Overnight General Information
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 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 limits are guidelines. Exceptions are made for campers who function at a different level than their age would suggest.
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.
If a camper cancels:
- More than one month prior to the program date - full refund less a $50 cancellation fee.
- One month to two weeks before the program date - the fee, less a $150 cancellation fee.
- Less than two weeks prior to the program date - all program fees are non-refundable, unless written explanation from a doctor is received, in which case we will refund the fee, less a $150 cancellation charge.
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.
Medeba Open House
Our Annual Open House this year is Saturday, July 14, 2018. Come by and see the site!
- The Open House is from 11am - 3:30
- Complimentary BBQ lunch from 12:30 - 1:30.
- Medeba Mountain Lodge Grand Opening!
- Try out Rock Climbing before lunch or Zip Line, Giant Swing and High Ropes after lunch!
What the Camper Should Know Before Arriving
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 faciltiy. Tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug possession and use is prohibited by 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
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.
Address camper mail to
(full name of camper),
Medeba Summer Camp
West Guilford, ON
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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please type the campers full name on the "subject" line)
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.
Heath Care and Special Dietary Needs
Health and safety are always emphasized!
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.
All medications must be handed in on registration day. Campers may not keep any medications in the cabin.
Parents are to provide medical insurance and are responsible for any cost incurred not covered by insurance, ie. medications etc.
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 $50, or the camper will be removed from camp. Call the office for more information on the head lice treatment we perform.
Medeba has a certified First Aid Health Care Co-ordinator on site to provide basic health care to campers and staff.
In the event of an emergency we access our local medical clinic and hospital only 10-15 minutes away in the town of Haliburton.
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
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.