Important Information

Camp Dates

Stepping Stones: 3 days – Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24
Session 1: 4 weeks – Sunday, July 1 – Thursday, July 26
Session 2: 2 weeks – Sunday, July 1 – Thursday, July 12
Session 3: 2 weeks – Friday, July 13 – Thursday, July 26
Session 4: 4 weeks – Sunday, July 29 – Saturday, August 25
Session 5: 2 weeks – Sunday, July 29 – Saturday, August 11
Session 6: 2 weeks – Sunday, August 12 – Saturday, August 25

Transportation Information

We suggest that campers travel to camp by bus. This gives them an opportunity to meet new friends on the trip. Particular attention is paid to new campers by the supervising counsellors. Please label all luggage clearly with your camper’s name. Hand luggage should include a raincoat, a picnic lunch with a drink and a lifejacket for the boat trip into camp. Please pack a nut safe lunch.

If any difficulties should arise on departure days, please phone 905-516-9382 and leave a message.

Travelling By Bus

All buses depart from and arrive at IKEA in Vaughan at Hwy 400 & Hwy 7. We will use the far west side (Section G) of the IKEA Vaughan parking lot.

Bus transportation is provided from Toronto for Stepping Stones, two and four week campers.

Stepping Stones
DEPARTURE FROM TORONTO
Date: Friday June 22, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
This is a one-way bus service. There will be no bus on Sunday from camp to Toronto. We invite all parents to join us at Camp on Sunday June 24 at 12:00 pm for a camp tour and lunch before saying goodbye!

Summer Camp
DEPARTURE FROM TORONTO
Dates: Sunday July 1, Friday July 13, Sunday July 29, Sunday August 12
Time: 10:00 AM

ARRIVAL IN TORONTO
Mid Month: Thursday July 12, Saturday August 11
Time: 6:00 PM
End of Month: Thursday July 26, Saturday August 25
Time: 3:00 PM

We will stop for lunch at Six Mile Provincial Park 60 km north of Barrie. Campers may join or leave the bus at Six Mile Provincial Park by pre-arrangement. Please contact the camp office for times.

Directions to IKEA in Vaughan
From the South: Take Hwy. 401 East or West, exit Hwy. 400 North, take Exit Hwy. 7 East, turn right onto Interchange Way.
From the North: Take Hwy. 400 South. Exit Hwy. 7 East, turn right onto Interchange Way. From Hwy. 407 East or West: Exit Jane Street North and turn right on Peelar Rd. Make another right onto Peelar Rd.

For information on IKEA in Vaughan, check their store page.

Travelling By Car

ARRIVAL AT CAMP
Dates: Sunday July 1, Friday July 13, Sunday July 29, Sunday August 12
Time: 2:00 PM
Address: Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da Drop-off Point, Whitestone, ON

Campers arriving at camp by car should be at the Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da Drop-Off Point at Auld’s Landing by 2:00 P.M. with their lifejacket accessible. We do not have visitors on arrival days. It is difficult for campers, especially new campers, to settle in if their parents visit on arrival day.

DEPARTURE FROM CAMP
Mid Month: Thursday July 12, Saturday August 11
Time: 2:00 PM if NOT visiting; 11:00 AM if visiting
End of Month: Thursday July 26, Saturday August 25
Time: 10:00 PM

Parents who are driving their daughter(s) home at the end of her stay may choose to tour the island on departure days. In this case, a boat will meet you at Auld’s Landing at 11:00 AM. mid-month and 10:00 AM, end of Month. If visiting on a departure day we would be pleased to invite you for lunch (as on other days) on Thursday, July 12 or Saturday, August 11. These are big visitors days with lots of families visiting the island. However, on Thursday, July 26 and Saturday, August 25, all campers depart in the morning and our kitchen staff is on time off. Therefore, on these days, we are unable to invite guests for lunch, but you are welcome to tour the camp.

Driving Directions

For directions and a map to camp, please visit our Directions page. Please note that when you enter “Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da” into your GPS or Google Maps, it will direct you to our Winter Office in Dundas! Your best option for using Google Maps is to enter “Auld’s Road, Whitestone ON” to get you most of the way to camp, and then follow the directions we provide.

From Toronto
From Toronto, follow Highway 400 north for 200 km to Highway 124 at Parry Sound. Turn right Highway 124 and travel 10 km to Lorimer Lake Road . Turn left. Travel 3 km along this road until you come to a ‘Y’ intersection. Stay to the left and continue on this road, called the Bunny Trail, for 22 km ( you will cross 2 railway crossings). When you reach Highway 520, turn right. Travel 3.5 km to Auld’s Road and turn left. Continue 3 km until you come to the Auld’s green and white house, and bear right. Travel on the driveway (stay to the right between the house and the barn) and follow the signs to the Mi-A-Kon-Da boat landing. Our camp landing office is in the green building on the right.

From HWY #11
From Highway 11, take Highway 520 exit at Burk’s Falls. Go through the town of Burk’s Falls and continue on Highway 520 through the town of Magnetawan. At the stop sign, turn right on Highway 124/520 (Sparks St N). After 3 km, turn left at the next stop sign to follow 124 West/520 for 15 km. Just before Dunchurch, turn right on Highway 520. Continue on Highway 520 for 18 km, taking sharp left curve at Maple Island. When you reach Auld’s Road, turn right. Follow Auld’s Road 3 km until you come to the Auld’s green and white house, and bear right. Travel on the driveway (stay to the right between the house and the barn) and follow the signs to the Mi-A-Kon-Da boat landing. Our camp landing office is in the green building on the right.

Accommodations

We have compiled a list of Accommodations near the Parry Sound area for families, if they would like to stay in the area while their daughters attend camp. Feel free to get in touch with the camp office should you have any questions about accommodations.

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