What you need to know if your child is participating in camp
Cabin mate requests
Submit your requests for any “cabin mates” (i.e., friends your child wants to share a room with) at least 5 days before camp starts to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try to accommodate the request where space is available, honouring one MUTUAL cabin mate request per camper. Both campers must have made the request and requests cannot be guaranteed.
If you need financial assistance to register your child for a camp, you can apply to have up to 50% of the costs waived by applying for help from our Campership Fund. Applications may be made through the following online form.
Refunds and Cancellations
In the event of a cancellation, the registration amount, less a $50 administration fee will be refunded. Cancellations within two weeks of the camp session start date are not eligible for a refund, except in situations of illness or injury. Full refunds will also be provided in the event Camp Squeah must cancel a camp session due to illness or outbreak.
Early Bird Discount – Save $20 if we receive your registration and payment for overnight camps by February 28th. Discount applies to overnight camps for children and youth, but does not apply for Family Camp.
Family Discount – $10 off for the second child. $20 off for additional children from the same family attending Mini or Youth Camps.
Conditions of Enrollment
Dismissal – Camp Squeah reserves the right to dismiss any camper who constitutes a hazard to the safety and rights of others, or demonstrates that s/he has rejected the reasonable controls and supervision of the camp staff.
Custody – Conditions of custody between guardians, if applicable, must be fully communicated in writing to the camp, including a photocopy of the section of any order referring to visitation rights. Also any ‘no contact’ orders should be disclosed if applicable.
Information Disclosure – Failure to disclose information that has an impact on Squeah’s ability to properly care for the camper, including but not limited to medical problems or behavioural concerns, before the time of registration could result in the camper leaving camp. Please be honest and clear with your child’s needs and situation. In particular, if your child or family have any symptoms of illness, they should not attend camp until symptoms improve.
- Change of clothes
- Sleeping Bag
- Toothbrush & Toiletries
- Waterbottle (1 or 2)
- Hat with visor
- Sturdy footwear
- Rain gear
- Modest swimsuit & towel
- Extra pair of shoes/footwear
- Flashlight & spare batteries
- Insect repellent/protection
- Pens & paper
- Envelopes & stamps
- Book, etc. for rest period
- Backpack (40-60 litre with hip belt. Only for 5-night camps with an overnight hike)
- Sleeping mat (inflatable or foamy. Only for 5-night camps with an overnight hike)
Please do not bring
- Electronic games, MP3 players
- Cell phones
- Junk food
- Knives or pocket knives
- Matches or lighters
In an effort to ensure that individuals make significant connections at camp, campers are not permitted to bring electronic / media devices to camp (phones, ipods, etc). Staff will lead by example with this policy and avoid devices during camp program.
Drop-off/check-in times for all camps is 4 pm on the first day.
If your child takes medication, please bring it to drop-off in a sealed ziplock bag with your child’s name on it.
If your child is sick, please follow guidelines for their care and do not bring them to camp.
All of the cooks who work for Squeah Food Services are Level 1 Food Safety certified professionals. They prepare healthy, nutritious meals and can accommodate many dietary restrictions if informed ahead of time. Please note food allergies and restrictions on your child’s med form. You can speak with our Food Services Manager on Registration Day.
The Camp Squeah kitchen is a nut free facility.
The menu at Camp Squeah often features local foods, including produce from an on-site garden.
We practice a “challenge by choice” philosophy when it comes to activities. This means that even though attendance of activities is mandatory, to ensure proper supervision, your child will never be forced to do something that they do not want to do.
We have a qualified First Aid Attendant on site at all times. There is also a hospital 20 minutes away in the event of an emergency. Staff members leading overnight trips also hold first aid certification and communicate with camp headquarters via radio if needed.
Campers are screened for illness at drop-off and if they are sick, they are unfortunately not able to participate in camp.
If your child falls ill during their stay, they will need to be picked up as soon as possible.
Camp Squeah is a Christian camp, and Jesus will be a topic of discussion for campers. However, we practice respect for each camper’s values. Our goal is for no one to feel disrespected for who they are or what they believe.
Parents may e-mail or snail mail their campers when they wish. The e-mail address to use is: email@example.com. Please put your child’s name (first and last) and their cabin name in the subject line.
Pick-up time is 5pm on the last day of camp.
Camp Squeah apparel and merchandise will be available for purchase.
After a camp has closed we collect any lost and found we find and put it in a safe location. Please call the office if your child has forgotten any item(s)
Family Camp enrollment is available online. The primary registrant (payer) for each household will need to complete this online registration, or contact our registrar by phone (604 869 5353 ext.203), e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There is a price cap on Family Camp registrations. Maximum Family Registration Fee for 2023 is $2040: This maximum fee is available only for households of immediate family members: ie children up to 18 years of age with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s). Contact the registrar for more information
NOTE: Linens and bedding are NOT included in Family Camp registration. Be sure to bring your own sheets, blankets or sleeping bags, and pillows etc.
Emory or Fraser Lodge
Rooms will be assigned based on family size. All rooms include a queen bed and full ensuite washroom containing a shower. Many also include one or two bunk beds. Please let us know if you require one of our more accessible rooms.
Several RV pads are available, many with access to power and water. Please let us know if you will require these hookups. Shared washroom and shower are located in a nearby building.
Rustic one room cabins are available, which include four bunks (sleeping for up to eight). Shared washroom and shower are located in a nearby building.
Arrival & Departure
Check-in for Family Camp begins at 4pm on Sunday, with a short welcome before dinner at 5:30pm
Check-out on the final day is 5pm.
The during the daily morning chapel, adults will be encouraged to participate in a session with a speaker, while separate age-appropriate activities are provided for children.
During Parents’ Night Out, one day of the week, children will have special programming and activities while parents enjoy a nice dinner and visiting together.