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Sunday, February 26, 2017 • Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto • 12:00 – 4:00pm

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Faith-based camps, like faith-based schools, allow for spiritual development along with the emotional, physical, intellectual and social elements of camp. "Some faith-based camps will be stronger on faith, while others are designed to be an alternative to broken homes," says Derrick Mueller, the national director of Christian Camping International in Canada. "How that faith is actualized will be different for each camp."

Some, like Camp Hyanto, a coed residential camp in Gananoque, offer a more structured faith-based experience, with morning worship and chapel sessions each day. Others, like Fraser Lake Camp, take campers on a less traditional spiritual journey, bringing the Bible’s messages to life through ongoing skits rather than structured readings and teachings.

"We aim to teach the campers without them realizing it’s a lesson," says Eric Musselman, director of Fraser Lake Camp. "We don’t have a lot of specific teaching time. Instead, we like to have all aspects of the camp operate within a Christian context." The camp begins and ends with a chapel session, but throughout the week the children watch educational skits.

Fraser Lake Camp, a non-denominational Christian camp in Bancroft, reduces social barriers by eliminating the need for money at camp. “We don’t have a camp store—we don’t want to be in a situation where one child has $100 to spend for the week, while another has just $10,” says Musselman. "We take away factors that would label the kids."

For some children, going to the right camp allows them and others to see who they really are. "Troubled kids that find their way to a faith-based camp experience love as opposed to programs," says Mueller. "The atmosphere of love develops a love of who you are."

Operated by the Anglican Church of Canada, Camp Hyanto accepts campers of all faiths. "We allow kids who are struggling that a lot of other camps can’t accommodate. We offer guidance and love, and we show them that they are special," says Laura Morrison, the camp’s director. "We want to share the love that God gives us."


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  • Camp Mini-Yo-We
    Camp Mini-Yo-We is a traditional, Christian overnight camp offering amazing activities, innovative programs, dedicated staff and a safe place for campers to stretch and grow.

    Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $625/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 625 5-18 0 Huntsville
    Stillwood Camp & Conference Centre
    Located Just outside of Abbotford and Chilliwack, this day and overnight camp features gorgeous facilities and top rate activities like rock climbing, our high ropes challenge course, water tubing and so much more.

    Chilliwack

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $270/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 270 5-16 1 Chilliwack
    Muskoka Woods
    A Christian youth resort that welcomes young people to life-changing experiences. Camp guests choose from 50+ programs and activities. Creativity reigns, friendships flourish, confidence grows. FUN IS OUR TRADEMARK!

    Rosseau

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $999/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 999 7-17 2 Rosseau
    Brantford Circle Square Ranch
    We are committed to providing an outstanding summer camp experience. Our beautiful location, fun & safe environment, excellent programs, and experienced staff are just a few reasons to choose Circle Square Ranch.

    Brantford

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $220/week
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 220 5-16 3 Brantford
    Halkirk Circle Square Ranch
    Circle Square Ranch is a children's summer camp providing adventure filled camp experiences. One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps across Canada, our programs include horsemanship, climbing, biking, swimming and so much more!

    Halkirk

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    from $410/week
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 410 6-17 4 Halkirk
    Camp Crossroads
    Muskoka kids and family camp focused on quality Christian teaching along with all the fun of outdoor recreation in the summer.

    Gravenhurst

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $500/week
    Overnight Camp Coed 500 6-18 5 Gravenhurst
    Fraser Lake Camp
    Welcoming overnight camp on a private 260 acre waterfront property that offers summer camp activities including kayaking, rock climbing, wilderness trips, and more!

    Bancroft

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $640/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 640 8-16 6 Bancroft
    Camp Tamakwa
    With an incredibly diversified program, campers develop important life skills, build self-confidence, foster lifelong friendships and return home with an enriched outlook - that there is life and fun without technology!

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,100/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1100 7-16 7 Algonquin Park
    Willowgrove Day Camp
    Located on a private 100 acre farm property that includes a forest, pond, clean running creek, sports fields, play grounds, in-ground swimming pools, wall climbing gym, animal barn, apple orchard , corn maze and more.

    Whitchurch - Stouffville

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $297/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 297 4-15 8 Whitchurch - Stouffville
    Niagara Christian Collegiate
    Give your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's three Summer Camps!

    Fort Erie

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 11 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $3,450/session
    Overnight Camp Coed 3450 11-18 9 Fort Erie
    Camp Cherith - Ontario
    This Christian camp includes focuses on theatre arts, horseback riding, canoe tripping and more, situated in the heart of Grey-Bruce in south central Ontario.

    Southern Bruce County

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $474/week
    Overnight Camp Coed 474 6-17 10 Southern Bruce County
    Vianney Academy of Learning Inc.
    Vianney's campers enjoy a balanced mix of academics and activities. This is a unique opportunity for your children to enjoy a break from school while keeping their minds engaged.

    Mississauga

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 250 4-14 11 Mississauga
    Camp Qwanoes
    Camp Qwanoes is a youth-focused, high adventure Christian residential camp that exists to love kids to life like no other. Summer camps for ages 8-18 and leadership programs starting at age 15. Over 75 activities.

    Vancouver Island

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $450/week
    Overnight Camp Coed 450 8-18 12 Vancouver Island
    Countryside Camp & Conference Centre
    A Christian summer camp offering exciting outdoor adventure programs to both children and youth, leadership programs for older teens, and specialized programs for individuals with special needs.

    Cambridge

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 100
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $300/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 300 6-100 13 Cambridge
    Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp
    A traditional summer camp with a variety of specialized camp programs.

    Waterloo

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $280/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 280 6-15 14 Waterloo
    Teen Ranch
    Less than an hour from the GTA, a Christian summer camp & year round retreat facility, specializing in horse, hockey, extreme adventure, bmx biking, soccer camps & day camps.

    Caledon

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $290/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 290 5-18 15 Caledon
    1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff College
    Leadership camps for high school boys focused on character formation, service, and friendship.

    Quebec City; South Annex, Toronto; Bancroft

    Education: Leadership
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Boys
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Boys 150 13-18 16 Quebec City, South Annex, Toronto, Bancroft
    Medeba Summer Camp
    Medeba Summer Camp is an overnight camp that uses adventure and community to provide the best week of your child's summer! We provide a full range of traditional and extensive adventure activities to choose from.

    Haliburton

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $649/week
    Overnight Camp Coed 649 6-17 17 Haliburton
    Camp Mère Clarac
    Located on the banks of Rivière Ouareau, we have a magnificent site of 115 acres of land with unique and safe facilities, making it one of the most beautiful camp sites in Quebec.

    Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm

    ESL
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $444/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 444 4-16 18 Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm
    Camp Massad
    Hebrew speaking,kosher,summer camp connecting campers to their Jewish identity in an inclusive,energetic and fun environment.Dynamic programming and a community environment fosters confidence,creativity and friendships.

    Winnipeg Beach; Winnipeg

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $475/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 475 7-16 19 Winnipeg Beach, Winnipeg

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