Arrival & Departure Information

Based on all the available summer camp guidance the following are the pre-arrival, arrival and departure expectations for ALL guests.

These Public Health measures are in place so that all children can have a wonderful time at camp. If someone should arrive and then test positive for COVID while at camp their entire cohort will need to be sent home.

Before You Arrive

A safe experience at camp starts with you at home. Before you arrive at camp it is expected that all guests:

  • Limit their exposure to people outside of their household for 14 days prior to their arrival at camp (this includes things such as large gatherings, participating in other camps, travel on a commercial airline, etc.). You will need to attest to this upon arrival.
  • Have their health monitored for symptoms of COVID-19, including daily temperature checks
  • Book and go for an Asymptomatic COVID-19 PCR Test*, three to four (3-4) days before arrival, on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday before your Sunday arrival at camp. It cannot be done before that; best practices require testing to be done as close to arrival as possible.
    — Do NOT get an antigen, antibody, serology or blood screening/test; it must be an Asymptomatic COVID-19 PCR Test
    — It takes 2-4 days to receive your results back. Pharmacies and testing centres are providing rapid test results.
    — The Ontario Government has made testing available at no cost for campers at testing/assessment centres and participating pharmacies this summer. You can use this link to search for a pharmacy or call your local pharmacy in your area to see if they are providing free camper testing as well.
    — You can locate Asymptomatic COVID-19 PCR tests that use different swabbing methods (throat, shallow nasal, nasal)
    — Print the results of your COVID PCR test so you have it ready to show upon arrival
  • Be extra precautious after your test, isolating as much as possible
  • Review and submit the pre-screening questionnaire that you will receive via email before you arrive at camp

*If you have had COVID-19 in the last 90 days email covid19@muskokawoods.com for further instructions.

Arriving at Camp on Sunday

  • There will be a “drive and drop” protocol in place, meaning only guests will be able to get out of their cars at their cabins – all other family members must remain in their cars with the exception of one parent or guardian of WiLD guests (our youngest age group), who can walk children to the cabin’s front door.
  • There are three staggered arrival times based on the guest’s last name:
    Last Names A to H: 3:00-3:30 PM
    Last Names I to Q: 3:45-4:15 PM
    Last Names R to Z: 4:30-5:00 PM
  • Classic (Week 9) staggered arrival times are:
    – Last Names A to H: 4:00-4:30 PM
    – Last Names I to Q: 4:45-5:15 PM
    – Last Names R to Z: 5:30-6:00 PM
  • As you pull in the gate and are greeted by our friendly staff, you will give us a printed copy of your negative COVID PCR test results
  • Then the Welcome expert will ask you onsite screening questions, similar to what you filled out online and do a temperature check
  • If your child has any medications to drop off, you will be directed to our medical tent
  • We will direct you to each cabin you need to stop at, and you will drive right up to the cabin!
  • Our amazing Counsellors and Welcome Experts will be there to help your child with their bags and get them settled in their cabin
  • Unfortunately, we won’t be able to accept guests by boat or float-plane arrivals this summer. Guests must arrive by car.
  • After dropping your child off at their cabin, our staff will direct you back onto the road for your trip home. All guests will enjoy dinner together with their new cabinmates shortly after they arrive and get settled in.

Departure from Camp

Departing from camp will look similar to arriving at camp minus the on-site screening:


  • There are three staggered departure times based on the guest’s last name:
    Last Names A to H: 9:00-9:30 AM
    Last Names I to Q: 9:45-10:15 AM
    Last Names R to Z: 10:30-11:00 AM
    NOTE: Classic (Week 9) guests depart on Friday (not Saturday) but the staggered times are the same as above.
  • When you pull into our gates you will be directed by one of our friendly staff to your child’s cabin
  • Once again, families are not to get out of their vehicle – counsellors will happily help children to their cars with their luggage, and our staff will check to ensure the driver is an authorized person for pick up, and then you can be on your way.

Due to the new protocols requiring us to operate in cabin cohorts and do contact tracing, we are no longer able to offer transportation to and from Muskoka Woods. Transportation to camp should be provided by a parent or guardian who can answer screening questions on behalf of their child(ren) in the vehicle.

We look forward to welcoming your family this summer!

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