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Camp Dreamwood

1322 Boomhauer Road
Arden, Ontario, K0H 1B0
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Camp Dreamwood  

1322 Boomhauer Road, Arden, Ontario, K0H 1B0

  • Type:
    Day camp, Overnight camp, Family programs , Virtual Camp/Program
  • Focus:
    Traditional (multi activity)
  • Cost:
    $850 to $1,050/week
  • Ages:
    6 to 16
  • Gender:
  • Main language:
  • Capacity:
    100 to 120
  • Programs:
    0 available; 1 TBD
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  • Summary Profile

    About Camp Dreamwood

    Located in the beautiful Land O'Lakes Region you will find Camp Dreamwood nestled on 350 acres with a 35 acre private lake. Dreamwood provides integrated summer camp, leadership, and outdoor recreation programs for children and youth of all ages and abilities. Our goal is to create a fun, safe and supportive environment where campers can build independence, learn new skills, develop confidence and join a new family. We pride ourselves on our inclusive program, offering support for campers with special needs of all ages & abilities at no extra cost to parents. Dreamwood is also one of the only camps in Canada offering a gender neutral cabin option because we believe that all campers should feel comfortable at camp.

    • Special needs: Yes, specialized support. A few of our campers have special needs.
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community

    COVID-19 Response 

    Camp Dreamwood had a very successful summer running both day & overnight camp in 2021. We continue to work with public health and take guidance from the OCA (Ontario camping association) to make sure that our policies and procedures reflect that of the current state of the pandemic.

    Some key points to our COVID Response Plan include but are not limited to: 1. Implementing testing and vaccination protocols for campers & staff to minimize the risk of COVID entering camp. 2. Following the latest public health standards to minimize the risk of spread while at camp. 3. Increasing our onsite medical staff, sanitation, and cleaning procedures. 4. Running, where possible programs and activities outside, where the likelihood of community spread is minimal. 5. Establishing procedures for symptomatic campers and for potential onsite COVID-19 cases.

    View recent COVID-19 updates from Camp Dreamwood

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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Camp Dreamwood currently has 0 program available; 1 TBD.

    Filter Activities

    Overnight Camp
    Ages: 6 - 18+
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $950 to $1,050
    Ropes Course|Survival skills|Wilderness Out-tripping|Baking/Decorating|Cooking|Hip Hop|Guitar|Percussion|Piano|Songwriting|Vocal Training / Singing|Acting (Film & TV)|Musical Theatre|Set and Costume Design|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Ceramics |Drawing|Filmmaking|Painting|Photography|Pottery|Videography|Chess|CIT/LIT Program|Empowerment|Leadership Training|Social Justice|LEGO|Nature/Environment|Reading|Animals|Meditation|Mindfulness Training|Nutrition|Strength and Conditioning|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Dodgeball|Flag Football|Gaga|Lacrosse|Rugby|Soccer|Tennis|Volleyball|Cheer|Mountain Biking|Gymnastics|Hiking|Hockey|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Sports-Instructional and Training|Ultimate Frisbee|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Swimming|Yoga

    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes
    Maximum installments available 8


    Discount if paid in full $100
    Discount if paid early $100
    Discount for 2nd child 10%
    Discount for 3rd child 10%
    Discount for 4th child 10%

    Scholarships & awards:

    • Camp Dreamwood Sponsorship Fund

      Amount: $1,000 Deadline: January 01, 2022 annually
      Type: Need based
      Application Details: At Dreamwood we believe that every child needs summer camp and we work hard to make sure that as many children as possible can experience camp. We offer flexible payment plans, early-bird discounts, sibling discounts and a camper sponsorship program for those who need it. Over the past five summers, we have sponsored over 250 campers & leaders in training, most of whom have joined us for all five summers. We see firsthand the importance of this program for our camp and the sponsored campers, especially as they go on to become treasured members of our staff. Our sponsorship program is for those families who are financially unable to provide their children with the summer camp experience, based on both a family's income & story.
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    Editor's Review

    Three Things: Camp Dreamwood

    Hear the three things that Our Kids’ editors see when they look at Camp Dreamwood

    User reviews of Camp Dreamwood  — Read all 13 reviews

    We Will Be Back
    Marissa S (Parent)

    Thanks so much for what you have created. The kids loved it, and as parents we so value the inclusion, diversity, support and celebration of the individual that your space embodies. Your camp is all the values that we try to teach as parents, and our own kids benefited so much from your approach. We are now firmly entrenched in the Dreamwood Family - we will be back ... Read More

    A Dream
    Wendy T. (Parent)

    My daughter, Brittany, has been enjoying Camp Dreamwood for three summers. She was quite reluctant the first year at camp but with encouragement she tried new games like rock climbing, high ropes, archery etc. She proudly talks about her new adventures and achievements throughout the year. At her get- togethers with her friends they discuss and plan what they will do at the next years talent show and what they liked best about the last camp. Camp Dreamwood has been a dream for parents (with special needs young adult children) by providing a safe fun overnight experience. ... Read More

    Memories For A Lifetime
    Jillian H. (Parent)

    Our children made memories for a lifetime. We saw them do things we thought they’d never do. Our normally reserved child, acting out drama in front of a crowd! Our fearful child, conquering the high ropes! They made friends, they let go of their worries and just got plain dirty having fun in nature. It was the best two weeks of their lives. We are so incredibly thankful we discovered Dreamwood and for all the hard work and care that Dreamwood staff put into their programming. We couldn’t have asked for a better first camp experience - and the kids can’t wait to see you all again next summer! ... Read More

    Changed Boy
    Laura C (Parent)

    Jenson is a changed boy. His camp experience has been nothing less than life changing. He has found a place he can fit and grow and feel safe. Jenson has been know to be very anxious in social situations and his needs were 100 percent met. As a first time camp mom it was hard to leave him and it has warmed my heart to know he was loved and cared for beyond what I could even imagine. You have changed this boy and he wants to come home again 🥰 thank you for all you are ... Read More

    Isn't an ordinary camp
    Kelly M. (Parent)

    Where do you begin to start to describe a camp, counsellors and an owner that all mean so much. Camp Dreamwood isn't any ordinary camp but one that makes everyone feel welcome. Our little one came home last year feeling more confident and positive and its because of Dreamwood! She got off the bus crying, not because she missed us but because camp was over and she wanted to go back. We can't wait to watch her grow again next summer and many more summers to come ... Read More

    Exactly What They Needed
    Melanie B. (Parent)

    I was so glad my girls were able to spend a week at dreamwood their new camp home. This was exactly what they needed to feel normal again. They made memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. I knew I’d hear lots of stories but I was floored with all the absolute amazing activities and experiences I heard about upon their return m. I especially loved seeing the daily recap videos. My kids will definitely be back next summer. We love Ashley and her entire team of fabulous people. We trust that our kids are safe and supported while away and that is the best feeling for a parent ... Read More

    Impossible Task Accomplished
    Melanie A (Parent)

    Ashley and her “Dream Team” accomplished the “impossible task” of ensuring that all 3 of my boys, each with very different personalities , needs, and expectations, had the time of their lives at camp. They are all super keen to return next year, which is what I had hoped for but honestly didn’t think was possible. I am thrilled that we chose camp Dreamwood and would strongly recommend it to anyone wishing to ... Read More

    Kerri B. (Parent)

    From the first time I was told about Camp Dreamwood..I felt very comfortable with my decision! I have yet to see a less then favourable review from anyone. I was a first time overnight camper Mom and had at least 300 questions! Ashley answered each and everyone of them. I loved the parents meetings and the kids meetings before we left and during this stressful COVID-19, my camper didn't even care about the "nose picker tests"..the PCR testing was an exciting event! The buses are beautiful and we were updated on their arrival ❤ We were updated daily with videos and messages! The kids were always busy with programming available always even during free time! You can see the genuine love that Ashley and her team have for the campers and I will be pleased to send my camper again and have already been told at least 3 weeks again Mom! #DreamwoodFamil ... Read More

    Right Decision
    Jodie H. (Parent)

    As a first time sleep-away camp parent we had some reservations with sending our daughter but because we knew she was ready for this challenge to overcome the fear of being away from home combined with all of the wonderful reviews from other families.... we were quickly able to make the decision to send our girl. We made the absolute right decision!! The simplistic registration and the tuned in Director/Owner personally helped us through the entire process made all the difference for us. Upon return, our daughter had nothing but wonderful stories of making new lifelong friends and filled with pride doing things she'd never thought she would do. ... Read More

    Special Feeling
    Laurie W. (Camper)

    Camp Dreamwood was a transformational experience for my boys. They came home with a huge sense of pride and gained confidence and independence by trying new things and building relationships with fellow campers and counsellors. Jack says there’s a special feeling you get at Dreamwood ... Read More

    Face My Fears
    Josh M (Camper)

    This place is where you go to make memories, learn new skills, make new friends and conquer your fears. I have always been afraid of dogs but Ashley’s dog Bailey was so sweet and gentle and I was allowed time to get to know him and learned dogs can be really friendly. On the high ropes, I was scared I would fall but the staff and counsellor cheered be on and I got over my fear and did it. It was very cool ... Read More

    I Belong
    Jessica (Camper)

    Coming to Dreamwood, I was kind of nervous - Being a first time camper (and especially an older one). From the moment I got on the bus on Monday, I felt like I belonged. Everyone was so kind, supportive, caring and welcoming and I made so many forever friends and memorie ... Read More

    Felt Like Home
    Ally (Camper)

    I didn’t feel homesick even once because as soon as I got to camp it felt like home

  • Location & Site Details


    1322 Boomhauer Road, Arden, Ontario, Canada


    • Coach Bus Service (Bus fee: $50 per trip)
      Location Address Pick up Drop off
      Pickering Stop 655 Sheppard Ave, Pickering, ON L1V 1G2, Canada 9:00 am 5:00 pm
      Toronto Stop 15 Murray Glen Dr, Toronto, ON M1R 3J6, Canada 9:00 am 5:00 pm


    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Cabins


    • Electricity in Sleeping Area
    • Shower in Sleeping Area
    • Toilet in Sleeping Area

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Flush Toilets
    • Showers (indoor)
    • Showers (outdoor)

    More details about accommodations: All of our facilities are brand new & summer 2022 will be the first time that they will be used.

    Are meals provided? Yes

    Is Camp Dreamwood technology free? Yes To allow campers the opportunity to connect with nature & the people around them we are a cell phone free camp.

    Property Details

    Sports facilities

    • Archery Range
    • Basketball Court
    • Climbing Wall
    • Rope Course
    • Soccer Field


    • Beach
    • Forested Area
    • Lake/Pond/River
    • Nature Trails
    • Open Field

    More details about property: Camp Dreamwood is located on 350 acres with a 35 acre private lake. We are surrounded by crown land which gives our property extreme privacy. We have a brand new high ropes course, rock wall and archery range. Our impressive waterfront allows for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, tubing, fishing & much more.

    Rentals & Services

    Offers children's birthday party packages: Yes
    Dreamwood offers daily and multi day rentals for birthday parties & other events. Please contact us at [email protected] or 647-546-3315 for more information on how we can make your child's birthday party one to remember.

    Offers outdoor education program for schools or corporate groups: Yes
    Camp Dreamwood's outdoor education centre runs year round from mid-August to early July. Camp Dreamwood provides customized programming to meet the individual needs of each group we service. We would love to create a program for your group. For more information please contact [email protected] or 647-546-3315

    Available for private rentals: Yes
    With 350 acres & a private lake Camp Dreamwood is the perfect place to host your wedding, cooperate retreat, family reunion or private event. We provide year round rental opportunities. For more information please contact [email protected] or 647-546-3315


    Ontario Camps Association Associations
    Canadian Camping Association/ Association des camps du Canada Associations

  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Ashley Duarte-Devlin, Owner & Director

    Hello Camp Families,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to look into our program. I created Camp Dreamwood with the dream of creating a safe space for all campers regardless of ability. ​Most of my best memories were made at summer camp or my grade 9 overnight leadership retreat. It was an opportunity to learn new things, work as a part of a team and make everlasting friendships. When we created Dreamwood we created it with your camper in mind. It is a place where everyone belongs; where you are welcome to come as you are. Our inclusive practices are shown in everything we do from our gender neutral cabins to our accessible buildings. I pride myself in getting to know all of my campers which is why we keep a smaller sized camp. Camp is an exciting and life-changing experience and I can't wait to welcome new campers into our family. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have.

    All the best, 

    Ashley (a.k.a Big Mama)


    In the News

    December 15, 2021
    Gender Neutral Cabin

    Overnight summer camp takes its next step in inclusion programming... Read More


    • Gender Neutral Cabins - Overnight summer camp takes its next step in inclusion programming

      TORONTO – On April 16, 2021, Camp Dreamwood announced the launch of its gender-inclusive cabins as part of its commitment to inclusive programming.As one of the only overnight summer camp programs in Ontario to offer such cabins, Camp Dreamwood will be taking the next step in its inclusion model. In addition to the girls’ and boy’s cabins, interested campers will now be able to select a gender-inclusive cabin. Supported by both a female and male counsellor, these cabins will be open to all interested campers, inclusive to all gender identities. “There are a number of camps across North America geared specifically towards special needs campers, and LGBTQ youth but Camp Dreamwood is constantly striving and proud to be one of the only camps in Ontario that truly welcomes everyone and allows children to come as they are,” said Ashley Duarte-Devlin, Owner and Director, Camp Dreamwood. “We want to allow all campers to have the traditional camp experience and continue to ensure that every child who attends Dreamwood is welcomed, included and celebrated.”

      The addition of these cabins highlights Camp Dreamwood’s commitment to inclusive programming. Currently, Camp Dreamwood offers unique camp-wide programming developed for campers of all ages, abilities and genders.“It is extremely exciting to be a part of a camp that truly goes above and beyond for inclusivity. We hope adding this cabin option will allow even more families and their children the opportunity to feel a part of the overnight summer camp experience offered at Camp Dreamwood,” said Madison Thakore, Assistant Director, Camp Dreamwood. “This next step in our inclusion programming highlights our commitment to recognizing children of all gender identities, abilities and backgrounds.”

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Camp Dreamwood have good reviews?
    We've collected reviews from past attendees. Read 13 reviews of Camp Dreamwood here.

    What types of programs does Camp Dreamwood offer?
    Camp Dreamwood runs: Traditional (multi activity) overnight camps. Browse the program calendar for rates and dates.

    What age does Camp Dreamwood start?
    Camp Dreamwood has programs for children aged 6 to 16.

    How much does is cost to attend Camp Dreamwood?
    Fees to attend Camp Dreamwood range from $850 to $1,050/week.

    Does Camp Dreamwood offer support for children with special needs?
    Camp Dreamwood has trained staff and programming designed to support children with special needs.

    Does Camp Dreamwood offer busing?
    Yes, Camp Dreamwood offers transportation. Find busing info and fees here.

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