For over 70 years, we’ve created life impacting experiences that have encouraged young people to learn more about themselves and God. As a partner in your child’s journey, everything we do focuses on meeting their unique needs. We want them to have fun, understand that God loves them, and grow into their true potential! We have customized every aspect of our camp to create unforgettable moments, life long friendships, and life changing experiences. We hope your family will join us this year. Tyler Shaule Executive Director \ Forest Cliff Camps
More than just camp Forest Cliff draws kids away from the routine of daily life and puts them in a new environment with unique experiences that offer growth and independence. We focus on building intentional, caring relationships between our counselors and your kids. It’s through these encouraging and motivating relationships that kids develop a sense of belonging and have the best time of their year!
Your child is our #1 priority Before your child arrives at camp, we’ve carefully considered and prepared to provide the safest experience possible. Here are just some of the measures we’ve taken: • Accreditation – Ontario Camps Association • Health Care Centre – Staffed by a Health Care Team, led by a full-time Registered Nurse, available 24 hours a day • DineSafe inspected and certified Kitchen and Dining Hall facilities • N.L.S. Certified Lifeguards supervise all waterfront activities • Safe Drinking Water – Our water comes from the same pipeline that supplies London • Activity Inspections – Annual inspections by industry experts to ensure safe operations and equipment • Severe Weather Readiness – Radar and weather radio bulletins constantly monitored for a proactive response to severe weather
Food at camp is great!
Generous home cooked meals with amazing variety! Pizza, tacos, chicken burgers, spaghetti & meatballs, fresh baked goods daily, fresh fruit at every meal, locally grown beef, salad bar at every supper. We are a peanut-free facility and we accommodate all types of dietary restrictions or sensitivities.
Our Staff We understand sending your child to camp is a big decision and we take our responsibility to care for your child very seriously. Our commitment to meeting every child’s needs underlies everything we do at Forest Cliff. Ensuring a safe and meaningful camp experience is the top priority of every member of our staff team. Our rigorous staff selection process leads us to the best possible staff member for every position. Our specialized training programs ensure that each staff member is equipped to give every child an amazing camp experience. Background checks, multiple references, a face-to-face interview, and over 100 hours of training allow us to assemble a capable and caring staff team every summer! www.forestcliff.ca
We will get to know your child Every aspect of camp is purposely designed to meet your camper where they are and safely challenge them in their developmental and spiritual growth. Our counselors find that special thing that makes each child unique and they nurture and celebrate it. With this in mind, a counselor’s purpose is to be a great role model, build relationships with campers, and make sure they are well taken care of and included at camp.
What Parents are Saying “It was awesome!! It was one if the best experiences of my daughter’s life!!!” – KAYLEE A. “This was my son’s first year away at camp and away from home for any length of time on his own. He had an amazing time! He loved the food, (he’s a picky eater) and felt the facilities were very well kept and clean. This was important to both him and myself. I will highly recommend this camp to others. Keep up the great work.” – KATHY C. “I think you do an amazing job...I have had 3 children go to camp at Forest Cliff and they have all loved it!!” – DAVE L.
Experience camp through your child’s eyes. We take pictures of our campers having fun all day long, every day, all summer! You can browse the photos we upload during your kid’s week at camp, by using our SmugMug gallery. See our website for more information on this new feature, and for instructions on how you can stay in touch with your child through our new email feature.
Our youth camps are jam-packed full of fun, friends, and meaningful moments. Your camper will spend their action-packed days with nine other cabin mates and two counselors. Programs are intentionally sequenced with cabin time, activities, swimming, and large group games that will engage each camper at their level. We’re adding new, unique games and activities all the time so every week is an adventure and the experience is always fresh!
Daily Schedule 8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:30 pm
Breakfast Chapel Activity Time Free Swim Lunch Cabin Quiet Time Tuck Shop Activity Rotation or Beach Time Supper Crazy Games Free Swim Campfire Get Ready for Bed & Lights Out
Activities: Archery, Arts & Crafts, Banana Boating, Climbing Wall, RC Racing, Kayaking, Wacky Science, High Ropes Challenge Course, Riflery, Rocketry, NEW Mountain Boarding, Videography & Radio DJ, Canoeing, Dance & Drama, Horseback Riding, Inflatable Slip ‘n Slide Splash Zone
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Teen Camps Girls Teen Camp
An amazing week of making new friends, doing awesome activities and just being a girl! Campers get to show off their creative side at the Talent Show, go crazy at the Dance Party, and have fun chatting with their cabin-mates while doing their nails. This week is a great time for teen girls to discover the special things about themselves and grow in confidence while being loved by amazing and mature cabin counselors.
Girls and Co-Ed Daily Schedule
8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 11:00 pm
Breakfast Chapel Activity Time Free Swim Lunch Cabin Quiet Time Tuck Shop Activity Rotation or Beach Time Supper Crazy Games Free Swim Campfire Get ready for an amazing “after hours” activity Lights Out
Co-Ed Teen Camp
Teen camp is a unique experience for junior high campers – they stay up later, play crazier games, do cooler activities and have even more fun! Teen camp offers high-energy experiences while maintaining the relational aspect of small groups and encouraging personal discovery. We want to create a fun and safe environment where your teens are able to talk through real life issues and learn more about themselves.
Special Teen Week Night activities: Talent Show, Hawaiian Luau, 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Concert & Dance Party, Night Games REGISTER ONLINE AT
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Leadership Experiences SALT (Service and Leadership Training) AGES 14-15
SALT is a totally different kind of camp experience. The SALT team spends half their day serving in a close community around camp and earning service hours and the other half enjoying camp and having fun! They spend a significant amount of time with our university-aged mentors in small groups, talking through real life issues, growing deeper relationships with God and their peers, and developing a servant’s heart.
CIT (Counselor in Training) AGES 15-16
Solid training, spiritual growth, life-long friendships, and great times! This program will introduce high school students to serving God at Forest Cliff as a camp counselor, and to ministry in general. It will change your student’s life and challenge them to go further — both in their spiritual walk and personal growth.
Integration at Camp
In partnership with Reach for the Rainbow, we provide integrated recreation, respite and outreach opportunities designed to engage the hearts and minds of all individuals. This program encourages environments for typical children to live, play, work and inspire themselves alongside young people with disabilities. Reach for the Rainbow is an umbrella organization that connects young people with disabilities to camps with the goal of creating transformative experiences of belonging for all. See our website for more information on how to apply.
Bursaries & Scholarships
It is our desire that no child miss out on a Forest Cliff camping experience because of financial circumstances. Forest Cliff Bursaries, in the form of partial assistance grants, are available to those in need. For more information see our website. Forest Cliff Scholarships are offered to our partner agencies, churches and ministries to distribute within their communities. Our Bursaries and Scholarships are made possible every year through the generous donations of individuals and organizations. If you would like more information on partnering with us to “Sponsor a Camper”, please see our website.
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Year Round Forest Cliff in the City
Forest Cliff has come to the city! We are bringing the Forest Cliff Experience to a school or church near you. Kids will have a blast, hang out with their counselor and cabin mates, make new friends, and learn a few new things about themselves and God. Friday Fun Nights, P.D. Day Camps and March Break Day Camp, all include high-adventure activities, high-energy large group sessions, and tons of Forest Cliff fun. See our website to register.
Get Involved School Trips
Forest Cliff Camp’s Year-End Retreats are the perfect way to celebrate the end of a great school year! Unique activities, great food, amazing team building games, experiential leadership training, and an energetic staff will be part of your student’s adventure at Forest Cliff! Let us partner with you to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience! For more information see our website.
Retreats & Rentals
Host your next event or retreat at Forest Cliff Camp and take advantage of everything our amazing facility has to offer. From exciting high-adventure activities to comfortable meeting areas, or a top-notch dining facility and unique housing options, Forest Cliff offers all you need for a successful event. We specialize in creating customized experiences that meet the needs of your group!
Sponsor a Camper
Change the course of a child’s life today! Serving over 2000 summer campers and guests every year, we believe all kids need camp. At Forest Cliff, we share the Gospel, promote community, foster positive relationships, and allow kids to see themselves as God made them to be. Because of generous supporters like you, we provide a full or partially subsidized camp experience to hundreds of children every year. See our website to find out how you can partner with us to “Sponsor a Camper”.
Join our Team
Looking to live in a close and supportive community while serving and growing in your faith? We have a wide variety of paid positions or volunteer roles for you to serve in throughout the summer, fall and spring. Go to our website and apply online!
Connect with the Forest Cliff Community
Miss camp the minute you drive out the gates? We want you to stay connected with Forest Cliff as you head back to your school and home. Check out our website for ways to keep in touch with friends and know what’s going on in the Forest Cliff Community.