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March 2023



As we prepare for the 110th season, scroll down to check out the reunion weekend for alumni and family camps for all.

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Last chance for 2023 spots! Enroll your camper for our 110th season today! Some sessions have wait lists but contact Sladds for help, and...enroll here

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Trippperrrs!! See Pathfinder's 2022 Trip Postings. DOT Chris O'Brien sent 58 canoe trips this past season. Find your name and plan your routes for summer '23.



Keep up with our Instagram feed for great content daily.

View our photo albums current to full 2022 season!

View our Vimeo page see terrific camp & trip videos. 

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Pathfinder Covid Headlines 

• In 2023, health measures will be easier than ever.

Read our blog to stay updated

Camp Pathfinder
110th Reunion

Camp Pathfinder

110th Season Reunion

Aug. 25 - 27, 2023

For Adult Alumni & Guests

Get your sign-up form!

Anniversary Family Camps

July & August – 4 Days / 3 Nights

For the Whole Family

Get your sign-up form!

Family Camp July

Jul. 7 – 10

Family Camp August

Aug. 3 – 6

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Get ready for an epic summer 2023


Download our New Year 2023 Chatter Here !

Chipmonk Chatter shares summer stories, season information, photos, rosters, bits of nostalgia, and more.  Take a look at past Chatters by clicking the links below - Enjoy Chatter and Keep In Touch!

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Chipmonk Chatter March 2022

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2021 Chatter
2022 hightlights

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Showing you our latest posts - Follow us @camppathfinder for more.

Covid Headlines


Pathfinder managed the challenges of a Covid-adaptive Summer in 2021 and 2022.
Here's how the second season adapted to the Covid challenge. 


Pathfinder navigated the pandemic summers using Ontario Health guidance and a team of doctors, public health advisors and camp owner colleagues. 

Camps were closed in 2020, open to Canadian boys with special measures in 2021, and fully open again at last in 2022. Pathfinder had very successful seasons in '21 and '22, and we're raring to go with our own measures in '23.


With the tremendous advantage of widespread vaccination and boosting, Camp will use vaccination of our kids and staff as one part of another smart layered mitigation Pathfinder Covid Plan for summer.  And, we will continue to set our policies in concert with Ontario's Ministry of Health.


We will all be living with Covid for the future, and bringing it more under control, going ahead with daily life as much as possible. Camp's role in a return to more normal experiences for our kids is of paramount importance to their well-being. The summer months - and specifically children's camps - remain a Go!
Pathfinder will be ready.



The Pathfinder plan for Summer 2023 will include the successful steps of layered mitigation from this past summer, along with vaccination of our Staff and Campers. The single compelling reason for a multi-layered approach is our identity: a congregate living setting and rustic out-trip program, committed to protecting our members from the risk of serious illness or transmission back home.

Our US and overseas campers will join us again, and our Staff and Campers will be expected to arrive with full vaccination, meaning two doses of an approved vaccine with one or more booster doses highly recommended. Continued pre-camp screening / testing routines will combine with some limited cohorting and monitoring measures at camp all season. Pathfinder plans always incorporate expert advice and partnership with our medical directors, health advisors, Ontario Health, and the Ontario Camps Association.


In a phrase, our traditional Pathfinder season is back for 2023! We can't wait for everyone's return to CPI.

Winter persists in the Park, but already we see the spring signs: longer daylight hours, higher temps in the afternoons, more sunshine over the snow-covered lake country. When will the ice break up on Source Lake? With COVID, while families remain vigilant, a bright spot is the full-speed-ahead planning for Pathfinder's upcoming 110th season. We invite all our families to join in!

Camp enrollment will be full this year. Camper and Staff recruitment is winding up. We're signing up our friends for two summer Family Camps.

We'll continue to monitor health news regarding variants of concern and public health guidance. Fortunately, we are no longer challenged by border policies. While camp will require screening and testing before arrival for a summer session, there is no current Canada-US border requirement for testing or other measures.


April 12

Ice Out 2022

Our 1st week of May is Complete - What Has the Crew Been Up To?
And Check Out the Blog -- Links to Key Forms and Info: Transport, Health, Clothing/Gear
Camp opens July 1 and closes out the summer sessions August 20. That’s two months but only half the story of a Pathfinder Season. A small spring crew of senior staff arrive as the ice departs, to open up the Dining Hall, set up the tents, docks and canoes, start maintenance projects, and create programs to welcome both school students and staff friends throughout May and June. In autumn the process repeats, when September morphs into October with a parade of school, family and alumni groups using Pathfinder and her staff, until it’s time to drain the plumbing, plastic the windows, post the roof trusses and snug the Island down for November – to – April.
Read our Ice Out Blog Post HERE
Great videos & photos from Spring so far HERE