Our 130 campers, ages 7 to 17, live in twelve cabins nestled among the beautiful white birch and pine trees along the shores of Bass Lake. The cabins are clean and rustic in style. Cabins have electricity, running water and separate toilets. Male and female shower houses are located nearby. All facilities exceed Ontario Camping Association standards.
Cabin groups range from 8 to 14 campers depending upon the age of the campers. Campers start at Bil-O-Wood as young as seven. These groups are usually smaller in number.
We also have many campers who are with us until they graduate from high school. While many camps do not have older campers Bil-O-Wood’s outstanding outdoor adventure and wilderness canoe tripping program keeps campers coming back for more.
There is a counselor and an assistant in each cabin. The cabin unit is the cornerstone of life at Bil-O-Wood and is the place where our campers and the camp SPIRIT really grow.
Campers come from the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico and Australia. Bil-O-Wood provides a diverse and expansive program designed to meet the varying needs of our campers. We strive to create an experience where each camper achieves a higher level of self confidence, independence and ability to live and work well with others.
Campers are encouraged to try many activities in an effort to develop a special skill or simply to insure balance in their camp life. Bil-O-Wood has continually provided quality summer experiences for over 60 years. Currently nearly 40% of all campers are 2nd or 3rd generation campers. Our return rate, for those campers who can return, averages around 80% annually.
Camp Bil-O-Wood is a non-denominational camp. Church services are available Sundays in Blind River. We have our own Vesper service every Sunday evening at Vesper Rock on Allen Lake after an outdoor dinner.