Overnight General Information

Covid-19

As we all know, we continue to face uncertain times due to the global pandemic. Our goal is to run a safe camp program for Summer 2021. This MAY look different than other summers, as we explore our options.

We are committed to providing a summer camp experience for 2021. This may be overnight camp, day camp or the return of Medeba-in-a- box. There are a lot of factors that will go into this decision, so for 2021 we are providing a RISK FREE registration!

Log-on to your my.medeba account and only pay a deposit. This deposit is 100% refundable in the event that our summer camp plans change. We will be making a final decision on May 1st, with information from the Ontario government, the Public Health Unit and the Ontario Camping Association.

General Arrival/Departure

Arrival and Registration is on Sunday between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. 
Pick up is on Saturday between 10:00 and 11:00 am.  Please inform the office if you are unable to make it during these times.

Weekend programs

Weekend programs are only available to allow campers to stay for the weekend between two or more programs that they are attending. Weekend programs have a relaxed schedule to allow campers to rest up for the next week of fun! Weekend programs cannot be registered for as stand-alone programs.

Age Considerations

Age limits are guidelines. Exceptions are made for campers who function at a different level than their age would suggest.

Transportation

Parents are responsible for transportation to and from camp. Click here for directions.

Packing List

We recommend that you help your child pack and involve them in the process of choosing what to bring so that they can identify their own belongings. We also recommend that you label everything. If you bring sheets for the cabin, remember you will still need a sleeping bag for tabin night.

TO PACK FOR CAMP
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • T-shirts
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Sweatshirt
  • Shorts
  • Long pants
  • Jacket
  • Rainwear 
  • Pajamas
  • Towels (beach and bath)
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Waterbottle
  • Underwear and socks
  • 2 pairs of running shoes
  • Flip-Flops/Sandals
  • Swim suit
  • Hat and Sunscreen
  • Flashlight
  • Dirty clothes bag

Helpful extras

  • Semi-dress clothes for Friday Banquet
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Slippers
  • Water Shoes

Lost and Found

All lost and found items are displayed multiple times during the week for the campers to claim. All unclaimed items are washed and stored until the end of September, at which time we donate them to a local charity. Please call the office if you have lost an item and we will attempt to locate it and return it to you for the cost of shipping.

Cancellation Policy

Medeba will be making a decision regarding all summer programs on May 1st, 2021. At this time we will also inform families with what we anticipate the guidelines and protocols for to be. (For example, mask wearing, cohorts.)

From the receipt of this information, families will have one week to cancel and still receive a full refund. After this week, our regular cancellation policy will go into effect.

If a camper cancels:

  • Prior to May 8th: Receive a full refund
  • Between May 8th and one month before the start of their programs: Full refund, less a $50 admin fee for overnight and $25 for Day Camp.
  • Between one month and two weeks before the start of their program: Full refund, less a $150 fee for overnight and $50 for day camp.
  • Less than two weeks before the start of their program: No refund, unless a doctor’s note is provided, at which point there is a $50 fee for overnight and $25 for Day Camp.

No refund will be made for late arrivals or early departures.

Medeba reserves the right to cancel any program or activity due to a lack of participants.

Privacy Policy

Please click here to see our privacy policy.

Medeba Open House

Our Annual Open House this year is Saturday, July 17, 2021. Come by and tour the site!

  • The Open House is from 11am - 3:30pm
  • There will be a complimentary BBQ lunch from 12:30 - 1:30pm
  • Try out Rock Climbing before lunch!
  • Try out Zip Line, Giant Swing and High Ropes after lunch!

 

What the Camper Should Know Before Arriving

Behavioural Expectations

Campers are expected to treat one another respectfully, without put downs or rough horse play. Medeba strives to resolve behavioural problems with campers promptly and effectively but reserves the right to dismiss a camper for behavioural problems at the discretion of the Directors. No refund will be made for dismissals due to disciplinary action. Parents will be responsible for the removal of the camper due to dismissal.

Medeba is a smoke, alcohol, and drug free facility. Tobacco, alcohol, cannabis and illicit drug possession or use is prohibited for everyone.

Medeba does not permit gum-chewing on property.

 

Cell Phones, Personal Music Players, Tablets, Laptops, and Gaming Devices

Medeba desires to develop a healthy camper community. Personal devices take away from a camper fully immersing in our community and therefore the above-mentioned devices are not permitted.

Communication from Home

By Mail

Campers look forward to receiving mail and we encourage parents and relatives to send letters. Due to our location, it may take more than a week for us to receive mail. We recommend sending any letters the week before they are due to arrive. Please do not send anything through the mail that may contain, contains, or is a nut product. These are delivered at dinner time.

Address camper mail to
    (full name of camper),
    Medeba Summer Camp
    Box138
    West Guilford, ON
    K0M 2S0

By Email

You may email your camper. A 50¢ charge will be placed against their tuck account for each incoming e-mail. Campers are unable to e-mail back. Our e-mail address is: info@medeba.com (Please type the campers full name on the "subject" line). We will print these off before dinner (5:30pm) and deliver them during dinner.

By Phone

Campers do not normally have access to the phone. We would encourage you not to call them unless it is an emergency. If you would like to know how your child is making out, we ask that you call and talk to the cabin leader. The number to reach them at is 1-705-754-2444, ext. 231, during meal times (8:15am, 12:30pm, 5:30pm)

By Fax

You may fax your letter. A 50¢ charge will be placed against the campers tuck account for each incoming fax. Campers are unable to fax back. Our fax # is: 1-705-754-1530 (Please include full name of camper on fax)

Heath Care and Special Dietary Needs

Health Care

Health and safety are always emphasized!

Forms

You will have completed a Camper Health Form at the time of application. If there are any changes to the camper's medical condition after you complete these forms, you are responsible to inform the office, in writing, of these changes.

Medications

All medications must be handed in on registration day. Campers may not keep any medications in the cabin.

Insurance

Parents are to provide medical insurance and are responsible for any cost incurred not covered by insurance, ie. medications etc.

Head Lice

For the protection of our campers and staff, lice checks are performed at the beginning of each week; please check your children in advance of coming to Medeba and treat if necessary. Please inform us if they have received treatment just prior to arriving at camp. Any campers found with head lice will be treated for a fee of $150, or the camper will be removed from camp. Call the office for more information on the head lice treatment we perform.

On-Site Care

Medeba has a certified First Aid Health Care Co-ordinator on site to provide basic health care to campers and staff.

Hospital

In the event of an emergency we access our local medical clinic and hospital only 10-15 minutes away in the town of Haliburton.

Allergies

Medeba is an allergy aware facility. Please do not bring any products with nuts or that may contain nuts. Please click here to see our Allergy Policy.

Influenza Like Illness

Please click here to see our influenza like illness policy

Dietary Needs

Provision is made for campers with allergies or special dietary needs. Please fill out the Restricted Diet Form and return it to the office. We provide child-friendly meals with lots of choice, but do not cater to picky eaters.