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Camp Oconto

1126 Camp Oconto Road Tichborne, Ontario, K0H 2V0 Locations: Virtual Program (view map)

4 to 15 (All Girls )
Overnight camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Special Needs:
Yes, Mild support (Not all campers have special needs)


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  Bronwyn and Ted Gorsline
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About this camp

Camp Oconto

Founded in 1924, Camp Oconto is a traditional girls overnight camp located on the beautiful shores of Eagle Lake north of Kingston, Ontario. Oconto is a supportive environment where campers can express themselves, build self-confidence, gain skills and make lifelong friendships. Over 18 activities are offered on 80 acres of land and 2km of shoreline. Campers are between the ages of 7-15. Additionally, Oconto runs a 2 year leadership in training program, a 3 day/ 2 night 'Chickadee' program for 4-6 year olds and a 5 day/ 4 night 'Robins' program for 6-8 year olds.

The Our Kids review of Camp Oconto


Oconto is one of the great girls’ camps in the county, with a long history of consistent leadership. Founded in 1924, Lisa and Bruce Wilson have directed the camp since 1982, taking over from Lisa’s parents, who purchased Oconto in 1949. Lisa arrived for her first camp season at three months of age, and she has been back every year since. She’s been a leader in the camping world for decades, having served as president of the Society of Camp Directors, and as member of the board of the Ontario Camping Association. In all, there’s an impressive pedigree here, one that is still evident throughout the camp, from the architecture—the main hall, for one, has been in continual use since 1924—to the values that are promoted through the programming. The sense of tradition is palpable and animates the Oconto experience; girls who have attended feel that they are part of a family, one that is shared with the campers who went before. The activities are varied, though it’s the experience of the culture of the camp that campers typically treasure the most.

Session Calendar

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Available Sessions:

Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 6 - 8
Traditional (multi activity) $0 to $750
Canoeing|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Tennis|Volleyball|Arts & Crafts|Theatre Arts|Jazz

Camp Address
1126 Camp Oconto Road, Tichborne, Ontario, K0H 2V0
Other locations: Virtual Program


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Accommodation & Property Details

Sleeping Accommodations

  • Cabins
  • Platform Tent

Washrooms Facilities

  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers (indoor)
  • Showers (outdoor)

Sports facilities

  • Archery Range
  • Climbing Wall
  • Horseback Riding Arena (indoor/outdoor)
  • Tennis Court(s)


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

Director's Message

Lisa and Bruce Wilson, Camp Directors

Oconto is a place to be yourself!  What permission for a young girl in today's world. 

Character building programs will challenge and inspire campers to be strong, optimistic, and kind. Camp Oconto is a place to belong and to feel encouraged. Learn to live a balanced life. Trust yourself and others. You will also learn that it is great to succeed but equally important to sometimes fail. Learn to get up and try again. 

Cost & Financial Aid

Cost: $1,280 /week

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes
Credit card payment Yes


A school assignment.

Something that is very important to me is camp. I go to Camp Oconto. At camp you can do whatever you like, be who-ever you are, and dress however you like, and no one will care. And one of the most important parts of camp is friends. Some good friends I have made at camp are Gabriella, Ashley, Natasha, Kara and many others. All the best people are important. At camp without them, it is quite a different atmosphere. When I left camp I really did NOT want to leave all of my friends, memories, activities, counsellors, food, songs and everything else. Next year I'll go for a month. ...


Well, first of all two weeks goes by way too fast! I had an amazing time once again! Thanks for making Oconto so awesome! I made a ton of new friends, the food was great, and I managed to try every activity. I'll see you next year! I hope the rest of your summer is a blast. Kristi. ...

What Oconto really does

Oconto is a traditional camp. There are many activities. There are lots of girls wanting to play, be outside, and be themselves. No boys, just be yourself. Wake up and there will be three or four friends. "There are no strangers here, only friends you haven't met yet" You will learn about friends, and girls that will not be your best friends, but you will learn how to get along with them anyway, you will learn to be away from your family and gain confidence, you will try to achieve goals you set for yourself, you will not watch t.v., and you will learn to entertain yourself with the simple things. To laugh, to listen to understand and to have fun. Join us at Oconto. A place where you can be yourself! ...

In the News

March 6, 2018 - Camp Oconto Alumnae Echo - Spring 2017

Summer 2017 is officially underway! ...


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  • Canadian Camping Association/ Association des camps du Canada Associations

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