Greetings past camper / staff / family,
At Camp Gitchigomee we really missed seeing everyone and making camp memories with you last year. This has been a difficult year and we have been thinking about and praying for our Camp Gitchigomee friends and family. We are sad that this will be another year without the joyful voices raised in song, playful splashes in the lake and laughter during games and campfires. So, this year we want to bring the camp to you! We have a few fun camp events you can do in your home this July. We hope you will participate and share these new memories with us. We encourage all campers, parents and staff to join in the fun! All participants will receive a special edition 2021 Camp Gitchigomee log to add to their collection. Keep an eye on our social media where we will post photos and entries.
That’s right – we are going to have secret pals this summer! Participants will be assigned a name to make a craft for, someone will make one for you, and at the end it will be revealed who made each gift! This will require drop-off at either Gathering Table Anglican at 228 Pearl Street, or St Thomas Anglican at 1400 Edward Street South and we will deliver your gift to you the next day. Secret pal gifts can take any form. Some ideas from past camps include: popsicle stick creations, poems, drawings, cards, friendship bracelets, wall hangings… or anything you can think of!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of participants, your address, and which church you will drop off at to register by Saturday, July 10th. Secret pals will be assigned on July 11th.
Craft drop-off will be on July 17th from 4-6pm, and delivery will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, July 18th. If there are any issues with these times or dates, please reach out and we will do our best to make accommodations so you can participate.
Campfire & Photo/Video Contest!
For many of us, campfire is a favourite part of the day at camp! We have shared many laughs and meaningful moments. We would love for you to send us a photo or video of you doing your favourite campfire tradition from home or past years at camp for us to share on our social media. This can be singing your favourite song, doing your favourite skit, telling your favourite joke, or any other campfire-type performance. Do you have a different favourite camp activity? Send us a photo of you and your family doing your favourite camp activity! Maybe it’s canoeing, swimming, Bible study, archery, washing dishes, crafts, cleaning the biffies, eating with a silly utensil, getting the sand out of your bed, dressing up in a costume, Christmas in July, tuck, or something else we do at camp.
Please submit photos or videos by sending them in a message on Facebook or email to email@example.com with the participant’s first names and contact info by July 25th, but submissions are encouraged all month long. All entries will be put into a draw to win camp merchandise! Winners will be announced on July 31st.
We look forward to seeing all the fun activities and enjoying a virtual campfire all month long!
Click to Download the digital image, colour it in, and send it to us for a chance to win some Camp Gitchigomee merchandise!
Please submit completed colouring sheets by taking a photo and sending it in a message on Facebook or email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the participant’s first name, age, and contact info by July 25th, winners will be announced July 31st. Colouring pages with the participant’s first name will be posted to our social media and one winner will be chosen from each age group 6yrs and below, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, and 15 and up. We are really excited to see the art you create! Send in as many entries as you would like!
We are all really looking forward to seeing your faces and your creativity to remind us of the joys of camp this season. We may be far apart, but our Camp Gitchigomee community remains strong and ready to welcome you back as soon as we can. If you have any questions or want to learn how you can be more involved, we would be happy to hear from you on Facebook or via email any time. We know the past year has been very challenging, but please remember that you and your families are always in our hearts and prayers.
Joyfully in Christ,
Camp Gitchigomee Board of Directors and Volunteers
Camp 2022 Starts
Camp Gitchigomee is a Christian, not-for-profit summer camp located at the east end of Sandstone Lake, about a 75 minute drive southwest of Thunder Bay.
Camp Gitchigomee was established in 1945 by the Thunder Bay Deanery 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.
REGISTRATION (ALL AGES)
Registration is currently closed – Stay tuned for 2021 Registration
Camp: Sandstone Lake
Mailing Address: PO Box 29018
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6P9
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(807) 622-0020 (Voicemail)