Canaras Rates and Policies | St. Lawrence University Dining and Conference Services

Canaras Rates and Policies

Canaras Rates and Policies 2020
June 19 - August 15, 2020

Canaras is for use of:

Official St. Lawrence University functions.
Alumni, faculty and staff of the University and their spouses.
Parents of alumni, faculty, and staff when alumnus, faculty or staff are also in attendance.
Children of alumni, faculty and staff when alumnus, faculty or staff are also in attendance.

2020 Daily Rates Prices include lodging, three meals per day, use of all camp facilities, equipment and gratuity.

Adults - $199.00; young adults 13-20 yrs. - $170.00; children 7-12 yrs. - $125.00; children 6 yrs. and under – No Charge.  

A $125.00 per person deposit is required to confirm reservations. This deposit is refundable until May 1, 2020.

Note: Deposits must be received by February 10, 2020, or within 7 days of receipt of confirmation if booked after February 10, 2020. Full payment must be received within 10 days prior to your arrival.

Reservations: A reservation form will be mailed out the third week in January to those who vacationed at Canaras during the 2019 eight week "Alumni" season. Once these reservations are received and vacancies occur, we will then begin contacting from the waiting list on a first-reply, first-serve basis.

If you wish to be added to the waiting list for Canaras, please contact our office at 315-229-5995 or email

Guest requests must be made by February 10, 2020 and will be considered and confirmed on an availability basis by March 2, 2020.  A confirmed reservation guarantees your lodging at Canaras for the stipulated dates. The camp director reserves the right to change a specific building, if necessary.

To assure Canaras covers expenses, empty beds must be kept to a minimum. During weeks of full occupancy, guests are expected to fill their cottage or pay for the vacant rooms in the building they requested, or agree to move to another location.  Also, if you are aware you will not be staying an entire week, you must let us know the exact dates of your stay as soon as possible, but at least one week prior to your stay.

All campers wishing to bring an additional guest not listed on their reservation form must notify the Camp Director prior to arrival.

Prior to May 17 you must notify Dining & Conference Services at St. Lawrence University (315) 229-5995 if you are forced to cancel. After May 17, you must notify the camp director at (518) 891-4111.

Anyone who cancels, fails to pay in full, or does not reserve space during the 2020 season will not receive an advanced reservation form for the 2021 season. If desired, you will be placed on a waiting list for that year. The purpose of this is to allow others the opportunity to vacation at Canaras.

Reservations for full weeks only (Saturday dinner through Saturday breakfast) will be accepted through June 1, 2020. Availability permitting, after June 1, reservations of 3 or more days will be accepted for the month of July. After July 1, reservations of 3 or more days will be accepted for July and August.