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Religious camps

Camps combine spirituality with summer fun

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, Ontario 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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List of faith based religious camps and programs

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InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River   
Our beautiful location, fun & safe environment, excellent programs, and experienced staff are just a few reasons to choose Circle Square Ranch. We are committed to providing an outstanding summer camp experience.

Brantford

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight
from $220/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 220 5-16 0 Brantford
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Halkirk   
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
from $410/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 410 6-17 1 Halkirk
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
from $270/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 270 5-16 2 Chilliwack
Muskoka Woods - CITYCAMP   
Discover all the fun of Muskoka Woods, right in your neighbourhood! There's no limit to what kids can do and who they can become. With 18 awesome day camp activities to try each week, there's something for everyone!

Ontario (6)

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day
from $259/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 259 6-12 3 Don Mills, Toronto, Throughout Ontario, Oakville, Burlington, Markham, North Toronto, Toronto, Whitchurch - Stouffville
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 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight
from $675/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 675 5-17 4 Huntsville
Muskoka Woods   
Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that offers a fun, safe and welcoming environment for all youth. Our staff share a common desire to help young people realize their full potential.

Rosseau

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $999/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 999 7-17 5 Rosseau
Frontier Trails Camp & Outdoor Education Centre   
Adventure Begins at Summer camp! Day and overnight programs and many activities including horseback riding,ESL, paintball, archery, whitewater rafting and more. Offering Awesome memories to campers from Ottawa to China.

Ottawa; Eganville

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $630/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 630 4-16 6 Ottawa, Eganville
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
from $315/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 315 4-15 7 Whitchurch - Stouffville
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 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $540/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed 540 8-17 8 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
from $665/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 665 8-16 9 Bancroft
Niagara Christian Collegiate   
Give your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's Summer Camps. Or get a head start on your studies during our August Credit Program!

Fort Erie

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 11 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $3,550/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 3550 11-18 10 Fort Erie
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, family
from $1,100/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed 1100 7-16 11 Algonquin Park
Teen Ranch   
Just an hour from the GTA, a traditional, Christian summer camp & year round retreat facility, specializing in developing youth through horse, hockey, adventure, bmx, soccer, figure skate, volleyball, WHAM & day camps.

Caledon

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $320/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 320 5-18 12 Caledon
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 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $479/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 479 6-16 13 Southern Bruce County
Camp Claret Du Lac Elgin   
4 Unique Programs! Well thought-out for the needs of youngsters of all ages! A thrilling experience! Fun, Friends, Excitement... The most rewarding experience Adventure - Teamwork - Challenge

Sherbrooke

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $620/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 620 7-15 14 Sherbrooke
1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff College   
Leadership camps for boys 9-13 years-old, focused on character formation, service, and friendship.

Quebec City; South Annex, Toronto; Bancroft

Reading: Leadership training

  • Ages 9 to 18
  • Boys
  • Overnight
from $150/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Boys 150 9-18 15 Quebec City, South Annex, Toronto, Bancroft
Earth Studies   
Award winning school in sustainability and environmental practices. Owned and operated by the Cushing family. A traditional all-season campus with the highest quality animal husbandry, nature connection, and much more...

Ladysmith

Adventure: Wilderness Skills

  • Ages 9 to 22
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $750/session
Day, Overnight, family Coed 750 9-22 16 Ladysmith
Rivers Edge Camping Association   
A year-round group rental facility and traditional summer bible camp with good food, great people, and activities galore!

Water Valley

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 85
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $395/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed 395 4-85 17 Water Valley
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Wolf Creek   
To encourage young lives to grow spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically in an exciting, fun filled western adventure. Start your summer adventure with Wolf Creek Circle Square Ranch!

Regina

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $305/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 305 6-17 18 Regina
Camp Frenda   
Summer camp in the heart of Muskoka. Activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, water skiing, rocketry, archery, and many others.

Port Carling

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $540/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed 540 8-16 19 Port Carling
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, family
from $489/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed 489 8-18 20 Vancouver Island
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta   
Pioneer Camp Alberta is a Christian summer camp with two beautiful locations in Alberta. Get ready for exploration, adventure,creation, challenge, growth, skill development, and of course, fun!

Rocky Mountain House; Sundre

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 19
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight
from $249/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 249 5-19 21 Rocky Mountain House, Sundre
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

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $444/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 444 4-16 22 Saint-Donat
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
  • Day, Overnight
from $679/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 679 6-17 23 Haliburton
Camp Artaban   
Youth call it “awesome”; adults call it “paradise”. Fun and adventure await you! Swim, boat, beach comb and wharf jump on the water. Create, sing, laugh and explore with friends new and old. We can’t wait!

Gambier Island

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 1 to 100
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $263/session
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed 263 1-100 24 Gambier Island
Meadow Green Summer Camp   
MGA is well-known for its academic excellence and for providing individualized programming. The morning program focuses on language arts and math, the afternoon on activities such as sports, crafts, and games.

Mississauga

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day
from $395/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 395 3-13 25 Mississauga
Frontier Trails ESL Camp   
Programs are geared to encourage speaking as opposed to writing proficiency. By using picture images, with English labels, each child gains a certain level of familiarity with the terminology presented.

Eganville; Ottawa

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $630/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 630 6-16 26 Eganville, Ottawa
Timberline Ranch   
Known for its delicious, home-style food, friendly staff, beautiful, convenient location, and exceptional programs, Timberline is open all year for camps, retreats, youth groups, banquets, and conferences.

Vancouver

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $249/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed 249 7-16 27 Vancouver
Halton Interfaith Peace Camp   
This week-long day camp offers visits to different houses of worship and an engaging program that will build friendships and understanding across diverse cultures and faiths.

Oakville

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 06 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day
from $100/week
Day Coed 100 06-13 28 Oakville

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