Progra​ms

Adult Programs

Adult Weeks

  • Adult Week 1: Sunday, July 8 - Saturday, July 14, 2018 - SOLD OUT
  • Adult Week 2: Sunday, July 15 - Saturday, July 21, 2018 - SOLD OUT
  • July Extended Program: Sunday, July 8 - Saturday, July 21,2018 - SOLD OUT
  • Adult Week 3: Sunday, August 12 - Saturday, August 18, 2018 - SOLD OUT
  • August Extended Program: Sunday, August 12 - Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - SOLD OUT​

Escape the everyday and spend a week on the shores of beautiful Lake Joseph in Muskoka. Whether you are seeking adventure or relaxation, we have something for you. Choose from a variety of activities such as swimming, sailing, fishing, lawn bowling and music, allowing you to connect with others who have similar interests and experiences. At our popular talent shows and evening campfires, everyone is welcome. Come join us for an unforgettable life-changing experience! Special off-site and on-site programming is also available.

New for 2018:

Fall Adult Week

  • Fall Mini-Camp: Monday, September 17 - Thursday, September 20, 2018

Join us to relax amongst the changing fall leaves. Experience new off-site programming unique to the season and enjoy specialized experiences such as cooking classes, pottery and yoga!

Space is limited to only 40 participants.

Adult Mini-Camp

  • Adult Mini-Camp: Saturday, August 18 - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Enjoy our two-night, three-day adult mini-camp to get a taste of the Lake Joe experience. Enjoy all the classic Lake Joe activities like swimming, tubing, tandem biking and campfires! We know you'll leave wanting to come back for more!

Young Adult Mini-Camp

  • Young Adult Mini-Camp: Tuesday, August 21- Friday, August 24, 2018

If you're a young adult between the ages of 19-30, join us for a well-rounded sampling of everything Lake Joe has to offer. From canoeing to tandem-biking and outdoor exploration to sailing, you will have an enriching experience to meet new friends in a supportive environment.

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Family Programs

Family Camp

  • Family Week 1: Sunday, July 29 – Saturday, August 4, 2018 - SOLD OUT
  • Family Week 2: Sunday, August 5 – Saturday, August 11, 2018 - SOLD OUT
  • Family Week 3: Saturday, August 25 - Friday, August 31, 2018 - SOLD OUT

Come and spend quality family time at Lake Joe! Our family program offers CNIB clients and their families an opportunity to enjoy the splendor of Muskoka on the shores of beautiful Lake Joseph. Activities are available for all ages; from the young to the young-at-heart. Adult only (e.g. welcome reception) and youth only (e.g. Zoo escape evening program) programs are always a highlight! Take a dip in the lake, a tandem bike for a spin, go fishing, cruise the lake or relax by the campfire. In a safe and inclusive environment, everyone is encouraged to make friends and try something new!

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Youth Programs

Summer Camp

Monday, July 2 – Friday, July 6, 2018

Ages: 8-17

You will have opportunities to learn new skills while developing confidence and independence in a safe and supportive environment. In this program, you choose your specialization for the week. Activities include: waterskiing, music, outdoor discovery, sailing, and many more. You will also have a chance to participate in camp-wide activities and an overnight campout (optional). Join us for a fun-filled week of friendship and self-discovery!

Leaders-in-Training

Monday, July 2 – Friday, July 6, 2018

Ages: 16-19

Join us for Leaders-in-Training (LIT). This unique program will empower you to take an active role in camp life and become a successful, positive leader in your community. Focus on skill development in the morning by selecting two personal activity choices (e.g. canoeing, waterskiing, nature discovery). In the afternoon, work towards cultivating your leadership skills by supporting younger campers in activities and participating in specific LIT leadership workshops. Evenings are spent participating in camp-wide games and excursions. At Lake Joe, you'll learn you don't need a title to be a leader!

Camp Abilities

Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27, 2018

Ages: 8-18

This goal-based program is aimed at athletic development. You will work with skilled experts and instructors who provide one-on-one coaching and support to help guide you to achieve your performance goals through specialized sports program. Specialties include: triathlon (cycling, running, and swimming), paddling (canoe/kayaking) and sailing.

New for 2018!

Pushing Limits for Active Youth (PLAY)

Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27, 2018

Ages: 8-18

Pushing Limits for Active Youth (PLAY) through sports and recreation is our camp for those what want to discover new sports at Lake Joe! You can choose sport discovery or specialized programming to hone your skills and try something new. Sailing, goalball, five-a-side soccer, judo, paddling, swimming and biking are some of the sports you can try or focus on during your week at Lake Joe. Health and wellness workshops including independence, healthy eating, personal care, etc. complement this adaptive sports program. Come PLAY at Lake Joe!

Wilderness Immersion for Leadership Development (WILD)

Monday, July 23 – Saturday, August 4, 2018

Ages: 15-19

Join us for Wilderness Immersion for Leadership Development (WILD), a two-week adventure program. Work on tangible hard skills like canoeing, hiking, white-water rafting, orienteering, rock climbing and high-ropes course elements and refine your leadership skills in a safe, inclusive environment. Supported by experienced guides and staff, you will have the opportunity to apply your skills on a multi-day canoe trip in Algonquin Park and test your mettle through treetop trekking and white-water rafting on the Ottawa River. It's WILD! Space is limited with only eight spots available.

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To register for any of our Youth Programs, fill out the form below and return it to lakejoe@cnib.ca.

2018 Youth Program Application.docx2018 Youth Program Application.docx


Lake Joe Activities

  • Arts and crafts
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Campfires & outdoor cooking
  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing, including guided fishing trips
  • Kayaking
  • Lawn games
  • Nature discovery
  • Paddleboats
  • Pontoon cruises
  • Pottery/ceramics
  • Sailing
  • Shuffleboard
  • Stand-up paddleboards (SUP)
  • Swimming
  • Tandem biking
  • Tubing
  • Waterskiing/wakeboarding/knee boarding
  • Yoga
  • Evening Programs (e.g. campfire, carnival, casino night, family feud, talent show)
  • Special Programs (e.g. zoo escape, Moana adventure, beach day, spa night, welcome reception for parents and guardians, newspaper reading, fireside concerts)
  • Off-site Trips (e.g. boat cruises, dances at the Legion, outdoor concerts, ice cream pontoon, Bala museum, Johnston's Cranberry Marsh, Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm)

Directions for on-line registration

  • Please complete the on-line registration form, ensuring that all necessary fields are filled in. (You will not be able to submit the form if it is incomplete.)
  • Click submit.
  • You will receive an email confirming that we have received your application. Please note: This is not a confirmation that you are registered for the program. Someone from Lake Joe will be in touch to confirm your registration and provide additional information including payment details.

If you have questions, please contact us at lakejoe@cnib.ca or by calling 1.877.748.4028.

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