Accommodation and food

Campers sleep in rustic cabins, in single or bunk beds. A typical cabin consists of several separate, private entrance rooms containing three beds each. An assigned camp counselor may occupy a cabin. There is one central washroom facility each for males and females, including showers.
Campers and staff are fed the same hearty, nutritious meals. In addition to three meals, an evening snack is served before bedtime. The kitchen staff can prepare special meals on request for those on restricted diets. No products containing peanuts are used in the kitchen. Food is generally not permitted in cabins to avoid attracting rodents.

Staff, supervision, and safety

Staff members consist of a camp director, counselors, medical personnel, a safety officer/lifeguard, leaders in training, a cook and the cook's helpers. Counselors and the safety officer are assigned to supervise groups of students. Should a medical emergency occur, a hospital is located in Richard's Landing, just a five minute drive from the camp.

Typical day

An average day begins with a hearty breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by a few chores and then a fully structured morning and afternoon of lessons, theory, choir and ensembles - interspersed with recreation which includes supervised swimming at the nearby Richard’s Landing beach, soccer and crafts.  Evening recitals are followed by a few games or a campfire before retiring for the night. Lights out are at 10:30 p.m. for junior campers (up to 12 years old), and 11:00 p.m. for senior campers.

Recreational program

Recreation includes board games, crafts, supervised swimming, soccer and always several surprises! The camp has a talented and enthusiastic recreation staff who are busy planning some very exciting activities for this season.

During the last week of camp  the campers take part in ‘fun night’ during which students are encouraged to entertain their fellow campers with skits and other antics.

What to Bring

Instrument, music and accompaniments, accessories (strings, reeds, etc), sleeping bag, twin fitted sheet, clothing for hot and inclement weather (shorts, t-shirts, swimsuit, sweaters, raincoat, rain boots), a music stand, pillow, flashlight, sunscreen, insect repellent (non aerosol), and insect netting for a bed. For the final concert, girls are asked to bring a semi-formal skirt and dress shoes to wear with the camp T-shirt. Boys are asked to bring dress slacks and shoes for this occasion. Please Tag All Items.

Required medications must be deposited with the camp cook and will be provided to the camper on request.

What not to bring

Alcohol or illegal drugs will not be tolerated. Food is not permitted in cabins. The Algoma Music Camp is not responsible for lost or stolen items left in cabins - valuables should be deposited with staff when not in use.