|Event Location:||Algonquin PP|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Apr 21 2017, Sat, Apr 22 2017, Sun, Apr 23 2017 1:00 PM (Carpool Departure: 1:00 PM *log in for location*)|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Mar 31 2017 12:00:00 AM|
|Event Duration:||2 nights|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
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|Member Cost:||$70.51/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 19 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||6|
|Number Registered So Far:||8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|There are three type of camping:
Mew Lake campgrounds in Algonquin park is home to several Yurts, and many car camp sites. In addition to our first-hand beginners' experience, we will explore the camp grounds on foot to get an idea of various car camping styles. Finally (if the trails are not flooded) we'll hike to the nearby Highland Backpacking trail, where we will explore backcountry backpacking trails, and visit a backpacking site! (Approx distance there and back will be 10-12 km over some rugged terrain.) Weather permitting, we’ll even demonstrate some basic camping skills, e.g.: setting up a tent; hanging food (to keep the bears from getting to it), locate the thunder box.
We booked 2 yurts for the weekend. They are like large heated 'tents' that we don't have to carry or put up ourselves! Each one has two bunk beds, so we'll have four people per yurt. This does mean that a yurt could be co-ed, but you will have your own bed. The yurts are very close (2 min walk) to the comfort stations, which have heated bathrooms, and private shower areas.
We've found in the past that people prefer to bring their own food and eat when it's best for them. Breakfast especially is tricky if someone is an early riser and doesn't want to wait for everyone else! To that end, we're trying this year for 'bring your own food' for all meals.
We are going to bring a coleman stove and an electric kettle. We suggest you consider options like instant oatmeal or "add boiling water" type meals. More on this in the follow up emails to those signed up.
The itinerary for the weekend will be:
Car pool to the yurts
Here are a few need to know before you sign up:
There will be no pre-meeting for this event. We'll do all the planning via email and potentially an on-line survey.
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||600Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||1:00 PM|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $120.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.201, effective Wednesday, March 29, 2017). This is based on $0.08/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Your event coordinator will confirm exactly how much money is required from each person.|
2017 TOC badges will be available for purchase. 100% of proceeds go directly back to the club + this covers all your voluntary donations for the rest of the 2017 year!|
Although the registration opens on paper at 9 PM, it's sometimes out by an hour due to the location of the server. However, daylight savings time starts this weekend, and I don't know if this will affect the real registration open time or not!
Photo credit: Stacy
|Cost & Payment:|
|Cost Includes:||Yurt accommodations: Each yurt is $102.68 (incl. tax) per night x 2 nights x 2 yurts = $410.72. Divide by minimum 6 people = $68.45 + 3% TOC processing = $70.51 per person.
In the event that we have 7 or more people on the event, everyone will get a cash refund at the end of the event.
This cost does not include the following that also needs to be considered: car pool; additional car parking (to be added to car pool and split evenly amongst all attendees); firewood; fuel for stove. Don't forget you are responsible for bringing your own food.
|Payment Cut Off:||Payment must be received by the TOC on Fri, Mar 31 2017.|
|Make a Payment:||Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.|
|Voluntary Donation: ( What is this?)|
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!