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- I did not get a confirmation email after I registered online, am I still registered? No, if you did not get an email immediately after you registered, then your registration did not go through.
- I paid for my week at camp, but I cannot attend anymore. Do I get my money back? There is a $50 non-refundable deposit and you will get the remainder back. If you registered by credit/debit it will be refunded right away. If you paid by cheque/cash, refunds are processed into September.
- I have registered through mail-in registration and have yet to receive confirmation. How do I know if I am registered? Confirmation should be sent to your address within 2 weeks of your registration form being sent. If it is after 2 weeks, please contact the camp and they will be able to provide you with more information.
- My child does not fit the age group, can they still attend? Our age groups are there only as a guideline. If the child and parent both feel comfortable with the age difference, we do not mind having them come to camp.
- What does my registration fee include? Registration fees include: HST, TUCK candy each day, food and accommodations, 24 supervision (2 counesellors per cabin).
- What if I need subsidy? Contact the camp and they will send you our Subsidy Request Application Form.
- What do I pack for my child? A full packing list is available under the Camp Program tab above.
- My child has dietary restrictions. Will accommodations be made? The Health Care Provider calls each family within 1 week of their camp visit. At this point, please describe the restrictions and the camp will provide the necessary accommodations.
- My child cannot swim well, are life jackets available? There are life jackets available for campers to use, although we recommend campers bring their own with them, if possible.
- My child has requested to be with 3 other campers, will they be in the same cabin? We guarantee one cabin mate request per camper. We do our very best to accommodate anything above this, however sometimes this cannot always be granted. Having this policy encourages campers to get to know new people and prevents cliques and potential bullying. In order for the request to be granted, both campers must request to be with one another.
- Does my child need money while at camp? Registration fees include everything, including TUCK each day. Children may wish to buy other camp SWAG during drop off and pick up.
- What is out-trip? Once a week campers walk to a location that is down the path from camp (about a 5 minute walk through the woods). When they arrive, campers set up their tents and have dinner, before heading to play some special out-trip games. The evening ends with a big campfire and a quiet Vespers under the stars. Campers sleep over night and pack up in the morning to head back to camp!
- My child is worried about coming to camp, how can I help them get ready? Parents can help their children get ready for camp and alleviate some anxiety before they arrive. Some suggestions include:
- Come to the camp prior to the first day for a visit. Visits can be arranged by calling the camp.
- Talk about all of the exciting things they are going to do at camp.
- Send them mail throughout the week.
- Send with them things that will remind them of home and comfort them.
- Tell them about your past experiences about being away from home and how you coped with it.
During camp FAQS
- When do I drop off and pick up my child? For our overnight camp, drop off begins at 4pm on Sundays (except for short weeks), and pick up is at 4pm on Fridays. For our day camp, drop off is at 8am each morning and pick up is at 4pm (although later pick up can be arranged)
- Can I send mail to my child when they are at camp? Yes! You can: fill out the online form that gets printed off every day, drop it off at the camp during drop off or at any other point throughout the week, or mail it directly to the camp.
- Can I call my child at camp/can they call me? We encourage our parents and campers to write letters during camp instead of using the phone. The camp phone is used for administration purposes only, and thus we ask parents to email or send mail instead. Under extenuating circumstances, this can be changed. Camp Kee-Mo-Kee is a cell phone free camp, please do not send phones with your camper.
- What about homesickness? At camp, we encourage our staff to never use the word homesickness with campers, and ask parents to not use it as well. Instead, we use the term "missing home" in order to show campers that you cannot get sick from missing home. In order to help our campers who are missing home, we often write letters home and pump up the activities they will be doing throughout the week.
- Is there a tax receipts available? If you filled out an online application, your tax receipt was sent to your email after you completed the registration and can also be printed off through the registration website. All other receipts will be handed out at pick up upon request. If you have misplaced yours, please contact the camp and they can get you a new one.