Parents

Information for Parents

In 2018 Camp Kivita is proud to be in its tenth summer of operation. Each summer at Camp Kivita has been truly magical as we create incredible new memories, and friendships are celebrated. We are so thankful that you have entrusted your children to us to share in our “home away from home” and are part of our growing Camp Kivita family.

The 2017 Parent Manual can be found here:  Camp Kivita Camper & Parent Handbook  (to be updated for 2018)

The 2017 Medical Clearance form can be found hereMedical.clearance form2017  (to be updated for 2018)

Our Program

Camp Kivita, through its partnership with Camp Wenonah offers a wide array of activities at Camp Wenonah taught by full-time, qualified instructors. Counselors travel with their campers to all activities to ensure that they participate with friends, have fun and experience the thrill of achievement. Campers are strongly encouraged to participate in all activities. We know that some campers, especially younger ones may shy away from trying new activities, but by placement of regular cabin mates, guided by their counselors and by using qualified instructors ready to encourage and teach them, children are primed to learn new skills and interests, and have new experiences that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Free time during each day with program options allow children to spend more time and pursue those activities that they most enjoy and want to further develop skills. To learn more about the rich array of activities offered at camp go to: http://campwenonah.com/summer-camp/current-families/programs-activities/

Medical & Health Information:

At Camp Kivita, health and safety is of paramount importance. In order to attend camp, all campers require sign-off by their primary transplant physician and pre-screening by our camp medical team.

Camp Wenonah has a fully stocked modern health centre facility. In addition to Camp Wenonah nursing staff, Camp Kivita has its own dedicated camp doctor attend camp, as well as team of 8-10 Registered Nurses available 24 hours a day during the Camp session, at an approximate ratio of nurse: camper of 1:8 for all medication and medical care needs. The Health Centre underwent a significant expansion in 2007, giving Wenonah a first class health and wellness facility.

Camp Wenonah is a short drive to South Muskoka Hospital in Bracebridge and within a 30 minute drive to Orillia Soldiers Hospital where our campers requiring dialysis go during camp. http://www.osmh.on.ca/welcometoosmh.aspx
If you have any questions regarding health or wellness at Camp Kivita, contact our medical director, Christina Kosar at: campkivita@gmail.com

Activities

Camp Kivita offers a broad range of activities hosted by Camp Wenonah.

Packing List

 CLOTHING

 7 T-shirts
 4 pairs of shorts
 1 pair of pajamas
 3 sweaters/sweatshirts
 3 long-sleeved shirts
 4 pairs of long pants
 2 bathing suits
 2 beach towels
 1 towel/facecloth
 10 pairs of underwear
 7 pairs of socks
 2 pairs of running shoes
 1 pair of water shoes (for showers)
 1 pair of rubber boots
 1 jacket
 1 sunhat/baseball cap
 1 rain gear (durable jacket recommended; no ponchos or windbreakers)

EQUIPMENT

 sleeping bag or fitted sheet and blanket
 pillow  flashlight and extra batteries
 insect repellent (10-30% deet – non-aerosol)
 toiletries (comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, kleenex, sanitary needs)
 shampoo & soap (phosphate-free – help us maintain a healthy environment at Camp!)
 sunscreen (minimum SPF 30)
 personal water bottle (labelled with camper’s name)

OPTIONAL  – NOTES There is no need to pack anything beyond those items listed on our Packing List.

 camera/film
 fishing rod
 self-addressed, stamped envelopes/writing paper (for letters home)
 tennis racquet
 acoustic guitar
 books/comics
 deck of cards/board games

Note: Camp is unique in that it is one of the few places where a child can be free of inequities. The more “stuff” that campers have in their possession, the more inequities are present in a cabin group. Help us create a positive experience for all campers by NOT sending the following items to Camp:  candles  expensive clothing  curling irons  food or packages in contravention of our food policy  hair dryers  fire crackers  DVD players  body piercing equipment  electronic games (including PSPs and Game Boys)  phones or laptop computers  lighters or matches  fans  cigarettes  expensive jewelry  drugs  power bars  alcohol  walkie talkies  weapons or anything that looks like a weapon  iPods, Mp3 players, CD players, stereos