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Schedule! Cabins! And Cabinmates!

🍅 Howdy campers!

Ketchup Coyote’s my name, and newsletters are my game! A game, I mean, I don’t mean that they are a game, I have multiple games, and one of these games that I have is… you know what, not important! SCHEDULE IS UP!!!

Programming Schedule is Up!




Our 2023 programming schedule is finalized, and available on our website.

What You Need to Do:

To check out this year’s programming

Go to

If you have any questions

Send us an email.

Cabin Requests Opening!!




We’ll be sending out a form to all registered campers where you can let us know your preferences and make any requests for your cabin. We’ll be using all the info collected to create our cabin assignments for this year.

What You Need to Do:

If you are a solo camper

Watch your email inbox for our cabin request form, and fill it out when you get it!

If you have other people you would like to be in a cabin with

Please reach out and confirm with everyone you would like to have in your group, then pick one person from your group to fill out the request form for all of you together.

If you have any questions

Check out our FAQ for more info. If you still have questions feel free to send us an email.

Find Your Cabinmates!




Our new discord server has forums set up to help facilitate finding potential cabin roommates and ride shares. If you’d like to get to know other campers ahead of time, feel free to join.

What You Need to Do:

If you are not already in our discord server

You can join here:

If you are a new camper

Drop in and introduce yourself!

If you are a veteran camper

Consider offering a ride or cabin space to a new camper.

So, I hope this newsletter allowed you all to … catch up on Feral! news!! Oh hey, if it’s called downward dog, does that mean that you’d normally find…cats up? Hah! I kill me!


a splatter of ketchup

P.S. Upper Management was telling me to be on the look out for tasks… well, they misspelted tasks but… I guess… if you see any task… tasqs, let me know???

Final Message 2022



In accordance with Feral tradition, we bring you the final newsletter of the year, THE BIG ONE, packed with lots of valuable info that will help ensure you have the best time possible at our birthday celebration for Pawnee! Please take time to read the info below and be sure to reach out to us at if you have any questions!


  • Registration Information
  • Registration Requirements for Bus and on Site
  • Information re: COVID
  • Information re: MONKEYPOX
  • Getting to Camp
  • Cars on Site
  • Important Phone Numbers
  • What to Bring
  • What NOT to Bring
  • Schedule and Workshop Fees
  • Call for Volunteers

We can’t stress enough that you should read this entire message.

Registration Closes August 15th!

We still have a few slots available for camp this year. If you know of anyone that would like to join us for the softest party ever, let them know that they can register at We’ll be closing reg in just a few days, so make sure your friends know to register now!

Just as a reminder, there is NO ONSITE REGISTRATION for camp. You must register using our registration system before arriving at camp.

What do I need for registration check-in?

Please make sure you have photo identification available for check in, either at the bus pickup location, or on site if you are driving to camp.

Valid Photo ID Examples are:

  • A valid driver’s license with your photo and date of birth
  • A valid passport
  • Canadian Armed Forces Identification Card
  • A Secure Indian Status Card issued by the Government of Canada
  • A permanent residence card

Canadian citizens should bring their provincial health card. U.S. and other foreign citizens should bring their own health insurance coverage, whether it be national, or private.

We will be checking for neither. It is illegal to request a provincial health card unless you are a medical practitioner. But let’s be frank for a moment. You should always travel with some form of personal insurance on hand.


Please remember to have your COVID vaccination records available when you arrive for registration, or when you arrive at the bus pickup location. We recommend you have a non-digital copy of your records or have them available in offline mode unless you have 100% certain that your network carrier will work at camp, or at all *mumblemumbleROGERSmumblemumble*.

Also, please be sure that you are familiar with our COVID policies before heading to camp and remember that we will be doing temp checks and potential rapid antigen tests as part of the registration check in process.

While you’re on our site it may not be a bad idea to also refresh yourself on our code of conduct and our list of what to bring.

Monkeypox vaccine ACAM2000 and personal space

We have been made aware that there could be potential issues for those that have skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis if they are exposed to individuals who have recently been vaccinated against Monkeypox, specifically with the ACAM2000 vaccine. From what we have been able to gather, both Canada and the USA predominantly offer Imvamune, which does not have this side effect risk. However, the CDC has approved the use of ACAM2000 so you may have received ACAM2000 if you were vaccinated against monkeypox. We suspect if you got this vaccine you might have been warned about side effects for individuals with conditions like eczema, but we can’t be certain.

The side effect in question has to do with skin-to-skin contact between someone who was treated using ACAM2000 and someone with skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis. As such we ask that we proceed with the usual request to respect personal space.

Additionally, if you have a skin condition that puts you at risk, and if you want to voluntarily self-disclose, Feral staff can issue you a special wristband letting other people know to give you a little more space. This can also be used if you would just like to have a little more personal space in general.

Please note that, as staff of a furry summer camp, we do not consider ourselves to be medical experts and are not in a position to offer medical advice. The above is noted based on what we could find about this situation online with some googling and is being provided to you in this newsletter at the request of potentially impacted campers. If you have any concerns about the monkeypox vaccine, risks that may be associated with it due to conditions like eczema or dermatitis, or any other medical concerns, please contact your primary healthcare provider.

Camp Feral fully supports vaccination efforts for monkeypox.

Getting to Camp

If you’re driving to camp and need instructions on how to get there, we recommend checking out our getting to camp page. Please remember that if you are driving to camp you will be allowed in the parking lot for camp, but you will not be allowed to access camp beyond the parking lot until registration opens, typically around 5 pm. Arriving in the parking lot before 4 pm is not advised. There will be members of Feral staff in the parking lot to assist with whatever you may need until registration opens.

If you are taking the bus, please review our page for the feral bus as this has all the info you need to figure out where and when we’re picking up and dropping off. Please be sure to be at the bus pickup location by 11:30 am when we depart for camp.

In our previous newsletter, we noted that air travel into Toronto Pearson International has been a bit hectic, so if you are taking the bus, you should arrive in Toronto the day before camp.

Our bus departure time is at 1 pm SHARP. If you miss the bus and still want to make it to camp, our recommendation would be to rent a vehicle, if able, in Toronto so you can make the drive to camp.

If you are planning to cancel your registration, please let us know by emailing us at That way, we’re not waiting at the bus pickup location for someone who isn’t coming.

As a reminder, bus service cannot be purchased at the bus pickup location. You can only take the feral bus by registering ahead of time.

If you run into issues and need to urgently contact a staff member regarding bus travel, you can call 647-370-9635, and a staff member will be able to assist.

Cars on site

Cars will be allowed on site for unloading between 7pm and 9pm after dinner on the first night of camp. You’ll be required to sign in with your con badge in order to bring the car onto the campgrounds during that time. All cars must be off-site and in designated parking areas no later than 9pm.

Note that due to noise complaints, excessively noisy vehicles will be asked to stay out of camp.

Important phone numbers

Halex / Co-chair / Bus contact – 647-370-9635
Roo / Co-chair – 416-829-3616
Camp Arowhon – 705-633-5651

Before or after camp, feel free to contact Roo or Halex directly. During camp you will want to only use the Arowhon phone number as Roo and Halex may not have signal on site.

When you call Camp Arowhon leave a message and someone will be periodically checking the office to see if anyone called. Don’t be discouraged if no one picks up or it takes twenty minutes or so to get back to you. The camp is a very busy place. Arowhon staff will get the message ASAP and run it straight to Feral! staff, so:

Be detailed

Leave a return number to call

Let us know how urgent the situation is!

What to bring

A full list of our recommendations for what to bring to camp can be found on our what to bring page! It’s important that you review this carefully especially if you’re taking the bus. Feral staff will not have the capacity to take you to Huntsville (the nearest town) in the event that you forget something.

Please be sure to bring some cash with you as we do not have credit card processing machines and there is no ATM on site. Some workshops require payment and you may need some cash for the tuck shop or trading post.


  • bedding
  • towels
  • a pillow
  • toiletries
  • WARM CLOTHING (we have hit freezing temps at night in the past)
  • any medication you may need.

Never underestimate the power of a comfy kigu at Camp Feral!

What NOT to bring

No Glass Bottles! Especially beer bottles. Wine, spirits will be tolerated so long as they are kept in your cabin and transferred to an unbreakable bottle to walk around with. If at any point a bottle breaks, in or outside of a cabin, mark the area it broke and contact Feral! staff immediately, even if you think it’s all cleaned up. We don’t want any kids getting hurt!

No Peanuts or Nut Products! They are banned from camp. Even a small amount of residue can make a kid very sick months later, so don’t bring any in!

No Weapons! You can bring a bow to use on the archery range, or if you’re a fencer you can bring your equipment…however you MUST let us know in advance, and your equipment will have to be stored behind lock and key at conops when you aren’t using it.

No Firearms! Not even airsoft. They’re banned in Algonquin Park.

If you want to perform at the musician’s circle this year, we will not be providing a PA system in Teepee Heights where the circle will be held. Please do not bring instruments that require amplification. Live that fully unplugged life!

Schedule and workshop fees

Our full schedule can be found on our schedule page. We also have a workshop schedule page you can check out!

Please remember that some of our workshops have costs associated with them beyond what your registration covers. Please see below for workshops that have additional fees.

Hydro dipping at the birthday party will cost $10

Coloring books at the birthday party will cost $10

Ear Costuming will cost $5

T-shirt crafts is “pay what you can”. The recommended contribution is $5 if you are not bringing your own shirt.

Puffy Paints is “pay what you can”. The recommended contribution is $5

Call for Volunteers

In recent years a lot of Canadian furry events and conventions have been struggling to maintain healthy staff numbers needed for things to run smoothly. The pandemic has taken a lot out of everyone, we understand, but having help from the community helps ensure that events like Feral can continue and as they say in Letterkenny, more hands makes less work.

If you have an interest in volunteering some of your time to help make Feral the amazing event that it is, please contact a staff member on site or reach out to us at to let us know you’re interested. There is no minimum time requirement to volunteer. Even just an hour of your time can go a very long way and I assure you we will have a lot of appreciation for your assistance.


IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS don’t hesitate to contact us through social media or contact us via the info below!

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Website (

Email (

Pearson Airport Woes (and some bonus Bus info!)

Gooooood morning Feral campers! We’re reaching out to you today to give you a heads up when it comes to flying into Toronto’s Pearson International Airport if you happen to be making your way to camp from afar.


Due to issues at customs and new regulations there have been regular delays with deplaning once your flight has landed and arrived at the gate. It’s now typical to experience average wait times at the gate from 20 to 60 minutes. We have also been hearing that in rarer circumstances individuals have been held on the plane for several hours. With this in mind, Feral staff strongly recommend that if you are flying into town for camp that you fly in the day before, especially if you plan on taking the bus.

You can read more about the delays and service disruptions here.


If you are an international traveler, another reason to arrive the day before camp is that random COVID screening upon arrival has returned. However, the tests are now being performed off-site. Regardless of your vaccination status you may be randomly selected to do a COVID test and you will only have one calendar day to complete the test.

You can read more about random arrival testing here.


The issues at Pearson have also caused major airlines to reduce service. This means that there are less flights servicing Toronto and we’ve been hearing from some of our campers that finding flights has been a lot more difficult than usual. If you have not already booked your flight for camp we would highly recommend you do so at your earliest convenience.

You can read more about the reduction in services here.


If you plan on taking the bus to camp, it’s recommended that you plan your travels accordingly to ensure that you are at the bus location no later than 11:30am. Again, if you can fly into Toronto the day before camp starts, we would recommend you do so. We also recommend you plan your return flight with a little extra wiggle room as there have been reports of longer than normal times to get to your departure gate.

You can read more about the bus services we provide here.


And finally, if you are flying into Toronto from abroad, please familiarize yourself with the ArriveCan app to ensure you’re taking the necessary steps to enter Canada with as few issues as possible.

You can read more about the ArriveCAN app here.


If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at

Feral! 2022 Covid Policy

COVID is a delicate and complicated topic and we’ve been working on this policy for quite some time now. We’ve had a lot of help from Arowhon, who has in turn incorporated policies set by the Ontario Camps Association. We’ve also received a lot of input from our campers, all of which has been considered during the formation of our policy. With all of this information taken into consideration we are now ready to share our 2022 Camp Feral COVID policy. You can find it here…

When reviewing this policy please remember that Camp Feral faces challenges that are very unique to the fandom at large. We are not in the middle of a major metropolitan area, we provide transportation to and from camp, nearly every space at camp is a communal space to some extent, etc. We’ve done our very best to find the balance between ensuring that you have the best time possible and doing what we can with the resources that we have to create the safest environment possible.

Please take a moment to review the policy as you will be expected to adhere to it as this will be considered an extension to our Code of Conduct for 2022. Given the fluidity of the COVID situation this policy may change, but based on current trends we believe that this policy will stay largely intact between now and camp.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at

May 2022 News and Updates

Goooooood morning Feral Campers! 

Registration is behind us, camp has sold out, and we can start looking forward to bright sunny days up at camp! As we get closer to heading up to Algonquin you can expect to see a few newsletters with pertinent updates, this being one of them! Please take a moment to read the sections below as this is some pretty good-to-know stuff. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at

Deposit Cutoff Date

Our registration deposit cut off date is June 12th. If you opted to register using a deposit please note that your method of payment will be automatically billed the remaining balance of your registration on June 12th. Also note that this is when our refund policy changes. Any registration cancellations that occur on or after this date will be fully refunded less $80 CAD.

COVID-19 Policy

The COVID-19 pandemic is still shaking things up globally and while we feel confident in our ability to bring you a safe camp experience, we recognize that we face a lot of challenges given that we’re fairly isolated out in Algonquin, there’s a lot of shared spaces, and we provide the option of transportation to and from camp via the Feral Bus. This has raised a lot of interesting questions as to how certain situations may be handled, such as if a positive COVID case is confirmed while on site.

As agreed to during registration you already know that we require you to be fully vaccinated before attending camp, but we know that there will be more policies needed depending on the state of the pandemic when we get to camp. We have regular communication with Arowhon and are assessing the situation as it develops in order to determine what policies will be most appropriate. You will get updates regarding any new policy via future newsletters. We will also update our COVID-19 policy page on

Please remember that we want to do everything we can to let everyone have as much fun as possible, but safety must always be our first priority.

We would also like to take a moment to remind you that your vaccination status needs to be verified when you arrive at camp or the bus. Please ensure that you have a printed, non-digital, copy of your vaccination records handy as there is limited cell service in Algonquin Provincial Park. You may not be able to download digital copies and if you are unable to provide your vaccination records you will not be permitted on site.

Limited Spots on the Bus

There’s been heavy demand when it comes to bus transportation this year and are getting very close to full capacity. If you were planning on signing up for the bus at a later date please let us know now and we will do our best to accommodate you. If you would like to add bus service to your registration, please reach out to us at


Several of you have reached out asking how you can give back to Camp Feral with your time while at camp this year. If you have an interest in volunteering at camp please reach out to us at There is no minimum required amount of time when it comes to volunteering at camp and any amount of time you can offer is greatly appreciated.

Cabin Selection

We’re collecting your cabin preferences this year using this form! You can use this form to let us know what your needs are and who you would like to have in your cabin. Please note that if you are unsure as to who you would like to have in your cabin it would be great if you could still fill out the form so we know what your preferences are.

Thank you so much for taking the time to review all this info and remember that you can always reach out to us at if you have any questions!

Camp Feral! Registration is Full (Wait List is Open!)

Camp Feral is so soft this year that we’ve sold out! Don’t worry though, you still have a chance to #GetSoft as well by joining our waiting list!

You can join by using our registration form just like you would if you were registering for camp and you will be automatically added to our wait list. As spots become available we’ll move people out of the wait list in the order they were added! Joining our wait list early gives you the best chance to join us at camp!