Reservation and Fees: Please reserve your accommodations, register for programming, and order meals at least 7 days in advance. Reservations made through our website require a 50% deposit. Unicamp cannot guarantee availability of accommodations if your booking is not received a week in advance.
Refund Policy: Only cancellations made more than 7 days in advance will be refunded 90% (10% administration fee will apply). Rescheduling is available on a case-by-case basis as determined by the Camp Director; if you know circumstances out of your control will require you to cancel your booking, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the Registrar at least 24 hours in advance.
By Booking a Campsite, Seasonal Campsite, Cottage, or Dorm at Unicamp you agree to our CAMP CONDUCT AGREEMENT:
Check In time for all accommodations is 4 pm. If you arrive early, feel free to explore Unicamp before setting up in your accommodations, unless otherwise specified by a Staff member. Reservations that have been fully paid will be held until 8 a.m of the morning after your booked arrival date. Please call Unicamp at (519) 925 – 6432 or e-mail email@example.com if you expect a late arrival.
Check Out time is 11 am to allow accommodations to be serviced between visitors. Feel free to stay onsite after you check out and enjoy the grounds.
Day Use is welcomed except during Children's and Jouth Camps (July 5 – July 31st & August 3- 7) and event rentals. Please see Programming Calendar for unavailable dates. While Day passes can be purchased at the Admin building, advance notice is appreciated: You may call ahead (519) 925 – 6432, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or purchase Day Passes through our website.
Blackout Dates: Kid's Camp, Jouth Camp, and Private Rentals: During Kid's Camp (July 5 - 31st), Jouth Camp (August 3 - 7), and Private Event Rentals (See Programming Calendar), Unicamp is closed to all occasional campers and day visitors, including unregistered guests of Seasonal Campers. Seasonal Campers have limited access to programming spaces during these times, and will be notified accordingly. Swimwear is required on both beaches during these times.
Noise: Amplified music, generators, and any other noisy recreational items are not permitted except for Camp Dances and Programs. A quiet camp (including Accommodations and Programming Spaces) is expected after 10 pm, or 11 pm on drumming and dance nights. If the Camp Director deems noise is excessive at any time of day, you may be asked to lower your noise level. Please respect staff reminders for quiet.
Substance Use: Serving Alcohol or supplying Tobacco or Cannabis to Minors under the age of 19 is Illegal. Unicamp will not tolerate any form of supplying or serving Drugs or Alcohol to Minors. Anyone doing so will be asked to leave the premises as soon as this is consistent with safety. Campers and guests smoking (see below) and drinking in the designated areas must be discreet in their consumption. Drinking by campers should be limited to their campsites, although occasional drinking takes place at the Dining Hall. Unicamp will identify and remove any safety hazards in areas where Smoking and Drinking take place, especially in cases of Unicamp events such as Candlelight Dinner.
Smoking & Vaping: Most of Unicamp is tobacco free. Smoking cigars, cigarettes, or vaping tobacco/cannabis is restricted to campsite fire pits, and at the two designated smoking areas. All other areas are smoke-free.
Anti-Harassment: Ours is an inclusive and peaceful community. Unicamp will not tolerate the physical, emotional or sexual harassment of any individual of any age or status by any age or status. If you encounter any situation where you find yourself uncomfortable with another's words or actions, please address the person directly: Individuals are encouraged to stand up for their right to have their feelings protected and to clearly state their feelings to the harasser whenever possible. If you require support, please report to the Camp Director. The Unicamp Anti-Harassment policy (found online or at Admin) and procedure will be strictly enforced by Unicamp staff.
Dining Hall: Our Dining Hall is nut free at all times. Sandals or shoes are required. Meals are generally served at 8:30 am, 12:30 pm and 6:30, with some exceptions for later Friday evenings and Candlelight Dinners. The bell rings 15 minutes in advance to gather campers for meals.
Ice Packs: We provide an icepack service to those camping; enquire at Admin if you require any. Donations to support this service are gratefully accepted at Admin or as you make your reservation.
Firewood: When fire bans are not in effect, wood for campfires is available. Financial donations are accepted as you make your reservations, and at our Admin office at $5 for each armload/bundle. There are two locations to acquire wood: by the main Fire Pit and at the bottom of the mini common by the dorms. Fire wood used at main Fire pit is free. It builds community.
Lost and Found is located within the Old Admin trailer. If you have left something behind at Unicamp, contact us as soon as possible by calling (519) 925-6432 or e-mailing email@example.com including a description of your lost item. Lost items may be held until your return, or we can make arrangements to have them returned to you.
Fire Safety: All campfires must be attended. Ensure campfires are “dead out” before leaving them. Any unsupervised campfires will be put out by Unicamp staff, promptly. Fire safety is everyone's responsibility.
Water Safety: All persons who use the docks, pond, rafts and / or elevated platform, including campers, seasonal campers, staff, and event renters must obey the Water Safety requirements. Failure to comply may mean you are not allowed to swim during your stay at Unicamp, at the discretion of the Camp Director. A full version of the Waterfront Rules is available online or at Admin.
Unicamp does not provide lifeguards on site, with the exception of specific children's camp programs. You are responsible for your safety and the safety of your children.
All children 16 years and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult, when on the beach or swimming in the pond.
It is highly recommended that you always swim with a buddy, and stay within arm's length of one another.
At the elevated platform structure, at any one time, there must be no more than a maximum of 4 people permitted (1 on the ladder and 3 on the top). Swimmers must jump off the platform from the one side facing the main body of the pond and must enter the water feet-first.
No more than a maximum of 8 people are allowed on a dock, or on a raft, at any one time.
Each person must wear a Life Jacket while using rafts, canoes and other boats.
Unicamp requires at least one rider to be 16 years or older when using any watercraft (canoes, boats, paddle boards, and pedal boats)--with the exception of watercraft made specifically for small children.
Canoes and other boats are to be boarded at the docks or shore. No boarding or disembarking in the pond or on the rafts. Do not dock boats/canoes at Bob's Beach.
Wildlife: Our 7th UU Principle asks to respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Fishing is not allowed in Unicamp's pond or streams, (including catch and release). Please leave our abundant wildlife on their own. Pond animals are especially harmed by the natural oils on our hands; so do not handle frogs, turtles, or other creatures. Please ensure that your children do not touch wildlife. While at Unicamp, do not feed any wildlife, because that interferes with their natural ways and their ability to live independently. We ask that you ensure food and scented items such as bug spray and sunblock be stored away, in an effort to deter wildlife from visiting campsites.
Service Animals: Those with service animals are welcome to public spaces within Unicamp. The animal must be identified in one of two ways: wearing an identifying vest, or documentation from a regulated health professional confirming that the owner requires the animal for reasons relating to a disability. Service dogs must be kept on their leash/harness and under the full control of their user/owner at all times. Campers are encouraged to alert the Camp Director of their situation before their arrival at Unicamp. Note: Service Animals are never allowed in the kitchen at Unicamp, due to health regulations.
Dogs: We welcome campers' canine friends during specific Dog-Welcome dates. We welcome our dog-owning campers to bring their pets during the specified Dog-Friendly days. This year, the permitted dates are August 8 - 14 and October 10 - 12. (See the Unicamp Program Calendar or website for dates) We ask that those bringing dogs be mindful of their canine friends at Unicamp and respect these designated dates and the conduct policy.
We acknowledge Unicamp's natural ecosystem—our interdependent web of life—and we respect the Bruce Trail Conservancy regulation in its hikers' code of conduct, and Mulmur Township by-law 11-02 which indicate that dogs must be on-leash at all times on camp property, including the pond. Dogs must be kept back from people who do not wish to interact with them: please do not approach any other campers unless they have communicated they are comfortable with close proximity to dogs. This may be difficult at campfires and at the beach, as smaller spaces; dog owners are asked to make a reasonable effort to respect those around them.
Please keep your dog away from other dogs that may interact aggressively with yours; wait for consent before approaching other dogs.
Excessive barking disturbs everyone at camp and drives away wildlife; if your dogs bark when you leave them alone, then someone must stay with them at all times. Continued disturbance will be handled as per the Camp Director’s discretion.
Dogs are never permitted on Cowpye Hill, which is not part of Unicamp but is our neighbour’s ranch property. The Unicamp Program Center and Dining Hall and deck are off limits to all animals at all times, with the exception of service animals . Owners must carry bags to scoop up after their dogs (on any part of Unicamp property, even in the woods), and dispose of the bags in the container marked for that purpose near the Dining Hall.
Garbage: Please do not ask camp to be responsible for your garbage. You may purchase tags for garbage bags from locations such as Giant Tiger, in Shelburne and put out your bags on garbage days, or, take all your recycling and garbage back home with you.
Parking: One vehicle is allowed per site with access, in addition to your trailer or RV. All other vehicles should be parked in our main Parking Lot near Admin. Some campsites (referred to as “Walk-In”), including the Group Camp Site, do not have access for vehicles. Please confirm with a staff member while booking if you face challenges that require easy access to your vehicle onsite.
Noise: At all times campers are asked to limit the generation of excessive noise. Check your seasonal calendar for the Noisy Weekend for bigger repairs. Amplified music, generators and any noisy recreational items are not permitted except at camp dances and programs. A quiet camp is expected after 10 pm, including at all campsites. On drumming and dance nights there is an 11 pm noise limit. To minimize disruption to the peace of camp life, the noisier camp activities such as minor construction, trailer repair or wood splitting are limited to the hours between 4:00 and 6:00pm. All activities creating excessive noise are prohibited when they conflict with programs. There may be exceptions made for staff performing noisy activities in the performance of their duties maintaining equipment and buildings in working order.
Alcohol and illegal drugs: Underage drinking, recreational/illegal drug use is not permitted. Discreet alcohol/cannabis consumption is requested. A full alcohol and drug policy is available upon request and located in the dining hall and admin building at Unicamp.
Smoking: Smoking tobacco/cannabis is allowed at your campsite fire pit, at the two designated smoking areas: in the parking lot near the tool shed and at the picnic site farthest from Bob’s beach. All other areas are smoke-free. Please be considerate of your neighbours.
Harassment: Ours is an inclusive and peaceful community. No harassment or abuse of any kind will be tolerated. If you encounter any situations where you find yourself uncomfortable with someone’s words or actions, please address that person directly, and if appropriate, please report it to the Director. The Unicamp Anti-Harassment policy is strictly enforced.
Dining Hall: Our dining hall is nut free. Shoes are required. Meals are generally served at 8:30am, 12:30pm and 6:30pm with some exceptions for Friday evening and candlelight dinners. There is a 15 minute warning bell before the dinner bell. We are equipped to provide hearty meals for vegetarians and those without dietary restrictions. Those on restricted or speciality diets are encouraged to bring food to supplement, or, to cook their own meals. Please pay before receiving meals. Occasionally, last minute meal requests can be accommodated. If so, you will be given an invoice to present at admin for payment. We ask that you wait until those who have booked ahead of time receive their meals.
Ice Packs: Currently we provide an icepack service to those camping. The freezer is located on the admin deck. Donations to support the continuance of this service are gratefully appreciated.
Wood: Wood for Campfires when fire bans are not in effect is located by the admin building and near the main pit. Donations to support the continuance of this service are gratefully appreciated. To prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer, please do not bring firewood from outside sources to Unicamp.
Children’s and Jouth Camp, and Private Rentals (see dates in the Seasonal Campers’ Calendar, below) Camp is closed to all visitors and day visitors. Beaches are clothing required at these times.
Lost and Found: Located in Admin. We frequently donate unclaimed items. Please leave valuables at home.
Dogs at Camp Policy: We welcome our dog-owning campers to bring their pets during the specific Dog-Friendly days only. (See the Seasonal Campers’ Calendar, below) We ask that those bringing dogs be mindful of their canine friends at Unicamp and respect these designated dates and the conduct policy.
Dogs must be on-leash at all times on camp property, including the pond. Dogs must be kept back from people who do not wish to interact with them (especially at campfires and at the beach where they might be in close proximity) and away from other dogs that may interact aggressively with them. Excessive barking disturbs everyone at camp; if your dogs bark when you leave them alone, then someone must stay with them at all times.
are not permitted on Cowpye Hill, which is part of our neighbour’s
ranch property. The Unicamp Spiritual Centre and Dining Hall and deck
are off limits to all animals at all times, with the exception of
During Dog-Friendly dates, dogs are permitted in the pond at Bob’s Beach only and between 10–11 am and 4–5 pm only, and must not be allowed to relieve themselves on the beach sand. Dogs digging on the beach disrupts the natural habitat of our turtle friends, and has seen them migrating further away from the beach to lay their eggs. We ask you to be mindful of this when your dog is on the beach. These guidelines were set with the integrity of the natural environment and the safety and happiness of all camp users in mind. We want camp to feel safe for all.
Please note that those with service animals relating to a disability are welcome to public spaces within Unicamp. The animal must be identified in one of two ways: wearing an identifying vest or
harness, or documentation from a regulated health professional confirming that the owner requires the animal for reasons relating to a disability. Service dogs must be kept on their leash/harness and under the full control of their user/owner at all times. Campers are encouraged to alert the Camp Director of their situation before their arrival at Unicamp.
WATER SAFETY REQUIREMENTS (Beaches, Pond, Watercraft, and Elevated Platform): The safety requirements for the pond and Elevated Platform (traditionally referred to as the “Diving Tower”) apply to all persons using the pond including campers, seasonal campers, staff and private renters. With the exception of specific children’s camp programing, we do not have lifeguards on site, and safety is always our shared responsibility.
The Camp-owned spinal board and other safety devices are to be used ONLY in emergencies. An air horn for emergencies is located in the first aid box under the beach shelter.
You are responsible for you, your visitors and your children’s safety. All children 16 years and under, must be accompanied by a responsible adult, when on the beach or swimming in the pond. It is highly recommended that you always swim with a buddy, either in the water or watching from the shore.
A maximum of 4 people (1 on the ladder and 3 on the top) are permitted on the Elevated Platform at any one time. Swimmers must jump off the Platform from the side facing the main body of the pond and must enter the water feet-first. A maximum of 8 people are allowed on the docks or on a raft at any one time.
Life jackets are provided and must be worn by all while in canoes and any other boats or rafts used on the water. A bathing suit or clothing is also required in our canoe and paddle boats. Boats and canoes are to be boarded at the docks or shore, and no boarding or disembarking in the pond or on the rafts. All watercraft use requires at least one rider be 16 or older.
WILDLIFE: Unicamp is inhabited by much wildlife. Our 7th UU Principle teaches us to have respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. To that end, please leave our abundant wildlife on their own; do not touch or handle frogs, turtles or other creatures (and ensure your children also do not). Pond animals are especially harmed by the natural oils on our hands. No fishing of any kind is allowed in our pond.
Please do not feed any of the animals at Unicamp, as it interferes with their natural way of feeding and thus their ability to live independent of us. We ask that you ensure food and other scented items like bug sprays and sunblock be put away, in an effort to deter wildlife from visiting campsites.GARBAGE: Please take all garbage and recycling home with you or purchase garbage tags from Giant Tiger, in Shelburne and put out garbage on garbage days. The Mulmur dump is no longer open and we do not, at this time, know what dumping arrangements the Township will make in future. Please do not ask camp to be responsible for your garbage. Please ensure your campsite is devoid of things laying around when you are not on property—especially at the end of season.
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