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The Canadian Canoe Museum is excited to offer a variety of camp options for youth. Whether it is summer day camps, canoe tripping expeditions, or activities for March Break and PA Days, campers can expect to learn new skills and meet new friends in a fun and supportive atmosphere. All our camps utilize our unique collection to inspire hands-on learning and outdoor skills. We bring our exceptional education and leadership to each camp and are certain that campers will leave with smiles on their faces.

The Canadian Canoe Museum offers the following camps:

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Summer Day Camps

An amazing combination of exhibit exploration, paddling skill development, and outdoor activities, our Summer Day Camps run Monday to Friday in July and August for youth ages 8-14. Each week focuses on a different paddling skill level and is balanced by activities inspired by the collection. We provide an exciting, fun, and supportive environment for kids to interact with nature, hone their paddling skills, and enjoy summertime in the Kawarthas.

Learn more about our Summer Day Camps
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Canoe Trips

Grab your gear and join us on a true canoe trip adventure in provincial parks for youth ages 14 – 17. No previous tripping experience is necessary! Our certified guides will teach wilderness travel skills along the trail in these fully immersive wilderness experiences.

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March Break Camps

Coinciding with the school March Break in the KPRDSB, this day camp is for youth ages 8 -14. These camps contain an array of outdoor activities and Exhibition Hall learning that changes daily, though always with a focus on outdoor and experiential education. We offer flexible scheduling – your child can join us for one of our half-day camps, a full day, or multiple days.

Learn more about our March Break Camps
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PA Day Camps

Looking for a day full of fun and learning? Join us for our PA Day camps, where your child will experience hands-on learning at the Museum! These camps operate only on the KPRDSB Elementary School PA Day schedule.

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Members save on summer camps!

Members of The Canadian Canoe Museum receive a 5% discount on summer camps and a 10% discount on children’s programming.

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The Canadian Canoe Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and the traditional territory covered by the Williams Treaties First Nations. The Canadian Canoe Museum also recognizes the contributions of Indigenous Peoples including First Nations, Inuit and Métis, in shaping this community and country as a whole.

As an organization that stewards the world’s largest and most significant collection of canoes, kayaks & paddled watercraft, we will honour and share the cultural histories and stories within the collection in all that we do.

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2077 Ashburnham Dr
Peterborough, ON
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Phone: 705-748-9153

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