"Perhaps we cannot statistically prove that people who are more connected to the earth are wiser and healthier and happier, but common sense tells us that it must be so" - Steve van Matre
Our Philosophy: Explore • Play • Learn
As parents, we do so many wonderful things for our children. We provide unconditional love. We encourage, we set boundaries, we advocate on thier behalf. We are the safe harbour in the constantly changing, and sometimes rough seas of life. But there are many things we alone cannot do for our children. We cannot give them self confidence. We cannot manage their emotions or motivations. We cannot feel their pain when they fall down or muster their courage to get back up and try again. Heck, most of us cannot even get our children to turn off the electronics or make their beds. What we can do for them is to create opportunities for them to grow in the ways that we alone cannot facilitate.
And boy does growth ever happen at sleep away camp!
Bear Creek Outdoor Centre is a small, family-run, residental camp near Ottawa Ontario. Our joy is creating programs and opportunities that challenge, stretch and grow children and youth. Fresh air, friends and adventure are the only three ingredients required for an outstanding summer experience for your child.
We welcome new camp families to join us this year.
Our Outdoor Centre, located on 400 acres, contains two private lakes and miles of wooded trails perfect for nature exploration, orienteering, and hiking.
For More Information: BCOC (Main Office Location) 3828 Burnstown Road Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z4
The facility is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and the staff is always friendly and professional. Without fail, my students always leave Bear Creek more than satisfied and eager to return.