End of Summer Day Camps

A Note on Camps

The Canadian Canoe Museum has cancelled 2020 summer day camp offerings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After much deliberation, we feel strongly that we must prioritize the health and safety of our campers, their families, staff, volunteers and the broader community at large. The challenges that our physical camp locations present, as well as the needs to provide for physical distancing and other protective measures, seriously challenge our ability to deliver quality programming on the water. We look forward to summer 2021 and welcoming camper families back to the museum as soon as possible!

The Canadian Canoe Museum’s high-energy, multi-activity day camps are the perfect way to wrap up the summer! We provide a fun, safe and supportive environment for kids to interact with nature, get creative, meet new friends and enjoy summertime in the Peterborough and the Kawarthas to the fullest. We have two End of Summer Day Camps this year!

One for ages 8-10 that includes printmaking, book-binding, canoeing, swimming, rock climbing, and soapstone carving, with visits to Beavermead Park, the Turtle Conservation CentreEcology ParkPetroglyphs, the Lift Locks and of course, exploring the museum!

And, a NEW camp for ages 10-12 that includes knot tying and exploring the museum, tarp and shelter making, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and circus performing, with visits to the Alderville Black Oak Savanna,  Beavermead Park, the Turtle Conservation Centre, the Lift Locks and the Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts.

Don’t forget – Canadian Canoe Museum members receive discounts on summer camp registration. Become a member today and save!

Do you have questions about our camp programs? Not sure if they’re a good fit for your child? Please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or call 705-748-9153 ext. 219. We love to talk about camp and would be happy to chat with you!



  • If minimum camp capacity is not reached we will contact you and issue a full refund.
  • Registrations include a $50 non-refundable administration fee.  If withdrawal is made on or before June 1, all amounts paid, other than the non-refundable $50 administration fee, will be refunded.  No refund of camp fees will be made under any circumstances after June 1st.
  • There will be no reduction in camp fees if the camper arrives late, leaves early, or misses any scheduled camp dates.
Camp FAQs

I have questions about the programming of your camps who should I talk to?

  • Please contact Director of Programs, Karen Taylor at [email protected] or by calling 705.748.9153 ext 219

I have questions about registering for your camps, who do I call?

  • Please contact Director of Programs, Karen Taylor at [email protected] or by calling 705.748.9153 ext 219


My child has never been canoeing before, can they still attend this camp?

  • Yes, our camps are a great option for kids who’ve never canoed before!


My child is a bit younger/older than the ages you’ve listed for your camps, can they still attend?

  • We’ve set our camp ages based on years of experience.  Please do not register your child for a camp they do not fit the age range for.


We’re a lower income family do you offer any subsidies? 

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