About Camp Sokil

Established: 1959
Location: Hawkestone, ON Canada
Founding Organization: Ukrainian National Federation of Canada (Toronto Branch)
Type of Camp: Recreational, Co-ed
Leadership Camp (Ages 13-16)
Children’s Camp (Ages 6-12)
Our History

Founded by the Ukrainian National Federation in 1959, Camp Sokil is one of Canada’s oldest Ukrainian Canadian recreational camps. Located on the edge of beautiful Lake Simcoe in the hamlet of Hawkestone, Ontario, Camp Sokil has provided a superior summer experience for three generations of campers. “Sokil” in Ukrainian means “Hawk.” We at Camp Sokil have taken this beautiful animal as our symbol. Like hawks, we don’t fly, we soar at Camp Sokil.

Mission Statement

In line with the principles of the UNF, Camp Sokil’s mission is to honour our Ukrainian heritage while providing a thoroughly Canadian context. Camp Sokil aims to provide the perfect setting for campers to develop life skills, build lasting friendships and learn about their Ukrainian ancestry. Through our dedication to quality programming and our professional staff, Camp Sokil prepares Ukrainian Canadian youth and children for leadership positions in society.


Our programming is of the highest quality. Developed during the entire year leading up to camp, the program is focused on intellectual and emotional growth and on the building and maintenance of physical health. Primarily using the beautiful surroundings, campers run, play and learn from Mother Nature herself. Every day is carefully scheduled from 7 am to 10:00pm and is focused on play, sport, arts and crafts. Camp Sokil is an ORCKA accredited camp and our counselors are certified canoe instructors. Carefully prepared workshops and professional special guests add to the diversity of the craft, sport and life skills program. There is a special focus on Ukrainian culture at Camp Sokil, with many activities and crafts based on our rich Ukrainian traditions. There is a focus on Ukrainian language and we use it in all contexts at Camp Sokil.


Our staff is carefully selected for their strengths as leaders. They undergo an intensive training program where they learn about best practices with working with children and young adults. They receive their instructor’s certification from ORCKA during our training program. We stand behind the professionalism of our staff, who all embody Camp Sokil’s ideals, values and mission.

See Below for our Current Programs
Our Programs

Join us this summer!

Leadership Camp
Leadership Camp

Camp Sokil Leadership Camp 2019 Our growing and character building begins on Sunday July 7 2018 and ends on Saturday July 27, 2019! Ages: 13 to 16...

Children’s Camp
Children’s Camp

Camp Sokil Children’s Camp 2019 Our fun in the sun begins on Sunday July 28, 2019 and ends on Saturday August 17, 2019! Ages: 6 to 12 Week 1 –...

Continuing Tradition Since 1959

Hawks Don't Fly, They Soar!