Is this Camp accredited?

Our camper programs and Leader-in-Training programs are all fully accredited by the Ontario Camping Association (OCA). Water quality is checked regularly, both for drinking and swimming.

How many sessions do you run?

Currently we run one, 1-week session each summer for campers in July and a 1-week Leadership program at the same time. This year, the Leader-in-Training program will also have an additional training period in the city (during the daytime) in the week before camp.

What’s included in the summer camp fees?

  • cabin accommodation with bunks
  • transportation to/from Ottawa
  • hearty meals, with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables
  • equipment for all out trips
  • program supplies
  • qualified first aid and waterfront staff
  • maximum 60 campers per session

What about meals and snacks?

Campers take meals in the dining hall. Daytime and evening snacks are also provided. Given advance notice and instructions, we do our best to accommodate special diets: diabetic, allergy, vegetarian, etc.

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What if my child needs medications?

Detailed explanations of any medications taken are required on the Health Form. All prescription and non-prescription medications are kept locked in the camp Health Centre and are administered by Health Care Staff. Exceptions are made for campers and staff who must carry medication for asthma or anaphylaxis.

Do you accept people who are not affiliated with CGIT or non-church goers?

Yes absolutely! You do not need to attend CGIT to attend our camp and while our roots are in the Christian church, we warmly welcome people of all faiths, and also of no faith.

Can we get financial assistance with camp fees?

We hope that financial hardship will not be a barrier to any child who would benefit from a camping experience at Kalalla. Partial camperships may be available for you through your local church or call the camp Registrar.

How does my camper get to/from camp?

Transportation is provided to camp from Ottawa by school bus. Details will be in your registration confirmation package.

Is this camp co-ed?

No. We are an all-girls camp.

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Are you a day or residential camp?

We are a residential (overnight) camp. Please see Fees and Information for further details.

How long has your camp been running?

70 years in 2019. We’ve been offering girls’ camps since 1930, and since 1949 on our current site.

What is the ratio of campers to staff?

We aim to have two counsellors per unit. Camp-wide the ratio is approximately 3 to 1.

Is there an opportunity for parents to view the camp?

Yes, we will have an Open House in the spring. Read more about it on the Year-Round Activities page.
Email registrar@kalalla.com for Open House information.

Do we have an Early Bird deadline for registration?

No, we are not offering any discounts this year.

What happens when medical problems arise?

You can read our Medical Transportation Procedure for CGIT Camp Kalalla here. Rest assured that camp health care staff will not hesitate to contact you if problems arise.

What if my question is not answered here?

For more information please email your question to registrar@kalalla.com.

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