By living in the same cabin with other campers, Ak-O-Makkers will learn to share space and negotiate issues with each other respectfully.
Sense of Responsibility
Campers share the responsibility for cleaning up their cabins and personal space daily.
Ak-O-Makkers learn to respectfully navigate interpersonal relationships while living closely with other girls and developing lifelong friendships
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No, all girls are welcome at Camp Ak-O-Mak regardless of their athletic ability. Our program offers a range of activities for each camper to enjoy and grow at their own pace.
Ak-O-Mak has a no cell phone, tablet, laptop policy. Campers will have their phones for travel. Upon arrival to camp, we will collect the phone for safe keeping in the locked, camp office.
Our program director assigns the activities every day, including choice periods.
From the moment they arrive, Campers kickstart their Ak-O-Mak experience by meeting girls from all over the world. Camp Ak-O-Mak has cultivated a friendly, inclusive and welcoming environment which allows everyone to enjoy each other’s company with the help of our multilingual camp crew.
At Camp Ak-O-Mak, laughter is our universal language.
Going to camp for the first time is a big step for anyone. While it’s normal to feel some discomfort, rest assured that your child is in good hands.
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The girls attending AK-O-Mak have varying athletic abilities. Most girls will find a sport that becomes her own.
Our program director assigns the activities every day. See the Daily Schedule under Programs.
Our counsellors live in the cabins with the campers. There are 2 to 3 counsellors per cabin. The younger cabins have the additional counsellor.
Our pricing is in Canadian Dollars. If paying by credit card, the card company will exchange the money. Currently the US Dollar is at a 35% exchange and the Euro Dollar is a 50% exchange (both the US and Euro Dollars offer quite a discount compared to the Canadian).
No. Our cabins do not have electricity. The camper will need a flashlight or headlamp.
The arrival day is the first day of the session and is the same day that your daughter would fly into Toronto Pearson International airport.
No. Spending money is built into the tuition and is referred to as the “Refundable Expense Account”. This is for the camper to use at the camp store (Tuck Shop), out of camp events, a paddle across the lake for ice cream. The amount is different for each session and is shown on the Tuition Pricing Breakdown PDF. An accounting is done at the end of the summer and if your daughter has money remaining in the expense account, that money is refunded to you. If she has spent more than the amount, you will be issued an invoice.
We have 1 to 2 doctors on site to handle most medical issues.
Camp is often the first time a girl has been away from home. One of the main reasons parents send their children to summer camp is to accomplish this developmental milestone in a safe and enjoyable setting. Everyone, regardless of age, will feel some discomfort. Your daughter will learn that feeling ‘homesick’ does not last long, that some camp mates feel the same way and together they learn how to manage their feelings in a positive way. Our counsellors and head staff are well trained/experienced in handling home sickness.
Our shortest session is 2 weeks, the minimum time that we can provide a holistic camp experience, i.e. over-coming homesickness (which lands day 3-4, perfectly normal), forging friendships with one’s camp mates, investing in/enjoying the program while accomplishing personal goals. A one week camp can be helpful for some children, however it is not conducive to the delivery of a robust program such as Camp Ak-O-Mak’s. In our experience, with the first and last days as travel and the next couple of days ‘missing home’, one week campers “default cope” by counting down the days ’til pick up rather than investing in their camp experience.
We are UNPLUGGED for the summer. Ak-O-Mak has a no cell phone, tablet, laptop policy. The camper will have their phones for travel. Upon arrival to camp, we will collect the phone for safe keeping in the locked, camp office.
We call our bathrooms “HOPS”. They are separate buildings shared by 2 cabins. Each HOP has multiple stalls with flush toilets and sinks with running water. Flashlights are required for HOPS also.