A place where young girls can truly be themselves!
Camp is a wonderful opportunity for girls to have a great time and learn skills like canoeing, tennis and swimming. These are all valuable things, but we believe camp should be much more.
Camp Oconto is a single gender girls camp that has been in operation for over 80 years. We provide an opportunity for our campers aged 6 to 16 to learn life skills, to develop new friendships, and to learn to get along with people of many different backgrounds and personalities. They learn to have a positive outlook, to give of themselves and to appreciate nature. We also offer a three day/two night camp for girls aged 4 to 6 years old called Oconto Chickadees.
Our staff returns year after year and are comprised of people who have been campers, and CITs, and have been known to the Directors, often from the age of 8!
Camp Oconto is located in a beautiful, natural spot. Oconto has comfortable beds in zebos (see FAQs) for girls 10 and up, and cabins for those younger than 10. These are located around our main bay so that we can all take advantage of the breeze and the incredible view! Bathrooms are flush toilets located close to the cabins and zebos.
A DAY AT
Campers are given the opportunity to excel in the activities they choose, and the older they get, the more they can determine their own programming.
Those more inclined to one activity are encouraged to grow in others.
“Doing nothing” during an activity period is not an option – we want you to get the most out of your Oconto experience.
TYPICAL CAMP DAY
(Polar Bear Dip if you want it!)
|9:30||Assembly (twice weekly)|
|5:00||Free time Period|
Evening Program Swim
|Tuck in with counsellors and quiet time in cabins to prepare for bed|
We have a wide variety of athletic and creative activities. Campers can try something new, or move through different achievement levels in something she loves – either way, she’ll be proud of her accomplishments.
In the sports areas, campers can accomplish award levels based on recognized sports’ affiliations. Everyone in camp takes swimming lessons (one period per day).
There is quiet time, but not when you are at activities!
THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO!
"Oconto taught me how to balance everything from when to be a leader and when to let others lead to knowing when to share the load and when to do things yourself."
Hope & Serenity.
"Living in the natural environment of Oconto gives me hope and serenity. Feeling the support and encouragement of 100 other girls makes me feel valued and appreciated. Being able to participate in so many activities and challenging myself makes me feel strong and brave!"
"I have gained the confidence to step out of my comfort zone and do things I would never think of doing."
"My Oconto experience was life-changing, yes, but I don’t feel that it specifically changed who I was. Rather, it helped foster and build my strengths, gave me a baseline for my true self that I can always reflect on, gave me confidence in my abilities and provided the example of positive role models and the support of life-long friends that has helped shape the person I would grow to become."
Sense of Peace.
"When I drive through those gates I feel an incredible sense of peace. I know I will be accepted, supported and cared for."
"Without camp, my life would be unrecognizable! Oconto is where I met my best friends, where I learned all of my transferable professional skills and where I figured out what kind of woman I am. I am a better friend, daughter, and employee because of the lessons I learned at Oconto."
Do you have questions?
If so, please call the Director, Lisa Wilson at (905) 470-2031
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
QUESTIONS FROM OUR PARENTS
QUESTIONS FROM OUR CAMPERS