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
DEPARTURE FROM TORONTO
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
DEPARTURE FROM TORONTO
Dates: Sunday July 2, Friday July 14, Sunday July 30, Sunday August 13
Time: 10:30am

ARRIVAL IN TORONTO
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
ARRIVAL AT CAMP
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.

DEPARTURE FROM CAMP
Dates: Sunday June 25
Time: 12:30pm

Summer Camp

ARRIVAL AT 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.

DEPARTURE FROM CAMP
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.