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Camp session: 4 Week Session (28 days) (Camp Ponacka)

4 Week Session (28 days)

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Camp Ponacka

About this Program:

  • Overnight Camp
  • Age 7 - 15 (All Boys)
  • Specialized in Traditional (multi activity) , offers 29 activities
  • 2 session dates to choose from
  • Cost starting from $4,600
  • Busing not available
  • Special needs support not available


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376 Ponacka Road, Highland Grove, Ontario, K0L 2A0

At Ponacka, boys age 10 and older attend camp for a four week session. Boys ages 7-9 years old as of July 1st, 2021 have the option of attending either for two or four weeks. 

Why four weeks?

The longer stay is required for developing personal growth, self confidence and self reliance. Lasting friendships are forged over the four weeks together, enhanced by the group's canoe trip, led by their two counsellors. The youngest month campers go out on an overnight canoe trip on Lake Baptiste and the older boys go out for up to 7 days in Algonquin Park or Temagami. A month provides enough time for mastery of skills, including: 

  • Red Cross and Life Saving Society levels in swimming, ORCKA canoeing and CanSail sailing. 

Boys have time to build skills without missing out on fun sports. Ponacka offers hockey, basketball and soccer leagues as well as other outdoor activities. Month long campers enjoy participating in the drama production, putting on a big show at the end of the month!

Learning how to ride a horse, catch a fish, shoot an arrow at archery, create a stained glass masterpiece, make a necklace at lapidary, get up on waterskis and conquer fear on the ropes course takes time and a boy has time in the four week session for all of that, plus more. 

Our Staff 

Our Counsellors in Training (CITs) are selected from the previous summer's 15 year old campers and then, if selected, go on to become counsellors the following summer. All of our counselling staff are former campers and CITs, and many are second generation or even third generation Ponackians. 

In addition to their canoe trip, older campers can elect to participate in one of our Adventure programs. We offer scuba diving clinics and certification courses, white water canoeing, rock climbing on nearby rock walls and mountain biking in the Haliburton Forest Reserve. 

For more information, our brochure or a home visit please contact us at:

Character Development: This program helps build the following traits

  • Independence: Ponacka's program is based on individual choice. Our campers choose their own activities daily and are responsible for getting themselves to each activity. Ponacka offers Free Time everyday where boys can choose what to do: go fishing with friends, read a book, go to the tuck shop or play sports.
  • Interpersonal skills: A month long stay, living with new and old friends, provides boys the time needed to learn how to be a good friend, to effectively communicate, to listen and share joys and hardships in a safe social environment. Camp is an antidote to online hours and offers a reprieve from social distance days.

Session Dates and Rates:

Jun 30 - Jul 27, 2021
Bancroft, ON
376 Ponacka Road

155 campers
Aug 01 - 28, 2021
Bancroft, ON
376 Ponacka Road

155 campers


Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

Arts & Crafts
Board Sailing
CIT/LIT Program
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
Kayaking/Sea Kayaking
Mountain Biking
Ping Pong
Rock Climbing
Rope courses
Sailing/Marine Skills
Theatre Arts
Ultimate Frisbee
Wilderness Out-tripping
Wilderness Skills
Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

Find your happiest self at Ponacka
At Ponacka boys build lifelong friendships, earn awards, have fun and discover the best version of themselves.


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Don Bocking, Anne Morawetz & Laura Bocking

Phone number:
(705) 748-9470

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