5 Facts for First-Time Camper Families for the Summer of 2023

Rich BirchBlog

Are you excited to give your child a summer of adventure at Mini-Yo-We? But wondering what to expect?

Don’t worry, every year we hear from many parents who are considering sending their kids to Mini-Yo-We for the first time. We are here to dispel any misconceptions and show you why Mini-Yo-We is the perfect summer destination for your child.

Fact #1: Your child will have plenty of company!

At Mini-Yo-We, about 40% of our campers are first-time attendees. This means that in each cabin, there are typically 2-3 new campers who are also experiencing Mini-Yo-We for the first time. This creates a supportive and inclusive environment for your child to make new friends and build memories.

Fact #2: Mini-Yo-We is for kids of all ages!

From young kids who are just turning 5 to teenagers who are 16, Mini-Yo-We is designed to provide life-changing adventures to everyone. Our mission is to develop tomorrow’s leaders thorough life-changing adventure in God’s creation … and it starts from when they are very young! 

Fact #3: Camp is for everyone, regardless of their background!

Don’t worry if your child doesn’t have a love for the great outdoors just yet. Many of our campers come from the suburbs and find that Mini-Yo-We provides a much-needed escape from their daily routine. With breathtaking views of Muskoka, your child is sure to fall in love with nature.

Fact #4: Camp is an investment in your child’s future!

While sending your child to Mini-Yo-We may seem expensive, it is truly an investment in their future. Many parents who have taken the leap have found that the memories and skills their child gained from their time at camp are invaluable. We also offer flexible payment options to make it easier for families to stay within their budget.

Fact #5: Your child won’t be homesick!

In a world where kids are often close to their parents, it’s natural to worry about homesickness. But rest assured, our summer team is trained to handle these situations and design activities that keep campers engaged and excited to be at Mini-Yo-We. A few sleepovers at grandma’s house or a friend’s can also help prepare your child for their time away from home.

We are so confident that your child will have a fantastic time at Mini-Yo-We during the summer of 2023 that we are offering a 100% money-back guarantee for first-time campers!!

Why would we do this? It’s simple – our summer staff team is exceptional!

Our parent surveys consistently tell us that families are extremely satisfied with their time at Mini-Yo-We. In fact, in the following areas, parent satisfaction has consistently increased over the past decade:

  • Good value for money spent
  • Spiritual growth in their children
  • Well-trained staff
  • Safety of their children
  • Intent to rebook for the next summer

We also ask about various aspects of the camper experience, including:

  • Cabin leaders
  • Quality of instruction
  • Spiritual and biblical focus
  • Food – quantity and quality
  • Accommodations
  • Site presentation
  • Washrooms and showers
  • Fun and excitement

The feedback we receive from parents is overwhelmingly positive, with many sharing incredible stories about how much their children loved their time at Camp.

We can’t wait to welcome your child to our community this summer! If you have any questions about registering your child for the first time, don’t hesitate to reach out to Rebecca in our office. She would be happy to help. You can reach her at rebecca@miniyowe.com or by phone at 705-385-2629.

And one more thing! Don’t wait until the last minute to register. With almost 1,600 kids already signed up for next summer, some programs are filling up fast. Make sure to secure your child’s spot now to ensure they have a summer to remember at Mini-Yo-We.