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 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, Boys 460 5-17 0 Huntsville
    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, Boys 220 5-16 1 Brantford
    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, Boys 720 5-17 2 Huntsville
    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, Girls 275 7-18 3 Thetis Island, Vancouver
    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, Boys 399 6-17 4 Hamilton, Huntsville, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
    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, Boys 410 6-17 5 Halkirk
    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 Coed 320 5-18 6 Caledon
    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 Coed 190 4-18 7 Mississauga
    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 8 Rosseau
    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 Coed 680 4-16 9 Ottawa, Eganville
    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 10 Mississauga
    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
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 130 5-99 11 Ferintosh
    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
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 150 5-18 12 Brampton, Vaughan, Mississauga
    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 Coed 1300 7-16 13 Algonquin Park
    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 14 Fort Erie
    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 Coed 320 4-15 15 Whitchurch - Stouffville
    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 Coed 678 8-16 16 Bancroft
    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 Coed 570 8-17 17 Gravenhurst
    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 Coed 635 5-17 18 Milton
    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
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 521 8-18 19 Vancouver Island
    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 Boys 150 9-18 20 Quebec City, South Annex, Toronto, Bancroft
    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 Coed 395 4-85 21 Water Valley
    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
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 684 6-17 22 Haliburton
    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 23 Southern Bruce County
    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, Boys 50 6-17 24 Shoal Lake
    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 Coed 300 4-18 25 Haldimand
    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, Boys 299 5-19 26 Rocky Mountain House, Sundre
    Camp Nokomis   
    Nokomis is unique in that we are a boy's camp in July and a girl's camp in August; all of our leaders have come up "through the ranks": camper to L.I.T. to Staff to Senior Staff.

    Fergus

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $1,199/session
    Overnight Girls, Boys 1199 7-16 27 Fergus
    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 $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 150 5-15 28 New Toronto, Toronto
    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 Coed 680 6-16 29 Eganville, Ottawa
    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, Boys 300 6-16 30 Wolseley
    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 Coed 220 6-15 31 Kitchener
    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 16
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, Overnight
    from $329/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls 329 7-16 32 Vancouver
    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 Coed 540 8-16 33 Port Carling
    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 Coed 198 1-100 34 Gambier Island
    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
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 399 6-17 35 Consecon
    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 Coed 400 8-16 36 Ottawa
    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
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 395 3-13 37 Mississauga
    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 Coed 350 12-17 38 Sault Ste Marie
    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 Coed 425 7-17 39 Bracebridge
    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 Coed 444 4-16 40 Saint-Donat
    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
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 730 7-15 41 Stratford
    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 42 Rosseau
    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 Coed 2600 12-17 43 Rigaud
    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 Coed 100 6-13 44 Oakville
    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 45 Austin



    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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