What We Offer

Camping at Big Canoe is an experience like no other. Taking full advantage of our beautiful site, the Big Canoe program is designed to build confidence, improve relationships, build empathy, and have fun. We want campers to experience the Spirit of Camp Big Canoe and then Keep It Alive Throughout the Year. Whether it is in crafts or in a canoe, the Spirit of Camp Big Canoe is in everything we do.

Camp Big Canoe believes in Unit Camping. This is the philosophy that as a group we camp together, we live together, and we play together. Throughout most of the day, campers will spend program time traveling as a unit with their counsellor, visiting the different program areas. Each unit consists of six to seven same-gendered campers of similar age. In the afternoons, campers are then given an opportunity to discover more personal interests and can sign-up for Streams and Individual Interests.

Land Activities

All our land activities teach our campers the power of team-work and community. We work together through Rediscovery, Sports, Games and Low-Ropes.

Water Activities

Canoeing and kayaking levels, lake swim and polar bear dip – come take advantage what our beautiful and private Hart Lake has to offer!

Arts Activities

What better place is there to find inspiration for arts, crafts, music and drama than the great outdoors? Creativity flourishes at Big Canoe!


The Canadian wilderness is a great place to experience the Spirit of Camp Big Canoe. Campers enjoy at least one night out-tripping.
→ LEARN ABOUT Out-Tripping

Leadership Programs

Want to earn a high school credit while at camp? Camp Big Canoe is proud to offer two programs to earn credits towards your Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
→ View Our Leadership Programs

PeeWee Camp

Our PeeWee camp is a perfect start for your young camper. Experienced staff, often alumni, share the Spirit of Camp Big Canoe.
→ Read more about Our PeeWee Camp

Camp-Wide Programs

The Big Canoe community gathers daily for evening programs as well as for themed special days announced at the ever popular “Cheese House”.
→ View Our Camp-Wide Programs

Daily Schedule

Everyday at camp is full of fun and excitement, friends and activity. Start the day with a Polar Bear swim and enjoy it all the way to evening campfire activities.
→ See Our Daily Schedule