Top Camps that help kids grow in religious faith for 2024/2025

Develop personal spirituality and deepen your appreciation for cultural values

Religious faith is:
• Confidence or trust in one's beliefs about ultimate reality
• Rootedness in one’s cultural traditions and values
• Depth of spirituality

Camp can help kids grow in personal faith, providing “a faith-based experience geared to [kids’] specific age levels,” according to Chantal Huinink. In other settings, “theological concepts can sometimes go over their heads.” Below the list, learn more from Huinink and other experts about the value of religious faith, and how camps uniquely encourage faith. Read more

List of camps and programs that help kids develop their religious faith on this page:



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    Camps that help kids grow in religious faith (61 results)

    Aug 05 - Aug 16, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Rocky Mountain House, AB
    • Age 12 to 18 (Boys)
    Rocky Mountain HouseAlberta

    A combo of classic teen camp and going on a choice of adventurous out-trips. Forge friendships, memories, and faith. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta142912-182024-08-01,41,6,81,10,5,9,8,3,12,347,28,30,221,16,322,56,overnightcamp,allboys,
    Jul 07 - Aug 24, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Huntsville, ON
    • Age 11 to 16 (Boys)
    HuntsvilleOntario

    Boys’ Camp is the ultimate action-packed, overnight, summer camp adventure! Try out new skills, make friends, grow with God. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario97511-162024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,41,81,10,5,9,173,123,69,360,24,2,321,1,226,276,8,3,11,347,12,327,223,54,63,21,324,36,346,251,28,222,221,74,260,15,322,16,201,25,31,56,188,0,overnightcamp,allboys,
    Jul 07 - Jul 12, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Sundre, AB
    • Age 10 to 12 (Coed)
    SundreAlberta

    Horse-obsessed kids of all riding abilities will get tons of horse experience along with a range of other classic camp fun. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta65910-122024-07-01,81,6,10,5,9,8,3,12,347,223,63,324,30,221,16,322,56,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jul 14 - Jul 26, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, ON
    • Age 13 to 14 (Boys)
    Land O' Lakes Tourist RegionOntario

    For boys who want to experience camp at the next level! The usual flow of camp, but wild activities and challenges. Visit website

    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake72513-142024-07-01,48,6,298,81,10,5,9,123,174,366,2,91,276,1,8,3,12,347,323,223,63,36,346,28,74,260,16,322,25,31,56,326,64,252,overnightcamp,allboys,
    Jun 30 - Jul 12, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Rocky Mountain House, AB
    • Age 18 to 18+ (Coed)
    Rocky Mountain HouseAlberta

    Be challenged and equipped to lead, pursue God's call for your life and get certified to lead in the great outdoors. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta29918-192024-06-012024-07-01,41,6,81,88,2,91,366,33,8,3,12,347,28,30,221,16,322,56,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jun 30 - Aug 23, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, ON
    • Age 6 to 8 (Coed)
    Land O' Lakes Tourist RegionOntario

    Discovery Camp is created to introduce children to the amazing world of camp! Get the full camp experience, but child-sized. Visit website

    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake6756-82024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,81,256,5,339,37,10,9,8,3,12,347,223,54,63,28,30,221,74,260,16,322,25,56,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jul 21 - Jul 25, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Sundre, AB
    • Age 6 to 9 (Coed)
    SundreAlberta

    With adventure and belonging at the forefront, Discovery campers will make friends, try new things and learn about God. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta5196-92024-07-01,81,6,10,5,9,8,3,12,347,223,63,28,30,221,16,322,25,56,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Aug 06 - Aug 09, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Sundre, AB
    • Age 5 to 9 (Coed)
    SundreAlberta

    An introductory camp experience that allows parents to choose a traditional day camp or overnight experience. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta2895-92024-08-01,81,6,10,5,9,8,3,12,347,223,63,28,30,221,16,322,25,56,188,0,daycamp,coed,
    Aug 25 - Aug 30, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Huntsville, ON
    • Age 14 to 17 (Coed)
    HuntsvilleOntario

    Exciting activities and legendary themes in beautiful Muskoka. Think deeply about God, make friends, and memories. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario84014-172024-08-01,48,6,41,81,10,5,9,173,123,69,360,24,2,321,1,226,276,8,3,11,347,12,327,223,54,63,21,324,36,346,251,28,222,221,74,260,15,322,16,201,25,31,56,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jun 30 - Jul 19, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, ON
    • Age 15 to 16 (Coed)
    Land O' Lakes Tourist RegionOntario

    A 3-day canoe trip, new friendships, wild challenges, leadership training, and growing into the leader God has made you to be Visit website

    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake135015-162024-06-012024-07-01,298,6,41,81,88,2,91,33,24,226,1,16,3,322,31,56,8,12,347,30,221,54,74,260,63,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jun 30 - Jul 12, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Rocky Mountain House, AB
    • Age 15 to 17 (Coed)
    Rocky Mountain HouseAlberta

    This introduction to leadership is a time of learning together, practicing skills hands-on with a junior camp & having fun. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta29915-172024-06-012024-07-01,41,6,81,88,2,91,366,33,8,3,12,347,28,30,221,16,322,56,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jul 14 - Jul 26, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Rocky Mountain House, AB
    • Age 12 to 18 (Girls)
    Rocky Mountain HouseAlberta

    8 days of classic teen camp and 5 days on a choice of adventurous out-trips. Forge friendships, memories, and faith. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta155912-182024-07-01,41,6,81,10,5,9,8,3,12,347,28,30,221,16,322,56,overnightcamp,allgirls,
    Jul 07 - Aug 24, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Huntsville, ON
    • Age 5 to 10 (Coed)
    HuntsvilleOntario

    With better than a 3:1 staff to camper ratio, Adventure camp is a safe place for kids to grow through friendship and fun. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario9755-102024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,298,81,256,5,10,9,69,8,3,12,347,223,324,36,346,222,221,60,260,16,322,25,31,49,56,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jun 30 - Aug 23, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, ON
    • Age 9 to 14 (Coed)
    Land O' Lakes Tourist RegionOntario

    Build friendships and memories through shared adventures as you enjoy activities at the barn, lake and climbing areas. Visit website

    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake6259-142024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,298,81,197,5,345,274,288,59,10,9,173,123,174,33,2,91,226,1,16,3,322,25,31,56,64,8,12,347,327,323,223,28,29,30,36,346,221,141,54,74,63,161,363,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Aug 11 - Aug 16, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Sundre, AB
    • Age 10 to 12 (Girls)
    SundreAlberta

    Horse-obsessed kids of all riding abilities will get tons of horse experience along with a range of other classic camp fun. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta65910-122024-08-01,81,6,10,5,9,8,3,12,347,223,63,30,221,56,322,overnightcamp,allgirls,
    Aug 04 - Aug 16, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, ON
    • Age 14 to 14 (Coed)
    Land O' Lakes Tourist RegionOntario

    JLIT is the next step for youth who want to grow the skills and faith to lead the Ranch with all the fun of being a camper Visit website

    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake135014-142024-08-01,48,6,33,2,91,321,1,226,276,8,3,12,347,223,63,28,30,221,16,322,25,31,56,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jul 28 - Aug 02, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Sundre, AB
    • Age 9 to 12 (Girls)
    SundreAlberta

    A great introduction to Christian life, growing in confidence and a ton of camp activities including horseback riding. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta6599-122024-07-012024-08-01,41,6,81,8,3,12,347,16,322,25,223,28,30,221,56,188,0,overnightcamp,allgirls,
    Jul 03 - Aug 03, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Huntsville, ON
    • Age 15 to 17 (Coed)
    HuntsvilleOntario

    Instruction, mentorship and challenging experiences create a life-changing Christian leadership development experience. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario245015-172024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,41,81,10,5,9,173,123,69,360,24,2,321,1,226,276,8,3,11,347,12,327,223,54,63,21,324,36,346,251,28,222,221,74,260,15,322,16,201,25,31,56,88,91,overnightcamp,coed,
    Aug 18 - Aug 23, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Sundre, AB
    • Age 9 to 12 (Coed)
    SundreAlberta

    Fun, adventure, faith, and friendships. The perfect week to try new things, learn skills, and meet great people. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta6299-122024-08-01,41,6,81,10,5,9,8,3,12,347,223,28,30,221,16,322,25,56,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jul 14 - Jul 19, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Sundre, AB
    • Age 9 to 12 (Boys)
    SundreAlberta

    Junior Boys introduces young men to the great adventure of Christian life. They get to try all kinds of exciting activities! Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta6599-122024-07-01,41,6,81,8,3,12,347,16,322,25,223,28,30,221,56,188,0,overnightcamp,allboys,
    Jul 07 - Aug 24, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Huntsville, ON
    • Age 11 to 16 (Girls)
    HuntsvilleOntario

    Girls come together to make friends, learn new skills, explore their faith and enjoy memorable adventures. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario97511-162024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,41,81,10,5,9,173,123,69,360,24,2,321,1,226,276,8,3,11,347,12,327,223,54,63,21,324,36,346,251,28,222,221,74,260,15,322,16,201,25,31,56,188,0,overnightcamp,allgirls,
    Jul 07 - Aug 24, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Huntsville, ON
    • Age 5 to 18+ (Coed)
    HuntsvilleOntario

    Fun, safe, transformative camp experiences for campers with special needs. Enjoy the best of camp with support. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario17005-192024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,41,81,10,5,9,173,123,69,360,24,2,321,1,226,276,8,3,11,347,12,327,223,54,63,21,324,36,346,251,28,222,221,74,260,15,322,16,201,25,31,56,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Aug 18 - Aug 23, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Rocky Mountain House, AB
    • Age 12 to 18 (Coed)
    Rocky Mountain HouseAlberta

    4 tracks of skill-development designed to be memorable experiences with valuable take-aways. Explore faith and make friends! Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta52912-182024-08-01,41,6,81,10,5,9,173,123,69,360,8,3,28,30,221,16,322,56,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jul 28 - Aug 02, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, ON
    • Age 13 to 14 (Girls)
    Land O' Lakes Tourist RegionOntario

    For girls who want to experience camp at the next level! The usual flow of camp, but wild activities and challenges. Visit website

    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake72513-142024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,298,81,10,5,9,123,366,2,91,276,1,8,3,323,347,223,63,36,346,28,74,260,16,322,31,56,326,64,252,overnightcamp,allgirls,
    Jul 07 - Aug 24, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Huntsville, ON
    • Age 13 to 16 (Girls)
    HuntsvilleOntario

    Discover for yourself what living and serving in Christian community is all about through service in various areas of camp. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario56013-162024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,41,81,10,5,9,173,123,69,360,24,2,321,1,226,276,8,3,11,347,12,327,223,54,63,21,324,36,346,251,28,222,221,74,260,15,322,16,201,25,31,56,188,0,overnightcamp,allgirls,
    • Program
    • Sundre, AB
    • Age 18 to 18+ (Coed)
    SundreAlberta

    Character. Skills. Leadership. Spiritual Development. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta018-192023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-01,88,2,91,366,33,275,12,3,347,28,30,51,221,16,322,programclass,coed,
    Aug 25 - Aug 30, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Huntsville, ON
    • Age 5 to 18+ (Coed)
    HuntsvilleOntario

    Share quality time with your family in a beautiful waterfront setting with activity options for all ages. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario4105-192024-08-01,48,6,298,81,256,5,10,9,69,8,3,12,347,223,324,36,346,222,221,60,260,16,322,25,31,49,56,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jul 07 - Aug 24, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Huntsville, ON
    • Age 13 to 16 (Boys)
    HuntsvilleOntario

    Discover for yourself what living and serving in Christian community is all about through service in various areas of camp. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario56013-162024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,41,81,10,5,9,173,123,69,360,24,2,321,1,226,276,8,3,11,347,12,327,223,54,63,21,324,36,346,251,28,222,221,74,260,15,322,16,201,25,31,56,188,0,overnightcamp,allboys,
    Jul 07 - Jul 12, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Rocky Mountain House, AB
    • Age 12 to 14 (Coed)
    Rocky Mountain HouseAlberta

    Early teens get a chance to explore their faith, be challenged by a range of camp activities, make friends & find adventure. Visit website

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta65912-142024-07-01,10,5,9,8,3,12,347,28,30,221,16,322,56,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jul 28 - Aug 02, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Vancouver Island, BC
    • Age 8 to 11 (Coed)
    Vancouver IslandBritish Columbia

    Dare to dream... now step right in and live it for real! Experience adventure at a whole new level. Come on, it's your move! Visit website

    Camp Qwanoes6348-112024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,175,5,37,59,288,10,9,173,123,360,88,2,91,33,144,50,8,3,12,347,223,54,63,141,346,251,28,29,222,221,60,260,16,322,201,25,31,56,64,225,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jul 06 - Jul 11, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Vancouver Island, BC
    • Age 14 to 16 (Coed)
    Vancouver IslandBritish Columbia

    Dare to dream... now step right in and live it for real! Experience adventure at a whole new level. Come on, it's your move! Visit website

    Camp Qwanoes78314-162024-07-01,48,6,170,41,10,5,9,144,2,50,28,3,201,322,31,56,overnightcamp,coed,
    Aug 18 - Aug 23, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Vancouver Island, BC
    • Age 12 to 14 (Coed)
    Vancouver IslandBritish Columbia

    Dare to dream... now step right in and live it for real! Experience adventure at a whole new level. Come on, it's your move! Visit website

    Camp Qwanoes67312-142024-08-01,48,6,175,5,37,59,288,10,9,173,123,360,88,2,91,33,144,50,8,3,12,347,223,54,63,36,346,141,251,28,29,222,221,60,260,16,322,201,25,31,56,64,225,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Aug 25 - Aug 31, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Vancouver Island, BC
    • Age 15 to 18 (Coed)
    Vancouver IslandBritish Columbia

    Dare to dream... now step right in and live it for real! Experience adventure at a whole new level. Come on, it's your move! Visit website

    Camp Qwanoes65915-182024-08-01,48,6,175,5,37,59,288,10,9,173,123,360,88,2,91,33,144,50,8,3,12,347,223,54,63,36,346,141,251,28,29,222,221,60,260,16,322,201,25,31,56,64,225,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jul 21 - Jul 26, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Vancouver Island, BC
    • Age 13 to 15 (Coed)
    Vancouver IslandBritish Columbia

    Dare to dream... now step right in and live it for real! Experience adventure at a whole new level. Come on, it's your move! Visit website

    Camp Qwanoes78313-152024-07-01,48,6,170,41,10,5,9,144,2,50,28,3,201,322,31,56,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jun 29 - Jul 05, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Vancouver Island, BC
    • Age 11 to 14 (Coed)
    Vancouver IslandBritish Columbia

    Dare to dream... now step right in and live it for real! Experience adventure at a whole new level. Come on, it's your move! Visit website

    Camp Qwanoes67311-142024-06-012024-07-01,48,6,175,5,37,59,288,10,9,173,123,360,88,2,91,33,144,50,8,3,12,347,223,54,63,36,346,141,251,28,29,222,221,60,260,16,322,201,25,31,56,64,225,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Aug 11 - Aug 16, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Vancouver Island, BC
    • Age 8 to 11 (Coed)
    Vancouver IslandBritish Columbia

    Dare to dream... now step right in and live it for real! Experience adventure at a whole new level. Come on, it's your move! Visit website

    Camp Qwanoes6348-112024-08-01,48,6,175,5,37,59,288,10,9,173,123,360,88,2,91,33,144,50,8,3,12,347,223,54,63,141,346,251,28,29,222,221,60,260,16,322,201,25,31,56,64,225,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jul 06 - Jul 12, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Vancouver Island, BC
    • Age 12 to 14 (Coed)
    Vancouver IslandBritish Columbia

    Dare to dream... now step right in and live it for real! Experience adventure at a whole new level. Come on, it's your move! Visit website

    Camp Qwanoes71512-142024-07-01,48,6,175,5,37,59,288,10,9,173,123,360,88,2,91,33,144,50,8,3,12,347,223,54,63,36,346,141,251,28,29,222,221,60,260,16,322,201,25,31,56,64,225,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Aug 04 - Aug 09, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Vancouver Island, BC
    • Age 14 to 16 (Coed)
    Vancouver IslandBritish Columbia

    Dare to dream... now step right in and live it for real! Experience adventure at a whole new level. Come on, it's your move! Visit website

    Camp Qwanoes78314-162024-08-01,48,6,170,41,10,5,9,144,2,50,28,3,201,322,31,56,overnightcamp,coed,
    Aug 04 - Aug 09, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Vancouver Island, BC
    • Age 11 to 13 (Coed)
    Vancouver IslandBritish Columbia

    Dare to dream... now step right in and live it for real! Experience adventure at a whole new level. Come on, it's your move! Visit website

    Camp Qwanoes66711-132024-08-01,48,6,175,5,37,59,288,10,9,173,123,360,88,2,91,33,144,50,8,3,12,347,223,54,63,36,346,141,251,28,29,222,221,60,260,16,322,201,25,31,56,64,225,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jul 21 - Jul 26, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Vancouver Island, BC
    • Age 12 to 14 (Coed)
    Vancouver IslandBritish Columbia

    Dare to dream... now step right in and live it for real! Experience adventure at a whole new level. Come on, it's your move! Visit website

    Camp Qwanoes72512-142024-07-01,48,6,175,5,37,59,288,10,9,173,123,360,88,2,91,33,144,50,8,3,12,347,223,54,63,36,346,141,251,28,29,222,221,60,260,16,322,201,25,31,56,64,225,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Aug 18 - Aug 23, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Vancouver Island, BC
    • Age 15 to 18 (Coed)
    Vancouver IslandBritish Columbia

    Dare to dream... now step right in and live it for real! Experience adventure at a whole new level. Come on, it's your move! Visit website

    Camp Qwanoes78315-182024-08-01,48,6,170,41,10,5,9,144,2,50,28,3,201,322,31,56,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jun 29 - Jul 04, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Vancouver Island, BC
    • Age 13 to 15 (Coed)
    Vancouver IslandBritish Columbia

    Dare to dream... now step right in and live it for real! Experience adventure at a whole new level. Come on, it's your move! Visit website

    Camp Qwanoes78313-152024-06-012024-07-01,48,6,170,41,10,5,9,144,2,50,28,3,201,322,31,56,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jul 14 - Jul 19, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Vancouver Island, BC
    • Age 8 to 11 (Coed)
    Vancouver IslandBritish Columbia

    Dare to dream... now step right in and live it for real! Experience adventure at a whole new level. Come on, it's your move! Visit website

    Camp Qwanoes6458-112024-07-01,48,6,175,5,37,59,288,10,9,173,123,360,88,2,91,33,144,50,8,3,12,347,223,54,63,141,346,251,28,29,222,221,60,260,16,322,201,25,31,56,64,225,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jul 14 - Jul 20, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Torrance, ON
    • Age 10 to 11 (Coed)
    TorranceOntario

    Campers play outside all day and discover the wonder of life as they explore the world around them with old and new friends. Visit website

    Camp Crossroads73510-112024-07-01,48,6,10,5,9,11,3,347,12,223,63,28,30,222,16,322,56,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jul 08 - Aug 25, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Quadra Island, BC
    • Age 12 to 18+ (Coed)
    Quadra IslandBritish Columbia

    Adventure beckons! Whales, waterfalls, wind, waves & wild islands await! Camp, swim, sail and make new friends! Come join us! Visit website

    Camp Homewood84012-192024-07-012024-08-01,49,3,322,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jul 21 - Jul 27, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Torrance, ON
    • Age 11 to 12 (Coed)
    TorranceOntario

    Campers discover the wonder of the world around them through exciting outdoor activities with old and new friends. Visit website

    Camp Crossroads79511-122024-07-01,48,6,10,5,9,8,3,11,347,12,223,63,36,346,28,30,222,16,322,31,56,64,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Aug 18 - Aug 24, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Torrance, ON
    • Age 15 to 17 (Coed)
    TorranceOntario

    Friendship. Faith. Fun. Campers learn and grow in each of these areas and return home with a year's worth of stories. Visit website

    Camp Crossroads83515-172024-08-01,48,6,10,5,9,8,3,11,347,12,16,322,25,223,28,30,31,36,346,222,56,63,64,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Aug 04 - Aug 10, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Torrance, ON
    • Age 12 to 14 (Coed)
    TorranceOntario

    Campers discover the wonder of the world around them through exciting outdoor activities with old and new friends. Visit website

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    Programs that encourage religious faith, session dates TBD


    Defining and understanding religious faith

    “Every person on the planet has faith in something,” Chantal Huinink believes, “whether that’s religious faith or a faith based in societal values.” In her opinion, “religious faith has to do with particular beliefs and assumptions about the way the world works, who God is and how we are to function because [of what] we believe or know who God is.” Huinink is a registered social worker, focusing her work on spiritually integrated psychotherapy. She’s also the Coordinator of Organizational and Spiritual Life at Christian Horizons, a non-profit, faith-based organization, as well as a speaker and advocate for the rights of differently-abled people. (Edit: In 2022, she was elected to Regional Council of Waterloo Region.)  

    “For me”, she begins, “not only as a Christian but as a woman who lives with disabilities, I found that faith is a source of strength and purpose … When we talk about faith experiences, it’s about learning to integrate who we are with exactly what we believe.”

    Theological concepts can sometimes go over a child’s head. To have one or two weeks in a faith-based experience geared to specific age levels can be especially awesome.

    What’s the value of religious faith?

    At its best, religious faith goes beyond mere personal belief and extends outward in expressions of selfless love and a deeply spiritual response to the world around you. Religious faith teaches morals, ethics and respect. It can teach children to treat others as they would like to be treated, and it’s based in a sense of community, wherein people are accepted and respected equally. 

    Huinink knows personally that life has many bumps in the road, but faith can help smooth those. Born with Cerebral Palsy (CP), faith has been crucially important to carving out a successful life, a “miraculous” journey, in her words. She’s completed a double Masters in Social Work and Divinity, spoken at international conferences, and she’s been featured as a “changemaker” in Christianity Today. “We all have struggles,” she says. “There will be problems that come [at any age]. I think the earlier you can be exposed or committed to a faith-system that kind of makes the world and the suffering within it make sense, the earlier you’re able to cope better.” 

    How will my child learn about religious faith?

    “Whether it’s religiously-oriented or not, I think that kids are always developing their faith from the moment they’re born,” Huinink says. “If they happen to be blessed with a faith community that supports them and nurtures them, then that will impact their world view, what they come to believe and ultimately, how they live their lives.” She correctly separates religion from faith, with the former being a set of doctrines, the latter a more personal expression closer to spirituality. 

    Religious camps may encourage belief in specific doctrines, but the faith community in each camp setting may be as different from one to another as the spectrum of colours in a rainbow. 

    She’s hesitant to generalize about all religious-based camps. However, with respect to those she knows personally, she says, camp can tailor “spiritual beliefs and values … to specific age brackets and specific activities that children enjoy.” Her own experience at camp was pivotal to her spiritual development. “At the age of 9, I attended Christian camp,” she says. “Religious concepts were brought down to a level that I could understand… At that moment, my faith became not just my parent’s faith, but something that I could ascribe to.” She began to truly understand how to apply faith concepts in her own life. 

    “The fact that I have a disability plays into every sphere of my life - social, spiritual, mental and emotional,” she explains. The Christian camp she attended “wasn’t specifically for children with disabilities, however, they enfolded me into an activity-based program that was meant for able-bodied active children and they adapted it so I could not only be participating but be fully included and loved.” To her, this was a huge testament, “not only about the other children and staff’s love for me but God’s love for me as well.”

    How can I support my child’s religious faith?

    You can support your child’s development of religious faith by exposing them to a faith-based community, whether that’s through school, camp or some other means. “I think one of the main advantages of being in a faith-based community is that it’s a chance for the old and young to interact. However, theological concepts can sometimes go over a child’s head,” Huinink believes. For this reason, she emphasizes the importance of camps. “To have one or two weeks in a faith-based experience that’s geared to specific age levels can be especially awesome. We all have spiritual questions...so to take the questions of children and value and nurture that curiosity, specifically in a camp environment...is really important and special.” 

    Furthermore, you can support your child’s religious faith by creating an environment where your child feels comfortable to ask you questions about their religion and other religions. Be patient with your child as they explore their curiosity and strengthen their faith.  

    Want your child to enhance their religious faith?

    There are many camps that focus on religious faith. These camps strive to educate campers on religious doctrines and values so they can implement these teachings in their own lives. In addition to learning more about one specific religion, religious-faith camps teach children the importance of inclusivity and a sense of community. “I think that the biggest testament to who God is - whether you see Him through Christian eyes, Jewish eyes, Muslim eyes or another religious system”, says Huinink, “is how the people that worship or believe in Him act and respond to the needs of their community.”


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