Future Site for Mindcamp — Vote!

MindcampMindcamp 2023

Decision time! Help us out.

We’ve considered a list of ± 50 possible sites as a new home for Mindcamp in the future. Our criteria included:

  • less than 3 hours from Toronto airport
  • available in August or September
  • meals and accommodation for ±130 participants
  • single and shared accommodation
  • enough indoor meeting spaces for at least 6 concurrent sessions
  • at least one indoor space that can accommodate all Mindcampers for a plenary
  • has a central place to relax (what we’ve traditionally called “The Hub”)
  • has access to nature (the “camp” in “Mindcamp”)

All of that allowed us to converge on 2 viable candidates, which we visited on November 3 and 4, 2022:

Bayview Wildwood Resort is on a smaller lake just north of Lake Couchiching (Geneva Park’s lake). It’s 90 minutes’ drive from Toronto airport, and would have availability in September. Our quick take: An older facility with many recent renovations, strong family cottage vibe. More like Geneva Park.

Unifor Family Education Centre is in Port Elgin, on Lake Huron. It’s just under 3 hours’ drive from Toronto airport, and would have availability in August. Our quick take: Modern facility, very beautiful, strong social justice vibe. More institutional but very warm and friendly.

So help us out! Click here to see the videos from both locations and give us feedback on how you feel about each.