Programs & Activities

Berwick offers something for everyone. Here is just a taste of some of the programs and activities we have waiting for you…

Programs

Worship

Daily worship is lead throughout the week by our Theme Speaker, Bishop Yvette Founder.

Theology For Today

Theology for today is held each weekday morning, and will be lead this year by Michael Blair. All are welcome.

Morningside

Early each weekday morning, join fellow campers as they gather and worship in an early morning celebration. A special way to start your day.

Music

Under the direction of our Music team lead by Lloyd MacLean we are blessed to have a wonderful opportunity to partake in the musical celebration at camp as part of the Berwick choir.  This year Lloyd will be joined by Chris Bowman, Lorne Nehring and Asher Nehring.  

Youth Group

Youth from grades 6 right up through high school are encouraged to attend the Youth Group activities offered each weekday morning from 9:30 am until 11:30am. Excited to be heading up the Youth leadership is Paige Fraser!

Vacation Bible School

Each weekday morning from 9:30am til 11:30am, children aged four up to and including children going into grade 5 are welcome to learn about the Bible. Natasha MacIsaac, Lisa McCully and Erin Green Harris will be teaming up for a fabulous week of fun!

Nursery

During weekday mornings, parents of babies and toddlers are invited to gather at the back of the Upper Camp ground for free play time. The nursery has an enormous sandbox, a shaded play area, diaper changing facilities, and a washroom close by.

Recreational Activities

Fun activities are planned for all ages and interests throughout the week.  Join in a game of horseshoes, washer toss, 3 on 3 basketball, volleyball, scavenger hunts …. Always lots of opportunity to have some good-natured competition!

Inclusive Camping Experience (ICE)

Berwick is working to be as inclusive as possible and in 2013 started a new program. As parents and friends of people who have intellectual disabilities we have seen some of the ways that Berwick shines as an example of inclusivity and also where some improvements would benefit everyone. We are proud to have Berwick Buddies: a peer visitation program and Respite Providers: to provide accompaniment for campers with intellectual or physical disabilities so that they (or caregivers) are able to attend programming or have some personal time.

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Activities

Evening Hymn Sing

Each evening join in the fun at the dining hall as campers sing old favourites.

Munch with Munsch

Young campers (and old alike) look forward to the daily story telling just out side of Maple Cottage, by camper Brian King. Juice and cookies provided (don’t forget to bring your own cup and cookie donations are always welcome )

Book Club

 Stay tuned for details on the  books that will be discussed under the Hemlocks in summer 2014!

Children’s Crafts

Children are invited to drop by the VBS weekday afternoons at 1:30 pm to check out the daily craft.

Prayer Shawl Knitters

Susan Robinson hosts an afternoon tea and craft session for those interested in knitting prayer shawls …. or preemie hats, or any other craft destined for charity. A great opportunity to socialize will you work on these worthwhile projects.

UCW Day

Each Wednesday of camp, is designated as “UCW Day”. Invitations are extended to UCW women to partake in a special day here at camp.

Ice Cream Social

Meet up with friends old and new as you kick off the week with the Ice Cream social on the first Sunday afternoon at 3pm. Yummy treats await!

Cribbage

Try your hand at cards! Cribbage is held daily from 1:45 until 4pm at the dining hall.

Block party

Join in the fun on Hemlock Crescent mid-week as we celebrate the theme of the week. 

Yoga

Relax and rejuvenate under the hemlocks. 

Live and Silent Auctions

Don’t miss out on the action at the auction as we gather in the closed pavilion to bid on some wonderful items as we raise money for our beloved camp. Donations are gratefully accepted by auction organizers, Glen and Carol Ann Naugler.

Fun Fair

Bring the little ones out to our annual Fun Fair… Some of our Berwick youth have taken the lead with this one as they entertain the young campers with fun carnival games and activities.

Used Book Sale

Bring along some books that are collecting dust at home, and grab one new-to-you to read as you enjoy your week at camp. Some great deals as you support our camp.

Hemlock Happenings

Get caught up on what is going on ‘round camp, with our camp newspaper… the Hemlock Happenings. Published Monday thru Saturday.