Each summer we have one week of Overnight Teen Camp with lots of fun activities every day including dynamic games and group activities, our Bible lessons, nightly campfires, and afternoons at the beach with an opportunity to go swimming, play volleyball, chill out or go boating and try tubing. All meals are included, and the food is healthy and delicious. The camp is for children age 12 and up, and registration opens in January.
Cost: $175 ($150 early-registration before May 1). Bus transportation from Sir Alexander Mackenzie SR PS (33 Heather Road, Scarborough) is available for $20/teen.
For further information about the camp, including the daily schedule, transportation to and from the camp, the food, medical and safety issues and what teens need to bring, see detailed information below.
Overnight Teen Camp 2021
July 18-22, 2021
Detailed Information about Camp
Teens will be divided by gender into groups of 7-8 campers with 1-2 counsellors for each group. Males and females will be separated in different areas of the campground. Mutual requests for campers of the same gender to be in the same group can often be accommodated. We will be providing a large tent as accommodation for each camper group (campers must bring their own sleeping bags and pillows). Our common times for meals and Christian education will be in a nearby pavilion, and our common time for activities will be at the nearby beach.
In addition to lots of fun, we will be learning about God, Jesus and the Bible and how we can start and develop a relationship with him. Our teaching will also involve various issues of life and faith. The following is our daily schedule at teen camp:
Worship and Christian teaching
Beach time with swimming, boating, volleyball and other games
You may drop your camper off directly at the park where our staff will be waiting, or you may utilize our transportation. If you need transportation, you must arrange this ahead of time with us by selecting the appropriate option on the registration form. The pick up location is Sir Alexander Mackenzie SR PS (33 Heather Road, Scarborough). We will depart around 2PM Sunday July 19, so be sure to arrive early (by 1:30PM), and we will return around 8PM Thursday July 23.
We will provide healthy, delicious and kid-friendly meals. We cannot guarantee a peanut-free environment, but we do not knowingly serve peanut products, and we ask that campers do not bring peanut products. We encourage the drinking of water to prevent dehydration.
A menu will be available in early June.
Safety is our highest priority, and we train our staff to provide a safe environment. A complete copy of our protocol for working safely with children and teens (called “Plan to Protect”) is available here. We have a nurse on staff to assist in any medical issues including delivering required medications or over-the-counter medications, bandaging and caring for minor injuries, providing first aid, and accompanying a camper to the local hospital (the Orillia hospital is only 10 minutes away). All medication must be given to our medical staff and not stored with the campers.
Please do not send your child to camp your home has a bedbug issue. Please check your child for headlice before coming to camp. Everyone will be inspected for headlice upon arrival, and any camper with headlice will not be able to attend the camp (a 50% refund will be made).
What to bring
- Water bottle
- Sunscreen and a hat, since sun safety is very important
- Shoes and flip-flops, since some games will require shoes
- Enough clothes for the entire week, since there are no laundry facilities (including underwear, socks, shorts, pants, t-shirts, sweatshirts/sweaters for cool evenings)
- Bathing suits (1-2)
- Rain gear
- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, brush, etc)
- Towels for beach and shower
- Insect repellent
- Sleeping bag and pillow
- Air mattress (highly recommended)
- Camera (optional)
- Sunglasses (optional)
Make sure that all belongings are labelled.
What to not bring
- Electronics (e.g. cell phones, iPods, etc.) – if brought they need to be left with the camp director
- Jewelry and valuables
- Weapons (e.g. knives)
- Alcohol, lighters, matches