Why Camp Cherith

There are so many options for your children out there. Summers can be full of summer classes, sports, vacation and so much more. So why is the investment in camp so important? Camp gives kids the chance to be themselves and find their purpose. At Camp Cherith, young boys and girls will be loved and mentored by great adult role models. Cherith is a place away from distractions were children have the freedom to find God, to make friends, and to grow! Camp has the power to change lives!

At Camp Cherith, our main goal is to nurture, love and help your son or daughter grow into a great Godly person. We devote a significant amount of time to your camper and how we can give him or her, an experience that will change their life. They will make connections with friends and staff mentors. They will learn how to start a daily Bible devotional and begin the practice of a special prayer time with God. Your son or daughter will also learn how to be a strong leader. At Cherith, your camper will learn new skills that will both challenge them and help them think outside the box. Camp Cherith truly is a life-changing experience.

Cherith is located on its own little piece of paradise. With over 100 acres nestled along the Saugeen River in Bruce County, Cherith is unique. The area is famous for beautiful woods, rolling scenic countryside and its amazing summer climate.

Cherith’s mission is to minister to children and youth. Even though Cherith is a not-for-profit organization, there is still a weekly cost for camp. We are able to offer pricing that is less than the actual cost of sending your child to camp because of our many gracious donors.

We take pride in hiring the best staff. Our number one focus is your camper, and that means making sure that they have the best leaders, mentors, and counselors we can offer. Our staff go through a rigorous application process and background check. Our staff also spend time in training prior to camper arrival. We invest in our staff and focus on building up a strong staff community in order to make sure that they are best prepared to grow your children into great young men and women of God.

Great leaders come from Cherith, and our Summer Director, Shawn Hadigate (Dipper), is a testimony to that. Shawn started her journey at Camp Cherith as a young girl and grew up going to Cherith where she challenged herself and completed the Camper in Leadership Training Program. Shawn obtained a Bachelor of Religious Education from Ontario Bible College, but spent the best part of her year as a staff member at Camp Cherith during the summer. Shawn has also spent time working in the school system in the Special Ed. Department. She is married with 3 grown daughters, 7 lovely grandchildren and an amazing husband.
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