while at camp


At Whale Camp, we believe in tuning out of social media and into the natural world around us. This allows us as human beings to appreciate nature and the people we are with. Interpersonal connections and self awareness are important parts of growing up. Developing independence and autonomy are also other important elements of maturing. Therefore, we do not allow cell phones (except for travel day), ipads, personal computers, gameboys, and similar electronic devices. If a camper is found to have any of these devices, they will be kept in a safe location in our camp office and returned when the camper leaves for home.


Safety is the Whale Camp’s highest priority. All instructors carry first-aid and CPR certifications as well as participating in extensive on-location field and boat training sessions prior to employment. A licensed physician is on call 24 hours a day 8 miles from camp. The Grand Manan Hospital, with ambulance and helicopter service is located 15 minutes from camp. All campers must provide their own health/medical insurance coverage and must complete a medical form before coming to camp. Be aware that the Canadian health care system will require credit card or cash payment for service which will be reimbursed by your insurance provider.