The focus of Pathfinder is fantastic wilderness canoe trips that build skills, friendships, leadership and character in an unmatched setting -- the north woods waterways of Ontario and Quebec.
Since 1914, Pathfinder has offered boys the finest wilderness camp experience. Located on Pathfinder Island, Source Lake, in the heart of world-famous Algonquin Park, Ontario.
At Pathfinder, we live in a close community of friendship and adventure. Our campers discover the rewards of being in a spectacular natural setting without technology’s distractions. They thrive on the Pathfinder traditions of teamwork and leadership.
An expert, highly trained Staff of 70 counselors provide the crucial 1:2 ratio that ensures individual attention for every boy. Many of our Staff are developed from our own camper ranks. Chosen for their skills and personality, they guide and encourage the next generation.
Boys come from 15 states, 7 foreign countries. Only 110 boys are accommodated, ages 7-16. A special 1-week session is available for new boys ages 7-8. An excellent 2-week program is conducted each summer for first-time boys ages 8-12. Traditional Pathfinder sessions are 3 1/2-weeks and 7-weeks for ages 8-16.
Trippers in Pathfinder’s trademark red canoes cruise throughout the 3,000 square miles of Algonquin. Older boys venture down wild rivers across Ontario and Quebec. Trips range from 2-days to 25-days, including Temagami, Kipawa, Lake Superior, Western Ontario, Quebec, and rivers to James Bay.
Pathfinder conducts a rich in-camp program, including Red Cross Swimming, Ecology, Ropes-Challenge/Climbing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Trail biking, Archery, Primitive skills, Survival, Arts, and Athletics.
Campers thrive on the many traditions and events unique to Pathfinder's 95-year history.
Accredited by the Ontario Camping Association. Member Canadian Camps Association.