Summer 2020 Update

Summer 2020 Enrollment

Become a Pathfinder Camper Today


1 Week 

Our youngest campers' first experience of Pathfinder in-camp and an overnight trip.


7 years

July 1-8 or July 27 - Aug. 3

$ 1,100 USD

$ 1,250 CAD

Mic Mac & Chippewa 2 Weeks  

"Two-weeker" Mic & Chipps set out on 2-4 day canoe trips and enjoy time in-camp.



Session A ... July 1-13
Session B ... July 13-25
Session C ... July 27-Aug. 8
Session D ... Aug. 8 - 20

$ 2,750 USD

$ 3,025 CAD

Cree 2 Weeks  

"Two-weeker" Crees set out on 2-8 day canoe trips and enjoy time in-camp



Session A ... July 1-13
Session B ... July 13-25
Session C ... July 27-Aug. 8
Session D ... Aug. 8 - 20

$ 2,975 USD

$ 3,450 CAD

Half Season (3 & 1/2 Weeks)

Staying 'the half' means campers enjoy 2-4 canoe trips ranging from 2-18 days.



1st Half ... July 1-25
2nd Half ... July 27-Aug. 20

$ 4,125 USD

$ 4,850 CAD

Full Season (7 Weeks)

Staying the whole summer gives campers the full Pathfinder experience.

*Recommended for Otts age 13-14 (multiple long trips) & AA's age 15 (32-40 day trip in Northern or Western Ontario or Quebec )



July 1-Aug. 20
*Full Season AAs -Additional Transport Expenses will be Surcharged    

$ 8,050 USD

$ 8,925 CAD

Family Camp 2020

While mid-season Camp is quiet, a small number of families to join us on the island.


All Ages

July 9 - 12 or August 6 - 9
July Session by Invitation Only - Contact Camp for Details   



Rates & Dates



Prices shown above are base tuition • Add taxes and tuck deposit

Begins October 1, 2019
Standard 2020 rates available to all families.


Our newest method - Sign up your camper in just a few clicks

Rates & Dates are shown below


Email or mail to...

Camp Pathfinder

35 Park Lane

Rochester, NY 14625 USA


Sept. 25 - Nov. 25, 2019

 'Early Bird' pricing available to veteran families • add taxes and tuck deposit

Payment Details

WAYS TO PAY-  Camp offers a number of convenient methods for payment of camper tuition & fees 


Personal cheque

Fees payable to ‘Camp Pathfinder.’ Mail your cheque payments to:
Camp Pathfinder, 35 Park Lane, Rochester, NY USA 14625.

Credit Card

Through our online enrollment portal, fees may be paid in total or by installments
with your Visa, Mastercard or Discover.

Wire and e-Transfer

To wire funds from your financial institution, contact Sladds at the
Pathfinder office for routing details. To use an Interac e-Transfer, send with chosen password to the Camp office at:


Tuition, Tax and 'Tuck'

-Tuition covers the camp facility, program, staffing, food service and shared equipment

-Tax is tax. Canada charges 13% HST.

-Ontario Parks charges resident campers 5% of base tuition. This is charged to the Tuck account.

-A Tuck Deposit is an amount put on deposit with the camp by each family for their camper, based on his length of stay. This covers the expenses he personally accumulates. The idea here is not to have parents paying a portion of their tuition rates that would cover the expenses of other campers.


To enroll your son, click to and print the Enrollment Form for your country of residence, or go to our online enrollment site. On receipt of your enrollment and tuition deposit, we'll send you a Confirmation Statement. Pay your balance from this statement. Your enroll confirmation will include the payment rates and options, terms and conditions, and the payment due dates.
Pathfinder may be able to accommodate other arrival and departure times if absolutely necessary. Call Camp if you have questions.

At the end of the summer sessions, you'll also receive a Final Statement. This summary will detail all the expenses your Camper had, including those charged against your Tuck Deposit. A copy of the Camper's camp store tally sheet is also available. Remember, Campers' personal expenses are charged against their Tuck Deposit. The Tuck Deposit is part of your total camp fee, and is described below. Here's some detail about the expenses you'll see itemized on the Confirmation Statement and the Final Statement...


The enrollment confirmation letter and the final statement show what payments camp has received from you.


The confirmation statement and final statement both show the basic Camp Fee in US or CN funds depending on which currency your family paid. They also show the taxes charged for HST (shown as pst/gst). And, they show the Tuck Deposit amount for your son.


Summer camp fees are subject to Canada's HST at 13% which combines the provincial and federal taxes.


Tuck Deposit Credit

Tuck Deposit Credit line shows how much tuck money you have on account for your camper.

Expense Lines

All shown in Canadian funds on your Final Statement.

Ontario Parks Lease Tax

Everyone patronizing the camps of Algonquin Park is charged 4% of the base camp tuition fee by Algonquin Park/Ontario Parks. This is a government tax and not a Pathfinder fee.


When your camper goes on a Pathfinder canoe trip, any incidental expenses or back country permit fees for that trip are charged equally among the members of the trip. If your camper was given a special meal or program during the trip, this cost is also included in 'Tripping.'

The oldest campers often take long trips of 2-4 weeks or more. The long trips often involve long bus or train transports with canoe freight. Some trips even use airline flights to return from the far north. The Director will advise Parents if higher costs are expected for their son's Pathfinder AA trips.


Laundry is offered weekly at camp. If the boys are in-camp they can drop off laundry at the Kitchen Dock one morning, and collect it the next. Each camper's laundry is washed separately and kept with his own laundry bag. The service comes from Huntsville. We are charged roughly $8.50 per load washed, folded and delivered. A camper's laundry charge per bag may vary depending on its size. Most boys have a couple of laundry's per session. Older campers may only have one because they're on trip. Younger boys may not send out any laundry due to their short camp stays.

Gear / Candy Store

Parents sometimes call Sladds, shocked that their camper ate $200 worth of candy! Actually, this account covers a multitude of items. Normally, high charges here mean the camper ordered sleeping bag, paddle, vest and other gear. Gear / Candy Store includes candy bars or lifesavers, letter paper and envelopes, postage, candy store dry goods such as books, pamphlets, toothbrushes and soap, batteries and flashlights, ball caps, t-shirts, sweatshirts, water bottles, Park maps, etc. etc. The Camp  annual Poster is billed here for all Campers.


This is the actual cost of any motor coach ride(s) the camper took to or from camp, for example airport shuttles or the Rochester, Buffalo and Toronto camp motor coaches.
Total cost is divided equally among riders on a given trip.

Miscellaneous / Medical

This line is for medical bills such as doctor's visit, hospital treatment, or prescription med.s for your camper. Receipts from these are sent home so you can recover part or all of the expense from your medical coverage. The Misc. items here are generally tiny: a trip meal is bought at McDonald's, or an ice cream treat from Bartlett Lodge on Cache Lake. CITs may draw petty cash for their days off, and that is shown on this line as well. Any unpaid tuck balance from the previous year is also shown here.


This is the GST charged only on whatever items above are GST taxable.

Tuck Balance (cn)

This is the remaining credit or balance owed in Canadian funds.

US conversion

Each summer we set a conversion rate based on currency exchange rates for June through August.

If you're a US family or from overseas, we make this conversion to give you a final balance in US funds. If you're a Canadian family, we omit this calculation and show your balance in CN funds.

Balance Due Camp / Credit

It's one or the other: a positive balance you owe Camp, a negative balance Camp owes you. Amounts under $5.00 either way are waived.

If a family is owed a sibling credit or a referral credit, it is shown as a deduction from the final balance.

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