Alumni Blog & Events

Stay in touch to hear about upcoming alumni news and events.

Anne’s father, Okimau, started the alumni website in 1999 just prior to his death. We are pleased to continue the tradition of keeping in touch with alumni and hosting an alumni weekend every second year, in June, prior to the start of camp. If you would like to register for the upcoming alumni weekend, June 15th-17th, 2018, please do so here. We welcome all Ponackians to return to camp for the weekend. Families are also welcome and many alumni enjoy showing their wives/husbands and children what Ponacka is all about.

Members of the alumni association are contacted directly with news of special events and topics of interest. If you are not already a member, you can join by clicking on Become a Member.

Since 1983, Ponacka alumni have financially supported less privileged boys to attend camp each summer. The boys are selected by Big Brothers and Big Sisters Peterborough and they return to camp each summer. If you would like to support this cause, please click here for more information on the Suns of Sphairee!


Upcoming Events:


Ponacka Pub Night - November 2018

Thursday November 15th, 2018

Bring your cabinmates, CITs and co’s. We’re all getting together at Fionn Maccool’s after a game of Over the Wire. 235 Bloor St. E after 7pm, RSVP Here!


Winter Walk-In - February 2019


Saturday February 9th, plan to arrive before noon and enjoy lunch and the afternoon at Ponacka. We serve a hot lunch in the Centennial Barn  and then everyone goes outside to ski, toboggan and if lucky with the ice conditions, play some PHL on the lake. Please rsvp so that we know how much soup to heat and how many hot dogs to cook. See you then! RSVP to

Alumni Ball Hockey Tournament - TBD


The third annual Ball Hockey Tournament is in the planning, tell your friends and we can’t wait to see you then.


Past Events:


Ponacka Mentorship Night - November 2017
Vancouver Alumni Night - September 2017
Toronto PHL Tournament - April 2017


April 1st we hosted a PHL tournament at The Hangar (75 Carl Hall Rd., Intersection of Sheppard & Keele) from 2-4pm.

A big How How to all players on the 6 teams, we look forward to the next tournament in Spring 2018.


Alumni Weekend - June 2016

Ponacka Open 2017


Attendees at the annual Ponacka Open (from left to right): Tim Turnbull, Hugh Mansfield, Hugh Shaw, Paul Molnar and Andrew Turner. Hugh Shaw was the runaway winner of the 2017 Ponacka Open.

Paul Molnar was a close second in the plank vs. turtle race on 8th green. 

Great fun was had by all at Pheasant Run golf course. Thanks Hugh Mansfield for the excellent photos, we are already looking forward to the 2018 event! 

“There are no strangers here, only friends we haven’t met.”

“There are no strangers here, only friends we haven’t met.”

Looking for someone with some insider tips and tricks in your prospective industry? Do you have a wealth of knowledge that you’d love to share? Or would you just like to reminisce with a fellow PHL player about cookouts of yore?
We’re interested in keeping the Ponacka Spirit alive and think that connecting Ponackians throughout the ages may be a cool way to do it. If you agree then consider joining the Ponacka Mentorship Network.
There isn’t a huge commitment, you decide how and how often you would like to connect. We’ll just pair you up!
If this sounds of interest follow the link to sign up and have an awesome Monday!
Winter Walk-In February 11th, 2017

Winter Walk-In February 11th, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

  • Calling all staff, alumni, campers and their families!
  • Join us for lunch at noon at Camp Ponacka.
  • Hot chocolate and a roaring fire in the C-Barn!
  • Bring your X-C skis, Snowshoes, Toboggans, Skates and Sticks!
  • RSVP to Don and Anne!
Toronto Ponacka Night Recap

Toronto Ponacka Night Recap

Last week’s celebration of the 70th summer at alumni Andrew Grove’s pub, Fionn MacCool’s, was a barrel of laughs!

Some highlights of the night include appearances by a real Ponacka bench, thanks to Paul Pitch Molnar for dusting off the cobwebs and bringing it in. As well, Jayne Ambler took the first draw prize of the night, winning the only Big Turk at the event! A rousing chorus of announcements was sung and with so many fine Ponackians in attendance we believe there is just cause for another one in 2017!

For those of you who missed it, you were missed, but we look forward to seeing you at the next one. Stay apprised of upcoming events, like the Winter Walk-In on February 11th, by checking in back here or following us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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