Since making the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 season, we have been working hard to envision how camp might be able to operate safely again during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Camp Director, David Finkelstein, an experienced School Principal with the TDSB, has been working alongside members of our Return to Camp Committee to review the Ontario Day Camp guidelines from the 2019 summer and shared practices and procedures from a variety of other camps and schools to develop a plan for Arrowhead that is safe and viable, given the current conditions. After all this careful work and planning, we are beyond excited to finally announce our plans for Camp Arrowhead’s 65th summer in 2021 and be able to reopen registration again!
Following a summer away from camp on the sunny shores of Lake Simcoe, the memories of our great activities, life-long friends, our amazing staff and programs like carnival and colour wars may seem like they all happened so long ago. Yet we are confident that we can re-kindle the Arrowhead magic this summer and we have some great ideas and plans to bring us all together, safely, and better than ever! Luckily, the summer of 2021 isn’t really that far off and we can’t wait to all be together again soon making new memories!
Some of our current plans for operating a safe summer include cohorting our cabins, keeping our bus and camp enrollment smaller than previous summers (and according to Ontario guidelines), enhanced sanitation practices and facilities, daily health screening for campers and staff, use of PPE, and more. If we have learned anything in the past year, we know that things can shift and change swiftly, and so we promise we will provide a more thorough outline of our Arrowhead Covid-related safety measures as we get closer to the summer.
Our website features on-line registration so registering at Camp Arrowhead is extremely easy. Space is limited! If you haven’t already registered please do so soon, we are going to have a great 2021 summer at Arrowhead and we want you to be a part of it! Please note that our Early Bird Pricing is only offered until December 20th, 2020.
Remember that Camp Arrowhead provides the perfect mix of experiences for those campers who love the activities of an Overnight Camp but are not ready to be away from home the entire summer.
We once again welcome new campers to Camp Arrowhead this summer by offering bus service to camp from Toronto and Vaughan/Richmond Hill! You can sign up for busing when you register with one easy click. You can learn more about busing here.
Camp Arrowhead is always looking for great summer staff. If you know someone who is interested in applying, please ask them to fill out a staff application and send it to our director. For more information on becoming a staff at Camp Arrowhead, click here. This year we will have very limited accommodations available for Arrowhead staff to live on site throughout the summer if they do not live or cottage near the camp. If they cannot provide their own transportation, staff can also take the camp buses each day to camp.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments, please contact our Camp Director, David Finkelstein, firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-432-8258.