Here are some frequently asked questions about summer camp.
Still have questions? Contact us at 1-800-361-2267 and we will be happy to help.
Life at Camp
Please note that the schedule may change slightly each day and is slightly different for each age group & program.
- 7:30 am Wake Up
- 7:45 am Morning Swim (optional)
- 8:30 am Breakfast
- 9:30 am Worship & Teaching
- 10:30 am Activity Choice One
- 11:30 am Activity Choice Two
- 12:45 pm Lunch
- 1:30 pm Free Time
- 2:30 pm Activity Choice Three
- 3:30 pm Afternoon Game
- 4:45 pm Quiet Time
- 5:30 pm Dinner
- 6:30 pm Free Time (usually water options)
- 8:00 pm Evening Program
- 9:30 pm Snack
- 10:00 pm Bedtime (Adventure Camp campers will have earlier bedtimes)
consult with camp prior to their arrival. All dietary restrictions should be indicated on the online application medical form.
Our campers and staff love our chalets! Imagine the frame of a cabin – a wood floor, shingled roof and built-in wooden bunks with mattresses. Add the canvas sides of a tent that open for fresh air and views of the lake and you’ve got a chalet. These structures offer a unique experience of comfort and stability together with the opportunity to be close to nature. All campers sleep in these structures, except our youngest campers (five and six year olds) and some of our teen campers (Leaders In Training). Chalets are clustered in groups also called “Sections” or “Villages” to enhance community.
conversation, relationship, activities and all the day to day fun of camp.
What to Bring
- Please label all clothing and luggage with labels or indelible markers.
- Please attempt to bring modest clothing appropriate for physical camp activities.
- Cell phones (we have a no cell phone policy, including using it for music, alarm clock or camera, please
bring separate camera if you want to take photos)
- All other electronic games, players, entertainment and communication devices (i.e. ipods, ipads, etc.)
- Valuables (i.e. jewelry)
- Alcoholic beverages or narcotics
- Other expensive or potentially harmful items
Please note that the use of tobacco, alcoholic beverages, or narcotics is prohibited and will be treated as a serious offense. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
Arrival and Departure Days
With our new one-week sessions on every site, there is increased flexibility where campers can stay for one, two or more weeks, back to back or spread out throughout the summer – whatever works best for your family! This means offering a visitor’s day every Saturday where parents can visit campers who are staying for an extended time. There are several options for visiting:
- Parents can come and pick up their child on Saturday morning, go into town for laundry, lunch or explore Muskoka for the afternoon. You then have the option to bring your camper back to camp and they will join our stayover program (additional fee) until the new session starts on Sunday afternoon.
- Parents can pick up their campers up on Saturday and return for Registration on Sunday at 1:30.
Communication during Camp
Our Caring Staff
Health and Safety
Due to the structure of our program, Pioneer Camp requests that medications required throughout the year be sent with your child to camp. All medication brought to camp MUST be checked in to the nursing staff, including vitamins, puffers and Tylenol. They must be labelled properly with medication name and directions for use. Prescription medication MUST be in the original container with user’s name printed on label. If you want your child to carry their puffer or epipen with them please bring a fanny pack for that purpose. We also request that a second puffer or epipen be checked in with the camp nurse.
Please do not use the week of camp as a break from medication.
All medications left behind after camp will be disposed of after two weeks.
Details regarding medical/behavioral concerns are to be communicated in writing. Please call to discuss any concerns/special needs by phone.