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Trent Excalibur Camp to Launch New Summer Sessions in Lakefield


Popular summer camp celebrates 25 years with new location launch

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Following 25 years of success, the Trent Excalibur Camp is expanding, offering nine weeks of camp in Lakefield at the Lakefield Community Centre starting this summer.  

“Our Lakefield camp provides parents another option to help keep their kid’s minds and bodies active throughout the summer months,” said Kevin Penny, manager of sport development at Trent University. “The camp builds upon the very successful Trent University Excalibur Camp and, if all goes well in Lakefield, we hope to explore opportunities to expand into other communities close by.”

Not only will the camp offer a new location for campers to attend, but also specialized programming. For the nine weeks the camp will run, starting the week of July 4, 2017 and running through to September 1, campers will have the choice to decide between two new programs:

  • Discovery Camp – giving campers a chance each day to focus on a specific area that make the Trent Excalibur Camp unique; arts, sports, or nature.
  • Discovery Sports Camp – giving campers a chance to focus on skills-based programs in soccer, basketball, baseball, ultimate frisbee and numerous other sports.

Each week at the Lakefield location, the camp will also have a unique theme such as pirates, space or around the world. The camp is open to kids aged six to 12.

Learn more or register for the Trent Excalibur Camp in Peterborough, or Lakefield. Alternatively, those interested can call 705-748-1670 or email

One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham – Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.


Kate Weersink, media relations & strategic communications officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6180 or

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