The Pathfinder Canoe Trip

Family Camps 2016
Events in July and August this year!

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Pathfinder family camps are pure fun for everyone. A few days happily spent as a family on Pathfinder Island, bonding with the staff, adventures and traditions of Pathfinder. Attending Family Camps during our regular sessions mean you can experience camp by joining the culture. This can be the perfect introduction for your camper to a Pathfinder career.

We offer a real family break from city routines, on an Algonquin island with a century-old camp heritage.


No cooking, no cleaning, no worries – just the wild beauty of Algonquin Park to share with your family. Warm days, cool evenings, morning mists, evening stars, great swimming, delicious Algonquin camp meals, and friendly Pathfinder Staff, offering all the great Pathfinder activities.

While some of our canoe trips are out, and there's room on the Island, we welcome in a small number of families. A few extra fun touches as well. For the parents, we make time for a grown-ups cocktail float, we amp up the dinner menu, and we offer adults a paddle-hike day trip with a shore-lunch. For the kids, we pull them into all-kid time with activity counselors, where they can feel safe and excited to test their independence on the Island.


July 2016
Pathfinder Family Camp July
July 14 - 17, 2016

August 2016
Pathfinder Family Camp August
August 4 - 7, 2016

Pathfinder hosts about 10 families on the Island for each special event. The summer guide staff is on call for Family Camp, to conduct canoeing, kayaking, ropes course, trail bikes, bush hikes, and more. Many families just enjoy chilling out, following the sun from dock to dock and indulging in the home camp cooking.

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Who comes to Family Camp? Current camp parents, alumni, and families considering Pathfinder for their son. New families who have signed up their son the following summer say this is a perfect introduction to camp, for their son and them! Pathfinder Alumni enjoy Family Camp, a perfect way of sharing the Pathfinder experience with their own families.

Camp Pathfinder is rustic and traditional. Bring a sleeping bag, towel, swimsuit and pillow, rain jacket, rugged shoes, toothbrush and a flashlight. We’ll supply the rest!

Reservations are needed, as space is limited. Family Camp is always a complete sell-out. 


2016 Family Camp Flyer ...
2016 Family Camp Registration Form ...

Parents please note: no pets are permitted, and children’s supervision is the responsibility of their parents at all times during this event.

Contact director Mike Sladden, 585-249-0716, or

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