The Diocese of Algoma is privileged to have three active camps: Camp Gitchigomee serves the region of Thunder Bay; Camp Temiskaming is situated near the communities of Haileybury, New Liskeard and Cobalt, and serves the Temiskaming Deanery; while Camp Manitou, in the beautiful waters of the Georgian Bay, hosts campers from across the diocese. While each camp is separately incorporated, each has a strong Anglican presence.
Camp Gitchigomee is a Christian summer camp located on Sandstone Lake near Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario, and offers week-long coed camps for Junior, Intermediate, and Senior age children. Activities at the camp include archery, bible studies, canoeing, campfire, crafts, land & water games, light duties, nature studies and swimming.
Camp Gitchigomee was established in 1945 by Thunder Bay Anglican churches, and became a not-for profit corporation in 2007. It continues to be administered, maintained and supported by volunteers and local Anglican parishes. For additional information, explore the Camp Gitchigomee website.
Camp Temiskaming brings all the key elements of camping together.
Combine the magic of a beautiful Northern Ontario setting, the fun and adventure that comes from an interesting camp program, their talented staff as well as their rustic atmosphere and you’ve got a camp experience that will not only change the lives of our campers, but often of staff as well.
Located on Fairy Lake about ten miles west of New Liskeard, Camp Temiskaming has a peaceful charm that invites you to withdraw from the hectic pace of modern life and enjoy Christian community in the beauty of northern nature.
Camp Temiskaming’s youth summer camps are programs that offer affordable and accessible recreational opportunities to all children within a structured setting.
More information is available from the Camp Temiskaming website.
Camp Manitou is located 8 miles west of Whitefish Falls. The La Cloche Mountains provide a wonderful backdrop for the Camp, which fronts on the North Channel of Lake Huron. The setting is rustic yet majestic.
Physical facilities include ten sleep cabins, a main lodge and dining hall, canoes and kayaks, a sauna, an outdoor chapel, tennis and basketball courts, a ball field, hiking trails, an excellent sandy swimming area, outdoor privies, wood/solar shower house, and solar powered lights.
Skilled and enthusiastic volunteers provide leadership for youth and family camp programs. The camp is accredited by the Ontario Camping Association. More information is available from the Camp Manitou website.