The Spirit of Camp Big Canoe is in everything we do. Through our land, water, and arts activities, our leadership and out-tripping programs, and more, we are together and experiencing a camp like nowhere else.
Countdown to 50 Years at Hart Lake!
Our 50th summer at Hart Lake starts in 204 days!
Open House is July 2nd!
Come celebrate 50 years at the magical Hart Lake!!
We’re hiring for the summer of 2017
If you’ve ever thought spending the summer working hard and changing lives while learning and laughing was for you, apply now!
Camp Big Canoe is a residential camp for boys and girls aged 6-16. Located on 240 acres surrounding private Hart Lake in the beautiful Muskoka district of Ontario, Canada, our campers are given every opportunity to experience the challenge and rewards of outdoor living and to appreciate their natural environment.
Wherever possible we try to help you prepare your child for camp.
Find out what to pack, what not to pack, transportation info, preparation tips for first time campers, info on how you may contact your camper and even songs and camp lingo to get your camper in the Spirit of Camp Big Canoe!
News and Events
We’re Celebrating 50 Years in 2017!
The summer of 2017 marks our 50th summer at Hart Lake. Fifty great summers of making friends and memories to last a lifetime. We will be celebrating on July 2nd at 11:00 am. Stay tuned for more details.
Got a story to share from your time at Camp Big Canoe – from 50 summers ago, or last summer? Your only summer, or from ten summers? We’d love to read them and share them with our Big Canoe community. Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Summer Photos!
Want to re-live the Summer of 2016? Check out our gallery for pictures from all four sessions and Pee Wee Camp. As you will see when you click, our gallery goes all the way back to 1998! Re-live the memories and once again share in The Spirit of Camp Big Canoe.
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Bank of Nova Scotia Marathon
Our 2016 Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon team is ready to go and fundraising is underway. Visit our fundraising page to make a donation directly to Camp Big Canoe. Your help will ensure camp remains an affordable experience for all who deserve to enjoy the gift of Camp Big Canoe. Thank you for sharing the Spirit.