Share In the experience

Great Lakes Cultural Camps “GLCC” is a small family run business that is focused on all the details. GLCC expeditions and adventure learning programs are designed to provide participants with high quality, in-depth instruction in a range of indoor and outdoor adventure activities. Our programs are intensive adventure experiences geared to the abilities and interests of participants. We specialize in Ontario Recreational Canoeing & Kayaking Association (ORCKA), Paddle Canada (PC), Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA), Boreal River Rescue, National GPS, Leave No Trace (LNT) certification programs, backcountry and authentic First Nation Cultural Experiences. We also coordinate and offer a variety of other year round indoor and outdoor experiential learning activities. GLCC offers a complete wide variety of top of the line canoes, kayaks, and sup boards. We have all the equipment you need to begin your paddling experience on the North Shore. It’s all about high quality gear and superb instruction.

We will custom fit any of our unique programs to meet your own personal and professional needs including: Group Size, Location, Time, Private Instruction, and unique personal requests.  It’s your choice! Make your experience one to remember. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our rich First Nation history, heritage and culture with you! We use only top line equipment and set the highest standards for all our journeys from meals to camp selection to guidance through the wilderness. Our mobile unit can travel and deliver our unique year round programs almost anywhere.

We’re More Than Just A Camp Experience

We have programs for all levels of comfort and ability. Come out and try it. You deserve it!

Great Lakes Cultural Camps is more than just a summer camp! We’re all about making memories, leadership, training opportunities, and outdoor adventure certification.

Great Lakes Cultural Camps unique programming is designed to promote the proper delivery of outdoor adventure and cultural programming through the development of knowledgeable competent leadership.


Our mobile unit can travel & deliver our programs almost anywhere!


How to get involved

Have a group of people in need of a course? Contact our office team to arrange for a contract course or experience. Our team of instructors are available to travel to your location to provide the training. We are mobile! Our locations have been hand selected by our management team to enable paddle school guests to have the best learning conditions. Our prime whitewater locations for paddling are the Serpent River, Wanapitei River, Palmer Rapids, and Gatineau River. Our Flatwater locations include the Lacloche Foothills, Lake Huron North Shore, and the coast of Lake Superior. Our main base of operations is located on beautiful Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada.

Partnerships & Opportunities

If you are interested in partnering up for a program in 2020 please give us a call to discuss options for potential partnerships and funding.

Killarney									French River									Manitoulin Island										Wanapitei River        	Lacloche Foothills									Aux Sables River											Lake Superior								Sault Ste. Marie , Ontario, Canada

Check out and watch our YouTube video of our 35 day Stewardship Program.

Gchi-Gamiin (Great Lakes) Stewardship Project mission is: “To empower youth to lead the way and serve their communities through Anishinaabe culture, meaningful character-building, direct involvement, and environmental stewardship opportunities that encourage gwekwaadiziwin (integrity) with self and others.”

For further information about our Great Lakes Stewardship Program click on our stewardship tab.