Camp 2022 Starts
Summer 2022 Update:
It is with mixed emotions that we announce we will have to cancel the previously planned summer kids camps this July. The board has had to make this difficult decision due to many factors, one of the biggest being the difficulties securing camp staff, in particular lifeguards, leading us to realize that the traditional model of camp would not work this year. We are currently exploring how to run family style camps this July, please see our registration page for details and how to register!
Important COVID-19 Update:
Camp Gitchigomee strives to provide a safe community for all participants; as such, we have created a vaccination policy as part of our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Camp Gitchigomee is following the recommendations of Public Health Ontario and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) regarding vaccinations during all camp-run events going forward at this time. We are therefore requiring all participants at Camp Gitchigomee, over the age of 5 – including campers, volunteers, and staff – to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (defined here by The Ontario Ministry of Health) or have a valid medical exemption (defined here by The Ontario Ministry of Health).
Campers, volunteers, and staff participating in 2022 summer camps will be required to complete a Declaration of COVID-19 Vaccination as part of the required health form. This form and the information it contains will be protected with appropriate safeguards in accordance with Ontarios’ PHIPA, 2004.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, please refer to https://www.tbdhu.com/VaccineFacts#
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 (75th (+2) Anniversary Reunion)
Registration is open!
Camp: Sandstone Lake
Mailing Address: PO Box 29018
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6P9
Call Us Today:
(807) 622-0020 (Voicemail)