Cow Island Day Camp 

Registration for this summer's day camp program is now open and filling up - Week 1 is already full and we are taking a waitlist!

We'll be running for 5 weeks - from July 3rd to August 3rd, Monday to Friday from 9 am to noon. (Week 1 will run from Tuesday to Friday only, due to Canada Day Fireworks taking place on Cow Island on Sunday July 1st.) The cost is $15 per child per day, with a discounted rate of $65 per child per week (Week 1 discounted rate is $52).

While drop-ins are welcome, after June 27th we will require a completed registration form (either hard copy or online) and payment (including any tuck purchases) before accepting children to the programme. This helps us to plan ahead as well as focus on the children in our care and, most importantly, it ensures our staff has access to necessary medical and contact information. Please note: attendance is limited to 16-18 campers per day, depending on the age mix. To avoid disappointment, pre-register your child online now or let us know to expect your child at

Day camp is a service offered to BRLA members and their guests.  Our membership year started April 1 and if you haven't yet joined or renewed - it is easy to do so on our Membership page.

We are happy to announce we have hired a terrific Camp Counsellor Staff Team who are eager to get started. 

Our 2018 Day Camp Staff!



We welcome last year's lead counsellor Mya back to day camp this summer!

"I would love to work for BRLA again this summer... I developed special connections with the amazing campers last summer and really look forward to seeing them again."



New to camp this year, Jillian has NLS swim qualifications.

"My family has owned a cottage on the Big Rideau Lake for years and I remember going to Cow Island when I was a child. I have lots of experience working with children. I checked out the day camp pictures - it looks like tons of fun!"

More details about themes and special events will follow soon. If you have any questions about day camp, please contact us at

Adult Camp Coordinator still needed!

We are are still seeking a volunteer to oversee the day camp programme- click here for details. Given our keen and experienced staff this year, we do not expect the coordinator's responsibilities to be onerous; they serve as a resource to the staff as well as a contact for parents, and are expected to be on the island twice a week.

Please consider volunteering for this position yourself or contacting another member who might be interested and willing. In past years, we have had one coordinator for the 5 week program; however, if necessary, this role could easily be shared by several volunteers. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us at


Register Now!


To keep our day camp as accessible to as many kids as possible we are not increasing the daily fee this year. However, we welcome DONATIONS to help defray BRLA's higher staffing costs due to the increase in minimum wage. If using the paper form, just add an amount in the provided box; if registering online, just return to the Donations page after completing your registration.

We require one fully completed registration form (paper or online) per child before we can accept them at camp on the island. However, if you would like to add on days for a previously registered child, just let us know at

If you wish your children to have access to "tuck" at camp, you can pre-pay when you register by adding this amount under the donations link and specifying "tuck" in the Other category. See the registration form for details about "tuck".

2 ways to register for camp:

1. Download and print form, return with payment.


2. Register using our online system.

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