Welcome to our wilderness summer camps
in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada

In camp the spirit is much the same as it is out in the wilderness – one of willingness to help others, to befriend every other camper and to appreciate the beauty of nature.

– Ann Russe Prewitt, Former Director

Northway Lodge was founded in 1906 by Fannie L Case of Rochester, New York. Her philosophy was that girls should learn how to live simply in the outdoors and that the absence of appliances and luxuries would give campers a wilderness experience which they might draw upon throughout their lives. Camp Wendigo for boys was formed in 1965 as a training camp for guiding the girls’ canoe trips.

We try to maintain the ideal that in-camp life should be almost as simple as life on a canoe trip. There is no electricity at Northway or Wendigo.

Camp Northway and Camp Wendigo are separate and run independently of one another.

Read more about our Camp History
Campers on Swim Dock going on canoe tripView of Northway tent at sunset

Our summer wilderness camps

Camp Northway (Girls)

Front of Camp Northway

Camp Northway for girls (ages 7-16) offers a traditional program based on our wilderness setting inside Algonquin Park. A typical day includes swimming, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, arts and crafts, and dramatics.

Learn about Northway

Camp Wendigo (Boys)

Wendigo boys on canoe trip

Camp Wendigo for boys (ages 12-16) is essentially a canoe-tripping outpost, offering supervised canoe trips throughout Algonquin Park’s 3000 square miles of protected wilderness.

Learn about Wendigo


Spend some time paddling on beautiful Cache Lake, swimming in its pure waters, enjoying sunsets on the dock, singing around the campfire, and reliving your camper days with your family, Northway friends and other alumni.

Picture yourself at Northway for the summer: canoeing, swimming, tripping, sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, enjoying campfires, singing songs, watching the sun set, and doing it all over again.

This is just a sampling of the hundreds of images we take at camp every summer, so we invite you explore our Photo Gallery page. Alumni, see if you can find yourself in one of the photos. New campers, see how much fun it can be to spend a summer at camp!

Check out the Photo Gallery