For First Session Campers who will be travelling home by bus:
The camp bus will depart camp at 9:00am. Campers will arrive at Carnegie Centennial Arena (580 Finch Avenue West). around 11:00am. The bags of these campers will arrive underneath the bus. There will be Camp Shalom staff on the bus and they will make sure all campers are picked up before departing the parking lot.
For First Session Campers who will be picked up at camp:
When you arrive at the camp, Camp Shalom staff will direct you to the parking area. Families will be allowed into camp at 11:00am. Once you enter the camp, you will have an opportunity to meet the counsellors in your camper’s cabin. At 12:00pm, we will all gather at the flagpole for Mifkad, a camper presentation and to say goodbye. Families should not be leaving before this point in the schedule. At 12:45pm, there will be staff available to help load your camper’s bags into your car. At this point, you are welcome to spend the afternoon and enjoy a BBQ picnic lunch with us at camp, or depart with your campers. If you are spending the day at camp, please see the next section for additional details about the at-camp programme.
For Full Summer (6 week) Campers who will have visitors at camp:
When you arrive at the camp parking lot, Camp Shalom staff will direct you where to park. Visitors’ Day begins at 11:00am, at which point the gates are opened to let you in. From 11:00am-12:00pm, you will have the opportunity to see your camper’s cabin and meet their counsellors. At 12:00pm, we will all gather at the flagpole for Mifkad and to say goodbye to the First Session campers. Following this presentation, families are welcome to join us for a complimentary BBQ lunch courtesy of Camp Shalom. If you wish to augment our lunch with your own snacks, please keep in mind that Camp Shalom is a strictly kosher and nut-free environment. This includes peanuts and all types of tree nuts, as well as any package labelled “may contain traces of nuts”. If you are unsure if something is nut-free, we urge you to leave it at home.
Your pets are welcome to join us for the day at camp, but please ensure that they are kept on leash at all times.
We do not allow our counsellors to accept tips. To show appreciation for your campers’ staff, we encourage you to make a donation in their honour to the camper scholarship fund. You can see us at the camp office for details about making a donation.
Families who wish to take their camper out of camp for the afternoon may do so at any time after this point. Please make sure to sign your camper out at the office. There will be times set up throughout the afternoon to visit the medical staff. The Tuck Shop will also be open in the afternoon. All Full Summer campers must be back in camp no later than 5pm, at which point our Visitors’ Day comes to an end.
For Full Summer (6 week) Campers who will not have visitors at camp:
Please make sure to inform the camp if you have made arrangements for another friend or family member to spend the day with your camper. Alternately, if your camper will not have any visitors at camp, please let us know and we will arrange for Camp Shalom staff to create special activities for them.