2018 Season is coming soon! Mark these dates on your calendar.
Each Family Camp week is 5 days long, beginning on a Sunday and ending on a Friday night.
2018 Season:
Sunday July 22 – Friday July 27, 2018 at John Paul II Cultural Centre, Port Burwell
Sunday July 29 – Friday August 3, 2018 at John Paul II Cultural Centre, Port Burwell
Sunday Aug 26 – Friday Aug 31, 2018 at St. Vincent de Paul Camp, Bothwell

Registration Form

Online payment option is available here. You must also complete and email/mail the Registration Form to complete your application process.

Family Foundations Institute is excited to offer three weeks for family camp in Southwestern Ontario this summer.


Family camp is a wonderful opportunity for families to relax and play together in a wholesome environment. At family camp, we strive to create an atmosphere of outdoor rest and recreation for Catholic families, who join together for shared vacation time.


With a hired cook and kitchen staff to prepare three hot meals each day, families can relax and enjoy unstructured time just being together as a family, or connecting with other great families.


Each family enjoys the privacy of an individual cabin. Each cabin has bunk beds (mattresses provided), room for luggage, play pen or even an air mattress. All meals are shared together in the common eating area/lounge. When it’s not mealtime, the camper lounge can be anything from a games room, reading nook, discussion table, or craft zone. The campground offers a pool, walking trails and great children’s outdoor activities.


Family camp is a place where children can play with physical and moral safety, and parents can learn from each other in their great project of raising their children and growing continually closer to God.
Daily activities include loads of free time for swimming, playing sports, card and board games, reading, visiting with others, eating great food, going on hikes, etc as well as optional scheduled activities including parent discussion time, daily Mass, rosary around the campfire, a Mom’s tea and a Dad’s campfire. There is also opportunity for confession throughout the week.
All of this takes place with a respect for freedom, a positive outlook on the world in an outdoors, media / digital technology-free environment.




Family Camp offers a memorable and impactful experience to your family’s life. Attending is a special decision for a family to make. Please read the following documents to help you understand what Family Camp is all about:

General Information and Guide to Family Camp
Family Camp Mission, Core Values and Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct has been created to ensure a positive experience for all families at Family Camp.
If you have specific questions about Family Camp, please contact us at and we will pleased to respond.


The cost to attend Family Camp is $850 for the week per family.
Financial sponsorship may be available, contact .

Payment Schedule:
$200 deposit due upon booking to reserve your space.
$650 to be paid on the following dates: June 1 – $250; July 1 – $200; August 1 – $200
Payments can be made online, by post-dated checks, or e-transfers, or credit card payment.
Checks should be made payable to Family Foundations Institute.


To register, please complete:

Registration/Waiver form

Mail forms along with payment information or post-dated cheques to:
Family Foundations Institute – Family Camp
203 Reycraft Ave, Glencoe, ON N0L 1M0
Your spot will be reserved when deposit has been made.


$200 Deposit or full $850 amount can be paid via online registration



John Paul II Cultural Centre is a brand new campsite just outside of Port Burwell.  Amenities include a fenced pool, large rec hall, covered volleyball court, sports fields, woods and trails, and the Lake Erie beach only 5 mins away.


St. Vincent de Paul is a 46-acre campsite on the Thames River outside of Bothwell.  Amenities include a large rec hall, a new fenced swimming pool, canoeing, fishing, hiking trails, sports fields, basketball court, sports equipment, and dress up clothing.


At both sites, families will be housed in cabins / buildings.  (Each family will have its own cabin / room).  RV hook-up is also available, and tenting at a reduced fee could be a possibility for any interested families (FFI has a good supply of tents).  There are triplex cabin spaces for 12 families at JPII and 14 single and duplex spaces at Saint Vincent De Paul.