Who We Are.


Camp Cherith is a co-ed, non-denominational, Christian camping ministry. We are an accredited member of the Ontario Camping Association and Christian Camping International. Camp offers campers a Christ-centred outdoor program that encourages spiritual and personal development along with skills development and a greater appreciation of God’s creation around them. Camp presents each child with the reality of Jesus Christ as the living Savior, and an opportunity to have a personal relationship with Him. Campers will have the chance during the week to learn from the Bible, and understand how it can apply it to their lives, and how they can grow as Christians.

Our Mission.

Our mission is to develop strong, confident, Christ-centered individuals by bringing scripture to
life, empowering a supportive community, and participating in skill-building and creative
activities.

Camp Values.


Live All In.

Our desire is for children, youth, and adults to continually experience the joy of life and the beauty of God’s love. We are a community founded on living all in at camp and outside of camp – there is nothing greater than experiencing life together to shape, replenish, and bring growth for everyone.

Be Empowered.

We cherish the responsibility of empowering the children, youth and adults of tomorrow. Everyone grows when they are inspired, filled with purpose and motivated for change. Our camp and our leaders believe in encouraging that anything is possible. We use “Be” as an opportunity and “Empowered” as a window for change.

Built through Action.

Our actions and workmanship are what makes us dynamic, relatable, and unique. Every individual is blessed with God-given skills and abilities. Our team is an assembly of different passionate people who actively use their gifts to serve and create to make a difference in our community.

We are Cherith.

We are Cherith From campers to staff, we endure because of the lasting relationships we create together with respect and integrity. Together, the powerful relationships we create helps to reinforce our identity, provide a place where we can belong to, be stronger together, and remind ourselves that we are part of something bigger: we play important part in God’s kingdom.

Camp Values.


Live All In.

Our desire is for children, youth, and adults to continually experience the joy of life and the beauty of God’s love. We are a community founded on living all in at camp and outside of camp – there is nothing greater than experiencing life together to shape, replenish, and bring growth for everyone.

Be Empowered.

We cherish the responsibility of empowering the children, youth and adults of tomorrow. Everyone grows when they are inspired, filled with purpose and motivated for change. Our camp and our leaders believe in encouraging that anything is possible. We use “Be” as an opportunity and “Empowered” as a window for change.

Built through Action.

Our actions and workmanship are what makes us dynamic, relatable, and unique. Every individual is blessed with God-given skills and abilities. Our team is an assembly of different passionate people who actively use their gifts to serve and create to make a difference in our community.

We are Cherith.

We are Cherith From campers to staff, we endure because of the lasting relationships we create together with respect and integrity. Together, the powerful relationships we create helps to reinforce our identity, provide a place where we can belong to, be stronger together, and remind ourselves that we are part of something bigger: we play important part in God’s kingdom.

What We Believe.

We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
(John 14:16-17, Matt. 28:19)

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
(Matt. 1:18-23)

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God, in-errant in the original writings, and of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
(II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 3:16-17)

We believe that man was created in the image of God; he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born in sin and this sinful nature is the origin of all sinful acts in thought, word and deed.
(Gen. 1:26, Romans 5:12, Isaiah 59:2, Romans 6:23)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
(Romans 5:8-9)

We believe that all who receive in faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God.
(John 1:12, Romans 8:9)

We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ and His ascension to heaven, and in His present work as High Priest and Advocate.
(I Corinthians 15:3-4, Hebrews 4: 14-16)

We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ.
(Acts 1:11, I Thessalonians 4: 16-17)

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just to everlasting blessedness, and the unjust to everlasting punishment.
(Acts 24:15, Revelation 20:15, Romans 6:23)

We believe in equal value of all persons regardless of gender, race, nationality, age, religion,
sexual orientation, social or economic status, incarceration, those with special needs or the
unborn. We believe that all should be treated with respect and honour.
We believe that God created male and female to live in complimentary relationship and that
the practice of any sexual activity is to be reserved for the exclusive, life-long marriage.
We believe that we honour God by caring for the world God created. We are to be faithful
stewards by using and not abusing the earth’s resources.
We believe that government and other authorities have been established by God and
humankind is responsible to comply with the laws of the land.
Since many denominational groups are involved in Camp Cherith, our staff members are asked not to promote or practice denominational distinctions, which are not found in our statement of faith. We encourage the unity we find through the Holy Spirit by adhering to the basic beliefs we hold in common.

Our History.


Our camp roots go back as far as 1948. Laurentian Camp Cherith was incorporated in 1969,
initially as an all-girls camp. Boys started coming to camp in 1987. For about 40 years, we
rented the campsite at Camp Kalalla, on Lac Notre Dame in Quebec. In 2008 we purchased
our own property in the Lanark Highlands – formerly the River Farm Christian Campground –
and we ran our first summer camp at the new property in 2009. We have changed a lot over the
years, but camp still has the same purpose – to tell campers about God’s provision for their
physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs!

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