Fraser Lake Camp

Fraser Lake Camp

156 Whytes Road, RR #4
Bancroft, Ontario,
K0L 1C0

Contact name:
Jason McDowell

Phone number:
(905) 642-2964×


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Fraser Lake Camp

Fraser Lake Camp  

156 Whytes Road, RR #4, Bancroft, Ontario, K0L 1C0

Overnight camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Special Needs:
Yes, Mild support (Not all campers have special needs)
8 to 16

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Contact Name:
Jason McDowell

Phone Number:
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About this camp


Our 260 acre private property is located on the beautiful and secluded Fraser Lake, located east of Bancroft on the Canadian Shield. We are a not-for-profit founded by the Mennonite Church which offers a plethora of water and land activities but our greatest asset is our inclusive, engaging, and supportive staff community. Your child will have the opportunity to experience the outdoors, learn new skills and develop self-confidence through making friends. Community is what we do best!

The Our Kids review of Fraser Lake Camp

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Fraser Lake began in 1955 as a means of providing kids with an opportunity to get out of the city to experience a different set of priorities and values. Founded by the Danforth Mennonite Church in Toronto, it was an expression of the values of the church, including inclusivity, community, and faith. All of that remains today, and the need for it is greater than ever. The programming reflects all the traditional camp programs, including time spent together on the lake and in the forest. The property is 260 acres, so there is lots of room to roam, and the camp makes great use of that. But, as in that first year, the draw is principally to experience a different pace of life, away from the data smog of our devices, within a community that is focussed on each other, ecology, and physical activity.

Camp Address
156 Whytes Road, RR #4, Bancroft, Ontario, K0L 1C0, Canada

Session Calendar

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Available Sessions:

Overnight Camp
Ages: 16
CIT/LIT Program $1,430
156 Whytes Road, RR #4
Aug 06, 2018-Aug 24, 2019 $1,430
156 Whytes Road, RR #4
Jun 30-Jul 20 $1,430
Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Soccer|Swimming|Volleyball|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Guitar|Rope courses
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Guitar|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Cycling|Fishing|Gaga|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Volleyball
Overnight Camp
Ages: 15 - 16
Wilderness Out-tripping $1,705
Canoeing|Swimming|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills
Overnight Camp
Ages: 13 - 14
Wilderness Out-tripping $758
Canoeing|Swimming|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills
Overnight Camp
Ages: 1 - 18+
Traditional (multi activity) $286
Canoeing|Swimming|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills
Overnight Camp
Ages: 15 - 16
Wilderness Out-tripping $1,542
Canoeing|Swimming|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills

Upcoming Events August 25, 2019

upcoming events
  • August 25, 2019Friends of Fraser
    Fraser Lake Camp, 156 Whytes Road, RR #4, Bancroft, Ontario
    Join us Sunday, August 25 from 09:05 am - 12:45 am

    Our Friends of Fraser Program is an excellent way to come by the camp for a couple nights to meet the staff, see the property and take a lovely vacation where someone else cooks!

    Registration opens January 1st.

    Hope to see you there!

Director's Message


Jason McDowell, Camp Director

I feel blessed to be the Director of Fraser Lake Camp. My parents met while counselling at Fraser, and I spent many formative summers of my youth working there. A camp environment should be safe and engaging for everyone and should fuel a child's sense of confidence and belonging. Setting the tone for such a community is a tremendous responsibility and privilege. I am proud to say FLC has excellent approval ratings, fantastic staff culture, and I find great satisfaction in my work.

We have Mennonite roots and are focused on inclusion and community. Our priorities are in strong relationships and learning together. 

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call or email me anytime:

cell. 416 460 8335

[email protected]


Jason McDowell

Accommodation & Property Details

Property details

Sleeping Accommodations

  • Cabins
  • Platform Tent


  • Electricity in Sleeping Area

Washrooms Facilities

  • Composting Toilets
  • Flush Toilets
  • Outhouses
  • Showers (indoor)

Sports facilities

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


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


Cost & Financial Aid


Cost: $678 /week

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes
Credit card payment Yes


Discount for 2nd child 10%
Discount for 3rd child 10%
Discount for 4th child 10%


  •   Bus to camp$46.00
    Location Address Pick up Drop off
    Willowgrove - Drop-Off 11737 McCowan Road, Stouffville, ON L4A 7X5 Not provided 1:30 pm
  •   Bus from camp$46.00
    Location Address Pick up Drop off
    Willowgrove - Pick-up 11737 McCowan Road, Stouffville, ON L4A 7X5 12:30 pm Not provided

Stories & Testimonials


Program Activities

It used to be that people thought of camping as simply going into the woods, learning how to cook over a fire, and sleeping under the stars. Not any more! While those still happen, there is so much more to do at camp! Climbing a 35' tower! Kayak and canoe instruction! Arts and crafts! Mountain biking! Guitar lessons! Each camper gets to experience all Fraser Lake has to offer. Sure, we still make fires, and we love to see those stars...but there is so much more to do at camp!

Special Events

Each week our counsellors come up with a special event - an afternoon crusing the high seas with Jack Sparrow and his band of pirates...a pop-up circus with games, balloons, and clowns... a trip around the world to celebrate the Olympic games... Our special events are meant to be just that - special! A little different from the norm, and definately fun enough to still be considered "camp"!

Evening Campfire

Is there a better way to end your day than to be around a campfire with one hundred of your closest friends? Each evening is wrapped up with a creative assortment of entertaining skits, fun songs and serious songs. The walk back to Lone Pine through the still forest as the sun sets over the far side of the lake sets the scene for the daily wrap-up of activities.

Down the camp road

In July 1970, my trunk and I were put onto the camp bus, and sent off for one month into the unknown camp experience. I was terrified to say the least. Once I was in my cabin, met my cabin mates and councillors, the "butterflies" were gone. From that summer on, I was a devoted camper! Each July, I was the first one on that bus heading north. Everything that camp offered was my dream summer - the lake, the friends, the songs' everything. I was hooked. Then I (sort of) grew up, moved on, started a family, and camp became just a wonderful panoramic swirl of memories. When my eldest daughter became "of camp age" I had the amazing opportunity to go to camp myself again, but this time as a volunteer at Fraser. How can you explain that cleaning dishes for 175 people is "fun"! At Fraser Lake camp, it is! Driving down the camp road, it"s like you have left the world behind. Camp is a special place where everyone is met with a smile and is welcome!! Camp rules are simple: respect yourself and others, safety is the priority, and above all you must (and will!) have fun. Always. Options at Fraser are limitless - the water sports, the land games, and of course the crazy campfires make for days that come and go all too quickly. All are enveloped in friendships that last a lifetime. My daughters and I look forward to next summer and the day when once again we'll drive down the camp road and enter a world of new possibilities.

In the News


November 5, 2018 - New Infrastructure!

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Jason McDowell

Phone Number:
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