policies

Policies

ELECTRONICS POLICY

As parents and educators, we know that young people use and adapt to new technology at dizzying speeds. Electronic devices are often a useful and necessary part of children’s educational and social development during the school year. But we also think that summer should stand apart from the rest of the year.

We want campers to experience nature with all their senses, and engage directly with each other without the separation of a screen. At Madawaska, we encourage children to develop their sense of accomplishment and well being through hands-on activities, whether they are sports or play or dance or music. And we want them to get those hands dirty! Which is why we need campers to leave most electronics at home. Help us preserve “endangered tech-free time” by supporting our policies.

MADAWASKA IS A “SCREEN FREE” CAMP

To cut down on distraction and increase campers’ enjoyment of camp, we have a “Screen-Free” policy at Madawaska. Your understanding and support of this policy helps us ensure campers have a refreshing and engaging summer experience.

Personal music devices

iPod Nano (1st, 2nd, or 6th generation only), iPod Shuffle, iPod Mini, iPod Classic (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th generation only), Kobo Touch, Sony Reader, Nook Simple Touch, or Amazon Kindle

Music Device

Digital cameras

Small, lightweight and inexpensive digital cameras are allowed, along with their chargers and preferably waterproof cases. Cameras that are large, bulky or with removable lenses are strongly discouraged.

Camera

PROHIBITED DEVICES

These devices are not allowed if they are capable of playing games, watching movies, tv shows or videos, uploading or downloading data of any kind, or being used as telephones. Please note, that this list is by no means exhaustive.

COMMUNICATION GUIDELINES

The camp session is a busy time for campers, but we want to make sure that neither parents nor kids are anxious about communicating with each other. We have a number of ways for everyone to stay in touch.
HOW TO CONTACT THE CAMP

PHONE: 1 (866) 553-0655 (toll free)
EMAIL: info@madawaskacamps.com
FAX: 1 (866) 875-8225

Madawaska’s camp office is staffed from 9am – 6pm. After hours, confidential voicemail is available and checked regularly. Any concerns or questions will be directed towards the appropriate member of our Leadership Team. All messages are returned within 24 hours.

RECEIVING A CALL ABOUT AN ACCIDENT OR ILLNESS

We seek to ensure a safe and healthy stay at camp, but in the case of an unexpected accident or illness MASH, our camp’s Health Centre, will contact you.
MASH will call to inform you of any significant medical situations that have occurred at camp. Some examples of this include the doctor prescribing oral antibiotics or other medications, any situation requiring a visit to the hospital or dentist, an unusually long illness, or continuing homesickness.
For minor medical issues we do not contact the camper’s family. These matters may include: the dispensing of some oral medications such as antihistamines, topical creams or lotions; minor cuts and scrapes; homesickness that lasts for short periods of time; minor colds or short term illnesses that do not require medication.
Should we need to contact you, we will make several attempts to reach you directly and will leave a detailed message on voice mail if necessary. Please make sure to provide the camp with your most up to date contact information.