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Find camps offering wilderness trips as a camp activity listed below. A trip into the wilderness is a quintessential childhood experience for kids growing up in Canada or the nothern US. At a wilderness camp, your child will participate in a guided foray into the wild.

In Ontario, many wilderness camps are found in and around what some people consider the last wilderness, Algonquin Park, along with other areas nearby including Bracebridge, the Kawarthas and the Ottawa Valley and as far north as Temagami.

From one camp to the next, "wilderness trips" may vary widely, anywhere from an afternoon foray into the highlands to weeklong trips into the wild to summer-long treks into the hinterland as far north as Hudson Bay. Trips can take you to see rare wildlife, past isolated settlements and deep into no-man's land.

These kinds of wilderness camps offer unprecedented personal growth, encouraging personal development, deepening of leadership skills, teamwork and reliance on others, along with a wealth of other intangible qualities unachievable by any other means. On top of that, kids will acquire deep knowledge and understanding of nature, ecology and geography.

Investigate each of the camps listed below to learn more about its wilderness adventure.



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List of wilderness trips camps and programs

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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 $750/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 750 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
    • Overnight Camp
    from $750/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 750 8-18 2 Temagami
    Camp Kwasind
    An overnight Christian camp in Muskoka for kids & youth aged 7 to 17 that is AFFORDABLE, MEMORABLE & HIGH QUALITY. It's a safe place to build friendships, gain confidence & have new experiences in a natural setting

    Bracebridge

    Traditional (multi activity)
    Offers wilderness trips sessions.
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $399/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 399 7-17 3 Bracebridge
    Lone Prairie Camp
    Offers onsite and offsite (hiking and backpacking) camping for ages 6 to 17, along with a weekend family camp.

    Ferintosh

    Traditional (multi activity)
    Offers wilderness trips sessions.
    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $115/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 115 5-18 4 Ferintosh
    Camps offering wilderness trips as an activity
    FEATURED CAMP    |
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  • Name
  • Cost
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  • 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 $2,000/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 2000 7-16 0 Parry Sound
    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 $599/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 599 4-16 1 Ottawa, Eganville
    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 $700/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Boys 700 7-16 2 Mont-Tremblant
    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 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $625/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 625 5-18 3 Huntsville
    Camp Muskoka
    Boost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a variety of over 50 activities to choose from!

    Bracebridge

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $895/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 895 6-16 4 Bracebridge
    Camp Couchiching
    Beautiful forests, rolling fields and lots of lakeside waterfront are waiting for you only 1.5 hours from Toronto. Camp Couchiching focuses 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 5 Orillia
    Kandalore
    Kandalore is the finest traditional summer camp in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. Specialized leadership programs for 16 and 17 year olds.

    Minden

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $2,340/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 2340 6-16 6 Minden
    Camp Kawartha
    Traditional summer camp fostering self-esteem, leadership & environmental stewardship. Campers are encouraged to be creative, in touch with nature & be themselves in a non-competitive environment.

    Peterborough; Lakefield

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $199/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 199 4-17 7 Peterborough, Lakefield
    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 8 Fort Erie
    Camp Arowhon
    A traditional co-ed summer camp in the heart of Algonquin Park where kids build confidence by learning skills. Over 18 activities to choose from daily, from horseback riding to windsurfing to arts and crafts.

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,000/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1000 7-16 9 Algonquin Park
    Camp Wabikon
    Overnight coed summer camp dedicated to the ideals of leadership and friendship, with wilderness trips and a variety of sports activities.

    Temagami

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,025/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1025 6-17 10 Temagami
    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 $2,410/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 2410 4-16 11 Algonquin Park
    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 Camp
    from $1,100/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1100 7-16 12 Algonquin Park
    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 $646/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 646 6-15 13 Parry Sound
    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 14 Haliburton Highlands
    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 Camp
    from $1,120/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 1120 4-16 15 Huntsville
    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 $810/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 810 5-17 16 Bracebridge
    YMCA Wanakita
    1,000 acres on Koshlong Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. Co-ed, 1, 2 and 4-week overnight sessions and 1 week Day Camp sessions. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, friendship and fun!

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $700/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 700 7-17 17 Haliburton Highlands
    The Taylor Statten Camps
    Traditional summer camps with a balance of canoe tripping and in-camp programming. Activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, swimming, pottery and archery. Canoe trips range in length from 2 to 50 days.

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Girls, Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    from $775/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls, Boys 775 6-16 18 Algonquin Park
    Sayu Healthy Living Camps
    A Fun & Unique Co-ed Camp involving Outdoor Activities, Healthy Foods, Art, Music & Hands-On Cooking. Each week includes Field Trips, Guest Musician & Yoga Instructor, Games, Playful Workshops, & more...

    Islington Village, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $350/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 350 6-12 19 Islington Village, Toronto
    Camp Kearney at S.O.E.S
    Camp Kearney is an overnight summer camp, near Algonquin Park and is owned and operated by Toronto District School Board. All of the programs incorporate a balance of environmental ethics, wilderness experience and fun

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $715/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 715 8-18 20 Algonquin Park
    Camp Otterdale
    Traditional summer camp for kids and teens in Eastern Ontario offering many outdoor activities including music, theatre arts.

    Ottawa

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $750/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 750 7-16 21 Ottawa
    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 Camp
    from $805/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 805 8-19 22 Huntsville
    YMCA Camp Pine Crest
    Have fun, make new friends and go on an adventure! A traditional overnight camp with activities ranging from wilderness trips and rock climbing to music and Frisbee golf. Financial aid is available.

    Torrance

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $390/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 390 5-16 23 Torrance
    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
    • Overnight Camp
    from $163/night
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 163 1-100 24 Haliburton Highlands
    Camp Massad
    Hebrew speaking,kosher,summer camp connecting campers to their Jewish identity in an inclusive,energetic and fun environment.Dynamic programming and a community environment fosters confidence,creativity and friendships.

    Winnipeg Beach; Winnipeg

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $475/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 475 7-16 25 Winnipeg Beach, Winnipeg
    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 26 Temagami
    Lovell International Camps
    Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. With over 25 different sports ex.: Boating, Canyoning, Golf, Gymnastics, High Ropes, Hiking, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Climbing, Paddle Board, Tennis, Wake-board.

    International; International

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $5,170/3 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 5170 6-18 27 International
    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 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $188/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 188 4-15 28 Harbourfront, Toronto
    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
    • Overnight Camp
    from $625/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls 625 5-15 29 Waterloo, Fergus, Huntsville
    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 4 to 15
    • Girls
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,100/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 1100 4-15 30 Sharbot Lake
    Camp Chikopi
    More than just a sports camp. Chikopi builds character, loyalty, friendships and responsibility. Specialized free instruction in soccer, swimming, triathlon and canoe tripping.

    Huntsville

    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    from $825/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Boys 825 7-17 31 Huntsville
    Camp Pathfinder
    Est. 1914. This traditional boys' summer camp lies on a wooded island in the heart of Algonquin Park. Wilderness canoe trips, water and land sports, ropes, ecology. A spectacular setting and an exceptional staff.

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,000/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Boys 1000 7-16 32 Algonquin Park
    1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff College
    Catholic leadership camps for boys 9-13 years-old, focused on character formation, service, and friendship.

    Quebec City; South Annex, Toronto; Bancroft

    Education: Leadership
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Boys
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Boys 150 13-18 33 Quebec City, South Annex, Toronto, Bancroft