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Camp Ak-O-Mak

240 Akomak Road
Ahmic Harbour, Ontario, P0A 1A0
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Camp Ak-O-Mak  

240 Akomak Road, Ahmic Harbour, Ontario, P0A 1A0

  • Type:
    Overnight camp
  • Focus:
    Sport (multi)
  • Cost:
    $1,285 to $1,425/week
  • Ages:
    7 to 16
  • Gender:
    All Girls
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    86
  • Programs:
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  • Summary

    Camp Ak-O-Mak answered our questions

    Who are you as an organization?

    Camp Ak-O-Mak world’s first swimming and sports camp for girls. On Ahmic Lake in the Parry Sound region, we offer girls ages 7 – 16 competitive & instructional programs in swimming, open water swimming, triathlon, cycling, running, sprint canoe/kayak racing & many other land & water sports. Our campers come from Canada, the US, Mexico & other countries from all over the world.

    • Special needs: Not available
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community

    What do you do differently or uniquely well?

    "Camp Ak-O-Mak stands out with its unparalleled commitment to empowering girls through a unique blend of sports, adventure, and personal growth. Our focus on fostering courage, independence, and self-esteem sets us apart, creating a transformative experience in a supportive and inclusive environment. The picturesque setting on Ahmic Lake, a diverse range of sports programs, and a legacy as the world's first girls' swimming and sports camp further distinguish Camp Ak-O-Mak, providing a one-of-a-kind experience for campers seeking a holistic and enriching journey."

    Who are your staff and counsellors?

    "Camp Ak-O-Mak carefully selects a dedicated and experienced staff committed to creating a positive and empowering environment for girls. Our staff undergoes comprehensive training that includes safety protocols, child development, and program-specific instruction. We prioritize individuals with expertise in various sports, water safety certifications, and a passion for fostering personal growth and camaraderie. The emphasis on continuous learning ensures our staff is well-equipped to guide campers through a transformative and enriching experience at Camp Ak-O-Mak."

    What do families need to know about registration?

    "Embarking on a Camp Ak-O-Mak summer is hassle-free! Simply head to the 'register' section on our website to find user-friendly registration forms and detailed information. Complete the registration, ensuring you provide essential details, including medical and dietary information. Our streamlined process ensures a seamless start to an exciting journey at Camp Ak-O-Mak."


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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Camp Ak-O-Mak currently has 1 program available.

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    Overnight Camp
    All Girls
    Ages: 7 - 16
    Sport (multi), Traditional (multi activity)
    $2,750 to $8,050
    Parry Sound, ON
    240 Akomak Road
    Jun 26-Aug 14 $8,050
    Parry Sound, ON
    240 Akomak Road
    Jun 26-Jul 23 $5,140
    Parry Sound, ON
    240 Akomak Road
    Jun 26-Jul 17 $3,950
    Parry Sound, ON
    240 Akomak Road
    Jul 10-Aug 14 $6,300
    Parry Sound, ON
    240 Akomak Road
    Jul 24-Aug 14 $3,950
    Parry Sound, ON
    240 Akomak Road
    Jul 24-Aug 07 $2,850
    Parry Sound, ON
    240 Akomak Road
    Aug 17-31 $2,750
    Travel|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership Training|Mindfulness Training|Pilates|Strength and Conditioning|Yoga|Archery|Badminton |Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Cricket|Dodgeball|Flag Football|Golf|Lacrosse|Pickleball|Rugby|Soccer|Tennis|Volleyball|Cycling|Disc Golf|Mountain Biking|Fencing|Football|Gymnastics|Hiking|Karate|Martial Arts|Ping Pong|Sports-Instructional and Training|Taekwondo|Track and Field|Ultimate Frisbee|Canoeing|Diving|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Water Polo



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes
    Maximum installments available 6

    Discounts

    Discount if paid in full 15%
    Discount if paid early 5%
    Discount for 2nd child 10%
    Discount for 3rd child 10%
    Discount for 4th child 10%
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Camp Ak-O-Mak

    our take

    Camp Ak-O-Mak is a truly a great Canadian camp, and it shares a pedigree with another great Canadian camp, Camp Chikopi. Both were formed as sports-centred camps at a time when that really didn’t exist in any tangible way. They were created by Matt Mann, a professional swimming coach who, among many other things, served as the coach of the US Olympic team. Swimming, naturally, was an initial focus, and it remained a highlight of the camp program, though other sports were added, all of which Mann saw as sympathetic to the program’s ideals: endurance, strength, character, and participation within a cooperative environment. Rosemary Mann Dawson, daughter of the founder, took on the directorship of the camp in 1941 and served—brilliantly, astonishingly—for the next 50 years. Her career in swimming soon became as notable as that of her father, including starting a program at the University of Michigan. While running the camp, she coached there, as well as at the University of Western Ontario. In all of that and more she was a pioneer in women’s sport, demonstrating through example what young women could accomplish and the place that sport might take in their lives; in a time when female empowerment wasn’t as central to the culture as it is, thankfully, today, Mann Dawson lead the charge. That legacy remains at the heart of the camp today. It’s a place where girls grow into a sense of their abilities in all areas of their lives, are encouraged to find their voices, and are inspired to the benefits of living active, healthy lives.


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    I just had to take a few moments to email and thank you for the wonderful experience my daughter had at camp. She attended the two-week camp from August 14th-28th and had an absolute blast! My daughter, Jill is a changed young lady. Her personality, confidence and entire outlook on life has taken a 180-degree turn. She has really been struggling with sports anxiety and has been seeing a sports psychologist for over a year but these two weeks have embedded a new sense of purpose in her. She was told about a mindfulness app from Brett and she has downloaded it and is using it daily. The environment you provide for these young women at Ak-O-Mak is truly astounding. The supports in place with the amazing staff, sports and cabin mates is truly a blessing. I cannot thank you enough for your amazing program. I feel like my daughter is more content with her body image and isn't constantly obsessing over her phone viewing Tik Tok's and Instagram. She already told me she wants to attend camp for three weeks next year:) She has taken her dad out on a few rides on her road bike and giving him tons of pointers:) ... Show More


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    Changed Child

    My Daughter has been home for almost two weeks now and I have been meaning to send this note. I wanted to send a sincere thank you to you and all of the staff that made this summer possible for my daughter and the other campers. My daughter went to camp this year a very different person than in years past because of the isolation from the pandemic. Everyday we looked forward to the pictures from camp because we could see how she came back to life. She came home a happy kid and I can’t tell you how appreciative we are of this. Thanks again! She is already looking forward to next summer! ... Show More


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    Great Friendships

    I keep meaning to write to thank you and all of your staff so very much for giving my daughters the most wonderful camp experience. After a very tough year with the pandemic and keeping them rather isolated for online learning, we were just so happy for them to mingle, form great friendships and experience time away trying new sports and activities. They both loved Cheryl and she was obviously very kind to my daughter when she was homesick. It did a lot for her self confidence and my other daughter advertises your camp almost daily with all the attire that she bought and wears proudly. I wish you all well and I am confident they will be returning next year. ... Show More


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    Ak-O-Mak has built a truly amazing place for girls to learn values and how to grow into wonderful young women, and for that I cant thank you enough. There are so many challenges these girls face, its really nice to know they can go to camp and have this time and influence from such great role models. Please pass my gratitude to the other counsellors. See you next year! ... Show More


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    Amazing Environment

    The environment you provide for these young women at Ak-O-Mak is truly astounding. The supports in place with the amazing staff, sports and cabin mates is truly a blessing. I cannot thank you enough for your amazing program. I feel like my daughter is more content with her body image and isn't constantly obsessing over her phone viewing Tik Tok's and Instagram. She already told me she wants to attend camp for three weeks next year! She has taken her dad out on a few rides on her road bike and giving him tons of pointers. ... Show More


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    Wonderful Experience

    I just had to take a few moments to thank you for the wonderful experience my daughter had at camp. She attended the two-week camp from August 14th-28th and had an absolute blast! My daughter, Jill, is a changed young lady. Her personality, confidence and entire outlook on life has taken a 180-degree turn. She has really been struggling with sports anxiety and has been seeing a sports psychologist for over a year but these two weeks have embedded a new sense of purpose in her. She was told about a mindfulness app from one of her counsellors and she has downloaded it and is using it daily. ... Show More


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  • Location & Gallery

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    Address

    240 Akomak Road, Ahmic Harbour, Ontario, P0A 1A0, Canada



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    Accommodations

    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Cabins

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Flush Toilets
    • Showers (indoor)

    More details about accommodations: Camp Ak-O-Mak boasts exceptional facilities nestled in the heart of nature. Our rustic wooden cabins, set by the picturesque Ahmic Lake, provide a cozy and authentic camp experience. With a focus on unplugging, our campers enjoy a technology-free environment, fostering a deeper connection with their surroundings. The expansive grounds offer various sports facilities, ensuring a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and camaraderie. Explore the beauty of our wilderness retreat and discover the unparalleled facilities that make Camp Ak-O-Mak an unforgettable haven for girls seeking a transformative summer experience.

    Are meals provided? Yes

    Is Camp Ak-O-Mak technology free? Yes We are a cell phone, electronic free camp



    Property Details

    Sports facilities

    • Archery Range
    • Baseball Diamond
    • Basketball Court
    • Golf Course
    • Soccer Field
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tennis Court(s)
    • Weight Room

    Landscape

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

    More details about property: From swimming in Ahmic Lake to mastering triathlon elements, cycling, running, and engaging in sprint canoe/kayak racing, our campers explore a spectrum of sports in a picturesque setting. Camp Ak-O-Mak's property is not just a camp; it's a gateway to a multifaceted experience, where nature and sports converge to create unforgettable moments and lasting connections.



    Rentals & Services

    Offers outdoor education program for schools or corporate groups: Yes
    Nestled in the heart of nature, Camp Ak-O-Mak is not just a retreat; it's an immersive experience that transforms ordinary events into extraordinary memories. Our picturesque campsite, surrounded by lush greenery and serene lakes, offers a unique venue for corporate rentals, weddings, and college and university programs, available for rental in the off-season from September to May. For corporations seeking a break from the conventional meeting room, Camp Ak-O-Mak offers a refreshing alternative. Our well-equipped facilities cater to team-building activities, conferences, and retreats, fostering creativity and collaboration in a rejuvenating environment. The serene surroundings create the perfect atmosphere for strategic planning, brainstorming sessions, and team bonding. Colleges and universities find our camp to be an ideal setting for educational programs and student retreats. The immersive natural surroundings provide a platform for experiential learning, team-building exercises, and outdoor adventures. Students leave not only with academic insights but also with a deeper connection to nature and their peers. At Camp Ak-O-Mak, we pride ourselves on creating tailored experiences that go beyond expectations. Whether you're celebrating love, fostering teamwork, or expanding knowledge, our camp provides a canvas for unforgettable moments and lasting impressions throughout the off-season, September to May.


    Available for private rentals: Yes
    Located amidst the natural beauty Located amidst the natural beauty of Ahmic Lake, Camp Ak-O-Mak offers an enchanting venue for weddings and special events, available for rental from September to May. Picture your dream wedding against the backdrop of our picturesque campsite, surrounded by lush greenery and serene lakes. For couples seeking a unique blend of rustic charm and modern convenience, our camp provides the perfect setting. Exchange vows under a canopy of trees, creating an intimate and romantic atmosphere. Our versatile event spaces can be tailored to suit your theme, ensuring a celebration that reflects your love story. Imagine a reception where nature becomes your décor, with our facilities accommodating your vision for a magical day. The off-season rental availability adds a touch of exclusivity, allowing you to celebrate amidst the tranquillity of nature without compromising on comfort. At Camp Ak-O-Mak, we understand that every wedding is as unique as the couple it celebrates. Whether you envision an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, our camp offers a canvas for unforgettable moments. Escape the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary at Camp Ak-O-Mak. Let the natural beauty of our surroundings enhance your special day, creating memories that will last a lifetime. From September to May, our camp is not just a venue; it's a destination where love and nature come together in perfect harmony.


    Associations

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


  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Dianne Young, Executive Director

    Explore the unique advantages of choosing Camp Ak-O-Mak, an all-girls' sports camp designed to cater to girls of all ages. Beyond the physical benefits, our environment is dedicated to:

    1. Cultivating self-esteem and personal confidence
    2. Prioritizing the joy of sports over appearance
    3. Creating a positive and supportive atmosphere
    4. Offering a camp experience with inspiring role models

     

    Nestled in the breath-taking landscape of Ontario, Canada, Camp Ak-O-Mak places a premium on individual growth and character development. Our focus lies in the infusion of leadership skills through professional coaching, the cultivation of enduring friendships, and the nurturing of individual talents. Set against the backdrop of nature, our camp provides a diverse range of popular and specialized sports, traditional camp activities, and creative pursuits.

    Our committed chef prepares nutritious, home-cooked meals tailored to accommodate various dietary needs. At Camp Ak-O-Mak, our unique emphasis on competitive sports fosters character development, highlighting goal setting, leadership, and personal empowerment. With a dedicated staff and state-of-the-art facilities, our all-girls' sports camp offers an environment free from electronic distractions, promoting holistic growth for both the body and mind.

    Within this supportive community, girls thrive without the pressures of impressing the opposite sex. Camp Ak-O-Mak serves as an ideal space for children and teens to flourish, addressing critical women's issues with suitable role models. Choose an all-girls' camp and provide your special camper with a customized and enriching experience.



    In the News

    November 21, 2019
    Ak-O-Mak Fund Raising

    Camp Ak-O-Mak is a Not for Profit camp & we were selected by the Volunteer Builders group for a build, Spring 2019... Read More



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