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Cottage country day camps and programs

Camps and programs for those in cottage country

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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 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 $720/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys7205-170Huntsville
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 $1,300/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed13007-161Algonquin 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 $695/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls6955-152Waterloo, Fergus, Huntsville
Hockey Opportunity Camp   
A Northern Ontario summer camp, specializing in hockey programs, 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 $835/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed8357-163Huntsville
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 Coed1756-174Orillia, Midland
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 $940/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed9407-165Haliburton Highlands
Winning Techniques Camp   
Summer Sports Camp in Emsdale Ontario. Programs in Figure Skating, Hockey, Adventure, Water Sports, Dance & more. Train for 1/2 the day, participate in camp activities, learn life skills & have fun!
Huntsville
Sport (multi)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $369/week
Day, Overnight Coed3695-176Huntsville
Kids of Canada North Overnight Camp   
WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. Overnight Camps near Haliburton offering traditional multi-activity or specialized Sports, Dance, Hockey & CIT Programs or a day camp in Richmond Hill specializing in hockey.
Haliburton Highlands
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $700/week
Day, Overnight Coed7004-167Haliburton 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 $684/week
Day, Overnight Coed6846-178Haliburton

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Camp Wanapitei   
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, family
from $945/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed9457-180Temagami
Camp Temagami   
This overnight canoe tripping summer camp in the heart of Northern Ontario offers the wilderness experience with canoe trips in the heart of Temagami, to James Bay/Hudson Bay and Labrador.
Temagami
Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

  • Ages 10 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $750/week
Overnight, family Coed75010-181Temagami

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July 12, 2017
Winning Techniques Camp
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