Founded by the Jesuits in 1971, Camp Ekon was founded to provide an opportunity for young people to form a community of service.
The summer of a lifetime can be had at Camp Ekon, because it is Jesuit in philosophy, Roman Catholic in tradition and public in service. Located at Stanley House Road (2nd line on the shore of Lake Joseph in Ontario’s Muskoka Lake Region, (just 250 km north of Toronto), Camp Ekon was founded in 1971 by the Jesuits in English Canada to provide an opportunity for young people to form a community of service. The values and skills that Ekon promotes in its pedagogy are grounded in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Over the years, Ekon’s program and community have developed in many positive and creative ways. New approaches have been undertaken to foster a spirit of growth and vitality. Close collaboration between Jesuit and lay staff has always been a hallmark of the Ekon way. The campers at Ekon range in age from 8 to 14 and have the opportunity to participate in the Leaders in Training programs beginning at 14 or 15 years of age. Being a camper at Ekon means being a part of a community, learning shared and individual skills in instructions, playing games in programs, making new friends from across Canada and around the world, and having fun.