Preparing for Camp

The Parent Handbook

From important dates to transportation information, there’s a lot of information to share in preparation for camp, especially if it’s your child’s first summer away from home. We’ve compiled all of that information into one convenient place and called it the Parent Handbook. We made a shorter, modified version for parents of Stepping Stones campers. We recommend all families to read through the handbook every year to review all important preparations you need to make in advance of the summer. For quick reference for the most asked about information, see below. 

Important Information

Stepping Stones: 3 days – Friday, June 23 – Sunday, June 25
Session 1: 4 weeks – Sunday, July 2 – Thursday, July 27
Session 2: 2 weeks – Sunday, July 2 – Thursday, July 13
Session 2a: 1 week – Sunday, July 2 – Friday, July 7
Session 2b: 1 week – Saturday, July 8 – Thursday, July 13
Session 3: 2 weeks – Friday, July 14 – Thursday, July 28
Session 4: 4 weeks – Sunday, July 30 – Saturday, August 26
Session 5: 2 weeks – Sunday, July 30 – Saturday, August 12
Session 6: 2 weeks – Sunday, August 13 – Saturday, August 26

Check out Mabel’s Labels or Loveable Labels for personalized clothing labels! Labeling your camper’s clothing cuts down on Lost and Found and makes it easier to keep track of all your belongings.

All buses depart from and arrive at IKEA in Vaughan at Hwy 400 & Hwy 7. We will use the far west side, Section G, of the IKEA Vaughan parking lot.

Bus transportation is provided from Toronto for Stepping Stones, one*, two and four week campers.

Stepping Stones
Dates: Friday June 23
Time: 10:30am
This is a one-way, non-stop bus service from Vaughan to Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da. There will be no bus on departure from camp to Toronto. 

Summer Camp
Dates: Sunday July 2, Friday July 14, Sunday July 30, Sunday August 13
Time: 10:30am

Mid Month: Thursday July 13, Saturday August 12
Time: 5:30pm
End of Month: Thursday July 27, Saturday August 26
Time: 2:30pm

*For Session 2a and 2b there is no bus service on July 7 or July 8.

Directions to IKEA in Vaughan. For information on IKEA in Vaughan, check their store page.

All arrivals should meet us at Auld’s Landing, Whitestone, ON at the arranged time. Driving directions can be found by searching Google Maps for Auld’s Landing or 99 McLennan Ln, Wahwashkesh, ON. Written directions can be found on our Location page.

Stepping Stones
Dates: Friday June 23
Time: 2:00pm

Campers arriving at camp by car should be at the Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da Drop-Off Point at Auld’s Landing by 2:00pm. with their lifejacket accessible. We do not have visitors on arrival days.

Dates: Sunday June 25
Time: 12:30pm

Summer Camp

Dates: Sunday July 2, Saturday July 8, Friday July 14, Sunday July 30, Sunday August 13
Time: 2:00pm

Campers arriving at camp by car should be at the Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da Drop-Off Point at Auld’s Landing by 2:00pm. with their lifejacket accessible. We do not have visitors on arrival days. It is difficult for campers, especially new campers, to settle in if their parents visit on arrival day.

Mid Month: Friday July 7, Thursday July 13, Saturday August 12
Time: 12:30pm
End of Month: Thursday July 27, Saturday August 26
Time: 10:00am

We have compiled a list of Accommodations near the Parry Sound area for families, if they would like to stay in the area while their daughters attend camp. Feel free to get in touch with the camp office should you have any questions about accommodations.

Terms & Conditions


  • All fees are subject to 13% HST.
  • All fees are in Canadian Dollars.
  • A $50 discount is applied to each new sibling registered for a Summer Camp Session.
We accept the following payments:
  • Cheque (Mail to Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da, 756 Mineral Springs Road, Dundas ON, L9H 5E3)
  • Interac e-Transfer (Send to; please indicate who payment is for)
  • Families with US bank accounts can send a US Cheque (Please account for exchange rate) 
  • International Campers will need to use a wire transfer service
If you have any issues with payment, please contact us at
Final Payment Due Date: May 1st (July 1st for Women’s Wellness Weekend)


Each registration must be accompanied by a deposit to secure your spot. Submitted deposits are applied towards your camp fee total. 

  • Session 1-8: $300 deposit is required
  • Stepping Stones: $50 deposit is required
  • Women’s Wellness Weekend: $50 deposit is required

All camp fees and taxes must be paid in full by May 1st (July 1st for Women’s Wellness Weekend).


Camp Fees Include:

  • All food and accommodations
  • Tuck allowance for snacks and essential items
  • Use of all activity equipment 
  • All trips and excursions

Camp Fees do not include: 

  • Bus transportation fees
  • Camp merchandise
  • Any special travel arrangements
  • Medical work and prescription drugs beyond the scope of the camp healthcentre
  • Swim test fees for Bronze Cross, Medallion and Star
  • Select specialty instructor programs (Women’s Wellness Weekend) 

Cancellation Policy

If cancellation occurs for any reason before May 1st (July 1st for Women’s Wellness Weekend):

  • Session 1-8: $250 of deposit is refundable
  • Stepping Stones: $50 of deposit is refundable
  • Women’s Wellness Weekend: $50 of deposit is refundable
Cancellations made after May 1 will result in your deposit being forfeited. 


Each additional sibling will receive $50 off of their registration fee. 

Campers registered for multiple sessions will be eligible for a discount specific to the sessions they are registered for. 

For sponsorship information, please visit our Sponsorship page.

Arts & Crafts

Summer camp would not be complete without a fun and extensive arts and crafts program! Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da offers a wide variety of arts and crafts, including tie die, macramé, beadwork, hemp, mask making, painting and much more!

Creative expression is a wonderful way for a camper to enhance her sense of self. Our staff work hard to nurture a creative environment where campers can create unique crafts and express their personality. Campers can work on larger projects as well, such as paddle making. Guest Artists also lead Special Arts and Crafts workshops, such as Knitting 101, Cartooning, or Henna.


Archery is a sport everyone can be successful at regardless of age, size or physical ability. It develops hand-eye coordination, dexterity and teaches the importance of focus and concentration.

Mi-A-Kon-Da’s archery program offers campers a chance to learn fundamental skills as well as more advanced techniques, incorporating fun through theme days and archery games. Campers practice under the careful supervision of trained counsellors on our range which is safely tucked away at the far end of the island.