Below are some of our most frequently asked questions. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions.

Can we tour the facilities?

Yes! Please contact us during the camp season (July-August) to let us know when you are coming so that we can have someone ready to give you a tour. If you are dropping off your children at camp, we are happy to give tours at this time as well.

Can campers do laundry at camp?

Staff will do laundry for campers if they are staying for 2 weeks or more, or as needed.

Do cabins have electricity?

Yes, all of our cabins have electricity.

Is there a deadline for registration?

We will accept registrations until the session is sold out or until the session starts. There are a limited number of spaces available for each age group, so we advise registering as early as possible.

Is busing available to the camp?

Busing is available from Willowgrove’s office in Stouffville, ON. Please see our transportation page for more information on busing and directions to the camp.

Can my child bring electronic devices to camp?

We welcome digital cameras for capturing camp memories. All other devices (cell phones, gaming systems, tablets, etc.) should stay at home. “Unplugging” while at camp can be a welcome change! Campers will be able to use the camp phone to call home in cases of emergency.

What are “colour teams”?

Each session, campers are divided into four colour teams: Riptide (Blue), Tremor (Green), Chinook (Yellow), and Inferno (Red). These teams will be used to play camp-wide games together. We encourage campers to pack clothing in their team’s colour for these events.

How many counselors are in each cabin?

There will be 2-3 counselors in each cabin. Cabin groupings range from 9-12 children.

What kind of training and qualifications do counselors have?

Summer staff submit an application with 2 references and are screened through an interview process. Most of our staff have completed Fraser’s Counsellor in Training program. Of all staff and volunteers we require a Vulnerable Sector Police Screening and they must agree to the Fraser Lake Camp Staff Conduct Agreement. We hold a one week staff training in June which focuses on interpersonal and counselling skills. In this way, we have a good understanding of who they are and how they relate to children. Summer staff must be a minimum of 17 years old as of December 31 and many staff are university age.

Can my child request friends to be in his/her cabin?

Yes, and we will do our best to accommodate all requests. The sooner you register, the better!

What if my child wets the bed?

We train our staff to be discreet and not to let other campers know about the issue. We try to accommodate the routines you have set at home, such as limiting fluid intake before bedtime, using pull-ups, etc. If a child does wet the bed, we will wash and dry the bedding for the next night of sleep.

What do you do to address homesickness?

Our staff will encourage your child, gently nudging them to be involved in camp life. Bedtime devotions are a time to calmly settle the campers to sleep, and staff are available to talk campers through feelings of homesickness. If needed, campers can call home to touch base with you. At all times, we have staff at camp who are also parents and can understand children’s feelings of homesickness and can support them through this.

What should my child pack?

There is a list of what to pack (and what not to pack!) in your parent information package. Please remember to label all clothing and items.

For clothing, please pack:
  • 7 T-shirts, 3 long-sleeved shirts
  • 3 pairs of long pants, 4 pairs of shorts
  • 2 sweaters/sweatshirts
  • 1 pair of running shoes
  • 6 pairs of socks, 10 pairs of underwear
  • 1 jacket
  • rain gear
  • 1 pair of pajamas
  • 2 bathing suits
  • 1 beach towel
  • 1 towel, 1 facecloth
  • 1 sunhat
For equipment, please pack:
  • insect repellent (non-aerosol)
  • toiletries (comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, other sanitary needs)
  • shampoo and soap
  • sunscreen (min. SPF 15)
  • water bottle
  • pillow, sleeping bag
  • flashlight, extra batteries

Is Fraser nut-free?

We are “nut aware” in that we:
  • order and stock food that is nut-free;
  • screen snacks that campers bring on site;
  • review our camp policy on the first day of camp regarding nut products;
  • keep at least two epi-pens in central locations of the camp.

Is there a discount if I register more than one child?

Yes! You will pay full price for the first child, and for each additional child you will receive a 10% discount.

Are there subsidies available?

Yes! Our subsidy program is called Hand-In-Hand. We will help to subsidize fees up to 50% of one week of camp. To apply for this subsidy, contact us with a cover letter outlining your request.

Is the deposit refundable?

If emergencies arise, we will refund your deposit. Please contact us to discuss this further.