Summer Camps

Owen Sound, Ontario
“Word of Life Youth Camp was the highlight of my year!”

OUR UNIQUE PROGRAM

Word of Life Youth Camp offers your favorite camp activities with our beloved program that’s full of summer fun! Our trusted staff have been a part of what keeps campers coming back year after year. We have something for every camper, from our interactive bible teaching, red and blue team competition, high energy camp games, and exciting elective activities that allow campers to learn new skills, get creative, and work together. Campers will have a summer to remember with the memories they make!

OVERNIGHT CAMP

Summer 2023 Dates & Info

Teen Camp (Grades 7 -12)

Week 1: July 9 – 14
Week 2: July 16 – 21

Kids Camp (Grades 1 – 6)

Week 3: July 23 – 28
Week 4: July 30 – August 4

*These dates are tentative and subject to change

CAMP PRICES

Overnight Camp Regular Price – $450/week
Overnight Camp Early Bird Price – $415/week (available till May 1st)

DROP OFF/PICK UP TIMES

Overnight Camp
Arrival: Sunday at 2:00 – 4:00pm
Departure: Friday at 7:00pm

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Incredible Counsellors
  • Hot & Delicious Meals Served All Week
  • Elective Activities
    • Archery
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Athletics
    • Low Ropes
    • Paintball*
    • Wilderness Adventure
    • *Only available for teen camp for additional cost
  • Regular Camp Activities
    • Bible Hour
    • Camp Dress-Up
    • Crafts
    • Gagaball
    • Skit Night
    • Swimming
    • Team Competition
    • Tournaments
    • 100 ft. Slip n’ Slide
    • 9-Square
    • And Much More!
  • Activities for Additional Cost
    • Snack Shack
    • Tie-Dye T-Shirt
    • Paintball*
    • *Only available for teen camp for additional cost

SCHOLARSHIPS & DISCOUNTS

FRIEND DISCOUNT

If you are a returning camper and you bring a friend who has never come before, you will received 10% off.

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.

*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 OVERNIGHT CAMP

Personal Items

R

Bedding

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

PANTS

R

T-SHIRTS

R

sweatshirts

R

underwear

R

modest length shorts

R

hat

R

rain coat

R

sneakers

R

sandals

R

swimwear Note

Girls – please bring one-piece suits

Boys – please do not bring brief style suits

Optional:

R

kleenex

R

sunscreen

R

flashlight

R

insect repellent

Other

R

Bible

R

Notebook

R

Pen

Do not bring

Q

Cell phones

Q

Cameras

Q

Personal gaming / music devices

Q

Knives

Q

Inappropriate clothing

Q

Note: Alcohol, tobacco products and inappropriate literature are prohibited!

DAY CAMP

Summer 2023 Dates & Info

Kids Camp (Grades 1 – 6)

Week 5 – August 6 – 11
Week 6 – August 14 – 18

*These dates are tentative and subject to change

CAMP PRICES

Day Camp Regular Price – $250/week

 

DROP OFF/PICK UP TIMES

Day Camp
Monday – Friday
Arrival: 8:30 – 9:00am
Departure: 4:15 – 4:45pm
*Owen Sound pick-up location may be available upon request.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Incredible Counsellors
  • Hot & Delicious Lunches (Monday – Friday)
  • Elective Activities
    • Archery
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Athletics
    • Low Ropes
    • Wilderness Adventure
    • Regular Camp Activities
    • Bible Hour
    • Camp Dress-Up
    • Crafts
    • Gagaball
    • Skit Night
    • Swimming
    • Team Competition
    • Tournaments
    • 100 ft. Slip n’ Slide
    • 9-Square
    • And Much More!
  • Activities for Additional Cost
    • Snack Shack
    • Tie-Dye T-Shirt

SCHOLARSHIPS & DISCOUNTS

FRIEND DISCOUNT

If you are a returning camper and you bring a friend who has never come before, you will receive 10% off.

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.

*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 DAY CAMP

Clothing

R

Weather appropriate clothing

R

Sneakers

R

Hat

R

Swim suit & towel

Girls – please bring one-piece suits;
Boys – please do not bring brief style suits

Optional:

R

Insect repellent

R

Sunscreen

Other

R

Bible

R

Pen

R

Notebook

Do not bring

Q

Cell phones

Q

Cameras

Q

Personal gaming / music devices

Q

Knives

Q

Inappropriate clothing

Q

tobacco products

Q

Note: Alcohol, tobacco products and inappropriate literature are prohibited!

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.

Do you cater to food allergies and special diets?

Yes, we do. Special arrangements for dietary needs can be accommodated if we are notified ahead of time.

What is the Snack Shack and how much money should I put toward it?

Campers can purchase snacks and other merchandise like t-shirts, hoodies, and Word of Life Quiet Time Diaries at the Snack Shack.

The Snack Shack is open every afternoon and most evenings. The typical amount put toward the Snack Shack is between $15 – $35. Parents can also place daily spending limits.

We strongly advise depositing spending money at registration. Each day the campers can go to the Snack Shack and purchase something from the money deposited to their tab.

Any remaining balance is returned on the last day of camp during checkout.

Where are you located?
We recommend using Google Maps as the most reliable GPS for finding our location. Our address is 617796 Grey Road 18, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 5W4.

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 Road 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 Road 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.

Can I see pictures from my time at Recharge?

Visit our Flickr page at flickr.com/wordoflifecanada to see pictures from Summer 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 an important part of our program. Our counsellors are made up of college aged students from the Word of Life Bible Institute and trusted volunteers who undergo intensive training to best care for and invest in each camper.

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.
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