The Registration Process
For 2020, the camp fees are as follows:
Regular Campers (9 – 13) – $415
Teen Campers (13.5 – 14) – $445
For campers in need of financial assistance, there is a scholarship application section of the form. The Chilawee Scholarship program was begun in 2019 in honour of the 25th anniversary to help campers in need to experience Chilawee.
Clicking on the button below will take you to the camper registration page.
Arrival and Departure
Campers are expected to arrive in the afternoon of the first day between 3:00 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 week awesome! Campers are to be picked up on the morning of their departure day between 10:00 am and 12:00pm.
What to Expect At Camp
Chilawee Trails welcomes 56 campers per week, in two week-long sessions. 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 week 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 the week. 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 the week.
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 the week. 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 week 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.