parent and young child, assistant director Anna Gerson at Canadian Adventure Camp

About this Guide

We are pleased to present the Canadian Adventure Camp Parent’s Guide for the Summer of 2021 - our 46th Great Summer Season!

The Parent's Guide contains all relevant information for your camper’s upcoming stay at CAC, in a handy printable format.

1. First Steps

letter writing activity for campers at Canadian Adventure Camp

Mandatory Forms

Submit them as soon as possible!

By completing all of the mandatory Camper Forms and providing us with all of the right information, your camper is sure to have a memorable and rewarding summer at CAC.

There are three separate forms required:

  1. Medical Form
  2. Transportation Form
  3. Camper Information Form

You can submit the forms online, or contact us at our office.

2. Preparations

staff writing awards sheet at an activity with camper

Medication

All medications must be handed in to our professionals at the Medical Centre upon arrival at camp.

These will be collected by counselors from campers, whilst unpacking, before going to the Dining Hall for the first meal.

It is important that all medication is clearly labeled with the camper’s name.

Further information with reasons for medication and instructions for usage should be included, if not already submitted on the completed Health Form.

Asthma inhalers and Epipens

Camper's own inhalers and epipens will be readily available to them at all times

cabin group photo with counsellor playing guitar and campers covering their ears

Lice

please check your camper(s) for head lice 48 hours prior to arrival

We encourage all parents to please check your camper(s) for head lice 48 hours prior to arrival, and notify the camp if lice/nits were found and/or recent treatment has been given.

Campers will be checked by knowledgeable camp staff upon their arrival to the island.

If any are found, the camper will immediately be treated on-site. You will be notified of treatment and if added cost is necessary.

camper swimming in the lake at Canadian Adventure Camp

Hygiene

We take steps to encourage good hygiene and prevent the spreading of unwanted germs.

  • there are numerous hand sanitizer dispensers and soaps around camp;
  • our dining hall is thoroughly cleaned after each meal.
camper and staff smiling together in the sunshine at Canadian Adventure Camp

Sun Safety

Sunscreen dispensers can be found in a number of activity areas around the camp.

Campers are encouraged to wear sunscreen and a hat when outdoors and stay hydrated throughout the day.

3. Packing

Packing List

Important Note on packing

No trunks, suitcases or goalie bags please!

Camper's belongings should be packed in soft dunnage or medium hockey bags.

4. Transportation

bus

Travel by Bus

the best way to get to camp is on one of the private camp buses from Toronto

It’s about the journey as much as it is the destination - camp begins as soon as you get on the bus!

Our camp buses are equipped with a washroom and media players and operate from Toronto directly to our access dock in Temagami.

Bus Fees:

  • Round Trip: $210
  • One Way: $150
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Bus Details

Pickup Locations and Schedule

Toronto pickup location: Home Depot Yorkdale, Highway 401 & Dufferin St 90 Billy Bishop Way (the North Side of Highway 401 across from Yorkdale Shopping Centre)

Pick-ups are also available in Gravenhurst, where the bus stops for a McDonald’s lunch (1105 Bethune Dr. S).

To Camp (opening Mondays):

  • Leave Toronto: 10 am
  • Lunch stop in Gravenhurst: 11:45 am**

From Camp (closing Sundays):

  • Lunch stop in Gravenhurst: 1:15 pm**
  • Arrive in Toronto: 4 pm (subject to traffic!)

** Please note that campers will require lunch money for the trip to camp. We will ensure campers have enough money for lunch on the trip home

group of campers and lifeguard smiling and waving on a boat

Travel by Car

Some families, especially from points north, east, or west of camp, find it more convenient to drive to our dock in Temagami.

Campers arriving by car must be at the Lake Temagami Access Road (Manito) dock on opening Mondays by 3.30 pm.

Campers traveling home by car must be picked up at 9.15 am, on closing Sundays.

Camper Drop-off location: Lake Temagami Access Road, Manito Dock (Turn-off West off Trans-Canada Highway 11, approx. 3km South of Temagami, and travel to the end of the road, past Boatline Bay Marine).

5. Camp Contact

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Contact Before Camp

Regular messages concerning your camper or other camp business should be made to the Thornhill office during regular working hours, until mid-June, when the staff moves to Adventure Island for the summer.

Payment Schedule

  • May 1ty: Balance of camp fee, including tax
  • May 31st: Final balance, including transportation & tuck shop deposits
campers and staff having lunch

Contact During Summer

If you need to contact us at camp, we can be reached via email or our Temagami office phone number. Another effective communication method is email.

We are often out and about, working with our campers, so there is an answering machine to cover times when we're unable to reach the phone. Be sure to leave your name, number, and the best time to contact you and we will get back to you in a timely manner.

It is important that you don't expect 'city efficiency' from our camp phone system - given that we are located on a beautiful and remote island, it's a miracle we have an office phone at all!

When you can expect to hear from us:

  • Medical Emergency
  • Medical Update (non-emergency)
  • Behavioral Concerns
  • Tuck Account Top-Up Request
  • Anything out of the Ordinary
staff and cmapers on a canoe, on LKa

Bunk1 Email

Stay in touch with your camper

Stay in touch with your camper this summer with Bunk Notes & Bunk Replies.

Canadian Adventure Camp and Bunk1 have partnered to make it easy for you to send and receive messages - you can communicate and receive handwritten responses directly to your Bunk1 account.

To get set up, visit: https://www.bunk1.com/ - invitation code: 19CANADV