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Winter Cabin Weekend - Tubing, Snow Shoeing & X-Country Skiing (1/12/2018)

PRE-REGISTRATION & ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.After you sign up at the bottom, you will be presented with information about how to pay. Late payments are NOT accepted for this event, in any circumstance.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Camp Tawingo - Near Huntsville
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jan 12 2018, Sat, Jan 13 2018, Sun, Jan 14 2018  9:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Nov 15 2017 1:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 nights
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Erik S
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Member Cost:$164.80/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:40
Minimum Group Size:20
Number Registered So Far: 21 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Tawingo is a Summer camp where Erik is an Alumnus. The camp has a NO ALCOHOL (or recreational Drug) policy and will be strictly enforced by the coordinator. There will be optional programming (Hiking, XC Skiing, Snowshoeing, Star gazing, Camp Fires, etc.) to take advantage of, or you can do your own thing. Meal times are strict and a non- denominational grace is typically sung before each meal.

Tawingo sits on the shore of Lake Vernon on a 200 acre property with numerous x-country trails. The cost includes meals from Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch - a light snack will be available on Friday night.. (Dessert is always served with both Lunch & Dinner - Wahoo!!!).

For the property & trail map and pictures of a typical cabin Click Here.

We will have full access to the property including several cabins that sleep up to 10 (including several in bunk beds), but our plan is to have 6-8 people per cabin depending on the demographic of the group. Tawingo has a good selection of x-country ski and snowshoe equipment we can use (free), but if you own your own you are encouraged to bring it, as the camp's equipment is on a first come first served basis. Tawingo has a nice assortment of tubes and bunk mattresses and inner tubes you can do some “tubing” on. I'm afraid you'll have to get yourself back up the hill to do it again, as there is no ski lift.

To make sure everyone has the same expectations of the event, here is a description of the environment & policies from the camp director: The Tawingo Outdoor Centre is a children’s summer camp (Camp Tawingo) adapted for full season use by a variety of groups - from youths to families to adults. We offer economical access to the beautiful Muskoka Region, qualified outdoor leadership and full range of program activities/equipment to enjoy in various seasons. Accommodation is provided in full-service, winterized cabins. On family weekends, we assign one cabin per family. At other times and with other groups, we expect group living in the cabins (8-10 children or 4-6 adults). Visitors are expected to provide their own bedding and toiletries. Food service is served as family-style, fixed menu dining at specific times over the weekend. We provide opportunity for guided outdoor activities as well as personal choices in nature. We welcome individuals and participants who are ready to ‘pitch in’ to the shared responsibilities of group living, table setting and cabin clean-up.

Our reputation as a leader in summer camping across the country with renown beyond our borders is tied inextricably to every group that visits regardless of the time of year. It is for this reason that some of our policies and procedures reflect our historical connection to youth, healthy living and the out of doors. We have a no smoking and no alcohol policy at Camp. In addition, we ask that you leave your pets at home. We ask you to assist in setting tables and maintain your cabin cleanliness while you are with us

The Tawingo experience is somewhere between rustic-camp living and a 4 Star resort weekend, between a barrack of outdoor recruits and an intimate weekend with friends. We promise a memorable visit to our beautiful home. We hope you can join us in the spirit of community and enjoy the best outdoor event that we can create together.

Required Items to Bring:
The coordinator will provide a check list prior to the event. At least a Sleeping bag, pillow, and blankets. Appropriate clothing for outdoor & indoor winter hiking, playing, skiing, etc. (Slippers are a very good idea.) Flashlight is a must!
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Board games, cards, snowshoes or skiing gear if you have it.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 400 North to Barrie and follow Hwy 11 to Muskoka Rd 2. Exit at Muskoka Rd 2 and head East (Left off the exit) towards Ravenscliffe. The camp entrance is on the left about 7km along a winding road. Report to the White House near the parking area to find your cabin assignment.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):452Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 PM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $101.70 (calculated at total Km * $0.225, effective Wednesday, April 25, 2018). 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.

We have done this same event for several years to rave reviews.

If a group of members want to share a cabin, please let me know and I'll do my best to accommodate. Distributed Carpools may be arranged in advance depending on where members/drivers are coming from in the city (for everyone's convenience). They are also very flexible with respect to dietary restrictions. I will collect such information a few weeks prior to the event.
- Registration is NOT COMPLETE until you've signed up and paid by the registration cut off date. The money must be in the TOC's possession by that date. No exceptions.
- When a minimum group size appears, this is to let you know that the event will be cancelled with full refunds to those who have already paid, if the minimum number of registered participants is not met. For any events where TOC needs a minimum number of participants, there will be absolutely no refund of money if you cancel.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$164.80/Person
Cost Includes:Accommodation for 2 nights and food from Saturday morning to Sunday noon. The listed cost also includes a 3% transaction fee to cover PayPal & Interac Fees and related transaction costs of the event.
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the TOC on Wed, Nov 15 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.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: If you cancel prior to the cut-off you will receive 100% refund. The original cut-off for this event will be Nov 15, 2017. If you cancel after the cut-off you will only get a refund if someone takes your place or the total # of attendees exceeds 20.