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Camping has been a vital ministry of the United Church since union, having grown out of Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregational/Union church camps that had sprung up across Canada. Today United Church congregations continue to support the development and growth of our camping ministries. Over 20,000 people each year are welcomed, regardless of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, or faith tradition. United Church Camps are faith-based camps that incorporate spirituality, values, and cultural diversity in unique and adventurous ways.

See the Directory of Camps to find a camp near you, or download a one-page fact sheet [PDF: 1p/38 KB] for a quick overview.

  • Learn how to nominate someone from your camp for the United Church's Camping Award, and read about the latest award recipients.
  • How the United Church supports camps financially, through M&S, grants, loans, and more.
  • The “Camping News” newsletter, online networks, and more, for all camps, Congregations, presbyteries, congregations, or anyone else interested.
  • Camping Sunday service, Faith Formation guidelines, workshops, games, and links to camping associations and ecumenical websites.
  • Learn about the 2010 campaign to raise awareness of camping ministry within the United Church, and order campaign resources.

Camping Standards

To see the Camping Standards, information on Policies and Procedures, and related information, visit the Duty of Care Administrative Standards page or contact Duty of Care at (416) 231-7680 ext. 4029, or 1-800-268-3781 ext. 4029.

For more information on United Church Camps, please contact:

  • United Church Camping
    The United Church of Canada
    3250 Bloor St. West, Suite 300
    Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4
    Tel: 416-231-7680 ext 4151
    Fax: 416-231-3103
    E-mail: United Church Camping
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