Thank you for your interest in Camp Tamakwa.

Camp Tamakwa provides a unique life experience for children. In operation since 1936, we take great pride in our never-ending progress to meet the needs of our campers… and fulfill the expectations of our parents.

Founded in Ontario’s pristine Algonquin Park, Tamakwa offers a well-rounded outdoor program. Physically, the Algonquin camp facility is in totally restored refurbished condition. But, Tamakwa’s magic has always been the intangible quality of warmth and camaraderie of a Algonquin camp family. Tamakwa is an intimate Algonquin camp where everyone knows each other. Cabin groups are purposely small. Above all, Tamakwa is known for its spirit. Singing, cheering, campfires and traditional camping values are the mainstays of our Algonquin camp life. These values provide an important balance to the highly technological lifestyles of modern day urban children.

Tamakwa is truly a camp for the new century with many modern features, but we pride ourselves on traditional values, skill development and camp spirit.  Tamakwa’s traditions are still revered by campers and staff alike after 80 years and our core values are needed by kids today more than ever.

Please keep in mind that no matter how thorough our camp materials are, they are inherently limited in what they can convey about the Tamakwa experience. While we offer one of the most diversified outdoor recreational programs available, we stress the development and growth of our campers both individually and collectively in a close-knit cabin group.

We look forward to you joining our Tamakwa family. We believe we will surpass your expectations in providing your children with a unique Algonquin camp experience and of course have loads of fun experiencing youthful exhilaration on the most beautiful Algonquin summer camp site in the world.


Vic Norris                                        Craig Perlmutter                                 Margot Perlmutter
Senior Director                              Camp Director                                     Camp Director

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