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Camp Celtic

248 Stokes Bay Rd, Lions Head, Ontario, N0H 1W0

  • Type:
    Overnight camp
  • Focus:
    Traditional (multi activity)
  • Cost:
    $299 to $1,849/session
  • Ages:
    6 to 18
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  • Summary

    Camp Celtic answered our questions

    Who are you as an organization?

    Camp Celtic is a non-denominational, family run; sports, arts and nature facility founded in 1984. Our full-time endeavor is to provide top-notch instruction and leadership for campers of all interests and abilities. Tomorrow's leaders will have to be adaptable, conscientious and environmentally aware like no generation before, in order to best deal with the challenges before them. The adventure of attending camp presents a great opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and caring environment. Celtic goes beyond its instructional role and aims to increase campers' insight, awareness and appreciation of self and nature. Our promise is that we will provide campers with the very best experience possible.

    • Special needs: Yes, mild support.
      A few of our campers have special needs.
    • Specialized in serving LGBTQ+ community
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community

    What do you do differently or uniquely well?

    This information is not available.

    Who are your staff and counsellors?

    This information is not available.

    What do families need to know about registration?

    This information is not available.

  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Camp Celtic currently has 7 programs available.

    Filter Activities

    Type (Gender)
    Ages: 7 - 16
    Overnight Camp
    Traditional (multi activity) , Adventure (multi)
    Ropes Course|Survival skills|Wilderness Skills|Comedy|Ballet|Ballroom|Breakdancing|Hip Hop|Jazz|Harry Potter|Medieval|Star Wars|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Guitar|Music Recording|Musical instrument training|Percussion|Piano|Songwriting|Vocal Training / Singing|Acting (Film & TV)|Musical Theatre|Set and Costume Design|Theatre Arts|Podcasting|Storytelling|Arts & Crafts|Ceramics |Comic Art|Drawing|Filmmaking|Painting|Photography|Pottery|Videography|Nature/Environment|Meditation|Archery|Basketball|Dodgeball|Gaga|Golf|Lacrosse|Soccer|Tennis|Volleyball|Hiking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Fishing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Yoga|Zip Line
    Ages: 17 - 18
    Overnight Camp
    CIT/LIT Program
    Ropes Course|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Ballet|Hip Hop|Jazz|Vocal Training / Singing|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Pottery|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership Training|Social Justice|Nature/Environment|Archery|Basketball|Gaga|Soccer|Tennis|Volleyball|Hiking|Rock Climbing|Sports-Instructional and Training|Canoeing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Yoga
    Ages: 7 - 17
    Overnight Camp
    Traditional (multi activity)
    Ropes Course|Survival skills|Wilderness Skills|Ballet|Hip Hop|Jazz|Vocal Training / Singing|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Pottery|Nature/Environment|Archery|Basketball|Gaga|Soccer|Tennis|Volleyball|Hiking|Rock Climbing|Canoeing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming
    Ages: 6 - 8
    Overnight Camp
    Traditional (multi activity)
    Wilderness Skills|Vocal Training / Singing|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Nature/Environment|Mindfulness Training|Basketball|Canoeing|Gaga|Hiking|Soccer|Swimming
    Ages: 14 - 17
    Overnight Camp
    Wilderness Out-tripping
    Nature/Environment|Canoeing|Hiking|Swimming|Cooking|Vocal Training / Singing|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills
    Ages: 13 - 18
    Overnight Camp
    Nature/Environment|Basketball|Hiking|Swimming|Yoga|Vocal Training / Singing
    Ages: 13 - 18
    Overnight Camp
    Nature/Environment|Hiking|Swimming|Volleyball|Yoga|Vocal Training / Singing

    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes
    Maximum installments available 6


    Discount if paid early 7%
    Discount for 3rd child 10%
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Camp Celtic

    our take

    Family-run since 1984, the program at Camp Celtic has been delightfully traditional and consistent ever since. Skills are important, though relationships and care are too, something that the camp rightly prides itself on offering. The site is vast, set on 200 acres with access to Lake Huron, and supports delivery of all the traditional camp activities and then some. Leadership programs extend the theme as well as the season, with four-day leadership training session offered in the spring and fall.

  • Location & Gallery

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    248 Stokes Bay Rd, Lions Head, Ontario, N0H 1W0, Canada


    • Bus 1 (Bus fee: $40.00)
      Location Address Pick up Drop off
      Guelph 149 Reynolds Walk, Guelph, ON Not provided 1:15 pm
      Woodstock 35 Riddell St. Woodstock, ON Not provided 2:30 pm


    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Cabins


    • Electricity in Sleeping Area

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Flush Toilets
    • Showers (indoor)

    More details about accommodations: All of our camper cabins are built as duplexes. This design houses 2 independent groups of campers, but allows for security and support of having not one, but two experienced staff members in each dwelling.

    Are meals provided? Yes

    Is Camp Celtic technology free? Yes We are cell phone and wifi free at Celtic

    Property Details

    Sports facilities

    • Archery Range
    • Basketball Court
    • Climbing Wall
    • Gymnasium
    • Rope Course
    • Soccer Field
    • Tennis Court(s)


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

    More details about property: Celtic owns 200 acres of pristine forest, vibrant wetlands, and grass playing fields. Our waterfront is on a protected sand beach on Lake Huron.

    Rentals & Services

    Offers outdoor education program for schools or corporate groups: Yes
    This fall or spring, consider for your grade 7s or 8s a four day leadership, sports, and outdoor education camp. • Celtic counsellors live in-cabin with students. • Celtic provides bus transportation at no additional cost. • We will visit your school to meet with parents, staff, and students. As a fully accredited member of the Ontario and Canadian camping associations, Celtic maintains the highest standards of safety, food, accommodation, leadership, and programme. Providing specialized instruction within a traditional camp setting has made Celtic one of Ontario’s best known camps. Valuable hands-on outdoor education, team building, and fun are promised to help make your school trip great!!! Please contact Celtic for more information regarding school trips. We will send you a sample itinerary and the names of schools that make Celtic part of their successful year.


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

  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Tim Matheson, Owner/Director

    A cup of adventure, a dash of excitement, a bushel of fun, a heaping portion of being outdoors, a pinch of apprehension … this could be part of the recipe that has made camp great for such a long time!

    I don’t know the exact proportions for this recipe, (and probably the mixture is different for every Camper who attends Celtic), but I do know the ingredient list by heart. Along with the above, it includes caring, sharing, awareness, learning, growth, compassion, being away from home, singing, laughter, and sometimes…silence.

    Camp has long been a place where fun and fellowship abound, and where campers learn about themselves and the natural world. It has withstood the test of time.

    Who knew that Camp would become even more relevant as we move forward into the 2nd generation of our family’s Directorship of Celtic? It is now apparent that Celtic provides campers a respite from too much technology, not enough fresh air. Celtic is a place where we see the stars at night, the sun rise in the morning, and where we remember what it is to run and swim and play. As a parent, I find these are the things that I wish for my child.

    Our promise then remains…To provide Celtic campers with the very best camp experience possible.


    • Celtic Friends and Family

      Camp Celtic is the best thing I ever did for my girls, their weeks there for several years gave them the love of outdoors, making friends that 1 is still in contact with several of them still to this day. I believe the Celtic experience is what lead my 1 daughter in their chosen career path of Recreation and Leisure, never having to grow up! The songs they learned and remember pop up every once an a while to. They both love to visit the Bruce Peninsula when they can visiting the locations camp took them to. Thank you to Lumpy, Hainey and staff for the wonderful experience you provided to both my girls and one day hope my grandkids will attend Celtic!

    • Rookie Camp

      My girls went to the Rookie Camp and loved every minute...the staff was amazing and my girls counsellors were stellar. Will definitely be sending them next summer!

    • Batman Game

      A Celtic campfire was interrupted in August by, of all things, a press conference. Commissioner Gordan of Gotham City was forced to leave a city benefit dinner early to deliver ill news to the Press and the citizens of Gotham. The Joker and his band of misfit criminals had infiltrated the Fireworks Factory. They had started the manufacture of a mind altering toxin - enough to affect the entire city. As the crowd of citizens watched, the Gotham City Police stormed the Fireworks Factory. The silence of the night was sharply cut by the laughter and screams of Joker, Riddler, Two Face, Dr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Penguin, and Scarecrow. The Police were repelled from the building by the smoke and abrupt flashes of light from the exploding fireworks. Commissioner Gordon, facing the destruction of his City, made his last available desperate decision. He chose to call for help. High above the commotion the Bat sign, a beacon of hope, could be seen. Like a wave, amidst the "oohs" and "aahs" of the crowd, one could hear whispers of "It's Batman". The following day, with the assistance of Batman and Robin, the Gotham City Police were able to restore order to the city and capture the Joker and other criminals.

    • Is it Summer Yet?

      "I wanted to tell you how much fun I had! I have to say that it was the best 7 days of my life. I wish I was still there. It was so fun! I cant wait to come back next year. I think I am going to go for two weeks."

    • School Trips

      "Once again, I enjoyed the weekend just as much as the students. You have truly created something very special and that is a reflection of the people that you both are. Your obvious love of children is clearly evident in all that you say and do at camp. As both a teacher, and as a parent, I thank you for giving myself, my students and my daughter such a memory."

    • First Time Camper
      As a parent, one is nervous about sending their child to camp, especially the first time. John was determined to go to camp with no friends because he wanted to meet new people and try new adventures. To have a child expand their horizons in a positive environment is what every parent hopes for and thanks to you, it happened for John at Camp Celtic. I can't thank you enough and you will definately see us again.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What types of programs does Camp Celtic offer?
    Camp Celtic runs: overnight camps. Programming specializes in: Traditional (multi activity) , Adventure (multi), CIT/LIT Program, Wilderness Out-tripping, Basketball, Volleyball. Browse the program calendar for rates and dates.

    What age does Camp Celtic start?
    Camp Celtic has programs for children aged 6 to 18.

    How much does is cost to attend Camp Celtic?
    Fees to attend Camp Celtic range from $299 to $1,849/session.

    Does Camp Celtic offer support for children with special needs?
    Camp Celtic offers some mild support for children with special needs. Please contact the director to discuss your needs.

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

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