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  • Type:
    Overnight camp
  • Focus:
    Traditional (multi activity)
  • Cost:
    $2,240/2 weeks
  • Ages:
    6 to 16
  • Gender:
    All Girls
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    100
  • Programs:
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  • Summary Profile

    About Mi-A-Kon-Da

    Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da is a summer camp for girls where campers learn new skills, build friendships, and gain independence. Campers select from a variety of traditional camp activities, challenging themselves to try new things and become strong leaders. With a 3-to-1 camper-to-staff ratio, our staff are dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for all. Located on a rustic private island, Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da is the perfect place to develop an appreciation for nature and the outdoors. Offering 1, 2, or 4 week sessions as well as an introduction to overnight camp session called 'Stepping Stones'. 

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    • Special needs: Yes, mild support. A few of our campers have special needs.
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community


    COVID-19 Response 

    For the 2021 Summer season, we are optimistic that Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da will be able to run and welcome both new and returning families to Birch Island. As changes arise due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will provide updates to our community on our website via the link below.

    View recent COVID-19 updates from Mi-A-Kon-Da



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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Mi-A-Kon-Da currently has 2 programs available; 1 TBD.

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    Name
    Type/Gender
    Specialty
    Location
    Date
    Bus
     Cost
    Email
    Overnight Camp
    All Girls
    Ages: 7 - 16
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $1,120 to $4,260
    First-aid/lifesaving |Archery|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Volleyball|Yoga|Rock Climbing|Arts & Crafts|Theatre Arts|Photo/Video|Painting|Woodworking|Jam Camp|Vocal training / singing|Ballet|Jazz|Drawing|Guitar|Piano|Fantasy/superhero|Hip hop|Wilderness Out-tripping|Rope courses|Wilderness Skills
    Overnight Camp
    All Girls
    Ages: 19
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $250
    Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Ballet|Hip hop|Jazz|Guitar|Piano|Vocal training / singing|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Rock Climbing|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Volleyball|Yoga
    Overnight Camp
    All Girls
    Ages: 6 - 8
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $250
    Rope courses|Jam Camp|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Nature/Environment|Canoeing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Archery|Hiking|Rock Climbing



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes

    Discounts

    Discount for 2nd child $50
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Mi-A-Kon-Da

    our take

    One of the greatest advertisements for Mi-A-Kon-Da is undoubtedly Pam Lamont, who as directed the camp for nearly three decades. She’s personable, spirited, and given to saying things like this: “I believe sincerely in the educational, social and recreational values of camping. Camp provides an ideal environment for a young woman to grow and mature feeling valued, confident, and capable.” All of the activities at Mi-A-Kon-Da point to that overriding goal. The site, itself, is as remarkable and it is unique: it’s situated on its own island and surrounded by crown land. Arriving on site is like stepping into a painting by Tom Thompson, a world away from the bustle of city life. The programming clusters around traditional camp activities, and new programs are added only when they are sympathetic to the culture and goals of the camp. When rowing was introduced, for example, Lamont was careful to ensure that the focus was on the experience of working together as a team, and having a new experience, rather than competition. “I said I don’t want this activity to be about levels. I just want it to be an experience. If they want to pursue it in a competitive way, they may … a lot of the girls who do our dance program, they do it just for fun. And that’s great.” It is. Every camp is unique, though Mi-A-Kon-Da, in particular, proves that point.



    Editor's Review

    Editor’s Top 3: Mi-A-Kon-Da

    Hear the three things that Our Kids’ editors see when they look at Mi-A-Kon-Da



    User reviews of Mi-A-Kon-Da  — Read all 4 reviews


    Time of My Life
    Former Camper (Camp alumni)

    Thank you very much for the two weeks I spent at camp! I enjoyed every day during my time there and I really did have the time of my life. I now have so many fantastic memories which I will never forget. I wouldn't have been able to have so much fun and meet so many new people if it wasn't for you, so thank you ... Read More

    The Magic of Mi-A-Kon-Da
    Former Staff (Camp alumni)

    What makes Mi-A-Kon-Da truly special is the intangible grasp it seems to have over every person that steps foot on (her) island. There's something in the air, written across the counselor's/camper's faces that displays loyalty, love, and life lessons. To this day it remains a place in space and time that I learned a great deal about others and about myself as well ... Read More

    Looking Forward to Next Year!
    Camper Parent (Parent)

    Mi-A-Kon-Da has become a bright jewel for both our girls. I do think they are happier and more confident and independent for going. You are doing a wonderful job and it is greatly appreciated. They started looking forward to next year before they had even gotten home from this year. And everyone introducing themselves as we walked through the camp. All open and welcoming. I am thankful my girls are experiencing it all ... Read More

    Camp is Awesome!
    Camper (Camper)

    I really enjoyed Mi-A-Kon-Da. My favourite activity was archery but I also enjoyed the canoe trip, sailing, drama and swim around the island. I liked exploring the island and eating the meals outside. I think that the camp is awesome and hope to come back next summer for more fun ... Read More

  • Location & Site Details

    Address

    Parry Sound, ON
    24000 Wah Wash Kesh Lake, Dunchurch, Ontario, P0A 1G0
    Hamilton, ON
    756 Mineral Springs Road, Hamilton, Ontario, L9H 5E3



    Busing

    • Bus to and from Camp
      Location Address Pick up Drop off
      IKEA Vaughn 200 Interchange Way, Concord, ON L4K 5C3 10:00 am 3:00 am
      Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da 24000 Wah Wash Kesh Lake Not provided Not provided


    Accommodations

    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Platform Tent

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Composting Toilets
    • Outhouses
    • Showers (indoor)
    • Showers (outdoor)

    Are meals provided? Yes

    Is Mi-A-Kon-Da technology free? Yes Mi-A-Kon-Da has a no cell phone policy.



    Property Details

    Sports facilities

    • Archery Range
    • Climbing Wall
    • Rope Course

    Landscape

    • Beach
    • Forested Area
    • Lake/Pond/River
    • Nature Trails

    More details about property: Birch Island is a 23- acre property privately owned by the camp. Campers enjoy sunny beaches, natural rock outcroppings, trails, and lots of untouched forest.



    Associations

    Ontario Camps Association Associations
    Canadian Camping Association/ Association des camps du Canada Associations


  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Pam Lamont, Owner/Director
    M.Sc.N.

    Why Mi-A-Kon-Da is important -

    Young girls from all over the world, of all ages attend Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da, creating a lifetime of learning, friends and fun. For over 60 years Mi-A-Kon-Da continues to have campers, staff and alumni return each summer.

    I believe that all girls should have that one special place and time where they can truly be themselves, feel safe and secure in that environment to experience and try new things they have the power to choose. This is what Mi-A-Kon-Da provides to every girl, her own special place in the world that is all hers, to be themselves.

    "Mi-A-Kon-Da is a magical place. There is no other place like it. We come to enjoy nature, make friends, depart, grow and come back again."

     - Pam Lamont



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