Because Camp Winnebagoe is committed to maintaining a relatively small population, we are able to individuate and conscientiously attend to the needs of all our campers, including those with disabilities.  In compliance with Regulation 429/07, Winnebagoe has established policies and procedures which support persons with disabilities so that its services are communicated in a manner supporting principles of dignity, integration and equal opportunity.

There are situations involving safety or physical limitations where Winnebagoe’s facilities or programs cannot be accessible to people with certain disabilities.  In such cases, clients are encouraged to communicate with us to understand which services are accessible as would apply to specific disabilities.

We understand that people with disabilities may require the use of assistive devices, service animals and Support Persons.  While we do allow assistive devices, we are unable to provide them.  Service animals will be allowed wherever the general public is allowed.  The law, however, does not permit such animals in the dining hall, kitchen or Health Centre.  Support Persons will be allowed to accompany a person with a disability.  Such persons will require a Police Check and will be required to pay a reduced fee.

We are committed to training our staff in accordance with the AODA requirements and standards ensuring their familiarity with assistive devices, service animals and/or Support Persons.  Moreover, training will also include the ability to communicate and interact with people with various disabilities as well as what to do should a person with a disability be experiencing difficulty in accessing our goods and services.  Additional training will take place when changes are made to our accessible customer plan.

Camp Winnebagoe continuously evaluates the services offered to all its campers and staff alike.  Feedback and suggestions from camp families is encouraged and comments are regularly reviewed  should any changes to our services or programs be required.

Comments, questions and feedback should be directed to the Camp Director by telephone (705 789 5892), email (info@campwinnebagoe.com) or by mail (52 East Fox Lake Rd., Huntsville, ONT, P1H 2N3).

Testimonials

  • Before Winnebagoe I couldn’t even last a night away from home. Little did I know I could be away for a full two months with a smile on my face the whole time. Not only is camp my home away from home, the people at camp are my extended family.

    - Madison Bongard

  • Winnebagoe has given my eldest a summer home. It has helped boost her self-confidence and helped her mature and grow. She has tried things she never thought she would try and loved every single thing!

    - Penny Sherman

  • Winnebagoe has had an impact on me that will last a lifetime. I met the love of my life there and three of my closest friends that still remain. To me, there is nothing more important in life than friends, and family. Winnebagoe gave me the opportunity to surround me with both of those things. I miss camp every time June rolls around and it will be that way forever. Thank you Winny!

    - Jon Geller, Camper- 1997-2003; Counsellor- 2004; Tripping- 2005-2010

  • After being at Camp Winnebagoe for 14 summers, I can truly say that it has changed my life. The lasting bonds that are created not only within cabin mates, but between an Inter and a CIT, camper and their counsellor, a camper and their unit head, counsellors and the head staff, is a quality of Winnebagoe that cannot be replicated. Thank you Winnebagoe!

    - Emma Fogel

  • I love that at Winnebagoe you can meet people who are completely different ages than you. You can make friends with whoever you want. Everyone knows everyone and it feels so nice to have so many good people around your day-to-day schedule.

    - Emmy Gnat (2007 to present)

  • Camp Winnebgaoe is my life. I have the greatest time and am unbelievably sad when the summer ends.

    - Jamie Albert (2007 to present)

  • I can’t even begin to imagine how different I would be had I not spent the past four summers at Winnebagoe. There is no place that I would rather spend my summer vacation.

    - Jen Kestenberg (2006 to present)

  • My two years and counting as a unit head were the highlight of my years at Winnebagoe, because I can now pass on to the new campers how special camp is, and make them feel just as comfortable as I did when I was 8.

    - Elyssa Pivnick (1996 – and still counting)

  • I’ve been going to Camp Winnebagoe since I was 9 and I love it there. Whether I’m at swimming, canoeing or playing basketball I’m always busy and having the time of my life.

    - Lucas Gold (2006 to present)

  • I always go back because every year it’s a new year and you never know what fun things will happen. Overall, Camp Winnebagoe is my first choice in all camps.

    - Jack Wunder (2007 to present)

  • Camp Winnebagoe to me is my second home. I know that all my camp memories will last a lifetime and my friends and I will cherish these memories for a long time. This is why Camp Winnebagoe is so important to me!

    - Taylor Milne (2007 to present)

  • From the great activities and programs, to the amazing staff, the lasting memories created, and the life-long friendships that I have created, I cannot begin to count the number of reasons that I continue to come back each year.

    - Ryan Kichler (1996 – and still ticking)

  • Camp Winnebagoe continues to be an escape from reality, an opportunity for fun and great experiences, a chance to grow up and mature with others. It’s a home away from home – and it doesn’t get any better than this!

    - Ari, Marissa and Yonit Grossman (Campers and staff since 1988)

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