Camp Culture

Mealtime Songs

At Big Canoe, meals are more than just a time to fill up on delicious food! Click here for the lyrics to some of the songs that we sing in our Dining Hall at lunch and dinner time.
Breakfast is a special meal and we’ve got special songs to go with it! Check out the songs sung during breakfast here.

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Campfires

Campfires are a evening program where campers and staff can share a poem, story or skit or lead the group in a song of their choice. Some of the many songs popular at Big Canoe include:

  • The Music Man
  • The Pong Song
  • Mr. Dragonfly
  • Green Grass Grows all Around
  • The Jaybird Song
  • The Rugby Song
  • Alligator
  • Claudia the Cloud
  • The Princess Pat
  • The Bear Song
  • The Moose Song
  • Bobo Scadeetendot
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Sesame Street Rap
  • Brown Car
  • Brown Squirrel
  • Little Rocky
  • The Penguin Song
  • The Badger Song
  • A Bagel
  • Beach Chicken
  • Three Blue Pigeons
  • Do you Know the Muffin Man?
  • Chicky Boom
  • And many more!

Camp ‘Lingo’

Every community has a certain ‘lingo’ it uses and Camp Big Canoe is no different. Here are some camp words or names and their meanings, to help you get ready for camp:

Ahsin Nawayhee – a tentline where campers and staff live.
Aquarium – a cabin where program staff live.
ARC (Ahshunyoong Resource Centre) – the home of our Music & Drama program.
The Barn – the home of our out-tripping program.
Baby Elephants – outhouses located throughout camp, in case you can’t make it to the main washrooms.
Bill’s Place – the administrative and planning centre for the camp, as well as the living quarters for our Director, Bill.
Bottom of the Hill – an area of camp where the waterfront, Craft cabin, Barn, Marn, Turtle’s Nest and Aquarium are located.
Cook’s Cabin – a cabin where program staff (but not always kitchen staff) live.
Craft Cabin – the home of our Crafts and Rediscovery program.
El Bosque – a tentline where campers and staff live.
The Elephants – our main washrooms, located at the Top of the Hill.
Hartlet – a tentline where campers and staff live.
I.I.’s – a program run daily where campers can sign up individually for activities.
Labie – a cabin where the Head Cook lives.
Lodge – our dining hall.
Lost Lake – an on-property campsite located a short 10 minute hike away where junior campers may go for an overnight out-trip.
Lucy – an on-property campsite located at the other end of Hart Lake where junior campers may go for an overnight out-trip.
The Marn – our maintenance and storage facility.
The Nurse’s Cabin – our healthcare facility, where a Registered Nurse lives while camp is in session.
Sertao – a tentline where campers and staff live.
S-PROG – a program run in evening after snack for our senior campers, outdoor skills and leaders-in-training.
Streams – a program run daily where campers sign up for one program each week and have the opportunity to work on skill development and obtain certification levels.
Top of the Hill – an area of camp where the Lodge, playing field, ARC, Elephants, Nurse’s Cabin and Director’s Cabin are located.
TSTL – The Sky’s The Limit! On the last full day of each session, each unit gets one last opportunity to spend a morning together truly discovering The Sky is The Limit!
Turtle’s Nest – a cabin where program staff live.
Two Tents – a tentline where campers and staff live.
Wimwono – a tentline where campers and staff live.