#Camplife

Camp Overview

Located about 1 hour northwest of downtown Toronto, The Scott Mission Camp is found in the beautiful town of Caledon and is situated on 100 acres of rolling hills, forests and meadows...

Summer camp at SMC runs throughout the summer months of July and August. We offer overnight camps for children as young 8 years of age all the way up to young adults 20 years of age!  Except for our young adults camp (18-20 years old) all of our other camp sessions are 1 week long beginning on Monday and ending on Saturday morning. Every day at camp is filled with tons of fun games and activities, great food, great people, and awesome opportunities to learn about God's love through creative Bible Lessons and the beauty of God's creation that is all around.

Summer Schedule (2019)

Kids
Camp

Age 8 to 14

5 Sessions

Session 1 - July 1st-6th
Session 2 - July 8th-13th
Session 3 - July 15th-20th
Session 4 - July 29th-August 3rd
Session 5 - August 5th-10th

Youth
Camp

Age 15 to 17

Youth Week

July 22nd-27th

Young
Adults

Age 18 to 20

Sr. Youth
Retreat

August 16-18th

Camp Activities

At the Scott Mission Camp, the fun never ends!  We have a wide range of activities that are offered each day and campers are able to choose their favorites or even try something completely new for them!

Archery

Archery

practice your archery technique on our safe archery pit, located in the east of the camp property.

Biking

Biking

Take a tour around the 100 acre camp property with our camp leaders on one of our new bikes, available to all campers on property. We have nice trails that go through the forested area we have on property; definitely a lot of fun!

Canoeing

Canoeing

Campers are able to use one of our 10 canoes to paddle around the camp pond. The pond is full of fish, frogs, turtles, and many other aquatic life. Whether it is a race against your friends or seeing how many turtles you can spot; it's always a blast!

Cooking

Cooking

Camp leaders will teach you basic cooking skills which will allow to you to prepare, cook and enjoy a tasty treat.

Crafts

Crafts

Meeting in the craft pavilion, this is a time to create a new object, sometimes based on the Bible Lesson for the day. This is a great way for campers to make something cool to bring home to remind them of their time at SMC!

Dance

Dance

Who says worshipping God is just about singing. Come to our dance program and see how you can worship God through dance as well. Campers get the chance to work on a choreographed dance all week that they get to perform at the talent show on Friday!

Drama

Drama

Time to practice your acting skills, while of course playing many fun improv games. Campers may even get the opportunity to make a short movie during their time in the drama activity. If you enjoy drama then this is an activity you definitely won't want to miss!

High Ropes

High Ropes

Climb up 30 feet and challenge yourself on one of these exciting elements: The Vertical Playpen, The Giant Steps ,The Multi Vine Traverse and the Pipe Dreams. This is an awesome way for campers to get outside of their comfort zones and try something new!

Low Ropes

Low Ropes

Work as a team to complete the following elements: The Spiders Web, Nitro Crossing, The Team Traverse, The Zig Zag and many more. Great way to learn and experience the value or working together as a team to complete a task!

Photography

Photography

This program offers campers the opportunity to learn about photography technique as we’ll take home a few pictures of their camp experience, from new friends met to fun camp activities. Great way to be able to bring home a nice memory from camp!

Special

Special

This is an activity for people who love to play games. Here we play parachute games like cat and mouse, and keep the ball up, we have relay races, and play other games like scavenger hunts, capture the flag, 9 Square in the air, Gaga ball and much more.

Sports

Sports

Activities here include tennis, baseball, soccer, football, floor hockey, badminton, ultimate frisbee and of course basketball on our nice courts. Whether it's trying your hand at something new or sticking with your favourite sport, there's something for everyone!

Swimming

Swimming

We offer swimming lessons in our large pool each with a trained lifeguard. We also have swimming each afternoon for all the campers, which most kids love! Safety is a priority for us so we have 4 trained and certified lifeguards on duty during this activity.

Wall Climbing

Wall Climbing

Our 50 foot wall on the top of the largest hill on camp property gives campers the experience of seeing the whole camp property from a ledge at the top of the wall as a reward for their tough climb. You can even see the CN Tower from the top on a clear day!

Wilderness

Wilderness

Take a walking tour around camp, observing the wide array of vegetation and animal life. This activity also sometimes includes things like raspberry picking, bird watching, and wildlife trivia. Wilderness is a nice time to enjoy everything our beautiful property has to offer!

X-Periments

X-Periments

Kids gets to do a lot of fun things at x-periments. Picture some of the fun and cool things you get to do in science class at school and add camp into the equation; it's bound to be a great time! Learn new things and have a great time doing it!

Typical Day at Smc

Daily Schedule

7:30

AM

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Wake Up!

I know it’s early, but you can’t miss any time when at camp, so get up and get ready for the day!

8:30

AM

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Breakfast

Time to prepare for the day with some delicious food in the barn

9:00

AM

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Worship

This is the time where we focus on God through worshipping Him in song. The band consists of a drummer, a lead guitarist, a bass guitarist, a lead singer, and several backup vocalists. What a great way to start the day!

9:15

AM

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Bible Lesson

the youngest campers (Knox, Croft, Anderson, Carmichael, Sheiling, Geddes) meet in the basement of the lodge and the oldest campers (Eyrie, Rutherford, Livingston, Slessor, Nissan, Milligan) meet in the chapelfor a time of learning about God through interactive studies. This time is full with object illustrations, creative stories, group activities, skits, crafts, and fun games.

10:30

AM

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Activity 1

the youngest campers are given three activities to choose from to attend for this period, as are the oldest campers. Some examples of activities include: biking, swimming, crafts, sports, wall climbing and archery among many others!

11:15

AM

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Free Time in the Park

time to relax a bit more, play some volleyball, basketball, tetherball, or hang out in the park on the playscape, swings, teeter-totters, or monkey bars.

11:45

AM

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Activity 2

the last chance in the morning to experience a fun acitivty. Activity awards are given out at the end of the week to the top oldest and yougest camper who show a good attitude, sportsmanship, good attendance, and exemplory skill in each activity.

12:30

PM

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Lunch

after a grace song sung by everyone on camp property, we enjoy a delicous meal cooked by our dedicated kitchen staff.

1:45

PM

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Rest Hour /Cabin Clean Up

this is a time for campers to relax in their cabins and get to know their counsellors and cabin mates better. Boys hill is often teeming with games, from tag to roof ball, to much more. Cabin clean-up offers the campers an opportunity to win prizes at the end of the week for successfully cleaning their cabin each day.

2:45

PM

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Free Swim

under the supervison of our head lifeguard and three other qualified lifeguards, all campers get the opportunity to swim in our heated pool. The pool includes a diving board, pool toys, and a water basketball net.

4:45

PM

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AGT / Cabin Initiative

twice in the week, the campers will get to experience an AGT. This stands for Anything Goes Time. It is an opportunity for the campers to go to the one activity out ofeight options, created the counsellors and program staff at SMC. Activity range from marshmellow roasts, to ping pong competitions, to bracelet making, to car washes, and much more. The other two days of the week are the Cabin Initiative where cabins do an activity as a group, with the intention of developing a deep cabin bond.

5:30

PM

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Dinner

once again after a grace song, and cabin clean-up announcements, campers enjoy a delicious and warm meal.

6:15

PM

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Free Time in the Park

another opportunity to make sandcastles, hang out in the gazebo, or chill with friends and counsellors.

7:00

PM

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Evening Game

each day at SMC there is a theme. At lunch and dinner, skits introduce the theme of the day. Then, at this time period, a game is played that deals with the theme.It is often played in one of our two forests or in the main area. Theme days from past camp seasons were Narnia Day, Pirates, Jungle Journey Day (David Livingston’s Missionary Experience, Paul and Silas’ Prison Break Day, and Joseph and his Brothers Day. The theme days often have to do with the Bible Lesson for that day as well.

8:00

PM

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Campfire

cabins meet at campfire hill for songs, skits, and devotions, led not only by camp staff, but by the campers as well.

9:00

PM

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Cabin Devotions

this is a time for the two counsellors in each cabin to share a Scriptural passage, deep insight, or prayer with the kids in their cabins. Many times it closes with a question and answer period.

10:00

PM

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Lights Out!

must have an early bedtime to be ready for the next exciting dayhere at SMC!

THe Story of the bible

In the midst of all the fun that happens at camp, one of the important reasons why the Scott Mission Camp exists is to share the love of God with all those who we serve in the summer. We seek to do this through our words and actions but also through times that are set apart for Bible Lesson each day and also times of cabin devotions each evening in the cabins.  

The Bible is God's primary way of revealing Himself to Humans so we seek to present God's word to kids in a way they can understand. If you are curious as to what the Bible is all about, check out this great video called "The Story of the Bible"!

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Camper's FAQs

Does Scott Mission Camp have a ton of crummy rules and restrictions I am going to have to follow?

Not really... We want you to have a great time at camp. So we don’t have too many rules to stop you from having a fun time. To help keep everyone at camp safe, you will have follow the these simple rules found here!

What am I not allowed to bring to camp?

We do not allow campers to bring cell phones, cigarettes, alcohol, or any illegal substances. Also, any weapons or objects that places other campers or staff in danger must be left at home. It is also a bad idea to bring money to camp. Don’t worry, you won’t need it!

What happens at Scott Mission Camp during the school year?

During the school season the camp holds summer camp reunions. Also, the facilities are used by the Scott Mission for retreats. At other times the facilities are also rented out to outside organizations.

What kinds of activities will I do at camp?

At SMC we are dedicated to providing creative programs for our campers. We have a variety of different activities to choose from including our mountain bike program, canoeing, out trips, swimming lessons, wilderness explorations, drama, dance, archery, crafts, and more...

What should I bring to camp?

Be sure to bring: Bedding, Pillow, Towel, Bathing Suit (no bikini’s or speedos), Shorts, T-Shirts, Long Pants, Rain Coat, A warm sweater, Underwear, Socks, Toothbrush, toothpaste and other toiletries.