Ontario Pioneer Camp – Teens & Leadership Summer Programs

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For 85 years, Ontario Pioneer Camp has provided over 250,000 campers an experience to help them grow spiritually, mentally, socially and physically in a fun-filled and safe place of adventure and challenge.

Located on 1200 acres of pristine Muskoka waterfront, at Pioneer your child can expect adventures and opportunities to be challenged all under the watchful eyes of caring staff that are carefully chosen, trained and supervised. Pioneer Camp also provides high scale activities including kayaking, windsurfing, mountain biking, high ropes, horseback riding and many more!


Whether you’re splashing through the water’s edge on a sandy shore, conquering a high ropes course, paddling in a grand war canoe, or sitting with friends by a campfire at night, Ontario Pioneer Camp will deliver incredible summer camp memories!

 Why send your teen to camp?

Enhance their relationship with God
To equip them to be Leaders
Take them out of your comfort zone
Challenge them
Focus on teamwork and community
To have FUN
To make life long friendships

Check out all the great camps offered for younger children at Ontario Pioneer Camp  here

 Camps for Teens offered at Ontario Pioneer Camp

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Genesis (Ages 14-17)

A weeklong co-ed program designed to take you out of your comfort zone and into the wilderness as God created it.  The small group setting of Genesis creates a more intense program that puts a focus on community and teamwork.  Campers will have the opportunity to go mountain biking, white water rafting, rock climbing, rappelling, and horseback riding throughout the week.

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Crew 252 (Ages 14-17)

This unique week-long or two week-long co-ed program that combines working at camp ( prepare food, clean, and maintain the grounds) with lots of opportunity to get out and play (rock climbing, high ropes swimming, and biking).   Campers get the opportunity to grow in leadership from an experiential standpoint and while doing so, collecting credits that count towards the OSSD’s required 40 hours of mandatory community service.

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Woodlands Challenge (Ages 15-17)

Woodlands is not your average camp experience!!  These four weeks will challenge you physically, build lasting friendships and learn more about God amidst his creations.  This camp includes our longest canoe trips, so get ready to be immersed in the wilderness sleeping under the stars and cooking over a fire!  Experienced tripping leaders will teach you the skills and techniques necessary for safe travel through the rugged wilderness as well as good stewardship of creation. Woodland Challenge also includes small 3 day trips, adventure activities, and of course the famous Eco-Challenge where small teams compete in a full day Adventure Race!

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LIT (Ages 16-17)

The Leaders in Training (LIT) is a 4-week program that offers one of the most unique youth and transformational leadership development programs in Ontario.   LIT campers will grow in their skills as a leader through mentoring, small group learning and a canoe trip where campers practice leadership skills with their peers.  It’s dual focus on instructional and participation based leadership activities have helped developed passionate and competent young Christian leaders for almost 60 years

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Fuel (Ages 14-17)

Fuel up for the high school year ahead with this camp that takes place the last week of summer!  We have a jam packed program, an incredible band, and a guest speaker. Each day the FUEL program team will make this experience one to truly remember with bigger surprises, tons of activities, amazing food, and of course a legendary FUEL theme.  FUEL continues to be one of our favourite weeks of the summer as it is geared towards high school students and provides an unique opportunity for them to ask relevant questions about themselves and God’s love for them.

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Let us tell you why our family and kids LOVE Ontario Pioneer Camp

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942 Clearwater Lake Road RR#2
Port Sydney, Ontario
P0B 1L0

Email: info@pioneercamp.com

Phone: 1.800.361.CAMP (2267) or 705.385.2370
Fax: 705.385.3649

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Get on the Slopes at Sir Sam’s

Look out your window … it’s definitely a Winter wonderland out there!  Winter is the perfect time to get out with the family and share some quality time with one another.  We want to help you create some family memories this Winter with a fantastic giveaway from Sir Sam’s Ski & Bike in Haliburton.  You could win family lift tickets and rentals for a day on the slopes.  It’s easy to enter here http://on.fb.me/RfuwTw


Check out what this awesome Ski Resort has to offer…

Sir Sam’s Ski & Bike Celebrates 48 years in ski/ snowboard/ snowshoe and mountain bike business. Sir Sam’s is family owned and is known for its great customer service, un-crowded and family friendly atmosphere, great snow conditions and grooming. The resort is located in the Haliburton Highlands at Eagle Lake only two and a half hours from Toronto.

This resort offers 14 runs serviced by 7 lifts including the first of its kind in Canada, covered surface lift. This lift along with a first class snow school enhances the experience of beginner and entry level clientele.


Sir Sam’s spacious and comfortable chalet offers licensed food service, gourmet coffee hut, deck BBQ’s, complete line of rental equipment and retail shop( provided by Algonquin Outfitters) for both winter and summer activities as well as first class instruction by certified CSIA instructors.

Sir Sam’s offers a host of events and races for both winter and summer enthusiasts. Check out our website at www.sirsams.com for more information or call 705-754-2298.

Cruise it! Carve it! Bike it! Love it!

Family Fun this Weekend (Sept. 21-23, 2012)

Check out all the cool stuff you and your family can do this weekend … September 21-23, 2012

Ajax (Saturday only)

Courtyard Country Fall Fair– Old fashion country fun!  Food competitions, Kid’s cupcake competition, free food samples, games, crafts, activities and fortune telling.  Charity cut for the Cure & Hair extensions for Alzheimer Society

All events are free although donations to the Alzheimer Society are appreciated. Festivities take place at Pickering Village


Fall Fair at the Ancaster Fair Grounds. Craft exhibits, Quilt draw, Farm equipment, Old MacDonald’s Farm, Black Smith display and demo, Entertainment and Midway


3rd Annual Great Canadian Beaver Race & Festival  held  at Heritage Park. The Great Canadian Beaver Race & Festival is a celebration of all things Canadian with a focus on the iconic beaver. All proceeds from this event are donated to deserving groups and charities.  Check the Schedule of EventsDownload the Colouring Contest.


Hike Haliburton – Over 40 guided and themed hikes, Almost 200 km of hiking trails, Four days of hiking including Night Hikes, Awesome autumn colours, Great places to stay and eat, Evening concerts and art shows


Harvest Festival – Celebrate the arrival of autumn with vintage farm equipment, food, crafts, music and more. Please visit


157th Lindsay Central Exhibition – Bull riding rodeo, RCMP Musical ride, Tractor pull, Derby, Children’s events, food vendors and much more


Midhurst Arts & Crafts Tour – Find everything from one of a kind paintings, to pottery, jewellery, soap, candles, home decor, sweet treats and even recycled art!


159th Milton Fall Fair held at the Milton Fair Grounds.  Entertainment, Demolition Derby, Pet Show, Kids craft zone, Midway, Cattle show, Tractor pull, Art displays, food vendors and much much more maps

Oakville (Saturday September 22, 2012)

AutumnFest –  Enjoy the magnificent fall colours in our picturesque Bronte Harbour Village by the Lake.  Shop, taste, smell, learn, and laugh with our friendly merchants and service providers. Look for end of summer bargains, fall or pre-Christmas treasures. Lot of fun demonstrations and entertainment for all.

Owen Sound

Sweetwater Music Festival – For our 9th season we offer audience favourites Adrian Butterfield, Phil Dwyer and Kenneth Slowik and many others. Also the young Canadian super star Phillippe Sly, winner of last year’s Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

St. Catherines

Niagara Wine Festival – Canada’s largest annual celebration of Ontario’s award-winning wineries and vineyards.  Join us for two incredible weekends of programming as we present the 61stannual Niagara Wine Festival.  See our Program of Events for more information as to what is happening each night of the festival.


Ottawa International Animation Festival – Every September, the Ottawa International Animation Festival presents the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky and important animation. The nation’s capital will once again become the center of the animation universe. The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is the largest event of its kind in North America, a major film event attracting attendees from around the world. Film buffs, art lovers and cartoon fans won’t want to miss this year’s great line up of screenings taking place at ByTowne Cinema, National Gallery of Canada, Empire Theatres Rideau Centre and Arts Court Theatre.

Port Hope

All Canadian Jazz Festival – Three fabulous days of great all-Canadian jazz music, food, drink, and an art show. Performers include Brass Transit, The Imprints, Heavyweights Brass Band, Ori Dagan, The Jensen Sisters Sextet with Joel Miller, Heather Bambrick, TD Canada Trust Young Jazz Showcase, All-Canadian Legends, Sharon Riley and Faith Chorale, Heavy Weather, Diana Panton, and Swing Shift Big Band. The “Blow Your Own Horn” Jazz Parade starts at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, and travels down Walton Street through Port Hope’s famous downtown heritage district, features a wide variety of floats and performers, in addition to a walking jam session open to all comers.

For more information and tickets, visit www.allcanadianjazz.ca or call 1-855-731-9310.


Savour Stratford Culinary Festival – Ontario’s foremost celebration of authentic local cuisine with 12 award winning chefs, 30 illuminating tutored tastings, cooking shows and skills workshops led by renowned culinary authors, artisans and innovators and exclusive sampling events.

Our local food heritage spans over 150 years and this year’s theme is “Celebrating Our Culinary Roots”.

Stratford’s culinary festival is set in one of Ontario’s loveliest heritage towns. Freely roam the outdoor farmers and artisan markets, sampling local fare accompanied by music concerts in our picturesque historic Market Square and our heritage garden district.

Toronto (Sunnyside Beach)

 Juried Art show & sale – The fifth annual Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show & Sale returns to the historic Sunnyside Pavilion fromSeptember 21st-23rd, 2012. Join us as we bring together over 70 emerging and established painters, sculptors, illustrators, photographers and installation artists.

During the three-day art event, we will also host children’s art workshops on a drop-in basis, create a large-scale painting with the help of our visitors, inspired by iconic Sunnyside Beach, and hold a silent art auction in support of Canadian charity Freeing the Human Spirit. We are looking forward to seeing what will evolve when art brings us all together.

Fall Home Show – Design, Renovate and Style your Life.  Toronto’s largest fall home has finally arrived.  Four days only to design, style and renovate your life all under one roof.  Find innovative products & great deals with over 300 retailers and industry experts!  Takes place at the Better Living Centre Toronto

Science Centre Community Day – Celebrate Community Day with FREE general admission* to the Science Centre and a special price for IMAX® films!

Presented by TELUS, Community Day is the Science Centre’s way of celebrating science with the whole community. In addition to FREE admission and special programming in the Centre throughout the day, we invite all adults to become children again! For this day only, adult visitors will be able to turn back the clock to see the popular IMAX film Under the Sea at the children’s price.