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CNIB Lake Joe

At CNIB Lake Joe, people living with sight loss and their families can enjoy the same summer pursuits as other Canadians: canoeing, campfires, kayaking, cycling, waterskiing, swimming, sailing and fishing. Plus, there’s skills training, confidence building and support from a community that understands living with sight loss. 

Since 1961, CNIB Lake Joe has been providing a unique blend of recreation and skills development in a safe, inclusive environment. Dedicated to providing enriching experiences for Canadians with sight loss, it's a one-of-a-kind camp in Canada. Located in the heart of Muskoka, CNIB Lake Joe is an accessible lakefront property that stretches over 12.5 acres on the northwest corner of beautiful Lake Joseph. CNIB Lake Joe is proud to be an accredited member of the Ontario Camps Association and an affiliated member of the Lifesaving Society.

Important Announcement re: COVID-19 for CNIB Lake Joe Family (May 19, 2020)

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: Five young women (CNIB Lake Joe staff) pose for a photo together. They are wearing CNIB Lake Joe t-shirts and hats.

CNIB Lake Joe Online Camp Store

The CNIB Lake Joe Online Store has just opened for business featuring the latest and greatest Lake Joe merchandise – t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs and more! Shop from the comfort of your home using a fully-accessible online platform.
CNIB Lake Joe at Home logo. An illustration of a bonfire/roasting marshmallow sitting underneath an outline of a house/roof.


CNIB Lake Joe is offering camp programs online and phone. From coffee chats to arts and crafts, trivia sessions and campfire singalongs, we invite you to join us for CNIBLakeJoe@Home programs – opportunities for our community to come together and experience the magic of CNIB Lake Joe from home. 
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Join our Team: Employment and volunteer opportunities at Lake Joe

We're always looking for seasonal staff and volunteers to assist at Lake Joe. We promise you'll have an enriching experience at camp, full of laughter, fun and awesome activities.
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Meet our CNIB Lake Joe Team

Our dedicated and experienced team share their gifts to make a difference in the lives of campers and ensure that participants have a fantastic experience at Lake Joe.
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Support CNIB Lake Joe

Help us bring the magic of summer camp to life for people living with sight loss!
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Let’s Go! CNIB Lake Joe e-newsletter

Welcome to Let’s Go! CNIB Lake Joe e-newsletter! This quarterly e-newsletter will provide all the news you can use about CNIB Lake Joe: new and exciting programs, fabulous events, staff and volunteer opportunities, and fun facts about life at CNIB Lake Joe.
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CNIB Lake Joe History

For more than 50 years, the CNIB Lake Joseph Centre (Lake Joe) has been providing a unique blend of recreation and skills development in a safe, inclusive environment.