Mi-A-Kon-Da

24000 Wah Wash Kesh Lake Dunchurch, Ontario, P0A 1G0 Locations: Hamilton (view map)

Ages:
7 to 16 (All Girls )
Type:
Overnight Camp
Specialty:
Traditional (multi activity)
Cost:
$2,190
Special Needs:
Yes, Mild support (Not all campers have special needs)

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Mi-A-Kon-Da
 

For more than 60 years, Mi-A-Kon-Da has provided young girls aged 7-16 from around the world a safe place to truly be themselves and experience new things. Our campers learn valuable skills, build lifelong friendships, and gain independence in a positive environment. Campers select from a variety of activities, challenging themselves to gain new skills and develop leadership qualities. Our fantastic staff are dedicated to providing a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment for all. Mi-A-Kon-Da is located on a private island where girls can disconnect from technology and develop an appreciation of the outdoors. Mi-A-Kon-Da offers two and four-week sessions. We offer an introductory weekend for girls ages 6-8 who would like to try camp.


The Our Kids review of Mi-A-Kon-Da

 

One of the greatest advertisements for Mi-A-Kon-Da is undoubtedly Pam Lamont, who as directed the camp for nearly three decades. She’s personable, spirited, and given to saying things like this: “I believe sincerely in the educational, social and recreational values of camping. Camp provides an ideal environment for a young woman to grow and mature feeling valued, confident, and capable.” All of the activities at Mi-A-Kon-Da point to that overriding goal. The site, itself, is as remarkable and it is unique: it’s situated on its own island and surrounded by crown land. Arriving on site is like stepping into a painting by Tom Thompson, a world away from the bustle of city life. The programming clusters around traditional camp activities, and new programs are added only when they are sympathetic to the culture and goals of the camp. When rowing was introduced, for example, Lamont was careful to ensure that the focus was on the experience of working together as a team, and having a new experience, rather than competition. “I said I don’t want this activity to be about levels. I just want it to be an experience. If they want to pursue it in a competitive way, they may … a lot of the girls who do our dance program, they do it just for fun. And that’s great.” It is. Every camp is unique, though Mi-A-Kon-Da, in particular, proves that point.


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Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 6 - 8
Traditional (multi activity) $250 to $250
Archery|Canoeing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Rock Climbing|Arts & Crafts|Theatre Arts|Jam Camp|Rope courses
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 7 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $2,080 to $4,165
First-aid/lifesaving |Archery|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Volleyball|Yoga|Rock Climbing|Arts & Crafts|Theatre Arts|Photo/Video|Painting|Woodworking|Jam Camp|Vocal training / singing|Ballet|Jazz|Drawing|Guitar|Piano|Fantasy/superhero|Hip hop|Wilderness Out-tripping|Rope courses|Wilderness Skills
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 19
Traditional (multi activity) $250 to $250
Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Ballet|Hip hop|Jazz|Guitar|Piano|Vocal training / singing|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Rock Climbing|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Volleyball|Yoga

Camp Address
24000 Wah Wash Kesh Lake, Dunchurch, Ontario, P0A 1G0
Other locations: Hamilton

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Accommodation & Property Details)

Property details

Sleeping Accommodations

  • Platform Tent

Washrooms Facilities

  • Composting Toilets
  • Outhouses
  • Showers (indoor)
  • Showers (outdoor)

Sports facilities

  • Archery Range
  • Climbing Wall
  • Rope Course

Landscape

  • Beach
  • Forested Area
  • Lake/Pond/River
  • Nature Trails


Upcoming Events

upcoming events
  • February 09, 2019: Visit this camp at the Toronto Camp Expo
    Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2J5
    Join us Saturday, February 09 from 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    The annual Our Kids Camp Expo, at Roy Thomson Hall, is a chance for families to meet 70+ camps of all stripes, such as day, overnight, adventure, sports, arts, and education.


  • March 17, 2019MEC Discount Day #1
    MEC North York, 784 Sheppard Avenue East, North York, Ontario
    Join us Sunday, March 17 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da has partnered up with the North York MEC location again this year to give our Mi-A-Kon-Da community a 10% discount on outdoor gear. Our Assistant Directors, Katelyn and Brandon, will have a booth set up at the front door from 10am – 12pm each discount day, so come say hi!

    What You Need to Do

    1. Check out the dates below and mark them in your calendar.
    2. Show up at the MEC in North York between 10:00am and 12:00pm on one of the two discount days and come say hi at our booth. 
    3. Shop until your heart’s content.
    4. At the checkout counter give the cashier the discount card provided by us!
       

    Dates
    March 17, 2019
    May 26, 2019

    We look forward to seeing you there!


  • April 14, 2019New Camper Orientation
    Mooredale Community Centre, 146 Crescent Rd, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Sunday, April 14 from 11:00 am - 01:00 pm

    We would like to invite you to attend our New Camper Orientation! 

    To prepare for your daughter's first experience at Mi-A-Kon-Da, we are hosting an information session for new campers and parents at:

    Mooredale Community Centre
    Sunday, April 14th
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    During this session we will get to know one another better, answer all of your questions and make sure you feel confident about embarking on a new camp experience at Mi-A-Kon-Da! There will be activities for campers so they may meet some of their new camp friends. 

    We will be reviewing the important things you need to know before camp starts:

    • Typical day at camp
    • Important information and corresponding forms
    • Clothing list

    If you are able to attend, please make sure to RSVP for this event by sending an email to [email protected] Parents, campers and siblings are all welcome to attend! 


  • May 26, 2019MEC Discount Day #2
    MEC North York, 784 Sheppard Avenue East, North York, Ontario
    Join us Sunday, May 26 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da has partnered up with the North York MEC location again this year to give our Mi-A-Kon-Da community a 10% discount on outdoor gear. Our Assistant Directors, Katelyn and Brandon, will have a booth set up at the front door from 10am – 12pm each discount day, so come say hi!

    What You Need to Do

    1. Check out the dates below and mark them in your calendar.
    2. Show up at the MEC in North York between 10:00am and 12:00pm on one of the two discount days and come say hi at our booth. 
    3. Shop until your heart’s content.
    4. At the checkout counter give the cashier the discount card provided by us!
       

    Dates
    March 17, 2019
    May 26, 2019

    We look forward to seeing you there!



Director's Message

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Pam Lamont, Owner/Director

Why Mi-A-Kon-Da is important -

Young girls from all over the world, of all ages attend Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da, creating a lifetime of learning, friends and fun. For over 60 years Mi-A-Kon-Da continues to have campers, staff and alumni return each summer.

I believe that all girls should have that one special place and time where they can truly be themselves, feel safe and secure in that environment to experience and try new things they have the power to choose. This is what Mi-A-Kon-Da provides to every girl, her own special place in the world that is all hers, to be themselves.

"Mi-A-Kon-Da is a magical place. There is no other place like it. We come to enjoy nature, make friends, depart, grow and come back again."

 - Pam Lamont


Cost & Financial Aid

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Cost: $2,190 /2 weeks

Payment Options:

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Discounts

Discount for 2nd child $50



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