Ontario Pioneer Camp is the Place to send your kids this Summer

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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!

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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!

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Why send your child to camp?

Kids have a fantastic time at camp and that’s why they want to go back year after year.  It’s a place to grow and develop in healthy ways.  Research* proves that children who attend summer camp:

Mature emotionally
Develop Self Confidence
Make life-long friends
Increase in levels of physical activity

Nervous about sending your child to camp?  Read about the our son’s first experience at Pioneer camp

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

Summer Programs Offered at OPC include:

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Adventure Camp (Coed Ages 5-10)

There is no better place to be a kid this summer! Adventure Camp is designed to give your young camper a safe and adventure-filled summer camp experience with age-specific ‘villages’, a high staff-to-camper ratio of 1:3, and engaging weekly themes.

Whether swimming or boating for your next level, making something special in crafts or pottery, climbing the low ropes course, riding the mountain bike trails or exploring creation, every activity at Adventure Camp is designed to challenge you and to help you grow.

Adventure Camp creates space for every camper to build authentic relationships—with friends, well trained leaders who are there to support and mentor them, and most importantly with God who loves them and wants each of them to discover the potential of who they were created to be.

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Girls’ Camp (Ages 11-16)

Girls’ Camp is a place bursting with excitement as girls jump into amazing experiences like camp wide games, action-packed program and theme events, activities like swimming, kayaking, rowing, horseback riding, high ropes, sports, crafts, and the opportunity to build great friendships.

At the heart of Girls’ Camp is the opportunity to grow through learning new skills, experiencing creation, and enjoying laughter, friendship and the joys of living in community. At Girls’ Camp we also seek to create a fun and exciting place for every young woman to build authentic and lasting relationships with God who loves them and wants them to discover the potential of who they were created to be.

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Boys’ Camp (Ages 11-16)

Boys’ Camp is the ultimate action-packed overnight summer camp adventure. During each session at Boys’ Camp you can see boys sailing, kayaking, riding the dirt jump bike park, flying down the zip line, being launched off the BLOB, playing frisbee golf or sports, woodworking in crafts, or sneaking through the Muskoka forest while playing an epic wide game!

Boys’ Camp is also a place where young men learn about God’s love for them and discuss what a relationship with him could look like through small group discussion and mentoring relationships with staff. Boys’ Camp is full of crazy summer camp experiences, great friends, and awesome overnight camp adventures.

Check out information on Ontario Pioneer Camp for Teens & Leadership camp here

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Ontario Pioneer Camp

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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* The Canadian Summer Camp Research Project, University of Waterloo (2011)

My kids are leaving ME for a week at Ontario Pioneer Camp

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Three years ago we dropped our then 7 year old off at Ontario Pioneer Camp for a week and it was SO hard. Despite my worries, his week was full of fun, friends and adventures and he didn’t want to leave.  You can read about that adventure here. Fast forward to now and we are sending our daughter who is 7 for her first sleep away camp experience and I’m finding it even harder.

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My girlfriends are all asking what I’ll do without the kids for a full week and I am honestly at a loss.  Clean my house? Read a book?  Miss them the like crazy… Check!

In theory it sounds blissful to have a quiet house but call me crazy because I love the sound of them being home, messing up the house and them talking my ear off.

Like I did with my son 3 years ago, I worry that my daughter will get homesick and feel like we abandoned her even though her big brother is there if she needs him. And then I found this amongst her drawings today…
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“I am so excited to go to camp this year.  I have never been before.  

I am excited because I get to meet new friends and try new things.

I am scared that I’m going to miss my family.  

But I know i’m going to have a great time.”

What this tells me is that she is more mature than I give her credit for. She is okay with acknowledging that she will will miss her parents but also knows that there is a ton of fun to be had. Thankfully her big brother will be there as a friendly face and there to give her a big hug if she needs one.  To help alleviate the homesickness we will have ourselves and friends email letters to her, send a picture book with little messages and send along comforts from home like her giant panda stuffie, a fave book and really whatever else she wants.  Look out OPC we may be bringing her with 4 suitcases!  lol

In the end I know that as a Mommy I worry more than she does and I know in my heart of hearts that she is going to have a fantastic time because Ontario Pioneer Camp ROCKS.  I can’t wait for all the chitter chatter on the way home when I hear all about the fun memories that were made.

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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!

Boat_photo_for_website

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

Ontario Pioneer Camp

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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