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Camp Bickell/ J P Bickell Outdoor Centre is the finest camping facility in Northern Ontario.


In operation since 1939, the camp offers fun, adventure, and a true Northern Ontario outdoor experience.  It is staffed by qualified professionals for children (boys and girls) between the ages of 7 and 14. The Camp is equipped with 15 heated dorms, 5 staff cabins, a maintenance garage, a kitchen/dining hall,  a camp infirmary, washroom & shower facilities, an arts & craft building, a tuck shop, and a beautiful 3,200 square foot lodge with a gorgeous stone fireplace.


The camp is a non-profit, non-denominational, community-owned children's camp.  It is managed by a volunteer ten-member Board of Directors.  It has been running camp programs for youngsters since 1939, regardless of language or religion.  The camp is a registered charity within the province of Ontario.


It stands modernized today as it has for the past 70 years, as a unique summer home where children from around the province, and beyond, come together to participate in a traditional outdoor camping, and learning, experience.


Camp Bickell/ J P Bickell Outdoor Centre provides a safe and supervised environment where children have the opportunity to develop lifetime friendships and bond with children of similar ages.

At Camp Bickell/ J P Bickell Outdoor Centre, we strive to provide a family-like atmosphere with emphasis on a positive attitude from day 1. We encourage the growth of the child’s social and emotional needs and personal skill development.


The staff, at Camp Bickell/ J P Bickell Outdoor Centre, wants to ensure that campers have fun and are able to leave camp with friendships and memories that will endure a lifetime.


We have a goal that every camper arriving has a sense of belonging and leaves camp fulfilled. We strive to accomplish this goal in a safe and vibrant community of staff and campers.


7 :30 AM        Rise and Shine
8:00 AM         Breakfast
8:45 AM         Cabin Cleanup
10:00 AM       Team Activity
12:00              Free Time
12:30              Lunch
1:30 PM         Team Activity
3:00 PM         Waterfront Activities
4:30 PM         Free Time
5:00 PM         Dinner
6:00 PM         Tuck Shop Open
7:00 PM         Team Activity 
8:30 PM         Evening Snack
9:00 PM         Evening Program

10:00 PM       Rest up for another day!
*please note that bed-times will vary based on age range of campers in attendance. 

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