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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 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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Dates & Rates 2018

 
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Summer Dates & Rates for 2018

Scroll down for all of the camp descriptions & for the cost of each camp.

June 29 - July 2 - Family & Alumni Camp Weekend (ages 0-99)
July 2 - 6: Counsellor-In-Training Adventure (age 15)
July 8 - 13: All Ages Camp 1 (ages 7-14) & Wilderness Camp I (ages 10-14)
July 15 - 20: All Ages Camp 2 (ages 7-14) & Wilderness Camp II Sr. (ages 12-14)
July 22 - 27: Jr. Sports & Arts Discovery (ages 7-12)  & World Camp Week (ages 10-14)
July 29 - Aug 3: All Ages Camp 3 Girls Only (ages 7 -14) 
Aug 6 - 10: Leadership Camp (ages 12-14)  & Wilderness Camp III Jr. (ages 9-12) 
Aug 7 - 10: Primary Camp (ages 5-9)
Aug 12-17: All Ages Camp 4 (ages 7-14)  & Wilderness Camp IV Girls Only (ages 10-14)
Aug 19-24: Youth Camp (ages 11-15) 

Vacation Bible Camp - Day Camp Program - Find out more here

July 16-20: Knox Presbyterian Church, Fingal  |  Monday to Thursday 9am - 3pm  |  Friday 9am - 12pm

August 13-17: First United Church, St. Thomas  |  Monday to Thursday 9am - 3pm  |  Friday 9am - 12pm


Tier System Explained

Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, Pearce Williams Christian Centre offers a voluntary three-tier payment program.  You may choose the tier that is most suitable for your family. The Tier System allows us to continue to offer our our amazing summer camp programs while letting everyone know the true cost of camp. The true cost for a week at Pearce Williams is around $500 when all costs are taken into account - this is below the average amount for other camps across Ontario. 

Based on the above information you may choose the tier that is most suitable for your family.

Tier I is very close to the true cost of providing our amazing summer camp experience for your child. 
Tier II is our partially subsidized fee for those who can pay a little less but still can not afford the actual cost of camp.
Tier III is the historically subsidized rate for camp.  This subsidized rate does not cover the cost of running summer camp, but allows for families in need to still access our summer camp programs. 

THIS PROGRAM IS VOLUNTARY AND IN NO WAY INFLUENCES THE EXPERIENCE CHILDREN RECEIVE, YET IT OFFERS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR FAMILIES TO TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLL IN SUPPORTING THE TRUE COST OF THEIR CHILD’S CAMP EXPERIENCE.  ONLY THE OFFICE STAFF KNOW WHAT TIER THAT  YOU HAVE SELECTED AND THAT INFORMATION IS USED ONLY FOR BILLING PURPOSES.

If you cannot afford the cost of Tier III, please email info@campisbetter.com or call (519-764-2317) for a scholarship application. Scholarship applications are due by March 5 2018.

SUMMER CAMP 2018 THEME - STAND FIRM


Family & Alumni Camp Weekend
June 29, 2018 - July 2, 2018
(Ages 0-99) 

Pricing:
Adults: $160
Kids (3-14): $110
Kids (0-2): $65

Family Camp weekend is centered around you and your family relaxing and enjoying camp. 

Our staff will lead many activities all day long - we have children's program and adult's program for a couple of hours in the morning and the afternoon. Evenings are filled with amazing programs and special guests.  We also do a fireworks display to celebrate Canada Day, so bring your lawn-chairs, sparklers and some fireworks to donate to add to the show!

Pearce Williams staff will help serve your family at meal time so that you don't have to do anything but hang out.

Register Here!


Counsellor-In-Training Adventure
(CIT Programme)

July 2, 2018 - July 6, 2018
+2 Placement Weeks
(Ages 15 by July 1, 2018)

Pricing:
Tier 1:$350 Tier 2:$280 Tier 3:$200
 

The Counsellor-In-Training Program is for youth who want to learn, like working with children and want to work at camp in the future.  The program includes a one week training camp and then two weeks of cabin placement working directly with a counsellor - you will learn to do by doing.  Contact our camp director Matt "Iscus" Honsberger (iscus@campisbetter.com) for more information and to set up an interview for your CIT camper.

1. Register for CIT online
2. Find the CIT application & reference form online here


All Ages Camp 1

July 8, 2018 - July 13, 2018
(Ages 7 to 14)

Pricing:
Tier 1:$480 Tier 2:$415 Tier 3:$350

Our All Ages Camps are open to all ages - that's why we call them All Age!  

All Ages Camp 1 is our kick-off week to start the summer.  Your camper will get to choose from a variety of programs that are offered each day.  The goal at Pearce Williams is to allow your camper to gain self-esteem and self-confidence, while living in a community setting and learning to live and interact with others.

Activities at camp can include: swimming, nature/ecology, sports, teamwork initiatives, Maker Space, archery, chapel, drama, dance, sing-songs, hiking, sleep-outs, cook-outs, rocket building, gaga ball, 9 Square, campfires and more!

Register Here!


Wilderness Camp I

July 8, 2018 - July 13, 2018
(Ages 10 to 14)

Pricing:
Tier 1:$480 Tier 2:$415 Tier 3:$360

Wilderness Camp lets your camper experience life in the great outdoors – sleeping in tents, cooking over the fire and learn how to canoe.  Wilderness Camp allows campers to gain self-confidence and respect for others.  Wilderness campers must be ready to spend the week outside and participate in a variety of exciting outdoor activities.  They will hike everyday and go on a day long canoe trip during the week. A love for the outdoors is a must!

Register Here!


All Ages Camp 2

July 15, 2018 - July 20, 2018
(Ages 7 to 14)

Pricing:
Tier 1:$480 Tier 2:$415 Tier 3:$350

All Ages Camps are open to kids of all ages - that's why we call them All Ages!  

Your camper will get to choose from a variety of programs that are offered each day.  The goal at Pearce Williams is to allow your camper to gain self-esteem and self-confidence, while living in a community setting and learning to live and interact with others.

Activities at camp can include: swimming, nature/ecology, sports, teamwork initiatives, Maker Space, archery, chapel, drama, dance, sing-songs, hiking, sleep-outs, cook-outs, rocket building, gaga ball, 9 Square, campfires and more!

Register Here!


Wilderness Camp II

July 15, 2018 - July 20, 2018
(Ages 10 to 14)

Pricing:
Tier 1:$480 Tier 2:$415 Tier 3:$360

Wilderness Camp lets your camper experience life in the great outdoors – sleeping in tents, cooking over the fire and learn how to canoe.  Wilderness Camp allows campers to gain self-confidence and respect for others.  Wilderness campers must be ready to spend the week outside and participate in a variety of exciting outdoor activities.  They will hike everyday and go on a day long canoe trip during the week. A love for the outdoors is a must!

Register Here!


Junior Sports & Arts Discovery

July 22, 2018 - July 27, 2018
(Ages 7 to 12)

Pricing:
Tier 1:$480 Tier 2:$415 Tier 3:$350

Junior Sports & Arts Discovery Week will let you choose to specialized in either sports or arts for the week.  Each camper will choose between doing two sessions of sports per day or two sessions of arts programming per day.  All the great regular programs happen as well where your camper will get to choose on a daily basis.

Register Here!


World Camp

July 22, 2018 - July 27, 2018
(Ages 10 to 14)

Pricing:
Tier 1:$480 Tier 2:$415 

During World Camp week your camper will have the opportunity to  stay in buildings that showcase what life looks like in Thailand, Mongolia and a Shanti Town.  While experiencing games, crafts, sports, and, of course, food from these cultures and more, you will also learn about poverty and social justice issues in these cultures and ways that you can make a difference in the world around you!  Limit 20 participants.

Did you know? There is no other program like World Camp in all of Canada!

Find out more, here!   |   Register here!


All Ages Camp 3 - Girls Only

July 29, 2018 - August 3, 2018
(Ages 7 to 14)

Pricing:
Tier 1:$480 Tier 2:$415 Tier 3:$350

Our All Ages Camps are open to all ages - that's why we call them All Ages! 

All Ages Camp 3 is for Girls Only! Your camper will get to choose from a variety of programs that are offered each day.  The goal at Pearce Williams is to allow your camper to gain self-esteem and self-confidence, while living in a community setting and learning to live and interact with others.

Activities at camp can include: swimming, nature/ecology, sports, teamwork initiatives, Maker Space, archery, chapel, drama, dance, sing-songs, hiking, sleep-outs, cook-outs, rocket building, gaga ball, 9 Square, campfires and more!

Register Here!



Leadership Camp (LIT)

August 6, 2018 - August 10, 2018
(Ages 12 to 14)

Pricing:
Tier 1:$450 Tier 2:$390 Tier 3:$330

Do you want to help your camper discover more about leadership and their potential to lead? 

Leadership camp helps youth learn about leadership, stewardship, communication, teamwork and many other skills that will help them out for years to come.  Leadership Campers will have many opportunities to practice their skills by leading games, activities and helping with our Primary Campers.

Register Here!


Wilderness Camp III Junior

August 6, 2018 - August 10, 2018
(Ages 9 to 12)

Pricing:
Tier 1:$450 Tier 2:$390 Tier 3:$340

Wilderness Camp Junior lets your camper experience life in the great outdoors with other younger campers – sleeping in tents, cooking over the fire and learn how to canoe.  Wilderness Camp allows campers to gain self-confidence and respect for others.  Wilderness campers must be ready to spend the week outside and participate in a variety of exciting outdoor activities.  They will hike everyday and go on a day long canoe trip during the week. A love for the outdoors is a must!

Register Here!


Primary Camp

August 7, 2018 - August 10, 2018
(Ages 5 to 9)

Pricing:
Tier 1:$400 Tier 2:$310 Tier 3:$250

Primary Camp is the perfect start for younger campers. 

Primary Camp offers a chance to discover all that Pearce Williams has to offer in a shorter time period.  We want their first camp experience to lead to a life of loving camp.

Primary camp is a great way to get campers comfortable with the overnight summer camp experience.

Register Here!


All Ages Camp 4

August 12, 2018 - August 17, 2018
(Ages 7 to 14)

Pricing:
Tier 1:$480 Tier 2:$415 Tier 3:$350

Our All Ages Camps are open to all ages - that's why we call them All Ages!  

Your camper will get to choose from a variety of programs that are offered each day.  The goal at Pearce Williams is to allow your camper to gain self-esteem and self-confidence, while living in a community setting and learning to live and interact with others.

Activities at camp can include: swimming, nature/ecology, sports, teamwork initiatives, Maker Space, archery, chapel, drama, dance, sing-songs, hiking, sleep-outs, cook-outs, rocket building, gaga ball, 9 Square, campfires and more!

Register Here!


Wilderness Camp IV Girls Only

August 12, 2018 - August 17, 2018
(Ages 10 to 14)

Pricing:
Tier 1:$480 Tier 2:$415 Tier 3:$360

Wilderness Camp lets your camper experience life in the great outdoors – sleeping in tents, cooking over the fire and learn how to canoe.  Wilderness Camp allows campers to gain self-confidence and respect for others.  Wilderness campers must be ready to spend the week outside and participate in a variety of exciting outdoor activities.  They will hike everyday and go on a day long canoe trip during the week. A love for the outdoors is a must!

Register Here!


Youth Camp

August 19, 2018 - August 24, 2018
(Ages 11 to 15)

Pricing:
Tier 1:$480 Tier 2:$415 Tier 3:$350

Youth Camp is a week reserved for our older campers. 

Youth camp offers your older camper a chance to hang out for the last week of the summer while doing some amazing camp activities. All of the favourites are here - swimming, maker-space, etc. but we like to dial it up a notch for youth camp! Night games & hikes, survival and our end of summer party - Barnfest, all awaits you at Youth Camp.

Youth Camp offers a week that your camper will never forget and will talk about all year.

Register Here!



Apply 13% HST to all the above prices. A non-refundable deposit of $115 per camp is required to secure your camper's spot at Pearce Williams. The balance of camp fees are due on or before June 15, 2018.

We ask that all campers come to camp with labels in all of their clothing and gear.  This dramatically reduces lost and found.  We have partnered with Mabel's Labels - click the image to order your labels.