Campground EventsListing Calendar
Big Weekend/Opening Weekend
It is time to celebrate the opening of another glorious camping season at 1000 Islands Ivy Lea KOA, with KOAs Big Weekend. Pay for Friday night and with your $10 donation to KOA Care Camps, Saturday night and all the fantastic events are free!
Make a candy ice cream sundae with scrummy jujubes, M & Ms, Skor bars, marshmallows, butterscotch & fudge sauce -it is heaven in a bowl. Make your mum an awesome tie dye gift, there will be some really nice colours and fantastic ways to make each gift unique. Bring anything in white cotton or you can purchase something pretty cool from the general store. Enjoy some quality time with your mum & make wonderful memories on a digital scavenger hunt. On Mothers Day there will be delicious pancake breakfast, so mum doesnt have to cook on her special day!
Victoria Day Weekend
Yep, its the official holiday weekend celebration of Spring . It is time to get out in the great outdoors with a tag tag scavenger hunt and enjoy splendor in the beauty of nature awakening. Scrumptious strawberry dream ice cream floats will be served up pool side. Enjoy lovely evenings under the stars with bingo, a glow stick wagon ride & a fabulous movie under the stars with scrummy popcorn. Create a really groovy tie dye work of art, bring your own tee or check out all the totally awesome new stuff to use in the camp store.
Big Weekend Two
Its so nice we do it twice! Pay for Friday night and with your $10 donation to KOA Care Camps, get Saturday night and all the awesome activities for free!
There will be a pool side bbq with hot dogs, chips & drinks, yummy! Sit out under the beautiful starry sky, slurping a creamsicle ice cream float and enjoying a movie. There will be lots of other fun activities like bingo, tie dye and a bubble wagon ride. You can relax and sleep in because a delicious pancake breakfast will be served Sunday morning.
Quest, a Knight's Tale Weekend
Become a seeker of fun and enter the realm of knights. Grab a trusty steed and join in the jousting competition. Gather your team of knights for a scavenger hunt crusade. Create a dragons eye tie dye or make wizard sticks to fend off highwaymen. Fill up with tasty grog and bbqd beast on a stick. Be captivated on a magical bubble ride, fit for a king. Sit out under the stars with your fellow knights and be entertained with movies of knightly tales and other entertainment suited to a king and his subjects. It will be a truly magical weekend!
RV Jamboree Weekend
Fun, fun, fun for everyone. It is time for friends, family, kids and pets to get out and celebrate the joys camping with the ultimate in outdoor fun and the best camping food. Nothing says camping like smores and at Smores Galore you get try out all the heavenly gourmet recipes. Get back to nature with a super fun scavenger hunt. Create a cool camping craft for your RV! Sit out under the stars for bingo & a movie with scrumptious popcorn. Enjoy yummy camping food with a BBQ lunch, a tacos in a bag dinner and a delicious pancake breakfast Sunday morning. What a deal, huh!
Just Desserts Weekend
A whole weekend of delightful desserts where every activity is indulgent from dessert bingo, cupcake crafts and a movie under the stars with smore popcorn. Its sweet surrender with a marvelous 30 buffet of yummy desserts and sweet confections such as trifle, peach cobbler, cakes, meringues, chocolate fountains and heavenly puddings. Work it off on a scavenger hunt, nature walk or some time on the jumping pillow. Even Sunday morning begins with delicious dessert pancakes like strawberry shortcake, lemon & sugar and chocolate banana supreme, all to be enjoyed in your expandie pajamas. Yummy, yum!
Father's Day Weekend
Youve treated mom right, you gotta do the same for dad, so make sure he feels loved and has a good time by treating him to a weekend camping trip. It is time to bond with dear old dad in the Dad vs kids wet n wild wagon rides, belly flops & pony races. Take dad on a digital scavenger hunt and get some awesome family pics. Challenge dad to a death by brownie sundae and sit out under the stars watching a manly man movie with cheesy nachos & root beer. Get matching tattoos with dad, kids get to pick the tattoo, hell be so proud! Sunday let dad sleep in and then treat him to the pancake breakfast, its free, why not?
Celebration Nation Week
Celebrate Canada in style with a whole week of crazy activities! Its time to be silly and get a sparkly tattoo or get a little gum in your hair at the bubblegum blowing competition. Be a family again and get together for the cannon ball and belly flop competitions. Join in the #1 rated family activity the wet n wild wagon ride water wars, it feels good to be young at any age. Be patriotic and indulge in a strawberry dream ice cream float, they are red & white so the calories dont count! Relax under the stars and watch a great movie with a bag of freshly made popcorn, it is sooo good. Be proud and make yourself an awesome red & white piece of clothing in the Tie Dye workshop. There will be bingo, a glow stick wagon ride lots and lots of fun for everyone, Eh!
Surf's Up Week
Its summertime and wet n wild week! Get ready to enjoy everything you love about summer. Splash out every afternoon with water wars wagon rides, its too cool! Get your swimsuit on for a fabulous beach body art tattoo. Cool off with frosty ice cream floats in designer flavours like creamsicle, strawberry cream and grapelicious. Soak up the sun with an awesome poolside bbq beach party. Challenge your buddies to a beach ball bubblegum competition. Dude, it is righteously good sun soaking fun!
Pirates Life Week
Aye matey, its a pirates life searching for hidden treasure in the flashlight treasure hunt. Fill yer bellies with yummy grub, from castaway ice cream sundaes to a poolside bbq. Show your piratey skills diving for treasure or dare to join the crew for a swashbuckler wet n wild wagon ride. Get an awesome jolly roger tattoo and become part of the pirate crew. Watch piratey movies under the stars with freshly made tasteee popcorn. Fun will be had or suffer the consequences! !
Indiana Jones Week
Unlock the mystery of the 1000 Islands and discover its secrets during Adventure Week. Are there more than 1000 islands? Are there shipwrecks? Are there actually castles with secret passages? Dive deep to find secret clues in the KOA lagoon. Discover lost maps that will lead you to hidden treasure. Unearth pieces of the puzzle in the archeological dig that will help you to unlock the mysteries of the 1000 Islands. Share your findings in the adventurers club, over an exotic ice cream float. Fend off the local savages during a wet n wild wagon ride. Dont miss out, become an adventurer this summer!
Jurassic Hunt Week
The most popular creature in the 1000 Islands, other than Stewie, is the elusive KOA dinosaur. Begin your adventure searching for the super coolest creature ever, the KOA dinosaurus. Feel like an archeologist and unearth cool stuff during The Dig. Follow clues in a prehistoric scavenger hunt. Enjoy yummy jurassic treats, such as volcano ice cream floats and dino dogs. Watch a super cool dino flick while sitting out under the starry skies, with a bag of yummy caveman popcorn. Show your love for the scaly beasts and get an awesome dino tattoo. Make super cool prehistoric craft and join in some mad science seminars. Youll have so much fun, youll want to stay in the dark ages forever!
Wrapping up all your all your favorite holidays in one week, it is never ending celebration! Hunt down where that wily bunny keeps his summer stash of eggs. Ring in the New Years again at the great big piñata whack. Get ready for the Halloween with a trick or treat treasure hunt. Ho Ho there is going to be bingo, Santas elves need a little summer practice. Go Irish with Delicious St. Patricks Day green ice cream floats. Take part in the turkeys revenge water wars.
Carnival Country Week
Let the good times roll with mardis gras, island style. Get an awesome voodoo tattoo or race a gator. Show what you can do for beads at anything goes in pool. Tastee chili po boys and swamp water floats are on da menu. You gotta try and ride the ponies cajun style. Big Easy bingo, cajun craft seminars, nawlins scavenger hunts and hurricane wet n wild wagon rides will help pass the hot summer days. Enjoy starry nights during the mardis gras glow stick wagon rides and bask in sultry summer evenings watching feature films with oh so sweet caramel corn to snack on. Dat gotta be fun!
Wild Wild West Week
Its livin' in the wild, wild, west, all week. Yippee ki yea! Saddle up and roundem up for the hop-a-long pony rodeo. Test yer skills with hilly billy horse shoes (ya use a toilet seat), seed spitn, a hay stack treasure hunt and divein for goldish nuggets . Partake in some tastee good cookin with baked beans, corn on the cob, sweet tea, lemonade, good ole fashion soda floats, cookies & milk, yummee. Nothin' brings back the wild west like an ol' fashioned wet n' wild russlin wagon ride, its every man, woman & child for themselves. Spend yer evenns under the stars enjoyin' an ole fashion cowboy flick with some tastee vittles like freshly popped corn and hot chocolate with whipped cream. Yummmee
2 Cool 4 School Week
Your way 2 cool 2 b thinkin' bout school. Dont sweat it, you got another week! It is all about kids having the best, most awesome, week of summer. Kids get any tattoo they want, add all the yummy toppings they want to their ice cream sundaes and have the best dinner ever, tacos in a bag. Stay up late watching super cool movies under the stars, with popcorn and hot chocolate. Night dive for glow sticks, how cool! Create an awesome tie dye t-shirt to wear on your first day of school. Make groovy crafts to decorate your desk or locker. Go on the craziest digital scavenger hunt, ever! Grab your parents for its 2 cool 2 b in the poolice cube scavenger hunt. Its way 2 much fun, guaranteed!
Red Green Weekend
All you need is imagination to create beautiful things, cool things and fun things, from recycled materials and the bounty nature provides. Create wearable art, edible art, pretty crafts and lovely digital memories. In between making things, there will also be bingo by the pool, movies under the stars with popcorn, awesome wagon rides and scavenger hunts and all kinds of super fun activities.
Labour Day Weekend
Sadly it is the last long weekend of summer, but it is going to be a really good one with all your favorite activities of summer rolled into three days of awesome fun. Here goes, there will be: tattoos, bubblegum, wet n wild wagon rides, diving for scubes, designer ice cream floats bingo, scavenger hunts, glow stick wagon rides, movies under the stars, smore popcorn, caramel popcorn and a bbq. Your going need to go back to school for a rest!
Going to the Dogs Weekend
Dog gone it, it is lots of fun for dogs & humans on this weekend. For humans there will be yummy hot dogs of course, cupcakes, and pancakes on Sunday morning. For dogs there will be doggy olympics, prizes and treats. Humans can get a fun doggy tattoo and accompany their dogs to pet portraits, wagon ride, movie under the stars,scavenger hunt walkies and bingo. It is all good fun and you definitely do not need a dog to join in all the fun. $10 of your registration fee is donated to several profit free animal charities including: Sheebas Haven that cares for terminally ill elderly dogs and Sandy Pines Wildlife Refuge that rehabilitates injured wildlife. To learn more about these amazing charities, visit guest services.
VKR Appreciation Weekend
With a KOA Value Card, pay for Friday night and with your $10 donation to our supported charities get the whole weekend of fabulous activities and Saturday night for free, WOWEE! There will be a dreamy bubble wagon ride in the crisp fall air. Sit out under the beautiful starry skies watching a movie while munching on yummy popcorn and slurping hot chocolate with whipped cream & marshmallows. Make an awesome fall tie dye shirt at our craft station. Join in the fun at Smores Galore, our gourmet smore makin station! Run through the fall leaves gathering pics for a digital treasure hunt. Sunday morning come in your jammies for a yummy pancake breakfast.
It is like Oktoberfest, but way better. Fall is such a lovely time of year, maple and oak trees throughout the park begin to change colour. Deer, turkeys and other amazing wildlife start to wander throughout the park at dawn and dusk. Come and celebrate fall with a bratwurst bbq and apple pie with ice cream. Sit under a magnificent starry sky and enjoy an outdoor movie while slurping hot chocolate and munching on delicious warm caramel corn. Get back to nature tromping through the woods in a scavenger hunt or go wild and get a tattoo. Let the surrounding beauty inspire you to create a lovely fall wall hanging in the craft workshop. Sunday you can sleep in, listen to the birds sing and then enjoy a yummy pancake breakfast. Make time and take this weekend to stop and enjoy all the important things in life and the beauty of nature.
Immerse yourself in sinfully delicious chocolate. Dig into a glorious 30 buffet of chocolate confections, from chocolate enrobed cherries, cream puffs & almonds to heavenly chocolate fountains, cakes and other delights. Enjoy smore popcorn and creamy hot chocolate at the outdoor movie. Play chocolate bar bingo or head out for the great chocoholic scavenger hunt. Top off the weekend with pancakes covered in chocolate sauce, chocolate chips and whipped cream on Sunday morning, yummee!
Fallfest is a magical holiday; delightfully blending Halloween and Thanksgiving into one awesome weekend. Saturday is Halloween, with pumpkin bowling and carving, costumes, site decoration, face painting, trick or treating and a haunted house. Every year a new more terrifying haunted house is created just for you. Afterwards it is all fun, trick or treating and touring all the brilliantly decorated sites. Sunday is Thanksgiving and a stress free day to enjoy the lovely fall weather while your Thanksgiving dinner is being prepared. Watch jack o lanterns fly through the air from our custom built trebuchet in the great pumpkin chuck. Enjoy a lovely wagon ride to view the fall colours, take a dip in the heated pool or just relax in the hot tub. Thanksgiving dinner is scrumptious with roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and an awesome pot luck buffet of our guests favorite holiday dishes. Make your last camping weekend of the year an unbelievable one!