01. health and safety
02. overview of the site
03. rates & dates
04. spring & fall programs
05. food service
06. campership program
07. typical day
08. activities at cooch
09. meet the staff and director
10. our history
11. special needs integration
12. hear from other parents
13. faq
14. tour camp couchiching

Overview of the Site

Camp Couchiching is primarily focused on being  a summer camp throughout the months of July and August.  However, we also have an extensive Spring and Fall program and during these shoulder seasons we operate a Centre for Outdoor Education.

As a result, our facility operates from the beginning of April through to the end of November each year, and is well equipped to accommodate both hot and cold temperatures.

Situated on a large point on the east shore of Lake Couchiching,  our camp boasts over 1000 feet of waterfront, many great amenities, and an unparalleled level of convenience for travellers.  In a location just 1.5 hours from from Toronto--and only 25 minutes from Barrie--Cooch is both nestled in the wilderness and yet close to home.

Some Answers to the Basic Questions Parents Like to Ask
Where does my child sleep?
All camper cabins at Couchchiching are designed for three-season use.  A typical cabin at camp is in a large "L-shape" and houses 8 campers and two staff members.  Our second cabin model is typically reserved for our older and more experienced campers, and are home to to 10-12 campers and 2-3 staff members.  Every cabin at Cooch is insulated and equipped with a washroom and a cold water sink.  Beds in our camper cabins are all single bunk wooden frames, and come with an allergenic-free mattress.
What does my child eat?
The food service at Cooch is one of the many aspects we take great pride in and boast to others about.  We have a full-service dining hall that offers a vast array of food options, and our chefs prepare a wide variety of wholesome and balanced meals for our hungry campers and also cater to many special diets.
For full details, please see  Food Service
Is my child safe?
Health and safety is of the utmost importance at Camp Couchiching.  In addition to having a Registered Nurse on site throughout the entire summer, Cooch also staffs our Health Centre with respitory therapists for the majority of the season.  In addition, all camp staff must have First Aid and CPR training as a minimum standard.  In the unlikely event of an emergency, we have an Ambulance port located  five minutes away, and full service hospital only fifteen minutes away.  Help is always very close to home.
For full details, please see Health and Safety