Since 1979, Muskoka Woods has inspired youth to shape their world. A highly regarded co-ed summer camp for guests ages 7-17, Muskoka Woods is a true youth resort sprawling across 1,100 wooded acres with 2,800 feet of stunning frontage on Lake Rosseau. At Muskoka Woods, Christian values are our foundation and FUN is our Trademark™. A week at summer camp is much more than campfire songs and 50 fun activities. Lifelong memories are formed and character is shaped. Friendships are forged here and continue even when the guests go home.
Great counsellors and staff make Muskoka Woods a safe, fun summer camp experience your child will want to return to year after year. Our on-site staff to guest ratio is 2:4, one of the highest supervision rates in North America. Each year, we hire some of the best and brightest young adults from around the world, many of whom attended Muskoka Wood as guests themselves.
Our summer staff receive seven days of training before camp begins. Staff training includes: certification in Occupational Health & Safety, emergency preparedness & procedure, customer service standards, youth culture & development, insights from child protection experts and specific, hands-on training for each section at camp. The Muskoka Woods hiring team has received Praesidium training, the global leader in Child Risk Management. We have also partnered with Plan to Protect, the Canadian experts in child abuse prevention and child protection.
Paul Cade has been a part of Muskoka Woods since his first summer as guest in 1996. He spent time working in the kitchen, on Water Ski Staff, as the General Athletics Area Head, as a Staff Coach and an Athletic Director for three years. Paul graduated with a Recreation and Leisure Studies diploma at Humber College. He spent the last 6 years working as a full-time youth pastor in Oakville and Ajax focusing on weekly events, programs and retreats with the hope of leading and mentoring junior and senior high school students during pivotal times in their lives. Paul has a passion for developing young leaders for today and the future. Paul met the love of his life Victoria at Muskoka Woods in 2006. They are married with a 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son.
Muskoka Woods offers a perfect mix of untouched nature, modern buildings, and state-of-the-art athletic facilities. In addition to cabins, dining halls and meeting rooms, guests enjoy a finely crafted, purpose-built Leadership Studio, concert hall, and boathouse. With more than 50 exceptional activities to choose from, summer guests get to customize a summer camp experience that will take them to new levels of creativity, friendship and confidence.
“What an outstanding experience and place. I just love my son's counsellors. They were extremely understanding, caring, and compassionate. It made me feel confident that my son would have a great week knowing he is with such amazing leaders, who I felt would be great role models for him. Above and beyond, indeed.” - Kerry Warnaar, Parent