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Information For Parents

Child Protection Policy

Keeping our campers and staff safe is something that we take very seriously.  Our staff application process includes reference checks, a criminal record check, and interviews with each applicant.  Mishewah is a member of Plan to Protect.

Medications

Medication refers to any substance an individual takes to improve their health and well-being.  This includes prescription medications, vitamins and supplements, natural remedies, and over the counter medications.

We require that anything that the camper brings to camp be given to the nurse for safekeeping in the Health Centre. The nurse will administer all medications at the proper time according to instructions

We require all medications to be in the original pharmacy containers with labels which indicate the camper’s name, dose, how and when the medication should be taken.  Please provide enough of each medication to last the entire week of camp. Any outdated medications or those not in their original containers will not be administered to any camper while they are in the care of Evergreen Christian Ministries.

Food Services/Dietary Needs

Our kitchen team works hard to provide delicious and healthy meals for our campers.  Food Allergies & Sensitivities are something we want to help your child with.  Please be sure to give complete details in the Health & Medical Form and send any necessary substitutions along.  We are unable to provide gluten or dairy free products, but will work with what the camper supplies to be sure they are cared for according to their needs. We encourage campers to speak up for themselves to help the kitchen staff understand their situation.  Camp Mishewah does not claim to be a nut/peanut free environment as we do not monitor private campsites and guests that camp there.  However, we do keep nuts and peanuts out of our kitchen.

Special Needs

If your child has any physical, emotional or developmental delays, or behavioural issues of any kind, it is important that we are fully aware of these.  Please share complete details with us on your application so we can be prepared to support your child to the best of our abilities.

Lice Checks

We have engaged the services of Ottawa Lice Squad this summer, and consultants will be at Camp Mishewah on registration days for Scamps & Champs and Jr. Teen to perform the head checks.  Their discreet and non-disruptive methods will ensure minimal interruption and get the job done quickly and quietly.  Please read the attached document for more information on our process.

Sun Safety

At Camp Mishewah we acknowledge the importance of sun protection and want all our staff and campers to enjoy the outdoors safely. We are committed to working with our staff and campers to achieve this.

We know that a sun safe environment can enable sun safety at camp, and make the outdoors a great experience. We commit to ensuring our camp environment has sun safe options available during planned camp activities and during leisure time.

We know that children require excellent role models along with routines and reminders to encourage them to be sun safe at camp. We commit to putting routines in place to enable this.

Specifically, we will:

• Conduct daily reminders and enforce sun safety behaviours with all campers.
• Remind campers to apply sunscreen at the start of their day, after swimming, and at least once mid-day.
• Remind campers to cover up with clothing and UV protective sunglasses.

Parents, you can do your part by sending sun protective gear, such as: sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, a broad-brimmed hat, long sleeved light-weight shirts, and UV protective sunglasses.  Please remind your children to make use of these items.

We are members of the Screen Me Sun Aware Camp Program. For more information visit sunaware.ca.

 

Sample Schedules

Scamps & Champs Sample Schedule

Jr. Teen Sample Schedule

Sr. Teen Sample Schedule

Sample schedules are for reference only, actual schedule and activities may differ slightly during your week of camp.

Packing List

We have a complete packing list for your reference.  

Youth Camp Refund Policy

You can receive a full refund up to 30 days prior to the first day of camp. Following that, cancellation fees will apply.  In the event of a confirmed emergency a refund is given right up until the first day of camp.

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