Kid’s Overnight Camp FAQs

Looking for Day Camp FAQ? You can find that here.

Am I guaranteed to have the cabin mate that I requested?

Great effort is made to honour requests for cabin mates of similar age. The request must be mutual and no more than two guests will be accepted together and there are no guarantees for placement. After April 15th, cabin mate placements are not a priority.

Is there a Nurse at the Camp?

Every summer Camp Shalom employs two Healthcare Coordinators who are required to have the qualifications of an upper year nursing student or similar. At least one is present on camp property at all times.

How do I register for Camp Shalom?

To register for Camp Shalom, please go to our online registration page.

I am worried about sending my camper overnight, how can I be sure he or she will be safe?

Camp Shalom is committed to making your loved one’s stay at camp as safe as possible. We have emergency procedures in place for situations like severe injuries, tornados, fires, or emergency situations. There are also two Health Care Coordinators on staff, and we have qualified NLS lifeguards at the pool and at the kayaking pond. We are one of the few summer camps who require staff to participate in a two-week staff training time. We have a local doctor whom we can call if our healthcare staff has any questions, and we are able to get same-day appointments if necessary. In emergencies we are a fifteen-minute drive away from the hospital.

We believe that providing your loved one with the best summer camp experience possible rests heavily on our having the best summer staff possible. Our staff members are hired based on their spiritual testimonies, demonstrated life experiences, current qualifications, and clear criminal records checks. Each year we take great pride in the quality of our summer camp staff. Campers are supervised at all times by a staff member, whether that is at the pool, during free time, or at other activities like canoeing or the waterslide.

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What exactly does the Camp teach?

Each year Camp Shalom has a different theme for the focus of its Bible studies and chaplains’ messages. This theme is different every year, but the overall and most important message is the same: that God created us, loves us, and sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. We are saved by grace through faith, and we can have a personal relationship with God.

How do I cancel?

Call or email the office and talk to Kim at 1-888-226-7722 x1x1. There is a $10 non-refundable deposit for all kids’ overnight and day camp programs. Special needs programs have a $50 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations made after May 15th are subject to a 50% fee.

Does Camp Shalom offer any kind of financial assistance?

Countryside Camp has a Financial Aid program in place! To apply or check your eligibility, call the office at 1-888-226-7722 or email Tim.

Who will be in my Cabin?

Cabins are divided up primarily by age. There will always be at least one, sometimes two, counselors who will sleep in the cabin.

What should I pack for Camp?

Click here to see a printable list.

What are the drop off and pick up times for each summer camp program at Camp Shalom?

Check-in starts at 6:00 pm and ends at 7:00 pm Sunday evening, and your ride is requested to stay at the Camp until you’ve settled into your cabin.

Please eat before you come, as supper will not be provided at Camp on Sunday night.

Pick-up is on Friday between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm.

For the half week Munchkins program, the drop off time is either Sunday between 6:00pm and 7:00pm or Wednesday evening between 6:00pm and 6:45pm. The pickup time is either Tuesday between 5:00pm and 5:45pm or on Friday between 5:00pm and 5:45pm.

For Day Camp drop off is between 8:30 and 9:00am. Pickup is between 4:00 and 4:30pm. Extended care is available until 6pm for an additional $50 fee.

How does the sibling discount work?

We realize that camp can be expensive, especially when you are registering your whole family or for more than one week. To help with the cost we offer the Sibling Discount.

Depending on how many campers or how many weeks you are registering for will determine the size of the discount.

Overnight Kids Camp:
For the 1st camper you are registering = $0 Discount off total after taxes
For the 2nd camper you are registering = $20 Discount off total after taxes
For the 3rd or more camper you are registering = $20 Discount + $20 Discount off total after taxes

Day Camp:
For the 1st camper you are registering = $0 Discount off total
For the 2nd camper you are registering = $10 Discount off total
For the 3rd or more camper you are registering = $10 Discount + $10 Discount off total

All children must be immediate family members.

The online registration system will automatically apply the discount when you register more than camper in your household.

How are the grades/ages determined?

All program ages are set by the grade you are entering in September after camp.

Do I need to bring money for the Tuck Shop

No. All of our camper’s tuck is included in the registration fee. There is no need to bring extra money to camp. Campers will have an opportunity to choose their 2 daily tuck items as part of the check-in process.

The tuck shop will be open during Friday check-out for you and your camper to purchase t-shirts, hats, candy, ice-ream, hoodies, and more.

What are my payment options?

Payment Options
1) Pay in full by Visa or Mastercard
2) Monthly payment plan (non-refundable deposit + installments) by Visa or Mastercard.
3) Register now and mail in a check later (Special needs programs only).

What kind of food does Camp serve? What is the menu?

Click here for a sample menu.

Camp Shalom is able to accommodate for dietary needs, including but not limited to, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, other allergies, etc.

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