Bob Duenkel, Director
Masters in teaching. Former US open water swim coach. Director of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
Thank you for your interest in Camp Chikopi, let us tell you a little more about Chikopi and after you have finished reading if you would like further information please check out our web site or request our ebrochure, we will be very happy to answer your questions or put you in contact with some of our alumni.
Chikopi began in 1920, we are a small traditional sports camp, with the honour of being the World’s first “All Sports Summer Camp”. We offer boys a variety of traditional sports with a wilderness camp experience. Our 400 acres sit on a beautiful waterfront location in the heart of the Almaguin Highlands, Ontraio, Canada. Making Chikopi ideal for both land and water sports, in addition to the large variety of traditional sports we also specialize in soccer, swimming and canoe tripping.
At Chikopi, we live in, age assigned, rustic wood cabins creating a close community of friendship and adventure. Our campers discover the rewards of being in a spectacular natural setting without technology’s distractions. They thrive on the Chikopi traditions of teamwork and leadership.
Our highly trained staff of counselors and instructors provide the crucial 3:1 ratio that ensures individual attention for every boy. Many of our Staff have developed through our camper ranks to counselor and staff, they were chosen for their skills and personality, to guide and encourage the next generation.
Chikopi can accommodate 70 campers, aged 7-17. In 2014, we represented over 15 nations including USA and Canada.
Sessions are 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 weeks long. Transport is available from Toronto on scheduled session dates. We take canoe trips, in our trademark green and white cedar strip canoes, on a cruise through the 3,000 square miles of Algonquin Provincial Park and other lakes and rivers in the region.
Some of our camp activities include, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Cricket, Golf, Archery, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Mountain Biking, Swimming, Kayaking, and Sailing. We have weekly get togethers with our sister camp. Combined, Colette and I have 49 years as Directors of Chikopi.
Chikopi is Accredited by the Ontario Camping Association.
For more information or our ebrouchure, visit us on the web at: www.campchikopi.com
Bob and Colette Duenkel