Parents naturally want the best for their kids. That’s why we decided to send our daughters to Camp Ak-O-Mak, a specialty sports camp in Canada. Our daughters want to excel at their sports so it was important to have training and coaching throughout the summer. Camp Ak-O-Mak was the Canadian sports camp for us that really had it all: a rustic, natural environment, a wide range of sports activities as well as the fun traditions of summer camp.
An All Girls Sports Camp in Canada Dedicated to Competitive and Recreational Training
Camp Ak-O-Mak is the first competitive swim and sports camp for girls in the world. The camp is located three hours north of Toronto on a beautiful lake in the Parry Sound area. Summer camp sessions are offered for girls age 7-16 which was ideal for our daughters.
The competitive yet supportive nature of the instructional sports programs was a good recipe for performance excellence sought by one of our daughters. Our other daughter, however, enjoyed the opportunity to participate in recreational sports programs at a more leisurely pace. Both girls loved the variety of activities Camp Ak-O-Mak offered such as open water swimming, kayak racing and various land sports.
A Sports Camp in Canada With So Many Benefits
Camp Ak-O-Mak is more than just a specialty sports camp. It is also an authentic Canadian camping experience – back to nature, free of technology and electricity, the beautiful lakeside setting. Our daughters were excited to bunk with girls of the same age, sharing wooden cabins with an excellent camper-to-counsellor ratio.
We were happy to learn that the traditional pleasures of summer camp were alive and well, like campfires, sing-a-longs and camaraderie. We believe that the environment at Camp Ak-O-Mak enhances the development of character and personal growth outside of the home. It is so rewarding for parents to witness this growth in character and to see our girls create long lasting friendships.
The range of activities at Camp Ak-O-Mak made it possible for our daughters to explore and develop other interests. Camp Ak-O-Mak is the ideal Canadian sports camp, the place to master a sport and develop team skills.
A Uniquely Different Summer Sports Camp Experience
Camp Ak-O-Mak offers instruction, training and coaching in dozens of sports activities – everything from mountain biking, canoeing and sailing, baseball and soccer to field hockey and water polo. The camp counsellors are stellar – young women who demonstrate a capability to teach, who have a positive attitude, and who have a desire to coach young girls all while developing their confidence and self-esteem.
We were quite impressed with the counselors who had coaching certificates and other credentials in disciplines like drama and photography. Beyond their athleticism, we found the counsellors to be effective role models and mentors for our daughters. The counsellors actually live with their campers and agree to a strict code of conduct including camper confidentiality provisions.
Meet Campers From Around the World
Campers may choose a sports camp in Canada for the coaching and training, but they agree that one summer at Camp Ak-O-Mak has a way of changing lives in so many more important ways. They will form true friendships that will last a lifetime with the other campers, and learn about different ways of life and cultures from their peers from different communities and countries.
What Will Your Daughters Do Next Summer?
At Camp Ak-O-Mak they can focus on sportsmanship, athletic excellence, and making lifelong friendships all while building upon the foundations of self-confidence and character.
There’s a reason why girls return to Camp Ak-O-Mak year after year. To learn more, call the camp office directly at 416-427-3171, or browse our website to learn more about our camp program.