake). The 2019 Day Camp will run for 5 weeks starting July 2nd from 9-12 a.m. Monday to Friday. 

Requirements include:
* Minimum age – 16 years
*  Experience, skill and enthusiasm for working with children of various ages
* Competent swimmer  
* Swimming qualifications strongly recommended: NLS Bronze Medallion qualification (or higher) (required by at least one of 2 staff members)
* First Aid and CPR is an asset
Staff will be responsible for:
* Running the daily programme and assisting with planning
* Collecting and accounting for registration and tuck shop sales
* Arranging their own transportation to and from the island
Camp counsellors will be paid 4 hours per day (8:30-12:30) as per the provincial minimum wage scale.  An adult camp coordinator will be involved to assist with programme planning and support.

Additional hours of association work may be available for interested candidates, starting in June.

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to BRLA Recreation Director Nancy Watters at

Summer 2018 Recap 

What a super team we had! Our superb Counselors Jill & Mya were assisted by some great volunteers - Kenzie, Nevan & Rachel.  

 Camp ran for 5 weeks in 2018, from July 3 to August 3. We were sold out in Week 1, and finished up with 15 kids in the final week, with a fun assortment of kids over all the other weeks.  

Thanks to each of the Adult Coordinators who stepped in to help, and to everyone who keeps Cow πŸ„ Island going for the 2018 BRLA Day Camp kids!!