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Use the form on the right to contact Pearce Williams.

We love to talk about summer camp and our facility.  If you are looking for camp information, rental information, school program details or just want to say hello - fill out the form to the right.

8009 Iona Road
Fingal, ON, N0L 1K0
Canada

(519) 764-2317

At Pearce Williams Summer Camp & Retreat Facility, our aim is to provide the best summer camp experience for your child. Pearce Williams strives to do this in a non-competitive, caring way, allowing your child to discover the world around them, while promoting success, self-confidence and self-esteem in a safe, secure and stimulating environment, while living and growing within our Christian community.

The emphasis is always on participation, effort and attitude! We feel that camp is a unique place where every child can be a winner. We provide campers with the opportunity to become part of a family, where they can take healthy risks, get rewarded for successes and develop self-esteem and life skills. In the meantime they will learn about independence, interdependence, tolerance, responsibility, friendship and loyalty.

It is at summer camp that they learn to take risks, learn to resolve conflicts in a natural manner, learn to appreciate and protect our environment, learn to stay healthy, learn to be responsible for their personal belongings, and learn to have fun with unabashed enthusiasm.

Every Child Deserves a Week at Camp

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Summer Camps Make Kids Resilient

Matt Honsberger

You help children be resilient by sending them to camp.

You believe in strong, resilient children. You believe in giving kids tools like grit, focus and tenacity. We’re here to help.

Check out this great article on how camp helps to foster resiliency in children.

 Strong, resiliant, kids. It’s what camp DOES!

Strong, resiliant, kids. It’s what camp DOES!

Read The Article Here

(Source: Psychology today, Michael Unger, Ph. D.)

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November In Pictures - 2018

Matt Honsberger

Photos, and their stories, from November 2018 at Pearce Williams.

What you see:

  • Flash and the BIGGEST yellow spotted salamander we’ve ever seen!

  • The first coat of snow in 2018

  • Students from the School Within a College program at St. Clair College

  • The dreaded “Bullring Candelabra” that the SWAC students and Global Leadership Program students have undertook this month

  • The Longhouse’s stained glass undergoing work thanks to a generous donation from the Stansell family, the grandchildren of the original dedication

  • The donors, Skip and Beth “Toots” Phoenix (campers in ‘61!) and Norm and Ann Stansell

  • A deer! The first one with it’s antlers that we’ve seen this year

  • Spot the staffy! Iscus ran into Birdy in Toronto!

  • The newly sanded and coated floors in the Farmhouse!

Because of camp...the staff experience

Matt Honsberger

This summer will be something magical…

At the end of the summer at Pearce Williams we ask our staff to finish the following sentence: “Because of camp I…” It was very interesting to see our staff’s responses to this simple statement.

Here are some of the Because Of Camp answers from Pearce Williams Staff:

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  1. Because of camp I am able to be 100% me.

  2. Because of camp I have learned to appreciate the small things more than ever before.

  3. Because of camp I have been inspired to appreciate each moment individually and each person differently.

  4. Because of camp… I have confidence, strength and courage. I am willing to challenge myself and accept failure knowing I will one day succeed. I have created lifelong friendships with the people that inspire me the most.

  5. Because of camp I am the person I am today and will forever be grateful, I have a place to call home and I have the best job in the world.

  6. Because of camp I am able to get in front of any crowd and feel relaxed. I have been able to grow in confidence, and can firmly say that I know what I want to do with the rest of my life.

  7. Because of camp I know that I want to spend the rest of my life working with kids!

  8. Because of camp I believe in the youth of our generation.

  9. Because of camp I can be who I want to be not who other people want me to be.

  10. Because of camp I have realized the who God wants me to be, it has shown me my strengths and weaknesses, my inside and out. I have learned to keep the friends I have made at camp very close for they have my back and I have theirs and what it truly means to work as a team. I have learned how to truly dare greatly!

  11. Because of camp I am not afraid to be myself and to dare greatly

  12. Because of camp, I am able to be completely myself without being judged, I am able to be inspired by every single camper that comes to camp, I am able to appreciate every moment of life because camp had shown me just how special they are.

  13. Because of camp I have grown so much and will continue to grow as a person.

  14. Because of camp I have confidence and direction for the rest of my life.

  15. Because of camp I got the opportunity to go out of my comfort zone and make new friends and explore new places.

  16. Because of camp I have been able to see a noticeable change in myself (for the better) and have been able to make friends that will last a very long time. I also find myself very relaxed, a feeling which is not usually present in my life.

  17. Because of camp I feel like Lora is just a name and behind it is the person I have constructed to fit into society and their expectations of me where as Bam Bam is my identity, it is who I want myself to be.

  18. Because of camp I get to surround myself with people, staff and campers alike, that inspire me every single day. These people have also allowed me to discover myself, and to grow into the best me I can be.

  19. Because of camp I will be changed for the better.


Camp is a powerful place for our campers, but also a powerful place for our young staff to grow and become their true selves.

Get ready for a summer of change, growth and the best summer job you will ever have.

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The Best Gift You Can Give A Child - Camp!

Matt Honsberger

Give The Gift Of Camp This Christmas!

Give an experience like no other this Christmas. Give your child the gift of camp!

Register by December 9th and get an exclusive Pearce Williams T-Shirt delivered to you to open on Christmas morning!

Also check out this great video on why experiences are the best types of gifts to give this holiday season!

Fire Safety Renovations - Part 2!

Matt Honsberger

Your donations…hard at work!

October has been a month of HUGE progress and change at camp. Thanks to our donors and supporting organizations, we have begun a large portion of the work on all aspects of our fire safety upgrades.

In the past 5 weeks, we have seen…

  • A new hood, fire suppression system and ovens at Pearce Hall (you can almost smell Mama Bear’s baking from here!)

  • Metal doors installed at the East Camp portables, in the dorms and in some of the cabins (thanks to the volunteers who came out for door day!)

  • New wiring for exit signs, smoke detectors, fire alarms and smoke detectors (our installer Jeremy is a great guy!)

  • Insulating the dorm roof and adding fire separation in between the two levels (Flash’s new superhero name is Capt. Dusty!)

  • Moving the offices, tearing up the carpets and boxing off the door to what will now be Joe’s office (Check out the old wall paper in what used to be the medic station!)

These are your donations at work. You are responsible for our growth, making camp even more safe, and for Pearce Williams continuing on for generations to come.

November is shaping up to be just as busy. We’ve got some big announcements coming up about more work on site, so stay tuned!

Click here to find out more about the Fire Order, our Fire Safety campaign and to donate.

Full Parent & Guardian Survey Results

Matt Honsberger

The Full Results Of Our Parent Survey!

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We are so proud to share the results of our Summer 2018 parent survey!

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Being included, having fun and wanting to go back, now that's something we can all get behind!

It was great to see so many of our parent surveys come back with amazing reviews and testimonies from their camper's time at Pearce Williams! 

A huge thanks to all the parents/guardians who filled out a survey for this summer.


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Thanks! You’re awesome!


A big congratulations to the winner of our survey draw, the Peacock family!

 

Parent & Guardian Survey Results

Matt Honsberger

100% of Parents Think This About Pearce Williams!

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Being included, having fun and wanting to go back, now that's something we can all get behind!

We were so glad to see so many of our parent surveys come back with amazing reviews and testimonies from their camper's time at Pearce Williams! 

A huge thanks to all the parents/guardians who filled out a survey for this summer. We'll announce our winner of the week of camp draw mid-September.

Stay tuned for more testimonies and stories!