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  • Type:
    Overnight camp
  • Focus:
    Traditional (multi activity)
  • Cost:
    $2,490/2 weeks
  • Ages:
    6 to 16
  • Gender:
    All Girls
  • Main language:
  • Capacity:
  • Programs:
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  • Summary

    Mi-A-Kon-Da answered our questions

    Who are you as an organization?

    Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da is a summer camp for girls where campers learn new skills, build friendships, gain independence, and learn to appreciate nature. Campers select from a variety of traditional camp activities, challenging themselves to try new things and become leaders. Located on a private island, our staff are dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for all.

    • Special needs: Yes, mild support.
      A few of our campers have special needs.
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community

    What do you do differently or uniquely well?

    "From the moment a camper steps onto Birch Island, they become part of our family. At Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da, we work hard to create an inclusive and diverse community that empowers and supports one another. Through this community we encourage campers and staff alike to build their confidence, independence and identity. Alumni often reflect on their time at Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da as being a special place where they were able to learn more about themselves than any other experience. "

    Who are your staff and counsellors?

    "All of our counsellor staff have developed to become strong leaders and role models through years of experience at Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da. One thing that makes us unique is that every single one of our counsellors has, at some point, been a camper at Mi-A-Kon-Da. This makes them intimately familiar with camp life and allows them to connect with campers on a deeper level, further integrating them into the camp family. "

    What do families need to know about registration?

    "On our website, we have access to our registration portal that is powered by CampBrain. In our portal we have a step by step process for families to create a profile and register their child for their desired session. Our sessions fill quickly and if a desired session is full, parents can sign up for the waitlist.

    If parents have any questions at all during the registration process, we welcome them to email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to help you in a timely manner. "

  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Mi-A-Kon-Da currently has 3 programs available.

    Filter Activities

    Type (Gender)
    Ages: 6 - 8
    Overnight Camp
    (All Girls)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    Ropes Course|Jam Camp|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Nature/Environment|Canoeing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Archery|Hiking|Rock Climbing
    Ropes Course|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Ballet|Hip Hop|Jazz|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Guitar|Jam Camp|Piano|Vocal Training / Singing|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photography|Videography|Woodworking|Bronze Cross|First-aid/lifesaving |Archery|Mountain Biking|Hiking|Rock Climbing|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Fishing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Yoga
    Ages: 19
    Overnight Camp
    (All Girls)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    Ropes Course|Wilderness Skills|Ballet|Hip Hop|Jazz|Guitar|Piano|Vocal Training / Singing|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photography|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Rock Climbing|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Volleyball|Yoga|Videography

    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes


    Discount for 2nd child $50
    Discount for 3rd child $50
    Discount for 4th child $50
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

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

    our take

    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.

    Three Things: Mi-A-Kon-Da
    Hear the three things that Our Kids’ editors see when they look at Mi-A-Kon-Da

    Video interviews with parents, campers, and alum

    Megan McGee Jennings, Parent

    • 30:13 - What’s unique about this camp that made you want to enroll your child there?
    • 01:44 - What would you highlight about the camp’s programming, counselors, or facilities?
    • 03:21 - How did you know that this camp was the right fit?
    • 04:39 - Was there any change or noticeable personal growth you saw in your child after time at camp?
    • 05:44 - How can parents overcome hesitancy to send their child away for camp?
    • 07:03 - What would you tell other parents about the overall value of sending kids to this camp?
    • 07:34 - What do your children say about this camp?
    • 08:44 - Final thoughts

    More reviews of Mi-A-Kon-Da

    Former Staff, Alum

    The Magic of Mi-A-Kon-Da

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    Former Camper, Alum

    Time of My Life

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    Camper, Camper

    Camp is Awesome!

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    Camper Parent, Parent

    Looking Forward to Next Year!

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    More reviews of Mi-A-Kon-Da

    Former Staff, Alum

    The Magic of Mi-A-Kon-Da

    What makes Mi-A-Kon-Da truly special is the intangible grasp it seems to have over every person that steps foot on (her) island. There's something in the air, written across the counselor's/camper's faces that displays loyalty, love, and life lessons. To this day it remains a place in space and time that I learned a great deal about others and about myself as well ... Show More

    Former Camper, Alum

    Time of My Life

    Thank you very much for the two weeks I spent at camp! I enjoyed every day during my time there and I really did have the time of my life. I now have so many fantastic memories which I will never forget. I wouldn't have been able to have so much fun and meet so many new people if it wasn't for you, so thank you ... Show More

    Camper, Camper

    Camp is Awesome!

    I really enjoyed Mi-A-Kon-Da. My favourite activity was archery but I also enjoyed the canoe trip, sailing, drama and swim around the island. I liked exploring the island and eating the meals outside. I think that the camp is awesome and hope to come back next summer for more fun ... Show More

    Camper Parent, Parent

    Looking Forward to Next Year!

    Mi-A-Kon-Da has become a bright jewel for both our girls. I do think they are happier and more confident and independent for going. You are doing a wonderful job and it is greatly appreciated. They started looking forward to next year before they had even gotten home from this year. And everyone introducing themselves as we walked through the camp. All open and welcoming. I am thankful my girls are experiencing it all ... Show More

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  • Location & Gallery

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    Parry Sound, ON
    24000 Wah Wash Kesh Lake, Dunchurch, Ontario, P0A 1G0
    Hamilton, ON
    756 Mineral Springs Road, Hamilton, Ontario, L9H 5E3



    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Platform Tent

    Washrooms Facilities

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

    Are meals provided? Yes

    Is Mi-A-Kon-Da technology free? Yes Mi-A-Kon-Da has a no cell phone policy.

    Property Details

    Sports facilities

    • Archery Range
    • Climbing Wall
    • Rope Course


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

    More details about property: Birch Island is a 23- acre property privately owned by the camp. Campers enjoy sunny beaches, natural rock outcroppings, trails, and lots of untouched forest.


    Ontario Camps Association Associations
    Canadian Camping Association/ Association des camps du Canada Associations

  • What's New

    Director's Message

    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

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Mi-A-Kon-Da have good reviews?
    We interviewed families about their experience with Mi-A-Kon-Da. Watch the video here. You can also read 4 reviews of Mi-A-Kon-Da from past attendees.

    What types of programs does Mi-A-Kon-Da offer?
    Mi-A-Kon-Da runs: Traditional (multi activity) overnight camps. Browse the program calendar for rates and dates.

    What age does Mi-A-Kon-Da start?
    Mi-A-Kon-Da has programs for children aged 6 to 16.

    How much does is cost to attend Mi-A-Kon-Da?
    Fees to attend Mi-A-Kon-Da range from $2,490/2 weeks.

    Does Mi-A-Kon-Da offer support for children with special needs?
    Mi-A-Kon-Da offers some mild support for children with special needs. Please contact the director to discuss your needs.

    Does Mi-A-Kon-Da offer busing?
    Yes, Mi-A-Kon-Da offers transportation. Find busing info and fees here.

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