InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario

942 Clearwater Lake Road Port Sydney, Ontario, P0B 1L0 (view map)

Ages:
5 to 17 (Coed, All Girls, All Boys )
Type:
Overnight Camp, family
Specialty:
Traditional (multi activity)
Cost:
$460 to $815
Special Needs:
Yes, Specialized support (Not all campers have special needs)

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InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario
 

We are an award-winning Christian summer camp located in beautiful Muskoka, Ontario, serving campers from ages 5-17. Campers are with us from one to four weeks, providing lots of opportunity for them to grow spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally. Activities include swimming, high ropes, boating, rock climbing, mountain boarding, media & arts, and much more. With more than one staff for every three campers, we provide a highly personal camp experience. Age-appropriate Bible discussions and campfires provide safe places for discussions about faith and God. One of nine InterVarsity camps across Canada, for 90 years we’ve been welcoming campers.


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Ontario Pioneer Camp is one of nine InterVarsity camps located across the country. The camping program was begun 1929, an expression of InterVarsity, an association of campus ministries intended to bring Christian values and awareness to young people, and support their spiritual and social growth. The camps were part of the initial vision, designed to create a unique opportunity to bring young people together around the unique challenges that a camp setting can provide. That remains perhaps more true today than ever. At camp they unplug, and turn their attention to the community they find there. The activities facilitate a greater understanding of campers’ talents and abilities, as well as the Christian values that inform the programming. The camp has grown over the years, adding new activities, including family camp sessions, all of it furthering the initial goals.


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Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 5 - 10
Traditional (multi activity) $1,575 to $1,575
Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Vocal training / singing|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|Environment|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|BMX / Motocross|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Cheer|Cycling|Diving|Fishing|Football|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Volleyball
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Vocal training / singing|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|Environment|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|BMX / Motocross|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Cheer|Cycling|Diving|Fishing|Football|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Volleyball
Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Vocal training / singing|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|Environment|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|BMX / Motocross|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Cheer|Cycling|Diving|Fishing|Football|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Volleyball
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Vocal training / singing|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|Environment|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|BMX / Motocross|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Cheer|Cycling|Diving|Fishing|Football|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Volleyball
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Vocal training / singing|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|Environment|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|BMX / Motocross|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Cheer|Cycling|Diving|Fishing|Football|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Volleyball
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 16 - 17
CIT/LIT Program $2,360 to $2,360
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Vocal training / singing|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|Environment|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|BMX / Motocross|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Cheer|Cycling|Diving|Fishing|Football|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Volleyball
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Vocal training / singing|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|Environment|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|BMX / Motocross|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Cheer|Cycling|Diving|Fishing|Football|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Volleyball
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 15 - 17
Leadership $1,450 to $1,450
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Vocal training / singing|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|Environment|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|BMX / Motocross|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Cheer|Cycling|Diving|Fishing|Football|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Volleyball
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 14 - 17
Wilderness Out-tripping $2,575 to $2,575
Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Vocal training / singing|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|Environment|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|BMX / Motocross|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Cheer|Cycling|Diving|Fishing|Football|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Volleyball
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 14 - 17
Traditional (multi activity) $700 to $700
Rope courses|Wilderness Skills|Vocal training / singing|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|Environment|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|BMX / Motocross|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Cheer|Cycling|Diving|Fishing|Football|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Volleyball
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 5 - 18+
Traditional (multi activity) $480 to $590
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Vocal training / singing|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|Environment|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|BMX / Motocross|Board Sailing|Canoeing|Cheer|Cycling|Diving|Fishing|Football|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Swimming|Volleyball

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942 Clearwater Lake Road, Port Sydney, Ontario, P0B 1L0

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Dan Martin, Executive Director

Dan and his wife Kara have been involved in summer camping for over 20 years. They have directed camps in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. Dan has been the General Director at InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario for 6 years. He and his wife have four children.


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Baseball Championshipexpand

Our son is not one to put himself in new situations. Having to meet and get along with new children each summer has been good for him, as has the exposure to new activities in the safe environment of OPC. This year on the 252 Crew he learned the value of working quickly to get a job done and of team work in a job setting. ...



Family Camp Memoriesexpand

As a family, we love the spiritual aspect of this camp and how well it is incorporated into the camp lifestyle. It is a very positive environment for the children, and the leaders are wonderful role models for the children as they are positive, cheerful and in touch with God and their spiritual side. "It's cool to love God" seems to be the message that the kids come home with. They have a wonderful time at camp and the predominant reason is the leaders, the children really bond with them. Pioneer was well spoken of by other families we knew who had attended in previous years, in many cases for 10+yrs. Pioneer Camp won our respect and high regard through the attention to camper/staff ratio and attention to small details that make each year's camp experience fun and safe for the kids. ...



Outripping Adventuresexpand

On the Dumoine River, soloing a boat in some rapid, a girl was displaying all the skills she had learned while being at Woodland Challenge. Some civilians passed down the portage trail, stopped to marvel at the mastery of this 15 year old girl taking on water they wouldn't think to enter. In recognition, they applaud her from the shoreline and across her face crept an ear toear grin of pride along with a little embarrassment. ...



Beat the Summer Heatexpand

After a week of swimming lessons, a camper who was initially afraid to swim in the lake (she didn't like that she couldn't see the bottom), woke up early one morning mid-session and with some encouragement from her camp director, some lifeguards, her chalet leader and ALL her chalet-mates, she 'uped' her red lanyard to a green one. She now can't wait for Free Swim/Boats Out and is constantly jumping off the towers, jumping on the trampoline and splashing in the shallow end ...



Friendshipsexpand

"My daughter says that her best memory is the first time she went to Pioneer Camp and how welcome everyone made her feel. She wants to be a leader one day so she can make kids feel that comfortable too." ...



The Diving Towerexpand

Keith had come to camp from a foster care situation, and at the start of camp, he wanted to be anywhere but Pioneer. Everything was stupid, and boring, and regardless of what we were doing, he was unwilling to participate. But his leader, a long-time Pioneer guy named Neil, patiently listened to him, spent time with him, and invited him to participate. It was amazing to see what a little love can do in the life of a camper. Keith gradually warmed up to Pioneer and to people and began participating in activities, and by the end of the week, he could hardly contain his enthusiasm. While I was life guarding on the dock on the last afternoon of camp, I heard a familiar voice say, "I gotta go talk to my buddy Mike." It was Keith, and he wanted me to watch him jump off the high diving tower. It's amazing what a difference caring and listening can make. ...



Teamworkexpand

Pioneer has been just the most wonderful experience for our son. Each year he has grown as a person from the camp experience. He particularly likes the quality of the camp staff and the Christian foundation on which the camp exists. He has learned a greater sense of community, tolerance for others, confidence in himself, greater appreciation for his own family and life situation, understanding of his place in the world and his personal commitment to life as a Christian ...



Mountain Bikingexpand

The activities were amazing. My son loved all the games as well as sailing and mountain biking. The organization of the camp such as registration and first day are reassuring. Being a Christian camp is also a must. But you can get this in lots of places. The reason we come back, the reason I save for 10 months is the relationship between the staff and my son. Everyone, his chalet leader, his activity leader and the leaders all around set a tone of love, acceptance and positive discipline. These positive male role models are something that will have a lasting impact. ...



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