Ontario, Canada

Camp Wabikon – Ontario, Canada

For over 70 years Camp Wabikon has provided youth from around the world with an exceptional overnight Canadian summer camp experience.

Camp Wabikon – Ontario, Canada

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Type Full Board
Ages 6 - 17
Website http://wabikon.com
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Camp Wabikon – Ontario, Canada

Each summer youth from around the world travel to our magnificent island location in Temagami, Ontario, Canada to participate in our quality program, including over 30 land and water activities. Campers love the freedom of being able to choose their activities each day using our personal choice sign-up system.

Each camper is encouraged to try all of the activities offered at camp, including a cabin group canoe trip. This experience, in the breathtaking scenery of Temagami, is a highlight of many campers’ stay at Wabikon.

All of our activities are taught by qualified, caring instructors with equal focus on learning and enjoyment. Campers have the opportunity to challenge themselves physically and gain valuable life skills such as independence, self-confidence, compassion and integrity.

As an overnight camp, campers have the unique experience to bond with their cabin mates and counsellors, forming friendships and memories to last a lifetime.

We offer an outstanding 6-week Counsellor In Training (CIT) program for 16 & 17 year olds as well as an excellent hospitality (Meet & Greet) program for long distance travelers.

Our staff to camper ratio is 1:3.

The majority of our Staff members have spent a significant number of summers as campers and CITs at Wabikon.

Campers at Wabikon thrive in the safe, fun and nurturing environment created by our management and staff team.

We are a family owned and operated business that takes great pride in the work we do. For over 35 years we have continued to provide an outstanding Canadian camping experience. By limiting camper enrollment to 150 everyone at Wabikon feels like part of the family.  Join us for a summer you’ll never forget!

Testimonials:

I wish all kids could go to camp! I went to camp when I was young so I was thrilled when we were able to give my daughter a similar experience. She went to Camp Wabikon the last two summers and simply had the “time of her life!”

It’s an incredible opportunity to escape the rat race of the city as well as the pressures of constantly being “plugged in”. It’s a fabulous way to develop a connection with nature as well as make new friends. It’s a place where kids can bekids–where they can sing and dance and play and laugh and learn and explore. Camp offers a huge variety of fun new skills and activities: sailing, swimming, hiking, paddle-making, tennis, cycling and canoeing. But it’s also a place where kids develop into their own selves… where they learn leadership, fellowship, confidence and most important, independence. For our daughter, going to camp was an overwhelmingly positive experience… one that she will never forget. She told me that she was never once home-sick when she was at camp, but she is always camp-sick when she is home! That shows just how much she looks forward to going back again next summer.

Lisa C. – Wabikon Parent (Canada)

I believe our 3 boys; ages 12, 11 and 9 would spend their whole year at overnight camp if they could. Camp Wabikon is truly their home away from home.

Growing up spending our own summers away at camp, my husband and I knew first-hand the incredible impact camp can have in shaping one’s character, love for the outdoors and forming lifelong friendships. There’s something truly magical about overnight camp. For many it’s our first taste of independence away from our parents and a times your identity at home. Camp is a place where you can try new skills, unplug from technology, relax, live simply, form new friendships and embrace all the fun and silliness life has to offer. Where else can you greet the day by morning campfire, build something creative, take part in a play or your favourite sport, let your imagination lead the way, get dirty, discover nature, dress up as a crazy character, play capture the flag, send your counsellor to Kangaroo court, visit the tuck shop, hang out by the lake with your friends, sing and laugh your way through meals and fall asleep under a sky full of stars, all in single day! Camp creates the moments that will become memories for a lifetime.

Cheryl P. – Wabikon Parent (Canada)

My son and nephew are very excited about coming back again to Wabikon this summer. Their stay at Wabikon were for both of them the most wonderful experience that happened to them last year.  They learned a lot of new and useful things and enjoyed the beautiful landscape and above all the friendly atmosphere of the camp.  They had the opportunity of improving their English speaking skills. I can see the diference before and after the camp.

I know that all this has been possible thanks to your help and also to your team.

Silvia C. – Wabikon Parent  (Spain)

Mes garçons vont à Wabikon depuis l’âge de 11 ans. L’un d’eux est même de venu “counselor” (moniteur) pendant tout un été. L’objectif #1 pou nous parents: c’est la pratique de l’anglais. Le #2, c’est de les savoir heureux. Et la mission est accomplie: chaque année ils reviennent avec un vocabulaire plus riche et attendant avec impatience l’ été suivant pour retourner. Pour comprendre leur émerveillement, nous sommes allés les visiter. La résponse se résume en quelques mots: un endroit merveilleux (le lac de Temagami, ses îles, ses arcs en ciel) des activités sympas et adaptées a tous, des amis formidables avec qui ils restent en contact. Wabikon, c’est une super adresse, à garder secrète!

Helena M. – Wabikon Parent (France)

Last summer I went to Wabikon for the first time. I had always wanted to get a taste of what it would feel like to ditch civilization for a couple of weeks. The idea of completely disconnecting from the loud life in the city to then lose myself in the dynamic of a sun-filled atmosphere was something I had only dreamt of. During grade nine, I felt like I had to get away, that I needed to escape. I was tired of the routine pace of school and home. Summer was coming and I had no plans. This is when the idea of camp came into the picture. The whole concept of being constantly busy, as well as being surrounded by other people my age who also share that one goal to live something new, attracted me beyond compare. Sitting by the fire and roasting marshmallows has also always been something I’ve enjoyed. My best friend and I then literally looked up summer camps far away from our hometown and picked Wabikon at random. I am so happy I came across a place like Wabi: I had no idea how much the effect of three weeks isolation from the outside world would have on me. It is safe to say that it was the absolute climax of all my teenage summer experiences!

Anonymous – Wabikon Camper

Wabikon means more to me than there are words to describe. It is my home, my life, and my family. I have been so extremely lucky to go to camp every summer of my childhood. It kept on getting better and better as the years went on, as I became more independent. Wabikon is the place that holds memories and people that changed and got better every year. I have been able to grow and learn at camp and I have loved and treasured every minute of it. Since my first year at Wabikon, I have learned camp skills, had the pleasure of feeling free and making new friends, and also learned very important life skills.

Cale N. – Wabikon Camper, CIT & Staff (Canada)

The Wabi CIT program has changed me as a person. My leadership and initiative taking skills have developed so far; I’m now the presidential representative of my grade homeform, I am the founder and president of my school’s UNICEF club, I am a member of the mental health committee, gay straight alliance, girls athletic association, math engineering and science association .. and I’m a member of my swim team at school! I’m also doing a co-op program at a public school for children with high physical and health needs. And to top it off, I’m in the process of earning my NLS! All of these I thought I wasn’t capable of accomplishing before my summer at Wabi.

Niki B. – Wabikon Camper and CIT (Canada)

I was a staff member at your wonderful camp for 2 years in 1989 and 1990. I wanted to write to you after seeing the photos that were recently posted on Facebook. Wow! I am remembering all the fantastic people that I worked with, the campers I cared for and the lessons I learned from your strong leadership and guidence. I am so pleased to see that things are still going strong at Wabikon and you continue to uphold the philosophy of having a welcoming and positive space for campers and staff to grow and learn from each other. I remember the many international campers that would come to Wabikon and the intercultural connections that were made. Many thanks for the experience you provided to me all those years ago – it stays with me always.

Jenny C. – Wabikon Staff/Alumni (Canada)

Dates:

  • Session A: July 1 – 21, 2018
  • Session B: July 22 – August 11, 2018
  • Session C: August 12 – 22, 2018
  • C.I.T. Leadership Program: July 1 – August 11, 2018

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Group Sizes

Average group size Children/Adult ratio
Enrollment Limited to 150 1:3

Fees and Tuitions

Per week (please see website for details) CHF 1.075

Contact

Mary-Beth Crysler

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