Camp Adonai is a non-profit volunteer driven organization which operates a Christian summer camp for young people ranging in age from 9 to 15 years old. The camp runs for two, one week periods on the Scouts Canada Camp Opemikon camp site located on Christie Lake, near Maberly Ontario.
The camp’s purpose is to provide an environment that encourages spiritual growth and fellowship amongst young people; a balance of light Christian study, lively discussion and of course the fun and games expected at any well run summer camp.
Established in 1962 by members of the Christian Reformed Churches of Eastern Ontario, camp continues to provide young people a rich source of spiritual growth and enjoyment for more than fifty years.
Spring is upon us and we remember a warmer time and place with a message about Camp Adonai in August.
Last year, 2015, we had 112 junior campers attend the Junior week and 86 campers attend the Senior week. We hope to build on the many wonderful weeks of previous camps. I would like to express my thanks to many of you who gave words of encouragement and gratitude for Camp Adonai. The real reward is experiencing the smiles and laughter from campers during camp and, on the last day, the hugs and tears as they say their good-byes to new found friends. This is what makes the camp so worthwhile and has kept me involved for so long. A special thanks to Pastor Sid Ypma and Pastor Brian Barr for their spiritual direction last year, and to the many volunteer staff who make the two weeks of camp such a special time for the campers. Each week requires about 38 volunteers in the roles of counsellors, cooks, nurses, lifeguards, sports personnel and support staff to ensure that Camp Adonai runs smoothly.
Camp Adonai 2017 will be held at Camp Opemikon on Christie Lake. It is scheduled from Sunday, August 13, 2017 to Friday, August 18, 2017 (Junior week aged 9 to12), and Saturday, August 19, 2017 to Saturday, August 26, 2017 (Seniors aged 13 to 15). The camp fees are $210 and $275 respectively. This is possible only by the generous support of the Christian Reformed churches. The Board has had several meetings and continues the planning of another two great weeks of camp. Camper/Counsellor application forms are right here on the web site.
Enjoy all of the various pictures and videos taken over the years of ‘camp’ in the Archive. Whether you want to see the very first years at Franklin Middleton or the continued fun at Round Lake, Camp Kagema or at Opemikon, see them here. The various photo portfolio’s will catagorized in easy to find sections.
A day at camp
- 7:15am – polar swim, rise and shine, cabin and camp cleanup
- 8:00am – Breakfast, chapel, cabin session, workshops
- 12:00pm – Lunch, hikes, canoes, games, tuck shop, free time
- 5:00pm – Supper, all camp activity
- 8:30pm – Campfire, snack, prepare for bed, lights out
For all campers looking forward to camp 2017, registration forms are now available for download. Look for more announcements as your camp week approaches. Please register early.
Please review camp preparedness information found under the ‘For Campers‘ menu tab on this web page. Confirm your camp date, where the camp is located, what to bring (what not to bring), camp activities and lots more. Have fun at Camp Adonai 2017. See you at camp.