Founded in 1929, Ontario Pioneer Camp is a Christian Summer Camp that invites young people ages 5-17 into a life changing experiences! As a part of Inter-Varsity Camps, campers can choose from a variety of activities like swimming and boating, climbing and horseback riding, and leadership development and out tripping. With more than one staff for every three campers, Pioneer Camp provides a fun, safe, and adventure filled summer camp experience.
We are excited to welcome and introduce Tami Masson – the new Director of Teen Programs at Pioneer Camp Ontario! Tami and her husband Jon are no strangers to Pioneer Camp, having both served in a variety of roles around camp over the years at Boys Camp and at LIT.
Tami discovered her calling and passion for young people as a missionary with UrbanPromise - an inner-city ministry in Toronto. That's also where she discovered Jon! From there, Jon and Tami served in Youth With a Mission for 7 years both locally and around the world. They're excited to bring their passion for Jesus and young people to Pioneer Camp! They live in Bracebridge with their 3 kids: Seth, Amayah and Levi.
We are excited to witness how God will use their passion for Jesus and their ability to mentor and disciple young people in the Leaders In Training program, and the other teen programs that camp offers throughout the year.
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We love hearing how camp has changed the lives of young people and how their camp experience is affecting their involvement in the local church. Read how camp has influenced this family and church: "Those who go camp become some of the best leaders we have in our local church. I’ve seen some of the quietest, less-confident teenagers literally transformed into stronger, self-assured young leaders as they are encouraged and taught how to step out and make a difference in the world around them."
We’re opening our beautiful new Leadership Centre on Clearwater Lake. We’re gathering for one last summer in our much-loved Boys Camp Dining Hall. We’re launching exciting new programs both for the summer and year-round. We’re committed to staffing our summer camp programs with an exceptiona...
Activity Highlight: Wilderness - With 1,200 acres of beautiful Muskoka property and lakes it is natural that we love introducing campers to the outdoors. Activities like “Campfire Cooking” at Adventure camp or “Wilderness Skills” at Boys or Girls camp, kids can get outside play in the woods, build forts, or go fishing. Activity selections are now open online! Register now. https://buff.ly/2GO71ip
4 weeks ago I used to teach wilderness skills at BC back in 1988/89. Great times
Activity Highlight: Water fun - Each site (Boys, Girls and Adventure Camp) all have a variety of fun, recreational water activities. You can choose to come and just enjoy the water, play games and splash in the sun – isn’t that what summer is all about? Activity selections are open online! Register now. https://buff.ly/2GO71ip
Activity Highlight: Tripping - If you attend Boys or Girls Camp you can add a canoe trip or other out-trip to your camp adventure. Trip options include an overnight at “Campsite Bay” or a three-day off-site canoeing and camping trip. Our qualified staff love introducing the art of tripping to campers and teach them to pack, portage, campfire cook and many other useful tripping skills (some trips are currently full for this summer, contact office for availability). https://buff.ly/2GO71ip
4 weeks ago My eldest is going on his first camp canoe trip this summer! He’s super excited!
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Activity Highlight: Frisbee Golf - A popular, if not famous activity at camp. Frisbee golf courses, are available at each site. Special mention to Boys Camp where the frisbee course is in constant use and the forest is littered with lost discs. https://buff.ly/2GO71ip
Activity Highlight: Sailing - Offered at every camp, sailing is a popular activity with a variety of levels to choose from. Learn the equipment, knots and skill of managing a sailboat. New at Girls Camp you can enjoy “Racing” where campers can learn how to set up and race their sailboats around the lake. Activity selections are open online! Register now. https://buff.ly/2GO71ip
Activity Highlight: Fitness - Would you like to Try a Tri(athalon)? Or just improve your general fitness? Each camp offers a variety of fitness challenges for campers. And there are many trails and beautiful scenery to enjoy while you sweat. Activity Selections are open online! Register now. https://buff.ly/2GO71ip
Activity Highlight: Kayaking - Camp offers levels of kayaking for every camper ability. If you are just starting out at Adventure Camp or ready to go on a Boys or Girls Camp Kayaking white water adventure, there is a level for you. Every day the lake is scattered with campers in kayaks refining their skill and enjoying the water. Activity Selections are open online! Register now. https://buff.ly/2GO71ip
Activity Highlight: Mountain Boarding - Take a skateboard and put big wheels on it and go “off-roading” that is what Mountain Boarding is. An amazing Boys or Girls camp activity where you can learn new skills and improve your balance and develop a strong core! Activity selections are open online! Register now. https://buff.ly/2GO71ip
Grab a teammate and sign up to join this Amazing Race. APEX is an annual fundraising event where teams face camp challenges of all descriptions while racing around the lake. Sign up now as a racer or as a donor to support camper and staff scholarships! https://buff.ly/2HgXRdX
Activity Highlight: Canoeing - Camp offers many ORCKA (Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association) levels for you to refine your canoeing skills. Whether you begin your skill with an introduction to canoeing at Adventure camp, or if you learn “soloing” at Boys or Girls Camp. There is a wide-open lake calling to be explored! Activity selections are open online! Register now. https://buff.ly/2GO71ip
Activity Highlight: High Ropes - Are you ready to challenge yourself and take a “leap of faith”? Our team challenge course is designed for groups to participate in a high ropes challenge. As Boys or Girls Camp participants “team belay”, climbers can climb as partners up the “vertical obstacle course” or “flying squirrel. Activity Selections are open online! Register now. https://buff.ly/2GO71ip