Anchor Camp for Girls

About Anchor Camp for Girls

Anchor Camp for Girls (ages 9-14) is an exciting camp experience packed with outdoor activities, arts & crafts, drama & dance, and more! It aims to foster growth in virtue and character to enable girls in becoming the positive leaders of the future. This camp proves that making lasting friendships and having fun is a natural part of living a virtuous life!

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we have replaced our overnight camp with a three-day day camp which includes a camp t-shirt, crafts, snack, and a whole lot of fun! The three-day Anchor Camp will take place at your choice of 5 locations.

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Daily Activities

Swimming

Hiking

Sports

Talks

Dance

Drama

Mass*

Rosary*

Campfires

Crafts

*While encouraged, the religious activities are optional for campers.

Camp Dates

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Friday, August 20, 2021 - Sunday, August 22, 2021

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Anchor Day Camp for Girls Toronto

Monday, August 23, 2021 - Wednesday, August 25, 2021

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Anchor Day Camp for Girls Petrolia, Oakville, Woodstock

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - Saturday, August 28, 2021

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Anchor Day Camp for Girls Fort Erie/St Catharines

Camp Fees

Financial assistance is available – apply online here or email us at info@famfi.ca

Anchor Camp – $75/Camper

The fee for Anchor Camp for Girls 2021 Day Camp includes three days of camp. No family rate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is there a dress code at Anchor camp?

The dress code at Anchor Camp has been established to help our young women live modesty in their clothing so as to reflect the dignity of their bodies. Tight clothes or shorts that are very short reveal much of the intimate of a person’s body. While our campers are children and young ladies now, this attitude of modesty in a positive sense sets them on a trajectory of living modesty and respect of their own bodies and others into their future as grown women and leaders of tomorrow.

May I bring electronics to camp?

No. Video games, electronics and portable music devices are not allowed at the camp as they promote social isolation. We want the girls to have a positive, socially engaging, experience. Cell phones must be turned in to the camp directors upon arrival and may be picked up prior to departure.

Is there a lost and found?

We keep a lost and found bin at the camp that gets emptied at the end of the week. If items are not claimed, they are donated. Please do not bring valuables to the camp AS LOST ITEMS ARE LOST. Please LABEL EVERYTHING!

Who do I contact if I have questions prior to camp?

For enquiries prior to camp, please contact Camp Coordinators: Joanna Simpson jmjsimpson@gmail.com, 519-281-5412 (London) Tara Costain taracostain1@gmail.com, 519-542-3253 (Sarnia) OR EMAIL info@famfi.ca

What should I pack for camp?

Click here to download the complete packing list for Anchor Camp.

When do I drop campers off? When do I pick campers up?

Campers are to arrive in the afternoon of the first day (Sunday) between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. In adherence with Anchor Camp insurance policies and regulations, Anchor Camp, under the direction of Family Foundations Institute, cannot assume legal and personal responsibility for any Camper arriving before 3pm on that day. Please do not bring your girls earlier than 3pm. The staff are training and preparing to make your daughters’ week awesome!

Campers are to be picked up on the last day (Friday) at 2:00 pm.

What if a camper has dietary needs?

Anchor Camp can accommodate dietary needs if food comes prepared. Depending on the information included with your registration, we will contact you with further information about accommodating your dietary need.

What staff is at camp to care for the campers?

Anchor Staff includes three Camp Directors (including at least one Director trained in First Aid), Head Cook, Lifeguard (NLS Certified), Sports Leader, Arts Leader, several assistant leaders, and two Counselors for each group of 8 campers. All Leaders, Assistant Leaders, and Counselor attend a weekend-long leadership training program.

What is the spirituality of Anchor camp?

Anchor Camp seeks to foster virtues in young girls in an atmosphere of fun. The Camp allows the girls to realize that having fun is a natural part of living a virtuous life.

Anchor Camp has been inspired by the writings of St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei. Brief talks on virtue and character development will be incorporated into each day’s activities. Daily Mass and Rosary will be available for those who wish.

What is the camp policy on photos and videos?
Photos and videos will be taken and may be used for promotion of the activities of Family Foundations Institute. If you have concerns with this please contact us at info@famfi.ca.