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Weekend at Camp Registration Details

  • Dates for Alumni Weekend: Friday, June 7th to Sunday, June 9th.
  • Registration: Registration opens April 1, 2024. Please complete as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
  • If you are planning to stay at Camp, or coming up for just the day registration will go through the Tanamakoon Alumni Website. If booking with Bartlett Lodge or the Pines, registration must be completed with them directly. There is limited availability. 
  • Weekend Costs:
    • 1A Camp Stay: $490 (includes HST)*
    • 1B Bartlett Stay: $759.50 (includes HST)*
    • 1C Pines Stay: $533.50 (Includes HST)*
    • 1D Day Trip: $125 (includes HST – Saturday only)*

*Avoid Unexpected Fees: During the registration process, you’ll notice a platform payment box suggesting an additional fee for using a free fundraising platform. This is entirely optional. To ensure you’re only paying the advertised cost of $490, please click “Other” in the platform payment box and enter $0. This will adjust your total to reflect the advertised rate without any extra fees. We appreciate your attention to this detail and look forward to welcoming you!

  • Partial Stays: Full weekend rate applies, no discounts for shorter stays.
  • Special Lodging Instructions for those that want to stay offsite:
    • Bartlett Lodge: Email Julia at info@barlettlodge.com for booking arrangements, a portion of the registration fee will be paid to the resort and they will provide you with a link to complete your registration and payment for the weekend. 
    • The Pines Cottage: Email Molly at The Pines at info@algonquinparkaccommodations.com for booking arrangements, a portion of the registration fee will be paid to the resort and they will provide you with a link to complete your registration and payment for the weekend. 

Accommodations & Meals

  • Cabin Allocation: When individuals register they can submit their cabin requests. 
  • Packing List: Includes sleeping bags, activewear, bug protection clothing, sunscreen, hats, swimsuits, medications, toiletries, books, and cameras.
  • Meals Provided: All meals during the stay are included.
  • Dietary Restrictions: During registration, you will be asked if you have any allergies or dietary needs.
  • Alcohol Policy: At dinner, guests will have the option of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage, catering to both drinkers and non-drinkers alike. Bringing your own alcohol is not permitted. 
  • Smoking Policy: Smoking and or vaping is not permitted at Camp.
  • Accessibility: The Camp and specific accommodations have limited accessibility options, there is an ATV available for those with mobility needs. 

Parking and Path

  • Parking Pass: Parking passes are required and can be purchased at the main park office as you enter Algonquin Park.
  • Parking Location: The entrance to the the camp is accessible from the park at the 22nd kilometer mark, parking is limited.
  • Walking Route: Expect a walk of approximately 1 – 1.5 km to get in and out of Camp.
  • Special Accommodations: Guests with physical needs can park at Cache Lake Landing, parking is limited. A boat shuttle service is available exclusively for these individuals, departing at 5PM Friday. Please note, that this is the only shuttle service from Cache Lake Landing  and requires prior approval during registration.

Activities for the Weekend at Camp

  • Activities Planned for the Weekend at Camp: Our activities vary during the Alumni Weekend at Camp. In the past, Alumni have had access to sailing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, archery, tennis, rock climbing, woodcraft, and more. In addition Alumni have led morning yoga, early swims, paddle outings, silkscreening workshops, art activities such as sketching and one of our favorites, music night. The program is a work in progress and will be announced at Camp.
  • Alumni Led Workshops and Activities: We welcome submissions from anyone interested in leading a workshop, whether it’s a craft, discussion, exercise session, meditation, nature walk, photography or anything else. Ideas can be submitted during registration or by emailing Kristina McPhail, Music Night submissions can be sent to Martha (Hart) MacDougall.   

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation and Refunds: No cancellation requests and no refunds will be accepted. Please advise us if you need to cancel however note that we are unable to offer refunds.
  • Transferring a registration is not allowed as we must respect our wait list.

Registration / Waitlist 

  • Registration will close: Wednesday, May 1st 2024 at 12pm or sooner, should available spots be filled.
  • Waitlist
Registration: Registration is conducted on a first come, first serve basis. If all spots are taken, you can opt to register to be on the waitlist available at that time.  As soon as a spot opens, you will be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to respond and complete registration and payment. If we do not hear from you, the spot moves on to the next person on the list. You will only be contacted should a spot open up.

 

Canoe Trips

  • Dates: Two separate trips
    • July 5th – 9th
    • August 21st – 25th.
  • Itinerary: First and last nights at camp, with a classic three-day canoe route in between, including portaging. There are two different routes for each canoe trip.
  • Requirements & Gear: Basic fitness level required; camp provides tents, canoes, and food. Participants should bring appropriate clothing, water bottles, and personal items.
  • Guide Presence: Each trip will be led by a qualified Tanamakoon tripper.
  • Participation: Limited to one trip per alumni to maximize participation. 
  • Weather Policy: Trips proceed regardless of weather, with adjustments as necessary.
  • Cost: $706.25 (includes HST) 
  • Registration: Interested Alumni submit via a form online their interest, from there individuals will be contacted for registration, this is to ensure we can run a full trip. 

Toronto Event – Tanamakoon Centennial Brunch

  • Date: Sunday, November 3rd, 2024, 11am-3pm.
  • Location: Parkview Manor, Toronto.
  • Address: 55 Barber Greene Rd #1, North York, ON M3C 2A1, Canada
  • On Google Maps: Parkview Manor
  • Cost & Cancellation: To be determined.
  • Food & Beverage: Vegan options and a cash/credit bar will be available.
  • More details will be posted as we get closer. 

Paying from the US in CAD

  • When making a payment from the United States to a Canadian account in Canadian Dollars (CAD), your bank will typically handle the currency conversion. Your bank will convert the USD amount you’re paying into CAD at the prevailing exchange rate. Please note that exchange rates may vary and additional fees may apply, depending on your bank’s policies. We recommend contacting your bank for specific details regarding currency conversion fees and rates.

Submit your interest

Help Us Reconnect and Celebrate our 100th. Are you eager to help reconnect old friends or lead an engaging event? We’re looking for alumni passionate about contributing their talents, whether through organizing small gatherings, sharing their expertise in workshops, or offering skills to help us make this event a success. If you would like to contribute Reach out with your interest.

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