"We welcome you to Arowhon, we're mighty glad you're here
We'll send the earth re-ver-ber-a-ting with a mighty cheer
Thank's for Registering for Family Camp 2020. Please read carefully through this page to get all the info on What You'll Need To Bring, How to Get to Camp Arowhon, Family Camp Rules and Family Camp News
What do I need to bring with me to Family Camp?
*** For a printable version of the Family Camp packing list, please click here***
**** Please ensure that you bring bedding that fits the size of bed in your selected accommodation. Dormitory accommodations have SINGLE beds, Private and Semi-Private accommodations have DOUBLE beds****
- Fitted Sheet
- Flat Sheet
- Pillow Case
- Sleeping Bag (Optional)
- Towels x 2
**** Camp Arowhon does NOT provide bedding or linens to Family Camp campers.****
- Long Pants
- Bathing Suit
- Warm Jacket
- Rain Jacket
- Rain Boots
- Sun Hat / Baseball Hat
- Shampoo and Conditioner (no micro beads please!)
- Hairbrush / Comb
- Other Toiletries as needed (ie. Feminine Hygiene Products, Contact Solution, OTC Medications)
**** Unfortunately, Camp Arowhon does not provide toiletries for Family Camp campers. If you need ANYTHING, please bring it with you.****
- Water Bottle
- Fishing Rod (optional)
- Swimming Googles (optional)
- Camera and Waterproof Case
****PFD’s (Lifejackets), paddles, and other sports equipment is provided by Camp Arowhon to all Camp Arowhon Family Campers****
- Please remember that Camp Arowhon is a seed and nut free site
- Camp Arowhon does not permit the use of the following items in cabins:
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Straighteners
- Electric Blankets
- Space Heaters
- Hot Pots, Kettles, other electronic cooking devices
- Mosquito Coils
- Other Flammable devices (including lanterns, stoves, alcohol heaters etc.)
*** Our Cabins are not equipped to handle high electrical loads. If you have need of a high powered electrical device during your stay (i.e sleep apnea machine ) please contact Max at email@example.com ****
How do I get to Family Camp?
Download the Camp Arowhon Map Here
GPS co-ordinates to Camp Arowhon are: 45.595783,-78.730946
From Toronto or the west
Take Highway 400 North to Barrie.
From Barrie follow Highway 11 North towards Huntsville.
Just past Huntsville, take Highway 60 East for 33 km to the Algonquin Park entrance.
Continue on Highway 60 after the Algonquin Park Permits & Information Centre for 16 km (approx. 10 mi.) until you reach Arowhon Road (just after the Canoe Lake cutoff).
Turn left on the Arowhon Road.
Follow these instructions on how to get to camp on the Arowhon Road.
From Montreal, Ottawa or the east
Take Highway 17 from Ottawa to Renfrew.
At Renfrew, take Highway 60 West to Algonquin Park.
Pass the East Gate and continue for 41 km to the Arowhon Road.
Turn right on the Arowhon Road, and follow these instructions on how to get to camp.
How to get to camp on the Arowhon road
Follow the Arowhon Road for 5 km (approx. 3 mi.) to the crossroads.
Turn LEFT at the four-way intersection where you will see a sign straight ahead that says “Arowhon Pines” (Arowhon Pines is a hotel and a different location than Camp Arowhon).
Pass the sign that says “road restricted to authorized travel” and continue over a long causeway and two bridges for 2.2 km (approx. 1.3 mi.) till you come to a ‘T’ intersection with a sand pit on your right. Turn right (if you come to a closed gate across the road, back up – you missed the right turn).
Continue for 2 km (approx. 1.2 mi.) till you reach camp. Park in our parking lot and walk in to camp.
What are the Family Camp Rules?
For a printable version of the Family Camp Rules, click here
SWIMMING AND DOCKS
We are very concerned about water safety and are therefore strict about where our guests swim. Swim only in enclosed swim docks, with a buddy and never at night. When using the inflatable toys please wear a lifejacket. We ask that you do not go swimming after consuming any alcohol and all docks are off limits after drinking and at night.
You may use canoes, kayaks and SUP boards during daylight hours. Lifejackets must be worn at all times while boating. We ask that you stay on this lake only. No boating after consuming any alcohol please!
Sailboats and Windsurf boards may only be used under the supervision of an Arowhon staff member, and in the presence of a safety motor boat.
All water in camp is safe to drink. We have a state-of-the-art water filtration and treatment system!
Arowhon has 4 multi-stall shower houses available for guest use, which are cleaned daily. Please follow posted signage regarding which shower houses are available for your use during your stay.
A bell will sound for the beginning of each meal, as well as at the beginning of activity periods. A continuous bell signals a camp emergency. If you hear a continuous bell, please come quickly to the front of the Main Lodge.
Smoking is permitted in the “butt hutt” / N.O.B ONLY. Our buildings are old and dry – no open flame is allowed in any building.
HEATERS AND ELECTRICITY
Please turn off all heat during the day and place no articles on or close to heaters. Fires have started in the past due to articles on these heaters. Hair straighteners and hair dryers will blow a fuse if used in your cabins. They will only work in common areas like the Main Lodge.
Wifi is available for guest use in the Staff Lounge. Password and network information is posted in the Staff Lounge. Keep in mind that our internet is satellite based, and has limited bandwidth. For video meetings or streaming, please use your cellular data.
Since we are in a Provincial Park, there are noise restrictions due to people camping on and around Tepee Lake. It is provincial law to have no excessive noise after 11:00pm. For this reason, our site is quiet at eleven.
Arowhon shares its Algonquin home with numerous other creatures, big and small. To keep you safe and comfortable, please don’t store food in your cabins. Food may be stored in a locked car, or in our kitchen. If you’d like to store food in the kitchen, please ask an Arowhon staff member for assistance.
NUTS AND SEEDS
Due to allergies we are a nut and seed free site. Please do not consume or possess any peanuts, treenuts, seeds or “may contain” products while at Arowhon.
After consuming alcohol, the docks, water and watercraft become off limits (to the consumer) for the remainder of that day. Please place all empty bottles/cans in the recycling bins. Glass bottles are ONLY permitted inside the Main Lodge. Cans and plastic cups are preferred.
We do not allow visitors to bring dogs. Please don’t feed the camp dogs (even if they convince you that they haven’t been fed in weeks).
Although you will see graffiti in some of our cabins, we are trying to clean up the graffiti in camp. Please do not add to our problem by writing on walls, bunks or mattresses. If we discover graffiti in your cabin, we will charge you for its removal.
If you would like to take a walk or hike on your own, we ask that you stay on dirt roads instead of using paths into the woods. If you would like to explore deeper into the bush around camp, please ask an Arowhon staff member to show you a route to suit your needs and take a trail map with you. Our trail system fools people and they end up getting lost!
Please park your car in the parking lot, as directed by posted signage. Arowhon has limited parking within camp, and our maintenance team requires access to all buildings and roadways in order to ensure you a pleasant and safe stay.
Arowhon staff members are incredible! They will help you with anything they can! If you need something, please don’t hesitate to ask us for help. There will always be an Arowhon staff member at the Main Lodge, from 7am until 1am, if you need anything.
What's there to do at Family Camp?
For a printable version of the Family Camp Schedule, click here
Canoeing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle-boarding, Hockey, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Tennis, Fieldsports, Hiking and Swimming are open to Family Camp campers during daylight hours for the duration of Family Camp as "self serve" activities.
No instruction will be provided by Camp Arowhon Staff outside of scheduled activities.
Friday, September 2
- Arrival and Registration
- Archery, Climbing and High Ropes
6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Dinner, Orientation and Singing
- Voyageur Sunset Cruise and Capture the Flag
- S'mores and Hocho
Saturday, September 3
- Sunrise Yoga
8:00am - 9:00am
9:30am - 11:00am
- Sailing, A and C, Canoe, Hockey
11:00am - 12:30pm
- Sailing, Gibraltar Hike, Canoe, Dodgeball
1:00pm - 2:00pm
- Cookout Lunch
2:30pm - 3:30pm
- Windsurfing, Ropes and Zipline, Kayak, Softball
3:30pm - 5:00pm
- Windsurfing, Slip n' Slide, SUP, Basketball
5:00pm - 6:00pm
- Nature Hike, Beach Volleyball, Fishing
6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Sunset Voyageur Cruise
- Talent Show
- Snack in ML
Sunday, September 4
- Sunrise Canoeing
8:00am - 9:00am
9:30am - 12:00pm
- Family Camp Marathon
1:00pm - 2:00pm
- Lunch and Packing
2:30pm - 3:30pm
- Archery, Climbing and High Ropes
See You in 2024!
Who can register for Family Camp?
Camp Arowhon Family Camp is open to past and present Arowhon campers, staff and families, as well as new-to-Arowhon and prospective campers, staff and families.
Can I bring my dog to Family Camp?
Please leave your pets at home!
I have a special diet, will there be anything for me to eat at Camp?
Of course! The Camp Arowhon kitchen can accommodate all dietary needs, including vegetarians, vegans, lactose free, soy free, gluten free, serious food allergies, celiac disease, and many others. If you have any concerns about the food at Camp, please contact Max at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I upgrade my cabin once I arrive at Camp?
Upon arrival at Camp Arowhon Family Camp, you may request a change to your accommodations. However, as we typically fill ALL of our cabins, we cannot guarantee that alternate accommodations will be available.
Will there be a doctor or nurse on site if I get sick?
There will not be a doctor or nurse on site during Camp Arowhon Family Camp. We will have qualified Wilderness First Responders on hand in the event of a medical emergency. The closest hospital is the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital, approximately 1 hour from Camp Arowhon.
***Still have questions? Email email@example.com or call us in our Algonquin office at 705-633-5651***