For many, the thought of summer camp triggers flashbacks of group hikes, campfire sing-alongs, and the epic s'mores binge that landed the whole scout troop in the camp infirmary. Relive summer memories with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a weekend summer-resort-and-rafting package from Wilderness Tours in Foresters Falls, Ontario (a $199 value). Guests arrive at the resort Friday evening between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. and depart Sunday at 4 p.m.
During the weekend getaway at the 600-acre Wilderness Tours resort, campfire experts assist visitors in rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, and other active outdoor pursuits. Instructors dedicate Saturday to high-adventure rafting, with rafts taking to roiling rapids like rubber duckies patrolling an immense bathtub. On the second day, guests choose from a passel of outdoor sports and activities, opting to slice through water in kayaks, clamber onto mountain bikes for adrenaline-fueled joyrides, or scale climbing walls like squirrels born without fear instincts. Alternatively, visitors can take advantage of the camp's relaxation-inducing facilities by lounging on a mile-long beach, launching themselves into the river via slide or rope swing, or easing their hard-working muscles in bubbling hot tubs. Throughout the weekend, cooks prepare five hearty buffet-style and barbecue-pit meals (each accompanied by a vegetarian option) to sustain guests and to disprove the theory that all camp food is made out of cleverly disguised hot dogs.
In the evening, vocalists in the campfire amphitheater strum guitars and croon ballads about forest-fire prevention, after which denizens of the park—the confines of which can hold anywhere from 500 to 1,500 campers—answer the call of a DJ pumping nightclub-ready tunes in the same space. At the end of the night, pleasantly tired guests retire to tents and sleeping bags, or head to a four-bed cedar cabin available to rent for an additional fee ($97/night). Wilderness Tours supplies all equipment necessary for the weekend's adventures, except for personal camping equipment, and upgrades such as bungee jumping are available for an additional fee.
503 Rafting Rd.
Beachburg, Ontario K0J 1C0