Camper registration for the Adventure Camps, LDC, and Teen Camp opens at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The week of camp ends on Friday at 5:00 p.m. with a BBQ for campers and their families.
Camper registration for Native Camp opens at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. The week of camp ends on Friday at 5:00 p.m. with a BBQ for campers and their families.
Camper registration for Discipleship Camp opens on Sunday night at 7:00 p.m. The week of camp ends on Thursday at 10:00 a.m., closing out our summer camp season.
Each day, campers will participate in small cabin-based activities, larger all-camp activities and games, and time set aside to study the Bible. Rest hour is at 1:00 p.m. every day for all campers and staff. Although not all kids appreciate the quietness of rest hour, it is an important part of our effort to keep your child safe wand healthy while at summer camp. Evening programs regularly include campfires and snacks, with time for singing and sharing from the Word of God.
Our facility has a dorm-styled layout, with three large rooms in both the boys' and girls' side. The washrooms are accessible from the dorms only. As a safety measure, each washroom and some hallways are equipped with lights that cannot be turned off by campers. Each camper has their own bunk and vinyl-covered foam mattress. Two counsellors are assigned to each cabin of six to eight campers and are committed to staying as with them throughout the week.
Most meals are served in the dining hall, although some camps have scheduled cook-outs. Campers will always sit together with their counsellors and cabin group. We are committed to providing healthy balanced meals for campers, and make sure that no one ever goes hungry.
While we encourage each camper to eat what is being served, we realize that some children may have dietary or medically related food issues. When registering your child, please inform the camp nurse of any allergies or dietary restrictions. Depending on the severity of the concern, we would also encourage you to speak with our kitchen staff on registration day. We are willing to any special needs in this way, but if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us before registering your child for camp.
On registration day, please present all medication to the camp nurse along with the dosage information. All medication is stored in a secure area in the health centre. While your child is at camp, we will ensure that they receive their medication as directed. All care will be charted and available upon request at the end of the week.
During summer camp, we have a qualified lifeguard with first-aid training on our leadership team. More serious injuries will be dealt with according to the discretion of our camp nurse. If injury does occur, the camper will be transported to the South Bruce Grey Region Health Centre in Durham (8 km from the camp property), and will be assessed by the doctor on call. Before any treatment is administered we will endeavour to reach the specified emergency contact person.
While our staff care deeply for the welfare of each camper, we realize that behavioural issues amongst campers will arise. We seek to be proactive and will often assign extra staff where needed before any issues flare up. Our next response will be to contact you as parents/guardians to gather further information that might help our approach with your child. In the event that the child acts to hurt themselves or any other camper, we will contact you and have them sent home. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen. If the attention that a single camper requires taxes our staff to the point that it jeopardizes the safety of other campers, the camper in question would be better at home.