John Paul II Family Centre

Nestled among the natural surroundings of Southwestern Ontario.

The John Paul II Family Centre is affectionately known as the JP2 centre. This centre offers the priceless opportunity to step away from the busyness and noise of our lives and encounter nature, peace, quiet, and God.

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About the John Paul II Family Centre

The John Paul II Family Centre is owned and operated by Family Foundations Institute as the campsite is home to FFI’s family-strengthening summer camping programs: Knight’s Quest Boys Camp, Anchor Camp for Girls, and Family Camp.

Location
6679 Woodworth Rd
Port Burwell, ON N0J 1T0
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The centre is also available to rent for your own social or family gathering. JP2 centre offers brand new recreational facilities including an in-ground pool, large recreational hall, commercial sized kitchen, private bunkhouses, and a small meeting hall, all nestled in the picturesque, wooded area close to Port Burwell, Ontario.

Features

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Main Hall

Main Hall has a fire code capacity of 125 people. Main hall has tables and comfortable padded folding chairs for seating of 85 people. Main hall is fully winterized, has A/C. Within main hall is commercial sized kitchen, small meeting room. Facility is wheelchair accessible.

Kitchen

Includes walk-in fridge, separate entrance for easy food deliveries, large freezer space, pantry storage, full line of dishes, cups and cutlery, standard supply of spices, standard supply of cooking supplies (baking dishes, pots, pans), serving platters, industrial grade kitchen sink, grill, 2 convectional ovens.

Washroom & Showers

Modern shower facilities (3 shower stalls for each) available in the men’s and women’s washrooms in the community center. Washrooms include 3 toilet stalls for each men’s and women’s. Large family/staff bathroom.

Wifi available if requested (additional cost).

Mini Hall

Located just steps away from cabin complex, the mini hall has 3 separate single washrooms (with shower in each). Mini Hall also has large meeting room (50-person capacity) with fridge & microwave. Meeting room has A/C and projector equipment for presentations, etc.

Cabins

There are 4 triplex cabin buildings on the JP2 Campsite for a total of 12 separate cabins. 8 of the cabins house 12 single bunks; 4 of the cabins are smaller and house 4 single bunks. Each bunk has new hospital grade nylon-plastic covered mattresses. Cabins are equipped with electricity and are winterized. Each cabin has windows and overhead fan (no A/C). Each cabin has key-lock entry. Site capacity is 64 bunks.

Pool

Modern 25,000-gal in-ground pool with spacious pool deck, pool deck benches and chairs included. Fully gated. Lifeguard not included.

Outdoor Activities

Large beach volleyball court, large coverall providing excellent outdoor space rain or shine, walking trails through wooded areas, gaga ball pit, soccer field, golf-frisbee.

JP2 is a pet-free campsite.

Reviews

Hear from previous users of the John Paul II Family Centre.

It was amazing! The place is magnificent! Everything went well, people were happy, and we really appreciate all the accommodations that you did for us!

We had an amazing weekend. Thank you so much for all the work you did so we could camp there as a group. Everyone loved it.

Rental Fees

Find the rental opportunity that best suits your needs.

Book now to determine your specific arrangements and pricing.

Peak Season – $1800/night for entire site

3rd weekend of June to Labour Day Monday

Includes twelve cabins (4 triplex buildings), main hall, mini hall and bathrooms, pool, grounds and trails, volleyball court.

4pm arrival time, 1pm departure time.

$500 deposit

Max group size of 125, $500 surcharge for larger groups

$200 reduction if >3 days stay

Mid-Peak Season – $1300/night for entire site

May 1 – 3rd weekend of June and Labour Day to Thanksgiving weekend 

Includes twelve cabins (4 triplex buildings), main hall, mini hall and bathrooms, grounds and trails, volleyball court. Pool is not available during mid-peak season.

4pm arrival time, 1pm departure time.

$500 deposit

Max group size of 125, $500 surcharge for larger groups

$200 reduction if >3 days stay

Off-Peak Season – $1200/night for entire site

Includes twelve cabins (4 triplex buildings), main hall, mini hall and bathrooms, grounds and trails, volleyball court. Pool is not available during off-peak season.

4pm arrival time, 1 pm departure time

$500 deposit

Max group size of 125, $500 surcharge for larger groups

Other Rental Options

Available during off-peak season only.

  • $400/day use of mini hall ($200 deposit)
  • $575/day use of main hall ($200 deposit)
  • $400/night + $125/cabin/night mini hall only, all grounds, rented cabins ($200 deposit)

Availability

We are now accepting bookings for 2023.

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