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Camp Ponacka
Highland Grove, , K0L 2A0
Phone: (705) 748-9470,(613) 332-4125
Fax: (705) 748-3880

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Camp Ponacka, located on the shores of Baptiste Lake, near Bancroft, Ontario is a privately owned summer camp for boys ages 8-15. The campground encompasses 160 acres including shoreline and forest.

Boys ages 8 or 9 may come to Ponacka for either 2 or 4 weeks. Once a boy is age 10 or older, he attends camp for four weeks.

Ponacka is owned and operated by Don Bocking MSW, RSW and Anne Morawetz BNSc, RN. Anne's parents, Bruno and Gwen Morawetz founded Ponacka in 1947 and in 2006, Ponacka turned 60. Don and Anne's children, Chris, Graham and Laura have all been on staff at Ponacka!

The canoes and sailboats are put away... Ponacka is all closed up now after another happy summer but we are already looking forward to the summer of 2010!

Session dates for 2010:

Wednesday, June 30-Tuesday, July 27

Sunday, August 1-Saturday, August 28

For 8-9 year old boys there are two week options:

June 30-July 13

July 14-27

August 1-14

August 15-28

If you wish to receive our 2010 literature, brochure and DVD, please contact us through this website or  A long standing tradition at Ponacka is to make a home visit to all our first year campers and we look forward to scheduling those in the new year.


Camp Type:
Day  Residential 
Year Established:
Age of Campers:
8 to 15 years
$950//wk (Please contact camp for exact pricing.)
Nearest Large City:


  • Backpacking
  • Wilderness
  • Art
  • Crafting
  • Archery
  • Lacrosse
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


(Please contact camp directly for updated session schedule.)


The 4 week dates for the coming summer are:

Wednesday, June 30th - Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
Sunday, August 1st - Saturday, August 28th, 2010

For boys age 8 or 9 years old as of July 1st, 2010, there is a two week option. The dates are as follows:

Wednesday, June 30th - Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
Wednesday, July 14th - Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
Sunday, August 1st - Saturday, August 14th, 2010
Sunday, August 15th - Saturday, August 28th, 2010


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