New Life Camp

473289 Camp Oliver Rd,

Priceville, ON, N0C 1K0, Canada

519-369-3366

NewLifeCampDurham

Come and experience the safety and love of Christ in the great outdoors!

purpose

At New Life Camp, we create a safe space for campers to learn and grow in the beautiful forest of Grey County. Our camps are an opportunity for campers to step outside of their regular schedule, to try something new, and to build lasting friendships. Above all else, however, we see camp as a ministry. That is, our summer camps and winter retreats are opportunities for us to share the Bible’s life-changing truths with children, teenagers and families. The good news of the gospel is that there is a God who created each person uniquely and loves them dearly. All of the pain and brokenness that we see in the world around us is the result of sin, a humanity that has rejected God’s perfect plan and tried to do things its own way. We believe that God shows us the way to live in the Bible and that this book has the power to give meaning and purpose to our lives, no matter what age we might be. Through Jesus Christ, we are saved from the power of sin and given a new life and a new hope for living in this crazy world. 

schedule&Activities

Every morning, our campers and staff come together for a chapel service to learn more about our great God and praise Him for all that He has done for us. Every evening, our cabin counsellors also lead a time of prayer and devotions with their campers. In between, our camp schedule is a balance of structured activities and free time that allow campers to explore God’s creation and spend time with their friends. Some electives allow campers to spend time with their camp counsellor and cabin group while other activities are opportunities for campers to be more creative and try new things. Camp-wide activities bring all of our campers and staff together for field games like Capture the Flag or nightly camp fires. Other camp activities include: pond (canoeing, tarzan rope, zipline), pool, outdoor gaga ball, playground/trampoline, archery, air rifles, arts and crafts, wood working, baking, gym, field games.

service Electives

Alongside more traditional camp activities, service electives have also become an important part of our camp schedule. As a Christian camp, we believe that one of the greatest ways that believers can serve God is by serving one another. Our service electives allow campers to participate in the camp process in ways that demonstrate their care for others and for our shared space. Campers take turns setting tables, cleaning up after meals, and doing small jobs such as delivering firewood to other cabin groups. Other service electives give campers the opportunity to write letters of appreciation to community service workers, such as fire rescue personnel or health care workers, or letters of encouragement to Christian missionaries serving overseas.   

Cost for

Summer Camp

The cost for a week of camp is $250. This includes $10 for Tuck money.There are no extra fees and no extra options that cost more. If you have any concerns about the cost, please feel free to contact us.

Medications

On registration day, please present all medication to the camp nurse along with the dosage information. All medication is stored in a secure area in the health centre. While your child is at camp, we will ensure that they receive their medication as directed. All care will be charted and available upon request at the end of the week.

Food Allergies

While we encourage each camper to eat what is being served, we realize that some children may have dietary or medically related food issues. When registering your child, please inform the camp nurse of any allergies or dietary restrictions. Depending on the severity of the concern, we would also encourage you to speak with our kitchen staff on registration day. We are willing to address any special needs in this way, but if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us before registering your child for camp.

Camp Nurse

During summer camp, we have a qualified lifeguard with first-aid training on our leadership team. More serious injuries will be dealt with according to the discretion of our camp nurse. If injury does occur, the camper will be transported to the South Bruce Grey Region Health Centre in Durham (8 km from the camp property), and will be assessed by the doctor on call. Before any treatment is administered we will endeavour to reach the specified emergency contact person.

Behavioural Issues

While our staff care deeply for the welfare of each camper, we realize that behavioural issues amongst campers will arise. We seek to be proactive and will often assign extra staff where needed before any issues flare up.  Our next response will be to contact you as parents/guardians to gather further information that might help our approach with your child.  In the event that the child acts to hurt themselves or any other camper, we will contact you and have them sent home. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen. If the attention that a single camper requires taxes our staff to the point that it jeopardizes the safety of other campers, the camper in question would be better at home. 

Girl's 

Adventure

Camp

Junior Girls' (Ages 7-10)

July 5 - 10, 2020

Senior Girls' (Ages 11-16) 

July 19 - 24, 2020

Registration Sunday @ 4:00 pm

Closing BBQ Friday @ 5:00 pm

Our Adventure Camps provide campers with a safe space to both explore the outdoors and learn more about the God who created it all. During the week, campers work as cabin groups to construct tarp-shelters and have the opportunity to spend the night under the stars. In addition to our usual camp activities, campers learn how to build campfires, prepare food over an outdoor grill, and spend as much time outdoors as possible.

boy's 

Adventure

Camp

Junior Boys' (Ages 7-10)

July 12 - 17, 2020

Senior Boys' (Ages 11-16)

July 26 - 31, 2020

Registration Sunday @ 4:00 pm

Closing BBQ Friday @ 5:00 pm

Our Adventure Camps provide campers with a safe space to both explore the outdoors and learn more about the God who created it all. During the week, campers work as cabin groups to construct tarp-shelters and have the opportunity to spend the night under the stars. In addition to our usual camp activities, campers learn how to build campfires, prepare food over an outdoor grill, and spend as much time outdoors as possible.

July 29 @ 3:30 PM - 

August 3 @ 5:00 PM

Leadership

Development

Camp

Co-Ed (Ages 13-16)

August 2 - 7, 2020

Registration Sunday @ 4:00 pm

Closing BBQ Friday @ 5:00 pm

In spite of its well-earned reputation as a challenging week, Leadership Development Camp is the backbone of our staff training process. This week is mandatory for future staff and highly recommended for students who are involved in the Service Team program Many of our counselling staff also return to become participants during this week of camp. Our LDC program is divided into three streams which run simultaneously and interact throughout the week. Our program size is limited to facilitate the maximum amount of interaction between participants and the staff who guide them through challenges and team-building activities. Graduates of the program learn that true leadership is not found in their ability to influence others but in their willingness to follow Christ’s example in serving others. 

July 29 @ 3:30 PM - 

August 3 @ 5:00 PM

Co-ed Camp

Junior Co-Ed (Ages 7-10)

Aug. 9 - 14, 2020

Senior Co-Ed (Ages 11-16)

Aug. 16 - 21, 2020

 

Registration Sunday @ 4:00 pm

Closing BBQ Friday @ 5:00 pm

Our Junior and Senior Co-Ed Camps, a new addition for 2018, have replaced the weeks formerly known as Native Camp and Teen Camp. For many families, this is an opportunity for siblings to come to camp together, especially for younger or first-time campers who may be apprehensive about being away from family for an entire week. Unlike our Adventure Camps, campers spend more time in traditional camp activities and outdoor campouts are optional.

Discipleship

Camp

Co-Ed (Ages 16 & up)

August 23 - 27, 2020

Registration Sunday @ 9:00 PM

Camp Ends Thursday @ 11:00 AM

This quiet week of work and reflection falls at the end of a busy summer camp season. Many of the students who participate in this retreat have served with us at summer camp and are preparing to transition back into busy school-year routines. The daily schedule during Discipleship Camp is uncomplicated, with time for personal devotional reading and group Bible study in the morning and work projects in the afternoon. Participants help camp staff to prepare our facilities for the beginning of off-season retreats, but we also incorporate intentional periods of quiet and time for creative projects and recreational activities. 

Summer Camp Help

Senior Staff

Our senior staff serve with us for twelve weeks and are responsible for the spiritual enrichment of our younger staff and service team... 

Counsellors

During each week of camp, our staff remain with their assigned campers throughout the day, guiding and facilitating the daily activities of camp...

Service Team

Service team is a discipleship and training program for those who have an interest in serving at camp but who are not yet old enough to serve as counselling staff...