If you want to send your child to an affordable, week-long overnight camp on a beautiful property where they will experience tons of fun and learn about the amazing love of Jesus, then you’re in the right place!
At SMC, we know how expensive it can be to send your child to camp. We also know the amazing, life-changing experience that camp can be for kids. That’s why it’s our goal to offer camp to families within the GTA, despite the financial restraints that may exist for them.
We accept campers through an application process that is based on income. All the registration spots available are highly subsidized so, if upon registering for camp, you qualify for the subsidy, we will let you know. Then you will be able to complete your registration and pay your nominal fee.
Age 8 to 14
Session 1 - July 3rd - 8th
Session 2 - July 10th - 15th
Session 3 - July 17th - 22rd
Session 4 - July 31st - August 5th
Session 5 - August 7th -12th
Age 15 to 17
July 24th - 29th
Age 18 to 20
August 18th - 20th
Scott Mission Camp is located about one hour northwest of downtown Toronto in the beautiful town of Caledon, Ontario. When it comes to transportation to and from camp on the first and last days of camp, families have 2 options:
For those located in the city, we have a bus pickup location in Toronto. Here, we do check in and then load the buses to head up to camp for the week!
For those interested, parents/guardians can drop their kids directly at the camp located in Caledon at 3852 The Grange Sideroad. Check in at camp begins at 11:30 on Monday mornings.
We operate on a 4:1 child to counsellor ratio. There are eight children in each cabin with two counsellor leaders. Our counsellors are all at least 16 years old and most are in university, college, or high school. They are all interviewed and screened before working at camp. In addition to our counsellors, we employ a dynamic senior staff including a licensed nurse, a program team, and child management supervisors. We also have a team of certified lifeguards and high ropes instructors. Hospitals and health clinics are only a short drive time away.
To further ensure the safety of our campers and staff, all campers are required to agree to and follow our Camper Code of Conduct.
At camp, we are committed to providing great meals for your children. We hire two cooks each summer, along with five kitchen assistants, who work hard to provide great meals to keep campers fuelled up with enough energy to get through the fun filled days! Each day we provide children with three full meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with a nice dessert included with lunch and dinner! We also provide an evening snack.
We are conscious of different dietary needs and restrictions and do our best to accommodate any requests made. Please make sure to include specific dietary needs and restrictions on your application. We are usually able to accommodate but if, for any reason, we are unable to, we will let you know.
Due to the fact that cabins are made up of the same age groups together, it is not likely that siblings can be in the same cabin unless they are very close in age.
At this time we will be opening space for 60 campers per week. We have room for 30 girls campers and 30 boys campers per session.
Our 4 year-round staff and 45 summer staff are serious about serving God and serious about providing an excellent camp experience for our guests. We have a 4:1 camper to counsellor ratio. Staff must be at least 16 years of age to be employed at SMC and all staff are screened before working at camp. We provide a dynamic senior staff which includes a nurse, lifeguards, a program team and child management supervisors. Our nurse, lifeguards, cooks and high ropes instructors are always qualified professionals and all staff undergo a rigorous training week before starting work.
Unfortunately we can only allow your child to come to camp for one session. This way we are able to provide more space for all children who apply.
We attempt to place children of the same age groups in cabins together. If you have a specific request for a cabin mate for your child be sure to note that on the camper application form. We will attempt to accommodate all placements when possible.
Every summer we hire a qualified camp nurse for the safety of both staff and campers. If an emergency arises we have short drive times to health clinics and hospitals.
We are unable to offer programs for children with special needs. Please contact the Ontario Camping Association for a list of camps that offer special needs programs. OCA – 416 485 0425
A session starts on a Monday morning and ends on Saturday morning. That makes a total of 6 days (5 nights) at camp.
Unfortunately we do not allow parents to visit while camp is running. This helps kids to adjust to camp and reduces the potential for homesickness for your child and the other children at camp.
Toronto drop off: 11:00 am Monday morning. Toronto pick up: 11:30 am on Saturday.
Camp drop off: 12:15-12:30 Monday morning. Camp pick up: 10:15-11:00 am on Saturday.
Unfortunately we do not allow parents to call and speak directly with their child as this may cause unnecessary homesickness. We would be glad to pass along any messages and let you know how your child is doing. Of course, if there is an emergency, we will surely allow you to speak with your child.
The Scott Mission Camp has cabins which hold up to nine campers of the same gender and similar age and two counsellors.