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Camp Hurontario
Camp Hurontario
Mactier General Delivery
Mactier, Ontario,
P0C 1H0

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Pauline Hodgetts

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Camp Hurontario

Mactier General Delivery, Mactier, Ontario, P0C 1H0

Type:
Overnight camp
Categories:
Traditional (multi activity)
Special Needs:
Yes, Mild support (Not all campers have special needs)
Cost:
$900 to $1,200/week
Age:
6 to 16
Gender:
All Boys
Capacity:
195

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Pauline Hodgetts

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About this camp

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Spectacularly located in the islands of Georgian Bay, just two hours north of Toronto. Small-group philosophy, non-competitive atmosphere and camper input into programs build self-confidence, strong skills, lasting friendships. Sophisticated biology program emphasizes appreciation of the natural environment. Exciting introcamp programs for boys aged five to eight. Two-week options are also available. Excellent staff-to-camper ratio: 110 staff for 185 campers. Leadership-in-Training programs for senior campers. Sailing, swimming, kayaking, rock climbing, ropes course, fishing, archery, art, woodworking and music. Northern outpost for senior canoe trips. Hurontario offers outdoor fun and excitement.

Camp Address
Mactier General Delivery, Mactier, Ontario, P0C 1H0, Canada

Camp Session Calendar (2017/18)

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Type/Gender
Specialty
Location
Date
Bus
Cost
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Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 7 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $3,200/month
Mactier,ON
Mactier General Delivery
Jun 30-Jul 24$3,200/month
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 7 - 12
Traditional (multi activity) $2,200/2 weeks
Mactier,ON
Mactier General Delivery
Jun 30-Jul 12$2,200/2 weeks
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 6 - 8
Traditional (multi activity) $1,920
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 5 - 7
Traditional (multi activity) $1,025
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 7 - 12
Traditional (multi activity) $2,200
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 7 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $3,200
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 7 - 12
Traditional (multi activity) $2,200
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 6 - 8
Traditional (multi activity) $2,000
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 7 - 12
Traditional (multi activity) $2,200

Upcoming Events November 30, 2017

upcoming events
  • November 30, 2017Open House
    The Marston's , 1 Ridge Drive Park, Toronto, ON
    Join us Thursday, November 30 from 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Come and meet the Directors/owners of Camp Hurontario.  See a slide presentation, ask your questions and have a chance to meet others who are looking at coming to Hurontario for the summer. A very informal way to learn all about our camp's 71 summers in camping and what makes us such a great place on hot sunny days. Send us an email at hurontario@sympatico.ca and let us know how many would like to attend. 



Director's Message

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Pauline Hodgetts , Director

Camp Hurontario has been in the Hodgetts family since it started in 1947. Birnie Hodgetts, my dad, had a vision of  a camp that was unique in both its philsopohy and location . Hurontario is located on a truly magnificent island in the Georgian Bay and we are surrounded by over 300 acres of mainland and  camp islands where  boys from all over the world paddle, kayak, sail to our islands to enjoy  painting, swimming,camp crafts, biology, or  a great game of Capture the Flag. Over Hurontario's excellent history ,we have maintained the philosophy of grouping our boys in small groups with a non-competitive, flexible approach to all the activities. Hurontario has 190 campers and a home grown staff of whom we are so proud of 110- what a ratio to ensures each and every individual the chance to grow and enjoy at his own pace while making life long friends. A terrific place to be on hot summer days! 


Stories & Testimonials

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Camp Hurontario founded thanks to a piano

On a fishing trip in 1946, Birnie Hodgetts and his brother Ted, paddled into what is now Hurontario's main camp bay. They pitched camp and spent a stormy night waiting for dawn to bring them the opportunity to explore this incredible sheltered bay they had found. Soon they realized that they were on a large and very beautiful island  surrounded by pristine lands .After much exploring of who owned the island and the mainland across from the island( Birnie was a visionary who knew that in time he had to have the far shore so in future summers no one could build across from camp island),Birnie set out to find out who owned the property.

Title searches turned up the owners of the lsland .The island was for sale but acquiring the big mainland property was not going to be so easy.Mr Kingsmill owned the 150 acres deeded to him by Queen Victoria for fighting in the terrible Boer War. On hearing Birnie's vision for a children's camp, Mr. Kingsmill wrote back to say he would be happy to sell the property but that he would like to run the camp in partnership with Birnie. Birnie was keen to be sole owner and creator of his vision for a camp and so wrote this back to Mr. Kingsmill. For a long time no more was heard from Mr. Kingsmill and Birnie's vision seemed more and more a remote dream. And then one day, Birnie received a letter from Mr. Kingsmill from Mexico where he was  living telling Birnie that he had fallen in love with a Mexican girl called Carmelita whom he wanted to marry.

Now Carmelita was happy to marry Mr. Kingsmill but her wedding present was to be an English grand piano with music lessons- and Mr. Kingsmill mentioned this to Birnie as Mr. Kingsmill did not have the capabilities to get this piano for his Carmelita.Soon there after, Birnie arranged for a piano to be shipped from England,piano lessons were arranged all in exchange for 150 amazing acres of land in the Georgian Bay!

And so for the price of a piano and piano lessons and a girl called Carmelita ,Hurontario became a camp now enjoying its 71st summer in the Bay. 


Associations

  • Canadian Camping Association/ Association des camps du Canada Associations
  • The Ontario Camps Association Associations

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