Our Canoe Tripping Program

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Boys canoeingCanoe trip offers campers a pure and holistic lifestyle, free from the hectic schedules found in urban daily routines. Campers develop a lasting appreciation for the rewards of cooperation, as they work together to get over the next portage, putting up their camper tent, collecting firewood, and leave a virtually untouched environment, after a great tasting meal.

With trips going out all across Northern Ontario and Western Quebec,the TSC Special Canoe Tripping Program is unrivaled by any other. It fosters independent growth as well as social camaraderie by encouraging campers to triumph over physical and mental challenges. In addition, safety, equality, hard work, determination and individual development are also fundamental practices of the program.

Every camper will experience a canoe trip with their session assigned cabin group, participating in carefully designed trips for their age and ability. The majority of our canoe trips leave right from camp and follow a circuit through Algonquin Park. For more experienced trippers, we offer special longer canoe trips to the Kipawa, Quetico, and Biscotasing areas of Ontario and Quebec.

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  • Algonquin Park Trips

    Overnight To 10 Days

    Every camper takes part in an exciting canoe trip.  Algonquin Park is our home and the mainstay of our tripping program.

    Campers leave from camp and travel either north or south through Algonquin Park.  The length of the trip depends upon the age of the campers and how long they are staying at camp.  Trips range from one over-night for our 12-day and 15-day campers, and up to 10 or 12 days for our senior campers. Find out more about Algonquin Park.

  • Temagami Trips (Formerly "Outpost") - $1100 + HST

    Length of trip varies

    Similar to our canoe trips through Algonquin Provincial Park, campers travel in cabin groups with their counsellor and one or two other staff members. Temagami trips will vary in length, depending on the age and interests of the campers. Temagami trips are extended canoe tripping for campers that already have previous Algonquin Park canoe tripping experience. Trips leave from various access points in Temagami. Highlights may include visits to Paradise Lagoon, McConnell Bay and many new destinations not previously reachable from TSC’s former Outpost. Please note: A trip can depend on registration numbers, for example, a 13 year old camper may be placed in a J2 OR a J3.

    July or Full Session Campers:

    J-2 Temagami

    (Campers aged 13 – 14)
    June 30 – Campers arrive to Canoe Lake
    July 2 – Campers depart on canoe trip
    July 13 – Campers return to Canoe Lake
    July 26 – July session campers return home

    J-3 Temagami

    (Campers aged 12-13)
    June 30 – Campers arrive to Canoe Lake
    July 13 – Campers depart on canoe trip
    July 23 – Campers return to Canoe Lake
    July 26 – July session campers return home

    August or Full Session Campers:

    A-2 Temagami

    (Campers aged 13 – 14)
    July 28 – Campers arrive to Canoe Lake
    July 30 – Campers depart on canoe trip
    August 10 – Campers return to Canoe Lake
    August 23 – August session campers return home

    A-3 Temagami

    (Campers aged 12 – 13)
    July 28 – Campers arrive to Canoe Lake
    August 10 – Campers depart on canoe trip
    August 20 – Campers return to Canoe Lake
    August 23 – August session campers return home

  • Killarney Trips - $1100 + HST

    11 days in Killarney Provincial Park, Central Ontario’s West Arm

    Please Note: This trip depends solely on campsite availability in Killarney Provincial Park. It is not guaranteed every year – please ensure your child has a second choice trip in mind when registering.

    July Session Campers:

    June 30 – Campers arrive to Canoe Lake
    July 2 – Campers depart for Killarney trip
    July 12 – Campers return to Canoe Lake
    July 26 – August session campers return home

    August Session Campers:

    July 28 – Campers arrive to Canoe Lake
    July 30– Campers depart for Killarney trip
    August 09 – Campers return to Canoe Lake
    August 23 – August session campers return home

  • Barron River Trips - $900 + HST

    12 days in Eastern Arm of Algonquin Park

    We are pleased to offer to our 12-14 year old campers, a challenging 12-day Algonquin Park canoe trip. This trip allows campers to see parts of Algonquin which most campers do not see. It begins at camp and travels across the entire park, concluding in the majestic Barron River Canyon.

    See some of Algonquin’s spellbinding natural jewels like the wondrous rapids of the Petawawa River, the massive Rock Lake cliffs, and Eustache Lake; the deepest lake in the park ringed by 80 ft cliffs that travel another 300 ft below the water. It is a hidden treasure worth the journey!

    Trips also become historical as they travel down the region’s oldest logging route. Campers see relics from the early days of Algonquin’s logging history, and learn about one of Canada’s oldest industries.

    July Session Campers:

    June 30 – Campers arrive to Canoe Lake
    July 2 – Campers depart for canoe trip
    July 13 – Campers return to Canoe Lake
    July 26 – August session campers return home

    August Session Campers:

    July 28 – Campers arrive to Canoe Lake
    July 30 – Campers depart for canoe trip
    August 09 – Campers return to Canoe Lake
    August 23 – August session campers return home

  • Kipawa Trips - $1700 + HST

    22 days in Western Quebec

    The Kipawa Reserve in the Province of Quebec is a vast area of lakes, rivers and forest located to the north-east of Lake Temiscaming and Ottawa River. For years, the area has been a haven for canoe trippers and anglers. The dominant feature of the area is the Kipawa River, which meanders through the district connecting the many lakes. It is an area where emphasis is definitely on paddling.

    July Session Campers:

    June 30 – Campers arrive to Canoe Lake
    July 3 – Campers leave for Kipawa
    July 24 – Campers return to Canoe Lake
    July 26 – July session campers return home

    August Session Campers:

    July 28 – Campers arrive to Canoe Lake
    July 30 – Campers leave for Kipawa
    August 20 – Campers return to Canoe Lake
    August 23 – August session campers return home

  • Quetico Trips - $2600 + HST

    36 days in Quetico Provincial Park, south west of Thunder Bay, Ontario

    Quetico Provincial Park, one of Ontario’s wilderness parks, preserves an area of great natural value and is of much historical significance. A rugged landscape of majestic granite cliffs, spectacular waterfalls, tangled lakes and rivers, makes Quetico a breathtaking encounter. Wildlife abounds and the fishing for bass, trout, pickerel and northern pike, is superb.

    When travelling through the park, one can almost hear the Voyageurs of yesteryear. These waters were their highway, as they brought the furs of the continental interior down to the North West Company’s Fort William on the shore of Lake Superior.

    The Taylor Statten Camps first sent groups to Quetico in 1965. What began as participation in an Ontario Camping Association Centennial Program, has become one of the most popular canoe tripping events offered by the Camps. How can words depict what only the senses can realize?…The wet spray of Louisa Falls, the lonely cry of the loon, the eerie glow of the Northern Lights. These things and more, make our Quetico canoe trip, an unforgettable experience.

    *Maximum Cabin Size: 7*

    Full Session Campers:

    June 30 – Campers arrive to Canoe Lake
    July 6 – Departure for Quetico
    August 10 – Campers return to Canoe Lake
    August 23 – August session campers return home

    Links to Quetico sites:
    Quetico Provincial Park,
    Quetico 100 Years Stewardship Project
    The Quetico Foundation

  • Ishpatina Trips - $2200 + HST

    36 days in Temagami and Biscotasing of Northern Ontario

    Highlights include visits to Ishpatina Ridge (the highest point in Ontario) and Smooth Water Provincial Park.

    *Maximum Cabin Size: 7*

    Full Session Campers:

    June 30 – Campers arrive to Canoe Lake
    July 6 – Depart on Canoe Trip
    August 11 – Campers return to Canoe Lake
    August 23 – August session campers return home

  • Bisco Trips - $2300 + HST

    42 days in the Biscotasing region of Northern Ontario

    Situated north-west of Sudbury, the Biscotasing area reveals a terrain similar to that of the Temagami and Kipawa areas. Waterfalls, rivers, the height of land and its long lakes, make Biscotasing a diverse and incredibly beautiful area in which to travel.

    Highlights of previous trips have included some exploratory work, pictographs, meeting local trappers, climbing Ontario’s two highest points, and not to mention its incredible fishing.

    The town of Biscotasing occupies an important niche in Canadian history. For many years it was the home of Grey Owl, one of the earliest leaders of the conservation movement. A trip through the Biscotasing area has something to offer for everyone. We hope that our campers will continue to take advantage of what so many (since 1979), have qualified as “the trip of a lifetime”.

    For a map of the Bisco area, click here.

    *Maximum Cabin Size: 7*

    Full Session Campers:

    June 30 – Campers arrive to Canoe Lake
    July 2 – Departure for Bisco
    August 12 – Campers return to Canoe Lake
    August 23 – August session campers return home

  • 50 Day Multi-Park Trips - $2500 + HST

    50 days in the Biscotasing, Temagami, & Algonquin regions of Ontario

    For only the most seasoned long canoe tripper, our 50 day canoe trips are defined as the pinnacle of the Taylor Statten Camps canoe tripping experience. Travelling through Northern and Central Ontario and ending in Algonquin Park is truly a life-changing experience for both campers and staff.

    *Maximum Cabin Size: 7*

    Full Session Campers:

    June 30– Campers arrive to Canoe
    July 2 – Departure for 50 Day
    August 20 – Campers return to Canoe Lake
    August 23 – August session campers return home

See Our Long Canoe Trip Policy

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