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
Our summer wilderness camps
Camp Northway (Girls)
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.
Camp Wendigo (Boys)
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.