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AboutCamp Can-Aqua

At Camp Can-Aqua we recognize the value of each individual, encouraging them to challenge themselves through learning, exploration and responsible risk taking. 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.  In this community, each child is able to recognize their importance as they are encouraged, supported and included in all aspects of camp life.

Offering a co-ed camp experience for kids ages 5-16 for 1,2 and 4 week stays, we are a camp for 200 kids each session.  

Camp Can-Aqua is a remarkable, camper driven summer camp! Campers arrive to a welcoming accepting environment. Once here, they quickly realize that the world of camp is a place they can comfortably express themselves, develop friendships and gain skills at a wide range of thrilling activities. At Can-Aqua we are not only proud of what we have, but also what we do and how we interact. Exceptional instruction opportunities, partnered with a remarkable community feel make Camp Can-Aqua a very 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). Membership in these organizations ensure a high level or professionalism and expertise in all things camp! We are also proud to be rates as one of North America’s Top Summer Camps.

Click here and register to join us to EXPERIENCE CAN-AQUA!

A Letter From Andrew Martin, Camp Director

Daily Activities

For over 30 years, Can-Aqua has been successfully using our program board to ensure campers are given control of their schedule on a day to day basis. Each evening at dinner, kids rotate by cabins as they head out to choose their next day’s adventure. We love this system, because not only does it give kids a sense of ownership on their time and control of their day, but it also teaches the importance of compromise and encourages kids to participate in what they know but also to try new things.

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. At Can-Aqua we tell kids that while you don’t have to do anything…you must do something!


canoe tripping
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:

  • Instructional Swim
  • Wake Boarding, Water Skiing & Wake Skate
  • Kneeboard
  • Canoe
  • Kayak
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkel
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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 160 kids, no child goes unnoticed at Camp Can-Aqua!