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Download this form, print, complete and sign it.
By email: mike@camppathfinder.com
Postal mail: 35 Park Lane, Rochester, NY 14625
By fax: Camp at 705-633-5500 after June 1
If you have a question, the Camp phone is 585-249-0716 winter / 705-633-5553 summer. 

Please make sure you and your Camper have proper identification.
For boys entering Canada from the US and overseas, a passport or birth certificate.
For parents, a valid passport if you plan to drop off or pick up your son in Canada.
Adults need a valid passport if you are planning to come to Camp to drop off or pick up a camper.
Your camper under age 16 does NOT require a passport for road travel to and from the US for camp. A passport is required for air travel.

Tips for Comfortable Passengers.
Be sure your camper has his rain jacket handy on travel day. In his day pack is the best bet.

Bus campers pack a lunch and some drinks. The bus does not make a food stop, so the packed lunch is a better choice than providing cash. The bus ride usually includes an on-board movie; these are G or PG titles. The bus has a rest room. Counselors are on board to supervise at all times, and will meet and greet at the bus stops.

Airline campers bring a small sum of cash for food and drink. Expect your camper to meet the Pathfinder Staff member as soon as he walks off his flight and through the Customs inspection. If your camper has a mobile phone, you can have him contact you to confirm that he has met his staff member on arrival or checked in for departure. Once campers are in the care of our staff member, the staff will supervise communications and any personal electronics, until they are secured in the camp office. No exceptions.

Parents driving campers please be sure to drop off and pick up campers at the appropriate times. See below.

Traveling with Important Documents and Medicines.
All camper medications should be in their original containers, all in one ziploc bag with an identifying label and dosage instructions enclosed. This bag should be given to the Staff member on hand at the earliest opportunity. For example, hand to the bus counselors before departure. This includes over the counter remedies.

Likewise passports, birth certificates, airline tickets and other documents should be turned over to the Staff member on hand at the earliest opportunity, or hand-delivered to the camp office at Pathfinder.


Security at Airports.
To avoid delays and hassles, make sure your Camper packs all objects such as pocket knives, soaps, lotions and shampoo, etc. in his checked baggage and not in a carry-on bag. Have his identification ready to show or give over to the staff member on hand. It is useful to have the camper carry a copy of the camp transport form with him. Give your camper the Camp’s phone number, 705.633.5553. Give the Camp your camper's cell phone number if he carries one.


Any Questions?
If you are unsure about any details of transportation, please get in touch with us. Phone Sladds at Camp, 705-633-5553, or in the off-season 585-249-0716, or by email, mike@camppathfinder.com

Be sure to return your camper transportation form! Many thanks.

Going To Camp Pathfinder Private Motorcoach Service

Heading to Camp on:
July 1, 2016
July 27, 2016

Rochester, NY: On July 1 and July 27
Departs Rochester, NY at 8:00 am from Brighton High School.
Address 1150 Winton Rd.South in Rochester.
Pathfinder Staff and Alumni will be on hand to assist families.

Buffalo, NY: On July 1 and July 27
Departs Buffalo, NY at 9:15 am from Marriott Hotel.
Address Millersport Highway at Interstate 290 in Amherst.
Pathfinder Staff and Alumni will be on hand to assist families.

Toronto, ON: On July 1 and July 27
Departs Toronto between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  from "King City ONroute" rest stop on highway 400 North. Camp will advise in advance of any anticipated time change. It is a good idea to call and check also. The ONroute is 2 km north of the Teston Road exit on Hwy. 400N. Pathfinder Staff will be on hand to assist families.

Heading to Camp on:
July 13, 2016
August 8, 2016

Rochester, NY: Please note - there is no Rochester stop on July 13 and Aug. 8.

Buffalo, NY: On July 13 and August 8
Departs Buffalo, NY at 1:00 pm from Buffalo Marriott on Millersport Highway.
Pathfinder Staff and Alumni will be on hand to assist families.

Toronto, ON: On July 13 and August 8
Departs Toronto at 3:30 pm from "King City ONroute" rest stop on highway 400 North. Camp will advise in advance of any anticipated time change. It is a good idea to call and check also. The ONroute is 2 km north of the Teston Road exit on Hwy. 400N. Pathfinder Staff will be on hand to assist families.  2 km north of the Teston Road exit. Pathfinder Staff will be on hand to assist families.

* Please note - there is no Rochester stop on July 13 and Aug. 8.


Going to Camp Pathfinder Private Airport Service
ALL DATES 2016

Personal Pick Up Service
Campers arriving at Pearson International Airport in Toronto are met personally by Pathfinder Staff. Transportation is provided by Pathfinder vans or chartered coaches.

Making Airline Reservations
Parents are asked to choose flights that arrive at or depart Toronto's Pearson International Airport in the late mornings of travel days to Camp, i.e. 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Pathfinder may be able to accommodate other arrival and departure times if required. Call Camp if you have questions.

Camp Needs Key Information
Be sure Camp has your son’s air travel itinerary, including airline, flight numbers, and times. Staff will personally meet or bid farewell to campers in the airport. For arrivals, boys leave the plane and walk through Customs, where they show i.d. and answer a few questions about their hometowns and length of stay in Canada. From there they walk right into the reception lobby to meet Pathfinder Staff members in their special Camp shirts. Staff members personally escort your boys to baggage claim and then to curbside pickup by Pathfinder transportation.

Going to Camp Pathfinder Parent Drop Offs and Pick ups
ALL DATES 2016

Parents are welcome to drop off or pick up their Campers. This is a good chance to tour the island, meet the Staff and talk to the Camp Director. Please indicate parent transportation on your camper transport form. 
Directions to Pathfinder ...
When you are near Source Lake Road in the Park, use your cell phone to call Camp for a boat pickup. Then proceed down the Source Lake Road to be met by the boat at the landing. The Source road is about 1.6 km to the landing, and always a pretty drive.

Parent Transport Schedule
Parents must drop off a camper after 1:00 pm on arrival days
Parents must pick up a camper before 10:00 am on departure days.

This ensures that the Staff can reset the Island. Thanks for your cooperation.

Coming Home from Camp Pathfinder Private Motorcoach Service

Heading Home from Camp:
July 25, 2016
August 20, 2016

Southbound bus service departs Pathfinder at 8:00 am.

Toronto, ON: On July 25 and August 20
Arrives Toronto at 11:00 am at the Esso Canada Rest Stop, southbound lanes.
Address Hwy. 400 South, just south of the King City exit.
Pathfinder Staff will be on hand to assist families. Camp will advise in advance of a time change.

Buffalo, NY: On July 25 and August 20
Arrives Buffalo, NY at 1:00 – 2:00 pm at Marriott Hotel.
Address Millersport Highway at Interstate 290 in Amherst.
Pathfinder Staff and Alumni will be on hand to assist families.

Rochester, NY: On July 25 and August 20
Arrives Rochester, NY at 3:00 - 4:00 pm at Brighton High School.
Address 1150 Winton Rd.South in Rochester.
Pathfinder Staff and Alumni will be on hand to assist families.

 

Heading Home from Camp:
July 13, 2016
August 8, 2016

Rochester, NY: Please note - there is no Rochester stop on July 13 and Aug. 8.

Toronto, ON: On July 13 and August 8

Arrives Toronto at 10:30 - 11:00 am at the Esso Canada Rest Stop, southbound lanes, located on Hwy. 400 South, King City, just north of the Major McKenzie Dr exit. Pathfinder Staff will be on hand to assist families.

Buffalo, NY: On July 13 and August 8
Arrives Buffalo, NY at 12:30 pm at Buffalo Marriott, Millersport Highway.
Pathfinder Staff and Alumni representatives will be on hand to assist families.

Please note: No Rochester bus service on July 13 and August 8. Bus only travels as far as Buffalo.

Coming Home from Camp Pathfinder Private Airport Service
ALL DATES 2016

Personal Pick Up Service
Campers arriving at Pearson International Airport in Toronto are met personally by Pathfinder Staff. Transportation is provided by Pathfinder vans or chartered coaches.

Making Airline Reservations
Parents are asked to choose flights that arrive at or depart Toronto's Pearson International Airport in the late mornings of travel days to Camp, i.e. 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Pathfinder may be able to accommodate other arrival and departure times if required. Call Camp if you have questions.

Camp Needs Key Information
Be sure Camp has your son’s air travel itinerary, including airline, flight numbers, and times. Staff will personally meet or bid farewell to campers in the airport. For departures, campers are personally escorted to the ticketing/check-in counter for their flight, then to the security check point after which only ticketed passengers are allowed. In the event our staff members are permitted to have a gate pass, they will escort campers right to their departure gate to await boarding.

Coming Home from Camp Pathfinder Parent Drop Offs and Pick ups
ALL DATES 2016

Parents are welcome to drop off or pick up their Campers. This is a good chance to tour the island, meet the Staff and talk to the Camp Director. Please indicate parent transportation on your camper transport form. 
Directions to Pathfinder ...
When approaching Source Lake on the Park highway (Hwy. 60), use your cel. phone to call Camp for a pickup by boat. Or, make a collect or credit card call from the Bell pay telephone opposite the Source Lake Road off Highway 60 in Algonquin Park. Then proceed down the Source Lake Road to be met by the boat at the landing. The Source road is 1.6km to the landing, and always a pretty drive.

Parent Transport Schedule
Parents must drop off a camper after 1:00 pm on arrival days
Parents must pick up a camper before 10:00 am on departure days.
This ensures that the Staff can reset the Island. Thanks for your cooperation.

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