Fraser Lake Camp

156 Whytes Road, RR #4 Bancroft, Ontario, K0L 1C0 (view map)

Ages:
8 to 16 (Coed )
Type:
Overnight camp
Specialty:
Traditional (multi activity)
Cost:
$678
Special Needs:
Yes, Mild support (Not all campers have special needs)

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About this camp

Fraser Lake Camp
 

Our 260 acre private property is located on the beautiful and secluded Fraser Lake, located east of Bancroft on the Canadian Shield. We are a not-for-profit founded by the Mennonite Church which offers a plethora of water and land activities but our greatest asset is our inclusive, engaging, and supportive staff community. Your child will have the opportunity to experience the outdoors, learn new skills and develop self-confidence through making friends. Community is what we do best!


The Our Kids review of Fraser Lake Camp

 

Fraser Lake began in 1955 as a means of providing kids with an opportunity to get out of the city to experience a different set of priorities and values. Founded by the Danforth Mennonite Church in Toronto, it was an expression of the values of the church, including inclusivity, community, and faith. All of that remains today, and the need for it is greater than ever. The programming reflects all the traditional camp programs, including time spent together on the lake and in the forest. The property is 260 acres, so there is lots of room to roam, and the camp makes great use of that. But, as in that first year, the draw is principally to experience a different pace of life, away from the data smog of our devices, within a community that is focussed on each other, ecology, and physical activity.


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Gender/Age
 
Overnight Camp
CIT/LIT Program
Coed
Ages: 16
Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Soccer|Swimming|Volleyball|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Guitar|Rope courses
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 8 - 14
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Guitar|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Cycling|Fishing|Gaga|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Volleyball
Overnight Camp
Wilderness Out-tripping
Coed
Ages: 15 - 16
Canoeing|Swimming|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills
Overnight Camp
Wilderness Out-tripping
Coed
Ages: 13 - 14
Canoeing|Swimming|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 1 - 18+
Canoeing|Swimming|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills
Overnight Camp
Wilderness Out-tripping
Coed
Ages: 15 - 16
Canoeing|Swimming|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills

Camp Address
156 Whytes Road, RR #4, Bancroft, Ontario, K0L 1C0

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Reviews & Testimonials

  • The Benefits of Camp
    K.R. — Camp alumni

    After going to camp for several years I have come to the realization that camp is a place where you will always be accepted and feels like home away from home. It is this that has allowed me to become a more open and confident individual.

  • Mothers Thoughts
    Kathy — Parent

    My daughter considers Fraser Lake her "second family" - she loves the time she spends with everyone there and has made camp friends that she will likely have for the rest of her life. We are registering her for two weeks again and as of now she plans to continue in the LIT/CIT program in years to come. Thank you for all that you and your staff do - as parents we feel confident that she is safe and well-cared for and being provided a very special opportunity.

  • Fun-filled Adventures!
    Adam R. — Camper

    Hello, I used to attend this camp years ago, and to be honest they were some of the most fun filled "adventures" of my life. I'm just writing to say thank you for making my childhood entertaining for the two weeks in the summer that I was there. They are some of the most fun filled memories I have from my childhood.


Accommodation & Property Details

Property details

Sleeping Accommodations

  • Cabins
  • Platform Tent

Amenities

  • Electricity in Sleeping Area

Washrooms Facilities

  • Composting Toilets
  • Flush Toilets
  • Outhouses
  • Showers (indoor)

Sports facilities

  • Archery Range
  • Basketball Court
  • Climbing Wall
  • Rope Course
  • Soccer Field

Landscape

  • Beach
  • Forested Area
  • Lake/Pond/River
  • Nature Trails
  • Open Field


Director's Message

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Jason McDowell, Camp Director

I feel blessed to be the Director of Fraser Lake Camp. My parents met while counselling at Fraser, and I spent many formative summers of my youth working there. A camp environment should be safe and engaging for everyone and should fuel a child's sense of confidence and belonging. Setting the tone for such a community is a tremendous responsibility and privilege. I am proud to say FLC has excellent approval ratings, fantastic staff culture, and I find great satisfaction in my work.

We have Mennonite roots and are focused on inclusion and community. Our priorities are in strong relationships and learning together. 

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call or email me anytime:

cell. 416 460 8335

[email protected]

Sincerely,

Jason McDowell


Cost & Financial Aid

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Cost: $678 /week

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes
Credit card payment Yes

Discounts

Discount for 2nd child 10%
Discount for 3rd child 10%
Discount for 4th child 10%

Stories

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Program Activitiesexpand

It used to be that people thought of camping as simply going into the woods, learning how to cook over a fire, and sleeping under the stars. Not any more! While those still happen, there is so much more to do at camp! Climbing a 35' tower! Kayak and canoe instruction! Arts and crafts! Mountain biking! Guitar lessons! Each camper gets to experience all Fraser Lake has to offer. Sure, we still make fires, and we love to see those stars...but there is so much more to do at camp!

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Special Eventsexpand

Each week our counsellors come up with a special event - an afternoon crusing the high seas with Jack Sparrow and his band of pirates...a pop-up circus with games, balloons, and clowns... a trip around the world to celebrate the Olympic games... Our special events are meant to be just that - special! A little different from the norm, and definately fun enough to still be considered "camp"!

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Evening Campfireexpand

Is there a better way to end your day than to be around a campfire with one hundred of your closest friends? Each evening is wrapped up with a creative assortment of entertaining skits, fun songs and serious songs. The walk back to Lone Pine through the still forest as the sun sets over the far side of the lake sets the scene for the daily wrap-up of activities.

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Down the camp roadexpand

In July 1970, my trunk and I were put onto the camp bus, and sent off for one month into the unknown camp experience. I was terrified to say the least. Once I was in my cabin, met my cabin mates and councillors, the "butterflies" were gone. From that summer on, I was a devoted camper! Each July, I was the first one on that bus heading north. Everything that camp offered was my dream summer - the lake, the friends, the songs' everything. I was hooked. Then I (sort of) grew up, moved on, started a family, and camp became just a wonderful panoramic swirl of memories. When my eldest daughter became "of camp age" I had the amazing opportunity to go to camp myself again, but this time as a volunteer at Fraser. How can you explain that cleaning dishes for 175 people is "fun"! At Fraser Lake camp, it is! Driving down the camp road, it"s like you have left the world behind. Camp is a special place where everyone is met with a smile and is welcome!! Camp rules are simple: respect yourself and others, safety is the priority, and above all you must (and will!) have fun. Always. Options at Fraser are limitless - the water sports, the land games, and of course the crazy campfires make for days that come and go all too quickly. All are enveloped in friendships that last a lifetime. My daughters and I look forward to next summer and the day when once again we'll drive down the camp road and enter a world of new possibilities.

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In the News

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November 5, 2018 - New Infrastructure!

Maintaining a camp property is a constant road to improvement. ...


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  • Ontario Camps Association Associations
  • Christian Camping International Associations


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