Stepping Stones FAQ
The days generally follow the typical camp schedule, but there will be additional activities added so that the girls can experience the most activities the camp offers in the short time they are here!
The food at Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da is great! We choose a kid-friendly menu for the weekend that includes options such as macaroni and cheese, chicken fingers with rice and veggies, and pizza. We always have a fully-stocked fruit bowl available in the Lodge, and we make sure to have LOTS of snacks. Camp can be hungry work!
Yes, you can certainly bunk with a friend. Be sure to fill out the Camper Information Form with your friend request and we will do our best to make sure you and your buddy are tent-mates.
No, Stepping Stones weekend happens before the camp opens for regular sessions. In addition to the Stepping Stones campers, there will be staff members, both the Director and Assistant Director, 2-3 kitchen staff members and our maintenance support staff on the island.
The camper may be turning 6 that year.
No, campers participating in Stepping Stones do not need to register for a 2-week session. Stepping Stones is intended to be an introduction to Mi-A-Kon-Da and our program so that when campers feel ready they may choose to come back the next summer for a 2-week session. Some campers may choose to attend a 2-week session the same summer after attending Stepping Stones depending on availability in sessions.
Your daughter will be in the reliable care of our most senior staff who have been working for us for 3-5 years. The counsellor-camper ratio will be higher than our regular 1:3, and the counsellors will be with their campers at all times throughout the weekend.
The girls will be staying in tent-cabins during their stay at Mi-A-Kon-Da. Each tent cabin is a large platform covered with a large canvas tent. The canvas tents are so big you cannot reach their peak, and we like them because the sides of the tent go up during the day so that the girls can get fresh air and a breeze to make them more comfortable. Each camper has their own bed, and there are 4 or 5 beds in each tent-cabin. During Stepping Stones, counsellors will stay in the tents with the campers.