Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the questions we all have!
Registration for Overnight and Day Camp will open on February 1st, 2022. The link will be available across various pages of the website, and here on February 1st.
We do provide a Sibling Discount for Overnight Camp to assist in making camp more affordable for families with many children. Here is what we offer for families with multiple children:
1st child = Full price
2nd child = 20% off
3rd child = 50% off
4th child = 50% off
5th child = 50% off
For the discount to be applied, families must register all their children at the same time. The discounts will be applied at checkout.
*Our sibling discount cannot be combined with any other type of scholarship/discount.
We believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience a week at camp! We know that pockets are not bottomless, and everyone experiences financial stresses at various points in life. To help families get their children to camp, we have funds available to give every year to help subsidize a week of camp. Scholarship applications can be completed here: https://frontierlodge.org/camper-scholarships
Families who would like to spread the cost of camp across multiple payments will be able sign up for installments during the registration process.
We provide bus transportation to and from camp every week from the West Island! You can register for this transportation during the registration process. You can add transportation at a later date by calling our office, or sending us an email. For all information about our bus transportation, please visit: https://frontierlodge.org/transportation/
We try our best to honor mutual requests for children of similar age to be in the same cabin. Campers and staff are separated into cabin groups based on their age and sex. Cabin groupings are made prior to Check-in, so please indicate any requests when prompted during the online registration process. Camp is fun with friends, but it’s also a great place to meet new ones too!
Some families prefer to register by phone or in person, and that’s okay. We completely understand. Please contact our office to set-up a meeting.
The health and safety of our campers and staff is of the utmost importance to us. We are continuing to follow information and measures from the ACQ closely regarding summer camp operations in 2022. Please keep in mind that it’s possible we might only receive concrete directives from the government in May. We will adapt our plan as needed to follow all the measures neccessary, and keep parents updated along the way.
At the moment, it is uncertain whether overnight camps will be required to verify Vaccine Passports to participate this summer. If the Vaccine Passport becomes a mandatory component for camps to operate, we plan to offer our scheduled camps, with the added requirement for a Proof of Vaccination. If this becomes the reality, you can be certain that we will provide a full refund for anyone who decides to cancel.
Last summer, COVID-19 testing was mandatory to attend overnight summer camps. If testing protocols are mandated again this summer, we will require all staff and campers to be tested as per the government guidelines.
All staff and campers should feel free to wear masks as per their comfort level. We will have disposable masks available at all times. If masks become mandatory for portions of the day, or when in contact with other bubbles, we will provide new masks to each staff and camper to wear during that time. If cloth masks are permitted, staff and campers will be welcome to bring their own.
We aim to create a secure environment in all areas of camp. There is at least one counselor sleeping in the cabin with the campers at all times. More often, we have a second counselor sleeping in the cabin as well.
Our staff will provide laundry services for campers as needed (ex. bed-wetting, or if all their clothes become wet or full of mud, etc). Campers who are attending two consecutive weeks of camp should have their laundry washed at home on the weekend.
We try to offer games and activities with a variety of interests in mind, but we understand that they might not be a hit with every single camper. If your child does not want to participate in a specific activity, we won’t force them to. However, campers will be encouraged to get involved by helping the leaders, keeping score, or cheering on their team.
Frontier Lodge will not be responsible for the loss of a child’s belongings. Our counselors try to help campers keep their stuff gathered together. This is made easier when children arrive at camp with all their items labelled with their full name. If you discover your child has lost or forgotten an item at camp, please contact us. If we are able to locate the item in our Lost & Found, we can send it to you by Canada Post at your own cost.
Each week, cabin groups participate in challenges to collect points throughout the week. On Friday, the cabins who have the most points are awarded with the title of SUPER CABIN!
On Friday night of Overnight Camp, we celebrate the end of the week with a Banquet! Although most of the week is spent dressing up in silly clothes, this is the night that we dress up in special clothes. Banquet attire can vary from nice pants and shirt to a skirt or dress, from casual to fancy. Sometimes, it’s whatever clean clothes are left in the suitcase! Banquet night is when we find out which cabins won SUPER CABIN, and we enjoy a special supper together in a decorated Dining Hall. Please send your child with special clothes for the banquet if possible.
About Frontier Lodge
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.
Health & Nutrition
Lice can sometime be identified in campers arriving at camp. In an effort to prevent the spread of lice at camp, we perform a head-check on every camper at check-in on Sunday afternoon. If any lice are found, the children must be treated ASAP. If the camper arrived with a family member, that individual will be responsible for the lice treatment. If the camper arrived by bus, a staff member will likely take care of the treatment in the infirmary.
We encourage families to check their children’s head for lice before sending them to camp.