Summer Camps

Owen Sound, Ontario
“Word of Life Youth Camp was the highlight of my year!”
Grades 7-12
Grades 1-6

OUR UNIQUE PROGRAM

Our program is full of energy and exciting camp fun. Having a core counselling staff of college age counsellors ensures that your camper will have a fantastic camp experience. Our program is designed with your camper’s needs in mind. We have something for every camper from our energizing team and cabin competitions, to our exciting bible teaching. Campers are guaranteed to have the experience of a lifetime.

Early Bird Deadline

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TEEN CAMP

Grades 7-12

Summer 2019 Dates & Info

June 30 – July 5

Speaker: Mark Hall
(Hamilton, Bermuda)

July 7 – 12

Speaker: Peter Verkaik
(Owen Sound, Ontario)

July 14-19

Speaker: To be Decided

RATES & COSTS

Regular: $390/week

Early Bird: $355/week (Before May 1st, 2019)

Second Week: $250

Day Camp: $40/day

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • A mature and caring college-aged counsellor
  • All regular camp and cabin activities (snack shack and paintball are extra)
  • FREE Camp Team T-Shirt
  • FREE Mega Pizza Party and Ice Cream Party
  • 3 meals per day (Sunday Supper – Friday Supper)

SCHOLARSHIPS & DISCOUNTS

FRIEND DISCOUNT

If you are a returning camper and you bring a friend who has never come before, you will received 25% off. Bring 2 friends and receive 75% off. Bring 3 friends and come for free!

FAMILY DISCOUNT

Have more than one child in your family who wants to go to camp? Every second and subsequent child gets 10% off their camp fee. (That’s $39 off the regular price and $35.50 off the early bird price!)

*PLEASE NOTE: Campers/Families cannot combine both discounts. Discounts only apply to the first week of a multiple week stay and they do not apply for those receiving financial assistance.

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

We offer a scholarship fund to help youth come to camp who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it. Complete our Request for Financial Assistance to see if you qualify. Funds are limited so apply today!!

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP

Toiletries, Etc:

R

Sleeping Bag/bed sheets

R

Pillow

R

Face cloth

R

Towels

R

Tooth brush

R

Toothpaste

R

Hair Brush

R

Shampoo

R

Soap

R

Deodorant

Clothing:

R

Socks

R

Underwear

R

Pants

R

T-shirts

R

Sweatshirts

R

Modest length shorts

R

Sneakers

R

Rain coat

R

Sandals

R

Swimwear

Girls – one-piece suits;
Boys – swim trunks

Optional:

R

Kleenex

R

FLashlight

R

Insect repellent

R

Sunscreen

R

Camera

R

Sports equipment

Other

R

Bible

R

Notebook

R

Pen

Do not bring (prohibited items)

Q

Knives

Q

Inappropriate clothing

Q

Alcohol

Q

tobacco products

Q

inappropriate literature

Advisable not to bring

Q

Personal music equipment

Q

Personal gaming systems

Q

Cell phones

Q

iPod / Media players

KIDS CAMP

Grades 1-6

Summer 2019 Dates & Info

July 21-26

Speaker: Tim Chambers
(Owen Sound, Ontario)

July 28 – August 2

Speaker: David Profitt
(Chicago, Illinois)

August 4 – 9

Speaker: To be Decided

RATES & COSTS

Regular: $390/week

Early Bird: $355/week (Before May 1st, 2019)

Second Week: $250

Day Camp: $40/day

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • A mature and caring college-aged counsellor
  • All regular camp and cabin activities (snack shack and paintball are extra)
  • FREE Camp Team T-Shirt
  • FREE Mega Pizza Party and Ice Cream Party
  • 3 meals per day (Sunday Supper – Friday Supper)

SCHOLARSHIPS & DISCOUNTS

FRIEND DISCOUNT

If you are a returning camper and you bring a friend who has never come before, you will received 25% off. Bring 2 friends and receive 75% off. Bring 3 friends and come for free!

FAMILY DISCOUNT

Have more than one child in your family who wants to go to camp? Every second and subsequent child gets 10% off their camp fee. (That’s $39 off the regular price and $35.50 off the early bird price!)

*PLEASE NOTE: Campers/Families cannot combine both discounts. Discounts only apply to the first week if a multiple week stay and they do not apply for those receiving financial assistance.

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

We offer a scholarship fund to help youth come to camp who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it. Complete our Request for Financial Assistance to see if you qualify. Funds are limited so apply today!!

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP

Toiletries, Etc:

R

Sleeping Bag/bed sheets

R

Pillow

R

Face cloth

R

Towels

R

Tooth brush

R

Toothpaste

R

Hair Brush

R

Shampoo

R

Soap

R

Deodorant

Clothing:

R

Socks

R

Underwear

R

Pants

R

T-shirts

R

Sweatshirts

R

Modest length shorts

R

Sneakers

R

Rain coat

R

Sandals

R

Swimwear

Girls – one-piece suits;
Boys – swim trunks

Optional:

R

Kleenex

R

FLashlight

R

Insect repellent

R

Sunscreen

R

Camera

R

Sports equipment

Other

R

Bible

R

Notebook

R

Pen

Do not bring (prohibited items)

Q

Knives

Q

Inappropriate clothing

Q

Alcohol

Q

tobacco products

Q

inappropriate literature

Advisable not to bring

Q

Personal music equipment

Q

Personal gaming systems

Q

Cell phones

Q

iPod / Media players

CAMP INFO & FAQ’s

What is Word of Life Youth Camp?
Word of Life Youth Camp is a “non-denominational” residential Christian camp that has been used by families, social agencies and churches from all over Ontario for over 30 years.
What kind of things do you teach?

We teach the Bible as the holy and inspired Word of God. All of our teaching times are age appropriate and chosen based on the needs of the campers that attend our camp. Click here to see our statement of faith.

Where is the nearest professional health care facility?

We are fortunate enough to be located 13 minutes from both the Meaford and Owen Sound hospitals.  Parents and guardians are always notified if their camper is brought to a hospital for professional care.

Who are your medical providers on staff?

Because of our close proximity to the professional health care facilities, we are not required to have an RN on our staff.

Our medical person on staff at the very minimum will have certification in CPR and First Aid.

Who administers my child’s medication while at camp?

Our medical staff person administers all medication and keeps records of everything that is administered.

On registration day, we obtain written consent from the guardian to administer Tylenol, Ibuprofen and Gravol when appropriately needed.

All medication must be handed in upon arrival at registration.

Does your camp cater to food allergies and special diets?

Yes, we do. The food served is of the finest quality. It is prepared under strict supervision and a well-balanced diet is planned for each day. Our kitchen meals are peanut-free. However, some of our other activities could contain traces of, or have peanuts in them (Snack Shack, Pizza Party, Doughnut Party, Ice Cream Party and Campfire Treats).

Special arrangements for severe allergies can be accom­modated by emailing our head cook, Kevin Nugteren, at KevinNugteren@wol.ca.

Can I buy snacks and if so, how much money should I bring?

The Snack Shack is open every afternoon and most evenings. Parents may place daily limits on treats or total spending. Clothing and some books are also available.

At registration, spending money is deposited in the camper bank. Each day the camper may go to the Snack Shack and spend money from their account. Counsellors will assist those campers not accustomed to handling their own money. All campers are strongly advised to deposit all their money at registration.

Leftover money is returned on Friday morning.

Where are you located?

Our campus is located just 15 minutes east of Owen Sound on Grey Road 18, and 2.5 hours northwest from Toronto. We are 3 KM south of highway 26 on Grey Road 18.

From Highway 10/6 South, turn right at the lights in Rockford onto Grey Rd. 18. Follow the road to the end, then take a left up the hill. Word of Life will be on your left in 1.5km.

If you are coming from Highway 26 east, drive past Meaford, ON for about 15 minutes until you see the sign for Grey Rd. 18 on the left. Take a left turn and continue on Grey 18 for 3 km until you arrive at Word of Life on the right.

For a GPS please use Latitude and Longitude Coordinates: 44.5631109, -80.7356865

Can parents see pictures of their child at camp?

During registration you will receive a contact card with a web address. This will allow you to view photos of your child at camp.

How can parents get in touch with campers?

Send your child(ren) mail by sending your letter to camp@wol.ca. Letters will be delivered at meal time.

How qualified are your counsellors?

Counselling is the most important part of our program. Our counsellors include college aged students from the Word of Life Bible Institute. They take part in two weeks of intense training to prepare them to not only care for campers, but also to help them with life’s challenges.

How closely supervised are the campers?
Our counsellors are required to be with their campers 24/7. We have accountability measures in place to make sure this standard is upheld.
Do you give refunds if we come late or leave early?
There are no refunds for late arrivals or early withdrawals.
Is there a monthly payment option available?
Yes, there is. If you would like more information, please contact us.
Can we bring our own paintball guns/paint?
Campers may bring their own paintball guns if they can be set to our caliber of 275 feet per second; campers cannot bring their own paint. A paintball waiver needs to be signed by your parent in order to participate.
What are the cabin facilities like and what kind of bedding should I bring?
Campers sleep in dorm cabins that are equipped with bunk beds. It is suggested that each camper bring a sleeping bag and pillow. If this is not possible, sheets and blankets are suitable. The number of campers in each cabin depends upon the room assigned. There are a maximum of five campers to each counsellor.
Interested in working with us for a summer? Check out our Summer Training Program!