COVID-19 Guidelines for Guests

Welcome to Summer Camps @ IAWAH

We’re so excited that you’re coming to stay with us at IAWAH this summer. Whether you’re coming for a half-week, full-week, or multiple weeks we’re sure you’re going to have so much fun trying out new activities with friends, playing crazy games, and challenging yourself!  

Resilience

Registration

Registration begins at 3:00 pm Sunday. 

It is important to log-in to your online profile to complete any outstanding paperwork and review the documents you may have filled out earlier this year. Pay special attention to the medical forms and update them with any new medications or information that you may have.  

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Communication

Parents and summer campers can communicate via our new app BUNK1.
Snail mail is also an option. 

Packing

Summer is full of activity and packing for camp can seem a bit daunting. We’ve helped you get organized with our handy packing guide. 

Camp is full of activity, exploration, and adventure. Because of this, we ask that you don’t bring your favorite things to camp. We don’t want you worried about ruining your favourite shirt, or getting mud all over the new shoes your grandma just bought you. We want you to be free to have fun.  When packing, consider bringing clothes that are okay to get paint on, or muddy. 

Also, think about sun safety. Rash guards (or a t-shirt) over bathing suits are smart choices. Nothing makes camp less enjoyable than accidentally getting a sunburn. 

Finally, we request that you leave clothing with rude or questionable slogans and images at home. 

The Tuck Shop stocks IAWAH clothing, souvenirs, and a variety of candy products.  Summer Campers are limited to a maximum of $3.00/day for all candy and drinks. Tuck accounts can be set up through your online account or on Registration Day using cash, credit card, debit card, or cheque. Visit the Tuck Shop online to get a preview of what we offer. 

Come to Camp prepared to unplug from your cell phone, tablet and other electronic devices. Electronic devices tend to isolate campers. Our goal is to step away from technology for a bit and experience new things without an electronic connection.  Cell phones, computers, tablets, gaming devices, DVD players, and any other media device are not permitted.

Bridge Campers and RISE participants can pay for a load of laundry to be done on the Saturday or Sunday of Bridge camp.  This can be purchased through your online account before arriving at camp. Laundry service is not something that IAWAH offers to 1/2 week (Jump Start) or full-week (Jr. Camp Sr. Camp, Adventure Camp) campers. However, if your child has an accident in their bedding, the Cabin Leader will discretely remove the bedding (replacing it temporarily with IAWAH bedding) and PJs, wash it and return it. 

Medical staff is on-site twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Summer Campers who need daily medications will visit medical staff upon arrival to hand in any prescriptions/medications and have a quick chat. Medical staff will be present before/after every meal and snack time to dispense medications and address any other non-emergent matters. 

All medication must be in the original container with the manufacturer’s label or with the doctor’s orders from the pharmacist. 

Emergencies will be dealt with as per the signed consent on the Member’s Application Form. In addition to the dedicated medical staff onsite all, IAWAH full-time staff hold their current Standard First Aid & CPR-C. 

Let's get Packing

 This is the exciting part – Please pack carefully and wisely. Prepare for the outdoors: rain, sun, swimming, and exploring the woods. Pack enough to be comfortable but leave items that aren’t necessary or allowed at home (see Cell phones & electronics). 

LABEL EVERYTHING! IAWAH is not responsible for lost items. All Lost and Found items will be displayed at the end of each session. The following list is intended to guide you as you pack and unpack and repack. Enjoy! 

  • Running shoes 
  •  Sandals, flip-flops, or an extra pair of runners.
  • Pants & shorts 
  • Sweater & long sleeve shirt
  • T-shirts
  • Socks & underwear
  • Swimsuit or two. Leave skimpy swimwear (bikinis/speedo briefs) at home please as they tend to fall off in the water. 
  • Towels (1 beach, 1 shower)
  • Hat 
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen
  • Raincoat 
  • Durable water bottle with your name on it.
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo 
  • Insect repellent
  • Flashlight (small rechargeable is great!)
  • Pillow & sleeping bag or single sheets & a light blanket
  • Bible & notebook (if you have them)
  •  Pets
  • Guns of any sort (including water, airsoft, paintball, Nerf, etc)
  • Radio, Electronic games, Cell Phones, tablets, computers, drones, etc.
  • Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, marijuana, alcoholic beverages & illegal drugs
  • Valuable items which could be lost or damaged (jewelry, watches, expensive clothing)
  • Knives, matches/lighters
  • Peanuts & nut products

Canoe Trip. Info about how to pack for the canoe trip will be updated soon. 

Life at IAWAH

Registration is from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Please do not arrive early.
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Before Arrival

Sign in to your online account and finish any outstanding paperwork (including, waivers, medical forms, and tuck account deposits).

Upon Arrival


  1. Follow the registration signs. The more information you submit before you arrive the less you have to do on arrival day.
  2. If needed, heck-in with the medical staff regarding your medical status and submit all medications (original containers with manufacturer’s and/or pharmaceutical label and any applicable doctor’s orders are required).
  3. Meet your Cabin leaders, and settle into your accommodations. 
  4. Say goodbye to whomever brought you and get to know your fellow cabin-mates. 

Departure Day is on the closing Saturday of your respective program between 10:00 am – 11:00am.
Remember to collect any medications from the medical staff, close your tuck account, take a tour past the lost and found, and sign out with your CREW leaders. 

Daily Schedule coming soon. 

Internet: CREW members will not have access to the internet for personal use.

Phone messages: Messages can be left at the Office at 613-273-5621. CREW members will not have direct access to a phone.  However, if you would like to call home on a day off, please bring along a prepaid phone card to use.

Mail:  CREW members can receive mail through the Camp IAWAH office. Please ensure that mail is sent using the following format: CREW member name, “CREW PROGRAM” c/o Camp IAWAH, 304 IAWAH Rd RR2 Godfrey ON K0H 1T0
Note: It usually takes 3-4 days longer to receive any postal mail because of the rural mail delivery system. Parcels can only be sent by courier as they are delivered directly to the IAWAH Office. IAWAH is not responsible for parcels and mail that arrives after the CREW member has left the program. 
Mail and Care packages can also be left in the care of the office staff with specific delivery notes. (ie. hand out on week 2)

Email: Camp IAWAH used an app called Bunk1 to help CREW members and parents communicate easily with each other. This service will allow parents to email (Bunk Note) their CREW members and attach a piece of paper (Bunk Reply) that allows the CREW member to respond to the email. This paper is scanned and will arrive in the parent’s email box. It is the responsibility of the CREW member to respond. Camp staff will not badger them to reply 😉 
More information on Bunk1 and how to sign up will be added soon. 

Camp IAWAH uses Bunk1 to share photos of camp life. More information about how to sign up and access the online photos will be added soon.