Camp Kawartha
Camp Kawartha
1010 Birchview Road
Douro-Dummer, Ontario,
K0L 2H0
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Camp Kawartha

Camp Kawartha

1010 Birchview Road, Douro-Dummer, Ontario, K0L 2H0
Other locations: Peterborough

Overnight Camp (Day & Overnight Camp, Day trips, Family Camp, Hot Meals, March Break, Off-Season Rentals, PA Day & Holiday, Programs for school groups, Summer Camp)
$800 to $1,000/week
4 to 17

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Camp Address
1010 Birchview Road, Douro-Dummer, Ontario, K0L 2H0
Other locations: Peterborough
About this camp:

Camp Kawartha has provided summer camp for kids since 1921. We are an award-winning year-round facility with a focus on leadership, outdoor & environmental stewardship. With creative, adventure-based & traditional camp activities, along with a dedication to the highest standards of programming, we inspire children to be responsible stewards of their human & natural communities.

Camp Session Calendar (2015/2016)

Available sessions:
Session Name Type Specialty Gender Date Ages Cost per session Email
Session A (1-week) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-06-28TBC 088 - 14 $865
Session B (2-week) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-07-05TBC 088 - 14 $1575
Session C (1 week) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-07-19TBC 088 - 14 $865
Session D (2 weeks) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-07-26TBC 088 - 14 $1575
Session D1 (1-week option) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-07-26TBC 1111 - 13 $865
Session D2 (1-week option) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-08-02TBC 088 - 10 $740
Session E (2 weeks) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-08-09TBC 088 - 14 $1560
Session E1 (1 week option) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-08-09TBC 088 - 10 $865
Session E2 (1 week option) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-08-16TBC 1111 - 13 $740
Session N (Nature Camp) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-08-23TBC 077 - 14 $530
Pre-Leadership Camp #1 (3-weeks) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-06-28TBC 1313 - 14 $2578
Pre-Leadership Camp #2 (3 weeks) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-07-26TBC 1313 - 14 $2578
Session AB (3-week option) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-06-28TBC 088 - 14 $2475
Junior Canoe Trip - Boys (1 week) Overnight Camp Traditional All Boys z2015-06-28TBC 1212 - 13 $912
Junior Canoe Trip - Girls (1 week) Overnight Camp Traditional All Girls z2015-06-28TBC 1212 - 13 $912
Algonquin Canoe Adventure (1 week) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-07-19TBC 1212 - 13 $912
Wilderness Canoe Trip - Boys (2 weeks) Overnight Camp Traditional All Boys z2015-07-05TBC 1414 - 16 $1737
Wilderness Canoe Trip - Girls (2 weeks) Overnight Camp Traditional All Girls z2015-07-26TBC 1414 - 16 $1737
Challenge and Adventure (2 weeks) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-08-09TBC 1414 - 16 $2435
Counsellor Skills Development #1 (4 weeks) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-06-26TBC 1515 - 16 $3142
Counsellor Skills Development #2 (4 weeks) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-07-26TBC 1515 - 16 $3142
Wilderness Counsellor Skills Development (4 weeks) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-07-26TBC 1515 - 16 $3142
Leader in Training #1 (4 weeks) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-06-26TBC 1616 - 17 $3142
Leader in Training #2 (4 weeks) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-07-26TBC 1616 - 17 $3142
Wilderness Leader in Training (4 weeks) Overnight Camp Traditional Coed z2015-06-26TBC 1616 - 17 $3142

Upcoming Events

upcoming events
  • May 29, 2016Summer Camp Open House
    Camp Kawartha, 1010 Birchview Road, Douro-Dummer, Ontario
    Join us Sunday, May 29 from 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Tour the camp, see recent facility upgrades, meet some of our summer camp staff, and get your questions answered. This is a free event. 

    Visit our website for more details:

  • June 25, 2016Surf 'n turf Dinner & Auction Fundraiser
    Camp Kawartha, 1010 Birchview Road, Douro-Dummer, Ontario
    Join us Saturday, June 25 from 04:30 pm - 09:00 pm

    Plan to attend Camp Kawartha's most anticipated annual event! You'll be treated to fresh lobster, steak, salads, and decadent desserts. Plus, bid on fantastic items in both our live and silent auctions. 

    All proceeds from this event will help Camp Kawartha continue to deliver top quality programs for children of all ages.

    For more information and how to order tickets, please visit our website: 


Director's Message


Adam Strasberg, Summer Camp Director

Is it time for 2015 already? Where has the time gone?? (A sentiment more for us parents than the campers). My sons will be 6 and 2 years old in 2015 and as the years pass, the more I realize they will pass too quickly.

So I’ve come to another realization, that it’s not about how fast or slow time passes, but how you make the MOST of that time. I know that spending those summers at Camp Kawartha among staff, campers and families is time well spent and if time is a finite resource, I’m fulfilled to have invested it here. I hope you feel the same as you have been (or thinking of) investing many of your own family’s resources to send your children to Camp Kawartha. Whether it’s a child for a week-long session,  multiple children, cousins for 2 and 3-week sessions, or the multitude of recommendations you have shared with other families, we are grateful for your partnership in shaping Camp Kawartha and making it worthy of time well invested for today and the future.

I am looking forward to the summer of 2015 and my second decade as Summer Camp Director. There has been great growth in terms of infrastructure, programming, menus, and scaffolding to ensure camper well-being over those years and we continue to strive to build upon our previous successes through a strong staff, leadership programs, camper and parent feedback, and partnerships within our community and beyond.

For 2015, we have added an extension to the PLC program in August for 13-14 year old campers seeking a longer camp experience enhanced by adventure-based activities including outdoor rock climbing, mountain biking and white water kayaking. In addition, we have also altered our Voyageur canoe program, run during Session C, and re-named the program Algonquin Canoe Adventure.  It still retains the experience of travelling in a 26ft Voyageur canoe on Clear Lake (our lake) as well as sharing the culture and history of the canoe by visiting the Canadian Canoe Museum, but then changes the focus with a trip to Algonquin Provincial Park in our typical expedition canoes. We hope these 2 new sessions will further enrich the programming we offer to our families as campers move up the chain.

At the same time, we continue to strive to instill the values of respect, honesty and an appreciation for nature that we feel trains us all to be active and responsible citizens.

I look forward to the Summer of 2015. I also look forward to answering questions and receiving feedback along the way and I’m always available for both at adam@campkawartha.ca  I wish everyone a wonderful year as the countdown begins towards another incredible summer!

Cost & Financial Aid


Cost: $800 to $1,000 /week

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes


Discount if paid early 5%

Stories & Testimonials



I was a Camp Kawartha camper for seven years as a child and now over 20 years later my own children are having the same experiences that I had at camp. My heart swells every time we drive into camp and I am so proud that my children get to have Camp Kawartha as part of their childhood. Camp is such a special place that it cannot be explained in words, but is a feeling of happiness and belonging that resides in your heart and soul year round and stays with you even into adulthood.


We the Bluestein family, have been sending our 3 boys to camp Kawartha since they were day campers (10 years). Their camp experiences have broadened their life experiences by learning to share, be independent, learn new skills, to appreciate the environment by going on canoe trips and living of the land, and learning respect for others.

Testimonial (2014)

Camp Kawartha has been a big part of my boys` summers for seven years. We return each year due to the exceptional staff and programming. My boys are turning into wonderful young men, in part because of the mentoring they have received at Camp Kawartha, and the new experiences they have each year. My eldest was on staff this year, and I like to think he is providing the same mentorship to new campers that he was so lucky to receive. I would recommend Camp Kawartha without hesitation.

Day Camp Testimonial (2014)

My boys had a great time at the daycamp. I thought it would be a great way to introduce the camp before they did a sleep over camp. At the end of the first day, they asked to go to sleepover camp!! The staff were energetic, organized and fun! My kids had lots of new experiences and came home everyday, tired, dirty and happy!! A perfect way for young kids to spend a few weeks. We will be back next summer, for sure.

Testimonial (2014)

My daughter went to Camp Kawartha not knowing anyone there. This was a huge step for her as she really enjoys just being at home. She was a very shy girl with low self-esteem and very little confidence in herself. What two weeks did for us!! She has so much self-confidence and her self-esteem is incredible. She learned a new sport (Archery) that she continues to do! She tried new foods, which she continues to eat! She met new friends which she continues to talk to! She has changed so much! And for the better! What an amazing kid! What an amazing camp! Thank-You Camp Kawartha!

Testimonial (2014)

This was our first experience in sending our daughter to an overnight camp. We were very nervous about doing this, but knew that it was time for our daughter to start spreading her wings. We are originally from the Peterborough area, so I had always heard about Camp Kawartha. So when it came to booking a camp for her to go to, this was a fairly easy decision. The price was within our budget amount and the activities appeared to be really awesome. So we booked our daughter with her friend (the camp was very accommodating in keeping the girls in the same cabin) We picked our daughter up on Saturday and have not stopped hearing about how awesome of an experience she had! As parents, this is what you hope for!! She definitely wants to go back next year…so what more can we say? This truly was an amazing experience for our daughter and our family! We have all spread our wings! Thanks Camp Kawartha!! See you in 2015!…oh and we will be sending our younger son next year too!

Testimonial (2014)

My son and daughter have both attended Camp Kawartha over the past 7 years. They have always had a wonderful experience, the staff is the biggest reason for this. My kids also attend the camp during the winter with their school, they really feel comfortable at the camp and my daughter would like to become a councilor in the future.

Testimonial - "Family Tradition"

Our 10 year old daughter had a fantastic time at Camp Kawartha again this year - following in a fine family tradition. It is wonderful to see how she grows and develops as a person at camp. I'm envious of her canoeing, archery and sailing skills - as well as the daily swims! Thank you to all the great staff at CK - we couldn't be happier with our choice of camp.

In the News


July 14, 2014 - Fun in the Sun at Camp Kawartha

Check out this great article with photos on the Peterborough Examiner website: ...

Activities & Programs

Curriculum & Programs

    Program Types & Services

  • Day & Overnight Camp
  • Day trips
  • Family Camp
  • Hot Meals
  • March Break
  • Off-Season Rentals
  • PA Day & Holiday
  • Programs for school groups
  • Summer Camp


  • CIT/LIT Program
  • Environment
  • Leadership
  • Super Camp
  • Team Building

    Sports & Activities

  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking/Sea Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing/Marine Skills
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball


  • Arts & Crafts
  • Dance Class
  • Performing/Theatre Arts


  • Outdoor Living/Survival
  • Rockwall/Rock Climbing
  • Rope courses
  • Wilderness Out Tripping


  • Lake
  • Nature Trails

    Additional Services

  • Financial Aid Available
  • Siblings Discounts


  • The Ontario Camps Association Associations
  • Canadian Camping Association/ Association des camps du Canada Associations

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