Camp Feral! is a bunch of things, but it’s best described as a furry summer camp. Feral! is essentially a camping con with cabins, traditional and new camp activities, communal meals, events and furry-related workshops for furries!
Transportation provided by the Feral! bus will be $85 round trip.
For the curious, we have written a little bloggy article thing to explain Feral! costs! Please click here to check it out!
You can choose to put down a deposit of $50 to secure your spot when you register. The full amount will need to be paid by the deposit cut off date. You can find more information here
If you need to either add or drop the the bus after you have already registered, our registration team can help you out.
It depends on how close to camp you cancel. See our refund policy for details!
The refund policy only applies to when a camper cancels their registration. If camp is cancelled we will provide refunds. Check out the details here
It will be required that all campers be fully vaccinated as defined by the province of Ontario on or before the first day of camp. Campers will be required to show proof of vaccination in order to attend Camp Feral! Please see our full vaccination policy here.
Any government-issued ID with a recent photo. If you are concerned or have questions, please email us.
We would never say no. Artists may want it for arting, or writers for writing. We strongly recommend against bringing electronics due to the nature (heh heh) of the camp. Also, Feral! is not responsible for any damages that may happen to it if...say...it starts raining, or a squirrel decides to chew your power cable. Keep in mind you’re coming to one of the most unique events in the world, and it’s in the wilderness. We have plenty for you to do without your laptop!
- New designs are $30
- The previous year's design are $20
- Vintage designs are $10
- New designs are $50
- The previous year's design are $30
- Vintage designs are $30
We are switching things up this year and re-working our cabin assignment process. We'll have more details for you soon and when we do we will send out a newsletter through our mailing list to let you all know how it's going to work. Stay Tuned!
Getting to Camp
Check out our Getting To Camp page for details on getting to Feral! If you’re driving, we highly recommend that you tank up in Toronto and Huntsville, or make sure you have enough gas to drive 150 kms. Every year, a camper nearly runs out of fuel driving into the camp...meaning that there’s a nervous trip trying to reach the nearest station, which isn’t close.
If you aren’t driving, you can take the Feral! bus for an extra fee. We have maps and directions and detailed instructions for our bus riders on our Bus Pickup And Dropoff page.
Also a reminder: the campsite is not open until after 5:00 pm on the first day of camp so if you are driving, please try to time your arrival for this time. We will have staff in the parking lot from around noon on to keep you entertained!
The Feral! bus leaves at 1:00 pm SHARP (we recommend trying to get to the location by 11:30 am just to be safe) on Aug 25. It returns to Toronto around 3:00 pm on Aug 29. You can find out more in the Getting to Camp - Bus Pickup And Dropoff page!
Funny you should ask! The nearest ‘town’ is Dwight but there’s not much there aside from AMAZING coffee and pastries (we LOVE Erika's!) and a gas station (which...in 2010...saved the skins of three carloads of furs!...TANK UP!). The nearest town with grocery, department stores, and the like is Huntsville which is about 55 km from the turnoff to Arowhon. It is approximately 60 minutes away.
As a 19+ event drinking is allowed. Aside from the no glass bottles rule, we ask that everyone drink responsibly on site. Camp Arowhon rules state that you cannot have a drink before 5 pm, and we ask that everyone adhere to that. They also state that if you have a drink, you cannot go near the water after that drink...another rule you must stick to. Just as important...being drunk is not an excuse for bad behaviour or any activity that interferes with the well-being of other campers. If at any point Camp Feral! staff are put in the position that they must keep an eye on you because you have had too much to drink, then we have one too many people doing so, and we'll ask you to go to your cabin to cool off. If you are intoxicated and harassing any camper, you are subject to our rules regarding harassment, which 'can' lead to being sent home (by taxi at your expense if need be). These rules are in place to ensure that the (hypothetical) one camper who can't handle their alcohol doesn't ruin the camp for everyone else. We encourage responsible partying at Feral!
Of course you can...though we recommend against it. It will take you away from camp for hours!! A Huntsville trip with a stop for buying stuff is going to be a minimum of two and a half hours...that's about how long workshops and activities run! If you have forgotten anything or need anything, talk to Feral! staff. If you absolutely feel the need to run into town, let Feral! Safety Pawtrol staff know (at con ops). This way we won't freak out when you disappear...which could result in a search party being sent into the woods No glass bottles are allowed on site!
VERY good question. In a group of a hundred furs, it’s very likely one or two might get a little sick or injured. First off...talk to Feral! staff IMMEDIATELY. We need to know the extent of the situation as soon as you get hurt, or feel sick. If it’s something first aid can fix (scrapes, cuts, twisted ankle...) we have staff who can help you. Camp Arowhon provides an onsite nurse. They will be able to diagnose and triage injuries. They'll help you make a decision if a hospital trip is called for. If hospital attention is needed, the nurse will accompany you to the hospital. Please bear in mind that if the nurse is offsite, that means the medical professional is no longer able to tend to the rest of the campers. Please be considerate and DO NOT ask for a hospital trip unless absolutely necessary and listen to any recommendations from the nurse! If you are concerned for your health, please let Feral! Staff know immediately. It can be easy for mixed messages to hide the fact that you are very sick!!!
It can be easy to get dehydrated at Feral...there’s a lot of activity, often out in the sun. There are a couple of things you can do to safeguard yourself against getting or feeling sick at Feral. The most important are drink lots of water and eat at every meal. Also, remember to wash your hands after doin’ stuff in the dirt, and take a shower after jumping in the lake!
The water from your designated cabin, at Main Lodge, and any major building (Rustic Lounge, Tee Pee Heights, etc) is safe to drink. If you don't know if someone is staying a cabin, even if you see stuff a cabin but aren't 100% sure campers are sleeping there, do NOT drink the water. Arowhon staff prepare camp by running water in occupied cabins and make sure the lines are flushed. They don't do this in uninhabited cabins as they are preparing them to shut down camp (often we are the last campers on site). This means water from uninhabited cabins 'may' not be safe. So please don't drink it!
Furries should be treated like wildlife until you are certain they have had their morning coffee.