General Information

Accreditations and Affiliations

Songadeewin is accredited by the American Camping Association. The camp must comply with extensive standards in program, personnel, administration and facilities to be accredited. Songadeewin accepts all children who can participate in and benefit from the full program offered by the camps, regardless of race, color, religion or national origin. Songadeewin is non-sectarian and unaffiliated. There is a Sunday service, called Sunday Circle held outdoors by the Lake.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is provided to campers and families who would not otherwise be able to afford the full tuition. Most aid is partial. For further information about financial aid contact ellen@keewaydin.org for forms and additional information.

Laundry

Laundry is done weekly at the camp at no extra charge.

Tutoring

Limited academic tutoring is available based on available staff at camp. Families must supply any materials needed for tutoring sessions. To discuss availability and fee structure contact ellen@keewaydin.org

Visiting Your Child at Camp

Parents are welcome to visit after the first two weeks of your child’s stay. However, the best time to visit is at mid-season, the last weekend of the first session, when there are special events for parents and campers. See Visiting Camp for further details.

Health & Safety

All forms can be found here

Camp works with CampMeds which provides pre-packaged medication for campers. A series of frequently asked questions concerning medication can be found here.

How Living Arrangements are Assigned

Tent and cabin assignments are made just prior to the opening of camp. Summer camp is an opportunity to forge new friendships and hence we discourage housing hometown friends together. It can also be difficult for other campers in a tent or cabin to be with close friends from home. Camp needs the discretion to pair campers of like age and physical development with appropriate staff.

Communication

We strongly encourage communication by regular, “old fashioned” letters and postcards. Campers love getting mail delivered and it helps them develop the habit of writing to parents and friends. Campers do not have access to computers to correspond by email. If a parent emails camp at songaoffice@keewaydin.org with your daughter's name and tent or cabin in the subject line  we will print your email and deliver it to your camper when mail is delivered each day. Phone calls are discouraged, in general. However, we do allow brief, parent phone calls after the first two weeks. We ask that you limit conversation to 5 minutes and no more often than once a week. The times when a camper is near a phone are mealtime – see the parent manual for more details. Most important to note is our policy of no phone calls during the first two weeks of a camper’s stay.

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