Camp Pathfinder

Source Lake Algonquin Park Huntsville, Ontario, P1H 2H1 (view map)

Ages:
7 to 16 (All Boys )
Type:
Overnight Camp, family
Specialty:
Traditional (multi activity)
Cost:
$1,200 to $1,600
Special Needs:
Yes, Mild support (Not all campers have special needs)

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About this camp

Camp Pathfinder
 

Est. 1914, Pathfinder is a lifetime gift for boys. Skills, values, character, friendship and teamwork. The finest traditional camp experience for boys from around the world. Renowned canoe trips, 3-40 days. Full in-camp program. Top-flight veteran staff, unique 1:2 ratio. Best gear and food. No-tech rusticity, stunning natural setting. Healthy challenge, brotherhood and fun. Days of instructional sport, swim, and skills, multi-day wilderness trips, wonderful camper-staff rapport. Rustic life on private historic Island means no modern technology intrudes. Homegrown staff tradition brings campers into leadership, yielding personal qualities, university network, and international family of personal and professional contact.

 

 


The Our Kids review of Camp Pathfinder

 

Founded in 1914, Pathfinder has a long and distinguished history, one that rightly informs the camp experience today. The camp facility is, frankly, stunning, occupying an island of its own. The structures sit beneath mature pines, with technology limited to basically to the kitchen. As such, it’s as authentic a camp experience as you could hope to find, and a traditional camp in the best sense of the term. On one hand that term refers to the activities, including canoeing, tripping, camp craft, water sports. More importantly, it refers to the culture of the camp. When boys arrive, they participate within an environment and community that is much, much larger than themselves, one that includes the many generations of campers that have come before. They feel a world away, yet part of a community that is formed around a clear set of values, including conservation, positive mentorship, team work, challenge, and growth. At Pathfinder, boys have time to focus on a different set of priorities, something that has been a core element of the camp experience since it was founded, though arguably more needed today than ever. Campers leave feeling that they’ve accomplished something, while having also become a part of something, a sense which they carry with them throughout the year. Pathfinder is, plainly put, one of the best all-boys’ programs in the country.


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Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 7 - 12
Traditional (multi activity) $2,850 to $3,150
First-aid/lifesaving |Writing / journalism|Nature/Environment|Leadership training|CIT/LIT Program|Public Speaking/Debate|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Soccer|Swimming|Volleyball|Sports-Instructional and Training|Badminton |Zip Line|Ultimate Frisbee|Photo/Video|Wilderness Out-tripping|Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Travel|Zipline
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 7 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $0 to $4,500
First-aid/lifesaving |Writing / journalism|Nature/Environment|Leadership training|CIT/LIT Program|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Soccer|Swimming|Volleyball|Sports-Instructional and Training|Badminton |Zip Line|Ultimate Frisbee|Photo/Video|Wilderness Out-tripping|Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Travel|Zipline
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 7 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $0 to $8,700
First-aid/lifesaving |Writing / journalism|Nature/Environment|Leadership training|CIT/LIT Program|Public Speaking/Debate|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Soccer|Swimming|Volleyball|Sports-Instructional and Training|Badminton |Zip Line|Ultimate Frisbee|Photo/Video|Wilderness Out-tripping|Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Travel|Zipline
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 7 - 12
Traditional (multi activity) $2,850 to $3,150
First-aid/lifesaving |Writing / journalism|Nature/Environment|Leadership training|CIT/LIT Program|Public Speaking/Debate|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Soccer|Swimming|Volleyball|Sports-Instructional and Training|Diving|Badminton |Zip Line|Ultimate Frisbee|Photo/Video|Wilderness Out-tripping|Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Travel|Zipline
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 7 - 12
Traditional (multi activity) $2,850 to $3,150
Algonquin Park,ON
Source Lake Algonquin Park
Jul 27-Aug 08 $2,850 - $3,150
First-aid/lifesaving |Writing / journalism|Nature/Environment|Leadership training|CIT/LIT Program|Public Speaking/Debate|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Soccer|Swimming|Volleyball|Sports-Instructional and Training|Badminton |Zip Line|Ultimate Frisbee|Photo/Video|Wilderness Out-tripping|Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Travel|Zipline
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 7 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $0 to $4,500
First-aid/lifesaving |Writing / journalism|Nature/Environment|Leadership training|CIT/LIT Program|Public Speaking/Debate|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Soccer|Swimming|Volleyball|Sports-Instructional and Training|Diving|Badminton |Zip Line|Ultimate Frisbee|Photo/Video|Wilderness Out-tripping|Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Travel|Zipline
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 5 - 18+
Traditional (multi activity) $500 to $1,000
Rope courses|Travel|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Zipline|Photo/Video|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Public Speaking/Debate|Nature/Environment|Writing / journalism|First-aid/lifesaving |Archery|Badminton |Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Yoga|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 7 - 12
Traditional (multi activity) $2,850 to $3,150
First-aid/lifesaving |Writing / journalism|Nature/Environment|Leadership training|CIT/LIT Program|Public Speaking/Debate|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Soccer|Swimming|Volleyball|Sports-Instructional and Training|Diving|Badminton |Zip Line|Ultimate Frisbee|Photo/Video|Wilderness Out-tripping|Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Travel|Zipline

Camp Address
Source Lake Algonquin Park, Huntsville, Ontario, P0A 1B0

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Accommodation & Property Details)

Property details

Sleeping Accommodations

  • Cabins
  • Platform Tent

Washrooms Facilities

  • Outhouses

Sports facilities

  • Archery Range
  • Basketball Court
  • Climbing Wall
  • Rope Course

Landscape

  • Forested Area
  • Lake/Pond/River
  • Nature Trails


Director's Message

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Mike Sladden, Owner-Director

Pathfinder will celebrate 106 years during Summer 2019. Our rustic island camp on historic Pathfinder Island in Algonquin is the setting for traditional, healthy outdoor sports for life. With a 1:2 counselor to camper ratio, and a small enrollment size of 110 campers, Pathfinder provides personal attention and supervision for all boys.

Our culture is one of cooperation, teamwork and friendship. We remain technology-free and 'screen free,' to give boys a break from contemporary technology and its stresses. Boys reconnect with the world around them.They become focused on face to face personal relationships and the beauty of our stunning natural setting.

Canoe trips are the ultimate in experiential learning, challenge and fun. Tripping is our core program and the foundation of lifelong abilities, memories and friendships. Our staff are homegrown from their years of tripping and leadership training. They are Pathfinder's greatest ambassadors, and possess the empathy of former campers as well as the long-trained skills of outdoor professionals. Surrounding all this is an every-day spirit of Pathfinder fun and tradition!

 


Cost & Financial Aid

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Cost: $1,200 to $1,600 /week

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes

Discounts

Discount for 2nd child $100

Scholarships & awards:

  • Amici Camping Charity

    Amount: 100% Deadline: Rolling
    Type: Need based
    Details: Limited number of awards per summer. For general info, contact the camp director Mike Sladden, [email protected]

    Application Details: See the enrollment page on our camp web site.
  • Kids in Camp Charity

    Amount: 100% Deadline: Rolling
    Type: Need based
    Details: Limited number of awards per summer. For general info, contact the camp director Mike Sladden, [email protected]

    Application Details: See our enrollment page on the web site.



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