Frequently Asked Questions
What happens to the fees I've paid if camps are cancelled due to Covid-19?
We are thankful that by the summer of 2021 the Covid pandemic was under control and all our camps were able to run as scheduled. However, should camps be cancelled by the authorities at any time, your paid fees can be donated to Camp Cherith® as a tax-receiptable donation, deferred to the next year, or refunded.
What time do I arrive for Registration on Sunday?
Registration for overnight camps is from 2pm and 4pm on the Sunday of your camp week. At registration you will meet your camp director, choose your activities, be able to purchase merchandise, and talk to our health care worker. If there is time, campers will also perform their swim test on the Sunday.
What time do I arrive on Friday for Camper Pick Up?
NEW for 2022 - overnight camps & programs (Traditional, Swim, CILT) will end on Fridays with a Family BBQ and Open House starting at 1:00 pm. Campers should be "picked up/signed out" at 1:00 pm after which they and their families are invited to stay for the BBQ and other "closing activities". Please do not arrive earlier as campers need the opportunity during the morning to finish breakfast, return to their cabins and pack all their belongings. During camper pick up, parents will meet with the director, merchandise and health care staff before their camper is officially "signed out" and back under their supervison.
Can I mail a letter to my child during camp?
We do a “mail call” every day where campers receive mail sent from fellow campers, staff and also their families! We encourage parents to pre-write letters and bring them to our Director on the Sunday Registration. Parents can email campers (a $0.50 charge will be added to their tuck account) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in the subject line the full name of the camper. If you are interested in sending a letter, our mailing address is below. Please note that mail may not always arrive during the camp week.
286 River Farm Lane
Lanark, ON K0G 1K0
How many skill periods are there in a week?
Campers are able to register for 3 skills per day. There will also be opportunities during our afternoon free time to try a skill outside of the 3 skills the camper participates in during the week.
Can I choose skills prior to camp?
Campers will choose their skills during registration on Sunday based on the date they registered online. For example, a camper who registered in April will have the chance to choose their skills before a camper who registered in June.
Is my child going to be limited from doing certain skills because of his age?
There are only a few skills that are limited due to age, this is for safety. For example, our kayaking classes begin at age 12. At Camp Cherith® Lanark, we want to ensure the safety of all campers during skills.
My child is taking medications. How will this work at camp?
During registration, you will have the opportunity to speak with our Health Care Worker. They will be responsible for administering medication as required throughout the week. All medication is stored in the Health Care Building for camper safety.
Can my child be in the same cabin as their friend?
When registering online, you have the opportunity to indicate if your child would like to be in the same cabin as their friend. We do our absolute best to honour these requests, but there is not a 100% guarantee.
Does my child need to dress up for the fun theme?
The fun theme is a great way to get campers involved in our programming! On Friday evening, we have a banquet that is based on our fun theme! Campers are encouraged to dress up according to theme. Fun themes are sent out in your Registration Confirmation. You can also find them here.
What protocols are in place for Covid?
Camp Cherith® is a Covid Compliant Camp. As a member of the Ontario Camps Association, we are committed to following all government mandates with regards to Covid and any other Health and Safety related issues