What to Bring

colorful bags with camping equipmentWe would strongly suggest having the camper’s name on all belongings.  Lost and found items will be held for a short period of time before being distributed to the needy.

Necessities:

  • Warm jacket
  • Flashlight
  • Raincoat
  • Pyjamas
  • Bible, pen & paper
  • Towel(s) and face cloth
  • Soap, toothpaste and a toothbrush
  • Hat (for sun protection)
  • Running shoes and second pair of shoes
  • Bathing suit (Girls must wear a one-piece bathing suit, or a two-piece bathing suit, where the top piece must clearly and reasonably overlap with the bottom piece. Boys must wear loose-fitting swim trunks with appropriate designs on them.)
  • Pillow & sleeping bag (or sheets & blanket)
  • Appropriate attire – We expect that appropriate and modest clothing be worn at all times. Camp reserves the right to have a camper change their clothing, if we feel it is not appropriate clothing.

Ticks

While they are not common at camp, there is always the possibility for campers to come in contact with ticks at camp. Please teach your children how to check for ticks. If they find a tick, please tell them to go and see the nurses, who will remove the tick in a safe manner. They will also be reminded by the counselors. According to a provincial website (https://www.ontario.ca/page/lyme-disease), they recommend checking the following areas for ticks regularly, after a person has been outside:

After being outdoors, check for ticks on yourself and your children. Look:

  • behind your knees
  • on your head
  • in your belly button
  • in your groin area
  • in your underarm area
  • on the back of your body – use a mirror, or ask someone to check for you

It’s a good idea to have a shower as soon as you can to wash off any ticks.

What Not to Bring

When you are coming to camp to pick up or drop off campers, we ask that you do not bring your pets. As much as we like pets, due to health regulations, we are not allowed pets on the property that we do not have paperwork for.

Under Regulation 568, 7 (3)

Every operator shall ensure that no animal that is susceptible to rabies is brought into a camp unless the animal has been immunized against rabies at least thirty days and not more than fifteen months prior to the bringing of the animal into the camp. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 568, s. 7 (3).

It’s for your pets safety as well.