Get Ready For Camp

To help campers get the most out of their camping experience we have tried to anticipate many of the questions most frequently asked by campers and parents. Wherever possible we try to help campers prepare for camp so that many things are not left until the last minute resulting in harassed parents and campers.

Parents, please take time to discuss camp preparation with your camper. We have tried to cover everything a camper might wonder about here on our website .

We need some important information from you before camp opens. Listed below are last minute checklist items to complete by May 15th.

  • Balance of fees owing
  • Completed Camp Health Form
  • Photocopy of Provincial Health Card (front and back)
  • Completed camp clothing order (optional)
  • Campers, bring any new swimming awards received during the winter

Please read all our Getting Ready For Camp sections carefully and help the camp operation run smoothly by responding promptly.

Packing for Camp

Find everything your child will need for his/her stay at Camp Big Canoe.
→ View Our Packing List

Ordering Camp Clothing

Buy T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, shorts and bucket hats for your camper.
→ Check it out

Contacting Your Camper

Cheerful news from home can add to a camper’s enjoyment. Find out how to contact your camper.
→ Learn More

Preparing Your Child for Camp

What you can do to help your child have an easy adjustment to camp life and an enjoyable camping experience.
→ Learn More


View the expected arrival and departure times if you are bringing your child to camp and the details of our bus service.
→ See Transportation

Camp Culture

Find lyrics to our traditional mealtime songs, a list of our campfire favorites and learn our camp “lingo”.
→ Get Ready


If you’ve got a question, you’ll probably find the answer on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
→ Find An Answer