Christie Lake Kids Camp

On the surface, our summer program resembles that of many other camps. The difference is that our programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of children living in low income households. Exceptional staff ratios allow for dedicated behaviour management, all activities are geared towards the development of physical and socio-emotional skills, and our programs are fully subsidized for families who are eligible.

During their time at camp, children learn core skills in the areas of swimming, canoeing, camping, ecology, art and drama, rock-climbing and leadership. Each summer campers earn a new, higher level of badge in each of these skill areas. In working through the program, children find they have accomplished things they never thought were possible, and are more resilient to face challenges in life. They have learned they can succeed, and they take this improved self-image back to their activities in the city.

Our camp programs do more than just provide children and youth with life-long memories. Our programs help develop resiliency, allowing these children to lead happy and successful lives.



This program has a particular approach or emphasis.

  • Canoe Tripping
  • Classic Summer Camp
  • General Camp
  • Leadership
  • Outdoor Adventure / Tripping
  • Outdoor Education


Session Types

This program offers the following types of sessions:

  • Overnight Program

Session Timings

This program offers sessions during these parts of the year:

  • Summer

Session Lengths

This program offers the following session lengths:

  • 2 Weeks



This camp offers sessions for these ages:

  • 8 Years
  • 9 Years
  • 10 Years
  • 11 Years
  • 12 Years
  • 13 Years
  • 14 Years
  • 15 Years


This camp offers sessions for these groups:

  • All Genders (2SLGBTQIA+ inclusive)


This program offers the following activities:

  • Baseball / Softball
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Biking
  • Bouldering Wall
  • Camping / Cookouts
  • Canoe Trips
  • Canoeing
  • Capture the Flag
  • Climbing Wall
  • Cooking
  • Counsellor in Training
  • Crafts
  • Dance
  • Diving
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Gardening / Farming
  • Gymnastics
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Lifesaving Society Instruction
  • Low Ropes/Team Building
  • Mountain Biking
  • Multi Sports
  • Music
  • Nature Studies
  • Red Cross Instruction
  • Rock Climbing
  • Singing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming (Instructional)
  • Swimming (Recreational)


This program offers the following kinds of support:

  • ADD / ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioral or Emotional Concerns
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Dietary Restrictions
  • Facial Differences
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health
  • Tourette Syndrome


Subsidy Program

This program offers subsidies. Contact them for more information.

Contact Info

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1264 Althorope Rd
Westport, ON
K0G 1X0

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Primary or "On Season" Number

Secondary or "Off Season" Number
613-742-6922 ext. 233

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