This year we are again having an overnight teen camp for young people aged 12 and up. The dates are July 23-27. We will leave Toronto Monday morning around 10AM, July 23, and we will return to Toronto Friday afternoon around 5PM, July 27 (transportation will be available). We will be camping at Bass Lake Provincial Park near Orillia, ON, which is 1.5 hours north of Toronto (www.ontarioparks.com/park/basslake). All meals are included, and there will be lots of fun activities every day including dynamic games and group activities, our Bible lessons, nightly campfires, and afternoons at the beach with an opportunity to go swimming, play volleyball, chill out or go boating and try tubing or water skiing. There is a $150/week early-registration camp fee. After filling out the registration you will be taken to Paypal site to make the payment, either by a Paypal account or any credit card account. After April 30, the registration camp fee will be $175.
For further information about the camp, including the daily schedule, transportation to and from the camp, the food, medical and safety issues and what teens need to bring, please read the information below and/or contact us with any questions.
我们为今年夏天制定了新的令人激动的计划。我们将为12岁以上的孩子们举办青少年夜宿夏令营。日期为7月23-27日。我们将于7月23日星期二上午十点左右离开多伦多， 出发前往Orillia 附近的Bass Lake Provincial Park (www.ontarioparks.com/park/basslake)，此地位于多伦多以北1.5小时车程。我们将于7月27日星期六下午5点左右回到多伦多。我们将负责交通、一日三餐和安排每天有趣的活动日程，其中包括各种互动游戏、分组活动、圣经学习、每天晚上的篝火晚会、下午的海滩活动包括游泳、排球、划船、划轮胎、滑水等等。费用：提前报名的优惠价格是每人$150。2017年4月30号以后报名的费用为每人$175。完成报名填表后，您将进入PayPal 页面完成付款。您可以通过PayPal 账号或者任何一个信用卡账号进行付款。
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Teens will be divided by gender into groups of 7-8 campers with 2 counsellors for each group. Males and females will be separated in different areas of the campground. Mutual requests for campers of the same gender to be in the same group can often be accommodated. We will be providing a large tent as accommodation for each camper group (campers must bring their own sleeping bags and pillows). Our common times for meals and Christian education will be in a nearby pavilion, and our common time for activities will be at the nearby beach.
In addition to lots of fun, we will be learning about God, Jesus and the Bible and how we can start and develop a relationship with him. Our teaching will also involve various issues of life and faith. The following is our daily schedule at teen camp:
9:30AM Worship and Christian teaching
11:00AM Morning activity
1:30PM Beach time with swimming, boating, volleyball and other games
7:00PM Gospel teaching
10:00PM Lights out
You may drop your camper off directly at the park where our staff will be waiting, or you may utilize our transportation. The address is 2450 Bass Lake Sideroad East, Orillia, Oro-Medonte Township, ON L3V 6H2. Click here for a link to a map.
If you need transportation, you must arrange this ahead of time with us by selecting the appropriate option on the registration form. The pick up location is Sir Alexander MacKenzie SRPS (33 Heather Road). We will depart around 10AM Monday July 23, so be sure to arrive early (by 9:30AM), and we will return around 5PM Friday July 27.
We will provide healthy, delicious and kid-friendly meals. We cannot guarantee a peanut-free environment, but we do not knowingly serve peanut products, and we ask that campers do not bring peanut products. We encourage the drinking of water to prevent dehydration.
A menu will be available in early June.
Safety is our highest priority, and we train our staff to provide a safe environment. A complete copy of our protocol for working safely with children and teens (called “Plan to Protect”) is available here. We have a nurse on staff to assist in any medical issues including delivering required medications or over-the-counter medications, bandaging and caring for minor injuries, providing first aid, and accompanying a camper to the local hospital (the Orillia hospital is only 10 minutes away). All medication must be given to our medical staff and not stored with the campers.
Please do not send your child to camp your home has a bedbug issue. Please check your child for headlice before coming to camp. Everyone will be inspected for headlice upon arrival, and any camper with headlice will not be able to attend the camp (a 50% refund will be made).
What to bring
- Water bottle
- Sunscreen and a hat, since sun safety is very important
- Shoes and flip-flops, since some games will require shoes
- Enough clothes for the entire week, since there are no laundry facilities (including underwear, socks, shorts, pants, t-shirts, sweatshirts/sweaters for cool evenings)
- Bathing suits (1-2)
- Rain gear
- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, brush, etc)
- Towels for beach and shower
- Insect repellent
- Sleeping bag and pillow
- Air mattress (highly recommended)
- Camera (optional)
- Sunglasses (optional)
Make sure that all belongings are labelled.
What to not bring
- Electronics (e.g. cell phones, iPods, etc.) – if brought they need to be left with the camp director
- Jewelry and valuables
- Weapons (e.g. knives)
- Alcohol, lighters, matches
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