Faith based camps


"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." Read more

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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 $299/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 299 6-17 0 Hamilton, , Huntsville, Ontario, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, Ontario
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River   
    Both a day camp and an overnight camp, offering exciting programs such as horsemanship, swimming, high ropes, climbing wall, archery, campfires, tomahawks, and many more. Excellent Leadership Camps available for teens.

    Brantford

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight
    from $235/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 235 5-16 1 Brantford, 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 50 years.

    Milton

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $645/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 645 5-17 2 Milton, 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 $285/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Girls 285 7-18 3 Thetis Island, British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    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, ninja warrior, WHAM & day camps.

    Caledon

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $320/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 320 5-18 4 Caledon, 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 Coed 180 3.5-10 5 Mississauga, 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 Coed 999 6-16 6 Rosseau, Ontario
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Halkirk   
    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!

    Halkirk

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $496/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 496 6-17 7 Halkirk, Alberta
    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
    Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 460 5-17 8 Huntsville, Ontario
    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 $79/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 79 5-19 9 Rocky Mountain House, AB, Sundre, Alberta
    Camp IAWAH   
    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.

    Westport

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $425/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 425 7-18 10 Westport, Ontario
    Budding Genius - Central Mississauga   
    We're the coolest, most innovative kid program! more than 20 activities: Robotics (AI, Binary code..) Math tutoring, Lego, Harry Potter camps, Technical drawing for engineers,coding, website design, animation(in En & Fr)

    Mississauga; Online

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day, Program, family
    from $190/week
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, Day, Program, family Coed 190 4-18 11 Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program,
    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 5-16 .

    Ottawa; Eganville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $699/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 699 4-16 12 Ottawa, Ontario, Eganville, 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 $745/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 745 5-17 13 Huntsville, 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 $640/week
    Overnight, family Coed 640 8-16 14 Port Carling, 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.

    Torrance

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $540/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 540 8-17 15 Torrance, Ontario
    Fraser Lake Camp   
    We are a not-for-profit overnight camp on a private 275 acre waterfront property. We offer kayaking, rock climbing, arts and crafts, new lodging cabins, and most importantly a safe, supportive inclusive environment.

    Bancroft; Online

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Overnight
    from $693/week
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, Overnight Coed 693 8-16 16 Bancroft, Ontario, Virtual Program,
    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 Coed 3550 11-17 17 Fort Erie, 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; Online

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day
    from $328/week
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, Day Coed 328 4-15 18 Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario, Virtual Program,
    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, Boys 330 6-18 19 Austin, Manitoba
    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 $225/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 225 6-17 20 Shoal Lake, Manitoba
    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 $140/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 140 5-99 21 Ferintosh, Alberta
    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 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $729/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 729 6-16 22 Haliburton, Ontario
    Frontier Lodge   
    A faith-based adventure centre located in the beautiful Canadian Rockies and offering adventure activities such as: rock climbing, mountain biking, rafting and more.

    Nordegg

    Adventure (multi)

    • Ages 11 to 99
    • Coed, Girls
    • Overnight
    from $415/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Girls 415 11-99 23 Nordegg, Alberta
    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
    Overnight Coed 425 7-17 24 Bracebridge, Ontario
    Rainbow Camp   
    A traditional summer camp for young people who are 2 spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer questioning (2SLGBTQ+) and allied youth, their siblings & children in Queer families.

    Sault Ste Marie

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 12 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $450/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 450 12-17 25 Sault Ste Marie, 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 $545/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 545 8-18 26 Vancouver Island, British Columbia
    Maple Grove Christian Retreat Centre   
    A Christian seasonal campground located in Thamesford, ON, that exists to facilitate ministries that make and grow disciples of Jesus Christ. Summer camps, church programming, and camp activities. New pool in 2020!

    Oxford County

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 1 to 99
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $60/night
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 60 1-99 27 Oxford 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 4 to 19
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $100/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 100 4-19 28 Ottawa, Ontario
    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 Coed 489 6-16 29 Southern Bruce County, Ontario
    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
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls 299 7-18 30 Vancouver, British Columbia
    Wesley Acres - Harbour Ridge   
    A traditional Christian Camp, located in Prince Edward County just across the lake from Sandbanks Provincial Park.

    Picton

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $225/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 225 6-17 31 Picton, Ontario
    Camp Artaban   
    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. Artaban carries great lifelong memories and friends that stay with you forever.

    Gambier Island

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 1 to 100
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $150/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 150 1-100 32 Gambier Island, BC, Gambier Island, British Columbia
    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

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight
    from $475/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 475 4-16 33 Saint-Donat, Quebec
    Willow Springs Camp   
    A Christian Overnight and Day Camp where friendships, skills, fun and character development all have a high priority. Our camp is built on relationship: relationship with Jesus and relationship with others.

    Whitchurch - Stouffville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $400/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 400 7-15 34 Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario
    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
    Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 300 6-16 35 Wolseley, Saskatchewan
    1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff College   
    Leadership program and fun 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 Boys 150 9-18 36 Quebec City, , South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Bancroft,
    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

    Education: Language Instruction

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $699/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 699 6-16 37 Eganville, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario
    Camp Selah   
    A Christian summer camp on Pigeon Lake. One week sessions in August. Activities include swimming, canoeing, survival lessons, archery and many more. Children to Staff Ratio is 2:1. Only $399/week.

    Lakefield

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 14
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $399/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 399 7-14 38 Lakefield, Ontario
    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 $730/week
    Overnight Coed 730 7-15 39 Stratford, 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, Boys 450 8-17 40 Rosseau, Ontario



    Some Christian camps like Camp Hyanto (similar to Christian schools), 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 Christian 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 camp in Bancroft, 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 one of Ontario's Christian kids camps 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."

    Photo: Camp Hyanto (by Fred Chartrand)





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