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.
Camp Gitchigomee is located on the traditional lands of Ojibwe Anishinaabe Peoples. All who live and work on this land have a responsibility to acknowledge and uphold the Robinson-Superior Treaty of 1850. Part of this acknowledgement must include crediting and honouring the many ways that Anishinaabe, Métis, and Inuit Peoples have shaped and continue to shape this land, our institutions, and our communities. This acknowledgment also includes understanding how the process of settler colonialism has sought to disempower these Peoples systematically, hindering them from making these valuable contributions. Our camp, Camp Gitchigomee, was so named after an anglicized variation of the Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe language) word for Lake Superior which translates to “great sea” or “big water”: gichi-gami (pronounced gitchi-gami or kitchi-gami in different dialects). We also stand with The Anglican Church of Canada to acknowledge and condemn the role that the Anglican Church had in the cultural genocide committed through Indian Residential Schools. Camp Gitchigomee directors and volunteers are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and healing based on the principles of mutual trust, respect, reciprocity, and collaboration. We must all work together to disband the oppressive systems that currently exist in order to build a more equitable world where Indigenous Peoples, languages, and cultural practices are rightfully honoured, cared for, and protected.
REGISTRATION (ALL AGES)
Registration is currently closed – Stay tuned for 2022 Registration
Camp: Sandstone Lake
Mailing Address: PO Box 29018
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6P9
Call Us Today:
(807) 622-0020 (Voicemail)