THIS MONTH AT CAMP
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SUMMER '21 MEMORIES
PATHFINDER COVID HEADLINES
Spring 2021 - Ontario has released a 3 Stage 'Roadmap to Reopen' for the Province. Overnight camps are part of Step 2 in the re-opening plan. Pathfinder is on for 2021, and family retreats, canoe trips, staff training, and camper sessions will be taking place. Learn the latest here on how to plan for your part in Summer 2021!
Roadmap to Reopen is a cautious three-step plan that will guide a safe and gradual reopening of the province and the lifting of public health measures based on the provincewide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health system indicators.
The province will remain in each of the steps for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health indicators. If at the end of the 21 days, the vaccination thresholds have been met, alongside positive trends of other key public health and health system indicators, then the province will move forward the the next step.
OUR COVID PLAN
Now is the perfect time to get familiar with camp’s Covid plan for summer. It has been designed with expert advice and key components to protect everyone at Pathfinder this season. Read the plan for important basics, including pre-camp routines, testing, travel, cohorting, the closed camp bubble, daily practices, canoe tripping, and case management.
WHERE WE STAND TODAY
Camp is on! Pathfinder has created a set of programs for families, staff and campers that will help to get as many in our CPI community up to camp as soon as possible. Overnight camps are currently part of Step 2 in Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen, meaning that hopefully by mid-July, we will be set to open camper sessions. In the meantime, we have created a set of sessions in July & August for our Pathfinder campers and community.
This is a call to action! CPI and the OCA still need YOUR help to make sure the Ontario government says YES now to our 2021 overnight camps. Take action by heading to the link below and learning how you can contact your MPP today!
FOR JOINING OUR VIRTUAL RALLY TO GET KIDS TO CAMP IN 2021 !
Presented by the Ontario Camps Association. #planforcamp
To those who tuned in to this special one hour program for Pathfinder and other accredited Ontario camps to open on time this summer, thank you! So many were present for this YouTube premiere: a virtual rally detailing health and safety plans that will authorize the reopening of camps in 2021.
This video has over 20,000 views! Increasing these views will make a HUGE IMPACT on policy makers' timetable for officially reopening camps. Click below to keep that number rising and keep on the path to camp!
Join us on Zoom!
Stay Tuned - next zoom tba
Q&A on Summer, Canoe Trips, Health Protocols, Camp Life, Packing & more...
All are welcome - new & veteran families/campers
• Jump on board to a meeting designed for you and your camper.
• Listen in to find out what campers and parents need to know.
• Learn more by reading our most recent Parent Bulletin.
• Questions? Send us an email!
2021 New Year's
Our New Year edition of Chatter shares 2021 summer updates, information, photos, staff and camper rosters, bits of nostalgia, and more.
Take a look at our updated Camper Roster and see who is on board so far for summer. - Enjoy!
To our January Gear Drive
Your donations helped us outfit CPI scholarship campers & school students needing a hand to pack essential trip gear.
Thank you for Giving!
You can still help! If you have items to donate, email us any time to find out how to drop off those awesome items.
Algonquin Campership Fund
Gifts Sending boys (and girls!) to Camp
Pledge your gift to Algonquin Campership Fund to create scholarships for campers, allowing them to experience Pathfinder and the Park.
What Can I Donate?
Rain Gear & Warm Coats
Base, Mid & Shell Layers
Warm Hats & Gloves
3-Season Sleeping Bags
Dry Bags, any size
Thank you for helping provide gear to CPI campers in need
Here at Pathfinder, we know a good canoe trip is that much better when you have the right gear. There are a lot of us out there with some great gear piling up in the closet or garage. Providing help to campers who don't have this gear can make all the difference between a good summer and a great one.
Your generous gift to Gear Drive helped ensure a comfortable, safe canoe trip for all campers, no matter their financial means. Scholarship campers and school students will receive needed gear on arrival at camp. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
Getting kids to camp and the outdoors is so important - please donate!
What is the Algonquin Campership Fund?
ACF, founded in 2000, provides camperships to children in need, to attend a traditional wilderness canoe camp in Algonquin Park, ON, Canada.
Included are Camp Pathfinder for boys, and Camp Northway for girls. Also, co-ed inner-city school field trips can attend camp for outdoor education and leadership experiences.
Why Donate? 100-Percent!
Gifts to ACF go 100% to awarding camp tuition to families in need. And, scholarships may cover up to 100% of camp costs for a qualifying family.
ACF is a proud select charity of ROCtheDay, a local 24-hour online event that takes place each year on ‘Giving Tuesday’ (Dec. 1) A special project of United Way, ROCtheDay rallies donors to support select not-for-profit organizations in the Greater Rochester area.
Rochester, NY Connections to Algonquin Park Camps?
Camp Pathfinder and Camp Northway are renowned Algonquin-based camps, established by Rochester outdoor leaders in the early 1900’s. Both ROCtheDay and the fund's parent organization The Community Foundation are based in Rochester.
CHIPMUNK CHATTER - Summer 2020
Our autumn edition of Chatter shares just a slice of the huge trove of ‘old stuff’ illuminating camp's ‘old days’. But don’t be fooled. The old stuff you see here also reflects forward to today’s camp. Take a deep dive into Pathfinder culture, history and highlights 2020 - photos, essays, and artifacts from the summer crew.
Designed by our own Paige Clark - Enjoy!
Summer 2020 Projects
Source Lake, November 2020.Does the Island Sleep?No, she only dozes.
The normal bustle of May Crew was absent for the first time this year, since Glenn and Sladds took over camp in 2000. And then, of course, Summer 2020 was cancelled when Ontario closed overnight camps. But CPI is indeed only dozing: a tiny work crew polished and prepped camp for all the action we're looking forward to in 2021.
A sign of renovations this year? This still life of items lost under the Canoe Dock over many years, recovered once the decking came off in July.
Every object tells a story?