Frequently Asked Questions
GETTING BACK TO BASICS
Where is the Camp?
The Niagara Adventure Camp is located at the Robert Land Academy:
6727 South Chippawa Rd, West Lincoln, L0R2J0.
Can you pick up campers from airports?
We are located approximately 90 minutes from Toronto International Airport. We offer collection and a drop off of campers from the airport. There is an additional charge of $100 for drop off at the end of the camp. Please ensure to include this requirement and the travel details as part of your application process.
Where can parents stay near camp?
For our residential campers, we strongly encourage parents to attend the final camp fire on the final Friday evening prior to campers leaving either Friday evening or Saturday morning. For those families wanting to stay overnight, we highly recommend a quick google search of the immediate area in order to find a suitable hotel or guesthouse that meets respective budgets and requirements.
When should I get there?
If you are attending the day camp, you should look to arrive between 0800-0830hrs. You will have time for breakfast and be able to attend the meeting discussing the day’s activities. Your day will finish after dinner at 1830hrs.
For those attending the residential camp, we ask that you arrive no earlier than 1500hrs on your arrival day (Sunday) and that you make travel plans to be collected no later than 1400hrs on the departure day (Saturday). The dates of the camps can be found on the home page.
How much do your camps cost?
Residential ‘All inclusive’ 2 week camp $2500.
Day camp $110 / day including 3 meals and a full day of sports and activities.
What is your refund policy?
We will be happy to refund you up until 10 days before your camp session starts, for any reason. We can either give you tuition credit for next summer, or a cash refund. In order to provide the best experience possible, our attendance numbers are kept small. Because of this, if you are cancelling between 10-1 days of the planned start date, you will only be refunded 50% of your fees as it is highly unlikely that within this timeframe we will be able to fill this vacancy.
Can I just pay a deposit?
Yes. That will be an option when you register along with other payment options.
What if I need to switch to a different week?
We can easily make switches between weeks as long as the week you are switching to is not full. Please email us if you have any questions or wish to change your booking.
What if my child needs medicine during camp?
We have a registered nurse on call. In addition, all our staff are trained in 1st Aid and in the safe and responsible administration of prescription medication. All medicine must be in the original prescription containers, with instructions. These will be handed to staff by parents during the arrival process. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have more questions.
What if a camper gets sick?
All of our staff hold a valid first aid certificate. In addition, we have on-site nursing support to provide care and attention to those campers requiring more assistance. In the event of a camper becoming too ill to continue a camp, the camper will return home and, will receive pro-rated credit for a future camp.
Equipment and Communications
What should I NOT bring?
- Video games
- Large amounts of cash
- Other valuables
- Snacks with large amounts of peanut butter
Can I bring snacks?
Yes, but any snacks must be in sealed containers and should not contain peanut butter or nut products.
What Should I Bring?
- Med & release forms
- Sleeping bag
- Sweater / fleece
- Raincoat / poncho
- 2 bathing suits
- 2 pairs of shorts
- 2 pairs of walking / outdoor pants
- 6 shirts / t-shirts
- Laundry bag
- 7 pairs of socks
- Water sandals with heel straps
- Water bottle
- Small rucksack / backpack
- Mon-aerosol sunscreen and bug repellant
- Single sheet to cover mattress
- Stationary / stamps and writing material
- Book to read
- Torch / head torch
- 2 pairs of tennis shoes
- Small amount of spending money ($50) for tuck shop
All personal items should be clearly labelled with the camper’s name.
Can I send mail to my camper?
We would kindly request that you refrain from sending mail or care packages to campers. We do provide campers with the opportunity to call home in the evenings and we feel this is the best means of communicating with family and friends.
What forms should I bring to camp?
Health form with immunization record & Release form
Visit the (link to forms page)
*Note: a copy of a school athletic physical complete with immunization record and doctor’s signature may be substituted for the health form.
Can I attend for just one day or the odd day here and there?
Yes you can. Please use the online form to select your chosen dates.
Can my son stay with his friends?
We will always try to accommodate the requests of our campers, and would ask that you speak to us in advance if you have any specific requirements.
Is there laundry?
Yes. Those campers on our residential camps may use our laundry service free of charge. We ask all residential campers to have a clearly labelled laundry bag. Time in the program will be made available for laundry. We do not accept any responsibility for any damage, or loss of personal effects, if campers are making use of our laundry facilities. We do ask that parents do not pack any clothing items of high value.
What do you do when it rains?
Well, we get wet. Light showers or a small amount of rain, will not stop us from undertaking our activities. The health and safety of our campers is always our primary concern. In the event of more severe weather, we will make use of our large gymnasium and numerous classrooms in order to ensure our campers have a full and enjoyable day.
Can we pick the activities?
Camp staff plan all activities in advance. To that end, we encourage all our campers to get fully involved in the activities that are provided each day. For those campers staying longer, there may be the opportunity to focus more on a particular activity. These options will be discussed during the morning briefings.
What time does the day camp start and finish?
The standard hours are 0800-1830 each day. Please add extra comments in the sign up form if you need greater flexibility with the day camp timings.