Here is where you will find valuable information about Health & Safety, Accreditation, preparing your camper for camp and more! Have a question? Talk to us!
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Campers are about to embark on an exciting adventure! Whether you are a first time camper, or a returning camper, there will be new experiences, new skills to learn and new friends to make. Here are some resources to help parents and campers prepare for a successful camp experience!
Have a First-Time Camper?
Click here for tips on preparing a new camper for GBC. Click here to view
Worried about Homesickness?
Click here for tips to help prepare a camper who might miss home. Click here to view
Don't know how or what to pack?
Click here for packing tips and a packing list for each camp session. Click here to view
Are you ready for camp?
Click here for our quick Preparation Checklist to make sure! Click here to view
Just have general questions?
Click here for answers to some frequently asked questions. Click here to view
Glen Bernard Camp is an accredited member of the Ontario Camps Association (OCA).
The OCA sets operating standards for member camps, and GBC adheres to over 400 separate standards in the areas of: Health & Safety, Leadership, Food Service & Maintenance, Staffing, Programming, and Administration. Some standards duplicate government regulations, but frequently an OCA standard is higher. The document also includes areas not covered by government regulations. Every four years a representative of the OCA visits GBC to ensure compliance with each standard.
The health and safety of each camper and staff member at GBC is a top priority.
- Glen Bernard has a resident physician who sees campers and staff daily about any health concerns and is available on site for emergencies.
- The camp is part of the 911 system and the fire station and ambulance bay are both located within 10 km. The closest major hospital is located about 40 minutes away, in Huntsville and North Bay.
- Each staff member is trained in first aid and lifeguarding procedures, having minimum certifications of Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid, and many have additional qualifications.
- Staff training prior to camper arrival covers all aspects of health and safety and emergency procedures are reviewed each session with all campers and staff.
- GBC also meets the stringent requirements set by the Provincial and Federal Ministries of Health, Environment and Transportation.
- Our water is completely safe and tested twice daily. Should you wish to review our Drinking Water Systems Report for the current year, please contact the camp office.
- The Ministry of Health conducts a site visit every year.
- Meals are carefully planned and menus reviewed by a Registered Dietician. GBC is able to accommodate individual camper dietary restrictions and allergies. Please call our office to discuss any concerns or your camper’s individual needs.