CAMP AK-O-MAK ENCOURAGES GIRLS TO BE BRAVE AND TO DISCOVER STRENGTH WHILE CONNECTING WITH EACH OTHER AND BUILDING COMPETENCE AND CONFIDENCE.
Courage. Connection. Competence. Confidence.
Founded in 1928, Camp Ak-O-Mak is the world’s first swimming and sports camp for girls. Located 300 km north of Toronto on beautiful Ahmic Lake in the Parry Sound region, we offer girls ages 7 – 16 competitive and instructional programs in swimming; open water swimming; triathlon and sprint canoe/kayak racing; running; biking; and other land sports. Our campers come from Canada, the US and other countries from all over the world and opt in!
We pride our self in offering an authentic, rustic, Canadian overnight summer camp experience that is literally “unplugged” (no cell phones, no laptops). Our campers train in a beautiful, wilderness setting and live in wooden cabins without electricity. We assign 8-12 girls of the same age to a cabin along with two or three counsellors. We offer a rustic experience to help campers focus on and enhance their appreciation for both the beauty around them and their new-found friends. This camp is about participation and we celebrate, cheer for, and encourage our campers.
Hi Dianne, I wanted to share this piece of fun / good news with you, and I hope you can pass it on to Jocelyn. My daughter attended Ak-O-Mak for the final 2 week session last summer and did her school speech on Jocelyn and her very inspiring story. She won for her grade 7 class, and today won for her whole school. She now gets to present the speech at the City of Toronto finals. This is just one example of how Ak-O-Mak and all the wonderful coaches and counselors have such a positive impact on our daughters. Many thanks to Ak-O-Mak and many thanks to Jocelyn!
Hi Dianne, Thank you for providing Jessica with a wonderful camp experience again this summer. She is looking forward to next summer already.
Hi Dianne, I wanted to tell you how very grateful I am for all you’ve done over the years with the girls, but particularly this year with Anna. She spends most of her time in her sister’s shadow and you guys gave her the opportunity to really shine on her own, while having the comfort of knowing that her sister was still around if she needed her.
Hi Dianne, You’ve all built a truly amazing place for girls to learn values and how to grow into wonderful young women, and for that I can’t thank you enough. There are so many challenges these girls face; it’s really nice to know they can go to camp to have this time and influence from such great role models. Please pass my gratitude to the other counselors, as well as Catherine and Jocelyn. Have a great winter!! See you next year. Lisa
Dear Dianne: By the way, Megan had a great time and RAVED about the food… Though she noted that because the menu is now “healthy “, there were lots of vegetables and no grilled cheese sandwiches etc.. :)… She also said one of the chefs has a Facebook page, but she couldn’t remember the name of the chef… Can you tell me ?? We are always looking for new ideas/recipes . Thx and all the best until next year.
CAMP AK-O-MAK SPORTS
Unique to Camp Ak-O-Mak are our pillar sports – competitive swimming/open-water swimming, triathlon, biking and competitive paddling. We offer 25 other sports and activities for skill development and FUN!!