Information for Parents

Why Send Your Child To Camp?

As summer approaches, you may be planning summer activities for your kids. Going to summer camp is the perfect way for your child to experience new activities, develop character, create memories, make lifelong friendships, and most importantly, have fun! If you’re wondering about the benefits of summer camp for your child, our friends at CCI Canada compiled a list of all the best reasons to send them.

Child Protection Policy

Keeping our campers and staff safe is something that we take very seriously.  Camp Mishewah is a member of Plan To Protect.  Our Protection Plan includes anti-harassment and discrimination, anti-bullying, recruitment and hiring policies.  All of our staff receive training and we are committed to protecting children, youth and vulnerable adults. 

Packing List

We have a complete packing list of what you should and should not send with your camper for your reference.


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 any medication 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 Any outdated medications or those not in their original containers will not be administered to any camper while they are in the care of Evergreen Christian Ministries.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 during kids camps.

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 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

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