Good old-fashioned snail mail is always a highlight to receive at camp!

You can also deliver your campers mail for the week AT REGISTRATION (both at camp or the bus)! We will have a box ready for this. Mark the day (eg: Monday 10th) on the letter or package, and we will ensure it is delivered to your child.

OR – choose snail mail! Mail is delivered to camp daily and campers are extremely happy to receive letters from home while they are at camp. Cheerful news from home can add to a camper’s enjoyment. Please, however, avoid mentioning how much your child is missed or that the dog has not eaten since they left! Although this type of news is natural and well-intended, it often aggravates or triggers feelings of loneliness or homesickness, making the camp experience less enjoyable.

Please ensure you send your letter with enough time for your child to receive it before the end of their time with us!

Camper mail by post should be addressed:

(Camper’s Name)
c/o Camp Big Canoe
1012 Sherwood Forest Road
Bracebridge ON P1L 1X3


Email can be sent to . Please include the camper’s name in the subject line. Emails from this account will be printed daily and delivered to campers. Unfortunately, campers are not able to respond by email.

Camper Phone Calls

Telephones are only available to campers in extenuating circumstances. If you need to speak with a camper, please call the camp at 705.645.4963 and ask to speak with a member of the Directing Team.

Please do not send cell phones to camp with your child. They are disruptive to our program and there is no area for campers to charge them. Besides, campers will be too busy having fun to use them!

Visits From Parents

Generally, visits while camp is in session are discouraged as this may trigger homesickness and may interrupt daily programs. If parents want to see the camp, they are encouraged to do so when delivering or picking up their camper(s).

Parents are asked to contact the camp several days before wanting to visit.

If you would like to arrange a camp tour to see our facilities outside of our regular sessions, please contact us.