Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner, so it’s a great time to consider signing your kids up for an amazing summer camp in Ontario. Camp Ak-O-Mak is the perfect place for your girls to be active, learn new skills, unplug, make friends, and build character!

Reason #1 – Get Active

Developing an active lifestyle from a young age is really important for a child’s physical and emotional welfare, both now and in the future. Participating in sports and activities at a summer camp in Ontario can set a wonderful precedent that will carry through to adulthood. The benefits go beyond good physical health to improved focus, drive and emotional wellbeing.

Reason #2 – Learn New Skills

Summer camp is the perfect opportunity for your child to try out a new activity, or to further develop one they already love. Just because it’s summertime and they’re not in a classroom doesn’t mean they aren’t learning!

Whether it’s yoga, kayaking, archery, road biking or self-defense, everyone is sure to find something they’ll love! Our expert, certified staff members are there to help every step of the way as well.

Reason #3 – Unplug

In this day and age, it can be a little concerning just how plugged in our kids are, with cell phones, TV, laptops and tablets being a normal part of many adolescents’ lives. At Camp Ak-O-Mak, we pride ourselves on offering an authentic, back-to-nature camp experience, and part of that is being unplugged: no cell phones, laptops, or electricity.

Campers learn that by not ‘being connected’ via technology, they can feel even more connected to their new friends, counsellors and beautiful northern Ontario environment.

Reason #4 – Make New Friends

By signing your kids up for a summer camp in Ontario, you’re allowing them to develop friendships with other girls in their age group from across the province, country, and even farther! They will learn that the world is a big place, with lots of diverse people to meet and connect with, and the camaraderie that can develop between girls in this unique environment is unparalleled.

Reason #5 – Build Character and Gain Independence

At the same time that your child is branching out and making new friends, they’re also nurturing their own independence and self-sufficiency. Summer camp is all about trying new things. It gives girls the opportunity to step outside of their comfort zone and experiment a little. With the beautiful and inspirational backdrop of Ontario’s Ahmic Lake, they can try new things, make mistakes, work towards their goals and develop confidence they never had before.

For over 90 years, Camp Ak-O-Mak has been providing young girls with amazing, authentic Canadian camp experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. Make this year a truly magical and transformative one for your daughters by allowing them to experience summer camp in Ontario! While it might be chilly outside today, summer is just around the corner, so be sure to call us at (416) 427-3171 or visit for more information.