About Ryde Lake Camp

Thank you for your interest in Ryde Lake Camp!

Ryde Lake Camp, a non-profit organization, has been an enriching factor in the lives of thousands of girls since 1952.

Our goal for each camper is to have a safe, fun, and memorable camp experience.

When you think of camp, the word  ‘fun’ comes to mind. While camp can be an incredibly fun experience, it offers so much more.  It provides a camper with opportunities  to become more independent, learn new skills, increase self-esteem, make new friends, and to connect with the natural world. Camp allows us to digitally disconnect and connect to others and outdoor adventures.

Camp builds skills for life and provides opportunities for growth that will have a lasting impact in a camper’s life.

Over 80% of our campers return to Ryde each year, allowing them opportunities to build upon skills and renew friendships.

Ryde has a returning staff rate of 90%, enhancing program continuity and helping to ensure each staff member understands and is supportive of our mission statement and expectations.

Many staff have been part of Ryde’s CIT leadership program and were campers themselves at Ryde. They bring their passion for camp and the desire to pass it on to our campers. A staff to camper ratio of 1:4 allows for excellent supervision.

As an accredited member of the Ontario Camps Association, we adhere to the highest standards of safety, supervision, and quality programming. Ryde also complies with all relevant provincial and federal government regulations.

As a Camp Director with over 15 years experience, I am committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and challenging environment for each of our campers.

I look forward to welcoming your daughter to Ryde Lake Camp this summer.
Fran Sugawara, Camp Director



Our mission is to promote growth in mind, body & spirit.

The Ryde Lake Camp experience fosters respect & appreciation of self, others & our natural world within a caring community.

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