Can I request my child to share accommodations and be in the same group as her/his friend or sibling?
Absolutely! Fill out your Cabin request in the Registration Form. Also, ask your child to let us know on the first day during accommodation distribution. However, please note that in case of significant age or other differences between friends or siblings we might contact you to discuss it.
What are the min and max ages of children acceped to camp?
We accept kids and teens of 7-16 years old.
Are the children separated according to their age?
Camp is dividied into three distinct groups: Seekers (ages 7-10), Explorers (ages 11-12), and Survivors (ages 13-16). Though all three groups have differences based on age, they have common activities. Campers live with children of similar ages, and there is a team counsellor for every group aged 7-9, 10-11, 12-14, 14-16.
What’s the campers/staff ratio?
4-8 campers per counsellor depending on the age. For the youngest group, we always have an extra counsellor.
What’s the most common session length?
Most of the campers stay for a 2 weeks session, the rest are for 1, 3, and 4 weeks.
My child will be younger than 7 years old by the camp start day. Can he/she still go with her older sibling if registered together?
Going to camp with siblings or friends will definitely help to make the adaptation process easier, so we usually accept children who are a little bit younger than 7 in such case. We ask parents if they are absolutely sure that their child is ready for the camp and if they are pretty independent in everyday life.
My child has a medical condition or food restriction. What should I do?
We regularly have children with prescribed medication at our camp. First, parents should write all the details in the medical form, and a dedicated counsellor will make sure all your notes, as well as medication requests, are followed. All counsellors, including your child’s group counsellor, will be informed about the medical conditions of the camper and will keep it private. If, due to a medical condition, the child gets tired during any activity, she/he will need to let a counsellor know and can rest any time with no problems. Remember to disclose all related information in the medical form to help us provide the best care for your child.
Do I need to sign up for certain activities?
Your child will get a chance to experience all 60+ classes and activities listed on the camp website. However, Leadership-In-Action certification program, Boot Camp and ESL are free options on top of the main program—you can add those during registration.
Is transportation extra?
Transportation for 2-week session (both ways) is included in camp fee. If you enrolled for a 1-week session or your start or end of session dates are other than June 28th, July 12th, Aug 9th, Aug 23rd, you need to deliver or pick up your child on your own. For instance, if your child is registered for the week of June 28 – July 5, she/he will go to the camp by bus on June 28, and you have to pick her/him up at your own on July 5. If your child is registered for the week of July 5-12, you have to drop her/him off to camp, and she/he will go to Toronto by bus on July 12th. Please refer to the detailed camp location and transportation
How is laundry organized?
Usually, on Monday or Tuesday of the second week, we ask campers to inspect their clothes to make sure that they have enough stuff until the end of the session. The group counsellor will help if needed. If someone needs to do laundry, they give their stuff to the counsellor, and the counsellor supervises the laundry and returns it to the child. In any situation your child will face in the camp, there will be a counsellor to help.