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Camp Couchiching

  
3990 Longford Mills Road, Longford Mills, Ontario, L0K 1L0

  • Type:
    Day camp, Overnight camp
  • Focus:
    Traditional (multi activity)
  • Cost:
    $402 to $1,254/week
  • Ages:
    7 to 16
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    160 to 190
  • Programs:
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  • Summary

    Camp Couchiching answered our questions

    Who are you as an organization?

    For almost 80 years, thousands have enjoyed our Camper & Leadership Programs. Campers join us for day camps, short stays, two weeks or a one month session! We have Leadership Development programming for teens too! We focus on individual development & challenge by choice activities. With a supportive staff team & an inclusive community, individuals thrive here. Come join us!

    • Special needs: Yes, mild support.
      A few of our campers have special needs.

    What do you do differently or uniquely well?

    "Camp Couchiching is a great place for everyone to belong and be their true selves! "

    Who are your staff and counsellors?

    "Our staff come from many different backgrounds. Many have "grown up" at Camp but we are always welcoming of awesome new people to round out our staff team. Our staff come with their First Aid, CPR and a clear criminal reference check and then we work to train people how to support campers, identify hazards and make things FUN!"

    What do families need to know about registration?

    "Most of our Camp sessions start "selling out" in January & February each year."

  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Camp Couchiching currently has 6 programs available.

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    Name
    Age
    Type (Gender)
    specialty
    Shortlist
    Ages: 15 - 16
    Overnight Camp
    (Coed)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $4,950/month
    Orillia, ON
    3990 Longford Mills Road
    Jun 30-Jul 26 $4,950/month
    Ropes Course|Wilderness Out-tripping|Guitar|Arts & Crafts|Ceramics |Painting|Photography|Pottery|Credit Courses|Leadership Training|Bronze Cross|First-aid/lifesaving |Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Flag Football|Gaga|Soccer|Tennis|Volleyball|Ping Pong|Sports-Instructional and Training|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming
    Ages: 7 - 14
    Overnight Camp
    (Coed)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $4,950/month
    Orillia, ON
    3990 Longford Mills Road
    Jun 30-Jul 26 $4,950/month
    Ropes Course|Wilderness Out-tripping|Guitar|Arts & Crafts|Ceramics |Painting|Photography|Pottery|Credit Courses|Leadership Training|Bronze Cross|First-aid/lifesaving |Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Flag Football|Gaga|Soccer|Tennis|Volleyball|Ping Pong|Sports-Instructional and Training|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming
    Ages: 7 - 14
    Overnight Camp
    (Coed)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $2,508
    Ropes Course|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Painting|Photography|Pottery|Videography|Archery|Basketball|Soccer|Tennis|Volleyball|Ping Pong|Sports-Instructional and Training|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming
    Ages: 15 - 16
    Overnight Camp
    (Coed)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $2,508/month
    Orillia, ON
    3990 Longford Mills Road
    Jul 28-Aug 09 $2,508/month
    Ropes Course|Wilderness Out-tripping|Guitar|Arts & Crafts|Ceramics |Painting|Photography|Pottery|Credit Courses|Leadership Training|Bronze Cross|First-aid/lifesaving |Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Flag Football|Gaga|Soccer|Tennis|Volleyball|Ping Pong|Sports-Instructional and Training|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming
    Ages: 5 - 13
    Overnight Camp
    (Coed)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $1,130/week
    Orillia, ON
    3990 Longford Mills Road
    Aug 11-16 $1,130/week
    Ropes Course|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Painting|Photography|Pottery|Videography|Archery|Basketball|Soccer|Tennis|Volleyball|Ping Pong|Sports-Instructional and Training|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming
    Ages: 5 - 13
    Overnight Camp
    (Coed)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $904/week
    Ropes Course|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Painting|Photography|Pottery|Videography|Archery|Basketball|Soccer|Tennis|Volleyball|Ping Pong|Sports-Instructional and Training|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes

    Discounts

    Discount for 2nd child $50
    Discount for 3rd child $50
    Discount for 4th child $50
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Camp Couchiching

    our take

    Couchiching isn’t the oldest camp in the country, but it shares a tradition with those that are. The camp has also long been at the leading edge of what camps can offer, and who they can offer it to. Cooch was perhaps one of the first to go entirely co-ed, which it did in the 1960s, though it had offered girls’ programs prior to that. Soon after, the administration sought to reach kids with special medical needs, and established the Ontario Cystic Fibrosis Camp. The idea, in that and other like programs that followed, was to allow kids to get beyond their exceptionalities: the camp provided the supports they needed, within a community that didn’t see them as exceptional. Today, that model is common throughout the world of camping, though at the time it was fairly groundbreaking. And while times have changed, the values haven’t, and Couchiching rightly prides itself on bringing kids together in order to grow, build friendships, and participate in a values-based community. The camp community extends well beyond the summer, or even youth—the relationships begun here continue into campers’ adult lives, as demonstrated in part through an involved community of camp alumni.


    More reviews of Camp Couchiching

    2022 parent, Parent

    Great staff team

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    a 2022 leadership participant..., Camper

    A great choice

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    2022 parent, Parent

    Great staff team

    All the staff were positive and fun, they truly had a passion for what they do and it really shows


    a 2022 leadership participant..., Camper

    A great choice

    You get to choose your activities as a camper and the leadership program were the two best months of my life. I would never have met so many of my closest friends if it wasn’t for camp and I can’t wait to see what the future brings for me as hopefully a member of the staff team next year ... Show More


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    Address

    3990 Longford Mills Road, Longford Mills, Ontario, L0K 1L0, Canada


    Busing

    • Toronto Bus
      Location Address Pick up Drop off
      Armour Heights School 148 Wilson Ave, North York, ON, Canada Not provided Not provided


    Accommodations

    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Cabins

    Amenities

    • Electricity in Sleeping Area
    • Toilet in Sleeping Area

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Flush Toilets
    • Showers (indoor)

    More details about accommodations: Our rustic cabins have sturdy built in bunk beds.

    Are meals provided? Yes

    Is Camp Couchiching technology free? Yes


    Property Details

    Sports facilities

    • Archery Range
    • Baseball Diamond
    • Basketball Court
    • Climbing Wall
    • Rope Course
    • Soccer Field
    • Tennis Court(s)

    Landscape

    • Beach
    • Forested Area
    • Lake/Pond/River
    • Nature Trails
    • Open Field

    More details about property: https://www.campcouchiching.com/our-facility-and-site



    Rentals & Services

    Offers outdoor education program for schools or corporate groups: Yes
    We have hosted thousands of students on our site in May, June, September and October. We currently provide these programs through our partner, Ontario Educational Leadership Centre (OELC). Corporate groups can book our facility and choose the level of our programming that you wish. Every year, we host dozens of groups. These groups are mostly on weekends.


    Available for private rentals: Yes
    Book our Camp facility and choose the level of our programming that you wish. Every year, we host dozens of groups. These groups are mostly on weekends.


    Associations

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


  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Jen Dundas: Executive Director , Drew Black: Managing Director

    Camp Couchiching is a traditional summer camp that finds its success through the connections we make to our campers. Often coined a "community camp" the Camp Couchiching experience is ideal for kids who are interested in the development of social skills. 

    A camp of up to 170 campers, this challenge by choice program encourages campers to engage in programs with different groups throughout the day. 

    Like the thousands of people who have Camp Couchiching as a special part of their life, please join us to  "Catch a Smile" at Camp Couchiching.



    Stories

    • To all the camp staff
      Thank you to everyone at Camp Couchiching for giving my grandson such a great time. He talked for 2 hours straight about what he did. He kept saying "Oh, yeah and ....." He was so happy and he was very touched by all the hugging everyone did saying good bye. He said "that was really kind of cool, Nana." Thank you to all your staff for me please, you really made his summer.
    • Thanks Camp Couchiching

      I picked up my daughters from camp today. They both had a fantastic time!!! They talked about all of the fun activities - 'big boarding', kayaking, making sandcastles, campfires, skits, theme days, games, rock climbing, high ropes and more! They also talked about making new friends and how much they loved their counselors. As a parent, I could easily see how much my daughters liked their counselors and how the counselors positively interacted with the children. The counselors (and other staff members) were also very approachable, friendly and helpful when we were dropping our children off and picking the girls up at the end of the session. We would like to say thank you very much to you and your staff for providing such a fun, safe and enriching experience for our daughters!!!! Have a wonderful fall, winter and spring! See you next summer!!

    • The Bus Trip
      Sitting in that parking lot. Waiting for the bus. Your van acting as an oven. But then the coach pulls into that lonely corner of the lot. The doors open and the bags come out. Your heart accelerates. Faces old and new to you appear. Parents say their final good byes and before long the bus has rolled out. The journey takes you north. It is slow but finally in the distance you see the old rundown general store. The bus turns and you are about to arrive at a place where discrimination is the only thing discriminated against. Where you're so tired after your day of running about, that foam bedding is heavenly. A land where candy is legal tender. You get off the bus with a sigh of relief because you know after the long journey, you've finally arrived home again.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Camp Couchiching have good reviews?
    We've collected reviews from past attendees. Read 2 reviews of Camp Couchiching here.

    What types of programs does Camp Couchiching offer?
    Camp Couchiching runs: Traditional (multi activity) overnight camps. Browse the program calendar for rates and dates.

    What age does Camp Couchiching start?
    Camp Couchiching has programs for children aged 7 to 16.

    How much does is cost to attend Camp Couchiching?
    Fees to attend Camp Couchiching range from $402 to $1,254/week.

    Does Camp Couchiching offer support for children with special needs?
    Camp Couchiching offers some mild support for children with special needs. Please contact the director to discuss your needs.

    Does Camp Couchiching offer busing?
    Yes, Camp Couchiching offers transportation. Find busing info and fees here.



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