What to Expect
Camp Shalom is a summer ministry of Countryside Camp and Conference Centre. Our facility is situated on a 135 acre oasis just minutes south of Cambridge, ON. We have building accommodations for up to 160 people, with dining facilities in multiple buildings. We offer a wide range of recreational activities and amenities.
We have a pool, spray pad, waterslide, two ponds, canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes, frisbee golf, soccer field, basketball court, volleyball court, ball hockey, archery, slingshots, trampolines, hiking trails, tetherball, hammock hangout, tuck shop, a playground, and more.
Each summer we hire approximately 35 summer staff. Staff must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Each staff member goes through a thorough interview process including reference checks and criminal records checks. Once hired, our staff participates in two full weeks of training that includes everything from safety protocols, to behaviour management, to leadership and spiritual training. On top of our counseling staff, we hire two healthcare coordinators and three lifeguards. We take pride in our excellent staff and the positive impact they leave on our campers.
Day Camp FAQs
Drop off is between 8:30 and 9:00am
Pickup is between 4:00 and 4:30pm
Extended care is available until 6pm for an additional $50 fee.
Every summer Camp Shalom employs two Healthcare Coordinators who are required to have the qualifications of an upper year nursing student or similar. At least one is present on camp property at all times.
To register for Camp Shalom, please go to our online registration page.
Camp Shalom is committed to making your loved one’s stay at camp as safe as possible. We have emergency procedures in place for situations like severe injuries, tornados, fires, or emergency situations. There are also two Health Care Coordinators on staff, and we have qualified NLS lifeguards at the pool and at the kayaking pond. We are one of the few summer camps who require staff to participate in a two-week staff training time. We have a local doctor whom we can call if our healthcare staff has any questions, and we are able to get same-day appointments if necessary. In emergencies we are a fifteen-minute drive away from the hospital.
We believe that providing your loved one with the best summer camp experience possible rests heavily on our having the best summer staff possible. Our staff members are hired based on their spiritual testimonies, demonstrated life experiences, current qualifications, and clear criminal records checks. Each year we take great pride in the quality of our summer camp staff. Campers are supervised at all times by a staff member, whether that is at the pool, during free time, or at other activities like canoeing or the waterslide.
Still not sure? We would be happy to give you a private tour and answer any questions you may have.
Each year Camp Shalom has a different theme for the focus of its Bible studies and chaplains’ messages. This theme is different every year, but the overall and most important message is the same: that God created us, loves us, and sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. We are saved by grace through faith, and we can have a personal relationship with God.
Call or email the office and speak with Kim at 1-888-226-7722 x1x1. The one-half fee deposit per session is non-refundable for cancellations made after May 14th. For cancellation prior to May 15th, there is a $50 cancellation fee.
We missed everyone in 2020 and we are committed to making 2021 the BEST SUMMER EVER! We will be launching registration at a reduced capacity to increase social distancing at camp. We are proactively exploring all possible options to make camp as safe as possible. Some options will be to operate in cohorts to limit camper contact and/or to dedicate specific buildings for specific programs. We will continue to work with our local health unit as the summer gets closer to make the best possible plan for the safety of all our campers and staff.
NEW FOR 2021! Our theme is going to be “BEST SUMMER EVER”! We are going to hold nothing back as we make up for missing last summer.
Who wouldn’t love a TUCK SHOP SHOPPING SPREE? If you refer a friend who is a first-time camper to Camp Shalom, you and your friend will be able to go on a Tuck Shop shopping spree!
Your whole family is invited to a FREE BBQ during Friday pickup. During the BBQ there will be a weekly highlight video, prizes, awards, and an opportunity to register for 2022 at a reduced price!
We will be operating Summer Camp at a reduced capacity to increase social distancing.
We are proactively exploring all possible options to make camp as safe as possible. Some options will be to operate in cohorts to limit camper contact and/or to dedicate specific buildings for specific programs. We will continue to work with our local health unit as the summer gets closer to make the best possible plan for the safety of all our campers and staff.
We will be developing new routines to increase handwashing and facility sanitation, as well as implementing a screening process as part of our check-in procedures.
See more information here.
Yes, if you need to pick up your campers later than 4:30pm, we offer extended care until 6pm. Extended care is available for an additional $50 fee.
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