We’re so excited for you to come to Take Action Camp! Here’s some important info for you and your parents to help make sure you’re ready to have the best experience possible.

Transportation Options Drop Off Time: First Day Pick Up Time: Last Day Cost (One Way) Cost (Round Trip)
Parent/Guardian Driving: 727 Bethany Hills Road
Click here for directions.
Arrival between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Attending Family Breakfast: Arrival by 9:30-9:45 a.m.

Presentation begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Not attending Family Breakfast:

Arrival between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

N/A N/A
WE Global Learning Centre:

339 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S9

Click here for directions.

Arrival at 2:00 p.m.

Bus departs promptly at 2:30 p.m.

Pick up your camper between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. $15.00 $30.00
Pearson International Airport:

(Look for the Take Action Camp Pick-Up Sign).

Book your flight to arrive between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

If you are driving to the airport: Meet us outside of baggage claim, in Terminal 1

Book your flight to depart after 4:00 p.m.

If you are driving to the airport: Meet us at the Terminal 1 domestic departures area between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m.

$15.00 $30.00

Clothing

  • Three or four light shirts
  • Two long-sleeved shirts/light sweaters
  • One rain jacket
  • Three bottoms (pants, skirts, shorts)
  • One pair of running shoes (closed-toed shoes are a must)
  • One pair of sandals
  • Six pairs of socks
  • Six sets of undergarments
  • Sun hat/baseball hat (mandatory)
  • Pyjamas
  • One special outfit for the closing Take Action Banquet (e.g. Dress top, button-down shirt, skirt, slacks, summer dress)
  • One outfit that you don’t mind getting dirty (for Take Action Day)
  • Shower shoes (Optional)

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Moisturizer
  • Hand wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • A supply of feminine products if necessary
  • Shampoo/conditioner and soap
  • Bug spray
  • Prescription and non-prescription medication*

*Note: All medication will be collected by facilitators to ensure that symptoms experienced and subsequent medications taken are appropriately monitored and documented. Please bring all medications in their original packaging, put in a plastic Ziploc bag labelled with the camper’s name.

Other

  • Reusable water bottle (labelled with your name)
  • Journal or notebook for taking notes and recording your thoughts at camp
  • Plane, train or bus tickets, with photocopy of each, kept in a safe place (if necessary)
  • Towel and wash cloth
  • Sleeping bag or other bedding for a twin-sized mattress (sheets & blanket)
  • Small backpack or messenger bag that you can carry on Take Action Day
  • Pillow case (pillows are provided)
  • Gardening gloves for volunteering (If you have them—if not, don’t worry!)
  • A musical instrument for the talent show, if you play one
  • A disposable or inexpensive camera—we do not recommend bringing expensive cameras
    Note: Cell phones cannot be used to take photos
  • Spending money (campers will have an opportunity to shop ME to WE products at the Camp Store on the final day of camp. Any money that is brought to camp will be safely stored in the camp office until the final day.)

*Please note: Campers will have an opportunity to shop at the ME to WE Store at the Leadership Centre on the final day of camp. Any money that is brought to Camp will be safely stored in the Camp Office until the final day.

What not to bring

  • Cellphones (cannot be used to take pictures) and electronics (*Note: Campers travelling via plane, bus or train can bring cellphones, however they will be collected and stored securely upon arrival at camp for the duration of the week). Please review our Communication Policy for more information
  • Snacks/treats (We will collect and redistribute snacks at the end of camp. Please also note that we are a nut-free camp—do not bring any snacks containing nuts to camp)
  • Perfume/scented items (We are a scent-aware camp—please ensure items you bring are as scent-free as possible)
  • Clothing with inappropriate brand names and/or sayings
  • Bathing suit
  • Jewelry

You will receive a safe arrival email once all campers have arrived at camp, as well as a mid-week update email which will include one full group photo (unless photo release was not signed).
 
Throughout the week photo updates will also be posted in the Take Action Camp 2018 Facebook Group. Join the group here.
 
If you have concerns or challenges throughout the week you can contact the Camp Director. Their phone number will be provided to you on Sunday night in our Safe Arrival email.
 
In the case of an emergency at home, you can also call our 24-hour emergency line at (416) 526-8450.
 
In the event of any emergency at camp, parent/guardians will be notified immediately.

First Aid & Medication Policy

The safety and health of campers is the absolute top priority at Take Action Camp. With this in mind, all ME to WE facilitators are fully trained in first aid and emergency protocol. Facilitators have access to extensive first-aid kits at all times to be used in the event of any unforeseen accidents or illnesses. Furthermore, prior to arrival, all facilitators practice hospital runs and fire drills. Upon campers’ arrival, a fire drill is also conducted to make sure campers are aware of the safety procedures.

To ensure the health and well-being of each camper:

  1. Online Application‘s are reviewed by the Camp Coordinator prior to camp to ensure that any medical requirements will be met at camp.
  2. On the first day of camp, campers will each review their medical information with a senior facilitator to ensure that we provide a safe and healthy experience. During the initial health review, each camper will be asked about past and current illnesses/conditions, dietary information, history of allergic reactions, and current medications they are taking.

Campers will hand over all medications to ME to WE facilitators at the start of camp. These medications will be accessible to campers 24-hours a day on an as needed basis. If a camper currently uses an inhaler, EpiPen, or insulin these may be best kept on their person. We ask that this be discussed with the facilitator during their health review on the first day of camp, as well as documented in advance on the health section of the camper’s application form. If your child is bringing any medication to camp, it must be kept in its original packaging. Please place all medications in a Ziploc bag, along with a completed medication form and any additional notes we should be aware of. Medication forms will be e-mailed by your camp coordinator.

Take Action Camp Family Breakfast

Join us on the final day of camp and see what your children have been up to at Take Action Camp!

Families are invited to join us on the final day of camp to check out what your children have been up to during their time at Take Action Camp!
When: Last Day of Camp (Saturday). Please arrive between 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM. The presentation will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.
Please note: If you’re NOT joining the family breakfast, camper pick-up on the final day is between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Where: ME to WE Leadership Centre, 727 Bethany Hills Rd, ON. For directions to the ME to WE Center in Bethany, click here.

Highlights:

  • Meet the facilitators, other campers and their parents.
  • Hear highlights from the Camp Director and your camper.
  • Learn more about your camper’s personal action plan and how you can support them when they get home.

We will confirm your attendance closer to camp via email sign-up.