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Religious camps

Camps combine spirituality with summer fun

Faith-based camps, like faith-based schools, allow for spiritual development along with the emotional, physical, intellectual and social elements of camp. "Some faith-based camps will be stronger on faith, while others are designed to be an alternative to broken homes," says Derrick Mueller, the national director of Christian Camping International in Canada. "How that faith is actualized will be different for each camp."

Some, like Camp Hyanto, a coed, residential camp in Gananoque, offer a more structured faith-based experience, with morning worship and chapel sessions each day. Others, like Fraser Lake Camp, take campers on a less traditional spiritual journey, bringing the Bible’s messages to life through ongoing skits rather than structured readings and teachings.

"We aim to teach the campers without them realizing it’s a lesson," says Eric Musselman, director of Fraser Lake Camp. "We don’t have a lot of specific teaching time. Instead, we like to have all aspects of the camp operate within a Christian context." The camp begins and ends with a chapel session, but throughout the week the children watch educational skits.

Fraser Lake Camp, a non-denominational Christian summer camp in Bancroft, Ontario reduces social barriers by eliminating the need for money at camp. “We don’t have a camp store—we don’t want to be in a situation where one child has $100 to spend for the week, while another has just $10,” says Musselman. "We take away factors that would label the kids."

For some children, going to the right camp allows them and others to see who they really are. "Troubled kids that find their way to a faith-based camp experience love as opposed to programs," says Mueller. "The atmosphere of love develops a love of who you are."

Operated by the Anglican Church of Canada, Camp Hyanto accepts campers of all faiths. "We allow kids who are struggling that a lot of other camps can’t accommodate. We offer guidance and love, and we show them that they are special," says Laura Morrison, the camp’s director. "We want to share the love that God gives us."


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InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for kids and teens ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and ropes. Your summer adventure starts here!
Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight, family
from $399/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys3996-170Hamilton, , Huntsville, Ontario, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, Ontario
Budding Genius - Central Mississauga   
We're the coolest, most innovative kid program! We offer French & English classes in Robotics, Math, Lego, Creative writing, Technical drawing for engineers, photography, virtual reality, painting, software engineering.
Mississauga
Education: STEM

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $190/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed1904-181Mississauga, Ontario
Camp Mini-Yo-We   
Camp Mini-Yo-We is a traditional, Christian overnight camp offering amazing activities, innovative programs, dedicated staff and a safe place for campers to stretch and grow.
Huntsville
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight
from $720/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys7205-172Huntsville, Ontario
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River   
Our beautiful location, fun & safe environment, excellent programs, and experienced staff are just a few reasons to choose Circle Square Ranch. We are committed to providing an outstanding summer camp experience.
Brantford
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight
from $220/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys2205-163Brantford, Ontario
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Halkirk   
Circle Square Ranch is a children's summer camp providing adventure filled camp experiences. One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps across Canada, our programs include horsemanship, climbing, biking, swimming and so much more!
Halkirk
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $410/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys4106-174Halkirk, Alberta
Teen Ranch   
Just an hour from the GTA, a traditional, Christian summer camp & year round retreat facility, specializing in developing youth through horse, hockey, adventure, bmx, soccer, figure skate, volleyball, WHAM & day camps.
Caledon
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $320/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed3205-185Caledon, Ontario
Muskoka Woods   
Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that offers a fun, safe and welcoming environment for all youth. Our staff share a common desire to help young people realize their full potential.
Rosseau
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $999/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed9996-166Rosseau, Ontario
Camp SMPCS   
Camp SMPCS is an exciting and dynamic summer camp program where your child will develop fundamental social, sport and leadership skills and build their confidence.
Mississauga
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3.5 to 10
  • Coed
  • Day
from $180/week
Day Coed1803.5-107Mississauga, Ontario
Frontier Trails Camp & Outdoor Education Centre   
Adventure Begins at Summer camp! Day and overnight programs and many activities including horseback riding,ESL, paintball, archery, whitewater rafting and more. Offering Awesome memories to campers from Ottawa to China.
Ottawa; Eganville
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $680/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed6804-168Ottawa, Ontario, Eganville, Ontario
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Pacific   
One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps, Pioneer Pacific offers Christian summer camp and leadership programs for kids from 7-18, and includes a wide range of activities such as sailing, archery, kayaking and more.
Thetis Island; Vancouver
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • Overnight
from $275/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed, Girls2757-189Thetis Island, British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario   
An award winning Christian summer camp in Muskoka for ages five to 17 featuring dozens of awesome activities, teen programs in leadership development and wilderness adventure & unforgettable experiences for every camper!
Huntsville
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight, family
from $460/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys4605-1710Huntsville, Ontario
Fraser Lake Camp   
We are a not-for-profit overnight camp on a private 260 acre waterfront property. We offer kayaking, rock climbing, arts and crafts, new lodging cabins, and most importantly a safe, supportive inclusive environment.
Bancroft
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $678/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed6788-1611Bancroft, Ontario
Rocky Ridge Ranch   
This Christian camp has horseback riding, archery, swimming, hockey, cooperative games and more, and boasts 3rd generation campers. Kids have been raving about the wonderful family-style meals for over 47 years.
Milton
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $635/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed6355-1712Milton, Ontario
Camp Crossroads   
A traditional camp experience in a fresh and dynamic way. Our core Christian teaching, creative staff, excellent food and exciting recreational programs inspire kids and keep them coming back year after year.
Gravenhurst
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $570/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed5708-1713Gravenhurst, Ontario
Camp Tamakwa   
With an incredibly diversified program, campers develop important life skills, build self-confidence, foster lifelong friendships and return home with an enriched outlook - that there is life and fun without technology!
Algonquin Park
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $1,300/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed13007-1614Algonquin Park, Ontario
Willowgrove Day Camp   
Located on a private 100 acre farm property that includes a forest, pond, clean running creek, sports fields, play grounds, in-ground swimming pools, wall climbing gym, animal barn, apple orchard , corn maze and more.
Whitchurch - Stouffville
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $320/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed3204-1515Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario
Niagara Christian Collegiate   
Give your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's Summer Camps. Or get a head start on your studies during our August Credit Program!
Fort Erie
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $3,550/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed355011-1716Fort Erie, Ontario
The Michelangelo Code   
With valuable contributions from Industry leader David Pacheco, Creative Director of The Walt Disney Company, Mr. G, a STEM Instructor and former GANZ game developer passes on key techniques used by his production team!
Brampton; Vaughan; Mississauga
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $150/month
Day, Program, family Coed1505-1817Brampton, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario
Rivers Edge Camping Association   
A year-round group rental facility and traditional summer bible camp with good food, great people, and activities galore!
Water Valley
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 85
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $395/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed3954-8518Water Valley, Alberta
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Manitoba   
Come and explore the wilderness under trained staff who will guide you into amazing adventures and outdoor experiences. You will learn life skills, build friendships, and have tons of outdoor fun!
Shoal Lake
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $50/session
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys506-1719Shoal Lake, Manitoba
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta   
Pioneer Camp Alberta is a Christian summer camp with two beautiful locations in Sundre & Rocky Mountain House, AB. Get ready for exploration, adventure,creation, challenge, growth, skill development, and of course, fun!
Rocky Mountain House; Sundre
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 19
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $299/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys2995-1920Rocky Mountain House, AB, Sundre, Alberta
Camp Artaban   
Youth call it “awesome”; adults call it “paradise”. Fun and adventure await you! Swim, boat, beach comb and wharf jump on the water. Create, sing, laugh and explore with friends new and old. We can’t wait!
Gambier Island
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 1 to 100
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $198/session
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed1981-10021Gambier Island, BC, Gambier Island, British Columbia
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Wolf Creek   
A faith-based, western themed overnight summer camp which encourages young lives to grow spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically in an exciting, fun filled prairie adventure. Register on-line today!!
Wolseley
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $300/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys3006-1622Wolseley, Saskatchewan
Timberline Ranch   
Known for its delicious, home-style food, friendly staff, beautiful, convenient location, and exceptional programs, Timberline is open all year for camps, retreats, youth groups, banquets, and conferences.
Vancouver
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day, Overnight
from $299/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls2997-1823Vancouver, British Columbia
Medeba Summer Camp   
Medeba Summer Camp is an overnight camp that uses adventure and community to provide the best week of your child's summer! We provide a full range of traditional and extensive adventure activities to choose from.
Haliburton
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $684/week
Day, Overnight Coed6846-1724Haliburton, Ontario
Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp   
A traditional camp experience providing opportunities to connect with nature, build life-long friendships and encounter God through a variety of fun activities, great facilities and friendly staff.
Kitchener
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $220/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed2206-1525Kitchener, Ontario
ICE Robotics   
A personalized interactive Summer Camp, providing more than 25 STEM learning modules in combination with variety of in-door and out-door activities.
New Toronto, Toronto
Education: STEM

  • Ages 5 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $31/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed315-1526New Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Camp Kwasind   
A great overnight Christian camp in Muskoka for those ages 7 to 17 that is AFFORDABLE, MEMORABLE, FUN & HIGH QUALITY. Truly a safe place to build friendships, gain confidence & have new experiences in an outdoor setting.
Bracebridge
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $425/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed4257-1727Bracebridge, Ontario
Camp Frenda   
Summer camp in the heart of Muskoka. Activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, water skiing, rocketry, archery, and many others.
Port Carling
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $540/week
Overnight, family Coed5408-1628Port Carling, Ontario
Oneida Baptist Camp   
Located on Lake Erie's shoreline near Port Dover, offering half/full-week overnight Christian camping for all kids ranging from 4-18 years, plus family camp (ages 0-99) and leadership training for 14-15 year olds.
Haldimand
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $300/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed3004-1829Haldimand, Ontario
Camp Qwanoes   
Camp Qwanoes is a youth-focused, high adventure Christian residential camp that exists to love kids to life like no other. Summer camps for ages 8-18 and leadership programs starting at age 15. Over 75 activities.
Vancouver Island
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $521/week
Overnight, family Coed5218-1830Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Meadow Green Summer Camp   
MGA is well-known for its academic excellence and for providing individualized programming. The morning program focuses on language arts and math, the afternoon on activities such as sports, crafts, and games.
Mississauga
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day
from $395/week
Day Coed3953-1331Mississauga, Ontario
Frontier Trails ESL Camp   
Programs are geared to encourage speaking as opposed to writing proficiency. By using picture images, with English labels, each child gains a certain level of familiarity with the terminology presented.
Eganville; Ottawa
ESL

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $680/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed6806-1632Eganville, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario
Camp Mère Clarac   
Located on the banks of Rivière Ouareau, we have a magnificent 115 acres of land (making it one of the most beautiful campsites in Quebec) with unique and safe facilities, and 25 activities conducted in French!
Saint-Donat
Education: FSL

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $444/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed4444-1633Saint-Donat, Quebec
Rainbow Camp   
More than anything, Rainbow Camp is a fun place for kids to “COME OUT” and be themselves!
Sault Ste Marie
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 12 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $350/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed35012-1734Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff College   
Leadership program and summer camps for boys 9-13 years-old, focused on character formation, service and friendship.
Quebec City; South Annex, Toronto; Bancroft
Reading: Leadership training

  • Ages 9 to 18
  • Boys
  • Overnight, Program
from $150/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, Program Boys1509-1835Quebec City, , South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Bancroft,
Camp Claret Du Lac Elgin   
4 Unique Programs! Well thought-out for the needs of youngsters of all ages! A thrilling experience! Fun, Friends, Excitement... The most rewarding experience Adventure - Teamwork - Challenge
Stratford
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $720/week
Overnight Coed7207-1536Stratford, Quebec
Camp Cherith - Ontario   
This Christian camp includes focuses on theatre arts, horseback riding, canoe tripping and more, situated in the heart of Grey-Bruce in south central Ontario.
Southern Bruce County
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $489/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed4896-1637Southern Bruce County, Ontario
Camp Cherith - Lanark   
Camp Cherith Lanark is a co-ed, interdenominational, Christian camp that offers a variety of outdoor skill development within the context of a community committed to Biblical teachings and values.
Ottawa
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $400/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed4008-1638Ottawa, Ontario
Lone Prairie Camp   
Offers onsite and offsite (hiking and backpacking) camping for ages 6 to 17, along with a weekend family camp.
Ferintosh
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 99
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $130/week
Overnight, family Coed1305-9939Ferintosh, Alberta
College Bourget Summer Camp   
With its outstanding sports facilities and convenient location between Montreal and Ottawa, College Bourget is the ideal venue for this language camp paired with travels and activities.
Rigaud
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 12 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $2,600/2 weeks
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed260012-1740Rigaud, Quebec
Camp Ekon   
An overnight summer camp in the heart of Muskoka. Campers participate in traditional camp activities and instructional periods. Camp Ekon is a special place where memories last long past the summer.
Rosseau
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $450/week
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys4508-1741Rosseau, Ontario
Halton Interfaith Peace Camp   
This week-long day camp offers visits to different houses of worship and an engaging program that will build friendships and understanding across diverse cultures and faiths.
Oakville
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day
from $100/week
Day Coed1006-1342Oakville, Ontario
Pleasant Bay Camp   
A Christian overnight, day & water-ski camp with multiple activities on land (archery, climbing, ball sports, games, trampolining etc) and in water (tubing, water-ski, canoe/kayak etc). Well qualified staff & great food!
Consecon
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $399/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed3996-1743Consecon, Ontario
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Spruce Woods   
Exciting adventures come to life with action-packed fun for ages 6-18. Located south of Austin, MB, Circle Square features horsemanship and numerous activity options. Fun memories and new friendships are waiting for you!
Austin
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $330/week
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys3306-1844Austin, Manitoba

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