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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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BACKWARDS DAY!!!!

Melody Walker

Everything has turned upside down or should I say backwards?


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A villain has turned around time and camp has been running backwards all day. Staff members have their clothes on backwards, vespers and campfire happened at the beginning of the day and the first thing we ate was apple crisp dessert. All the campers seem very lost while others jumped right in and have their clothes backwards to.

It has been a crazy experience to change everything in the camp schedule. The camping world has been turned around. Hopefully this super villain puts things back to normal soon.

Check back here on the blog for more updates soon.

SESSIONS!!

Melody Walker

Choose what you want to do!


Pearce Williams is run with a choice based style. This means that every camper is given a choice between 4 sessions per session block for which they would like to attend. Camp does not just simply offer our standard sessions. Counselors create a passion based session in which they will lead through out the summer. Campers are also able to make a session themselves, we can then run the session if campers find five or more friends that would like to take part.

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Sessions have started for the week and many passion ones have been a hit. For example a session entitled "Fairy catching" was run today in which they would hunt and capture fairies around camp. We also had "Pearce Williams Rocks" lead in which you paint rocks then hide them on camp property for other campers to find. Lastly we had a camper suggested session of battle-stilt's training which was a huge success.

Check back for updates on what else is going on around camp this week

AN ENDING AND A NEW BEGINNING

Melody Walker

Our first week of camp has come and gone but our second week has just begun. Last week we ended with a bang and we continue it through the days to come. 
 


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Last week was tons of fun with Benji the beaver and some rascally bandits. By the end of the week the campers all helped out to find and collect our gold which they were later able to use for a western festival. Campers helped create memories that will hopefully last a lifetime. 

This week is themed Superhero Conference. We cannot wait to see what campers wear for a superhero costume. Campers will hopefully create their own superhero sometime this week as well.

Check back for some daily updates and have a super Monday.

IMMERSIVE NIGHT 2018

Melody Walker

Here at Pearce Williams we had our first Immersive night of 2018!


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Immersive night is a program run out of Pearce Williams world camp. World camp includes four buildings, the Thailand stilt hut, the shanties and the Mongolian yurt. Pearce Williams is incredibly unique for having these buildings. 

For Immersive night the campers are divided between the 3 areas and given supplies that would be typically found in the country of the building. The campers are then encouraged to trade food in order to make their supper for the night. However trading food is not all that happens at a Pearce Williams immersive night. Each building also has a water balloon in which represent's a baby. Whoever provides for the baby cannot leave their designated building. As well there are 3 campers who draw a misfortune which can include a "broken foot" or "malaria".

This Immersive night went incredibly well and most buildings had an appetizing supper. However there were some that ate a new meal entitled "ginger rice".  All campers had a great time and many are hoping to do it again and learn more about the world around us.

AAC1- GOLD RUSH!

Melody Walker

Here at Pearce Williams our first week of camp has started!


This week we have joined Sheriff Sam and Deputy Debra on their journey to rescue the town's gold from the mysterious bandits.

The Bandits have already taken over Pearce Hall once this week in which everyone had to go searching for their lunches. All was well however since there were clues left in which everyone was able to find their meals.

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Old Yeller (the dog) was brought into custody by Deputy Debra but was soon let go when Sheriff Sam realized he was to cool to get himself into trouble like that.

Who do you suspect the bandits are? Is it Sheriff Sam himself? Look for updates soon here on the Pearce Williams Blog.

In other breaking news, Benji the Beaver has been spotted at camp. Benji has been hiding in several different places this week including the graveyard and the Eco pond. Where will he hide next?

 

Anticipation For the Summer

Melody Walker

Looking just around the corner you can see that summer has arrived!


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Spring Staff is over, our school groups are done and summer is just around the corner! Leadership team has been working incredibly hard to make this summer incredible at Pearce Williams this year. Our week themes have come together and are as magical as ever. Don’t miss out on some fabolous adventures we are sure to have each and every day at camp this summer.

Today is the day we kick off our summer with family and alumni camp. All staff are busy bee’s preparing themselves for the weekend ahead. Are you ready for an incredible summer?  

Meet the 2018 Staff! - Part 6

Matt Honsberger

Oh hey! Check it out! More AMAZING staff!

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

Clue, Felix, Luke, Thomas and Target!


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Clue

I chose to work at Pearce Williams Christian Centre this summer, because it’s a truly amazing place and I want to help campers experience the camp magic that I found here. Being at camp helped me make close friends and create great memories that have lasted to this day. As a camper at Pearce Williams, my councillors were a main reason why I loved camp so dearly, and I hope I can have the same impact on campers this summer, and many more to come.

My hope for the campers this summer is, that they will make new friends and amazing memories that will carry them over to another summer with us, at Pearce Williams.


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Felix

I decided to work at PWCC because I’ve always enjoyed camp environment and thought it would be a fantastic way to spend my summer

My hope for the campers of 2018 is for them to have the time of their life and go home with new friends and memories to last a lifetime. I hope that 2018 will be the best year ever!


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Luke

I really enjoyed working with the younger Cadets as a Cadet and I'd like to hopefully help the campers have an amazing time at camp. The reason I chose this over something else I'd because I believe that this will be both an educational and exciting experience this summer.

 I hope to make sure the campers have a very exciting experience at camp and enjoy their time especially with wilderness camp. I also want to help make sure that they're very happy by the time that they leave and that they want to come back next year.


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Thomas

I decided to work at PWCC rather than anywhere else because I like to work with kids and make lots of friends and be outdoors

My hope for the campers of 2018 are that I want everyone to have a great time and learn something new


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Target

I decided to work at camp this summer because I love to help kids have a good time and help them enjoy the camp experience.

My hope for the campers of 2018 is that when they come to camp that they’ll want to keep coming back because they love the camp experience.

Why working at camp can change your life...join us and see for yourself!

Matt Honsberger

Pearce Williams is still hiring!

That's right! There are even more chances to join the PWCC staff team and these positions start NOW!

We are currently hiring students who are ready to start working immediately and continue working with us into the summer. Spring staff at camp involves site maintenance, summer preparation and facilitating outdoor education programs with local students.

In the summer, those roles can either translate into Counsellor/Programmer positions, or onto our Leadership Team as the Camp Medic, or Integration Coordinator.

To find out more about these positions, click here!

Working at camp is a life-changing experience. As well, a summer at camp is one that can set you up for success as you move into your professional career. Check out this great article by our friend James Davis from Longacre Farm Leadership Camp that explains more. The only thing that we would change, is that at the bottom it would say, WORK FOR PEARCE WILLIAMS!

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Stand Firm Testimonial: Zukes

Matt Honsberger

 

"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong." 1 Corinthians 16:13

Continuing on this week with our Stand Firm testimonials is Zukes!

Find out what Zukes has to say at campisbetter.com/blog


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Next up, is Zukes!

There are many ways I interpret this verse. 1 Corinthians 16:13 says "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous, be strong." Every part of this verse speaks to me in a different way. The first time I read it, I thought of it very literally in terms of how I would apply it to camp. The verse opens with "Be on your guard". This made me think of how campers are my #1 priority at all times and their safety is my main and constant concern. To "stand firm in the faith" first seemed like keeping Christ in camp, and having a firm belief in the God we talk about here. I thought of taking risks and leadership roles when I read "be courageous", and remembered to turn to God in challenging situations as I read "be strong". Something about it made me feel like this verse meant much more, and I was able to uncover some of this after re reading and praying over this verse. The idea of standing firm and comes up many times throughout the Bible in verses such as Philippians 4:1 "Therefore my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, that is how you must stand firm in the Lord, my beloved" , and Galatians 5:1 "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery". The Bible's depiction of standing firm is bold, yet loving at the same time time. To me, standing firm is to know the love of God and the power it can have, and with that, an urge to share this love with others. We stand firmly and confidently in our faith even when we are challenged because we know the love of God. Standing firm in the faith is having complete confidence in what God can do, and trusting in Him through challenging situations. At camp, we are often faced with difficult decisions and challenging scenarios. Through these, we can know that God is with us and will lead us to the right thing to do. In another sense, I interpret this as standing firmly and confidently because of your faith. I can be proud of who I am because I know I am made in God's image. I have confidence in my abilities because the Lord gave me them and strengthens them. When I am overwhelmed by a situation, I can be confident that there is a solution because God never gives us more than we can handle. At camp, I know that my campers are watching everything I do. If I am able to be confident in who I am and what I can do, I will be teaching my campers confidence in themselves. I know that the way I speak about God and His love will impact how my campers look at Him. I want to show my campers what a deep and meaningful relationship in the Lord looks like. In everything I do, from the way I speak, act, and go about activities, I want to be an example of a servant of Christ. I stand firm in God's plan for me and I know he will guide me to teach my campers to do the same. My final thoughts when thinking about standing firm are about standing itself. I stand with two feet planted firmly on the ground, head up high, because I am empowered by the love and strength that God has shown me. I walk in way that serves the Lord because I stand firm in the message He brings. I walk with confidence that I am being lead where I need to go. I stand firm in the faith I have in God because of His faithfulness and the plan God has for us here at camp, we can make the summer of 2018 the best one yet.

Spring Staff- Weeks One and Two!

Melody Walker

We at Pearce Williams have been busy bees these past two weeks!

Spring Staff has arrived and has helped achieve many tasks around camp!


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Over the course of the past two weeks we as Spring Staff at Pearce Williams have excitedly achieved a high amount of mantience work to insure that Camp is looking amazing this summer!

Some of these maintence task include cleaning out our lovely pool and Eco Pond. We have also been working hard on weeding our gardens and raking up the Pearce Williams property!

It is a blast working on camp projects for we know it will make our 2018 summer camp year spectacular!

Check in weekly to see what else Spring Staff has done!