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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.

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Third level terms

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Children & Youth Programs

These programs are open to children and youth with sight loss. Some programs also welcome sighted siblings and friends of those with sight loss.
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Family Programs

Enjoy the great outdoors in a fun, safe and accessible environment. Learn more about Lake Joe Family Programs.
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Adult Programs

Lake Joe offers a variety of adult programs in a fun, safe and accessible outdoor environment.
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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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CNIB Lake Joe Wish List

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.