2022 Hurontario Wilderness Trips

The Hood River in the Arctic & the Moisie River in Labrador

Again, this summer, Hurontario will be offering two amazing wilderness trips for campers who are 15, 16 and 17 years old! Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore Canada’s true north.

We will be holding an information meeting on Monday, November 29, at 7 p.m. on Zoom

Please call (416) 488-2077 or email us to confirm that your tripper and at least one parent will be attending.

At this meeting, we will go over dates, cost, travel, and any questions you may have. Photos and videos from past trips will also be on display! Come and discover what these amazing trips have to offer.

Please let us know if you are interested!

Camp 2021 Update

For nearly seventy five summers, Camp Hurontario’s small group philosophy has built lasting friendships, self-confidence and strong personal skills, in an unparalleled natural environment. This past weekend, after much deliberation and debate, we made the decision that summer at Camp Hurontario this year would look different, as we shift our plans from our traditional camper model to a family camp model in response to a variety of logistical and operational challenges presented by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. 

Plans are moving forward swiftly for this pivot, and we can’t wait to welcome our staff to the island later in June to start preparing in earnest for Hurontario Family Camp. The islands will be buzzing with activity and positive vibrations as moms, dads, brothers, and sisters head out to try their hand at rock climbing or the ropes course, sign out paddle boards and zip out for a swim at one of the outer islands, jump off one of the towers or the amazing water toy, display their acting chops at skit night, or sit and enjoy an amazing evening sing-song while looking out at the calm waters of camp bay.

Even as we plan for the fun of family camp, we are looking ahead to summer 2022, when campers and staff will once again be back “for real” as we put the shifts, and pivots of the pandemic behind us. Thanks again for your support and understanding – we hope to see you at camp this summer with your families!

Polly & Don

COVID-19 Update

As you are likely aware, the most recent announcement from the provincial government has established a framework for the reopening of Ontario. Within that framework, overnight camps fall under the second stage. As a result, Hurontario has to change our session lengths in July. While we still await details from our Government Health Authorities on what will be required of us to open and operate, we are now nevertheless excitedly proceeding with all the necessary arrangements required for us to be ready to open.

In the course of now being able to better schedule our preparations, we have determined that we have to make a minor adjustment to our opening date in July. This date will be dependent on the provincial government’s first stage of reopening having reached its goals. Should there be a need to make further adjustments, we will be in touch with all of our families accordingly. Our June 30 opening date will now move to July 6. Further, we will adjust to two 9 day camp sessions in July and one 18 day camp session in July. Please see our dates and rates page for details. These adjustments in our scheduling ensure that all those registered for July will be able to experience their July camping adventures! We hope we will have your important continuing support on this. And, given the COVID protocols that will be in place for the safety and health of our campers and staff, it is necessary for us to adjust the dates of our IntroCamps accordingly. Both July and August Introcamps will be 5 days in length and will run from Tuesday, August 24 to Saturday, August 28.

Please also note that travel plans as found on our database remain unchanged. We are unfortunately unable to offer bus transportation to and from camp this summer, given the need to maintain our cabin cohorts. We will be sending travel details to all our families outlining specific arrival times for each family. 

The safety and health of our campers will remain our top priority. Our health and safety protocols have been drafted and we await protocol requirements from government health authorities.

Your support and understanding in these COVID times is extremely important and is greatly appreciated. Hurontario’s 75 year tradition of providing campers with an excellent outdoor camping experience where each child can grow and learn will continue this summer and into future summers. 

Please contact us with any questions. 

Best to all; stay safe. 

Polly, Zach and Don