A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES – Located on a beautiful 20-acre island, CAMP TEMAGAMI focuses on traditional canoe tripping. FOR OVER 75 YEARS, our tripping philosophy, stunning Canadian wilderness, exceptional equipment, and highly qualified staff have combined for unparalleled fun, adventure and personal growth.
Camp Temagami is, in so many ways, simply stunning. With more than a century of history, when campers arrive they step into an environment that has a long arc and a wealth of experience. The buildings show their age in all the right ways, and offer a view of the traditions that have supported the camp culture throughout its life. The staff and leadership all have a long association with the camp, as well as a deep appreciation for the ecology and geography of the region. The canoes are made by hand, with most of them built by Hugh Stewart who first arrived as a camper in 1959 and remains as part of the leadership team today. The canoes are canvas and cedar, just as they always where, and they and everything else about the camp feels like a natural expression of the environment and its heritage. The routes taken are, in many cases, those that were used by First Nations communities for perhaps hundreds of years. But, of course, the experience grows because of those things, but doesn’t exist because of them. Tripping is a chance for campers to challenge themselves, in small groups, to have an authentic experience of fellowship, teamwork, and their place in the world. There’s, frankly, a lot to love. For many campers, time spent with Camp Temagami is a transformative experience.
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