Camp Bimini maintains the highest standards of safety, leadership, food, water and sanitation.
- Regular visits and approval by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Perth District Health Unit confirm that our kitchen, washrooms, pool, sleeping areas and site meet with Provincial regulations.
- Campers’ health, safety and comfort are essential for a memorable camp experience. Our nurse’s cabin is well equipped to provide quality care, with the additional support of local hospitals nearby.
- A registered nurse or certified first aider is always on site and they work closely with staff to ensure camper care, safety and health.
- Camp Bimini follows the Faithful Footsteps policy of the United Church of Canada in the screening, selection, training, support and evaluation of our staff.
- We are an accredited member of the Ontario Camps Association.
- Camp Bimini is an accredited United Church of Canada Camp.
- Weekly safety audits of our facilities and program are conducted during our summer program.
- All staff and volunteers undergo criminal background checks.
- Meals are generous, well planned and nutritious. Served buffet style, three balanced meals, an afternoon and bedtime snack are served daily. Meal plans follow Canada’s Food Guide.
- We work hard at being a “Nut-Aware” Facility. While we do not serve any food prepared with nut products and ask all our guests to comply by the same policy, we cannot guarantee a “nut-free” environment. For more information, please contact us.
- We have a water treatment system that includes chlorination and ultra-violet treatment.
- Our water is tested daily by our staff who are “trained persons” as identified in O. Reg. 170/03 to meet with all Ontario water legislation. Our water testing is monitored by an outside company.
- Camp Bimini recognizes the unique role and responsibility we play in protecting God’s creation and maintaining places where people of faith come to experience God. Please read the Green Camp Covenant of the United Church of Canada which guides Camp Bimini.
WHAT DO THESE SYMBOLS MEAN?
“Camping is a vital and important ministry in the United Church of Canada. For over 75 years, people of all ages and stages of life have come to United Church camps to live in community, develop leadership skills, experience the outdoors, have fun, and deepen their faith in God. For this ministry to carry on for another 75 years, it is our privilege and our obligation as a church to ensure that all United Church camps continue to offer safe and high quality programming.” The United Church of Canada is committed to ensuring the highest standards are followed at their summer camps. We receive a visit every three years.
Toted as the “Sign of a Good Camp” the Ontario Camping Association (OCA) Accreditation symbol connects our camps to a province wide organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging children’s and youth camping in Ontario. The OCA was founded in 1937 and since then it has offered camps in Ontario a benchmark for sound camp operation and administration. Camp membership in the OCA is not automatic. Our camps adhere to over 400 separate standards dealing with all aspects of the camp’s operation: health & safety, leadership, food service and maintenance, staffing, programming, and administration. We receive a visit every four years or the year following a major change (i.e. a change of director). The OCA Standards Committee regularly reviews and revises standards when appropriate.
Camp Bimini is an accredited member of the OCA and is an accredited United Church of Canada camp. We are proud of these standards pertaining to almost every aspect of a camp’s operation including health and safety, leadership, food service and maintenance, staffing, programming and administration.