Summer 2021 COVID-19 Information

Muskoka Family Getaway Weeks

 
Come enjoy a family retreat at Pioneer Camp. Spend a week enjoying the scenic beauty of Muskoka on our 1200-acre property. This is your opportunity to enjoy summer camp with your family! Activity rates include all of your meals, access to the waterfront, and recreational programming and equipment. Come relax, retreat and enjoy the outdoors with your family. It is a great way to spend your vacation this summer!

 
*Note: July 31-August 5 | Full

 

Muskoka Family Getaway Weekends

 
Come enjoy an all-inclusive family retreat weekend at Pioneer Camp. Spend a summer weekend enjoying the scenic beauty of Muskoka on our 1200-acre property. The rental rate includes all meals, accommodation, access to recreational programming and waterfront. Choose from indoor lodging with en-suite washroom or outdoor chalet accommodation with your own family-designated washroom. Come relax, retreat and enjoy the outdoors with your family. It is a great way to spend your vacation this summer!

 

Dates

Family Getaway Weeks Dates

 

All weeks run Sunday to Friday, see schedule for arrival and departure times

 

Family Getaway Weekends Dates

 

June 18-20

June 25-27

Family Getaway Prices

 

Families registering for the Muskoka Family Getaway will pay one all-inclusive fee per person that includes accommodation, food and program activities. Program runs from Sunday to Friday.

AccommodationCost per person, per week
*all listed prices do not include HST
Lodge Room
Sleeps up to 6, ensuite washroom
$450/adult, $350/child ages 5-17, Children ages 0-4 Free.
*FULL
Chalet
Sleeps up to 6.
$350/adult, $300/child ages 5-17, children ages 0-4 Free.

Lodge

Bunk-style rooms with en-suite washroom for up to 6 people.

 

Chalet

Outdoor tabin (tent/cabin) that sleeps up to six people in bunk-style beds. It is camping in style with a solid floor and roof, and walls that roll up to enjoy the fresh air. There is no electricity in chalets. Each family renting chalet units will share washroom facitilites.

More Information

 

Updated Covid-19 Plan

Health and Safety is always a priority for us at Pioneer Camp Ontario. We strive to provide a fun and safe environment for your children to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. There have been many changes and transitions in the last two years, and we know there have been many questions about what summer camp will look like. The following is our most up to date information regarding Covid-19.

Ontario Public Heath Camp Safety Guidelines
  • The Ministry of Health no longer has camp specific guidelines for Covid-19. As well, the Ontario Camps Association has left best practices up to the camps themselves. With this in mind, we are striving to provide the best possible balance of protocols to keep both your child and our staff healthy and safe this summer.
 
Masking
  • We are mask friendly! We are striving to create an environment where people feel safe to do whatever makes them feel most comfortable. You are welcome to send some masks with your children. If someone is identified as having symptoms or is a close contact, the Health Centre may require your child and our staff to wear a mask.
 
Vaccinations
  • We strongly recommend vaccinations but will not be requiring them for participation. We do ask for vaccination status to help with potential outbreak management.
 
Rapid Testing
  • Campers will no longer be required to complete a Rapid Antigen or PCR Test before arrival. Campers who present with symptoms will need to have a Rapid Antigen Test, which we already have on site. Staff will be tested on a weekly basis.
 
Screening
  • All campers and Family members will be screened upon arrival to camp. Please see below for the screening questions.
  • We will not be completing daily symptom screenings like we did last summer. Staff will be trained and reminded of what to look for. There will be signs with symptoms posted for campers of symptoms to watch out for and report to their leader. We understand that there are many other germs that travel besides Covid-19, and our medical team will be ready to help assess anyone who presents with symptoms of any kind.
 
Positive Test Result
  • If a camper or staff tests positive, we require parents/guardians to come and pick them up that day. All parents/guardians should have arrangements in place to accommodate this. We will be required to follow our Local Public Health Department’s instructions regarding close contacts in the case of a positive test result at camp.
 
Cleaning and Hygiene
  • We continue to maintain our high standard of cleaning and disinfecting. All washrooms and high touch areas are cleaned multiples times a day at each of our sites.
  • Hand sanitizer is located throughout each site, especially at our Dining Halls as it is required for entry.
 
Self-Screening Questions
  • Fever and/or Chills Temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius/100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher and/or chills
  • Cough or Barking Cough (Croup) Continuous, more than usual, making a whistling noise when breathing (not related to asthma, post- infectious reactive airways, or other known causes or conditions any of you already have)
  • Shortness of Breath Out of breath, unable to breathe deeply (not related to asthma or other known causes or conditions any of you already have)
  • Decrease of Loss of Taste or Smell Not related to seasonal allergies, neurological disorders, or other known causes or conditions they already have
  • Sore Throat or Difficulty Swallowing Painful swallowing (not related to seasonal allergies, acid reflex, or other know causes or conditions any of you already have)
  • Runny or Stuffy/Congested Nose Not related to seasonal allergies, being outside in cold weather, or other known causes or conditions any of you already have
  • Headache Unusual, long-lasting (not related to tension-type headaches, chronic migraines, or other known causes or conditions any of you already have). If you received a COVID-19 and/or flu vaccination in the last 48 hours and are experiencing a mild headache that only began after vaccination, select “No”.
  • Extreme Tiredness Unusual, fatigue, lack of energy (not related to depression, insomnia, thyroid disfunction, sudden injury, or other known causes or conditions any of you already have). If you received a COVID-19 and/or flu vaccination in the last 48 hours and are experiencing a mild fatigue that only began after vaccination, select “No”.
  • Muscle Aches or Joint Pain If you received a COVID-19 and/or flu vaccination in the last 48 hours and are experiencing a mild muscle aches/join pain that only began after vaccination, select “No”.
  • Nausea, Vomiting and/or Diarrhea Not related to irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, menstrual cramps, or other known causes or conditions any of you already have

Meals are a great place to talk and enjoy time together. The Dining Hall will be open during designated meal times, and food will be served cafeteria style. Sanitizing, mask wearing, and physical distancing will be expected in the Dining Room and food pick up area. Outdoor tables are available for families to use as much as possible. In the case of inclement weather, limited indoor dining space will be provided. Please return all dishes to the designated dish area, please do not take dishes into sleeping accommodations.

 

Menus will have well balanced options appropriate for all ages. Our Dining Hall will be open during mealtimes only for food and drinks. Please bring along any additional snacks/drinks that your family may need. Pioneer Camp will accommodate some dietary restrictions, as long as information is provided upon registration. This includes: lactose/dairy free diets, gluten free diets, vegetarian, and some food allergies. In extreme cases, guests will need to provide their own food and snacks. Please contact camp office for details or to speak with kitchen manager/cook. Pioneer Camp Ontario cannot guarantee to be a nut/peanut free environment. We do seek to reduce the risk of exposure and therefore do not use or serve peanuts, peanut products or tree nuts on camp property. Nuts or products containing nuts will not be available in our Tuck Shop. However the food we purchase may contain traces of nut products. We ask that you do not bring any kind of peanut or tree nut product to camp with you. There will be the option to purchase snacks (pop, chips, chocolate bars etc) from our Tuck Shop

Activities will be provided on a scheduled basis. All activities are optional and will be offered on an opt-in basis (sign up may be required), this includes the waterfront. Some activities will not be available every day, and some activities will have minimum age restrictions. There will be limited availability for lessons and guided excursions, more information will be provided upon arrival. All activities are for family units to enjoy together. At this time, parents are responsible for supervising and attending activities with their children.

 

Waterfront:

  • Swimming
  • Canoes
  • Kayaks
  • Stand Up Paddle Boards
  • Paddleboats
  • Rowboats
 

Land Activities (Pioneer Staff Lead):

  • Archery
  • Axe Throwing
  • Climbing Wall
  • Guided Hikes
  • Campfire Building
  • Challenge Course
 

Land Activities:

  • Playground
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Gaga Ball
  • Giant Chess
  • Giant Connect 4
  • Bocce Ball
  • Ed’s Alley
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
 

Lessons:

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
 

Guided Excursions:

  • Fishing *Valid Fishing license needed for everyone ages 16 and older
  • Overnights at Campsite Bay or the Cliffs *additional cost

Sample Daily Schedule:

*A more detailed schedule will be provided upon arrival.

  • 8:30 – 9:15 Breakfast
  • 9:30-12:00 Activity Options
  • 12:30 – 1:15 Lunch
  • 2:00-5:00 Activity Options
  • 5:30 – 6:15 Dinner
  • 6:30 – 7:00 Bible Adventure
  • 7:00 – 8:00 Activity Options
  • 8:00 – 8:15 Snack

  • Bedding (bedsheets and comforter or sleeping bag, pillow)
  • Towels (bath and beach)
  • Clothing
  • Sandles/Beach Shoes
  • Closed-Toed Shoes (some activities may require specific footwear ie: Mountain Biking)
  • Swimsuits and Towels
  • Water Bottles
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries
  • Raincoat/Boots
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • Flashlight/Headlamp
  • Refillable water bottle (camp dishes not allowed outside of the Dining Hall) 
 

Other Recommended Items:

  • Lawn Chair
  • Swim Supports/Beach Toys – some limited toys may be available and designated to each family.
  • Stroller, Pack n Play, etc. for younger children
  • Masks
 

*Highchairs may be provided upon request.

*Activity Equipment provided for you includes helmets, bikes, canoes, paddles, lifejackets etc. If you would like to bring your own equipment, please feel free to do so.

*If you are renting a chalet a bug net will be provided for each bed.

Family Getaway FAQs

 
Accommodations are restricted to family units. As directed by Public Health regulations, family unit means people who reside in the same household. We would love for you to experience camp with family and friends. Separate bookings and accommodations are required for those outside of your household.
Arrival and check-in are Sunday afternoons between 3:00 and 5:00pm. Check-out and departure are Friday afternoons between 2:00 and 3:00pm. In order to ensure our facilities are clean and ready for the next group of guests we ask that you do not arrive prior to check-in and that you leave during the check-out period. Due to the level of cleaning required, we will not be offering early arrival or late departure options.
We are a pet-free facility, please plan for your pets to be cared for while you are away. Registered support animals will be permitted, please contact the office prior to registration to talk through accommodation options.
All activities are for family units to enjoy together. If public health measures change in the upcoming months that will allow for more mixed group activities, we will communicate that as the information becomes available to us, including the possibility of separate children’s activities. At this time, parents are responsible for supervising and attending activities with their children.
Pioneer Camp is an alcohol, cannabis, and smoke-free facility. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Our Tuck Shop will be open regularly throughout the week, the times will be posted outside the Tuck Shop. The store sells drinks, chocolate bars, chips, candy, souvenirs, and some clothing. We accept cash, debit, and most major credit cards.
Camp is a great place to take a break from technology and screens. Limited internet access can be granted upon request. Camp internet does not have adequate bandwidth for streaming. Please be aware that in some areas of camp cell phone reception is not dependable.
Pioneer Camp can accommodate most guests with dietary restrictions including vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free. For other restrictions or diets, please contact us prior to booking. We are a nut free facility. Please keep this in mind when bringing outside food or drink.
Yes, all activities and meals are optional, and your family is free to enjoy Muskoka. No credits will be offered for missed meals or activities. We ask that while off camp property you respect all current public health guidelines.
There are two local hospitals within a 20-minute drive to camp. Camp does not have nurses or doctors available while you are on site. Pioneer Staff who reside on site and will be available in an emergency, details will be provided upon arrival.
 

Subjected to Change: Last updated May 17, 2021

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