Terms and Conditions


All parents or guardians must read and agree to the following terms and conditions prior to registering their child.


Health Coverage:  Each guest, including non-residents, must provide evidence of coverage under Ontario Health Insurance or equivalent. Non-residents will be responsible for the costs of hospital out-patient visits (emergency room, x-rays, etc.). If for any reason my child receives medication or services beyond that furnished by Muskoka Woods, I agree to pay for and/or seek reimbursement from my own insurance company for all such expenses. Non-residents agree to provide a Visa or Mastercard number to Muskoka Woods and/or to the chosen health care provider or hospital for all medical charges including COVID-19 testing.

Medical Treatment:  I hereby give permission to the physician and nurses selected by Muskoka Woods to assess and give medical treatment, including prescriptions and COVID-19 testing when necessary to my child and understand that I will be billed for these costs incurred. In the event that a guest requires medication, transportation, x-ray or treatment beyond that which is possible at Muskoka Woods, the parents or guardians will also be responsible for the additional expense.  In case of surgical emergency, I hereby give permission to the physician selected by Muskoka Woods to hospitalize, secure proper treatment for and to order injection, anesthesia or surgery for my child as named above and will be responsible for any additional expense that may result from such services.

Jurisdiction:  I understand that any and all actions arising out of this agreement or the use of Muskoka Woods will be governed by the laws of Ontario, Canada and I consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Ontario, Canada.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION AGREEMENT for Non-residents of Canada:  I hereby agree that the relationship and the resolution of any and all disputes arising therefrom between myself and the Muskoka Woods appointed physician (as well as his or her agents, delegates or employees), including any issues related to this agreement, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein.  I hereby acknowledge that the treatment will be performed in the province of Ontario and that the Courts of the province of Ontario shall have exclusive and preferential jurisdiction to entertain any complaint, demand, claim, proceeding or cause of action, whatsoever arising out of the treatment.  I hereby agree that if I commence any such legal proceedings, I will do so only in the province of Ontario, and hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive and preferential jurisdiction of the Courts of the province of Ontario.

Assumption of Risk: I am aware of the contagious nature of bacterial and viral diseases including, without limitation, the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (otherwise known as COVID-19) (collectively “Diseases”) and the risk that my child may be exposed to or contract any Disease by being at Muskoka Woods and engaging in recreational activities at Muskoka Woods. I understand and acknowledge that such exposure or infection may result in serious illness, personal injury, permanent disability or death. I acknowledge that this risk may result from or be compounded by the actions, omissions, or negligence of others, including Muskoka Woods employees. I understand that while Muskoka Woods has implemented preventative measures to reduce the spread of Diseases, Muskoka Woods cannot guarantee that my child will not become infected with a Disease while at Muskoka Woods and that being at Muskoka Woods may increase my child’s risk of contracting a Disease. Notwithstanding the risks associated with a Disease, I acknowledge that I am voluntarily authorizing my child to enter Muskoka Woods to engage in recreational activities at Muskoka Woods with knowledge of the danger involved. I hereby agree to accept and assume all risks of personal injury, illness, disability or death, arising from my child being at or engaging in the same, whether caused by the negligence of the Muskoka Woods, Muskoka Woods Youth Camp Inc., Gwitmoc Foundation and Muskoka Woods Youth Foundation. 

Covenants: I am familiar with federal, provincial/territorial, and local orders, directives, and guidelines for the safe operation of summer camps in Ontario related to the Disease and I will comply with all such orders, directives, and guidelines at all times while my child is engaging in recreational activities at Muskoka Woods, including but not limited to testing, vaccination, screening, and self-isolation. I confirm that my child is not experiencing symptoms of any Disease, including COVID-19 (such as a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing), does not have a confirmed or suspected case of any Disease, including COVID-19.  I will not send my child to Muskoka Woods if my child has come in contact with a person who has been confirmed or suspected of having any Disease within fourteen (14) days prior to my child’s arrival at Muskoka Woods. I will also follow all instructions, recommendations, and cautions of Muskoka Woods at all times while my child is engaging in recreational activities at Muskoka Woods. If at any time I believe conditions to be unsafe, that my child is no longer in proper physical condition to participate in recreational activities at Muskoka Woods, or I become aware that my child is experiencing symptoms of any Disease, I will immediately discontinue my child’s participation in any programs at Muskoka Woods. I also understand that my child may be required to self-isolate and/or required to leave Muskoka Woods in the event that my child begins experiencing symptoms of any Disease, including COVID-19, or comes in contact with a person who has been confirmed or suspected of having a Disease, such as COVID-19, within the last fourteen (14) days.

Liability:  While every precaution is taken for the safety and good health of our guests, some sports and activities carry with them the inherent risk of personal injury beyond the risks associated with many of the recreational activities at Muskoka Woods. I understand and accept these risks and agree that by allowing my child to participate in those activities, they may be taking part in a recreational activity that presents the potential for personal injury. Also, while I understand that Muskoka Woods does its best to protect against exposure to nut products where there are allergies of which I have given written notice, I recognize that Muskoka Woods does not accept responsibility or liability and I hereby release Muskoka Woods for any illness or injury which may occur as a result of exposure by my child to any such food or other item to which my child has an allergy.

By signing below, you are releasing Muskoka Woods, Muskoka Woods Youth Camp Inc., Gwitmoc Foundation and Muskoka Woods Youth Foundation and their respective members, agents, volunteers, employees, officers and directors in addition to the employees of facilities outside of the camp grounds (the “Releasees”) against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind, including reasonable legal fees, fees, and the costs of enforcing any right to indemnification under this agreement, and the cost of pursuing any insurance providers, arising out or resulting from any loss, injury or damage to person or property which has arisen or may arise from any and all use of Muskoka Woods including any programs on the Muskoka Woods property and any programs or trips away from the Muskoka Woods property, unless any such loss, injury or damage may have arisen by reason of the grossly negligent act or omission of the Releasees. This release constitutes a waiver of legal rights and by signing below, you are also indicating that you have read carefully and understand the contents of this waiver and release.

Dismissal and Behaviour: Muskoka Woods reserves the right to dismiss a guest without a refund who, in its opinion, is a hazard to the safety or rights of others or who appears to have rejected the reasonable controls of the camp.  I certify that I have no knowledge of any physical or mental impairment that would be affected by the named guest’s participation in the Muskoka Woods program. I also give permission to Muskoka Woods to search my child’s belongings for items prohibited by the camp, if suspected. I agree to reimburse Muskoka Woods for any intentional damage or defacement of camp property caused by my child. Muskoka Woods also reserves the right, at any time, to disallow my child’s attendance at the camp if it is deemed in Muskoka Woods’ sole discretion to be in the best interests of other campers to do so. Refusing to allow my child to attend camp could be as a result of health concerns such as a Disease or failure to comply with attendance requirements per Ontario Camping Association (OCA) and Public Health Guidelines, or other medical/psychological reasons.

Guest Pick Up Due To Illness:  Due to the anticipated public health requirements for quarantine, any guest who tests positive for COVID-19 will need to be picked up within six hours. Myself or my “Authorized Person to Pickup” as designated in the registration system agree to pick up our child within six hours of notification. All international registrants will be required to enter an “Authorized Person to Pickup” who can arrive within six-hours of notification. 

Cancellation Policy: Final payment for camp fees is due in full on June 1, 2022*. The three hundred dollar ($300) registration deposit made prior to June 1, 2022* is non-refundable and non-transferable at any time. Fifty percent (50%) of the program fees are non-refundable and non-transferable for cancellations made on or after June 1, 2022*, up until thirty (30) days prior to the expected arrival date. One hundred percent (100%) of the program fees, including taxes, are non-refundable and non-transferable for cancellations made within thirty (30) days of the expected arrival date unless a medical certificate accompanies the request. Please note that there is no adjustment in fees if a guest arrives late or leaves early. This policy includes cancellations as a result of other commitments and opportunities including, but not limited to, sports tournaments, tryouts, travelling, travel restrictions or summer school. Substitution of another guest or transfer of a deposit paid will not be permitted under any circumstances.

*The final payment date may be moved closer to summer 2022 if camp opening is still uncertain due to government COVID-19 requirements.

Modifications made to activity packages and cancellations of the stayover day trips are non-refundable if they are made within seven (7) days of the event. Cancellation fees may apply for changes made to additional services and add-ons made within seven (7) days of the expected arrival date. One hundred percent (100%) of the transportation fees are non-refundable if the transportation service is cancelled within seven (7) days prior to the use of the service. All parents must read and agree to the Terms & Conditions prior to registering their child.

Force Majeure: Muskoka Woods shall not be liable or responsible, nor be deemed to have defaulted under or breached this agreement, for any failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any term of this agreement, when and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by or results from acts beyond Muskoka Woods’ reasonable control, including, without limitation, the following force majeure events (“Force Majeure Event(s)”): (a) acts of God; (b) flood, fire, earthquake, tsunami, epidemics, pandemics including Diseases, or explosion; (c) war, invasion, hostilities (whether war is declared or not), terrorist threats or acts, riot or other civil unrest; (d) government order or law, including quarantines; (e) actions, embargoes or blockades in effect on or after the date of this agreement; (f) action by any governmental authority; and (g) other similar events beyond the reasonable control of Muskoka Woods.  For clarity, Muskoka Woods may, in its sole, but reasonable, discretion, declare a Force Majeure Event if Muskoka Woods reasonably anticipates that a Force Majeure Event may occur that would prevent Muskoka Woods to perform its obligations.  If a Force Majeure Event occurs or is declared by Muskoka Woods, then Muskoka Woods may: (i) where the Force Majeure Event affects your child’s enrolled program, substitute another program with an appropriate adjustment in the fees; or (ii) where the Force Majeure Event affects Muskoka Woods entire operations for the season, then your child will be enrolled in the same program for the next available season and any fees that you have paid will be credited to the program for the next available season.

Custody: The parents/guardians submitting this form are those having legal custody over the child. Conditions of custody, if applicable, will be fully communicated in writing to Muskoka Woods, including a photocopy of the section of any court order referring to visitation rights.

Lost Items:  Muskoka Woods is not responsible for personal items that are lost or stolen.

Photography: I grant permission to Muskoka Woods and to any third party authorized by Muskoka Woods to use photos, videos, or any other recording or reproduction of the guest in any medium for use in promotional materials and/or as otherwise seen fit by Muskoka Woods.

I certify that I am the legal parent or guardian and I have read and agree with the terms and conditions.