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CampFire 2021

It’s happening! An in-person, overnight trip! And while we’ll be complying with local Covid-19 guidelines, our goal is to give you a week of fun, friendship, and growth – as much of a normal camp experience as we can give. Having fun is our #1 priority!

CampFire is a four day camp experience for teenagers, located at Pitman’s Bay Camp Ground in Utterson (Muskoka). This year’s trip will be Monday, August 23 – Thursday, August 26, 2021. This low-key, high-fun camp is run by our Youth Unlimited staff, and is in its 26th year. And while the pandemic has made some changes, we’re confident that you’re still in for an amazing week!


Registration form is below. Registration cutoff is Sunday, August 8, and spots are limited, so book your spot soon!

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Team Competitions
  • Campfires, duh!
  • Beach/Swimming
  • Eating
  • Nightly Discussion
  • Team Time
  • Free Time
  • Sleeping in Tents
  • Much, Much More!! 

All this for just $90.00!
*$25 non-refundable deposit


Who Can Come:

  • Youth aged 12-18

What To Bring:

    • Deodorant!
    • Sleeping bag and pillow
    • Warm clothes for cool nights
    • Cool clothes for warm days
    • Rain Gear (boots, coat, etc.)
    • Swimwear and towel**
    • Flashlight
    • Tent (if you have one)
    • Sunscreen & Bug Spray**
    • Water Bottle**

** Don’t forget these! 


A complete packing list, a copy of our Covid-19 Policy & Response, and more details will be sent to you after registration.

What to Expect at Campfire:

  • Transportation is provided
  • Discussing life
  • Group activities
  • There are no showers
  • To have FUN!
  • And so much more… 

Our Zero Tolerance Policy:

  • Possession or consumption of alcohol or marijuana/cannabis
  • Vaping
  • Illegal or non-prescription drugs
  • Fighting or weapons of any kind
  • Hate speech, harassment, or bullying of any kind
  • Male/female inappropriate interaction (you know what we mean!!) 

Participation in any of the above will result in an automatic trip home without refund. 

Covid-19 Policy & Response



Recognizing that there is some level of risk in offering in-person camp this year, we are following the guidance of the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit. A letter with the complete guidelines will be sent out to you once it has been approved. Should we be unable to safely operate camp, or need to cancel the camp, a full refund will be offered. Further safety measures are as follows:


  • Campers and staff will be required to complete a COVID-19 test in the 3-4 days prior to the camp starting on August 23, 2021. These can be done for free at local clinics in your area. A negative test will be required prior to boarding transportation to camp, or arriving at the camp facility, whichever is applicable. 
  • Campers and staff will take all reasonable measures to limit exposures to risks in the 14 days prior to camp. Practicing mask wearing, proper hand and respiratory hygiene, and maintaining a distance of 2 meters from those outside of your household bubble, as well as refraining from out of province travel, and close contact with those who have travelled will be key. Campers will provide a written attestation (provided with the Camper Letter) upon arrival. 
  • Daily wellness screens, and working with public health should any symptoms arise
  • Small groups to limit large group exposures
  • Campers may share tent accommodations, providing they are able to be 2 meters from the person they are sharing a tent with. Siblings who are living together in the same household bubble may also share accommodation, without the spacing requirements. Campers sharing tent accommodations will be part of the same small group.  
  • While not required, we do strongly encourage participants to be vaccinated. All staff and participants will still follow masking and distancing guidelines, despite vaccination status. 
  • If we cannot proceed with CampFire on the Health Units directive, a full refund will be issued. If a camper cancels within 48 hours, a refund will be issued, minus the $25 deposit, which is non-refundable.

CampFire Registration


November 2021 Edition

Read the lastest exciting updates from across the YFC Highlands chapter in our latest edition of the Making Connections Newsletter!


With featured articles from CampFire and our Executive Director and updates from Huntsville, Collingwood, Orangeville and Grand Valley.