Important Information Regarding Restricted Items
Because our cabins and all of our buildings are wood-frame structures, and since our camp is situated in a heavily treed area, we are extremely concerned about the use of electrical items in cabins. Fire is a constant concern!
As in past years, we are adopting a very strict policy with both our campers’ and our staff’s safety in mind.
iPods are strongly discouraged and camp will not assume any responsibility should these be lost or damaged. If however, you still plan on bringing an iPod to camp, it CANNOT be a Touch Screen Device. Removing the SIM card or deleting games and movies will still result in confiscation.
Non Touch Screen iPods will be restricted for listening to music in the cabins only. They are not to be carried out and around the camp grounds.
Lockboxes and Toolboxes will be permitted only without locks. Since we have a safe to house valuables and money, there is no need to lock anything up in the cabin.
Only battery-operated appliances (radios, alarm-clocks, fans, etc.) will be allowed in cabin.
Due to lack of space, cardboard or plastic shelving cannot be put on buses or baggage trucks.
Each cabin may have one electrically-operated sound system which will be provided by one of the cabin’s counselors.
Hair Blowers are perhaps the single most hazardous electrical item of all. While we would prefer that no hair-blowers were brought to camp, we will strictly limit their use.
It is our belief that the following items have no place at summer camp. If brought to camp, they will be confiscated and not returned.
- Hair Straighteners
- Curling Irons
- iPads / Tablets
- Heating Pads
- Cell Phones
- Folding Chairs
- DVD Players
- Hot Pots
- Touch Screen Devices
- Walkie Talkies
- PSP’s and Electronic Games
- Electric Fans
- Power Bars
- Extension Cords
Please remember that Winnebagoe is, after all, a summer camp and not a resort. We ask that for a very few weeks, your child abandons some of the luxuries of home in favour of a more simple lifestyle, one in keeping with our natural environment, where safety is our prime concern.
Your co-operation in this very crucial matter is particularly appreciated.