Ontario Camps

There are now over 400 camps and outdoor education facilities recognized by the Ontario Camp Association (OCA).  

Camp Ak-O-Mak was established in 1928 and is accredited by the Ontario Camp Association. It is a girls sports camp with a variety of different activities. 

Visit the Ontario Camp Association for additional information on the list of camps and outdoor education facilities in Ontario. 

Ontario, with its amazing landscapes, has many beautiful places to camp in Canada. Camp-Ak–Mak is one of the best and safe places for overnight camping which includes a variety of summer camp activities for girls.

Camp Ak-O-Mak is the world’s first swimming and sports camp for girls with activities like camping, biking, canoeing, and more. Located 300 km north of Toronto on beautiful Ahmic Lake in the Parry Sound region.

Contact us to know more about different camp events at Camp-Ak-O-MaK.

Several activities take place at summer camps such as swimming, canoeing, camping, biking, hiking, soccer, tennis and more.  Camp Ak-O-Mak is the world’s first swimming and sports camp for girls that offers a rustic experience to help campers focus on and enhance their appreciation for both the beauty around them and their new-found friends. Camp Ak-O-Mak offers several different camp activities, contact us to learn more about our camp programs. 

Additional FAQs

The girls attending AK-O-Mak have varying athletic abilities.  Most girls will find a sport that becomes her own.

Our program director assigns the activities every day.  See the Daily Schedule under Programs.

Our counsellors live in the cabins with the campers. There are 2 to 3 counsellors per cabin.  The younger cabins have the additional counsellor.

Our pricing is in Canadian Dollars.  If paying by credit card, the card company will exchange the money. Currently the US Dollar is at a 35% exchange and the Euro Dollar is a 50% exchange (both the US and Euro Dollars offer quite a discount compared to the Canadian).

No. Our cabins do not have electricity.  The camper will need a flashlight or headlamp.

The arrival day is the first day of the session and is the same day that your daughter would fly into Toronto Pearson International airport.

No. Spending money is built into the tuition and is referred to as the “Refundable Expense Account”.  This is for the camper to use at the camp store (Tuck Shop), out of camp events, a paddle across the lake for ice cream. The amount is different for each session and is shown on the Tuition Pricing Breakdown PDF. An accounting is done at the end of the summer and if your daughter has money remaining in the expense account, that money is refunded to you.  If she has spent more than the amount, you will be issued an invoice.

We have 1 to 2 doctors on site to handle most medical issues.

Camp is often the first time a girl has been away from home.  One of the main reasons parents send their children to summer camp is to accomplish this developmental milestone in a safe and enjoyable setting.  Everyone, regardless of age, will feel some discomfort.  Your daughter will learn that feeling ‘homesick’ does not last long, that some camp mates feel the same way and together they learn how to manage their feelings in a positive way.  Our counsellors and head staff are well trained/experienced in handling home sickness.

Our shortest session is 2 weeks, the minimum time that we can provide a holistic camp experience, i.e. over-coming homesickness (which lands day 3-4, perfectly normal), forging friendships with one’s camp mates, investing in/enjoying the program while accomplishing personal goals.  A one week camp can be helpful for some children, however it is not conducive to the delivery of a robust program such as Camp Ak-O-Mak’s.  In our experience, with the first and last days as travel and the next couple of days ‘missing home’, one week campers “default cope” by counting down the days ’til pick up rather than investing in their camp experience.

We are UNPLUGGED for the summer.  Ak-O-Mak has a no cell phone, tablet, laptop policy. The camper will have their phones for travel.  Upon arrival to camp, we will collect the phone for safe keeping in the locked, camp office.

We call our bathrooms “HOPS”.  They are separate buildings shared by 2 cabins.  Each HOP has multiple stalls with flush toilets and sinks with running water. Flashlights are required for HOPS also.

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