Chris Tudor Price, Director
The Crusaders Rugby Club is one of the largest rugby clubs in North America, based in eastern Oakville. Our club, often referred to as The Cru or the Oakville Crusaders, is a community of more than 700 playing members from age 4 to 74. We have more than 500 girls and boys under 18 playing rugby in its various forms within the club. The club’s broader community of alumni, non-playing members and supporters is in the region of 3,500 people. The Crusaders Rugby Club is a non-profit, volunteer-based, inclusive and family-oriented club to which our board directors, coaches, alumni, parents and players donate significant amounts of their time.
In 2019, we started our camps program initially as a way to provide members' kids some summer fun. The camps have blossomed into summer-long programming, attracting more than 300 boys and girls from across the GTA throughout the summer. The camps are founded on the simple philosophy that sport is supposed to be fun and engaging for children. Our camps are all outdoors in our 28 acre park-like facility in Oakville and while rugby-oriented, they're much more than just that: they're multi-activity/multi-sport, about teamwork, making friends, trust, self-confidence, skill development, athletic development, values, enthusiasm, courage, active participation and, yes, abundant fun and laughs.
Our counsellors are university-aged club club members who have been members of the club from the age of 8 or younger, and played or continue to play rugby at national or provincial levels. Their passion for rugby, sport and activity will infect your children, and their love of fun will have your child jumping out of bed in the morning, every morning, to get to camp!
We encourage you to read our camp reviews and reach out to us at any time to discuss camp options.