Falcona rentals particpant information 2012Document Transcript
YMCA CAMP FALCONAInformation For Rental Participants www.falcona.ymca.ca
Facilities Dining The Dining Hall at YMCA Camp Falcona is designed to comfortably accommodate up to a maximum of 100 people. Healthy and nutritious meals are served family “sit down” style and all meals are prepared in our well equipped kitchen facility. Our kitchen staff can also accommodate most food allergies and vegetarian alternatives are always available.Please Note: YMCA Camp Falcona is a nut free facility and renters will be expected to adhere to thisguideline.CabinsYMCA Camp Falcona offers renters a choice of 6 rustic duplex campercabins, each able sleep between 8-10 guests for a maximum sleepingcapacity of 100. All cabins are open concept with electrical outlets, lightsfixtures and baseboard heating for those chilly spring and fall nights. Forbedding, all cabins have a mixture of single bed and bunk beds with 36’by 72’ mattresses. Don’t forget your sleeping bag because bedding is notincluded!Program SpaceDon’t let the weather bring you down! Rain or shine, YMCA CampFalcona has you covered with our ample indoor program space. Youcan enjoy a game of cards while enjoying a cup of coffee in the DiningHall. The young ones can express their creativity and artistic talents inour Arts and Crafts workshop. Why not curl up by the fireplace andenjoy a talent show in our 70-year old lodge complete with a stage and500 square feet of open floor space. When the sun does shine, our largesports field, volleyball court, basketball net and climbing wall areavailable for endless gaming possibilities.Washroom/Shower FacilitiesOur large centralized washroom facility will give your rustic camp experience a taste of home. Forgetabout outhouses, our washroom facility offers 5 separate flush toilet stalls, 5 sets of showers and 3 hand-washing sinks on both the male and female side. A washer and dryer are also available for laundry in aseparate section of our washroom facility. YMCA Camp Falcona also has limited accommodationavailable with en suite washroom facilities.Waterfront YMCA Camp Falcona is nestled on the eastern shore of Nelson Lake which offers shelter from the wind during the day and beautiful sunsets in the evening. Our natural sand beach is excellent for sandcastle building or just laying around on a hot afternoon.
Programs & Site LogisticsOur waterfront features an enclosed, guarded swim area as well as a number offloating accessories for your aquatic enjoyment. You can practice your ‘cannonballs’ on our diving tower, scale the peak of our inflatable aquatic climbing wall,or work on your vertical leap on one of our two water trampolines and attachedaccessories.In addition to our waterfront accessories, we also maintain a fleet of 12 canoesand 27 kayaks for you to explore the shores of Nelson Lake. Our large camptransport, dubbed ‘Falcon III’ is also available for sunset cruises around the lake. In addition to our waterfront accessories, we also maintain a fleet of 12 canoes and 27 kayaks for you to explore the shores of Nelson Lake. Our large camp transport, dubbed ‘Falcon III’ is also available for sunset cruises around the lake. Land Activities YMCA Camp Falcona offers a variety of land based program activities to help you pass your time during your stay. You can test your vertical limits on our climbing wall, enjoy our well maintained hiking trails, or test your aim on thearchery range. At the end of the day, sing some songs by the campfire pit and rest your muscles with anice hot sauna.Site LogisticsPower: YMCA Camp Falcona is off of the electrical grid so all of our power is produced by our 35kwgenerator. The generator typically operates from 6am to 11pm, however consideration can be made forpotential renters who wish to have the power on for the entire duration oftheir stay.Telephone & Internet: YMCA Camp Falcona utilizes a satelliteconnection for both telephone and internet services. Both services areavailable to renters at no extra cost. There is very limited cellular telephonereception on site.Water: Water from all sources at camp is safe for consumption inaccordance with Ontario regulations (O. Reg. 170). Our water is filtered for particulate matter, treatedwith UV rays for bacterial matter and chlorinated for distribution to all taps on site. Our drinking wateris also tested daily.Road Access: YMCA Camp Falcona’s main access is by road. (From Hanmer, take Desmarais Rd,which becomes Nelson Lake Rd. The YMCA Camp Falcona access road is clearly marked 5km downNelson Lake Rd. *detailed directions on back side of this pamphlet*). In consideration of the conditionof our access road, we suggest that renters traveling to YMCA Camp Falcona ensure they have adequateclearance on their vehicle. Unfortunately, no RVs or trailers are permitted on Camp Falcona property.First Aid: There will always be a first-aid certified staff member on site at all times. Our site can beaccessed by land or air ambulance for emergencies.
Sample Weekend Program Time FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNAY7:30 am *This is an optional Wake-up and Polar Wake-up and Polar Bear Dip Bear Dip schedule of programs8:30 am available. The waterfront BREAKFAST BREAKFAST will always be open and9:00 am supervised. These9:30 am Hike Hike #2 programs in the schedule10:45 am Archery All Group Game will provide excellent12:00 pm Free Swim Cabin Clean Up supervision and12:30 pm LUNCH LUNCH instruction if participated2:00 pm Canoeing Depart in.3:15 pm Arrival/Settle-In Kayaking Tours Available4:30pm Free Swim6:00 pm DINNER DINNER7:00 pm8:30 pm Camp Fire Lake Boat Cruise9:30 pm Evening Snack Evening Snack What to Bring! Directions to Camp Falcona: -Sleeping Bag -Pillow From Sudbury: -Swimsuit Take HWY 69 North out of Sudbury until the town -Hat of Val Terese (20 min). At the Pizza Hut, veer left -Runners onto RR 96 (Desmarais Rd.). Take Demarais Rd -Sandals (even as it turns to gravel) and stay left onto Nel- -Towels son Lake Rd. Take Nelson Lake Rd. (5km) and -Bug Spray & Suncreen turn right on Camp Falcona rd (you will see the -PJ’s signs!). Take this road for 5.5km until you get to -Water Bottle the camp! -Enough clothes for your stay (socks, undies, t-shirt, shorts, etc) -Rain Jacket (just in case…) -Sunglasses The Falcona Tuck Shop! -Flashlight (good idea to have a couple for the night time) We will be selling Camp Falcona merchandise -Toothbrush and other Toiletries throughout the weekend (shirts, waterbottles, -Social Beverages (please try to use cans, not journals, tattoos!). If you would like to purchase glass, if possible) these items, please remember that we only -You can also bring snacks accept cash and cheques at the tuck shop. (But not to be kept in your cabin and no peanuts please!) Contact Information!Registrar, Camping Services– Summer BrooksPhone/Fax/Email: (705) 674-6171 (800) 465-9622 (Toll Free) (705) 675-8777 (Fax) Summer.Brooks@sudbury.ymca.ca www.falcona.ymca.ca