If you list on your registration that you would like to be in a cabin with another camper, we do everything we can to place you with your friends! All we ask is that you limit your cabin mate requests to only 1 or 2 people.
How many activity periods are there in a day and how do I sign up for my activities?
There are six activity periods in a day. Every night you and your counsellor will select the activities that you want to do the next day. The next day the sign up sheets are posted so you can see what you have signed up for!
Where will my canoe trip go?
Canoe trips are scheduled by our Trip Directors and are assigned based on age and experience. Our Prep Campers (age 6-9) do a 1 night overnight on Ghost Island (located right on Lake Kabakwa), our Junior Campers (age 10-11) do a 3 night flatwater 'looper' on the lakes around the camp or in Algonquin Park, our Inters (age 12-13) can choose to go on a 4-7 day canoe trip and our Seniors (age 14-16) can request canoe trips from 5 - 24 days!
What can I buy in the Tuck Shop?
Our tuck shop has things like chocolate bars, pop, toiletries, fruit juices, nutrigrain bars and the best camp clothing around! Clothing like Kandalore t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, you name it! No cash is needed since we set up a tuck account for all of our campers.
What if I miss my parents?
Missing your parents is natural! Everyone misses home at some point in their life, regardless of how old they are. Our staff are really good at helping you to get over this feeling if it happens to you and helping you have an awesome time at camp!
Will I have fun?
If you are coming to Kandalore, be prepared for the most incredible adventure of your life! The answer to this question is YES!!!
Since Kandalore has such a high return rate of campers, how will my child fit if everyone already knows one another?
We take great care in assembling our cabin groups to ensure that new campers are placed with any requests they have made for cabin mates and in cabin groups that contain a mix of new and returning campers. Our staff are well trained to do many different things in their cabin groups to make sure new campers feel welcome and quickly integrated into our program.
How can I prepare my child for Kandalore?
In our spring information package, we include a First Time Camper Handbook which contains many details about how camp works once your child has arrived. It details many of the routines and traditions at Kandalore. Review this and all the information about camp with your child so they will know what to expect at camp!
How long has Kandalore been in business?
Kandalore has been operating continuously as a summer camp since 1947. Established originally as a boys' camp, Kandalore has been coeducational since 1992.
Where do you get your staff?
Many of our staff have 'come up through the ranks' from camper through Leader-In-Training to staff. Approximately 90% of our staff were campers at Kandalore. When we do hire a staff member who has not been to Kandalore before, we ensure that they have the necessary qualifications to instruct the activities they will be teaching and most importantly, a desire to work and care for our campers. All of our counsellors must submit to police background checks before they are hired.
Where are your campers from?
Kandalore is very fortunate to have a wide diversity of campers from all over the world! While approximately 85 percent of our children are from Ontario, we have campers come from over 15 different countries including USA, Mexico, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland and more! We offer direct transportation from Toronto's Pearson International Airport to camp for campers arriving from abroad.
Are you accredited by the Ontario Camping Association?
Yes, Kandalore meets or exceeds all standards set by the OCA, these standards cover all aspects of the camp including: staffing, health, waterfront safety and more.
Is that the only body governing camping?
No, Kandalore must also adhere to guidelines established by several government agencies including the Ministry of Health.
How can I find out more?
We would be happy to send you our information package or answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to contact us via e-mail or by submitting an information request or even give us a call! Click the "Request Info" button below for your contact options.
Can I Register Online?
If you would like to register online with secure payment, please click the "Register" button at the top of the page!