Information for Parents

Dates and Rates

Wabun offers two sessions during the summer: a six-week session running from June 26-August 7, and a three-week session running from July 18-August 7. The three-week session is only for younger campers, ages 10-12. Campers flying home from Wabun will arrive on August 8th.

ProgramDatesAgesTuitionExperience and Fees
3 Week SessionJuly 18-August 710-12$5,155Open to all experience levels
6 Week SessionJune 26-August 710-12
$8,015Open to all experience levels
6 Week Session
“B” Trip
June 26-August 715-17$8,295*Generally requires previous wilderness experience
6 Week Session
Long Trip
June 26-August 716-19$9,975**Generally requires previous wilderness experience
*This trip carries an additional expedition trip surcharge of $750.
**This trip carries an additional expedition trip surcharge of $1,150.

Additional Fees

  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required upon receipt of enrollment agreement.
  • HST tax of 13% will be added to all tuition, fees, and purchases.
  • A fee of $125 each way will be charged to campers traveling on the chartered bus from Toronto to camp and/or camp to Toronto.
  • A flat fee of $150 will be charged for hotel accommodations and meals for campers arriving June 25th or July 17th.

Available Discounts

  • Sibling: Siblings will receive a 5% discount on each tuition.
  • Early Riser: Enroll by January 31 to receive a $250 discount.

Tuition Support

Wabun provides exceptional wilderness programming and strives to make a summer with us accessible to as many campers and families as possible. In addition to the discounts above, the Wabun Foundation can help provide additional financial support tailored to the specific needs of families. We are most eager to work with you! To apply for support, you must complete an application. Please reach out to Jess Lewis ( or Gail Coleman ( if you have any questions about this process.

Admissions Policy

Wabun seeks to provide a welcoming and inclusive experience to all campers, staff, and families. Wabun does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and/or disability. Contact Camp Director Jessica Lewis ( or 573-355-3720) to discuss accommodations, an alternate means of accessing content and/or enrolling a camper or staff, or any questions you might have.

Why Wabun?

Articles about the benefits of summer camp:

Kids Need To Be Away From Home (New York Times)
Sleep-Away Camp Gives Competitive Advantage (Washington Post)
Summer Camps Make Kids Resilient (Psychology Today)
Summer Fun Takes A Back Seat To College Resume-Building (Boston Globe)
5 Ways Summer Camp Helps Your Child Prepare for Adulthood (Huffington Post)

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jess Lewis, Camp Director, at or by telephone until early June (573-355-3720) or at Wabun thereafter (705-237-8910).

What if my child has never been in a canoe before?

There are many campers each summer who will be having their first experience in a canoe. The staff members in each section are skilled canoeists who very much enjoy teaching first-timers the various paddle strokes and techniques.

What should be brought up to Wabun in terms of equipment and Clothing? Where can I find some of the specific items?

Wabun provides canoes, paddles, life jackets, tents and cooking gear. Campers need to provide personal clothing and a sleeping bag. A ground sheet, duffle and tump strap can be purchased at Wabun.

Wabun is a great place to get extra use of out clothing that will soon be outgrown, but a good raincoat, sleeping bag and footwear are all very important. Many outdoor stores like L.L. Bean, REI, Cabelas, Gander Mountain and others can provide an opportunity to try on gear and get advice. Links to the detailed clothing and equipment lists for our two sessions: can be found here: six-weeks or three-weeks.

Will my child need money at Camp?

Some money for a simple meal during travel is recommended. The camp has a Tuck Shop where campers can charge essential gear (deducted from the tuition enrollment deposit). Candy and snacks can be purchased for cash (allowance is given between trips).

Who will meet my child at the Toronto airport on June 26th?

Camp Director Jessica Lewis and several staff members greet each camper in the Toronto Airport and chaperone the bus trip up to Lake Temagami. Each staff member will be wearing Wabun gear and have an ID badge that identifies them as a Wabun chaperone.

How do I get in touch with my child during the summer?

Mail is delivered every week day during the Wabun season. Letters should be addressed to:

“Camper Name”
Camp Wabun
Bear Island Post Office
Lake Temagami, Ontario P0H 1C0

Mail from the US takes from seven to ten days. Check for current postal rates to Canada. Please use US, Canadian, or other governmental postal services rather than special mail companies whose deliveries cannot be made to the Bear Island PO. If you need immediate contact with the camp, call 705-237-8910. Telephone and email are not available for campers.

Do parents meet the campers at the end of the season on August 7th? May I visit Wabun?

Wabun has a tradition of parents coming up at the end of the season to pick up campers and spend some time on the lake. There are several lodges on the lake that offer comfortable accommodations and are in close proximity to Wabun. On the afternoon of August 6th, Wabun transports parents and friends to the campsites to visit campers. It is a rewarding time that is filled with enthusiasm and excitement for parents and campers alike. More information about this will be posted soon.