Frequently Asked Questions

I REGISTERED MY CHILD FOR CAMP.  HOW DO I PAY? 

If you click this link you will be taken to where you can log in.    If you prefer to pay by cheque, mail your payment to Camp Kadesh, Box 56, Christopher Lake, SK S0J 0N0.  Please note that all camper fees should be paid at least two weeks before camp starts!!

What is included in the fees?

All camp fees include $4.00/day for tuck. Tuck will be held every afternoon from Monday to Thursday.  Tuck will be available for purchase on Friday afternoons.  (Tuck is what we call the camp store, and campers can buy a wide variety of candy, drinks, and frozen treats)

WHAT SHOULD CAMPERS BRING TO CAMP?

Here's a handy checklist of what to bring to camp:

WHAT SHOULD CAMPERS LEAVE AT HOME?: 

Our preference is that electronic media devices such as cell phones and iPods are left at home. Wondering why? These items typically distract kids during their time at camp. We want campers to be away from the noise and distractions of normal life for their week at camp. Also, we want to do the best we can for all campers in protecting them from all forms of potential cyber-bullying (and in light of the recent Privacy Act legislation).  

Please note that Camp Kadesh is not responsible for lost, broken, or stolen items. Camp Kadesh may not be the place for expensive or valuable items like certain types of clothing or jewellery.  Camp is often a place where campers get dirty and things can go missing.  Certainly, we work to prevent things from getting ruined, but it is worth considering what is packed for camp in this light.

Campers should not bring lighters or matches.

WHEN DO I DROP CAMPERS OFF?

FOR ALL SUMMER CAMPS:  – Check In (Registration) is Sunday between 4:00pm and 4:45pm. Campers will meet their cabin leaders and find out their cabin number, and drop off any medication.  You will also be able to buy Kadesh Merchandise in the camp store (Tuck Shop) at drop off and pickup.

Will my child be able to be in the same cabin as his/her friends?

Yes!!  We believe that coming to camp with a friend is important.  However there are some limits to how many friends we can link together.  Only two mutual cabin mate requests will be guaranteed.  Cabins will be assigned based on age and mutual cabin mate requests (when possible) in order to establish healthy and age appropriate development for each camper and cabin community. 

Can I request my Child be with a specific Camp Staff?

No, that is not possible.  We work very hard to pair campers with their friends and make sure buddy requests are met, but that is where we end the requests.  The fact is every staff that is popular now was once a first year cabin leader that no one knew.  We work really hard to train our staff to be the best and we believe that every camper will have an awesome experience with the cabin staff they are assigned. 

WHEN DO I PICK UP MY CAMPER?

FOR ALL SUMMER CAMPS: At 3:00 pm there will be a short closing program. Campers and parents will enjoy a highlight video from the week and we'll have a few people talk about the week.  Campers are free to go once the program is over.  Campers are to check out with their cabin leaders.  The tuck shop will be open for any parents who wish to purchase treats for the ride home or camp clothing.  Medication should be picked up at the tuck shop as well.

What is the schedule like for the various weeks?

Kids Camp
8:15 Breakfast
9:00 Cabin Togetherness
10:00 Activity #1
11:00 Transition Time
11:15 Activity #2
12:30 Lunch
1:15 Cabin Time
2:00 Tuck
2:15 Free Time
3:00 Activity #3
4:00 Activity #4
5:30 Supper
6:15 Wide Game
7:00 Chapel
8:00 Snack
8:15 Campfire
8:45 In Cabins
9:00 Lights Out

Junior Teen Camp
8:15 Breakfast
9:00 Cabin Togetherness
10:00 Activity #1
11:00 Activity #2
12:30 Lunch
1:15 Cabin Time
2:00 Tuck
2:15 Free Time
3:00 Activity #3
4:00 Activity #4
5:30 Supper
7:00 Wide Game
8:00 Chapel
9:00 Snack
9:30 Campfire
10:00 In Cabins
10:30 Lights Out

Ten-Twelve Camp
8:15 Breakfast
9:00 Cabin Togetherness
10:00 Activity #1
11:00 Activity #2
12:30 Lunch
1:15 Cabin Time
2:00 Tuck
2:15 Free Time
3:00 Activity #3
4:00 Activity #4
5:30 Supper
6:30 Wide Game
7:30 Chapel
8:30 Snack
9:00 Campfire
9:30 In Cabins
10:00 Lights Out

 

Ok, But what happens at Sr. Teen?

Ha! we can't tell you that, it's super secret.... but it will be totally different every day, we promise that! 

What is your cancellation fee for summer camp?

To cancel your registration, please call the camp office.  There is a $10 processing fee for all cancellations processed by March 31.  After April 1 and up to 14 days before your camp starts, there is a $50 cancellation fee.  Within 14 days of your camp, fees paid are non-refundable.  Please inform the camp office if you are not able to attend.

Is there still a cancellation fee if a camp week is sold out?

Yes.  While it is possible there are campers are on our wait lists, as it gets that close to camp those campers make other plans assuming that they will not get into camp.  Most times we are not able to fill spots so close to camp even when so many campers would have been able to come.  We have the cancellation fee to encourage people to commit to camp by the 14 day cutoff.