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10 Questions to Ask Your Kids About Their Camp Experience

10 Questions to Ask Your Kids About Their Camp Experience You’ve just dropped your kids off at camp and are now waiting out the week anxiously — well, maybe just with partial anxiety as you also enjoy some well-deserved peace. Saturday rolls around and you head back up to camp, traveling down the Muskoka roads and rushing with anticipation to your child’s chalet. You finally see your little one, wrap them up in a bear hug and load everything into the car. You drive off, turn around towards the back seat and inquire: “How was camp?” Expecting the flood gates to open, you’re...

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A Parent’s Survival Guide to Summer Camp

A Parent’s Survival Guide to Summer Camp by Sheena Hey there parents, So you signed your kid(s) up for camp… You watched the videos, read the info, debated what camp activities to do and completed the registration forms. Now, here you sit in front of an empty suitcase, trying to remember what exactly you were thinking all those months ago. Are you wondering how your child is going to dress themselves every day? Have you pondered if they’ll brush their teeth? Are you worried about how they’ll feel mid-week when pangs of homesickness start to show up? I’ve been...

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Is Your Child Too Young?

Is Your Child Too Young For Summer Camp? by Andrea Our son’s first time at Summer camp was at 7 years old. When I think of how little he really was, I wonder WHAT were we thinking?! He was a real shy boy and not independent at all but he really wanted to go to camp so we signed him up for a week at Ontario Pioneer Camp. As the weeks got closer he got more excited and Mommy got more nervous. I figured some comforts from home would be helpful so I made sure to pack his fave stuffies, pictures of friends and family and a new letter to open every day. I packed all his daily...

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It’s 2017 – Who goes to Camp?

It’s 2017 – Who goes to Camp? by Mike Gordon The reality is summer camp ministry across the country is alive and well! Camps like Pioneer Camp continue to make incredible impacts in the lives of young people, helping to further their relationship with Jesus. However, through my travels across the country, I sometimes hear people say “It’s 2017, who goes to Camp?”, as if it’s a thing of the past… So, who goes? People looking for Adventure Yes, summer is coming up soon and we dream about all the things we can do with our two months off – But honestly, sleeping...

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Three Reasons Why We Send Our Son to Camp

Three Reasons Why We Send Our Son To Camp by Herbie Kuhn Let me begin by setting the record straight: I love Jesus and I love sports. I believe that by loving Jesus wholeheartedly, He allows my passion for Him and for sports to intertwine, helping me grow as a man. I am mindful of keeping Him as the “main thing.” I also really appreciate outdoor activities, being surrounded by nature (a.k.a. God’s creation!). I grew up a short walk from Lake Ontario and some of my deepest times of community with God have taken place by the water’s edge. Also, learning about...

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4 Ways Getting Involved on Campus is a lot like Capture the Flag

4 Ways Getting Involved on Campus is a lot like Capture the Flag If you’re like me when I was a student, your spiritual life can be traced in a predictable annual rhythm. It spikes around June as you anticipate camp starting in a few weeks, peaks in late August when you’ve been at camp for a while, and then slowly withers from Thanksgiving weekend until the following spring, when you start to think “should I go back to camp again this year?” That was my story year after year as I experienced God in such profound ways at camp, but struggled to find genuine, transformative community...

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4 Ways to Create a Culture of Thankfulness in Your Home

4 Ways to Create a Culture of Thankfulness in Your Home Thanksgiving is almost upon us and let’s be honest, it can sometimes be a bit crazy. The value of thankfulness can easily get lost in the panic of almost burning the pie and trying to remember not to say certain things around specific family members. Although it can be a struggle for all of us, thankfulness is an integral part of our faith and if it isn’t in the culture of our family, it likely won’t be lived out in the daily lives of our kids. My parents, or the “rents” as I like to call them, really instilled...

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The 3 Secrets Camps Know About Creating Leaders

A few summers ago I took two of our key staff members to observe Ontario Pioneer Camp’s locations while they were in action. After 36 hours of being on site, their number one observation was this...

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Camp Tips from one Parent to Another

Every first-time camp parent has been there... Driving up the camp road with that nervous / excited feeling, anticipating what your child has in store for them, and the rush of emotions that hit you when you first meet the counselor and you process that this will be the person caring for your little one...

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Not Your Ordinary Summer

Such ‘Nick’ moments happen all the time. But that doesn’t make them commonplace. Every moment signals something special happening in the life of a camper. Every moment adds up to an incredible experience, newly developed skills, increased faith and maturing character...

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Ontario Pioneer Camp
942 Clearwater Lake Road
Port Sydney, Ontario
P0B 1L0

1.800.361. CAMP (2267)


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