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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 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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DREAM BOARDS

Melody Walker

Dream Boards was one of our popular sessions held today. It inspires campers to shoot for the stars and be the best person they can be.


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Sessions allow campers the chance to pick what they want to do and what they would like to learn. Dream Boards inspire campers to become their best selves whether that be at camp this week or farther in the future.

Today we held multiple session blocks and campers picked the CYOA they would like to attend for the week. Some sessions that were run today include archery, karate camp, 6 cultures in 60 minutes and so many more.

Campers continue to learn and have fun at camp this week.

Check back tomorrow to hear more.

FROM THE RISING OF THE SUN

Melody Walker

One day has come to a close. Our campers arrived safe and sound tonight ready for an amazing week of camp.


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Today 65 campers arrived today and started an extreme journey through camp. This weeks theme is Giants, Wizards and Elves based off of our amazing and popular rock paper scissor jump-start game. Campers will be transported to the magical fairy-tale world in which they will participate is sessions and many other things. 

Every night we sing "from the rising of the sun" in a circle with our arms right over left. It is a great way for campers to be together and get into that more sleepy mood. It is a camp tradition to sing this song.

Check back tomorrow to hear about what's happening.

Street Fair 2018!

Melody Walker

Today Pearce Williams ran a street fair!


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Today has been a fun filled adventure. At lunch our LIT friends revealed that they were actually aliens and took the primary campers out for a picnic. The aliens were dressed spectacularly and had some pretty cool decorations.

Later today we had our street fair. LIT's were paired up and each ran an activity. There was cotton ball shooters, rockets, light-saber duels, ultimate gaga ball, sidewalk chalk and much much more. We also had a total of four service dogs come and visit us today which all of the campers enjoyed to pet. They were also able to check out the inside of an ambulance.

Lastly tonight we had an amazing under the stars supper where campers were able to drive on their tables and dress up in spectacular costumes.

Check daily for updates on the Pearce Williams blog.

FUN IN THE SUN

Melody Walker

Primary, Wilderness and LIT camp is going amazing!


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Today was a typical day at Pearce Williams. Sessions occurred, along with CYOA and chapel! Some sessions run today were fairy finding, archery, karate camp and a slip and slide! We have all made sure to wear sunscreen today and stay as cool as possible. 

Tonight our primary campers are having cookout where they get to experience a meal over the fire. The options are either pie-irons or hot-dogs. They also get no bake for dessert! As well as smore's for snack! LIT's are headed down to world camp for the night where they will experience the Pearce Williams immersive night as well as sleep therefor the night.

Check back tomorrow to hear what we do on special event day Thursday.

Primary Camp!

Melody Walker

Primary campers have arrived!


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Today we fit 117 people into the Pearce Williams dinning hall. This included staff, LIT's and all of our primary friends. You can check out the video of everyone in the dinning hall on campisbetter Instagram or our Facebook. 

LIT's had a great time today. They competed challenges, went swimming, participated in a CYOA and even helped plan for special event day Thursday! Rumor has it that stars will be falling on Pearce Williams on Thursday and that a travelling street fair may occur.

Check back tomorrow to hear what everyone is up to here at camp.

Leaders in Training

Melody Walker

Our leaders in training program has begun, as well as our third wilderness week!


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Leaders in training, better known as LIT is a program Pearce runs to encourage our old campers to develop their leadership abilities. Often our future staff members were once a LIT. LIT's are going to be paired with a primary camper for the week to make sure they are having an amazing summer camp experience.

Wilderness week three also started today with several campers. Wilderness is a great camping program if you love to be surrounded by nature at all times.

Primary campers arrive tomorrow and everyone here is super excited!

Check back tomorrow for some updates.

AMAZING RACE

Melody Walker

Today was special event day at Pearce Williams


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Every camper competed in an Amazing race challenge today at camp. Campers would run around with their cabin group around camp to multiple locations and complete challenges to continue. Some of these challenges included improvise awkwardness as well as costume changes and charades.

Campers were also apart of a mock telethon in which they would show off their talents in support to raise money for camp. This was so a highway would not be built through camp by the leadership team. 

For campfire tonight campers were greeted with a construction zone in which the workers were told that enough money was raised to cancel the highway. The workers then proceeded to tell us about their lives through song.

Come back tomorrow to learn about our final day of 2018 girls week.

DECORATED CABIN LUNCHES

Melody Walker

Counselors do everything in their power to make sure campers have the most amazing summer camp experience.


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Today we had plenty of counselors set up specially themed tables for their cabins. Some placed out table cloth's and special bendy straws as well as mini umbrellas. Another counselor took orders and served her whole cabin. These are some special moments that are shared every week with campers.

A cabin group slept on the porch of the farmhouse last night and had a dance and glow party. The deck was decorated beautifully with streamers and hanging tealights. The girls loved jamming out to music and even requested to tell the rest of camp about it on our morning show this morning.

Counselors try and have several special moments with their cabin each week whether it be something big or something small.

Check back tomorrow to hear how Thursday goes.

Visitors!

Melody Walker

Today we had visitors at camp!


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Today we had a group of pilgrims from across Canada visit Pearce Williams today! Fifteen of the visitors were youth representing their region in this exploration across the regions. Each had their own story to share on why they have joined this group and what benefits they see coming out of this adventure.

Campers enjoyed speaking to our visitors and asked some amazing questions. Everyone was very inclusive.

The pilgrims went and visited our world camp as well as join us at chapel. At chapel they explained to us exactly who they were and what they were doing. They tried their hardest to learn all of our chapel songs extremely fast. The pilgrims also joined us for sessions of lunch. Campers were extremely excited to see new faces to talk to. They enjoyed playing competitive minute-to-win-it games against them as well as teach them how to make friendship bracelets.

We thank the pilgrims for coming to Pearce Williams and wish them a wonderful journey!

Check back on the blog tomorrow!

 

 

CYOA!

Melody Walker

CYOA's are back!


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CYOA stands for choose your own adventure. This consists of a session that runs for an hour everyday. Campers go to the same session everyday in which said session teaches them a skill.

This week we have some incredible CYOA's running. Mural making is running in which campers design their own piece of art to paint on a piece of drywall throughout the week. Duck tape do da's is another session which teaches campers how to make and form things with creative and interesting duct tape. Cheer-leading boot-camp has our very own cheer-leading instructor whom campers learn a cheer-leading routine from. Movie making requires campers to write a script and then film their movie throughout the week. We have choral singing in which camper's are learning how to use their vocal chords to make beautiful music. Lastly we have the Roberta Bondar program in which campers learn how to take stunning photos of nature and the ability to use a camera and it's many different settings.

Each CYOA this week will teach camper's different skills and hopefully be preformed or shown to the rest of camp at our Thursday telethon.

Check back tomorrow to hear more about camp.