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2023 Summer Camp
Early Bird Rates & Dates ~ Until Dec 1st
Can-Aqua offers 1,2 and 4 week sessions.
When using on line registration, our system functions in real time, meaning all spaces shown when registering are available. Fees are subject to change based on availability. The fee posted on line is the current early bird registration rate.
*Note: All rates posted are inclusive of a $200 membership into the Can-Aqua Community. This non-refundable annual membership gives campers access to all virtual events, reunions, on site drop in’s and camp antics from January through October, 2023.
Traditional Overnight Camps
Traditional 2 Week Camps
Sun July 2 – Fri July 14
Sun July 16 – Fri July 28
Sun July 30 – Fri Aug 11
Sun Aug 13 – Fri Aug 25
Traditional 4 Week Camps
Divided into cabins by age and sex, our traditional camp program (either 2, 3 or 4-weeks) are the signature programs here at Can-Aqua. Each night, campers visit our famous program board to select their programs for the following day. At Can-Aqua we place special emphasis on individualized teaching, which allows each camper to move through programs at their own pace. Our awards system is intricate and ensures that growth and development is recognized and interlaced between simple fun.
In addition to activity selections, campers take part in a mix of programs divided by cabin, section, team, gender and full camp each day. As the session progresses, campers will have the opportunity to take part in an overnight camping trip with their cabin mates. Towards the end of each session, our Can-Aqua Games are a highlight to the experience. Our mini games take place halfway through each month, followed by a larger games program at the end of each month.
Campers who stay for 4-weeks not only benefit from additional instruction and program time but also have the opportunity to take part in an advanced Algonquin Outtrip, are eligible for advanced swim instruction (Bronze Med & Cross) and enjoy being part of the popular mid month “changeover program”.
Sun July 2 – Fri July 28
Sun July 30 – Fri August 25
Traditional 1 Week Camps
Short Stay 1 Week Sessions
Sunday July 2 – Saturday July 8
Short Stay B:
Saturday July 8- Friday July 14
Short Stay C
Sunday July 16 – Saturday July 22
Short Stay D
Saturday July 22- Friday July 28
Short Stay E
Sunday July 30 – Saturday August 5
Short Stay F
Saturday August 5 – Friday August 11
Short Stay G:
Sunday August 13 – Saturday August 19
Short Stay H:
Saturday August 19 – Friday August 25
Sunday August 27 – Friday September 1
A Two Week Program for Campers 14-16
Sunday July 2 – Friday July 14
Sunday July 16 – Friday July 28
August Venture A:
Sunday July 30 – Friday August 11
Sat August 13 – Friday August 25
Leadership & Tripping Camps
Leadership Development Camps
Our Leadership programs pair the development of key social and cooperative skills, with structured activity instruction to ensure candidates are provided with a balance of hard skills, social skills and life skills. Beginning at fourteen years of age, these programs encourage candidates to take on responsibilities for role modelling as they are challenged to work to achieve program awards and improve upon personal fitness, all while supporting the younger campers in our community.
Leaders in our community, candidates will work towards achieving certified levels in First Aid, CPR and NLS. All leadership programs involve an out-trip opportunities as well and provide your young leaders with ample opportunities to continue to learn and grow, while taking on more responsibilities to ensure our camp community remains exceptional.
The Forerunner program is designed for candidates who are 14 years of age by the upcoming camping season (priority given to those born before Jan). Residing in the Summit Leadership Village, Forerunners will take part in daily leadership challenges as they are guided through the selection of skill based programs while they work towards their Merit award (when a camper achieves the highest awards in four different disciplines at camp) as well as their Bronze Medallion swimming level. In addition, their group they will plan and implement a 5-day overnight in Anstruther or Algonquin Park. Leading up to this trip, candidates will be busy as they craft their own paddle in the wood working studio.
The program is an option for kids who are 14 and looking for a new challenge at camp. While it is great preparation for the LIT program, it is not required in order to take part in LIT at 15.
Sun July 2 – Fri July 28
Sun July 30 – Fri August 25
Leaders in Training (LIT)
The LIT is a one-month program for candidates who are 15 years of age by the upcoming camping season (priority given to those born before Jan 1). Throughout the month, participants will be encouraged to begin thinking as a leader, while still enjoying the freedom of program selection each day. Participants work towards earning their Bronze Cross during the program.
The dedicated LIT staff team will guide these candidates throughout their month experience as they learn and grow, while still engaging in personal recreational pursuits. The Can-Aqua LIT program has two distinct program focuses:
Canoe Trip – An 8 day trip gives participants the opportunity to learn even more about the preparation, organization and leadership of a canoe trip. The canoe trip takes place nearby in Northern Algonquin Park. An LIT Director supervises each trip group with the support our tripping staff.
Leadership Skill Development- The Can-Aqua LIT program offers a unique approach to skill development. Half of each day is devoted to program requirements, which involve swimming, leadership and trip skills preparation. From there, LIT’s take to the Can-Aqua Programming Board each day to select the other programs which they wish to participate in. Not only do LIT’s have full access to all elective program choices but they will also benefit from specialized group programs throughout the month.
Sun July 2 – Friday July 28
Sun July 30 – Friday August 25
Junior Counsellors (JRC)
The Can-Aqua JRC represents a big step in a transition from a camper to a counsellor. This program is one month in duration and is available during July or August Camp each year. JRC’s reside in their own cabins for two weeks, then get assigned to specific camper cabins based on age preferences and availability for the remainder of their month. Candidates will divide their day between personal development and as a support to their assigned cabin where they will eat meals, socialize at rest hour and support during unstructured times at camp.
The focus of the JRC program is to develop and enhance the soft skills of exceptional leadership. In addition, candidates will train to complete their Standard First Aid, Level “C” CPR and their National Lifeguarding Level (NLS).
Throughout their month at camp, JRC’s must balance skill development, with program implementation, advanced trip skills and cabin based leadership. In addition to their own skill development, they will also represent Can-Aqua as Leadership Ambassadors, as they tour partner Ontario Summer Camps and take part is a very special white water rafting trip.
Throughout the month, the JRC group will participate in Kindred Sessions on the following:
- Leadership Skills
- Working within a team
- Ages and Stages
- Role Modelling
- Risk Management
- Developing a community with campers
- Sensitive Issues o Leadership Style/Sigma Leadership
- Health and Safety When Leading a Team
- Active Listening & Communication Skills
- Acceptability and Integration
A highlight of the program is the opportunity to plan and implement full camp programs from section based to camp wide games.
Sun July 2 – Friday July 28
Sun July 30 – Friday Aug 25
Specialty Camps at Can-Aqua have been designed to offer kids who have specific passions, a specialized focus while still submerged in summer camp life.
These programs are ideal for kids who want to take part in summer camp but have a passion for waterski and/or wake boarding and Film Production. Campers in specialized programs lose 1-3 electives each day in place of their special focus, but they still remain very connected to the camp community. This structure ensures all campers enrolled in specialty programs are still actively engaged in the day to day camp life.
For more information:
Contact the Camp at 613 339-2969
Sunday, July 2-8 & July 8-14
Sunday, August 27 – Sept 1
Note: Wake/Waterski is also available as an additional program to all 2 & 4 week sessions all summer.
Families with more than 1 camper (siblings with the same parents & residence) benefit from a discount of $75 per week.
NOFA Film Camps
One Week Session
One Week Session
Family Weekend Camp
Family Camp is a terrific opportunity for parents and kids to experience our summer programs together.
Our divided programming focus offers activities for toddlers, kids, teens and yes… adults!!! Throughout the weekend, our staff will engage and inspire you with program opportunities that are age appropriate, safe and fun. For parents wanting to spend some quality family time use the weekend as your resort time and take advantage of the many sign out options that allows you choose between structured programming or doing your own thing.
This is a not to miss opportunity that takes place three times each year.
3 Weekends to Choose From:
1 on 1 Weekends at Can-Aqua
Through the use of our Summit Leadership Section at Camp, these one on one weekends provide opportunities for parents, grandparents or any responsible guardian to bring their camper to Can-Aqua for a weekend this spring. Each pair will be assigned their own private accommodation in our 5 Star Rustic Summit Section (which is off grid) for sleeping. From there, you will have the run of the site all weekend as the camp will open program areas on a drop in basis. All meals, accommodation and programming are included in this low key and slow pace weekend where in pairs, you can explore and experience as you wish. Drop in programs include: Archery, Canoe, Kayak, Sewing, Woodworking, CampCraft, Sports and Arts & Crafts.
With the drop in nature of programming, there is no fixed schedule and pairs can move around as they wish, taking part in programs or doing their own thing. Be sure to pack warm clothes and swimwear!
2 Weekends to choose from :
Friday June 9-11
Friday June 16-18
Payment Options, Deposits and Refunds
By Email Transfer (Our preferred method)
For families wishing to send email transfers, please send transfers to email@example.com. Can-Aqua is set up as an automatic payment.
Please make cheques payable to Camp Can-Aqua and mail to:
P.O. Box 70,
By Credit Card (additional fees apply)
Camp Can-Aqua is pleased to accept all major credit cards for deposit payments only. A 2% processing fee applies to all credit card charges.
By International Payments and Bank Transfers
If you wish to pay camp fees using this method, please contact our administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org for account transfer data.
Payments & Deposits
All fees posted are inclusive of a $200 camper membership fee.
This fee is non refundable and must be paid in order to complete any camper program application. The Can-Aqua Community Membership program provides engagement throughout the year via meet ups, reunions, and online activities, which offer our campers with the opportunity to remain connected with Can-Aqua all year round.
The following applies to all camp programs
- Applications for summer camp are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
- Spaces are held only after deposit has been processed with a completed application. An email confirmation will be sent out from the camp after enrolment is complete.
- Our detailed Spring Information Package will be sent out to summer camp families in May.
- In the event that Can-Aqua is required to reduce our community size due to concerns related to Covid 19, we will cancel session booking based on the date of registration, beginning at most recent.
Deposits are as follows:
- $600 per child for those registering for 1 week of camp.
- $800 per child for those registering for 2 weeks of camp.
- $1000 per child for those registering for 4 weeks of camp.
The remainder of the camp fee, including applicable taxes and optional bus/airport transportation fees, are due May 1st.
Refunds & Cancellations
The following applies to all camps except Day and Family Camps
A cancellation fee will apply for any cancellations made any time after registration. Cancellations will be charged according to the date they are received, so if you cancel:
- any time before February 1st, you’ll be refunded your deposit and fees paid, less community membership and $125.00 per child (total $325).
- between Feb 1st and Feb 28, you’ll be refunded your deposit and fees paid, less community membership and $200.00 per child (total $400).
- between March 1st and March 31, you’ll be refunded your deposit and fees paid, less $250.00 per child (total $450)
- between April 1st and April 30th, you’ll be refunded all registration fees (due May 1st), less $300.00 per child (total $500).
Any cancellations made on or after May 1st are non-refundable.
There is no reduction in fees for campers arriving late or leaving early. All refund requests are typically reviewed and processed at the end of our camping season each year.
Refunds are not provided for campers leaving early for reasons or anxiety or homesickness. In the event of an injury at camp, where a camper must leave early, a prorated amount will be credited to the following year.
Every family is provided with the camps behavioural expectations and camper code of conduct. Refunds will not be issued in the event that a camper is sent home due to a violation of these expectations. Please review this document to ensure your child will be able to meet and support the expectations of the camp community. (Behavioural Expectations and Code of Conduct)