Fall Camp Information Kit

Fall - See you at CampFall Camp Weekend is just around the corner! This popular annual weekend is held at Camp on September 26 – 28, 2014.

We’re eagerly anticipating a chance to renew friendships with our Summer Camp campers, POLARIS & WCITs AND welcome a number of new campers to their first Camp Wenonah experience.

Please download our Information Kit for full details on the weekend!

See you at Camp!!

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    What a Season…and More to Come!

    Thanks to everyone for another fantastic Summer Camp season on the shores of Clear Lake!

    We are quickly moving into our Fall Outdoor Centre season for schools and groups over the next few months, but we wanted to pass along just a few Summer Camp notes at this time:

    SUMMER CAMP 2015 – PRIORITY ONE REGISTRATION DEADLINE

    2014 camp wenonah summer camp registrationOur first registration deadline for the 2015 season is Friday, September 5, 2014.

    Registration for 2015 is FAR ahead of schedule with several Periods/programs reaching higher than expected numbers (July and August POLARIS, July Camp, Period Two and Period Four are far ahead of projections at the moment).

    Following our Priority One deadline, we will begin accepting registrations from new families for the 2015 season (waiting lists were record setting for the 2014 season and many returning and new families are ready to register immediately for 2015).

    We are also acutely aware that many longtime families missed registering in good time for the 2014 season and we were unable to place their campers. Please note that, as always, our registration for the upcoming season is limited to current families until the first Priority Registration deadline passes and then we open the registration to all interested families.

    Full registration information is available by clicking here.

    FALL CAMP REUNION WEEKEND

    Our Fall Camp Reunion Weekend is fast approaching (Friday, September 26 – Sunday, September 28, 2014). We have just passed the 80% registered capacity point and anticipate this program will fill within the week.

    Further information (including registration forms) can be found here.

    SUMMER CAMP LOST AND FOUND

    All Summer Camp lost and found has been returned to the Burlington Camp Office and will remain there for the month of September. Please contact Caron directly (caron@campwenonah.com) regarding any missing items.

    Please also note that we are in and out of the Burlington Office throughout the month of September with our ongoing programs at Camp. Please call ahead to make an appointment to view lost and found items.

    At the end of September, all unclaimed lost and found items will be donated to a local charity. If your camper’s clothing has been labelled, we will be in touch with you regarding any found items.

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      2015 Summer Camp Registration Now Open!!

      SummerCamp2014 Registration for Summer Camp 2015 is now underway!!

      After great interest last year, we are pleased once again to offer two priority registration periods with significant discounts on camper fees to Summer Camp families. The first Priority Registration Period is available through September 5 while the second runs to October 24.

      Registration is on a first come, first served basis for returning families for all Camp Periods. With many campers increasing the length of their stay at Camp each year, we are unable to commit to holding spaces from one year to the next.

      To complete 2015 Summer Camp application, or to view dates, fees, and other information, please click here.

      All returning families should receive a mailing in mid-July that includes:

      • 2015 Summer Camp Application Forms
      • The Wenonah “Mini-Warbler”
      • Essential Information flyer

      Associate Director Caron Brick will be at the Burlington Office accepting 2015 Summer Camp applications throughout July and August.

      When applications are received, they are entered in order of receipt. Families are then contacted by email or phone for confirmation of their application(s).

      If you have any questions you can reach Caron at 905-631-2849 or by email (caron@campwenonah.com).

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        We’re Moving!

        Camp Wenonah office

        Our new office at
        1-3540 Commerce Court in Burlington.

        After 16 years, our Burlington Office is on the move.

        Though we aren’t moving too far. In fact, our new office is located just down the street on Commerce Court.

        As of Monday, July 7, 2014 you can reach us at:

        Camp Wenonah
        1-3540 Commerce Court
        Burlington, Ontario, Canada
        L7N 3L7

        Our Burlington Office phone number (905-631-2849) and fax number (905-631-2850) remain the same.

        And, of course, you can always reach us by email at info@campwenonah.com.

        We look forward to welcoming you to our new office!

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          Here Comes Summer!

          Wenonah Here Comes Summer 2 After ten months of planning and preparation, the Wenonah staff are excited to welcome hundreds of campers, POLARIS and WCITs from across Canada and around the world (23 countries!) to the shores of Clear Lake beginning Sunday, June 29th. Our Summer staff team is currently participating in a nine day PreCamp staff training program and putting the finishing touches on what will surely be another fantastic year at Wenonah.

          As you prepare for Summer Camp, please keep in mind a few last minute notes and reminders:

          1) TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM WENONAH

          Please make sure to double-check the timing for both arrival to and departure from Wenonah. Please also note, for those traveling to Camp by bus, we ask that you arrive at MINIMUM of 30 minutes in advance of your bus departure time at Vaughan Mills Mall. Buses do NOT wait past our 8:00 am departure time.

          As well, we do ask that families dropping off campers at Wenonah arrive between 10:30-11:30 am on arrival day(please not earlier than 10:30 am). Earlier arrivals disrupt our staff greeting and settling our campers, POLARIS and WCITs arriving by bus AND creates great difficulty for highway coach buses to navigate safely and efficiently in and out of Camp.

          2) HEALTH CARE NOTES

          Associate Director Nancy Vandenbergh and Camp Dr. Phyllis McCord and the stellar Wenonah Health Care team are ready to provide the highest level of care for the entire Wenonah community during Summer Camp.

          Please note that any medications being brought to Camp MUST BE checked in by our bus staff at Vaughan Mills OR, if your camper is arriving by car, received by one of our Camp Nurses at the Main Office or Health Centre at check-in. This process is repeated on departure days.

          Please ensure ALL medication is in the original bottles with precise and clear instructions on how the Health Care team is to administer. We are UNABLE to accept any medications that are not in the original bottles.

          Please contact the Camp office at info@campwenonah.com if your child has a fever or is unwell in the weeks before Camp.

          3) WENONAH: A NUT FREE SETTING

          Just a reminder that Wenonah is a nut free setting and we take this responsibility VERY seriously. Any food items brought or sent to Camp will be vetted accordingly and discarded if there is any danger to any child or staff member (currently we have well over 100 campers, POLARIS, WCITs and staff members with life threating peanut and tree nut allergies).

          4) SPECIAL DIETS

          Information has been gathered from all of our families in advance of Camp (on the Final Instructions Forms returned in late April) pertaining to menu concerns and special diets. Chef Brad and his team have been preparing accordingly for Summer Camp with this information in mind.

          Please note that last minute and onsite special diets or changes are very difficult to accommodate with menu planning and food service delivery dates. If there are any concerns around menu or special diets, please contact Assistant Director Rianne Barette directly (rianne@campwenonah.com).

          5) CABINMATE REQUESTS

          Wenonah Here Comes Summer 1As always, we honour cabinmate requests when the request is made BOTH WAYS. As well, we work hard to make sure every cabin group is an inclusive combination of old and new friends and to that end, we do limit the number of cabinmates to two per camper.

          Camp is full again this year and last minute cabin switches will not be possible. If there is any concern around cabinmate requests, please call our Muskoka Office directly (705-645-6163) or email info@campwenonah.com.

          6) WENONAH SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

          The Camp Wenonah experience is be once again led by our Senior Management Team. Assistant Directors Rianne Barette and Fraser “Tito” McOuat along with Summer Associate Director Kevin Smith lead the day-to-day experience and are joined by Co-Director Renata Bradshaw during August Camp.

          Associate Director Caron Brick remains fulltime at our Burlington Office while Senior Director Jeff Bradshaw divides his time equally between Camp and the Burlington Office over the course of the Summer. Associate Director Nancy Vandenbergh and Camp Doctor Phyllis McCord provide ongoing oversight to our nursing team.

          Executive Chef Brad Laidlaw leads the food service team for the 10th consecutive season.

          Introductory Period Directors include Celia Saunders (Period 1A), Mieke Barette (Period 1B), Bronwen Tucker (Period 3A), Brit Shelly and Geoff “Rudy” Williamson (Period 3B), Bronwen Tucker (Period 4B), Jason Monteith (Period Five) and Maia Bradshaw and Will Stratton (WEEnonah).

          7) WENONAH’S BURLINGTON OFFICE – A NEW ADDRESS BEGINNING MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014

          Please note, after 16 years, our year-round Main Office in Burlington has a new home (but just a few hundred metres away and still on Commerce Court):

          Camp Wenonah
          1-3540 Commerce Court
          Burlington, Ontario, Canada
          L7N 3L7

          8) 2015 PRIORITY REGISTRATION

          As always, 2015 Summer Camp registration begins in early July 2014. Registration information is being mailed to each Camp family. Priority registration (confirmed booking and reduced fees) are available over the next few months.

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