Our camp Lodge (also known as the Ross Lodge) is an original camp building with pine interior and field stone fireplace. It serves as the dining hall and meeting area for the camp, with an adjoining activity room. Attached to the Lodge is our fully equipped commercial kitchen, supported by the Mi-A-Kon-Da kitchen staff. The kitchen is the activity center for the preparation and delivery of delicious meals for the campers and staff.
Campers sleep in platform tents that each house 4-5 campers of the same age. The tents have a wooden frame with a canvas exterior and waterproof fly. Each camper sleeps on a cot, and the tent is equipped with a storage unit and hangers for each girl, and laundry lines outside to hang their towels. Campers can leave their tent flaps open during the day to get sunlight and airflow in the tent, and close their tent at night to stay snug.
The tent cabin sections, known as Driftwood, Centre and Senior, are age-specific and have counsellors residing in the same area.
Shower and Washroom Facilities
Our centrally located Main Wash House provides all campers and staff with sinks, shower stalls (with hot water) and environment friendly composting toilets. A second wash house facility with hot showers and composting toilets is located in Senior Section. Additional composting toilets and outhouses are located around the island. Six cold-water beach showers on Swim Beach are also available for all campers to use.
Mi-A-Kon-Da boasts an impressive list of activity facilities and locations including:
- 30-foot Rock climbing wall with 6+ routes, a challenge ladder and a chimney
- Ropes course
- Archery range
- Mountain biking and hiking trails (off-site)
- Extensive swim area complete with 25 metre swim lanes, diving platform and water slide
- Three sandy beaches which support activities such as kayaking, board sailing, swimming, beach volleyball and rowing
- Sailing dock and equipment
- Fitness room with weights, stationary bike and indoor rowing machines
- 6 Campfire pits
- Scenic clearing for Sunday Reflections
- Canoe tripping preparation area
- Nature Centre
- Craft and Recreation Hall
Environmentally Friendly Camp
Preserving our environment and instilling respect for nature in our campers is an important part of Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da’s philosophy. We have environmental initiatives in the areas of:
- Education and Ecology
- Solar energy
- Tree planting
- Hydro free environment
- No-trace camping
- No automobiles or roads