Camp Big Canoe is a not-for-profit overnight camp located in Muskoka, Ontario. Situated on a beautiful 240-acre plot of pristine Great Lakes-St. Lawrence forest, with its very own Hart Lake, Camp Big Canoe is a residential camp offering a dynamic and enriching camping experience for boys and girls aged 6-16.
Specializing in outdoor education, our program and facilities create a sense of community and belonging with each other and the environment. Each of our regular campers will participate in an offsite camping and/or canoe trip ranging from one night to eight nights depending on age and program.
On site, campers will participate in such traditional camp activities as Crafts, Swimming, and Canoeing. We also boast a wealth of creativity and team building activities that include Sports & Games, Music & Drama, Arts, Kayaking, and a Low Ropes course.
Our Rediscovery program frames much of what we do at camp, beginning and ending each day as a community, as well as providing an opportunity to further investigate our relationships with our surroundings.
Camp Big Canoe is a proud member of the Ontario Camping Association and the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA), and is supported by the Toronto United Church Council and The United Church of Canada.
Camp Big Canoe is a big place! Our 240 acres are divided into three main areas – “Top of the Hill”, “Bottom of the Hill” and “Tentlines”.
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Every year the generous donations of our supporters help send less fortunate kids to camp and help us keep our facilities in tip-top shape.
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Did you know the story of Big Canoe goes back to 1931? Find out about changes in location and improvements to the camp we know and love today.
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After 20 years of making Camp Big Canoe a fun and enriching experience for campers and staff alike, our long time Camp Director Bill Stevens has retired. He leaves an incredible legacy, and a happy camp! Our new Director Steve Salt is excited to carry on spreading the Spirit of Camp Big Canoe.