Camp Awakening

For Teens 16-18 years

The Motivation, Independence, Leadership, Empowerment and Skill development session (aka M.I.L.E.S.) is the perfect balance between the fun of summer camp and learning new life skills. This is not a counsellor-in-training program, but rather an opportunity to develop leadership skills to benefit teen campers at home, at school, and in their community.

Session dates

July 1 - 14/16, 2022

Session Fees

to be posted


Speak with our director

Frequently asked Questions

After two summers of virtual programming, we are thrilled to share that we are planning for summer 2022 to be IN-PERSON. We can’t wait to return to the shores of Gull and Eagles lakes!

However, with the beginning of M.I.L.E.S still several months away, not all of our plans can be 100% confirmed right now. We promise to continue to share regular updates here, especially once we know the date that camper applications will open!

For now, here are our proposed session dates for 2022:

Session 1                       Friday, July 1 – Thursday, July 14                                16-18 MILES      Boys   
                                            Friday, July 1 – Saturday, July 16                                16-18 MILES       Girls

As we look ahead, some expectations for next summer include:

  • Reduced cabin capacity – hosting just 4-5 campers per session
  • All of our staff will be fully vaccinated
  • We will likely still be required to follow strict physical distancing, cohorting, masking and sanitizing protocols as per Public Health and
    Ontario Camps Association guidelines.

Think of it as camp…PLUS! 

You get to participate in all your favourite camp activities; make new friends, discover the wonders of nature on a wilderness canoe trip…PLUS be guided through leadership & personal development workshops to gain an understanding of what it means to be your best self!

By participating in the M.I.L.E.S. program, you will be embarking on an amazing journey which will help you develop life, social and wilderness skills that are sure to last a lifetime. 

Camp Awakening summer camp programs operate out of established Ontario summer camps – Kilcoo Camp for boys in Minden & Camp Oconto for girls in Tichborne – to offer an accessible cabin, a wide range of adapted outdoor activities, and a safe & inclusive environment.

Our host camps – Kilcoo Camp for boys and Camp Oconto for girls – have incredible facilities.  Access to a wide range of activities both on land and on water allow campers to try something new and challenge their perceived limitations at their own pace and at their own level of ability. 

Every day is different and every camper has the opportunity to try all the available activities, regardless of experience. The camp staff will teach and guide campers step-by-step. 

Activities include:
Arts & Crafts
Challenge Courses
Chapel (non-denominational Sunday morning gathering)
Climbing Tower
“Crash-surfing” (Windsurfing Awakening-style!)
Diving Tower
Field Trips
Frisbee Golf
Horseback Riding (girls only)
Land Sports & Activities
Paddle Boarding
Special All-Camp Games

During their session at camp, each camper will also have the opportunity to take part in a canoe trip where they will learn to paddle a canoe, pitch a tent, and cook over a campfire.

Financial Assistance

Camp Awakening has information on a wide variety of financial assistance options and will support your family in your efforts to secure appropriate funding or create a payment plan.

The Director will speak with you privately and confidentially about fees & financial assistance.