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Camp Big Canoe

1012 Sherwood Forest Rd
Bracebridge, Ontario, P1L 1X3
Camp Big Canoe

Camp Big Canoe  

1012 Sherwood Forest Rd, Bracebridge, Ontario, P1L 1X3

  • Type:
    Overnight camp
  • Focus:
    Traditional (multi activity)
  • Cost:
    $450 to $600/week
  • Ages:
    6 to 16
  • Gender:
  • Main language:
  • Capacity:
  • Programs:
    0 available; 4 TBD
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  • Summary Profile

    About Camp Big Canoe

    Camp Big Canoe: An Experience Like No Other! Over 50 years of overnight camping for 6-16 year old children on our private lake. Outdoor living in a natural environment at our 240 acre wooded site in beautiful Muskoka. High School credit leadership programs for 14-16 year-olds. Our families can attest: campers come home more confident, responsible and excited for next summer!

    • Special needs: Not available
    • Religious affiliation:Christian
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community

  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Camp Big Canoe

    our take

    Camp Big Canoe began in 1931 as Camp Ahshunyoong, founded by the York County Boys’ Work Board. It was a product of its time, though grew and developed considerably through the years. It moved twice and in 1965 ownership was transferred to the United Church of Canada, which has run the program ever since, having moved to the current location on Hart Lake in 1968. One thing that has remained since the very beginning is the goal of providing a place of community and belonging, a place where young people can grow and learn together into a shared set of values. It reflects the tried and true traditions of camping, including camp craft and tripping. The site is extensive, and if you have an idea of what an overnight camp should be, this is it. The facilities have been updated over the years, and the site maintained in such a way as to keep a close interface with the surrounding natural environment as well as the camp’s long-standing traditions. A wealth of all-camp programs during the evening are a plus, bringing everyone together for active events as well as three campfires per session. Cheese House is the camp’s take on talent night, and it provides something of a touchstone for the programs; it's an opportunity for campers to get out of their comfort zones presenting songs and skits to the group as a whole, and likewise being supported and encouraged by the group. In so many ways, that and the other programs are precisely what camping is all about.

  • Location & Site Details


    1012 Sherwood Forest Rd, Bracebridge, Ontario, P1L 1X3, Canada


    Are meals provided? Yes

    Is Camp Big Canoe technology free? Yes We ask that campers leave their technology at home in order to be present and enjoy their wonderful surroundings and new friends!


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

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