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General

What is Voilà Québec?

Voilà Québec! is a 7 night camp held at Québec’s provincial camp Wa-Thik-Ane, the camp of peaceful waters.


Girls will experience Québec culture, language and heritage in an intimate community camp with under 120 Guiding sisters. Girls will complete program work and a special camp challenge.


Adventure awaits with two outings: St. Sauveur water park (largest in Québec) and a day trip to Mont Tremblant village and a tree adventure course.



Who can register for this camp?
This camp is open for girls born in 2007 (who are going into Pathfinders) or earlier.


Where can I find more information about Wa-Thik-Ane?
Please visit Wa-Thik-Ane’s websitefacebook page, or email voilaquebec@guidesquebec.ca with any questions.


Are there any prerequisites to attend this camp?
Ideally, girl should have had experience with multi-day and night camps. A minimum of 6 nights away (in total) is recommended.


Do I need to be able to speak French?
No. Girl Guides of Canada - Québec Council has a bilingual membership. The majority of our members live in bilingual and English-speaking communities. While at camp, we encourage you to learn some French from girls and adults as a new skill.


Do I need to register as a patrol?

All patrols must adhere to a 1:7 ratio in order to comply with with Girl Guides of Canada Safe Guide requirements. You may register as a half patrol (4 girls + 1 adult) or a full patrol (8 girls + 2 adults).



Can I register as an individual participant?
Québec members will apply to be part of the Québec patrol. Applications will open shortly.


Can I attend without girls?

Voilà Québec will be fully run by Québec Guiding volunteers. There is no cost for volunteering at camp.

Positions

  • Program Lead: Coordinating and delivering program to Pathfinder and Ranger aged girls
  • Quartermaster: Coordinating meals on site and guiding participants in the process
  • Food Services: Organizing and coordinating food for each site
  • First Aider: Responsible for providing first aid to both adults and girl participants


Not available for the full week? You can volunteer for a few days or even a morning or afternoon.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the application form.

If you have any questions, please contact voilaquebec@guidesquebec.ca.



Where can I find the Safe Guide forms?

Safe Guide forms can be found on the forms page.


Please complete forms by September 10, 2018 and email them to voilaquebec@guidesquebec.ca.

** Please note that camp has a very limited capacity. Registration is first come, first served. Your registration will only be fully acknowledged once we have received your deposit and completed registration form.**



Finance

What is the cost?

The cost is $550 for a Québec participant, $2750 for a half patrol or $5500 for a full patrol (CAD, tax included).


Included: Montreal area pick up/drop off, lodging, food, programming, out trips, badges and crests. 
Not Included: Transportation to and from Montreal, insurance, personal expenses, and optional pre/post camp activities. 



Can I register past the deadline?
All registrations received after September 10th, 2018 will be placed on a wait-list. **Please note that camp has a very limited capacity. Registration is first come, first served.**


What is the payment schedule?

A $50 deposit per participant ($250 for a half patrol, $500 for a full patrol) is required to ensure your registration. Your registration will only be fully acknowledged once we have received your deposit and your completed registration form. 

  • January 2019 - $700 for a half patrol, $1400 for a full patrol
  • March 2019 -  $700 for a half patrol, $1400 for a full patrol
  • April 2019 - $1100 for a half patrol, $2200 for a full patrol
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Exact dates will be specified after registration has closed.


What is the refund policy?
Deposit refunds will be issued only before the registration deadline (September 10, 2018).
No refunds after June 1, 2019.
 No refunds for individuals. Replacements welcome until July 2019.




Camp Life

What does a typical day at camp look like?

Morning

Morning dip in the lake (optional)

Breakfast

Canoeing

Program work

Lunch


Afternoon

Hike to the Bluff

Swimming

Program work

Dinner


Evening

Wide game

Campfire on site with s’mores

Bed



What is Accessibility like at Wa-Thik-Ane?

Wa-Thik-Ane is located along hills surrounding a natural valley lake. From the guest parking lot/drop off campers must walk up a hill with their gear. Depending on where their site is located, they may be required to walk down the other side to get to their site. There is a road which leads to lower level of camp but is reserved for staff. For a more detailed look, please view our map.


All roads are either dirt or gravel. The paths through the forest are worn but have grass, rocks, rivers, etc. in their path.


You will be walking quite a lot while moving around Wa-Thik-Ane.


If you have any questions or concerns, please email voilaquebec@guidesquebec.ca and we’ll be happy to help.



Can I charge my phone/camera at camp?
While there are a limited number of electrical outlets on some sites, it is recommended to bring a solar charger or backup battery.


Do girls and adults have to wear uniform?
If you are traveling from another province or country, please consult your travel guidelines. Uniform is required for the Opening and Closing ceremony.


What will the weather be like?
Temperatures usually range from 22-30℃ (71-86°F) during the day and 13-20℃ (55-68°F) at night. Typically, there is little to no rain but as always, be prepared.


Will there be cell reception/wifi at camp?

There is cell reception at camp. It is spotty but there is a landline for urgent calls.

There is no wifi available to campers.



What are the facilities on each camp site like?

Each campsite has tent platforms with canvas or nylon tents and an activity shelter (marquee) with a roofed kitchen space and tables to eat at. In that kitchen space is a wood stove, oven, cabinets, pots and pans, and a sink. All sites have running cold water (all but one have running hot water), flush toilets, showers, and an outdoor fire pit.


The rest of the camp features an amphitheater, waterfront with swimming and boating access.



Where can I find more information about the out trips?

We will be travelling to and from camp via school buses.

Please visit each location’s website for more information:


If you still have questions, email voilaquebec@guidesquebec.ca



What equipment do I need to bring?
In addition to the standard kit list items, each camper will need a bedroll (sleeping bag, mattress, pillow, etc.) and a ditty bag (plate, bowl, cutlery, cup, mug, oven mitts, etc.)

No tents are required. All our sites are equipped with canvas or nylon tents. Each tent sleeps a maximum of 4 people. Each campsite is also fully equipped with standard camping equipment.

If you have any questions, please contact voilaquebec@guidesquebec.ca.

A full kit list will be made available after registration had closed.

I have medication that needs to be kept cold
Wa-Thik-Ane is equipped with a food services building. This building is equipped with freezers as well as a large industrial walk-in refrigerator for perishable food storage for all sites. The building is open 24 hours a day for campers’ convenience.


What will the bugs be like?
There are many bugs about. Some are harmless while others will bite. It is recommended to bring bug repellent.


How will food be managed?
Girls will be actively cooking alongside a quartermaster utilizing various methods (stove, campfire, buddy burners, etc.). Before each meal food will be collected from the Food Services building and any unused items will be returned after.




Patrols

Members of Girl Guides of Canada - Québec Council may register as individuals only if they were born in 2005 or earlier.
Members of Girl Guides of Canada - Québec Council may register as individuals only if they were born in 2005 or earlier.
Can I add girls to an existing patrol?
Patrol additions will be on a space-available basis. Please email voilaquebec@guidesquebec.ca to find out if there is space available.


What are the ratios for a patrol?

All patrols must adhere to a 1:7 ratio in order to comply with with Girl Guides of Canada Safe Guide requirements.


You may register as a half patrol (4 girls + 1 adult) or a full patrol (8 girls + 2 adults).



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