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Canoe Camps for Kids:

Canoe camps offer more than a great way for kids to learn to paddle. The partnership and cooperation required between paddling partners and canoe campers teach kids so much more: people skills, problem solving, and perseverance are just a few of the valuable life lessons. On top of that, the confidence that comes with learning to stern, completing a tough portage, and growing life-long friendships often translate into higher self esteem back home, long after camp is over.

There are canoe camps for all ages and skill levels. Some offer short trips close to home, whereas others offer the opportunity to really explore.



Photo by Laura Puckett

Canoe Camps in USA

Michigan

Crystalaire Adventures
Frankfort, MI
www.crystalaireadventures.com

YMCA Camp Echo
Fremont, Michigan
www.ymcacampecho.org


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Minnesota

Boy Scouts of America
Northern Tier High Adventure Program
Ely, MN
www.ntier.org/About.aspx

Camp Buckskin
Ely, MN
www.campbuckskin.com

Camp Chippewa for Boys
Cass Lake, MN
www.campchippewa.com

Camp Kooch-i-ching
Rainy Lake, MN
www.koochiching.org

Camp Tanadoona
Excelsior, MN
campfiremn.org/Tanadoona/index.htm

Camp Thunderbird
Bemidji, MN
www.camptbird.com

Camp Voyageur
Ely, MN
www.campvoyageur.com

Girl Scout Northern Lakes Canoe Base
Ely, MN
gslakesandpines.org/camps/northern-lakes-canoe-base/

Lake Trails Base Camp
Oak Island, MN
www.laketrails.org

Les Voyageurs
Sartell, MN
www.les-voyageurs.org

Ogichi Daa Kwe
International Falls, MN
www.ogichi.org

Wilderness Canoe Base
Grand Marais, MN
www.campwapo.org/camp/wilderness

YMCA Camp du Nord
Ely, MN
www.dunord.org

YMCA Camp Ihduhapi, Leadership Development Program
Loretto, MN
www.campihduhapi.org

YMCA Camp Menogyn
Grand Marais, MN
www.campmenogyn.org

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan
Ely, MN
www.widji.org

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North Carolina

Green Cove, for girls
Tuxedo, NC
www.greencove.com

Mondamin, for boys
Tuxedo, NC
www.mondamin.com

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Wisconsin

YMCA Camp Icaghowan
Amery, Wisconsin
www.campicaghowan.org

Camp Manito-wish YMCA
Boulder Junction, WI
www.manito-wish.org 

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Vermont

Keewayden Dunmore, for boys
White River Junction, Vermont
http://keewaydin.org/

Songadeewin of Keewaydin, for girls
White River Junction, Vermont
http://keewaydin.org/



Canoe Camps in Ontario, Canada

Camp Pathfinder
Huntsville, ON (NY during winter)
www.camppathfinder.com

Camp Temagami
Temagami, ON
www.camptemagami.com

Camp Wabikon
Temagami, ON
www.wabikon.com

Camp Wanapitei
Temagami, ON
www.wanapitei.net

Canadian Adventures Camp
Temagami, ON
www.canadianadventurecamp.com

Keewaydin Temagami
Toronto, Ontario
http://keewaydin.org/temagami/temagami-overview/

Langskib
Temagami, ON
https://northwaters.com/

Northwaters Wilderness Program
Temagami, ON
https://northwaters.com/

Paddlefoot
Dorset, ON
www.paddlefoot.ca

Project C.A.N.O.E.
Temagami, ON
www.canoe.org

Wabun Canoe Camp
Temagami, ON
www.wabun.com




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