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Unlike many big box camps, our focus is helping our campers build self-confidence, promoting self-esteem and developing positive peer interaction with a Christian environment. Lambton Centre is the place where kids learn about who they are, and are challenged to strengthen themselves in both body and spirit. Lambton Centre provides one of the finest, most affordable and fun camping experiences in Southwestern Ontario! We blend traditional programs – swimming, archery, crafts and campfires – with new activities like low elements challenge course, claymation and GagaBall! All programs focus on discovering the natural world while helping young people learn more about themselves.

Founded in 1962 as the Lambton United Church Camp, Lambton Centre Summer Camp is affiliated with the United Church of Canada but all of our summer camp programs are open to the public regardless of religion or spiritual beliefs, race, class, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

Session Name
Dates 2019
Tier 1 Price
Tier 2 Price
Tier 3 Price

Teen Camp

Ages 12-15

July 7th - July 12th
$430
$395
$360

This camp has been designed for the camper with a love for fun and adventure.  Campers at this camp will spend two nights at our Wilderness camp. Here they will learn camping survival skills like fire starting, and cooking over a campfire. Campers will also be introduced to canoeing through the wetlands on the shore of Lake Huron. NEW this year, experience Natures Classroom, where campers will experience an exciting presentation from the Bluewater Centre for Raptor Rehabilitation.  Get up close to these majestic birds and learn how we can appreciate and protect their place in nature. When we are not at the wilderness site campers will enjoy many exciting activities like campfires, crafts, mountain biking, swimming, building team skills on our low element challenge course and much more (NEW challenges this year). Don’t miss the adventure!

SPLASH Day Camp #1

WAIT LISTED - Please Contact Office

Ages 5-13

July 15th - July 19th
$175
$150
$125

Lambton Centre has unpacked all our adventures for this exciting day camp experience.  Your week will be filled with activities like swimming, archery, low element challenge course (NEW ELEMENTS THIS YEAR), crafts and many fun and challenging games.  Experience the wonders of Natures Classroom (NEW) along the 5 km of trails, in the meadow or at the shoreline marsh.  No need to pack a lunch we will make one for you. With bussing available from Sarnia and Petrolia getting to and from camp has never been easier. Register early, space is limited.

Busing is available from Petrolia and Sarnia for an additional fee of $20/week

Petrolia Busing Pickup at 8:00 AM and drop off at 5:00 PM at St. Paul’s United Church

Sarnia Busing Pickup at 8:30 AM and drop off at 4:30 PM at St. Luke’s United Church

If you are driving your child to Lambton Centre, Drop-off each day will take place between 8:45 AM and 9 AM and Pick-Up each day will be 4 pm

Open Week

Ages 7-14

July 21st - July 26th
$435
$395
$360

This exciting week is focused on building confidence and developing friendships through many exciting activities.  Gather around a campfire to sing songs, enjoy skits and listen to legends as told by the Elders. Campers will be able to choose from a variety of interest sessions like video gaming, robotics, crafts, canoeing and much more.   Campers will also have lots of time for many of their favourites like swimming, gaga ball, archery, mountain biking and much more!

All Girls Week

Ages 7-14

July 28th - August 2nd
$435
$395
$360

Whether you prefer to call it “All Girls” week, or “no boys” week, this week is sure to peak girls’ curiosity and interest. Designed to build self-esteem and strong friendships this camp follows the structure of a typical camp week, campers will experience all of the wonderful activities and outdoor adventures that Lambton Centre has to offer. Swimming, campfires, crafts, drama, natures classroom (NEW), low elements challenge course (New elements) and much more. This week promises to be full of energy, joy, excitement, and friendships…and most importantly, free of boys!

Discovery Camp (NEW)

Ages 5-11

August 7th - August 9th
$260
$230
$200

Come and discover the wonders of summer camp at this shorter week that is perfect for the new camper or the camper who only wants a few days at camp.  Discover why summer camp is an amazing experience that builds self-confidence and the perfect place to learn new skills and make new friends. This Wednesday to Friday camp will include campfires, crafts, swimming, archery the low elements challenge course, natures Classroom (NEW) and many more fun adventures.  Discover why so many campers keep coming back each year.

SPLASH Day Camp #2 (WAIT LIST-Please contact the office)

Ages 5-13

August 12th - August 16th
$175
$150
$125

Lambton Centre has unpacked all our adventures for this exciting day camp experience.  Your week will be filled with activities like swimming, archery, low element challenge course (NEW ELEMENTS THIS YEAR), crafts and many fun and challenging games.  Experience the wonders of Natures Classroom (NEW) along the 5 km of trails, in the meadow or at the shoreline marsh.  No need to pack a lunch we will make one for you. With bussing available from Sarnia and Petrolia getting to and from camp has never been easier. Register early, space is limited.

Busing is available from Petrolia and Sarnia for an additional fee of $20/week

Petrolia Busing Pickup at 8:00 AM and drop off at 5:00 PM at St. Paul’s United Church

Sarnia Busing Pickup at 8:30 AM and drop off at 4:30 PM at St. Luke’s United Church

If you are driving your child to Lambton Centre, Drop-off each day will take place between 8:45 AM and 9 AM and Pick-Up each day will be 4 pm

Sports and Arts Week

Ages 7-14

August 18th - August 23rd
$435
$395
$360

Campers can choose to focus on sports or arts for the week or a combination of both.  Campers more interested in SPORTS will be able to enjoy a variety of sporting activities such as soccer, basketball, mountain biking, lacrosse and gaga ball.  Campers interested in the ARTS will be inspired by a local artist who will lead campers in an activity to bring out your creativity as you explore the world of creative expression in different ways such as painting, sculpture, music, dance, and drama to name a few.  These fun activities are in addition to the traditional camp activities like swimming, archery, gaga ball, geocaching, natures classroom (NEW), and campfires.

Leaders In Training (LIT)

Ages 15-17

July 21st - July 26th
$500
$450
$370

Self-confidence and leadership skills are some of the most important skills a teenager can develop to help ensure success in post-secondary school and work. Developing these skills at Summer Camp is the perfect way to spend a summer.  This 3-week program is designed for the teenager who loves the outdoors and would like to develop strong leadership skills. During the first week of training, LIT’s will participate in interesting and interactive workshops and activities designed to challenge and motivate them to reach their leadership potential.  Programming will include sessions on communication, conflict resolution, goal setting, teamwork, program planning and healthy child development.

Following the initial training week participants will have a week shadowing an experienced counsellor in a cabin and a week assisting the Program Director and other Team Leaders with Program related tasks.  The second 2 weeks can be selected out of the available remaining weeks of camp. This program opens the opportunity for successful candidates to apply for the Junior Counsellor program next year that is available to graduates of the LIT program who will be 16 yrs. by the end of 2020. This porgram also has the opportunity to gain volunteer hours.