Camp Ponacka, on Baptiste Lake, near Bancroft, Ontario is a privately owned summer camp for boys ages 7-15. The campground encompasses 160 acres of shoreline and forest. For over 65 years, Ponacka has welcomed boys from Canada and around the world.
Boys ages 7-9 may come to Ponacka for either 2 or 4 weeks. Once a boy is age 10 or older, he attends camp for four weeks.
Bruno and Gwen Morawetz founded Ponacka in 1947. Ponacka is owned and operated by Don Bocking MSW, RSW and their daughter, Anne Morawetz BNSc, RN. Don and Anne's children, Chris, Graham and Laura have all been on staff at Ponacka!
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Welcome to Ponacka’s website!
With the arrival of 2014, we are gearing up for another great summer, Ponacka's 68th season. Although the camp is buried in deep snow, we are preparing for June 27th, arrival day of our first set of campers! In the spring, home visits to our first year campers keep us busy along with our Ponacka gatherings in Toronto, Ottawa, Oakville and Kitchener. The dates for these events are on the home page calendar.
If you are a prospective family, we hope that you will request our literature and DVD through this site. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
The 4 week dates for the coming summer are:
Friday, June 27 - Thursday, July 24
Tuesday, July 29 - Monday, August 25
For boys age 8 or 9 years old as of July 1st, 2014, there is a two week option. The dates are as follows:
Friday, June 27 - Thursday, July 10
Friday, July 11 - Thursday, July 24
Tuesday, July 29 - Monday, August 11
Tuesday, August 12 - Monday, August 25
With best wishes,
Anne and Don