How do I register my child for camp?
Applications can be done online following the CAMP BRAIN link: https://registration.campbrain.com/Default.aspx?H=CampEkon&G=385
Is my child registered yet?
The camp will e-mail an acknowledgement notice as soon as an application is processed. The camp does not confirm any application that does not have a deposit.
Will you hold a spot for my child until I send in the application?
We do not hold spots for anyone. Registration is done on a first-come, first-served basis.
Is there a wait list?
Yes, there is a wait list for each session. There is no guarantee that a space will become available. We do advise you to fill in your second choice on the application form, in order to avoid disappointment. Waitlists are kept right up until a session starts. We will let you know a space is open as soon as it becomes available.
Can my child attend only one week in a two week session?
The camp offers a variety of sessions. Each session forms its own community. Having someone arrive or leave in the middle of a session disrupts the sense of community. It is for this reason that the camp now offers more one week sessions.
Is there a charge for cancelling my child's registration?
The $250 deposit is non-refundable. Prior to May 1st forfeit the $250 deposit only. Cancellations after May 1st receive no refund. Campers withdrawn in the course of a session are not entitled to a refund.
Is there a charge for cancelling bus transportation?
There is no charge for cancelling bus transportation before May 1st. Bus cancellations after May receive no refund.
My child is 12 and their cousin is 10. Can they be in the same cabin?
For the benefit of all campers, children are placed in an age-appropriate cabin. There is plenty of time though when campers of all ages interact together, for example: general swim, instructions, and clubs.
If my child is 11 in the summer, but will turn 12 in the fall, may they go into senior camp?
Yes, they may register for the senior session. A child's age is determined by the age they will be by December of that year.
Will my child be able to be in the same cabin as their friend?
We do group each cabin by age. Since each cabin has 24 spaces, there is a good chance that if your child and their friend are the same age that they will be together. However, we always give preference to first-time campers.
My son or daughter is interested in the LIT program. How do I register them?
LIT Registration can be done by following the Camp Brain link. There you will find all necessary forms. Please remember that we do have limited spaces for these programs.
How does one apply to be on staff?
Download a copy of the Staff Application form from the Staff section of the website. Please note the deadline is January 4th of each year.
How do I go about volunteering at the camp?
There are several reasons why we do not take volunteers. Namely that the camp grounds are very small and we have very limited sleeping accommodations. Also, our staff to camper ratio is very high at 1 staff for every 3 campers. There are other issues involving screening, security, and insurance.
My child has a nut allergy. Is your facility a nut-free environment?
Camp Ekon is an Allergen-Aware community. Camp Ekon works to reduce the risk of exposure for allergenic campers but cannot assume responsibility for providing an allergen-free environment. Please fill out the Camp Ekon Anaphylaxis Policy. The forms our found on Camp Brain and need to be sent to the winter office. Please call or email if you have any questions.
My child has celiac. Is your facility a gluten-free environment?
No. We can certainly provide alternatives to wheat, as we do for those with lactose-intolerance or for vegetarians. However, we do not have the capability to ensure that food prepared on site is 100% gluten-free.
Is there a nurse on duty?
We do have a nurse on duty, 24 hours a day.
What are the qualifications of your staff?
Each staff member goes through a police screening, yearly. Staff have bronze cross, life-saving and first-aid certificates. Staff are also certified in their area of expertise.
How do I apply for a bursary?
The camp does offer bursaries based on financial need. You will need to write a letter to the Director, Meg Doherty, stating your personal situation. Meg will then follow up with a telephone interview.
Why do I always get an answering machine when I phone the office?
We are a non-profit, charitable organization, with only a small administrative staff that is in the office only one day per week. We do apologize for any delay that you may encounter. We are currently looking at ways to increase our administration to better serve you.
Can I send my son or daughter e-mails?
At the moment, our e-mail/Web access is dial-up, and we do not have the staff on site to do this task daily. We will endeavour to pass on e-mails to campers once per session.
Is there transportation to and/or from camp? What are the directions if we prefer to drive?
You can get all the transportation information in the transportation section.
Can I visit?
We do not have visitor's days at Camp Ekon. In past summers visitor's days have been very disruptive to our programs and have caused increased homesickness for our campers. We have replaced our traditional visitors day with special programming to mark the mid point of the session.
Is Camp Ekon a Bible camp?
The camp is run under the auspices of the Canadian Jesuits. While we do promote religious education, it is not an explicit part of the programming. Catholic Mass is offered daily. Jesuit principles are an integral part of all camp activities.
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