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Cottage country day camps and programs

Camps and programs for those in cottage country

Lots of families in Canada spend much of their summer at their cottages. They escape life in the big city and find rest, relaxation, and fun in their country home away from homes.

While many kids love the cottage life, they may be eager for a little extra excitement. A cottage country day camp or program may be just what the doctor ordered. Luckily, there are many cottage country camps in Canada, including in Haliburton, Muskoka, Temagami, and Victoria.

Types of camps in cottage country

Many cottage camps are traditional, meaning they offer a wide variety of activities, from hiking to arts and crafts. But in cottage country and rural areas, an especially big focus is water sports. Many camps in these locations offer swimming, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and other water sports.

Most cottage and vacation camps have flexible programming, with plenty of full- and part-time options. For instance, they offer anywhere from five- to one-day a week programs. Many also offer daily programs ranging from a full day to an hour long, and everything in between. They may also have evening, March break, or even winter programs during the school year.

Benefits of cottage country camps

Cottage country camps are the perfect solution for many families. They can allow your child to take part in fun and challenging activities, make friends, and pursue interests and talents. And they manage to do all this while you sit back and have fun in the sun.

These camps are a great option for both cottagers, as well as families on vacation in rural areas. Their flexible schedules, stimulating programs, and reasonable prices make them the ideal fit for families who like to spend much or part of their summer near trees, forests, and lakes.

Below, we list camps with cottage country programs across Canada. Click on a camp profile to learn more about it, including its location(s), costs, programs, and session dates.

 

 


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  • Camp Can-Aqua   
    A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $775/week
    Overnight, family Coed 775 5-17 0 Haliburton Highlands
    Camp Mini-Yo-We   
    Camp Mini-Yo-We is a traditional, Christian overnight camp offering amazing activities, innovative programs, dedicated staff and a safe place for campers to stretch and grow.

    Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight
    from $675/week
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 675 5-17 1 Huntsville
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
    Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for kids and teens ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and ropes. Your summer adventure starts here!

    Hamilton; Huntsville; Kaladar; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight, family
    from $399/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 399 6-17 2 Hamilton, Huntsville, Kaladar, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
    Haliburton Hockey Haven Sports Camp   
    Located north of Toronto, this multi-sport camp offers the athlete a custom experience mixed with traditional camp fun. Major sports include hockey, golf, wakeboarding, and tennis. We Deliver Greatness!

    Haliburton

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $450/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 450 7-16 3 Haliburton
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario   
    An award winning Christian summer camp in Muskoka for ages five to 17 featuring dozens of awesome activities, teen programs in leadership development and wilderness adventure & unforgettable experiences for every camper!

    Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight
    from $430/week
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 430 5-17 4 Huntsville
    Wildfire Lodge   
    Wildfire Lodge is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and fun! We offer interactive, hands-on programming with features like Tree Top Trekking, shelter building, fire starting and more!

    Midland

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 10 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $500/group
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 500 10-14 5 Midland
    Swallowdale Camp   
    An overnight camp in Rosseau offering adventure and a variety of land and water activities. Our beautiful lakefront camp is the ideal place for children to spend their summer making new friend and learning new skills!

    Rosseau

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,200/week
    Overnight Coed 1200 7-16 6 Rosseau
    Camp Tamakwa   
    With an incredibly diversified program, campers develop important life skills, build self-confidence, foster lifelong friendships and return home with an enriched outlook - that there is life and fun without technology!

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $1,100/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 1100 7-16 7 Algonquin Park
    Camp Tanamakoon   
    This all girls summer camp located on its own lake in Algonquin Park offers a variety of camp activities, along with specialty programs for canoe tripping, mini camp and kindercamp! We offer a safe and fun adventure!

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Girls
    • Overnight
    from $2,500/session
    Overnight Girls 2500 4-16 8 Algonquin Park
    Winning Techniques Camp   
    Specialty programs - Figure Skating, Dance, Hockey, Horseback Riding, Intense Water Sports and Leadership. Train for 1/2 the day and then participate in camp activities such as: water sports, kayaking, archery and more.

    Huntsville

    Sport: Figure skating

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $379/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 379 5-17 9 Huntsville
    Glen Bernard Camp   
    A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, horseback riding, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities!

    Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Girls
    • Overnight
    from $1,160/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls 1160 4-16 10 Huntsville
    Kids of Canada Summer Camps   
    WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. We offer 4 Day Camps in Richmond Hill & an Overnight Camp near Haliburton. Choose traditional multi-activity or specialized Sports, Dance, Hockey & CIT Programs.

    Thornhill; Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $800/week
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 800 4-16 11 Thornhill, Haliburton Highlands
    Camp Chikopi   
    Chikopi boys learn more than how to play a sport, with our diversified programs of traditional and specialized sports/activities, boys develop life skills: teamwork, friendship, character, independence and leadership.

    Huntsville

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Boys
    • Overnight
    from $900/week
    Overnight Boys 900 7-17 12 Huntsville
    YMCA Wanakita   
    A co-ed camp offering 1, 2 and 4-week Overnight and 1-week Day Camp sessions. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, tripping, a sense of belonging and fun. Come have the time of your life!

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $885/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 885 7-16 13 Haliburton Highlands
    YMCA Wanakita Family Camps   
    We offer similar activities and experiences to traditional overnight camps, including swimming, boating, hiking, sports, crafts and more! Participate as a family or split up to partake in programs for your age group.

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 1 to 99
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $410/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 410 1-99 14 Haliburton Highlands
    Hockey Opportunity Camp   
    A Northern Ontario hockey camp offering daily on-ice instruction as well as outdoor sports including Water Skiing, Archery, Mountain Biking and more.

    Huntsville

    Sport: Hockey

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $840/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 840 7-16 15 Huntsville
    Monarch Bible Camp   
    Monarch Bible Camp-Haliburton/Kawartha regions. Archery, SUP's, kayaks, bikes, swim + more. Day camp in 6 locations. ONLY $100. Resident Camp on rented property Ages 8-15. Camp Endobana, Norland ONLY $300 VBS too!

    Northern Kawartha Lakes; Southern Haliburton County; Balsam Lake Park

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $100/week
    Day Coed 100 6-12 16 Northern Kawartha Lakes, Southern Haliburton County, Balsam Lake Park
    YMCA Camps Belwood, Ki-Wa-Y and Wabanaki   
    The K-W YMCA's 3 camps offer a range of activities including a high ropes course and climbing wall, canoe tripping, bmx biking, sailing, kayaking, crafts, archery, and more. March Break programs also available.

    Waterloo; Fergus; Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, Overnight
    from $640/week
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls 640 5-15 17 Waterloo, Fergus, Huntsville
    Olympia Sports Camp   
    Olympia Sports Camp gives kids the professional instruction and guidance to grow and excel-and to have fun while they do it!Choose from over 90programs in Sport,Leadership,Adventure,Art,Recreation,Self-Discovery&Fitness.

    Huntsville

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 8 to 19
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $855/week
    Overnight Coed 855 8-19 18 Huntsville
    Ski-Mazing Watersports School   
    Haliburton’s ski, wakeboard barefoot water sports school offering specialized lesson programs for all ages / abilities. Waterski Wakeboard Canada certified instructors NCCP Coaches. Parasailing and flyboarding offered

    Haliburton

    Sport: Waterskiing/Wakeboarding

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $550/week
    Day, Program Coed 550 5-15 19 Haliburton
    Camp Pathfinder   
    Est. 1914. A traditional boys' summer camp on a wooded island in the heart of Algonquin. Full in-camp program. Wilderness canoe trips, water and land sports, ropes, ecology. A spectacular setting and exceptional staff.

    Algonquin Park

    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Boys
    • Overnight, family
    from $1,000/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Boys 1000 7-16 20 Algonquin Park
    YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka   
    A variety of values based camp programs offered through our day, family, leadership and overnight camps throughout the Simcoe Muskoka region

    Orillia; Midland

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $175/week
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 175 6-17 21 Orillia, Midland
    Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre   
    Leadership and Outdoor Education for youth and the young at heart from across Ontario and around the World!

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 1 to 100
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight
    from $163/night
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 163 1-100 22 Haliburton Highlands
    Medeba Summer Camp   
    Medeba Summer Camp is an overnight camp that uses adventure and community to provide the best week of your child's summer! We provide a full range of traditional and extensive adventure activities to choose from.

    Haliburton

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $679/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 679 6-17 23 Haliburton

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    Camp Temagami   
    This overnight canoe tripping summer camp in the heart of Northern Ontario offers the wilderness experience along with a variety of sports and arts.

    Temagami

    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

    • Ages 10 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $750/week
    Overnight, family Coed 750 10-18 0 Temagami
    Camp Wanapitei   
    Overnight wilderness canoe-tripping camp based in Northern Ontario, paddling Ontario, Quebec and the Territories. A strong tripping program is complemented by caring staff, community focus and a diverse in-camp program.

    Temagami

    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $750/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 750 7-18 1 Temagami

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