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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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Thank you ISCUS!

Shannon Glanville

Iscus, you will be missed! Thank you for 3 years of service at Pearce Williams! Here are some of the many farewell messages from your Pearce Williams family.


Iscus, it has been such an amazing experience working with you over the last 2 years. You have brought many new ideas to camp which have in turn become part of the current fabric of Pearce Williams. Your passions for music, social outreach, self care, and outdoor education have had a huge impact on campers, summer staff and full-time staff. Thank you for being a key part to the magic that is camp!


Just remember, this is just a goodnight, not a goodbye.


Iscus, thank you for the devotion and faith you have put into camp and the people who make it what it is. I have a hard time recalling a time when we weren't friends, no more than that, brothers. Camp has been blessed with your leadership and character. I pray you will continue to shine to those around you as you did for the campers, counsellors, staff, leadership team, and parents.


P.S. (don’t forget to rock your crocs)

October In Pictures - 2019

Matt Honsberger

Photos, and their stories, from October 2019 at Pearce Williams.

What you see:

  • Photos from our 2 Outdoor Ed days this month with Moutsfield and Cleardale PS

  • Shannon accepting the 2019 myFM Spirit award for best Summer Camp in Elgin County!

  • Iscus, Folds and Baya at the Norfolk County Fair

  • Some photos of the beautiful fall colours at camp

  • Our new shipping container and the beginnings of a new floor for the barn!

  • A new top for our road-sign!

  • A new toy for John Deere. Fences (and a hammock village?) to come!

  • Our new Camp Director, (and old friend) Butter!

  • The moving of the shipping containers.

New Camp Director Announced!

Matt Honsberger

Welcome home, Butter!

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We are very excited to let you know that, after an extensive search, we have found our next summer camp director. Lindsey “Butter” Feltis will be joining us as our full-time camp director in the new year. Here’s a hello message from our incoming director”

“Hello everyone! I am SO excited to be Pearce Williams’ next camp director. For those of you who know me, you know my love for camp, especially Pearce Williams, runs deep. For those of you who don’t know me, hi, I’m Butter and I can’t wait to meet you.

I was only 11 years old the first summer I went to Pearce Williams and I had NO idea what a profound impact this incredible place would have on me. After that first summer, I returned as a camper for many summers, then as a CIT, as a camp counsellor and eventually as the camper-counsellor-care coordinator in the summer of 2015. Working at Pearce Williams was what inspired me to pursue my degree in Psychology and this past summer, I found my way home to Pearce Williams to conduct research for my master’s thesis.

Spending this past summer at Pearce Williams reminded me how beautiful our site is, how amazing our staff are, and how transformative time at camp can be. And now, I can’t wait to spend more summers at Pearce Williams, in this brand new, very exciting, capacity.

If you have any questions, comments or ideas, or just want to chat, please feel free to shoot me an email butter@campisbetter.com and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

I want to thank Joe and the board, and the entire hiring committee, for this INCREDIBLE opportunity and I can’t wait to begin.

To the future of Pearce Williams 🧡💚 I can’t wait to change lives and make magic with all of you. Life is good, camp is better.”

Welcome to the team Butter and welcome home!

Parent & Guardian Survey Results - 2019

Matt Honsberger

The Full Results Of Our Parent Survey!

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We are so proud to share the results of our Summer 2019 parent survey!

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A huge SWEET YEAH to all those who filled out our parent survey this summer.

We had over 120 responses to the survey and each one of them helped us to tell our story better and improve camp for the future.

We received some amazing testimonies about the impact that camp has had on the lives of our campers.

⁠⁠The winner of the free week at camp for 2020 has been picked! The winning family has graciously decided to anonymously re-donate the week of camp to a family they know.⁠

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Thanks! You’re awesome!

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A goodbye letter, from Iscus

Matt Honsberger

To the Pearce Williams Community,

One of my favorite pictures of my home for the last three years.

One of my favorite pictures of my home for the last three years.

With an extremely heavy heart, I am announcing that as of November 2019, I will be leaving my position as Camp Director at Pearce Williams Summer Camp and Retreat Facility.

Before the summer of 2020, my partner and I will be following our passion for seeing the world through teaching and mission opportunities abroad.

In the fall, I will be assisting in preparing for the spring and summer of 2020 and working to create a smooth transition for a new Camp Director as they take on this wonderful role.

I am immensely grateful for the opportunity that I've had to be a servant of the Pearce Williams over the last three years. I'm proud of the work that we have all put into making camp better, safer and more magical. It was, and is, an honour to be a part of this place and this community.

To the campers and camper families who I've gotten to know online and in person, thank you for trusting camp with your children. Thank you for the emails, phone calls and camp visits where you taught me about how special this place is to you and your kids.

To the summer staff and alumni, especially those I've worked with since my beginning at Pearce Williams, thank you for growing with me and allowing me to share my experiences as a new person in this community. You all have a special place in my heart.

To Shannon, Joe, Flash, David and Matt, thank you for being my year-round colleagues. I'll miss our weekly meetings, lunches on the porch and getting to laugh and grow with you every day. You all truly made this place feel like home for me.

This has been an incredibly fun and life-changing experience for me. I am leaving on what I feel is such a great wave of positivity at Pearce Williams and I can't wait to hear how we will grow even more with a new Camp Director.

Thanks for the day, comrades. More love, stand firm and be together.

Matt “Iscus” Honsberger

Thanks for the summers, friends!

Thanks for the summers, friends!

If you are interested in being the next Camp Director at Pearce Williams, view the job posting here: https://www.campisbetter.com/directorjob

July In Pictures - 2019

Matt Honsberger

Photos, and their stories, from July 2019 at Pearce Williams.

What you see:

  • The Staff and CITs of 2019 after an amazing staff training week!

  • The winners of the best Pharoah Pharoah “UGH!” competition at July All Ages

  • Our first summer camp campfire of 2019!

  • Our good friend Markayios getting his 10 year camper board

  • The winners of the 2019 Pearce Palooza Sports Tournament (GO PURPLE!)

  • Scenes from our World Camp Immersive night during World Camp

  • Our friends from the Kenyan Alliance for the Advancement of Children’s Rights

  • The people and crafts of VBC Fingal