Kayaking camps

Find summer camps that specialize in kayaking listed below


Learn how to paddle, ferry, peel out... and all the other things you require in order to be a better kayaker. Kayak camps listed below offer specialised instruction, and several offer wilderness kayak trips. Investigate each of the camps listed below to learn more about kayaking training and programs they offer. Read more

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    Camp Pathfinder   
    Historic boys' camp on Pathfinder Island, Algonquin Park. Est. 1914. Full in-camp program. Water, land and camping sports. Canoe trips a specialty. Spectacular setting. Exceptional staff, positive culture for boys.

    Algonquin Park
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,200
    overnightcampallboys12007-161Algonquin ParkOnlineOntario
    Teen Ranch   
    Just an hour from the GTA, a traditional Christian summer camp & year round retreat facility, specializing in developing youth through horse, hockey, adventure, bmx, soccer, figure skate, ninja warrior, WHAM & day camps.

    Caledon
    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $525
    daycampovernightcampcoed5255-162CaledonOnlineOntario
    YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Overnight Camps   
    The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario offers two amazing overnight camps for campers aged 5-16 - YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (CQE) in Georgian Bay Islands National Park and YMCA Camp Henry in Point Pelee National Park.

    Leamington; London; Port Severn
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $600
    overnightcampcoed6005-163LeamingtonLondonPort SevernOntario
    Camp Mini-Yo-We   
    Camp Mini-Yo-We is a traditional, Christian overnight camp offering amazing activities, innovative programs, dedicated staff and a safe place for campers to stretch and grow.

    Huntsville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $995
    overnightcampcoedallgirlsallboys9955-164HuntsvilleOnlineOntario
    Camp Davern   
    Camp Davern is a traditional co-ed summer that trades on adventure, community and just plain fun.

    Kingston; Perth
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,295
    overnightcampcoed12957-165KingstonPerthOntario
    Camp Ak-O-Mak   
    A traditional summer camp, over 26 sports, camp activities, including swimming, tennis, canoeing, biking. Camp AK-O-MAK Encourages girls to be brave and to discover strength while connecting with each other.

    Parry Sound
    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,100
    overnightcampallgirls11007-166Parry SoundOnlineOntario
    Camp Muskoka   
    Boost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a choose your own adventure programming style offering with over 50 activities every day!

    Bracebridge
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,495
    overnightcampcoed14956-167BracebridgeOntario
    Camp Can-Aqua   
    A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

    Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $2,785
    overnightcampcoed27855-178Haliburton HighlandsOakvilleOttawaOnlineOntario
    Camp Chikopi   
    Est. 1920. Chikopi was voted one of Canada’s 7 Best Summer Camps for Boys. For over 100 years Chikopi continues the tradition of applying teamwork to build friendships and character through sports and wilderness.

    Parry Sound
    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 17 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,050
    overnightcampallboys10507-179Parry SoundOntario
    City of Toronto Camps   
    There's a City of Toronto camp in every neighbourhood across the city! Affordable, traditional camps and interest-specific experiences are offered for ages four to 16, plus adapted camps for ages four to 29!

    Bay Street Corridor, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $1
    daycampcoed14-1610Bay Street Corridor, TorontoOntarioDowntown
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
    Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for youth 6-16. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water activities and climbing. Your summer adventure with friends starts here!

    Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region; Western Lanark County
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $660
    overnightcampcoed6606-1611HamiltonHuntsvilleLand O' Lakes Tourist RegionWestern Lanark CountyOntario
    Camp Couchiching   
    Beautiful forests, rolling fields and lots of lakeside waterfront are waiting for you only 1.5 hours from Toronto. Camp Couchiching focuses on individual development and challenge by choice, We are all levels of awesome!

    Orillia
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 14 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $875
    overnightcampcoed8756-1412OrilliaOnlineOntario
    Kandalore   
    Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For over 75 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves.

    Minden
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $3,290
    overnightcampcoed32906-1613MindenOnlineOntario
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario   
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario is a Christian Summer Camp and Outdoor Education & Retreat Centre located in Ontario, offering programs for children, youth, and students.

    Huntsville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $460
    overnightcampcoedallgirlsallboys4605-1714HuntsvilleOntario
    Camp IAWAH   
    Eastern Ontario Summer Camp, nestled on the shores of Wolfe Lake 15 minutes from Westport. Activities at IAWAH include leadership building, archery tag, canoeing, cake decorating, programming and turf sports.

    Westport
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $370
    overnightcampcoedallgirlsallboys3707-1815WestportOntario
    Camp Ecolart   
    We are a premium summer and winter camp for kids ages 4 to 17. We offer day and overnight camps in the summer in 4 locations: Montreal, Whistler, Banff and San Diego. We also offer a ski/snowboard camp in the winter.

    Banff; Montreal; Whistler
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $350
    daycampovernightcampcoed3504-1716BanffMontrealWhistlerAlberta, British Columbia, Quebec
    Onondaga Camp   
    For more than 100 years Onondaga Camp has provided an inclusive environment where young people can play, explore, achieve and grow. Offering over 30 different activities, there is something for everyone!

    Minden
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,900
    overnightcampcoed19006-1617MindenOntario
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Pacific   
    One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps, Pioneer Pacific offers Christian summer camp and leadership programs for kids from 7-18, and includes a wide range of activities such as sailing, archery, kayaking and more.

    Thetis Island; Vancouver
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed, Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $285
    overnightcampcoedallgirls2857-1818Thetis IslandVancouverBritish Columbia
    Camp Nominingue   
    An English boys' camp in Quebec, Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your summer adventure begins!

    Mont-Tremblant
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $975
    overnightcampallboys9757-1619Mont-TremblantOnlineQuebec
    Camp Northway/ Wendigo   
    Northway, Canada's oldest summer camp for girls (age 7-16) and Wendigo, a small tripping outpost for boys (age 12-16) are located in the wilderness of Algonquin Park.

    Algonquin Park
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Girls, Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,275
    overnightcampallgirlsallboys12757-1620Algonquin ParkOnlineOntario
    Muskoka Woods   
    Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that offers a fun, safe and welcoming environment for all youth. Our staff share a common desire to help young people realize their full potential.

    Rosseau
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,299
    overnightcampcoed12996-1621RosseauOntario
    Lakefield College School Summer Programs   
    Transformative experiences learning in and through the outdoors—academic, athletic, for credit or enrichment. Spend every day outdoors on the water, in the forest, or at our farm—learn, have fun and stretch yourself.

    Lakefield
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $330
    daycampovernightcampcoed3306-1822LakefieldOnlineOntario
    Canadian Adventure Camp   
    A true adventure camp with the very best staff. Choose from a Traditional General Camp Program or specialize in Trampoline, Gymnastics, Aerials (circus) or Wakeboarding & Water Skiing.

    Temagami
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,500
    overnightcampcoed15005-1723TemagamiOnlineOntario
    Glen Bernard Camp   
    A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities!

    Huntsville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $400
    overnightcampallgirls4004-1624HuntsvilleOntario
    Elite Basketball Camps   
    Elite Camps offers year-round basketball programs for ages 4-17. We pride ourselves on our experienced coaches who provide high-quality instruction. Programs are run in various locations across Ontario. Est in 1999.

    Bridle Path, Toronto; York Mills, Toronto; Bruce Peninsula; Thornhill
    Sport: Basketball
    • Ages 4 to 16 (Coed, Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $395
    overnightcampcoedallgirls3954-1625Bridle Path, TorontoYork Mills, TorontoBruce PeninsulaThornhillOntarioNorth-York
    Camp Wenonah   
    Trusted by families from around the world, Wenonah is a popular overnight summer camp in Muskoka Ontario for children aged 5 - 17 years old. Experienced and caring staff team, including full-time medical staff.

    Bracebridge
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,250
    overnightcampcoed12505-1726BracebridgeOntario
    Vancouver Outdoor Society   
    Our mission is to join with youth and families on a journey to discover and develop their character identity to achieve their best potential.

    Squamish; Vancouver
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 20 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $149
    overnightcampcoed1497-2027SquamishVancouverBritish Columbia
    Camp Wanapitei   
    Wilderness canoe-tripping camp based in Northern Ontario, paddling Ontario, Quebec, and the Territories. A strong tripping program is complemented by caring staff, community focus and a diverse in-camp program.

    Temagami
    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
    • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,090
    overnightcampcoed10907-1828TemagamiOntario


     

    Specialized kayaking camps are usually week-long overnight programs that progress through the basics of this water sport. River guides and kayak instructors give whitewater or sea kayak training during these camps. Some wilderness camps allow campers to explore the beauty of paddling in the water alongside seals, ospreys, eagles and a variety of wildlife on a professionally guided or self-guided kayak or canoe, creating a memorable outdoor adventure.

    Basic paddle strokes, bracing, self-rescue, Eskimo rescues, and the Eskimo roll are covered at specialized camps. Maneuvers include paddling in and out of eddies, ferries across the river, surfing waves and negotiating a slalom course. Additional outdoor adventures might include cooperative games, scavenger hunts by map and compass, plant and animal identification, and environmental education. Map reading, gauge reading and trip planning are also covered at kayaking camps.

    Some interesting and educational topics covered at kayaking camps include:
    • Boat design and equipment necessary for whitewater kayaking
    • Flat water paddling techniques, wet exit, hip snaps, T-rescues, bracing
    • Rolling technique
    • Natural environment of rivers
    • Navigating basic rapids

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