Summer Overnight & Day Camp - Outdoor Centre - School
located in Huntsville, Ontario - 705.789.5612


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Tawingo Overnight Camp

Wonderful summer camping experiences for boys
and girls from Ontario and around the world.

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Tawingo Day Camp
Full day programs, including lunch, with both waterfront & land-based activities and experienced caring staff.
Tawingo Outdoor Centre
Safe Outdoor Education and all-season recreation facilities combined with trained, professional leadership.
Tawingo College
An independent school with a tradition of academic excellence and an outdoor focus.


Welcome. For 59 years we have offered wonderful summer camping experiences for boys and girls from Ontario and around the world. In a safe and beautiful outdoor setting, with competent, enthusiastic leaders, children have the opportunity to grow as individuals through wholesome activity in all areas of outdoor living.

Take a tour around the site and see why we believe that everyone can grow in the richness and beauty of the Tawingo community. Camp's strength is in the friends who frequent it.



Most days at 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. we post fun activities for our campers to see/do while they stay safe at home...activities that, we hope, will help keep them connected to Camp and build excitement for our 60th summer in 2021! We’re calling our Virtual Camp, #LetThereAlwaysBeCamp. And we’d love you to join in the fun! To do so simply go to our Facebook page and/or follow us on Instragram (@camptawingo) and enjoy! Let there always be a song, a song down in your heart; let there always be a smile, for everyone you see; let there always be a laugh to share with everyone; let there always be some love, some love to give away...and...Let there always be our minds and hearts, at home or here...


2021...Our New 60th!

For 59 summers Camp Tawingo has opened its gates, its arms and its heart to 10s of thousands of campers from across the country and around the world... has opened its gates, its arms and its heart so that, together, we could have fun while building great kids – all in a space that is safe for campers to find and be the selves they want to be... and in a place that values safety above all else. Such is our purpose, our passion, our love and our life... and so it has been for 59 summers. And so it has been that families such as yours have helped make it so... have helped us to become who we are today and who we want to be tomorrow... by entrusting your camper to our care – some for the very first time, others for summer after summer, and others still for generation after generation. It is in recognition of these very things – and of your support and your camper’s hopes and dreams above all else – that makes closing our doors for this summer the hardest thing we have ever had to do... in 59 summers.

What’s next... what does the future hold for your camper? In and despite all of the loss and sadness, there is, we believe, still much to be thankful for and to look forward to. Camp may be “cancelled”... but we - at Tawingo - prefer to think of it as merely postponed - for this summer. Our hope and optimism - so strong and steadfast in recent weeks has not been lost. It’s simply not possible for this to happen with the strength, steadfastness, and support of you and the past 59 summers behind us. Rather, our hope and optimism have been renewed and redirected towards our future... towards building, in every way we can, for summer 2021 (our new 60th!) with the hope of being able to safely open our gates, our arms, and our hearts to campers once more. To this, we are committed... more so now than ever before in our history.

Please stay safe and healthy so that we may all gather together, again, under the watchful eye of Eagle Mountain at Camp Tawingo.



Story Pole

Some things may have changed in 60 years:

Three Story Poles, built by the three different sets of hands, anchored in a few different locations around Camp...

And, yet, so much of what makes for an essential (and exciting!) Tawingo experience remains:

The shy, nervous camper gaining confidence as s/he/they learn to live in harmony with one another and the land...becoming a Turtle, a Fox, and perhaps, even an Eagle!

Help us add to the Tawingo story - sometime soon. 

Until we can all come together, be well. Stay well. Please.

                                             And..."Keep singing 'till we meet, again..."



Sending children to an overnight, or day camp, builds resilience.
Published on February 5, 2012 by Michael Ungar, Ph.D. in Nurturing Resilience.
I recently spoke to 300 camp directors about how to make children more resilient to life stress.
Summer camps, we discovered, are perfect places to help children optimize their psychosocial development...


Alumni and new campers are invited to view a series of videos that capture the heart and soul of Camp Tawingo. (CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL VIDEOS)



Please note that our Annual Water Report is available free of charge for those who wish. Contact our office for more information.






Tawingo Talkback!

" My son had the opportunity to go on the extended canoe trip and I cannot tell you what an impact it had on him! He enjoyed it so much...he talks about that trip all the time, such a powerful and memorable experience! "

- Parent