Welcome to Our Parents' Section
Why did you come to camp?
We are so excited for your child to be joining us this summer! As you prepare for this big adventure, we invite you to consider the items we have on our packing list. This is not an exhaustive list, nor is everything necessary. You know your child best, so please adjust this list accordingly to your child’s needs. To assist you in your preparations, our dress code is listed below.
It is highly suggested for all clothing/belongings to be labelled with the child’s full name (please use permanent marker, or fabric labels). We are not responsible for any belongings that are lost. We will try our best to locate lost items, but we cannot promise to find anything that is not labelled correctly.
Health & Safety
The safety of your child at Frontier Lodge is the number one priority. There are several programs in place to ensure that not only will your child have a great camp experience but also remain safe. Initially, potential staff are screened via application, references, and a criminal background check. Secondly, our staff are required to take a week training course prior to the camp season. This course ensures our staff know what proper conduct between staff and campers look like. It also details the proper procedures and protocols when dealing with children and youth in sensitive situations. Third, new counselors begin their first year with us under a senior counselor. Most of our senior counselors have graduated from the junior counselor position. At every chapel, activity, meal, and wide game, campers are accounted for by their counselor. Lastly, every morning at our meeting we discuss how the campers are adapting ranging from friends, behavior, eating habits, washing, and sickness. It is our desire for every camper to remain safe and engaged in the program so as to have the best week possible.
We have a fully stocked infirmary on site with a registered nurse available at any time to the campers and staff. During registration you will be required to give the camp nurse a "health update" on the camper(s) you are registering. All medications brought by campers, either prescription or over- the-counter drugs, must be turned over to the nurse at that time. They will be kept locked and secured in the infirmary. We will also do a head lice check at registration. In the event of an emergency, there is a hospital nearby.
Our menu follows Canada’s Food Guide, ensuring well balanced, nutritious meals. Campers gather with their cabin groups in the dining hall for meals three times daily (twice for Day Camp). All meals are served buffet style and are prepared and served by our cooking staff following Food Safe practices. We are a nut aware camp but are unable to guarantee a nut free camp due to the amount of people/campers that come on site.
Things to know
1Pickup and drop off points for campers choosing to use our transportation services are at the St-Hubert BBQ Parking lot at 2939 Boul. St Charles, Kirkland for the West Island, and at the Place Portobello Parking lot at 7200 Boul. Taschereau in Brossard for the South Shore.
2Many families enjoy leaving small care packages for their children to open during their stay at camp. Families are welcome to leave mail with our staff at registration. We require that families label all mail with their child’s full name, and day they wish for the package/envelope to be delivered. Families can also send an email to campers via our Frontier Lodge office. We will print the email and place it in an envelope and deliver it to your child directly. Families who wish to speak to their child throughout the week are required to send their child with a calling card. Campers are permitted to use their calling card to call home on our camp payphone during their free time.
Do staff members sleep in cabins with campers?
At Frontier Lodge, we value the campers’ safety. There is always a minimum of one counselor sleeping in the cabin with the campers at all times. More often, we have a junior counsellor sleeping in the cabin with them as well.
Do you have a camp store?
Our camp store is called the Tuck Shop. The Tuck shop is open each afternoon in between activities for campers to buy items. The Tuck Shop is always stocked full with candies, snacks, drinks, freezer treats for hot days, and a variety of Frontier Lodge memorabilia.
Do you provide laundry services?
We provide laundry services for campers who are staying at Frontier Lodge for 2 or more weeks. We will also provide laundry service in case of bed-wetting or sickness.
Can I make a cabin mate request for my child?
You can definitely make a cabin mate request! We encourage you, on your registration form, to indicate any of your child’s friends who will be attending camp during the same week. Camp is so much fun with friends, but also a great place to meet new ones, so no worries if you don’t know anyone else who is going!
What if my child does not like a game or activity?
If your child does not particularly enjoy a specific activity, we don’t force them to participate! We value each camper’s individual preferences and interests. We sometimes have a few campers who are not interested in participating in the same activity as the others, and we understand this can happen for many different reasons. We often have these campers get involved by helping the leaders, keeping score, or cheering on their team.
If the camp I want my child to attend is full, how do I get on a waiting list?
Frontier Lodge is a Christian camp. What does this mean for my child’s camp experience?
Frontier Lodge is a Christian Youth Camp that welcomes campers from all backgrounds. We are non-denominational in our scope and are concerned more with the sharing of God and His creation with our young people. We believe in exhibiting the Gospel through Action, through Word and through Deed. This takes place in our daily chapel time as we sing, hear and celebrate the Gospel message, it takes place in the way we treat one another and in how we interact, it takes place in what we do each and every day.
Where are the pickup and drop off points, should I choose to send my child to camp or have them brought home by bus?
Pickup and drop off points for campers choosing to use our transportation services are at the St-Hubert BBQ Parking lot at 2939 Boul. St Charles, Kirkland for the West Island, and at the Place Portobello Parking lot at 7200 Boul. Taschereau in Brossard for the South Shore.
1406 Rte. 141
Quebec J0B 2WO