Heading to Hurontario is the best way to spend a summer! Whether on a canoe trip in Labrador, sailing on the Georgian Bay, or watching a sunset with your friends, camp allowed me to develop life skills that I simply couldn’t have found anywhere else. At camp I met some of my closest friends, gained confidence in who I am, and developed a deep appreciation for the outdoors. Every day I use the leadership skills, resiliency, and interpersonal abilities that I developed as a camper and counsellor at Hurontario. Best of all, my days at Hurontario were some of the most fun and memorable that I’ve had. I am so grateful for all that camp has done in making me the individual I am today.
– George Phelp
My name is David Buckley and I’m a 16 year old incoming CIT. I’ve been at camp Hurontario for the last 9 summers and loved every second of all those summers. When my mom first asked if I wanted to go to camp as a 7 year old boy I didn’t know what to think. And then she mentioned canoeing, sailing, and archery. Let’s just say I was hooked. After my first summer, it quickly became the highlight of my year, which is why I’ve gone back every summer. A key aspect of my enjoyment at camp is the incredible staff and leadership team that work tirelessly to ensure we are always safe and in good spirits while enjoying the beauty of Georgian bay and the fun of camp. Camp Hurontario has truly shaped me into the young man I am today and I’m forever grateful for the experiences I gained at Camp Hurontario. I hope to see you on the bay next summer.
– David Buckley
I had the pleasure of working at Hurontario from the ages 16 to 21, and can wholeheartedly say that the experience has provided me with numerous lifelong friends in both campers and staff, many challenges and educational experiences, and an immense love and respect for the outdoors. In an environment where staff and campers alike often return summer after summer, the relationships I was fortunate to create were built on many years of like-minded enjoyment of the remarkable setting of the Georgian Bay and the amazing activities and canoe trips at Hurontario. Increased responsibility year after year on staff always challenged me as I was able to learn and grow from new obstacles and challenges which arose. My fondest memories from Hurontario were on canoe trips, creating lifelong bonds with one another and witnessing character growth in campers and staff alike as we enjoyed and combated the unpredictability of Canada’s wilderness. Hurontario has had a positive impact on all aspects of my life and I will always look forward to visiting in the summers.
– Cam Smith
Hurontario has been a key part of our extended family for decades. My brothers and my husband all grew up at the camp, now followed by our two sons and my nephews. The back to nature, rustic approach of Hurontario is exactly the break our boys need every summer from screen-filled city living. The confidence and resilience Hurontario builds in boys is exceptional, fostered by the excellent tripping program and all the opportunities to develop independence and maturity. They have developed skills, friendships and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
– Catherine Graham (parent)