Due to the nature and goals of Ontario Parks and the Learn to Camp program, the following rules and regulations exist so that participants may get the most from their experience and learn how to camp in a safe and fun way.
We ask that all participants adhere to all rules and policies
To participate in the Learn to Camp overnight program or the Learn to Camp graduates program campers can make a request by:
Note: submitting a request does not guarantee a space in the program. Reservations are only guaranteed after payment is received.
Please make the request in the name of the person who is arriving to pick up the camping permit. If a name change is needed, you can contact the Learn to Camp office at 705-755-5103.
If there are more than six people in your group you will need to complete more than one program application. Consider the following tips when filling out multiple applications. Please be mindful that reservations are processed in the order they are received and groups may only participate in the Learn to Camp and Graduate program a single time.
We process all reservation requests in the order we receive them. After submitting an online request to participate in the program you will receive a confirmation e-mail within five business days. This e-mail will confirm your reservation details and provide detailed payment instructions. If your preferred sessions are not available, alternate options will be offered to your group.
Due to limited program space each group may participate in the Learn to Camp program and the graduates program a single time. If our records indicate your group has already participated in a Learn to Camp program, we will automatically register you for a graduates program. If our records indicate your group has already participated in a graduates program, we will contact you to discuss your camping options.
Upon receiving a confirmed date and location you will have 48 hours to submit payment. If you have not paid within 48 hours your reservation will expire and your space in the program will be released. Payment must be received by 12:00pm the day before the program to participate. Please note all reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance of arrival for the graduates independent camping experience.
For your convenience, payment can be made using Visa, Mastercard, by telephone, or by cheque or money order. If you are paying by cheque or money order please contact the Learn to Camp office at 705-755-5103to make payment arrangements.
Please remember to make cheques payable to the Minister of Finance and write the park name and your confirmation number on the back. Unfortunately, we can only accept cheques and money orders in Canadian funds. Cheques drawn on US banks will be deposited in Canadian funds; please calculate the currency exchange prior to issuing the cheque. NSF/cancelled cheques will cancel your reservation and be subject to a $35.00 administration fee.
To ensure fairness, cheques and money orders must be received within 14 days of receiving a confirmed date and location, and at least 21 days prior to your arrival date for cheques and 10 days prior to your arrival date for money orders.
The fee for one vehicle is included in your campsite permit - “Additional Vehicle Permits” can be purchased when you arrive at the park. Additional vehicles may have to be parked in a separate parking lot away from your campsite. Please consult the park upon arrival for additional information.
After payment is submitted your reservation is guaranteed. At this point we will send you a confirmation letter and information package by e-mail. In this package, you will find packing tips and checklists, helpful meal planning tips, a detailed program schedule and answers to frequently asked questions to help you prepare for your Learn to Camp experience.
All Learn to Camp reservations are non-refundable. Cancellations will result in a loss of payment except under extenuating circumstances where appropriate documentation is provided.
If you cannot attend your confirmed session, please call the Learn to Camp office at 705-755-5103. We will attempt to reschedule your program if you inform us a minimum of 10 business days before your scheduled session and alternate program spaces are available.
An administration fee of $10.50 will apply if your reservation is changed.
If you wish to make a change to your length of stay for any reason, the following policies apply:
Adding additional nights to your confirmed booking: Where available and upon request, we will add an additional night to your booking up to the maximum number of nights available for your session. This request may be made at any time before noon on the second day of your session. See dates and locations to determine if extra nights are available on your preferred dates.
Removing additional nights from your confirmed booking: All learn to camp reservations are non-refundable. This includes any additional nights included in confirmed bookings.
For general information, check the Learn to Camp website or call the Learn to Camp office with specific questions: 705-755-5103.