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Final Payments Incoming June 11, Plan a Workshop and Maybe Skip the Waitlist, Our New Camper Discord and More!

🍅 Howdy campers!

It’s Ketchup Coyote here, taking over from uh… “Lucky,” because he had an unfortunate pneumatic tube incident and is on temporary leave. Anyways, here’s all the important stuff for you camping fluffs!

Deposit Cut Off Date Incoming!


June 11, 2023


If you paid for your registration with a deposit, you must have the remaining balance for your registration paid for in full by the deposit cut off date, end of day. Our registration system will automatically bill you the remaining balance of your registration on the deposit cut off date if you have not already paid or cancelled.

What You Need To Do:

If you already paid in full and are still coming to camp:
Nothing! You’re all good to be in the woods. :3

If you have yet to pay in full and are still coming to camp:
Make sure the payment method you used to pay for your deposit has sufficient funds on it to pay your remaining balance. You can either pay in full ahead of time or wait until you’re automatically billed.

If you are no longer coming to camp:
If you know now that you are unable to come to camp and have paid a deposit, please cancel before the deposit cut off date in order to get a full refund.

After the deposit cut off date, the amount you can get back as a refund depends on how close to camp you cancel. You can find all the details in our refund policy.

If you have any questions, send us an email.

Workshop Deadlines and Opportunity to Escape the Waitlist


July 1, 2023 (if registered) or June 10, 2023 (if waitlisted or not registered)


The deadline to apply for a workshop or event is coming up soon! This is includes “longstanding” panels and new ones as well.

We wanted to let people know that we have a few spots reserved just for those on the waitlist who pitch us a workshop or event idea that we want to see at camp!

What You Need To Do:

If you have no interest in running a workshop or event or have already applied for all workshops and events you wish to run:
Nothing! Just sit back and relax. 👍

If you have a “longstanding” workshop or event and have not sent in an application/applications:
Fill out this form before July 1! 

If you don’t fill out this form, even if your event is recurring and pre-approved, we will assume you no longer wish to run your panel and will not add it to the schedule. We are no longer accepting confirmations by email, over social media or via direct messages, only through this form, as it ensures we have all information for our programming and conbook staff.

If you’re registered and paid and wish to run a workshop/event:
Fill out this form before July 1! 

If you’re on the waitlist and wish to run a workshop/event in order to apply to get off the waitlist:
Fill out this form as soon as possible, ideally before June 10!

If you’re not registered and wish to run a workshop/event in order to apply to skip the waitlist:
1. Register for the waitlist here!
2. Fill out this form as soon as possible, ideally before June 10!

New Discord Server for Feral Campers




We have a snazzy new discord server! Future! Business! SYNERGY!! YEAH!!!

We’ve got channels and channels of dedicated camp chat where you can introduce yourself to the community (whether you’re new or returning), meet our middle and lower management aka staff, meet your fellow campers, organise a ride to camp or to the bus pick-up/drop-off point in Toronto, find cabin mates, get previews for this year’s art and merch if you’re a sponsor/patron and more!

What You Need To Do:

Come join us if you like! Here’s a link! If it expires, come by telegram camper chat here and ask for a link or email us and we’ll send you out a fresh invite through the pneumatic tubes!

Fairview Mall Bus Pick-Up and Drop-Off Location


August 24, 2023


We are happy to confirm that our bus pick-up and drop-off location will remain the same as last year. The bus pick-up and drop-off location is in the north-east corner of the Fairview Mall parking lot off of Fairview Mall Drive. It is about a 10 minute walk from Don Mills Subway Station at the south-west corner of the mall. It is easily accessible by car, TTC or other public transit systems. In case of rain, we have permission to shelter under the parking structure adjacent to our pick-up site.

Spots on the bus are limited, so if you think there is even a small chance you will need the bus, please purchase a spot upon initially registering. You can always contact registration to cancel (and get a refund, if you do so before the refund cut-off date, July 9).

What You Need To Do:

Don’t get lost on the way to the bus and check out our newly updated Bus Pick-Up and Drop-Off page here for all the info, if you’re taking the bus!

Correction: Guest of Honour Terminology


Before the last newsletter (oops!)


There has been some confusion due to a spirited interpretation of faxes from our senior newsletter team. We would like to state that in being promoted to Chief Libations Officer, Blazen will in fact still be the Honoured Guest of this upcoming Camp Feral! event. There was a possible oversight in the budget, wherein an “enthusiastic” staff member billed Camp Feral! for several extra large ball pits. This has since been corrected, and said staff member has been thoroughly reminded of our no ball pit policy. We are a bouncy castle only company.

What You Need To Do:

Prepare yourselves for the delightful company and delicious libations that Blazen will provide at our sponsor’s event. If you would like to ensure you are able to sample our Guest of Honour’s “dragon brew,” and have not registered as a sponsor or patron, please reach out to us and we can facilitate upgrading your registration level to one that allows you entry into our wonderful Sponsor’s Event!

…Is that it? I think that’s it. Hopefully Upper Management likes my Cool New Ketchup Canine Style. 😎 Hopefully you all like it too! Anyways, boss and tomato sauce, that’s all from me, Ketchup Coyoteee! Catch you in the pneumatic tubes~

P.S. Lucky, if you’re reading this, hope you feel better soon, buddy! 🍀

Registration Info Update

Good morning Feral Campers!

We know that a lot of you are anxious to know how registration is going to work this year. We’ve been working hard to get everything ready for you and we’re ready to pass along the details of how everything is going to work. 

As we’re sure you understand, we are facing some challenges this year, so this newsletter is going to be longer and more straightforward than most. We encourage you to read the whole newsletter as there is a lot of info here that you will want to know!

2022 Camp Date Reminder

Camp Feral will be held from August 25th to August 29th, 2022.

2022 Registration Cost

For Camp Feral 2022 we will have registration fees set as follows.

  • Camper: $575
  • Sponsor: $625
  • Patron: $700

Transportation provided by the Feral bus will be $85, round trip.

We know this is a bit higher than previous years. Services and venues that serve events like ours have been hit very hard by the pandemic and as such we’ve seen our costs increase across the board. We’ve carefully reviewed our budget and have taken every possible measure to keep reg rates as low as possible.

Just remember that your reg includes access to camp activities and events, lodging, and food!


Deposits will be accepted this year and will be $50.

Our deposit cut off date is June 12th. If you have not fully paid your reg by this date, our registration system will automatically bill you the remaining balance for your registration. We originally implemented this policy in 2020 in response to concerns that some registrants were holding spots with a deposit without committing to attending camp, which ultimately resulted in fewer folks being able to attend. It’s our intention to keep this policy in place for 2022 to give the best chance of attendance to those that wish to join us at camp!

Advanced Registration For 2020 Cancellations

Those that had their registrations canceled in 2020 will have access to advanced registration for 2022, which will open on Saturday March 19th at 7pm Eastern time and will close on Sunday April 3rd at 7pm Eastern time. Those that are eligible for advanced registration will be contacted via email with further information on how to register.

If you are eligible but do not register by April 3rd, you will need to register when public registration opens.

Public Registration

Public Registration will open on Monday April 11th at 7pm Eastern time and will close on Sunday June 12th at 7pm Eastern time.


If you unfortunately run into a situation where you register after we have sold out, you will automatically be added to a waitlist. We will continue to work through the waitlist even after registration has closed.

2022 COVID Cancellation Considerations

One of the big concerns in 2020 was what might happen with refunds if Feral was canceled. Thankfully we were able to refund everyone’s registration 100%, but you may be wondering what might happen this year.

The nature of our agreements with our vendors has changed substantially in the last 2 years. As such Camp Feral finds itself in a position where penalties can occur should we decide to cancel without government mandate or support from our vendors.

Thanks to the pledges of a handful of people we can guarantee that if Camp Feral is canceled without government mandate and without support of our vendors, registrations will be refunded at their expense. However, we’re asking the community for a little bit of support in exchange for this guarantee as we don’t think it’s completely fair to ask a small number of people to carry this large risk.

On our registration form you will find a place where you can designate what percentage of your registration you would like to have refunded in the event of cancellation. We understand that everyone’s financial situation is different. If you need 100% back, you’ll get it. But if you can help support feral with a partial or even no refund, you’re helping ensure that there will be Camp Feral in 2023. Keep in mind that you will get at least what percentage you designate. A larger refund will be provided if at all possible.

Frankly, looking at how the pandemic impacted the late fall of 2020 and 2021, we’re quite optimistic and confident that Feral will occur in 2022. This is just an added step we’re taking because we all know that we’re still living in uncertain times.

Please note that the above only applies in the event that camp is canceled. If you cancel your registration you will be subject to the normal refund policy.

2022 COVID Vaccination Policy

We’ve added a new section to our code of conduct for 2022 in regards to COVID vaccination requirements.

It will be required that all Feral attendees 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. 

For those of you that are taking the bus to camp, your vaccination records must be reviewed prior to boarding the bus. Those that fail to meet vaccination requirements or fail to provide documentation will not be allowed to board the bus.

For those that are taking their own transportation to camp, vaccination records will be reviewed as part of registration. Those that fail to meet vaccination requirements or fail to provide documentation will not be allowed to attend camp.

2023 Camp Dates

Wait… what?! We’re announcing Camp Feral 2023 dates! Why yes! Well… not exactly. Just kinda.

In order to keep our rates as low as possible for as long as possible, we’ve made an agreement with Arowhon to move Camp Feral from late summer to Victoria Day weekend, which will be the weekend of May 20th, 2023. We’re not ready to announce specific dates, but given the big change that we’re moving it 3 months earlier, we wanted to give everyone as much notice as possible.

Whooo… that’s a lot

Yeah, we know! But we want to make sure you stay as up to date as possible. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns feel free to email us at info@campferal.org.

See you at camp!