Camp Ak-O-Mak is a beautiful, rustic swimming summer camp north of Toronto where it’s all about the true outdoor experience and experiencing an unplugged, technology-free environment. It offers the best in swimming, with an “all girls” program for both competitive and recreational swimming levels.
Girls will spend their summer participating in a life-changing cultural experience with campers and staff from all over the world. This gives them the opportunity to make life long friendships with girls from different cities and countries and fosters an atmosphere of collaboration and inclusivity.
Top 5 Reasons to Send Your Daughter to Camp Ak-O-Mak
1. We were the world’s first swimming and sports camp for girls
Founded in 1928, our swimming and sports camp just for girls is world-renowned for being the first of its kind.
It’s about more than just our age though, our top-quality program designed specifically for young girls has helped many of our campers go on to become All-Americans and even Olympians. A number of Lake Ontario swimmers also got their start at Camp Ak-O-Mak.
2. Your daughter will improve her swimming
Whether she’s already a competitive swimmer, looking to step into the competitive world or simply looking to become a better swimmer, all of our girls go home stronger, faster and with improved strokes than when they arrived.
Not only will your daughter take great strides (or should we say, strokes…) in her swimming abilities, she’ll do this all in a refreshing environment in 50 and 25-meter pools built right into our beautiful lake. She’ll experience the enjoyment of swim practice under the summer sun surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Northern Ontario and Lake Ahmic.
3. Become a member of the Camp Ak-O-Mak community
When your daughter attends Camp Ak-O-Mak, she becomes a part of our family that extends beyond her cabin and the girls at camp for that session. She becomes a lifelong member of our community of competitive and open water swimmers that has been growing and supporting each other since 1928.
Even when she eventually ages out of our youth camp programs, we now offer an adult camp so she can come back one day to continue her training and relive her Camp Ak-O-Mak days!
4. Take part in open water swimming
Your daughter almost certainly spends most of her swimming time during the year in a pool, probably an indoor one too. One thing girls love at Camp Ak-O-Mak is all of the opportunities to swim in our beautiful lake, free from the smell of chlorine and the constraints of a regular pool.
Open water swimming helps to increase endurance, stroke rate, pace and mental strength. She will end her summer days feeling rejuvenated, healthy and fit from the extra challenge and adventure that lake swimming brings.
5. Your daughter can try a “tri”
One of the best parts about the Camp Ak-O-Mak summer experience is the opportunity to train for and participate in a triathlon. As one of our pillar sports, we offer triathlon training and instruction lead by national and world-class competitors.
Whether it’s her first triathlon or she’s a seasoned competitor, Camp Ak-O-Mak offers the chance for your daughter to go beyond swimming to bring running and biking all into one challenging but fun event. Your daughter can even join in and participate in triathlons in North Bay, Barrie and Parry Sound.
The countdown is on to your daughter’s summer at the best summer camp north of Toronto! Let the games begin, click here to register today!