SLOOMB CAMP RESERVATIONS FOR CAMPERS 10 YEARS OF AGE AND UP - PLEASE MAKE SURE TO RESERVE A SPOT FOR EACH PERSON ATTENDING CAMP AND LEAVE THEIR FULL NAME IN THE COMMENTS SECTION DURING CHECKOUT.
WHEN: FRIDAY JUNE 9 (11:30 AM) - SUNDAY JUNE 11 (11:30 AM)
WHERE: CAMP MANITOU, PARRY SOUND REGION, ONTARIO, CANADA
COST FOR SLOOMB CAMP: $175 USD PER PERSON AGE 10+, CHILDREN 0-9 ARE FREE. INCLUDES ACCOMMODATIONS, ALL MEALS, ALL ACTIVITIES.
TRANSPORTATION: SLOOMB WILL RENT BUSES, COST PER SEAT IS $48 ROUND TRIP FROM TORONTO AIRPORT AND IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SLOOMB CAMP ENTRANCE FEE. IF YOUR CHILD CAN RIDE ON YOUR LAP, THERE IS NOT A FEE. THE BUS DOES NOT ALLOW CAR SEATS, SO YOU WOULD NEED TO HOLD YOUR CHILD FOR THE DURATION OF THE TRIP.
DEPOSIT: $25 USD WILL BE DUE WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR SPACE. IT IS NONREFUNDABLE. YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO PAY IN FULL NOW OR PAY THE REMAINDER TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO CAMP. PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
GETTING THERE: WE WILL CHARTER ONE BUS, AFTER THAT WE WILL NEED TO FILL AT LEAST HALF OF THE NEXT BUS, ETC ETC AS BUSES FILL. YOUR OTHER OPTION WOULD BE TO RENT A VEHICLE IN TORONTO AT THE AIRPORT. CAMP IS APPROXIMATELY 2.5 HOURS AWAY FROM THE AIRPORT. YOU CAN ALSO TAKE A GREYHOUND INTO THE PARRY SOUND AREA FROM THE CITY, HOWEVER I AM TOLD THIS WAY IS A VERY LONG ROUTE WITH MANY STOPS AND IT DOES NOT DEPART FROM THE AIRPORT. THE CLOSEST TRAIN STATION IS PARRY SOUND (Amtrak and Via stop there). THIS IS STILL APPROX 25 MINS FROM CAMP. IF YOU ARE TAKING THE TRAIN, PLEASE LET US KNOW AND WE WILL TRY TO SCHEDULE A PICKUP FOR YOU.
In an effort to keep the overall entrance fee as low as possible, transportation is split from the entrance fee because not everyone will need it. We will have camp shirts and beanies available for purchase separately as well so that you can choose what you need, how many, and in what size. We will be making tons of badges for the event to sew on your beanies as well as a friendship bracelet area (yes, we are bringing in spools of wool for this!).
You can bring an RV into Sloomb Camp, however there are no hook ups. We can make space in the camp fields for you and create an RV area for those of you hoping to stay in your own RV. Again, there are no hook-ups, but we will have cabins set aside for showers and bathrooms so that you will be able to use those facilities.
You can also park your RV in the lots if you are driving in and want to stay in cabins.
There may be local campgrounds to camp in, that would be something you can look into on your own.
If you choose to stay in another location, you can come and go, however the entrance fee per person 10 years and up will still be applied.
If you prefer to bring a tent for your family, we will be happy to section off an area for those. We will have cabins set aside for showers and bathrooms so that you will be able to use those facilities. If you have a group that would like to tent together, we can create communities for you.
HOTELS NEAR AIRPORT FOR BLOCK ROOMS
I will look into a block rate at the airport, we can not be at Camp Manitou longer than the scheduled period.
All cabins have a private wash room for toilet, bath/shower. Some cabins have either a bath or a shower.
You can arrive late and/or leave early. Entrance fee is the same.
There is a facility there - it's not fancy but does the job. If you absolutely have to wash clothing, there is a space for that. That said, please plan to bring your clothing to camp, including diapering items, etc. We understand there may be an exception and you may need to do laundry, but this is just for emergencies rather than something you should plan on.
We will assign cabins in the order you sign up. If you have a group of people that would all like to stay in the same cabin, we will plan to put you together if possible. Large cabins have enough space for 12 bunks (6 top and 6 bottom bunks). Until the cabins fill, we will plan on putting families all in separate cabins. When all of the cabins fill, we will let you know via the website and on chat. We will not plan for any top bunks in shared cabins to be used, however if you have a group of more than 6 people who don't mind using the top bunk, you are welcome to do so.
You are welcome to bring these, however there are none on site. There is room in cabins for them next to beds.
TYPES OF CABINS
There are a few different types of cabins. We will assign them on a first come first serve basis. Please note in comments your top 2 choices and we will do our best to put you where you want to be.
Group Cabins - bunks accommodate 6 people (12 beds if using top bunk), full washroom and shower, many with lake views. Not climate controlled but it shouldn't be too hot or cold this time of year.
2-Bedroom Private cabins - these vary slightly in terms of a shower/bath, living room space, some are heated, few have a kitchenette. Limited.
1-Bedroom Private cabins - these vary slightly in terms of a shower/bath, living room space, some are heated, few have a kitchenette, very limited.
3-Bedroom Private cabins -bathtub, living room space, kitchenette, extremely limited.
Shared Cabins - full washroom between two bedrooms, shower (Basically Jack and Jill Style - private 1- bedroom cabins on each side without a living room space, shared bathroom either for your larger family or two separate families if we start filling up).
*****THIS IS A NUT FREE FACILITY.*****
I will have a basic menu to look over in the next week and will share it with you. The menu will be geared towards toddler heavy foods, while also being satisfying for adults.
Camp Manitou has a special diet chef. She is great and is prepared to work with you so that your family can have a wonderful time and enjoy your meals. Dave assured me that she should be able to accommodate everyone, however she may need to contact some of you directly who have more specific needs. If you have allergies, etc, please let us know when you sign up so that we can get in touch with you as needed. We will of course keep all your information private. If you do need a kitchen to prepare special meals, there are a few cabins with kitchenettes.
You can bring your own alcohol to camp but it must stay in your cabin or on your deck. Beer bottles are the only exception to this because of broken glass and bottle caps and are not permitted. You can bring wine, kegs, etc just no beer bottles.
Sloomb will be ordering Rideau Roastery coffee for our event from Malina - hopefully she can make up enough for us!!
UNSUPERVISED ACTIVITIES (ALWAYS AVAILABLE): Hockey, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volley ball (2 courts), Shuffle Board, Tennis (4 courts), Hockey, Soccer
Please just remember to put your equipment away when you have finished up.
Yoga, Group Run, Canoe, Kayak, Crafts (craft to be determined - Knitting/crochet, friendship bracelets, workshops, etc), Climbing wall/adventure park, ropes course, archery, fishing.
There is no age limit for these events. Regarding the canoes, they only have life vests for children 3+. If you plan on canoeing with younger children, please make sure to bring a life vest for them. All campers must have a life vest on while canoeing.
The climbing wall is the only area with a height limitation - you must be 42" tall to climb.
We will have campfires in the evenings.
There are no horses this time of year.
Unbirthday Tea Party.
Toddler activities - we will plan to have toddler activities throughout the weekend.
There will be supervised activity blocks in 2 hour periods. You will be able to do whatever sounds fun for your family. Certain activities will run all day - canoes are really popular for instance and will run throughout the day.
If you would like to recommend a special craft or would like to run a workshop, etc please email us your recommendation with the following subject line: SLOOMB CAMP - ACTIVITIES - (YOUR NAME)
INSECTS AND CRITTERS
This is camp, so you may see something not listed here, but Dave has given me the following information.
Black Fly season will be mostly over by this time. They generally do not sting or bite but are annoying. Their season is mid-May through end of May and begin dying off first week of June.
Mosquitoes have generally not hatched yet.
Please plan on bringing your own insect repellant. I will have a few options there, but if you need something specific, please plan for that. Please also bring sunscreen, etc.
Black bears are extremely rare, Dave has not seen them at camp.
Snakes are also rare - they have garter snakes - he has seen 2 in 19 years. So it is possible you may see one.
You may see things like chipmunks, deer, etc
If there is anything else we can help answer, please send an email to CAMP @ sloomb . com with your questions regarding camp with the following information in the subject line:
SLOOMB CAMP QUESTION - (YOUR NAME)
Dave is great and wants to make this camp as amazing as we do so we will get an answer for you quickly or he can email you directly if needed.