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Wilderness adventure camps

Find a variety of wilderness camps listed below

 

Can there be any summer camp activity more exciting than a wilderness trip. The "wilderness camps" listed below all offer wilderness trips as part of their curricula. Isn't that what summer camp really ought to be about?

A trip into the wilderness of northern Ontario or Quebec (perfectly suited for kids from Northeastern states such as New York or Vermont) will certainly help your child to deepen an appreciation of nature. Be sure that the summer camp you are interested in has fully trained counsellors who understand wilderness dangers and have full wilderness survival and first aid training, etc.

In most cases, "wilderness trips" will only last a few hours but there are some summer camps that take children deep into the woods overnight.

Wilderness adventure camps

There are few things more 'Canadian' than wilderness camping and your child is sure to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Meet with Wilderness Tripping Camps at the Camp Expo - February

Meeting with camp staff and the camp director can give you more confidence in choosing the best wilderness tripping camp for this summer. That's why Our Kids hosts the annual Our Kids Camp Expo in Toronto every February where you can meet with top-ranked camps from Ontario, Quebec and even overseas travel camps. Join us and meet with 50+ camps and programs in just one day. Discover your next adventure at the Camp Expo!


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List of outdoor tripping camps and programs

Camps that specialize in outdoor tripping
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  • Northwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping Programs
    Wilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in separate boys, girls and coed programs. Trips weave together challenge, community and confidence to connect youth to the land, each other, and their own unique spirit.

    Temagami

    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
    • Ages 10 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,000/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 1000 10-17 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
    • Overnight Camp
    from $725/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 725 7-18 1 Temagami
    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 8 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    from $750/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 750 8-18 2 Temagami
    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)
    Offers outdoor tripping sessions.
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Girls
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,075/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 1075 4-16 3 Huntsville
    Fraser Lake Camp
    Welcoming overnight camp on a private 260 acre waterfront property that offers summer camp activities including kayaking, rock climbing, wilderness trips, and more!

    Bancroft

    Traditional (multi activity)
    Offers outdoor tripping sessions.
    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $624/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 624 8-16 4 Bancroft
    Camps offering outdoor tripping as an activity
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  • Frontier Trails Camp & Outdoor Education Centre
    Adventure Begins at Summer camp! Day and overnight programs and many activities including horseback riding,ESL, paintball, archery, whitewater rafting and more. Offering Awesome memories to campers from Ottawa to China.

    Ottawa; Eganville

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $589/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 589 4-16 0 Ottawa, Eganville
    Mi-A-Kon-Da
    This rustic Ontario overnight camp offers various outdoor activities including sailing, wilderness trips, arts activities and more. Campers choose their activities, 2 & 4 weeks, all girls.

    Parry Sound

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Girls
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,915/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 1915 7-16 1 Parry Sound
    Brantford Circle Square Ranch
    We are committed to providing an outstanding summer camp experience. Our beautiful location, fun & safe environment, excellent programs, and experienced staff are just a few reasons to choose Circle Square Ranch.

    Brantford

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 180 5-16 2 Brantford
    Arden Circle Square Ranch
    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!

    Madoc; Hamilton; Huntsville; Kaladar

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    from $225/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 225 6-17 3 Madoc, Hamilton, Huntsville, Kaladar
    Canadian Adventure Camp
    We feature an incredible line-up of over 35 camp activities in our Traditional General Camping Program, and children can also choose to specialize, if they wish, in Trampoline, Gymnastics or Wakeboarding & Water Skiing.

    Temagami

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,100/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1100 5-17 4 Temagami
    Pioneer Pacific Camp
    One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps, Pioneer Pacific offers Christian summer camp and leadership programs for kids from 7-18, and includes a wide range of activities such as sailing, archery, kayaking and more.

    Thetis Island; Vancouver

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed, Girls
    • Overnight Camp
    from $340/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls 340 7-18 5 Thetis Island, Vancouver
    Kandalore
    Kandalore is the finest traditional summer camp in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities.

    Minden

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $2,250/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 2250 6-16 6 Minden
    Camp Couchiching
    Camp Couchiching is an isolated community only 1.5 hours from Toronto. A camp that focusses on individual development and challenge by choice, we are all levels of awesome!!!

    Orillia

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,700/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1700 6-16 7 Orillia
    Camp Mini-Yo-We
    A Christian summer camp offering a variety of sports and activities, ranging from hiking to swimming to leadership building to arts.

    Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $620/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 620 5-18 8 Huntsville
    Camp Tapawingo, YWCA
    An all girls summer camp located on Georgian Bay, operated by YWCA Toronto. Camp “Tap” focuses on empowering and supporting a diverse group of girls through a broad range of arts and outdoor activities.

    Parry Sound

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 15
    • Girls
    • Overnight Camp
    from $627/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 627 6-15 9 Parry Sound
    Niagara Christian Collegiate
    Give your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's three Summer Camps!

    Fort Erie

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 11 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $3,450/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 3450 11-18 10 Fort Erie
    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 Camp
    from $1,020/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 1020 4-16 11 Algonquin Park
    Camp Nominingue
    An English boys' camp in Quebec, Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent, with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your summer adventure begins!

    Mont-Tremblant

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    from $680/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Boys 680 7-16 12 Mont-Tremblant
    Camp Europe
    Camp Europe A wide array of summer camps around Europe (Germany, Ireland, England, Austria & Spain) Languages, Soccer, Leadership, Fitness, Adventure Sports & Science Camps. International Camp Counselor Training.

    International; International; International

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 10 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $750/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 750 10-18 13 International
    Camp Can-Aqua
    An overnight summer camp experience where future leaders come to thrive. 160 acres and a private lake are simply the starting point to this amazing camp experience. With 170 campers per session, no child goes unnoticed!

    Northern Kawartha Lakes

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $835/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 835 6-16 14 Northern Kawartha Lakes
    Camp Presqu'ile
    A co-ed, overnight summer camp affiliated with both Rotary and YMCA. For kids aged 6 to 16.

    Owen Sound

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $435/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 435 6-16 15 Owen Sound
    Camp Oconto
    This traditional camp for girls, in Eastern Ontario, offers numerous sports activities like tennis and swimming as well as theatre arts and more.

    Sharbot Lake

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 15
    • Girls
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,000/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 1000 7-15 16 Sharbot Lake
    Doe Lake
    Various summer, winter, and March Break camp programs offered for girls and their families.

    Doe Lake

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Girls
    • Overnight Camp
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 250 5-17 17 Doe Lake
    Stanstead College Summer Camps
    Summer Camps for local and foreign students and include highlights like a Tall Ship Adventure, Business English Specialization, etc. in addition to straight ESL and Language Excellence Camps.

    Stanstead; Les Escoumins

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 11 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $400/day
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 400 11-16 18 Stanstead, Les Escoumins
    1-UP Summer Programs at Ernescliff College
    Leadership camps for high school boys focused on character formation, service, and friendship.

    South Annex, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Boys
    • Program
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Program Boys 150 13-18 19 South Annex, Toronto
    Camp Otterdale
    Summer camp for kids and teens in Eastern Ontario offers theatre arts along with sailing, water skiiing and other sports.

    Ottawa

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $750/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 750 7-16 20 Ottawa
    Camp Hyanto
    A Christian overnight camp with faith based teaching and family style meals. Activities include many sports as well as leadership training, more.

    Charleston Lake

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $340/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 340 5-16 21 Charleston Lake
    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; Barrie

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $175/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 175 6-17 22 Orillia, Midland, Barrie
    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 Camp
    from $800/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 800 4-16 23 Thornhill, Haliburton Highlands
    Camp Wenonah
    An overnight Summer Camp in beautiful Muskoka, with activities ranging from archery to sailing to tennis, along with leadership focus and more.

    Bracebridge

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $740/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 740 5-17 24 Bracebridge
    YMCA Wanakita
    1,000 acres on Koshlong Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. Co-ed, 1, 2 and 4-week overnight sessions and weekly day camp sessions. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, friendship and fun!

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $675/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 675 7-16 25 Haliburton Highlands
    YMCA Wanakita Family Camps
    YMCA Wanakita Family Camp offers similar activities and experiences to traditional overnight camps, but you can do it as a family! Participate in activities as a family or send the kids off for supervised programs.

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 1 to 99
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $387/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 387 1-99 26 Haliburton Highlands
    Harbourfront Centre Camps
    Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps has provided a a unique setting in which learning and fun intersect. Our campers gain life skills through meaningful participation and in all facets of arts and contemporary culture.

    Harbourfront, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $188/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 188 4-16 27 Harbourfront, Toronto

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