Top Christian summer camps for 2024/2025

Providing a wholesome Christ-centered camp experience

Christian camps create an experience that deepens children’s faith through interaction with fellow Christian boys and girls in an environment where they explore and strengthen their bond with each other and God. Christian kids' and teens' camps listed below include both overnight and day programs. Below the list, find information about regional Christian camps, and advice for parents and teens about the value of this experience, finding the right camp, and more. Read more

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    FEATURED
    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp

    A traditional camp offering overnight and day camp programs. Activities include horsemanship, swimming, high ropes, climbing wall, archery, campfires, and much more. Leadership and horse specialty camps also offered. Read more...

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • from $275
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    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta 

    Rocky Mountain House; Sundre

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Program, Virtual Program

    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! Read more...

    • Ages 5 to 19
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • from $289
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    Camp SMPCS 

    Mississauga

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Program

    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. Read more...

    • Ages 3.5 to 10
    • Coed
    • from $220
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    FEATURED
    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Program

    This Christian camp has horseback riding, archery, swimming, gaga ball, cooperative games and more, and boasts 3rd generation campers. Kids have been raving about the wonderful family-style meals for well over 50 years. Read more...

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • from $685
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    Camp Mini-Yo-We 

    Huntsville

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp

    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. Read more...

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • from $1,140
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    FEATURED

    Camp IAWAH 

    Westport

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Virtual Program

    Eastern Ontario Summer Camp, nestled on the shores of Wolfe Lake 15 minutes from Westport. Activities at IAWAH include leadership building, archery tag, canoeing, cake decorating, programming and turf sports. Read more...

    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • from $399
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    FEATURED

    Camp Frenda 

    Port Carling

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp, Virtual Program

    Summer camp in the heart of Muskoka. Very reasonable rates. Activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, water skiing, rocketry, archery, and many others. Read more...

    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • from $725
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    FEATURED
    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp, Virtual Program 

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario is a Christian Summer Camp and Outdoor Education & Retreat Centre located in Ontario, offering programs for children, youth, and students. Read more...

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • from $460
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    FEATURED

    Teen Ranch 

    Caledon

    • Sport (multi)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Program

    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, ninja warrior, WHAM & day camps. Read more...

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • from $525
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    Muskoka Woods 

    Rosseau

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp 

    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. Read more...

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • from $1,398
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    FEATURED

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Pacific 

    Thetis Island; Vancouver

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp, Virtual Program

    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. Read more...

    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed, Girls
    • from $350
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    FEATURED

    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake 

    Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp, Virtual Program

    Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for youth 6-16. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water activities and climbing. Your summer adventure with friends starts here! Read more...

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • from $625
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    Camp Qwanoes 

    Vancouver Island

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp, Virtual Program

    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. Read more...

    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed
    • from $693
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    • Education: STEAM
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program 

    Partner of the Canadian Association of Principals. Working with schools all over Canada. 30+ STEAM activities Academic courses to develop each child's inner innovative ability! University prep courses-STEAM Camps-Fre-Eng Read more...

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • from $190
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    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Virtual Program

    A co-ed, interdenominational, skills-based Christian camp that promotes discovering Christ within the context of His creation and develops young leaders. Read more...

    • Ages 4 to 19
    • Coed
    • from $139
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    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp

    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! Read more...

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • from $200
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    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Virtual Program

    Come to camp at Gracefield! We offer exciting overnight camp programs for youth ages 7 to 17. Each week campers participate in a variety of activities and games suited to their age and interests. Read more...

    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed
    • from $475
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    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp 

    Exciting adventures come to life with action-packed fun for ages 6-17. Located south of Austin, MB, Circle Square features horsemanship and numerous activity options. Fun memories and new friendships are waiting for you! Read more...

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • from $375
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    Medeba Summer Camp 

    Haliburton

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Overnight 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. Read more...

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • from $405
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    Timberline Ranch 

    Vancouver

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp

    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. Read more...

    • Ages 9 to 16
    • Coed, Girls
    • from $364
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    Lone Prairie Camp 

    Ferintosh

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp, Virtual Program

    Offers onsite Summer camping for ages 6 to 17, along with a weekend family camp. Read more...

    • Ages 5 to 99
    • Coed
    • from $170
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    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp

    Circle Square Ranch is a children's summer camp providing adventure filled camp experiences. One of nine InterVarsity Camps across Canada, our programs include horsemanship, climbing, archery, swimming and so much more! Read more...

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • from $309
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    Edu-Inter French School 

    Quebec City

    • Education: Language Instruction
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp 

    Edu Inter: 9 camps, 2000+ students, global friends, join us for a summer of learning and fun! Read more...

    • Ages 10 to 17
    • Coed
    • from $950
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    Camp Crossroads 

    Torrance

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Virtual Program

    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 families to keep them coming back year after year. Read more...

    • Ages 8 to 17
    • Coed
    • from $711
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    Camp Cherith - Ontario 

    Southern Bruce County

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp

    This Christian camp includes focuses on outdoor skill based activities such as horseback riding, canoeing, archery, riflery. It is situated in the heart of Grey-Bruce in south central Ontario. Read more...

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • from $599
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    Camp Big Canoe 

    Bracebridge

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp, Virtual Program

    Lifelong friendships await! A private lake, archery, crafts, stand-up paddleboarding, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, out-trips, campfires, and so much more. Also offers a focus on leadership. An Experience Like No Other! Read more...

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • from $450
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    Camp Kwasind 

    Huntsville

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp 

    A great overnight Christian camp in Muskoka for ages 7to17 that is AFFORDABLE, MEMORABLE, FUN & SAFE. A unique and safe place to build friendships, gain confidence. experience the outdoors and explore the Christian faith Read more...

    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • from $535
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    Camp Mère Clarac 

    Saint-Donat

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp

    Located in Saint-Donat, Qc, on the bank of Ouareau River, the camp will charm you with its unique facilities and its activities conducted in French! « Joie de vivre » at CMC is discovering, exploring and having fun! Read more...

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • from $640
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    Find Christian camps near you

    We list Christian kids’ and teens camps across the country. You can narrow your search by clicking on your city link below. This will take you to our advanced search.

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    Variation among Christian camps, with related suggestions

    Church camps and Bible camps

    Christian camps are sometimes viewed as synonymous with church camps or Bible camps, but those alternative designations may, in fact, indicate something subtly different. Most camps listed above are de facto non-denominational. Church camps are more likely to be traditionally associated with a specific church or denomination. Bible camps were often associated with the Baptist denomination, though the denotation is appropriate for any camp where Biblical teaching is a regular part of camp programming. You will find all of these listed above, and if you feel you are searching for one of these types specifically, you can sort the list by keyword. 

    Christian summer camps

    Some other variations you can find on our site are as follows:

    Christian day camps come with a diverse set of other specializations, and may be half day or full day sessions, where kids go home at the end of the camp day. 

    Christian overnight camps offer an immersion in the Word, in a traditional camp environment where kids sleep in cabins and spend a week or longer together. 

    Christian family camps, which offer programming and amenities suitable to the whole family, and may offer weeklong programming that integrates the needs of all family members. Click on the link above and get details from each camp as to how they operate. 

    Related camps

    We always encourage people to explore camp options, looking at related camps. Camps in the lists or pages linked to below may overlap with those above, or they might be just a bit lateral, while still sharing in many of the traditional, core values supported by camps that more explicitly consider themselves Christian. Consider these close variants, to thoughtfully broaden your horizons:

    YMCA camps are very much rooted in the Christian tradition, while also participating in the wealth of experience that the Young Men’s Christian Association brings to the table. 

    Leadership camps are also rooted in, and promote, many values compatible with strong Christian faith. 

    Family camps are a fun way to boost togetherness through time together in the beautiful Canadian summer outdoors, both together with your own and other families. 

    Traditional kids' camps implicitly promote positive values and clean fun.

    Nature camps promote respect for creation, and encourage kids in a personal encounter with the environment, quite often in their own backyard. 

    The hidden value of camps for Christian families

    Time at any camp is demonstrably beneficial to kids’ and teens’ personal growth. Studies like that done by the American Camp Association (ACA) in 2005, for example, show that camp’s impact extends several months beyond the immediate experience.1 In the case of Christian camps, this extends to the faith development kids and teens experience at camp. 

    The Effective Camp Research Project confirms that there is a “camp high” experience by kids at Christian summer camps. Survey respondents admitted “temporary increases in general happiness and agreement with doctrinal standards.”2 The immersion in the experience, that is, sharing stories, singing songs together, discussing issues with peers can be critical to camp graduates’ development of a personal faith. The experience is compellingly unique. Research confirms that the majority of attendees take to this uniqueness and benefit from it. Even kids with some initial resistance or shyness overcome this and reap the benefits.

    On the other hand, some benefits are indeed typical to all camp experiences, such as the following:

    • The encouragement of independence. Kids learn on their own in situations that challenge them personally.
    • Firsthand encounters with nature help them develop a deeper appreciation of the natural world.
    • They build skills through hands-on experience — more so at some Christian day camps perhaps — that build skills they’ll use in the adult world.

    Read more about these and other benefits of kids’ camp.

    Find the right Christian camp for your child

    Choosing the right camp starts with assessing your child’s needs and interests, then searching for a camp that fulfills your family’s overall beliefs and interests as well. Additionally, you may want to think about whether you prefer a camp close to home and what kinds of activities your child or teen would enjoy most during their stay.

    The Our Kids Camp Expo, held annually every spring, gives parents the opportunity to meet numerous camps face-to-face. It’s worth noting that Christian camps from across the province of Ontario are represented at the expo. Parents and kids can do a direct comparison of options there, and discuss any of their issues and concerns, directly with camps.

    Here are some questions you might begin with. 

    • What is the camp's overall philosophy and how does it promote Christian values?
    • What religious services or activities are offered?
    • How deeply is religion integrated into camp life?
    • What qualifications do the staff have?
    • How are the safety and security of children protected?
    • Do camp counsellors have any religious training?
    • What is the camper-to-staff ratio?

    Narrow down your choices with criteria that are most important to your family and contact the camps directly with any specific questions or concerns, or to attend an information session or book a visit.

    Sources and further reading

    1American Camp Association. Directions: Youth development outcomes of the camp experience.  

    2Sorensen, Jacob.  “The Lasting Impact of Christian summer camps."

    Sorenson, Jacob. “The summer camp experience and faith formation of emerging adults.” Journal of Youth Ministry 13:1 (2014) 17-40.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    How many Christian summer camps are there?
    There are 28 Christian summer camps that are Our Kids trusted members. Use the filters to narrow options by age or type, then click on each organization to read reviews, browse program schedules, and access registration details.

    What are the fees to attend Christian summer camps?
    Fees for Christian summer camps range from $139 to $2,200 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

    What age do Christian summer camps start at?
    There are programs available for children starting at age 3.5. Family and adult programs are also available.


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