Kid’s Camp FAQs

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 registration page.

You may register online or print off a registration form, fill it out and mail it to

1985 Beke Rd. RR#4
Cambridge ON N1R 5S5

or fax it to 519-623-4558.

Pay by Visa, MasterCard or cheque.

Save $10 if you register online

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 ones stay at camp as safe as possible. We have emergency procedures in place for situations like a severe injuries,  tornados, fires or emergency situations. There are also two Health Care Coordinators on staff, 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 who we can call if our healthcare staff have any questions and we can get same day appointments if necessary. In emergencies we are a 15 minute drive away from the hospital.

We believe that providing your loved one with the best summer camp experience possible rests heavily on us having the best summer staff possible. Each staff member is hired based on their spiritual testimony, demonstrated life experience, current qualifications, and a clear police check. 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 in the cabin during the night, having fun at the pool, during free time, and at all activities like canoes or the waterslide.

Still not sure? We would be happy to give you a private tour and answer any questions you may have.

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What exactly does the Camp teach?

Each year Camp Shalom has a different theme that it focuses its Bible studies and chaplains’ messages on. This theme is different every year but the overall and most important message is the same; that God created them, loves them and sent his son Jesus Christ to die for their 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. The per-session 1/2 fee deposit is non-refundable for cancellations made after May 14th. For cancellation prior to May 15th, there is a $50 cancellation fee.

For anyone who carried their registration forward from 2020 to 2021, you can change weeks or cancel for free anytime before June 15th. After June 15th our normal cancellation policy applies.

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?

For Adventure Camp, Munchkins Reloaded, Quest and DISC summer camp programs, there is a short worship service on Sunday evening at 6:00pm until around 6:45pm where campers meet the week’s chaplain and the summer camp staff. Registration is in Centre Hall after the service.

Pickup time is on Friday between 5:00pm and 5:30pm.

New!!! Join us for a FREE BBQ during pickup. There will be a short presentation highlighting all the fun things that happened during the week as well as an opportunity to register for summer camp in 2021 at a discounted rate (payment plan will also be available). The BBQ will start on Friday at 5:30pm.

For the Munchkins program, the drop off time is either Sunday evening after the 6:00pm worship service or Wednesday evening between 6:00pm and 6:45pm. The pickup time is either Tuesday between 5:15pm and 6:00pm or on Friday between 5:15pm and 6:00pm.

How are the grades/ages determined?

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

When will registration open for Summer Camp 2021?

Registration for summer camp 2021 will open on March 1st. You can register online or by printing off a paper form and mailing it in.

Payment options will include:
1) Payment in full by Visa or MasterCard.
2) Monthly payment plan ending June 15 using Visa or MasterCard.
3) Mail in a check (Special Needs programs only).

You can see all of the dates and prices for 2021 here:
Kid’s Camp
Special Needs Camp

What will Summer Camp 2021 look like?

We missed everyone in 2020 and we are committed to making 2021 the BEST SUMMER EVER! We will be launching registration at a reduced capacity to increase social distancing at camp. We are proactively exploring all possible options to make camp as safe as possible. Some options will be to operate in cohorts to limit camper contact and/or to dedicate specific buildings for specific programs. We will continue to work with our local health unit as the summer gets closer to make the best possible plan for the safety of all our campers and staff.

NEW FOR 2021! Our theme is going to be “BEST SUMMER EVER”! We are going to hold nothing back as we make up for missing last summer.

Who wouldn’t love a TUCK SHOP SHOPPING SPREE? If you refer a friend who is a first-time camper to Camp Shalom, you and your friend will be able to go on a Tuck Shop shopping spree!

Your whole family is invited to a FREE BBQ during Friday pickup. During the BBQ there will be a weekly highlight video, prizes, awards, and an opportunity to register for 2022 at a reduced price!

You can see all of the dates and prices for 2021 here:
Kid’s Camp
Special Needs Camp

How will this affect Passport funding?

The deadline for Passport funding is March 31st. If you register online, you will immediately receive a household account statement that can be submitted to Passport.

Payments options will include:
1) Pay in full by Visa or MasterCard
2) Mail in a check (Special Needs programs only)
3) Monthly payment plan ending June 15 using Visa or MasterCard.

What COVID precautions will be taken to ensure camper safety?

We will be operating Summer Camp at a reduced capacity to increase social distancing.

We are proactively exploring all possible options to make camp as safe as possible. Some options will be to operate in cohorts to limit camper contact and/or to dedicate specific buildings for specific programs. We will continue to work with our local health unit as the summer gets closer to make the best possible plan for the safety of all our campers and staff.

We will be developing new routines to increase handwashing and facility sanitation, as well as implementing a screening process as part of our check-in procedures.

See more information here.

What if I register now but choose to cancel later on?

If we are forced to cancel due to government policies, we will provide all of our family a choice of one of three options: 1) Receive a full refund 2) Carry their registration forward to next year 3) Donate their registration fee.

If you choose to cancel, our normal cancellation policies apply. Cancellations must be made by phoning the office. There is a $50 fee for cancellations made before May 15 and a 50% fee for cancellations made after May 15. The payment plan has a non-refundable deposit.

For anyone who carried their registration forward from 2020 to 2021, you can change weeks or cancel for free anytime before June 15th. After June 15th our normal cancellation policy applies. To make any changes please, email Adrian or calling the office at 519-623-4860.

What healthcare staff will be present at Camp?

Each summer we have two full-time healthcare staff at camp. In addition, we have a fully stocked health center and a quarantine room to use if needed.

We have a local doctor available to answer any medical questions and provide same-day appointments if necessary. In case of emergencies, we are a short 15-minute drive to the nearest hospital.

How is Camp doing?

2020 was a tough year, but we remain excited about the future. Due to the generosity of our donors and the government wage subsidy, we will end this year in a positive position. Our dedicated year-round staff has been willing to take reduced hours during this COVID season. Countryside Camp has no long-term debt and our financial outlook remains good.

We had over 100 campers carry their registration forward to 2021, and over $11,000 of registration fees were donated after summer camp in 2020 was cancelled.

We are very thankful to God and our supporters during this difficult time. We have never been more excited to make 2021 the BEST SUMMER EVER!

What if I carried my 2020 registration forward to 2021?

If you carried your registration forward from 2020 to 2021 then you are fully registered and ready to go for this summer, there is nothing else you need to do. You should have received a confirmation email with a household account statement back in May. If you would like to see your current registration status, you can log into your online account here or email Adrian and he can help you with whatever you need.

If you need to change weeks or cancel, you may do so for free (before June 15th) by emailing Adrian or calling the office at 519-623-4860.

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