policies, forms, and faq
Please click here for a downloadable copy of Camp Ekon’s Pre-Camp Checklist.
Please click here for a downloadable copy of Camp Ekon’s policies, specifically pertaining to:
Camp Supervision and Behaviour
Special Needs Camping
Tuck & Candy Policy & Life-Threatening Food Allergies
Please see below for a list of important forms, which must all be filled out and returned:
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Camp Ekon.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the Program Director, Meg Doherty.
Each morning, campers participate in three instructions. The camp offers a variety of skill-building instructions, where campers are taught the skills of swimming, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, ropes, climbing wall, arts and crafts, drama, or basketball. Each camper selects four instruction choices, three of which they are registered in. Campers attend the same three instructions for the entire duration of the session.
Camp Ekon is welcoming to special needs campers and runs integrated programming. We provide a supportive environment for kids within a group and for individual needs. All staff are trained according to the specific special needs of every camper.
Everything possible is done to ensure the safety of all campers. Counselors are able to adapt activities to support the abilities of all campers. There are special needs coordinators on Senior Staff, and there are counseling staff liaisons to ensure a network of communication between the camper, the camper’s parents, and staff.
In order to provide the best support we can to special needs campers, we do limit enrolment according to available staffing for the given session. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to registering your special needs camper.
Campers have access to clean, purified, provincially regulated water. They are strongly encouraged to carry water bottles and to consume water throughout the day.
Here is an example of what a day’s meals may look like:
Served at 8:30 am
Fresh cut melon and pineapple
Optional bananas and apples
Served at 12:45 pm
Sliced cucumber, carrots, and dip
Homemade vegetable soup
Small desert offered after lunch, usually fruit
Served at 6:30 pm
Spaghetti in homemade bolognese sauce
Bruschetta garlic bread
Desert offered after dinner
SNACKS AND DRINKS
Snacks, including fruit, are provided between meals.
Each afternoon, campers participate in a group activity with the members of their hut. Each of the four huts – Deer, Cord, Rock, and Bear – participate in different activities. Head Counsellors ensure that each afternoon activity is unique, challenging, and of course, fun!
Every day, the campers have general swim. Campers are asked to find a “buddy” to join them at the waterfront, which is a great opportunity for friends and relatives who do not belong to the same cabin to spend some quality time together.
For safety and supervision purposes, general swim is mandatory. Campers who do not want to swim must also spend this hour at the waterfront and usually find other ways to pass the time (such as reading a book, building a sand castle, or playing a game of cards).
Mass is offered on site before dinner each day. For many campers who choose to take this time to pray together, it is often a highlight of their experience at Ekon. The daily mass is celebrated in a non- traditional fashion, in that it takes place in the newly-built Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Chapel overlooking beautiful Lake Joseph. Campers are encouraged to participate, often through being given the opportunity to discuss the gospel during the homily.
All campers are welcome at Mass regardless of their religious affiliation. Other campers may choose to use this time as free time before dinner.
Each evening, campers participate in a group activity with the members of their hut. Each of the four huts – Deer, Cord, Rock, and Bear – participate in different activities. Head Counsellors ensure that each evening activity is unique, challenging, and of course fun!
The $250 deposit is non-refundable.
Cancellations made prior to May 1 forfeit the $250 deposit only. Cancellations after May 1 receive no refund. Campers withdrawn during a session are not entitled to a refund.
There is no charge for cancelling bus and airport shuttle transportation before May 1. Bus and airport shuttle transportation cancellations made after May 1 receive no refund.
Check with your school or guidance counselor to make sure that Camp Ekon qualifies for your program. We provide volunteer hours for LIT 2s for their time spent working directly with campers and for their time working in the kitchen. Any materials that need a trip leader’s or LIT leader’s input (e.g. Duke of Edinburgh record book) MUST be brought to camp, completed, and signed by the end of the trip.