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  • Writer's pictureJoe Richards

St. Thomas & London Summer Camp - Who comes to Pearce Williams?

I have been the Executive Director at Pearce Williams since 2005. Over 20 years here at camp I have seen thousands of people come through our facility and our summer camp program.

Pearce Williams serves the city of St. Thomas, the city of London, and all of southwestern Ontario. The majority of our campers come from southwestern Ontario - St. Thomas, London, Chatham, Windsor, Woodstock, Sarnia, Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo. We do have campers from Toronto and other areas of Ontario. We also have campers from the United States - including Alaska!

At Pearce Williams, I have created a culture where campers don’t merely attend; they belong. Pearce Williams is a family-like community where kids can thrive. Your child will learn about independence, friendship, and responsibility while exploring the great outdoors. We are a place where healthy risks are encouraged, successes are celebrated, and self-esteem blossoms.

Pearce Williams runs a Camper Choice program style - allowing campers to choose their own path. Whether it’s the Counsellor-In-Training Adventure Learning Week, the Jr. Sports & Arts Camp, or the Leadership Camp, each experience contributes to personal growth and resilience.

Parents rave about Pearce Williams, we have been thanked for making first-time campers feel comfortable and safe. The memories created here are cherished, and every child deserves a week at Pearce Williams to help them discover a home away from home that they can return to year after year.

I don't want you to forget that beyond summer, Pearce Williams serves as a rustic wedding venue and a year-round retreat center.

So whether you’re a parent seeking a transformative experience for your child or an adult seeking solace in nature, Pearce Williams awaits with open arms. Come discover your second home.

Joe Richards, Executive Director



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