Sharing Jesus with Ontario's disadvantage children.
SUMMER 2020 - Letter from our Camp Director:
Thank you so much for your faithfulness to reaching boys and girls with the gospel through overnight camp ministry over the past years.
We had been waiting, hoping and praying that camp ministry would be possible this summer. Unfortunately, with Premier Doug Ford’s announcement that all overnight camp ministry would be cancelled this summer, it is with heavy hearts we announce that Camp Good News will not happen this summer.
We know what an important role this ministry plays in the lives of boys and girls it reaches and are looking at innovative ways we can support these kids through this time.
Any donations given toward Camp Good News this year may be used to help carry out new plans that are developed, maintain the camp centre throughout the summer, run more retreats in the fall/winter or carried over to sponsor kids for Camp Good News next year.
In light of camp of being cancelled this summer we understand if donors who have given this year would like their money back. If that is the case for you, please contact me and I will make the necessary arrangements.
Again, thank you for your love and care for the boys and girls of Ontario. This ministry would not be possible without you.
- Josh McGuire, Camp Ministries Director
"God transforms hearts through the Gospel, and we have had the privilege of seeing Him transform the lives of children over and over again through camp ministries. It is our privilege to serve alongside a passionate team of people in this ministry. Many faithfully pray and sponsor children financially to attend camp. Others commit time to loving and teaching these children at camps. Are you passionate about sharing Christ with hurting children? Maybe God is calling you to join this team!"
- Josh & Ashley McGuire, Camp Ministries Directors
Camp ministries are a part of our vision to invest long term in the lives of the disadvantaged children we reach through our club ministries.
Even though it can be a heartbreaking, thankless ministry at times, our volunteer staff keep coming back again and again.
We currently offer three different camp opportunities:
Camp Good News
Camp Good News
Camp Good News is a week long overnight camp during the summer.
It's a great week for kids where their biggest worries are "How much fun can I have?" and "What's for dessert?". We've seen many lives changed and aren't surprised anymore to hear campers say their highlight was chapel.
Since most of the children cannot afford to pay for the cost of camp we are always looking for people to sponsor them. It only costs $175 to sponsor a child for a week of camp.
Weekend retreats happen during the school year, usually in the fall and winter.
When a camper-turned-counsellor from the inner city was asked, "Do these retreats really make a difference for the kids?" She passionately responded, "Yes! It's like a breath of fresh air. It's like they can breathe again!"
Winter Rush is a week of Camp Good News during March break.
Want to get involved in a ministry that will turn you "inside-out-upside-down-right-side-up"? Contact us today!