Camp Can-Aqua is an overnight kids summer camp that recognizes the value of each individual. Understanding the power of the imagination, we create a world that is engaging, inclusive and full of wonder, where children develop a strong sense of comfort and belonging.
What can you expect from this summer camp? A welcome environment where relationship building is our foundation and independence is the starting gate. Kids are in the driver seat as they move around the camp and programs electively on their own, developing friendships and gaining skills at a wide range of thrilling activities.
Exceptional instruction opportunities, partnered with a remarkable community makes Camp Can-Aqua a unique and special place.
Located just outside of Bancroft, Ontario, we’re a proud member on the Ontario Camps Association (OCA) and the Canadian Camping Association (CCA). We are also proud to be one of North America’s Top Summer Camps.
BIG NEWS IN 2022!!
After an incredibly challenging few years due to Covid 19, Camp Can-Aqua has begun working on plans for expansion and diversification within our Maple Sugar Bush. We have been approved for a grant through the Tourism Economic Development and Recovery Fund, and have already started working on the creation of a new Maple Sugar Shack, which will be located at the far end of our lake.
Through the support of the TEDRF, this project will help to rebuild our tourism, expand our season and help us reach out to more students, families and friends.
For over 40 years, Camp Can-Aqua has been successfully giving our campers control of their days through the use of our program board. Each evening during dinner, campers head to the board and choose their next day’s adventure. We love this system, as not it give kids a sense of ownership and control over their day. In addition, it teaches the importance of compromise as kids will not always get everything they want.
A typical day is comprised of four activity periods, a single period of free time and an evening program. Once signed up, attendance lists are created for the following day and campers are expected to be at their activities ready and on time.
When you have your own private lake, you’d be crazy not to have tons of programs on the water! On any given day, our lake is filled with boats, swimmers and excitement. Our exceptional instruction is partnered with some terrific and creative options so kids can choose between improving a skill or splashing around.
Our water programs include the following options:
With over 160 acres to roam and explore our land programs offer kids diversity in programming and unlimited options. Every program offers its own set of accomplishments, challenges and awards for kids to work towards achieving. Our land programs include the following options:
With both active and passive land programs, campers will always find something to spark their interests.Read More
Every kid has a creative side and at Can-Aqua we work to provide a variety of artistic medians in order to ensure there is something for everyone. Our Arts programs include the following options:
Simulating creativity while at camp is something we feel is an important part of the overall experience.Read More
Every night is a new adventure at Camp Can-Aqua during Evening Program. Will it be a running game, like Capture the Flag or Battleship? Will it be an adventure, like Councillor Hunt, Can-Aqua Carnival or Clue? Which song will your cabin perform a lip sync and dance to for “Air Bands”? How about a creative skit at Campfire?
Every year there are new activities and games, including recent additions such as Phobias, Risk and Iron Chef Can-Aqua.Read More
If going away to camp is about having fun, gaining independence, learning to work with others and discovering the beauty in our natural surroundings, then taking part in a canoe trip while at Camp is a terrific opportunity!!! Suddenly, all the luxuries of city life disappear and campers are left with only each other to make their experiences memorable.
It takes teamwork and selflessness to accomplish all tasks and compromise is essential when camping with your cabin. Taking some time to enjoy a canoe trip, even for one night, is an incredibly rich opportunity. While at Can-Aqua we believe in the value of our programs and interactions on site, we are also huge supporters of the benefits children receive from the experience of a outtrip.Read More
At Camp Can-Aqua, our campers spend a good part of each typical day engaged in activities that are both exciting and educational. For this reason, we place terrific emphasis on the quality of instruction that we offer.
Situated on 160 acres of stunning Ontario landscape (and on our very own private lake), Camp Can-Aqua is a slice of paradise! Our exceptional instruction teaches kids skills they will take with them throughout their lives. Our leisure programs ensure summer campers have the perfect mix of skill development and crazy fun. A camper community of up to 250 kids, no child goes unnoticed at Camp Can-Aqua!