The Registration Process
For 2023, the camp fees are as follows:
Regular Campers (9 – 13) – $695
Teen Campers (13.5 – 14) – $750
For campers in need of financial assistance, there is a section on the form. The Chilawee financial assistance program was begun in 2019 in honour of the 25th anniversary to help campers in need to experience Chilawee.
Frequently Asked Questions [Updated March 2023]
What are the camp dates? When should we arrive? When is pickup?
Camp dates are from August 10th (arrive between 2:30pm and 5pm) to August 18th (pickup anywhere between 10am and 5pm)
There will be a Camp Open House on August 18th to which all camper families are invited.
What are the camp fees?
$695 for regular campers (9-12) and $750 for LIT campers (13-14).
Is there a deadline for registration?
Yes, June 1st, 2023.
What if I change my mind/need a refund?
Except in the event of camp being completely cancelled, we can’t offer a full refund after July 1st.
Arrival and Departure
Campers are expected to arrive in the afternoon of the first day between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Please note that the gate will be locked until 3pm. Please do not bring your girls earlier than that time. The staff are training and preparing to make your daughter’s time awesome! Campers are to be picked up on the morning of their departure day between 10:00 am and 2:00pm.
What to Expect At Camp
Chilawee Trails welcomes 56 campers. The campground has 4 barracks with space for two cabins per barrack.
Each cabin has 7 campers, one counselor and one CIT. This is the group your daughter will participate in camp activities with. Your daughter’s counselor and CIT are focused on building cabin camaraderie early on to ensure a fun and successful time at camp.
Chilawee Trails promotes and enforces a dress code policy. We do not allow two piece bathing suits, mini shorts/skirts, tight clothing including yoga pants, spaghetti strap or low cut tops or tops that show off the midriff area. Please ensure the clothing your daughter packs adheres to this dress code. Please do not send your daughter’s best shorts, shirts, or jeans as camp clothes often get dirty and worn.
When packing, choose a soft bag for easy storage, and clear garbage bags for sleeping bag. Please LABEL EVERYTHING. We keep a lost and found bin at the camp that gets emptied at the end of camp. If items are not claimed they are donated to the needy. Please do not bring valuables to the camp as lost items are lost! A suggested packing list can be found here [LINK].
Sports and games
Campers participate in canoeing, swimming, hiking and daily sports. The campers and staff hike up a nearby trail to experience a spectacular view and take a canoe trip around the lake.
On the last full day of camp, the oldest campers host an Olympics Day event where cabins compete against each other in various games and races.
Each cabin takes turns setting up and cleaning the mess hall for each meal and keeping the camp bathrooms clean. Campers work with each other to keep their cabins neat and tidy throughout camp.
Campers participate in craft sessions every day where they can exercise or discover the many artistic talents they have. The crafts are accessible to all skill levels and often make for cherished souvenirs of camp.
Dance and drama
Campers participate in daily drama workshops with improvisation activities and work with their cabin to develop and rehearse a skit to perform in front of the camp at the end of camp. Your daughter can share her talents with the rest of the camp in one of two talent shows held in the evenings.
Guardian Angel Program
Our Guardian Angel program promotes generosity and helping others by encouraging random acts of kindness. Each camper and staff member is given someone to secretly watch over from the beginning of camp. The guardian angels perform small tasks, leave little gifts, and send encouraging notes. This spreads joy and ensures even first-time campers feel welcomed.
The staff at Chilawee Trails is a team of warm and responsible people dedicated to ensuring that your daughter has a fun filled, meaningful time at camp. All staff participate in an extensive two-tier leadership training program. Many of them are previous campers, anxious to recreate their own experience for a new generation of campers.