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Camp Tamakwa
Huntsville, , P1H 2H3
Phone: 310-280-4105
Fax: 310-280-4921

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Rising out of the forest, Camp Tamakwa is a "children's village" - where campers live and play in a safe, creative, nurturing habitat - and where they are encouraged to do what they do themselves. Founded in 1936 by naturalist Lou Handler and celebrated canoeist Omer Stringer, Tamakwa is summer home to 280 boys and girls - ages 7 to 16 - and over 130 staff. Campers and staff come mostly from Detroit and Toronto, but also from California, Chicago, New York, Florida, Mexico, and everywhere in between.Tamakwa is in Algonquin Provincial Park -- the "jewel" of Canadian parks -- where the call of a loon or a foraging moose are part of daily life. 3,000 square miles of pristine forest and 2,000 crystal clear lakes make Algonquin a camping paradise of world renown, and the perfect setting for Tamakwa's program of canoe tripping, sports, arts, & outdoor recreation. Tamakwa is known for its spirit, tradition, intimate size, family feeling, and a strong bond. That bond -- together with warm memories -- is what children take home from camp and keep all the days of their lives. And that magical bond? That's Tamakwa.


Camp Type:
Year Established:
Age of Campers:
7to16 Old
$651.00-$1000.00/wk /wk (Please contact camp for exact pricing.)
Nearest Large City:
Toronto, ON


  • Academic
  • Journalism
  • Adventure
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing ( Adventure )
  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Crafting
  • Dance
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Film
  • Music
  • Pottery
  • Theater
  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Horseback Riding, English
  • Hunting
  • Inline Skating
  • Kiteboarding
  • Riflery
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Sports
  • Sewing
  • Yoga


(Please contact camp directly for updated session schedule.)

For most campers, we have two 4-week sessions to choose from and many campers choose to stay for all 8 weeks. They are as follows:

JULY SESSION - June 28 - July 25

AUGUST SESSION - July 26 - August 22

For first-time Tamakwans, finishing grade 1-3, we offer a 2-week option during each session. They are as follows:

JULY 2-WEEK J.T. SESSION - June 28 - July 12

UGUST 2-WEEK J.T. SESSION - July 26 - August 9


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