Our goal is to offer the best summer camping experience for your children. Oneida Baptist Camp strives to offer Biblical gospel teachings that includes time to encounter God, While using fun team building and growing activities to witness God's word. We seek to foster healthy and safe Christian community building, all the while in a safe and fun environment. We offer.. Opportunities to Encounter God | Trail biking | Swimming | Stand-up paddle boarding | Cricket kayaks | Archery | Arts & crafts | Beach volleyball | Basketball | Soccer | Baseball | Floor hockey | Teatherball | Gaga ball | Wilderness programs | Leadership development opportunities.
Our goal is to offer the best summer camping experience for your children. Oneida Baptist Camp strives to offer Biblical gospel teachings that includes time to encounter God, While using fun team building and growing activities to witness God's word. We seek to foster healthy and safe Christian community building, all the while in a safe and fun environment.
We offer.. Opportunities to Encounter God | Trail biking | Swimming | Stand-up paddle boarding | Cricket kayaks | Archery | Arts & crafts | Beach volleyball | Basketball | Soccer | Baseball | Floor hockey | Teatherball | Gaga ball | Wilderness programs | Leadership development opportunities.
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I went to Camp Oneida from the time I was about 9 until I was about 16 almost every summer. The times I spent at Oneida were some of the very best times of my life! I am 60 yrs old now and still the memories of Camp Oneida are strong and vibrant. Sing along in the dining hall, Monks dinner which was always hilarious! But, the most memorable thing for me was my very first encounter with God. I met Jesus for the first time when I was a teen and although I walked away from Him, He never walked away from me. I am serving the Lord as of today and have been a Christian now for 27 yrs. I thank the Lord for Camp Oneida and the work that you are still doing after all these years, still touching children's lives with the gospel message and the light and love of Jesus Christ. Always a camper in my heart. God bless you Camp Oneida for your steadfastness.
Don’t let the rustic and minimalist facilities throw you off. It has a wonderful summer staff that will help your child make amazing memories and friends to last a lifetime. This camp has a modern kitchen and dining area, lifeguards, and medical personnel to keep your kids safe. My kids love the time they spend there. The camp is also available to rent year-round for retreats and family reunions.
Marc Johnson, Business Manager 'Pooh Bear'
Over 25 years experience in Camp Ministry
My name is Marc Johnson and I’m honored to be the Business Manager of Oneida Baptist Camp. I need to stop right there and already correct myself. Most people associated with Oneida, might not even know my name. During the months of June, July and August I normally answer to ‘Pooh Bear’. I have been blessed to be serving at Oneida now for the past twenty- six summers. Through those years whether serving as a leader, co-director or Business Manager three things have always remained the same (besides chicken burgers on Sundays): the fun, safe environment and God’s everlasting love for us!
I take great pride in knowing that Oneida welcomes everyone to our camp without judgement. I have had many parents over the years express to me how grateful they were to send their children to Oneida, knowing that they would hear about God in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
Back when Oneida was found (1950), they were very clear on how they wanted to provide safe and affordable Christian camping for the children in teens in Southern Ontario. 68 years later, we continue to honour that statement. Oneida is blessed to have many donations to allow us to lower the registration below cost. Outside of a twelve/fourteen paid staff, Oneida is supported only by volunteers (Program Directors, leaders, maintenance crew).
We keep the weekly programs Christ-centered, fun and appropriate for the age bracket each week. I’m always excited to see children come to Oneida and experience three things. The first would be hearing God’s Word. This would be in a way that would be very interactive and engaging (campfire, Bible Studies, vesper point). The second would be having campers try something new. Maybe it could be jumping in a canoe for the first time or attempt archery. I just love when kids find out how good they are at something they never knew they could do. The final thing would be making new friends. Some relationships that are formed at Oneida, turn into lifelong friendships.
I’m already excited for the summer of 2019. Too see old friends coming back, but more the thought of new children/teens experiencing Oneida of the first time. In a life that is now so busy and keeping us away from people. Oneida hits the pause button on “life” and gets our heads out of the screens. For a week, children come to know and experience God’s love creation on the shores of Lake Erie.
Come join us this summer and be amazing on what Oneida has to offer.
Your in Christ,
Marc Johnson ‘Pooh Bear’
Cost: $300 to $320 /week
|Discount if paid in full||$20|
|Discount if paid early||$20|
|Discount for 2nd child||$20|
|Discount for 3rd child||$20|
|Discount for 4th child||$20|
|Discount for resident base||$20|
I first started going to Camp Oneida when I was 5. I am now 20 and have not skipped a summer, and I wouldn’t want to change it for the world. As mentioned before Camp Oneida has been my home away from home for the past 15 years. Something I will never take for granted are the relationships that I made when I was 12 years old and 8 years later they are stronger than ever. Camp has shaped me into who I am today through my cabin leaders, the staff and the friends I made. My favourite memory at camp is the Bible study’s and this played a huge role in my faith growing up and it has made me who I am today. As I got older ,I was blessed to have the opportunity to be a cabin leader. While in this role I had the opportunity to lead other kids in faith and do my best in being able to give kids the incredible experience that I had. After being a leader, I wanted to be able to do more, so the following summer I applied to work on staff. In doing this i not only gained work experience but also the ultimate summer experience in that I got to spend it with some of the previous staff of whom I looked up to and I had the privilege of working alongside those who inspired me to be who I am. Working on staff had always been a dream of 5 year old me and it exceeded all of my expectations. Yes you are in a kitchen but I’m doing so I continued to learn all the campers names allowing me to build a relationship with them. This lead to them asking me questions during Bible study and participating in electives with them and that was just one week and I worked for the entire camp season. My prayer is that at least one kid left camp with good memories and a strive to do good things.