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Note: The Interactive Camper Handbook requires a login and is intended for children who have been approved to come to camp with us.
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Make a list of everything your child is bringing, then pack that list in your child’s luggage to help them remember what they brought when it’s time to pack up for home.
The following guidelines have been implemented to ensure an easy arrival at camp. If your child does not have the proper identification to travel, please contact the camp your child is attending as soon as possible for assistance.
(Travel within the same country)
In accordance with government regulations, travellers younger than 18 are required to travel with one of the following documents:
All campers crossing the Canadian/US border by ground MUST travel with at least one of these documents:
Campers crossing the Canadian/US border who ARE NOT Canadian or US citizens will require a passport and may require a VISA.
All campers travelling by bus to camp who are not crossing the Canadian/US border do NOT require identification to travel.
While the Foundation does its best to notify parents/guardians of changes in travel schedules ahead of time, last minute flight delays and cancellations are out of our control. Parents/guardians are encouraged to check directly with their airline on travel days. Flights can be checked online through the airline's website. Specific airline carrier information can be found in the camper's travel information.
When travelling to camp, individual identification will be kept by staff travelling with the children. When groups arrive at camp, all camper identification is placed in a locked safe until the return home.
Travelling To and From Camp
Transportation and all associated costs are fully covered by the Foundation. Campers travelling outside their home region will always supervised, either by qualified camp staff, or airline employees if travelling by air.
ABSOLUTELY NO CHANGES will be permitted to:
Travel Day Preparation
Make sure your child eats a full breakfast.
If travelling in an escorted group:
Please complete the Medication Form (refer to the Travel Guide), pack all medication in the bag provided and give it directly to the Foundation Escort.
If travelling as an unaccompanied minor:
Please complete the Medication Form (refer to the Travel Guide) and pack all medication in the bag provided. If your child is travelling by air, and needs to take medication while travelling, instructions should be given to airline personnel upon arrival at the airport.
NOTE: When travelling by air, campers are allowed ONE piece of luggage plus ONE carry-on. Please ensure that the colored bag tags, provided in the Travel Information Package, are attached to all pieces of luggage.
We’re proud of our top-quality camp facilities. Each bunkhouse sleeps four to eight campers, including a central meeting area and shared washroom facilities with private showers and washrooms. Other buildings include the Main Lodge, which houses kitchen and dining facilities, office, wellness centre, and recreation centre.
We strive to provide the best quality food service possible. Our menus are designed to appeal to children and include a variety of nutritious foods.
The health and safety of your child is our top priority. When a camp is made aware of a child's allergies, food allergies in particular, efforts are made to ensure alternatives are available.
For children with severe nut allergies, reasonable efforts will be made to reduce or eliminate their contact with nut substances. Parents/guardians must be aware that the Foundation cannot guarantee a completely nut-free environment.
Our camps are equipped for accommodating various diets. If you require a special diet, but haven't already made the request on the application, please contact your child’s camp directly.
Missing home while away is a natural feeling for all children. Foundation staff are sensitive to these feelings and can offer special support to homesick campers. Usually these feelings pass after two or three days. In more severe cases however, parents may be contacted for advice and assistance.
Health & Wellness
A successful and enjoyable experience begins with a healthy camper. As such, all camps have a Wellness Centre with an on-site Wellness Coordinator. Hospitals and clinics are also located within 20 minutes of each camp.
All participants are required to submit a completed Camper Wellness Form with their application. If any medical information changes between registration and your child’s time at camp, please contact the camp your child is attending.
We take our responsibilities seriously to create and maintain a healthy environment for our campers. To help, families may be asked to provide a more detailed medical history to the Wellness Coordinator. Upon arrival at camp, the Wellness Coordinator will give each child a personal health check followed by continued monitoring throughout the session.
A Camper Support Specialist (CSS) is a member of the Wellness team and is on site at all times. The CSS will provide counsellors with ongoing support and coaching for campers with challenging behaviors.
Expectations of Conduct
Our camps offer a positive environment where campers can grow and learn. As such, we will not tolerate:
The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation has a zero tolerance policy toward bullying. Any child participating in bullying, whether physical, verbal, and/or emotional, will be sent home. It is important to express the seriousness and consequences of bullying to your child before they leave for camp.
Use of Drugs and Alcohol
Intoxicating substances have absolutely no place in a camp environment. Staff and campers alike are prohibited from bringing alcohol or drugs into our camps. Campers who bring prohibited substances to camp will be sent home immediately.
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