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Arrival & Departure

Overnight drop off is 4:30pm on the first day. On the last day, parents/guardians are invited to a slideshow that begins at 5:00pm, followed by departure at 5:15pm.

Daily Day Camp drop off is 8:30am and pick up is 4:30, unless Extended Care is purchased.

  • Sign in with the directors;
  • Give any medications to the camp healthcare staff;
  • Choose a family password that will be used on departure day;
  • Submit any outstanding forms and payments;
  • Campers are checked for head lice and bed bugs.
  • Campers meet their leaders and are oriented to their cabin or tent.

We offer early pick up at 12:30pm. This is the only time we offer early pick-up because the staff are busy with their ongoing duties throughout the afternoon until regular pick-up time.

Communication

No. Camp is a special time for children to be away from their parents as they learn new skills and gain confidence. They will be excited to tell their stories after their camp experience.

If you wish to send letters, we recommend writing them all before camp and giving them to your campers’s counsellor. The counsellor can then deliver them at different times in the week.

No. We don’t have the administrative system to handle ongoing emails between campers and parents/guardians. In case of extended homesickness, Camp Directors may decide to facilitate some email communication.

Food & Water

Yes. Day Camp caregivers send a campers with a bagged, nut-free lunch. Cave Springs provides a morning and afternoon snack for Day Campers.

No. Our kitchen team provides all Overnight meals and snacks. Tuck money is included in the registration fee, so extra money is not needed for tuck. We will have t-shirts, and water bottles for purchase.

Yes. All water in our taps at Cave Springs is drinkable because it is filtered and tested every day.

Yes! Please do! It’s important that each camper drink lots of water throughout the day. If a child loses their water bottles, we can replace it for them.

Yes, during online registration there is an opportunity to tell us about any diet restrictions and instructions. You may also reach out to us directly if you unique needds.

Inclusion

Yes! Absolutely! Cave Springs is open to people from every creed, race, ethnicity, sex, ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Cave Springs engages with diverse communities and actively identifies and removes barriers that prevent people from accessing and participating in our camp experience.

Absolutely! Cave Springs Camp is an inclusive camp open to people of all cultural and religious backgrounds! There are certain aspects during the day that involve the Christian faith. These include saying grace before meals, singing religious songs and spending about 45 minutes a day in our session which features a fun universal faith teaching. We also spend lots of time with typical camp activities like swimming, canoeing, archery, crafts and more!

Inclusion is something we highly value at Cave Springs. At this time, Cave Spring is not able to provide staffing for 1:1 support. If 1:1 support can be arranged through a third party, we welcome the partnership and will work together for a successful integration experience.

Packing

No. Camp is a special time to be free from electronics. Please leave all electronics at home.

Yes, please leave the following at home:

  • Candy¬†
  • Food
  • Knives
  • Money

Yes. The packing list is attached with your registration confirmation email.

Registration

Day campers must be at least 5 years old at the time of their desired session.

Camper age is determined by the camper age on December 31, 2023. If your camper is not age elibible for a session, the session won’t be available for your online cart. To request an exception, email: registration@cavespringscamp.on.ca.

Before June 15, there is a $25 cancellation fee and after June 15th there is a $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations made four or fewer days before camp are not subject to a refund unless compelling evidence is provided to the director.

Supervision

We follow the standards of the Ontario Camps Association which require a ratio of 1 counsellor to 8 campers. The ratios of all our staff to campers is around 1:4.

Yes, 2 or more trained counsellors sleep in each cabin.

905-563-8487
director@cavespringscamp.on.ca
4410 Cave Spring Rd, Lincoln, ON L3J 0W3