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Parental Advisory: Explicit Fun !

Camp Kwasind offers a summer camp program that is highly structured. We have specific expectations for full participation by all campers in the program.

Our camp features a beautiful waterfront and bases many of the summer activities aorund that waterfront and all of the activities that can be carried out there. There are things that you can't do at home that can only be done at camp!

Staff Supervision

Our staff are trained to supervise and instruct campers throughout the day. Each camper cabin has two full time leaders that work with the campers throughout the day and night. The ratio is approximately 1 cabin leader for every 5 campers in the cabins. When combined with our other on-site staff, the supervisor to camper ratio is about 1 staff for every 3 campers.

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Meals and Food

Food at camp is very important to us at Camp Kwasind. It is a thing that we are partake in and share as a common experience. Our meals are served "family style" with dishes being brought to the table to be shared with everyone at the table. Campers participate in giving thanks for the food prior to each meal and must act within the conduct guidelines for the dining hall. All campers help to set tables for eating and take turns serving their fellow campers by getting food and clearing tables. Campers remain in the dining hall until the meal has concluded and they are dismissed to their next activity along with their leaders. Our menu is balanced based on Canada's Food Guide with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables served each day. Our dining hall is regularly inspected by local health officials.

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Health Care

Health care is provided for at Camp Kwasind by a registered nurse. In addition to this on-site nurse, many of the staff are trained in first aid. Special medications that are required by campers are administered by the camp nurse. Campers do not keep medications with them outside of the health care center. Outside of special and prescribed medications, the healthcare center at the camp has a comprehensive supply of treatments. If a camper becomes injured or ill beyond what can safely be managed at camp by the nurse, they are taken in to Bracebridge to be seen by a physician in either a clinic or the hospital.

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Accommodations and Washrooms

Campers live in cabins while at camp. These cabins usually accommodate between 10 and 14 people. Each cabin has two leaders working with the campers. The leaders also sleep in the cabins with the campers. Bunks are securely built into the cabins. These buildings are bug and rodent proof. However sometimes campers leave the door open. The cabins are not heated or insulated. There are washrooms located in separate buildings close to the camper cabins. They contain toilets, sinks and showers. Washrooms are deep cleaned in the morning daily and touched up / disinfected in the evening each day.

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Homesick Campers

Our goal at Camp Kwasind is to have the campers so involved with activities and fun from first thing in the morning until last thing at night, that they don't even have time to think about missing home. A parent who is unsure about sending their child to camp that can create an aura of homesickness for a child. Talking with your child about all of the fun things that will take place at camp is a good way to prepare them for their time. Talking with your child about how much they will be missed at home can be problematic.

A typical day at camp:

  • Rise & shine
  • Morning dip in the lake
  • Breakfast
  • Cabin clean up
  • Worship & Chapel
  • Elective activity
  • Free swim
  • Lunch
  • Cabin quiet time
  • Elective activity
  • Free time, swimming, open boating and tuck
  • Dinner
  • Evening group activity
  • Celebration / Vespers
  • Campfire
  • Evening snack
  • Bedtime
  • Cabin devotions
  • Lights out

Remember – only YOU can prevent fun!