Why Go to Camp in Ontario?


From the clear blue waters of Temagami to the majestic scenery of Muskoka to the strikingly beautiful St. Lawrence Seaway, Ontario is the perfect place to go to camp. It is a vast province with over 250,000 lakes, more than 100,000 kilometres of rivers and the most beautiful wilderness, scenery and wildlife that you could wish for an overnight camp. The many cities of Ontario have a vast network of parks and recreational facilities that make the perfect setting for day camps. Every summer for over the past 100 years, millions of campers discover the joy of camp in Ontario. There is an abundance of choice with over 400 accredited camps offering every kind of program imaginable. Refer to our OCA Camps Guide on the homepage for more information on your options.


Camp is for everyone! Camp is a unique place for learning, playing and having fun. Camp keeps kids’ brains active, alert and acquiring knowledge. Camp provides experiential learning. There are many different kinds of camps that offer a wide variety of programs. There are private camps and municipal camps; there are sports camps and arts camps; camps for boys and camps for girls. There are residential camps and day camps. There are religious camps and traditional camps. There are family camps and specialized camps for specific populations. To find the right camp for your child, click here to complete our questionnaire and search.