contact us

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

PWCC Blog

A Message to All Parents - From Pearce Williams

Matt Honsberger

This is why your child needs to go to camp.

We believe that every child deserves a week of camp. Every. Single. Child.

As a parent himself, Joe explains why we feel so strongly about this in the video below.

Pearce Parents out there, what do you think? Why do you send your child to camp? Let us know in the comments and please feel free to pass this on to other parents.

Your Child Is Ready for Overnight Camp

Matt Honsberger

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They are ready for camp, and you are ready to send them!

Parents and Guardians,

You want your child to be successful. We do too. That’s why sending your child to camp is one of the best things to do for them as they grow. If you have a 5 to 9 year old, this is the perfect opportunity to give them a head start in developing independence, self-confidence and positive growth. All things that will help them become strong and confident adults. Have an older camper? It’s not too late!


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WILL THEY BE SAFE AT OVERNIGHT CAMP?

Yes! At Pearce Williams, our priority is your child's safety. We ensure a ratio of at least 3 campers to one leader. This will keep them safe while they have a great camp experience.

WHAT IF THEY MISS HOME?

That's okay! We train our staff specifically to help campers understand that missing home is normal and to help them focus on all the fun they will have at camp.

WHAT IF I'M THE ONE THAT ISN'T READY?

We understand. Your child is the most important thing in the world to you. Our directors and admin team will work with you every step of the way to help you feel comfortable.


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Get ready for the summer of 2019!

Come and experience all Pearce Williams has to offer your child and family.


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Discover Camp Day

May 26 – 1-4pm

Spend a Sunday afternoon in May with your family enjoying the outdoors and meeting our camp staff. This is an open house style event. Enjoy camp tours, snacks and family fun!

Family & Alumni Camp

June 28th – July 1st

The perfect way for the whole family to experience Pearce Williams! We do the cooking, cleaning and entertaining to help you kick off the summer with your family the right way!

Primary Camp

August 6-9 – Ages 5-9

This is it! Primary Camp is a short, fun-filled week of camp specifically for our youngest campers. Our expert staff can't wait to show your campers the best week ever!



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Get in touch!

We love to talk about camp. If you have any questions about how we can make camp happen for your camper, please let us know!

519-764-2317

info@campisbetter.com


PEARCE WILLIAMS

8009 IONA ROAD, FINGAL, ON

20 MINUTES FROM ST. THOMAS

35 MINUTES FROM LONDON

Camp Eats #1 - Momma Bear's No Bake

Matt Honsberger

It’s cold outside, warm up with some delicious camp food!

Momma Bear, our fantastic Head Cook!

Momma Bear, our fantastic Head Cook!

Let’s make some camp goodies!

If you’re stuck at home, here’s a classic camp recipe that you and your campers can easily make! No bake is a staple of our cookout night dinners. Sweet, sticky and easy to make! A big thanks to Momma Bear for giving us the inside scoop! Stay tuned for more!

Momma Bear’s No Bake

https://minimalistbaker.com/coconut-no-bake-cookies/

https://minimalistbaker.com/coconut-no-bake-cookies/

Ingredients

Liquid:

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Dry:

  • 3 cups oatmeal

  • 3 Tbsp cocoa

  • 2/3 cup shredded or flaked sweetened coconut

Method

Combine liquid ingredients in a medium sized pot over medium-high heat. Stir until boiling. Remove from heat. Stir in dry ingredients all at once until combined well.  Eat warm from the pot with a spoon.

Alternative: drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper lined cookie sheets and chill until firm.

It's Hard Raising Children Today - Pearce Williams Wants to Help

Matt Honsberger

You want the best for your child, and so do we.

Camp teaches kids to be their weird, awesome, selves!

Camp teaches kids to be their weird, awesome, selves!

It’s hard raising children today. There are so many pressures on you as a parent. You worry about your children, about their school, their team, their future lives. You have an important job – raising your children to be good people.

You want the best for your child and so do we.

You make choices each day to help your child grow into a caring and confident person and we want to help you on this journey.

Pearce Williams was started by people like you - people who want the best for their children. People who want children to grow up to be good people, decent people, caring people.

Invest in your children by sending them to summer camp. You will help your children develop self-esteem, confidence, independence and many more life skills that will help them succeed.

Summer camp helps you raise children who turn into leaders, thinkers and doers. Summer camp gives your children the ability to learn and discover who they are away from their everyday lives. Summer camp gives you a safe space to allow your child to grow.

Pearce Williams is summer camp.

You want the best for your child and so do we. Register for camp today.

 
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December In Pictures - 2018

Matt Honsberger

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

What you see:

  • Joe, Iscus, Brother Bill and a bunch of camp directors at Pearce Williams’ annual Camp Director’s conference, ThinkCamp

  • Iscus presenting at the Society of Camp Director’s Conference in Michigan

  • The rocking chairs, wagons and tables all tucked in for the winter

  • Some beautiful winter scenes from the beginning of the month

  • Shots of the “new” medic station, Camp Director and Executive Director’s office

  • Mailings, Christmas Cards and Give the Gift of Camp T-Shirts ready to go out!

Pearce Williams at the CECI Inside Ride

Matt Honsberger

PW Staff and Campers Representing at the CECI Inside Ride!

We’re so proud of our campers, staff and all of the participants of the CECI Inside Ride on December 5th, 2018.

Together, the participants raised $22,708 towards cancer research and support organizations!

Way to go, everyone!

Check out this great video and see how many Pearce Williams Campers and Staff you can spot!

Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYZbrM0gr7c


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!