Camp Wabikon

Temagami Island Temagami, Ontario, P0H 2H0 (view map)

Ages:
6 to 17 (Coed )
Type:
Overnight camp
Specialty:
Traditional (multi activity)
Cost:
$1,075
Special Needs:
Yes, Mild support (Not all campers have special needs)

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Camp Wabikon
 

For over 75 years Camp Wabikon has provided youth from around the world with an exceptional summer camp experience in a breathtaking island location. Our dynamic Staff team leads a safe, fun and educational program. By limiting camper enrollment to 150, everyone at Wabikon feels like part of the family. Contact us for a free camp DVD. Join us for a summer you’ll never forget!


The Our Kids review of Camp Wabikon

 

Wabikon has all the things we’d expect to see in a strong, established, traditional camp: a focus on the core activities, an attention to personal and interpersonal development, and a fun, engaging environment. The location and resources follow in that mold, including a stunning setting in Temagami. Where it differs from other camps of its quality and programming is in an attention to bringing an international community together in a way that augments the camp experience for all. Most camps of course have campers arriving from farther afield, though Wabikon has made that one of its foci, principally brining young people together for the purpose of an international experience. That’s a very nice piece, and Wabikon is a leader in that regard. Campers get a full camp experience, as well as exposure to the larger world, one that encourages an understanding of their place within it.


Session Calendar

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Type/Specialty
Gender/Age
 
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 16 - 17
Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Ballet|Breakdancing|Hip hop|Jazz|Magic|Guitar|Piano|Vocal training / singing|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|First-aid/lifesaving |Strength and Conditioning|Archery|Badminton |Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Fishing|Gaga|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Lacrosse|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Sailing/Marine Skills|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Tennis|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 6 - 7
Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Ballet|Breakdancing|Hip hop|Jazz|Magic|Guitar|Piano|Vocal training / singing|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|First-aid/lifesaving |Strength and Conditioning|Archery|Badminton |Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Fishing|Gaga|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Lacrosse|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Sailing/Marine Skills|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Tennis|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 6 - 17
Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Ballet|Breakdancing|Hip hop|Jazz|Magic|Guitar|Piano|Vocal training / singing|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|First-aid/lifesaving |Strength and Conditioning|Archery|Badminton |Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Fishing|Gaga|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Lacrosse|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Sailing/Marine Skills|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Tennis|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball

Camp Address
Temagami Island, Temagami, Ontario, P0H 2H0

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Reviews & Testimonials

  • A welcoming and positive space.
    Jenny C. - Canada — Camp alumni

    I was a staff member at your wonderful camp for 2 years in 1989 and 1990. I wanted to write to you after seeing the photos that were recently posted on Facebook. Wow! I am remembering all the fantastic people that I worked with, the campers I cared for and the lessons I learned from your strong leadership and guidance. I am so pleased to see that things are still going strong at Wabikon and you continue to uphold the philosophy of having a welcoming and positive space for campers and staff to grow and learn from each other. I remember the many international campers that would come to Wabikon and the intercultural connections that were made. Many thanks for the experience you provided to me all those years ago - it stays with me always.

  • Time of her life!
    Lisa C. - Canada — Parent

    I wish all kids could go to camp! I went to camp when I was young so I was thrilled when we were able to give my daughter a similar experience. She went to Camp Wabikon the last two summers and simply had the “time of her life!” It’s an incredible opportunity to escape the rat race of the city as well as the pressures of constantly being “plugged in”. It’s a fabulous way to develop a connection with nature as well as make new friends. It’s a place where kids can bekids--where they can sing and dance and play and laugh and learn and explore. Camp offers a huge variety of fun new skills and activities: sailing, swimming, hiking, paddle-making, tennis, cycling and canoeing. But it’s also a place where kids develop into their own selves… where they learn leadership, fellowship, confidence and most important, independence. For our daughter, going to camp was an overwhelmingly positive experience… one that she will never forget. She told me that she was never once home-sick when she was at camp, but she is always camp-sick when she is home! That shows just how much she looks forward to going back again next summer.

  • Home away from home.
    Cheryl P. - Canada — Parent

    I believe our 3 boys; ages 12, 11 and 9 would spend their whole year at overnight camp if they could. Camp Wabikon is truly their home away from home. Growing up spending our own summers away at camp, my husband and I knew first-hand the incredible impact camp can have in shaping one’s character, love for the outdoors and forming lifelong friendships. There’s something truly magical about overnight camp. For many it’s our first taste of independence away from our parents and a times your identity at home. Camp is a place where you can try new skills, unplug from technology, relax, live simply, form new friendships and embrace all the fun and silliness life has to offer. Where else can you greet the day by morning campfire, build something creative, take part in a play or your favourite sport, let your imagination lead the way, get dirty, discover nature, dress up as a crazy character, play capture the flag, send your counsellor to Kangaroo court, visit the tuck shop, hang out by the lake with your friends, sing and laugh your way through meals and fall asleep under a sky full of stars, all in single day! Camp creates the moments that will become memories for a lifetime.

  • A wonderful experience!
    Silvia C. - Spain — Parent

    My son and nephew are very excited about coming back again to Wabikon this summer. Their stay at Wabikon were for both of them the most wonderful experience that happened to them last year. They learned a lot of new and useful things and enjoyed the beautiful landscape and above all the friendly atmosphere of the camp. They had the opportunity of improving their English speaking skills. I can see the diference before and after the camp. I know that all this has been possible thanks to your help and also to your team.

  • Wabikon, c’est une super adresse, à garder secrète!
    Helena M. - France — Parent

    Mes garçons vont à Wabikon depuis l’âge de 11 ans. L’un d’eux est même de venu “counselor” (moniteur) pendant tout un été. L’objectif #1 pou nous parents: c’est la pratique de l’anglais. Le #2, c’est de les savoir heureux. Et la mission est accomplie: chaque année ils reviennent avec un vocabulaire plus riche et attendant avec impatience l’ été suivant pour retourner. Pour comprendre leur émerveillement, nous sommes allés les visiter. La résponse se résume en quelques mots: un endroit merveilleux (le lac de Temagami, ses îles, ses arcs en ciel) des activités sympas et adaptées a tous, des amis formidables avec qui ils restent en contact. Wabikon, c’est une super adresse, à garder secrète!

  • Ditching civilization :)
    Anonymous — Camper

    Last summer I went to Wabikon for the first time. I had always wanted to get a taste of what it would feel like to ditch civilization for a couple of weeks. The idea of completely disconnecting from the loud life in the city to then lose myself in the dynamic of a sun-filled atmosphere was something I had only dreamt of. During grade nine, I felt like I had to get away, that I needed to escape. I was tired of the routine pace of school and home. Summer was coming and I had no plans. This is when the idea of camp came into the picture. The whole concept of being constantly busy, as well as being surrounded by other people my age who also share that one goal to live something new, attracted me beyond compare. Sitting by the fire and roasting marshmallows has also always been something I’ve enjoyed. My best friend and I then literally looked up summer camps far away from our hometown and picked Wabikon at random. I am so happy I came across a place like Wabi: I had no idea how much the effect of three weeks isolation from the outside world would have on me. It is safe to say that it was the absolute climax of all my teenage summer experiences!

  • Wabikon is my home, my life and my family.
    Cale N. - Canada — Camper

    Wabikon means more to me than there are words to describe. It is my home, my life, and my family. I have been so extremely lucky to go to camp every summer of my childhood. It kept on getting better and better as the years went on, as I became more independent. Wabikon is the place that holds memories and people that changed and got better every year. I have been able to grow and learn at camp and I have loved and treasured every minute of it. Since my first year at Wabikon, I have learned camp skills, had the pleasure of feeling free and making new friends, and also learned very important life skills.

  • Amazing CIT program!
    Niki B. - Canada — Camper

    The Wabi CIT program has changed me as a person. My leadership and initiative taking skills have developed so far; I'm now the presidential representative of my grade homeform, I am the founder and president of my school's UNICEF club, I am a member of the mental health committee, gay straight alliance, girls athletic association, math engineering and science association, and I'm a member of my swim team at school! I'm also doing a co-op program at a public school for children with high physical and health needs. And to top it off, I'm in the process of earning my NLS! All of these I thought I wasn't capable of accomplishing before my summer at Wabi.


Accommodation & Property Details

Property details

Sleeping Accommodations

  • Cabins

Washrooms Facilities

  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers (indoor)

Sports facilities

  • Archery Range
  • Baseball Diamond
  • Basketball Court
  • Soccer Field
  • Tennis Court(s)

Landscape

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


Director's Message

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Marcello, Margaret, Mari-Beth, Megan & Matthew, The Bernardo Family

Our "crazy" family invites you to experience THE MOST WONDERFUL PLACE ON EARTH! We take great pride in hosting children from around the world at Wabikon each summer and getting to know each of them like an extended member of our family. For over 35 years we have provided a safe, fun and caring environment in which campers, CITs and Staff are empowered to develop skills, acquire independence and self-confidence, and gain a healthy attitude for nature and human diversity. We look forward to getting to know you and your family and sharing Wabikon with you!


Cost & Financial Aid

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Cost: $1,075 /week

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes
Credit card payment Yes

Discounts

Discount if paid early 5%
Discount for 2nd child 5%
Discount for 3rd child 5%
Discount for 4th child 5%

Stories

News

Camp Friendsexpand

Hello. My name is Bella. This coming summer will be my 13th summer going to Camp Wabikon! I have been going to camp for a LONG time, and people always ask me questions like "what's the very best thing about camp?". In all my camp years, the answer has always been the same. The people! Life-long friends from all around the world. Now you might be confused, you might say that you have friends everywhere too, so why are camp friends so special? Because camp brings out the best in you. It makes you look past everyone's fancy cloths, and the brands, and where they’re from, and leaves behind the real them. That's why camp friends are best! My mom says "you are the best version of yourself at camp" and it's true. I love how the people at camp aren't only from Canada. They are from all over. And I mean ALL over! This year, I had friends from Australia, California, Israel, Mexico, and the United States! I also had counsellors from Spain, USA, Italy and Australia. At school this year I had to do a test of about 28 countries around the world, and I found myself remembering cabin 5's fun rest hours where we would play cards. Except two of us spoke Spanish, two of us English and two of us French! All in all camp is an amazing experience where you can meet the most amazing people, and learn the most important life lessons. I hope I never stop going to camp. ...



Making Friends & Having Funexpand

Camp Wabikon is a place where you can have fun and make friends. There are lots of fun activities to do such as drama, snorkelling, arts and crafts, music, fishing, speed stacking, camp craft, tripping, biking, paddle making, kayaking, sailing, cance and canoeing. There are also some activities at camp that are even more exciting like archery and ropes. ...



Camp is fun!expand

Camp Wabikon is a fun place. There are a lot of fun activities that you can do. I'm really glad that we have all the amazing counsellors. And what would camp be without CITs and all the friends that you make. It’s the most wonderful place in the world! All the wonderful nature and wildlife too. Every day you do a new thing! Sports, canoeing, archery, fishing, camp craft, drama and dance are just a few of the activities. There are some special activities like canoe tripping and Big Day. Some of the things you bring back other than clothes, special belongings and anything else you bring to camp, is good and fun memories that you make. A lot of people that go to my camp have probably heard or seen something called the burning W. It'€™s an amazing sight to see on the last night of camp. One more special thing about camp is the island across from camp called John's Island. Blueberries grow on it all over!

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Campexpand

Camp is the most amazing place I've ever been. Not only is it the most beautiful place that you will ever see, but is also has nature and animals that will blow you mind! I have had some of my best adventures there and have met some people who I'm sure will be my life-long friends. Camp can make you nervous at times, but with loving friends and counsellors around you, your fears will disappear. And with that little fear of doing new things gone, you can do anything! Like archery, swimming, geocaching, biking, ropes, drama and sports, just to name a few. Camp has a variety of other activities that you do with your cabin mates too. There are also a few special challenges like the tripping challenge! There are so many things to do at camp that it'€™s impossible to tell you about them all. But out of it all, I would have to say that the best part of camp is all of the caring and understanding friends that you'€™ll meet. By the end of camp they will become not only your friends but also your family.

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In the News

News

February 19, 2016 - Camp Wabikon Alumni Video a Heartwarming Gift!

Camper and Staff alumni recorded their cherished memories of summers spent at Camp Wabikon. The video they created is heartwarming! ...


Associations

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


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