News and Updates

  • Registration is now open-COVID 19 update

    While we are planning on a return to overnight camps, due to the evolving nature of the pandemic it is too early to share what possible guidelines for gathering will still be in place, especially concerning masking, co-horting (living in a distanced group and not interacting unless masked indoors and if closer than 2 m) or what our procedures for drop-off and pick-up will be.

    New for 2022 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

    Neither the province of Ontario nor the Ontario Camps Association has provided any direction on vaccinations yet.

    We strongly believe that a vaccination policy is necessary at this time to continue offering safe programs to young people. Achieving high vaccination rates is part of a global campaign to reduce the risks of transmissions, and Camp Huron is committed to doing our part to protect public health. 

    We are implementing this policy because the health and wellbeing of our staff and participants is our top priority, and as such, we continue to evolve our policies in response to the dynamic nature of the virus.

    As Camp Huron is part of the Diocese of Huron, all staff and volunteers are required to present proof of full vaccination at least 14 days before arriving at camp.

    In order to protect our staff, campers will be required to be vaccinated as well. We are working on the language for this upcoming policy and a way that families can share or upload their information by Easter.

    Please note that all medical information you put in Camp Huron’s Medical Form it is kept confidential and shared only with those persons who need it in order to care for your child.

    We hope that if you have not gotten your children vaccinated this will give you more time.

    You can find out more information here:

    COVID-19 vaccine information sheet: For children (age 5-11) (ENFR)

    Exemptions for medical or human rights considerations will be considered on a case by case basis.

    OHRC policy statement on COVID-19 mandates and proof of vaccine certificates (OHRC, September 22) (ENFR)

    Medical exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination (MOH, updated January 12) (ENFR)

    Campers do not have to be vaccinated in order to register. Please watch for updates in the months to come. Until we have a comprehensive vaccination policy and procedures in place we are going to leave the Camper Medical Form offline, which means you can sign up today and come back to fill it out later.

    Thank-you for your understanding and support. If you have any questions please email gerryadam@diohuron.org

  • Our 2022 plans

    We are happy to announce that we are making plans to return to our overnight programs for children and youth.

    Are you interested in joining our staff team for the months of July and August? Our online application is open and for this first hiring round, it will be available until midnight January 22, 2022

    follow this link:

    https://camphuron.campbrainstaff.com/

    Online registration for this summer will open on January 24, 2022 at 6pm

    Please note that for the time being and subject to interest, we are offering Senior Camp for those graduating from grade eight in July and Leader in Training in August. These programs have limited enrolment so please sign up when registration opens!

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact gerryadam@diohuron.org

  • Thank-you!

    Another summer has come and gone, and we are filled to overflowing with thanks. We regret that we were unable to run our overnight programs for a second season and we missed seeing so many of our camp families and friends.

    Day Trips and Stayovers were again well-received. Over the summer we met and served over 500 visitors who enjoyed bright blue water and sunny skies, shady trees, a few distanced camp activities and if staying over, an opportunity to gather around small campfires under starry, starry night skies.

    Our much smaller staff team greeted guests, cared for the site with cleaning and beautification projects, planned and prepared meals, and even updated manuals and camp procedures in preparation for next year. We also found time to learn together, welcoming leadership from PWRDF and participating in the workshop,  Mapping the Ground We Stand On. This experience was quite impactful, inspiring our young leaders and sowing seeds for future camp programming.

    One of the most delightful things to come out of this summer was the recording of Camp Huron Sings vol 1, our very first album of favorite worship songs.  We have always had an abundance of images to share – now everyone can hear us! Have a listen on Spotify, Apple Music or You Tube and be transported into our ever-widening circle of faith, fun and friends. Music videos, shot by on an iPhone,  for “All God’s Critters”, “Like a Rock”, “This Little Light of Mine”,  and “The Wedding Banquet” can also be found on You Tube and St James’ Facebook page.

    These last two seasons have not been the summers we hoped for, planned for, or expected, but God’s Spirit continues to move throughout this holy place, calling us, challenging us, and inspiring us  to care for the site and one another  as we  embody the open-armed, open-hearted Christ,  waiting with hope and expectation … until we can gather again.

    Please watch this website for updates – staffing commences in December and online registration will open in late January.

  • Camp Huron Sings – Album Release

    Last weekend we released an album! Camp Huron Sings vol 1, the culmination of our summer-long project to record and share some of our favorite camp songs. Over the years we have shared many images of this wondrous place – now you can hear us and even sing along! Thanks to our staff for this grace-filled, heart-felt musical gift. Find our album on Spotify, Apple Music or iTunes.

    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/camphuron/camp-huron-sings-vol-1

    or listen for free on You Tube

    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mL1Bqu5dmlObX8Ja8HhjxFO_45MdxziVs

    Please enjoy and share widely!

  • Here is your invitation to sing with us!

    Have you listened to our camp songs on Spotify or Apple Music? We are now working on “Let it Rain” and we need your help! Follow these instructions from Oscar, our Sound Engineer and send us your recording singing along to the music provided.

    1) Find some headphones. 2) Listen along to the backing track and sing along to however much you like. Sing alone or with some friends. 3) Record a video of yourself singing along to the backing track with your headphones in. 4) Send your recording to contact@camphuron.ca with the subject “Let it Rain” by August 14, 2021

    here it is! Use headphones and sing along – send us your recording by August 14, 2021