by Brian Bailkowski – Camper 1995-1998; Staff – 1999 & 2000

When I think about my time at Camp Big Canoe, no single memory stands out more than others.

I immediately get memories flooding in about experiences like:

  • looking for your name in the craft shack
  • swimming the lake swim to Turtle Rock
  • camping with the juniors at Lost Lake
  • walking to the general store for candy
  • playing all-camp games in the evenings
  • riding the bus after a long skills group canoe trip
  • paddling the French River
  • travelling to ‘town’ during staff night off (even if the movie choice was Blair Witch)
  • making sandwiches for the bus ride with Mr Mike Smith
  • listening to the guitar tunes of Mr Steve Salt and Mr Chris Tindal
  • learning I won’t drown when rolling my kayak
  • getting to sleep in a cabin when I became a tripper
  • eating GORP
  • learning archery in the archery pit
  • the long warm shower in the elephants after a long out trip
  • running to the waterfront when the horn went off
  • eating meals without utensils
  • we love you Cornelius
  • Polar Bear/Voyageur

and spending time with great people who I still think about today.

Camp Big Canoe

Camp Big Canoe is a not-for-profit overnight recreational camp for kids ages 6-16 in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada

1 Comment

Mike Smith · June 15, 2017 at 7:50 am

Let’s make sandwiches again eh?

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