Lambton Centre is an Outdoor Outreach Facility dedicated to enriching the lives of children and their families through camping.
A Brief History
The land on which Lambton Centre is situated on has a rich history. Lambton Centre was originally an apple orchard owned by the Johnson family. The Johnson family owned, and lived on the property for over 100 years beginning in 1856. Prior to the Johnson family the land was owned by the Canada Company, and then a man named Alexander MacPherson. During the time the Johnson’s owned the property they had the former Prime Minister Alexander Mackenzie build the Farmhouse for which they would live in. On November 12, 1961 the Lambton United Church Centre held an open house and was officially dedicated to “promote Christian education”
Lambton Centre is affiliated with the United Church of Canada but all of our programs and facilities are open to the public. As a not for profit and charitable organization the facility is managed by a Board of Directors.
Outdoor Education programs are offered to schools in Lambton County during May and June. Summer camps targeting children from five to 15 years of age are offered in July and August. The facilities are available for rent to individuals, community groups and organizations year round. Lambton Centre is accredited with the United Church of Canada and the Ontario Camping Association. In 2005, Lambton Centre began a partnership with Reach for the Rainbow which has helped to support children with disabilities fully participate in summer camp.
Lambton Centre is a year round facility covering 105 acres on the shore of Lake Huron. The facility includes opportunities to explore Carolinian forest, ravine woodlot and over 5 km of trails.