Camp Forms

Go to the Pathfinder enrollment website and log in to your camper's page:
Log-In To Fill Out Forms
Complete the following when you are ready:

 

Transport Form (due June 1)
Health Form (due June 1)
Camper Gear Order, optional (due June 1)

Transport Details

Entering Canada to Attend Pathfinder 2023
Prepare everything you and your camper will need to travel to Pathfinder from the U.S. and overseas. If needed, do you and your camper have current passports, required vaccination proof, any pre-screening or testing results, or the ArriveCAN app. for your border crossing days?

Documents & Identification

 

Please make sure you and your Camper have proper identification.
For boys entering Canada from the US and overseas, a passport or birth certificate.

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 from US for camp. A passport IS required for air travel.

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 by parents dropping off.

Medications

 

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.

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. The transport counselors also have this form.


Give your camper the Camp’s phone number, 705.633.5553.
Give the Camp your camper's cell phone number if he carries one.

Tips for Comfortable Travel

 

Be sure your camper has his rain jacket handy on travel day. In his day pack is the best bet.
Bringing a couple of masks is smart, since there are many times a mask will be required during your travels. 

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 restroom. 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 clears the Customs inspection lobby. 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, they will supervise communications and any personal electronics, until they are secured in the camp office.
No exceptions.

Parents sending your campers by coach and airline, you may check with camp to confirm their safe arrival. Parents driving campers please drop off and pick up your boys at the appropriate times. See below.

Arriving by Bus

Private Motorcoach Service - For July 1 & July 27, 2023

 

Rochester, NY

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

Buffalo, NY

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

Toronto, ON

1:00 pm - (May Vary) - Depart Toronto stop, "King City ONRoute" rest stop on highway 400 North. Please arrive early to smooth the loading process. Camp will advise in advance of any anticipated time change. It is a good idea to call and check with Camp that morning. The ONRoute is 2 km north of the Teston Road exit on Hwy. 400N. Pathfinder Staff will be on hand to assist our families.

Private Motorcoach Service - For July 13 & Aug. 8, 2023

*Rochester, NY: Please note - NO Rochester stop on July 13 and Aug. 8.

Buffalo, NY

12:30 - 1:00 pm - Departs Buffalo, NY from Buffalo Marriott on Millersport Highway.
Pathfinder Staff and Alumni will be on hand to assist our families.

Toronto, ON

12:00 - 12:30pm - (May Vary) - Arrives from Buffalo stop. Departs Toronto  from "King City ONroute" rest stop on highway 400 North. Camp will advise in advance of meet and departure time, due to schedule changes in camp bus stops. It is also a good idea to call and check with Camp that morning. 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 our families.

 

Arriving by Airlines

ALL DATES 2023

 

Personal Pick-up Service

Campers arriving at Pearson International Airport in Toronto are met personally by Pathfinder Staff. Transportation is provided by Pathfinder vans and private chartered coaches.

Making Airline Reservations

Parents please choose flights that arrive at Pearson Airport between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Parents please choose departing camp flights from Pearson between 12:00 Noon - 3:00 pm.  
Pathfinder may be able to accommodate other arrival and departure times if absolutely necessary.
Please check with Camp when making your travel plans.

Information Pathfinder Needs From You

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.

 

Arriving Parent Drop-Off

ALL DATES 2023

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. Plan for possible mask requirement to visit the Island, to protect our vulnerable congregate community.

Call Camp When You Are Arriving at Souce

When approaching Source Lake on the Park highway (Hwy. 60), use your cell 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. Go Slow ! Be cautious on the unpaved Source road. It is 1.6km to the landing. Always a pretty drive. And  .... Go Slow !

Parent drop-off  / pick-up Arrival Schedule

Parents must drop off a camper after 1:00 pm on arrival days July 1 and July 27.

Parents may drop off a camper after 1:00 pm on arrival days July 13 and Aug. 8.
Parents should pick up a camper between 10:00 am -  12:00 noon on departure days.
We require these time limits to ensure that the Staff can prepare boys and facilities.
Thanks for your cooperation!

 

Departing by Bus

Private Motorcoach Service - July 25 & August 20, 2023

 

for Toronto, ON

Arrives 10:30 - 11:00 am -- Toronto at the 'Maple' Esso Canada Rest Stop, southbound lanes Hwy. 400.
Address: Hwy. 400 South, just south of the King City exit.
Pathfinder Staff will be on hand to assist our families. Camp will advise in advance of a time change.

for Buffalo, NY

Arrives 1:00 - 2:00 pm -- Arrives Buffalo, NY at Buffalo Marriott Niagara Hotel.
Address: Millersport Highway at Interstate 290 in Amherst.
Pathfinder Staff and Alumni will be on hand to assist our families.

for Rochester, NY

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

Private Motorcoach Service - July 13 & Aug. 8, 2023

*Rochester, NY: Please note - NO Rochester stop on July 13 and Aug. 8.

for Toronto, ON

Departs Pathfinder approx. 7:00 am and arrives Toronto between 9:30 - 10:00 am at the 'Maple' 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 our families.

for Buffalo, NY

Departs Pathfinder approx. 7:00 am and arrives Buffalo, NY between 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm at Buffalo Marriott, Millersport Highway. Pathfinder Staff and Alumni representatives will be on hand to assist our families.

 

Departing byAirlines

ALL DATES

 

Personal Pick-up Service

Campers arriving at Pearson International Airport in Toronto are escorted personally by Pathfinder Staff. Transportation is provided by Pathfinder vans or private chartered coaches.

Making Airline Reservations

Parents please choose flights that depart Toronto's Pearson International Airport between 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm.  Pathfinder may be able to accommodate other arrival and departure times if required. Call Camp if you have questions. 

Information that Camp Needs

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 who are  wearing their special Camp shirts. Staff members personally escort your boys to baggage claim and then to curbside pickup by Pathfinder transportation.

 

Departing Parent Pick-Up

ALL DATES

 

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. 

Call Camp

When approaching Source Lake on the Park highway (Hwy. 60), use your cell 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. Go Slow ! Be cautious on the unpaved Source road is 1.6km to the landing. Always a pretty drive. And .... Go Slow!

Arrival Schedule

Parents must drop off a camper after 1:00 pm on arrival days
Parents should pick up a camper before 10:00 am on departure days.
We enforce these time limits to ensure that the Staff can prepare and reset the Island.
Thanks for your cooperation!