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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 Christian Centre 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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Meet the 2018 Staff! - Part 4

Matt Honsberger

We are so lucky to have these awesome folks ready to serve the campers of 2018. Get to know them!

Today, we'd like you to say hello to...

Patches, Benny, Perri, Thump and Venus!


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Patches

I decided to work at Pearce Williams this summer because I really can't see myself working anywhere else. I've never been part of such an accepting, positive, and loving community as PWCC. It may be said a lot, but I feel like I'm my best self when I'm at camp. It's a place where you can grow as a person and a leader, and always feel safe and welcome.

My hope for the campers of 2018 is for them to discover something they love. Whether it be new friends, a game, a song, a story- anything that they can bring home to keep the magic of camp with them after the summer ends.


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Benny

Campers are the best friends you don’t get to talk to all year round and then when summer comes you are COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS until you get to see them. There are more kids than I can possibly name who I spent time with as a staff member last summer but often I will remember something we did at camp or something a camper and I laughed about and I’ll just think to myself that there’s no way I can miss out on those moments this summer. Pearce Williams forced me to realize that I was meant to work with youth, because I CAN’T IMAGINE something that would bring me more happiness than spending time with people who so genuinely want to be doing what they are doing.

To the campers of this summer: I hope that you like hanging out with me just as much as I like hanging out with you, because if that’s how you feel about camp, you are so lucky. I hope you always feel so included in camp and amazing camp culture, because one of the things that makes Pearce such a place is all the things that are unique about it - this sounds cheesy, but honestly! I struggle to express how great camp is because I feel like I can never explain how amazing it is, but trust me, if your experience is anything like mine, you will not want to leave!


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Perri

PWCC has always been a second home to me. I do not think that I would be the same person I am today without it. Being on staff gives me an opportunity to spend more time at my favourite place and share my love for camp.

My hope for campers coming this summer is that they will learn something new about themselves that they did not know before coming to camp. I hope that they will also find a home at camp where they can truly be themselves.


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Thump

Growing up at camp has taught me how to be myself. Pearce Williams is a place for me to go where I feel welcomed and loved. It truly is my second home. I have chosen to work here because camp is where I can disconnect from the outside world with some of the most amazing people possible. I came to camp alone as a little 8 year old and left with a life time friend who is now a counsellor alongside me. My favourite memories are at camp, signing songs and playing games are my favourite things to do but what I love most of all is meeting new campers and sharing my passion of camp with them. Teaching them the songs I love and sharing stories makes me the happiest person in the world!

My hope for this summer is to make every camper feel loved. I want to give campers the experience of a life time! I hope every camper leaves with a sense of belonging. I want them to know they have a purpose in life. There are so many great things at camp, so many places to explore, I can't wait to show my campers why I love camp.


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Venus

This year I left to continue my education journey at university. Many aspects of my life have changed drastically but I knew that I would be right back home for the summer of 2018. When i use the word home however I don't refer to the house in which my parents live but in fact Camp. Camp is the place where I can let my inner weirdness out to play. It lets me make a difference in somebodies life as well as let others affect me in a positive way. Pearce Williams has helped me become a better person and I hope that I as a Pearce Williams staff member can help a camper become a better person as well.

This year I get the pleasure of working with the older campers. I cannot tell you how excited I am for this opportunity. To help grow the future staff of Pearce Williams helps me ensure campers happiness in years to come. I hope to pass on knowledge to these campers so they can one day pass on that knowledge to someone else. Overall I hope each camper as the best summer camp experience possible in 2018.

Only a few more staff spaces remain!

Matt Honsberger

Male Counsellors - Apply Here!

 
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Whoever said that you can't have it both ways has clearly never worked as a PWCC staff member!

Have the best summer yet. Join our staff team! We are looking HARD to find some amazing male counsellors to join us this summer.

If you are, or know any guys who want to help kids have an amazing camp experience, send them to campisbetter.com/staff or email Iscus at iscus@campisbetter.com.

Meet the 2018 Staff! - Part 3

Matt Honsberger

Even more staff ready for even more fun!

Today, we'd like you to say hello to...

Lou-Who, Blast, Heather, Splits and North!


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Lou-Who

I chose to work at Pearce Williams this summer because PWCC gives its campers the tools to become their best selves and I know I couldn't miss out on being apart of that process. Camp has helped me become who I am today: a passionate, constantly curious, focused individual who is determined to help pour energy back towards our campers. I can't wait to spend this camping season with Pearce Williams again!

My hope for the campers of the summer of 2018 is to experience Pearce Williams programming like they never have before. With countless staff making every day of their week special and memorable, I hope they walk away at the end of the week with a big smile on their face, grass stains on their knees, and with the summer of 2018 in their hearts.


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Blast

I decided to work at PWCC this summer because there is honestly nowhere else I would rather be! PWCC is the place where I get to be myself, meet new friends and create memories that I will never forget. Camp has a very special place in my heart and I know it is where I belong.

My hope for the campers of 2018 is for them to be able to see how truly amazing camp is. I want the campers to have such an incredible experience at camp that they won’t want to leave at the end of the week. I want them to experience new things, make lots of friends, and fall in love with camp the way I did as a camper!


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Heather (Camp Name TBD!)

I decided to work at camp this summer because I want to build relationships with new people, and continue to build existing ones. I want to go to school to be an ECE, and I think camp is a very good place to gain experience. I also heard so many amazing stories from my sister (Polo) and I want to make my own amazing camp memories.

I hope that the campers will have an amazing experience at camp. I hope they feel comfortable being themselves and have a great time making amazing memories. I also hope that they will grow in their relationship with God and others.


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Splits

I’m excited to come back to a place where I spent many years as a camper to provide current campers with many great memories, like the ones I have!  I decided to work at PWCC because of the capabilities it has.  Camp has the unique ability to bring in kids from so many different backgrounds for a week where we can all be in fellowship with one another, and in a space where we can talk about God and learn more about who He is.

My hope for campers is that they can look back on their time at Pearce Williams fondly.  Pearce Williams is a place where memories are made daily, and I want to be able to see as many different smiles as I possibly can in a day!  I hope campers feel free to ask questions, try new things, and go outside the realm of possibilities to make their own discoveries in life.


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North

When I was little camp was the one part of my life I could never imagine giving up, the one place that meant more to me than anywhere else. The magic of camp left me with special memories, friends that feel like family and clothes that will forever smell like a campfire. All year I would wait for the day where I could see my beautiful happy place grow closer and closer in the front window of my car. As I grew older and out of my camper years, I felt a hole in my heart that I filled by becoming a counsellor. Being a counsellor at PWCC has allowed me to work an entire summer but to never once feel like I’m working. Camp makes me laugh, share my passions and be my fullest, most genuine self.

I hope that the campers of 2018 wake up on their last morning with that bittersweet feeling of never wanting to leave. I want them to feel the peacefulness of going to sleep with sore feet and heavy eyes after a day of fun and laughter. I want them to lay outside on camp-out night, huddled together, trying not to wake up nearby cabins with their laughter. I want them to feel the happiest and safest that they have ever felt and forget about the real world for as long as they can. I want them to feel loved and to come home with endless stories and memories that will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

Job Posting - Part Time Maintenance Staff

Matt Honsberger

A perfect job for a handy retiree!

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We're hiring a part-time maintenance staff!

Pearce Williams Christian Centre is looking for qualified Maintenance Staff.  The Maintenance Staff will be responsible for a variety of tasks, including but not limited to, cleaning, lawn cutting, gardening, repairs, demolition and general maintenance.

If you are, or know someone who would be a great fit get info, or send in a resume to info@campisbetter.com

View the job posting here

Meet the 2018 Staff! - Part 2

Matt Honsberger

Oh hey! It's some more 2018 staff!

Today, we'd like you to say hello to

Ica, Chica, Azula, Compass and Anya!


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Ica

I missed being at PWCC last summer but had some great adventures while I was away.  This summer I thought about finding a summer job that isn't as exhausting.  I thought about just taking the summer off and doing nothing.  But I decided to come back.  Why you ask? Camp is where I feel most myself.  So, selfishly, that's one reason I'm glad to be back.  But it's more than that.  This summer I want to be a part of creating lifelong memories for campers and staff.  I want to teach someone something new.  I want to help people see the good in themselves that they might be struggling to see.  I want to wake up after a week of little sleep and feel the camper's excitement and energy give me the boost I need to get my energy level back up.  I want to leave a legacy of positive vibes and kindness.

My hope for the campers of 2018 is that each and every one of them will find a place to belong at Pearce Williams.  I hope that they will feel the excitement and energy of camp, but also be able to reflect in those quiet moments that arise.  I hope that they will leave with a renewed sense of who they are and what makes them special.  But most importantly, I hope that each camper will have the opportunity to leave the week with a memory of a moment that will carry them through until next summer when they come back home for another week of camp.


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Chica

To be honest, it’s been difficult adjusting to having two jobs, and going through applications for camp and such. But that makes it all the more worth it! During the summer, I know that the hard work I put in will have a great outcome, and as a previous camper, I can truly say that every moment matters, and every interaction with a camper matters. Camp makes me better, and I can’t wait to show others how amazing it really is.

My hope for campers this summer is to find joy in the little things. There are so many big things to love about camp, but I know that there are also little things, and I’m so excited to show campers my favourite things: the smell of the cabin in the morning, the morning dew, and the sun when it’s just about to go down.


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Azula

I chose to work at camp this summer because camp is my summer home. There are so many great people at camp that I can just be myself around. When I was a camper I always looked up to my counsellor and told myself that I wanted to be like them one day. Now I have that chance to give campers a great week at camp just like my counsellors did for me.

This summer I hope to give campers the best week away from home possible. I want them to have the unforgettable camp experience that I had!


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Compass

Why did I decide to work at PWCC this summer? Well Pearce Williams has been my home since I was 5. I still remember one of my first counsellor named Toes, she made me feel important. I decided to work here because I want to be a counsellor who changes kids lives and makes them feel important and accepted. A counsellor who knows how to comfort campers but also knows when to step back and let them learn. I decided to work at PWCC because I want to be the best counsellor I can be.

My hopes for campers of 2018. I hope they find a new talent like gaga ball or a best friend that will last a life time. My biggest hope for the campers of 2018 is that they leave camp feeling appreciated for who they are.


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Anya (Camp name TBD!)

Camp has always been the place where I have felt most at home. Whether I was 7 or 17, being able to spend a week or a whole summer out in nature, truly connecting with God, myself, and others around me has allowed me to take that time to step back from my busy city life to just live in the moment. Although I have never been to PWCC before, I am confident that it is a place where I can continue in my journey to grow and learn through camp, and help the campers to do the same.

I hope that the family we make at camp gives the campers a home to look forward to coming to year after year, and that the friends and memories they make carry through the years, as my camp experiences have. At the end of their time, I want campers to be able to take those good times with them as a puzzle piece through their journey of life, and to be able to leave behind whatever they have going on outside of camp to truly just live for the moment. In the end, I want campers to be able to have the great same experiences I have had, and I'm looking forward to helping to make that happen.