what to bring to camp

Hello Mountain Bikers and Parents,

I hope you are as excited as we are for the Mountain Biking Camp taking place at Camp Fortune! Please find below all of the information for the camp!

For the first week of camp- Quebec holiday weekend. No bus will be running. For bus details for the rest of the summer please check bus schedule at the end of this page and the menu above.

Fortune, the address is as follows: 300 Dunlop Road, Chelsea, Quebec. We offer free pre-camp care from 8:00-9:00am and post-camp care from 4:00-5:00pm. Please let us know by email if your child needs to be picked up later than the scheduled pickup time.

All drop off and pickups for the camps will take place at the Alexander Lodge (blue building on the hill). When driving up to Camp Fortune on Dunlop Road, remain straight on the road (do not turn left towards the main chalet) and drop your child off at Alexander Lodge. All campers are asked to stay at the lodge while waiting and not explore as there will be active construction taking place. Between 9:00 and 9:10am, all campers and staff will head over to our camp headquarters at Maple Lodge. Please remind your child to bring their bike on Monday to the bus as it will be transported to Camp Fortune and stored safely for the week. On Friday, all bikes will be returned at the end of the day on the final bus ride. For those who are driving to camp, please bring the bike on Monday for drop off and it will be returned on Friday pickup.

In terms of what to bring to MBK to be prepared, please find the list below:

– Nut Free Lunch and Snacks (there will be a morning and afternoon snack everyday)

➢ There will be no sharing of food or drinks

➢ We will ask all campers to bring home their wrappers, ziploc bags

etc. for recycling

– Biking Equipment

➢ Please bring bikes on Monday (Day 1) unless you are renting ➢ All bikes must have gears

➢ Spare inner tube ($10 cost for extra tubes)

➢ Gloves and helmet

➢ Water Bottle or Hydration backpack

➢ Elbow and knee pads are recommended

– Proper Clothing/Items

➢ No loose fitting clothing or baggy pants

➢ Properly fitting biking shoes (close toed shoes) ➢ Sunscreen

➢ Hat

➢ Bug Spray

➢ Bathing suit and towel

➢ Water Bottles!!

– Rain Gear

➢ The majority of camp will be outside unless there is inclement weather

➢ Rain jackets, rain boots, change of clothes/socks (extra clothes can be left at camp for the week)

**Please ensure all bikes are properly functioning before camp starts:**

– Good shifting and properly operating front and back brakes

– Tires pumped up

– Bikes must have mountain bike knobby tires (no road or hybrid tires)

– No kickstands, locks, baskets or racks


– All helmets must fit properly and be CSA/CE approved

– Less than 5 years old

– Show no signs of damage

Campers should not bring cell phones, electronic toys or similar items to camp. National Kids Camps, Camp Fortune and the Ottawa Catholic School Board will not be responsible for loss or damage of property belonging to campers.

All children are expected to demonstrate basic respect for the dignity and rights of other campers and staff. National Kids Camps, Camp FOrtune and the Ottawa Catholic School Board reserve the right to suspend or terminate enrolment of any child who displays any behavior that violates the following guidelines: 1) Zero tolerance of physical and verbal assault, harassment, discrimination and psychological abuse. 2) Respect for the property of others.

Please call or email with any questions, comments or concerns.

Let’s make this a great summer!

Team MBK and NKC 613-723-1101 info@nationaltennisschool.com

**NEW** ORLEANS BUS PICK UP for all Camp Fortune Camps

If you have already paid and signed up for the bus, this is the Bus transportation schedule:/


2024 Bus schedule

This year we will be adding a second bus with a new pickup at Place d’Orleans. We will now have two different bus routes to all of our great camps at Camp Fortune and less time spent on the bus commute. Be advised that pickup/dropoff times have changed from previous years.

BUS #1

1.  Kanata Signature Centre (near Dairy Queen 499 Terry Fox Dr.):

Departs 7:45 am Return 5-5:15 pm

2.  Pinecrest Shopping Centre (near Starbucks. 2735 Iris St.)

Departs 8:15 am Return 4:30-4:45 pm

BUS #2

  • Place d’Orleans (near The Bay) Departs 8 am Return 5-5:15 pm
  • U of Ottawa 200 Lees                                                                      

Departs 8:30 am Return 4:15-4:30 pm

    *Times may change due to traffic

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