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

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June In Pictures - 2019

Matt Honsberger

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

What you see:

  • One of the many AWESOME school groups that we welcomed this month to Pearce Williams

  • Watching the Raptors take home their first NBA Championship with a school group in Humes Hall

  • No bake at a school cookout

  • The shires in their new home near Sloan Summit

  • A fawn greeting the Spring Staff one morning

  • Some new Pearce Williams items at the Tuck Shop this year

  • Adding new doors to the newly air-conditioned dorm building

  • Shots from the first few days of Family Camp 2019

Spring 2019 Renovations

Matt Honsberger

It’s been a busy Spring!

Spring has sprung in a big way at Pearce Williams!

As we prepare for the upcoming summer, we’ve been working away at some major renovations to make our site look even better!

Take a look!

A big thanks to Ross and Anna Woodhouse, The Auckland Family, The 2019 Spring Staff, Dave and his team from KD Metals, JR Robertson, ProAble Hardware\, The Pearce Williams full-time staff and our INCREDIBLE donors for making this all possible!

March In Pictures - 2019

Matt Honsberger

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

What you see:

  • Iscus, Hasbro, Rally, Duo and Sully attending Central’s production of legally blonde featuring Spokes, Pepper, Julia, Mingo, Vendor and Zukes running tech!

  • Before and after shots of the fire renovations in the Adam and Eve hallway, dorms and bathrooms

  • The Longhouse with the refurbished stained glass windows

  • Winter and Spring all in one month!

  • Iscus and some of his Ukulele students at the Buckeye Leadership Workshop in Ohio

  • Joe and members of the Outdoor Ministries Connection meeting in Phoenix

  • The final set-up of the East Camp kitchen. Hood, ovens, freezers, pot-shelf and all

  • Watch that step! Say goodbye to the old fire escape! The new one is on it’s way!

No Need For Tech at Camp. This is why!

Matt Honsberger

Let’s take a tech time out.

Let’s face it, in this day and age, we are rarely without our technology. Our kids too!

Did you know that studies have shown that kids and teens can be spending up to 9 hours consuming media and communicating on their devices.

It’s also been found that the relationships that kids build on devices aren’t nearly as real or empathetic as those that they develop in person.

We know that empathy & connection is what is going to help them succeed the future, but if they aren’t going to get it from their phones, where will they get it?

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A Message to All Parents - From Pearce Williams

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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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