FAQ


Q. CAN I MAKE A CABIN MATE REQUEST FOR MY CHILD?

Yes. Great effort is made to honor mutual requests of children the same age.

For reasons of public decency and camper safety, all campers and staff are separated into male and female cabin groups based on their age and sex. Cabin placements are made prior to campers arriving at Camp.

When registering for camp please indicate in the “cabin placement” section any requests for who your child would like to be placed with.

When you check-in on Sunday our staff will inform you of your section and cabin name. If you have concerns about your child’s placement please let one of our staff know. We will do everything we can to resolve any concerns.


Q. IS CAMP A PEANUT-FREE FACILITY?

No. Camp is “peanut-aware” in that we do not knowingly serve peanut products from our kitchens or tuck shops.

Summer staff are instructed to not bring peanut-containing products onto the property. For more information see our section of Peanut Allergies.


Q. CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE MY CHILD’S SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS?

Likely. Camp’s food service staff are equipped to accommodate vegetarian, lactose-free, and gluton-free diets.

We cannot accommodate vegan diets. For more information see our section of Special Diets.


Q. DOES CAMP HAVE A DISCOUNT FOR SIBLINGS?

Yes. A family’s third immediate child is subject to a $200 discount. The fourth and subsequent children are subject to a $350 discount.

We also have discounts for early sign-up, family referrals, and for parents who volunteer on one of our operations teams. See our Discounts Page for more.


Q. WHAT IS CAMP’S REFUND POLICY?

*The $150 deposit required upon registration is fully refundable up until June 1st.

For more details visit our Registration page.

*This policy does not apply for our Leadership Camps.


Q. DOES CAMP PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES?

Yes. Camp has a robust sponsorship program, various payment schedules and numerous discounts.

To apply for sponsorship visit our Financial Support page.

To learn more about discounts visit our Discounts page.


Q. CAN I CONTACT MY CHILD DURING CAMP?

Yes. You can email your child while at Camp using our Camper Contact form.

Parents also have the option to leave mail with our staff during Check-In. Please mark on the package the campers name and camp they are attending (Girls Camp, Boys Camp, Discovery Camp) and the day you would like them to receive it. Our staff will take care of the rest!

If there is a situation in which you need to contact your child directly please call our main office at 705-385-2629.


Q. MY CHILD NEEDS DAILY MEDICATION. IS THAT OK?

Yes. Camp aims to have 3 nurses on property who oversee the giving of prescription and over-the-counter medication.

We request that parents disclose medication conditions upon registration. Nurses will be available to talk with during check-in and will take medication directly from the parents. No camper medication is permitted in camp cabins.

For more information visit our Medical Care page.


 Q. WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD BRING TO CAMP?

Great Question! You can download our Camper Information Sheet which contains a complete list of packing recommendations.


 Q. CAMP MINI-YO-WE IS CHRISTIAN RIGHT? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR MY CHILD’S CAMP EXPERIENCE?

Camp Mini-Yo-We is a Christian organization which welcomes campers from all backgrounds and religious beliefs.

Camp provides an an inter-denominational Christian environment in which children can learn who Jesus is, what the Bible teaches, and how we can have a relationship with Him. We encourage campers to consider issues about life and faith through Biblical teaching, music, skits, prayer, and evening devotions.

Find out more about What We Believe.


Q. MY CHILD LOST SOMETHING WHILE AT CAMP. DO YOU HAVE A LOST AND FOUND?

Yes! Lost and Found requests are processed through our Online Lost & Found Form.

Please do not call the Camp Office to inquire about lost and found

 


Q. CAN MY CHILD’S LAUNDRY BE DONE WHILE AT CAMP?

Yes. Laundry services are available to campers staying two or more consecutive weeks for a cost of $32.00 + HST.

Laundry services include a colorful Mini-Yo-We laundry bag (you get to keep!) are provided by a local laundry service. Camp Mini-Yo-We is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items. Find out more on our Registration page.


Q. I REFERRED A NEW FAMILY TO CAMP, HOW DO WE RECEIVE THE REFERRAL DISCOUNT?

Once both families are registered for Camp please email office@miniyowe.com with the family names to have the discount added.


Q. MY CHILD STILL WETS THE BED AT NIGHT, CAN THEY COME TO CAMP?

Yes, they can still come to Camp.  Our staff are trained to discreetly check for wet beds.  If they find any wet bedding they will place new bedding on the bed so others don’t notice.  Staff will wash the soiled bedding and once it is clean they discreetly put it back on the campers bed.

If your child is younger and prone to wetting the bed or you believe they may wet the bed while away from home, we kindly request that you pack enough pull-ups to wear at bedtime for the duration of their time here at Camp. Our Discovery Camp cabin leaders will ensure discretion with regards to the campers who wear pull-ups. The use of pull-ups helps avoid messy and embarrassing situations for our camper.