Savvy Overnight Camp Guide

SavvyMom April 8, 2016
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Sending your child to overnight camp for the first time is scary—so is deciding which camp to send them to. Fortunately, Ontario is filled with so many amazing choices for our kids to enjoy the outdoors, meet new friends and learn new skills. 

Here is our Savvy Overnight Camp Guide, to help you navigate your options:

Camp Wabikon

Camp Wabikon 
Camp Wabikon’s breathtaking island location in Temagami, Ontario is second to none. Campers come from around the world to experience it’s beauty. Enrollment is limited to 150 campers per session. Qualified dynamic staff lead safe, fun and educational programs which are enjoyed by all campers on a challenge-by-choice basis. Wabikon helps your child build independence, self-esteem and emotional intelligence. (Go to Camp!)

Camp Tamakwa

Camp Tamakwa
Located in beautiful Algonquin Park, Camp Tamakwa’s rich traditions, family atmosphere and unique site distinguishes itself along with a diversified program with over 20 activities and a premier canoe tripping program. Campers have the chance to develop important life skills, build self-confidence, foster lifelong friendships and return home with an enriched outlook—there is life and fun without technology! (Go to Camp!)

Camp Bil-O-Wood

Camp Bil-O-Wood 
Each summer Camp Bil-O-Wood welcomes 120 kids to enjoy the two pristine lakes and miles of private waterfront this family owned and operated camp has been offering for the past 69 years. With a vast outdoor camping and canoeing program, water, land, arts and nature programs for everyone interested and specialized mini camps in athletics like baseball, basketball and tennis, this camp has something for everyone. (Go to Camp!)

Muskoka Woods

Muskoka Woods
With 2,800 feet of glistening Lake Rosseau shoreline, 1,100 acres of property, Muskoka Woods is the ultimate summer destination for kids ages 7-17. With a staff to guest ratio of 1:2 you can rest easy knowing your children are safe while they enjoy world-class amenities. Over 50 programs and activities focus on water sports, athletics, media, arts, leadership and team building. (Go to Camp!)

Glen Bernard Camp

Glen Bernard 
Located just north of Huntsville and west of Algonquin Park, Glen Bernard Camp is one of Ontario’s premier summer camps for girls. Situated on 700 acres of land with a kilometer of safe shoreline, GBC is a leader in environmental education. Campers and staff are committed to ‘live lightly’, teaching environmental sustainability in an atmosphere of fun, with each day filled with opportunities to challenge campers of all ages and skill levels. (Go to Camp!)

Arrowhead Camp

Arrowhead
For the last 43 years Arrowhead Camp in Muskoka has been offering a safe and exciting home for boys and girls from Ontario and around the world. Kids are not lost in the crowd due to the 3:1 camper to staff ratio that helps make Arrowhead an amazing safe and welcoming environment that promotes growth and development for new and returning campers. (Go to Camp!)

Space is getting limited so if you’re serious about going, you should start looking now. First, you’ll want to consider whether you and your child are ready for overnight camp. Read our top tips and recommendations on How To Tell If Your Child is Ready for Overnight Camp

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