Summer Camp Acceptance

This information is for campers who have already registered for Summer Camp. If you are unsure about the status of your registration, please email our registrar or call 204-642-4262.

Getting To & From Camp Arnes

Traveling to Camp by bus from Winnipeg: The drop off point is the north parking lot of MBCI (173 Talbot Ave). Please have your camper there before 8:00 am on the first day of Camp. Please wait until your camper has been checked for lice and signed in. The bus will not wait if you are late. The bus ride to Camp has a fee.

Traveling to Winnipeg by bus: We encourage parents to come to Camp for the Visitor’s Day (see below) If this is not possible, busing is available. Campers who return home by bus from Camp on their last day, arriving at the 173 Talbot Ave location at about 3:00 pm. Please ensure you are there on time and have your photo ID ready, so we can ensure you are the proper pick up person for your camper. The bus ride to Winnipeg has a fee.

Traveling by car to Camp: Please drop your camper off at 10:00 am on their first day of Camp. There is a welcome booth set up where you will sign in your camper. Camp is 19 km north of Gimli. Please allow 90 minutes of driving time from Winnipeg or 70 minutes from Selkirk. Please do not leave without signing in your camper.

Traveling home by car: We encourage parents to come to Camp for the Visitor’s Day (see below). Campers can be picked up between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm.

*Canoe Trips, Day Camp and Ranch Camp times are different. See their pages for further information.

Please note: All campers will be checked for head lice by trained Camp Arnes Staff and Nurses before boarding the bus or upon arrival at Camp. Any campers with lice will be returned to their parent/guardian and may re-register for an alternate Camp session that is at least two weeks later once the lice treatment is done without extra charge.

Medication Information

All prescribed medication must be sent in the ORIGINAL BOTTLE (please send sufficient supply with a few extra). All medications will be administered by the Camp Nurse. If the medication is not in the original bottle or the label is not legible IT WILL NOT BE ADMINISTERED. Any over the counter medication must be in the ORIGINAL PACKAGE and be accompanied by parent instructions.

Visitor’s Day

Your whole family is invited to this fun event on Saturday (the week your child is at Camp)!  Arrive at 11:00 am to meet your camper and then enjoy a Parents Program put on by the campers at 11:30 am. Then join us for a barbecue lunch and the opportunity to have your campers show you around Camp.

Please note: If your camper is in Ranch Camp, there will be a Riding Demonstration at 10:30 am at the Corrals.

We ask parents to refrain from smoking while on the grounds and that all pets are kept on a leash.

Important Dates

Final Payment due:

  • April 1, 2019 for Early Bird sign up
  • June 3, 2019 for Regular sign up

Please note: that if payment is not received by the stated date, any discounts will be removed and you will be charged the FULL FEE.

  • T-shirt and Survival Packs must be ordered by June 1 to guarantee size.
  • Clean & Green is Saturday, June 1, 2019.
  • Ultimate Day is Friday, March 29, 2019.

Contacting your camper

By Mail: When writing to your child, address letters to:
Camp Arnes
Box 40
Arnes, MB R0C 0C0
Please put the date your child is attending Camp, as well as what Camp unit they are in (Explorers, Ranch, etc.) on the outside of the envelope and include a return address. If you’d like your camper to receive the mail while at Camp please send it two to four weeks prior to their arrival. We cannot guarantee that mail sent outside this timeline will get to the child, even if you hand it to staff upon drop off.

By Telephone: Please DO NOT ask your child to call you. If you have an important message that cannot wait, please phone the Camp’s Main Office, 1-888-642-7618. Emergencies only please.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made a minimum of three weeks prior to the Camp Session. The fee less the deposit ($50+GST) will be refunded. If cancellation is less than three weeks prior to the session, no refund will be issued (unless a doctor certificate is provided in case of medical emergency). No refund will be issued for late arrival, early departure or dismissal due to disciplinary issues. Deposits and fees are non-transferable.