Anchor Camp for Girls

Summer Camping Program

Sun, Aug 18, 2024 at

3:00 pm

to Fri, Aug 23, 2024 at

1:00 pm

John Paul II Family Centre, 6679 Woodworth Rd, Port Burwell, Ontario N0J 1T0, CA


Camp is full, please contact us to be added to the wait list.

Registration Closed

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Camp is full, please contact to be added to the waiting list.

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!

Daily Activities Include:

  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Sports
  • Talks
  • Crafts
  • Mass
  • Rosary
  • Campfires
  • Card games
  • Board games
  • Reading


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the mission of Anchor Camp?

Anchor Camp's mission is to foster friendships, fun and Christian formation in the natural setting of outdoor camping.

Is Anchor Camp for me?

We would love to see you at Anchor Camp! At the same time, camp may not be for everyone. We believe that the best camp experience happens when campers and parents know what to expect and can look forward in excitement and anticipation to an amazing camp.

Review our camper Anchor Camp Code of Conduct, including Camp Safety and Special Needs, to get a sense of what Anchor Camp is all about and our scope of service. We hope we get to welcome you to our camp.

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. Download a copy of the Anchor Camp Dress Code.

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, or, or Sarah by cell phone (519) 319-5710.

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! Camp completes on Friday with a Mass for the Campers and their families at 11:00am, followed by a hot dog lunch. RSVP will be required.

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, First Aid, Head Cook, Lifeguard (NLS Certified), Sports Leader, Arts Leader, several assistant leaders, and three staff members for each group of 10 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. Mass and Rosary is part of the daily schedule.

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

What is the "Guardian Angel Program"? Why does the packing list say I need to bring stickers, treasures, or treats to camp for my "GA"?

All campers and staff at Anchor Camp participate in the “Guardian Angel Program!” We do this for a couple of reasons. First to teach the fact that we all have a Guardian Angel and also what the function of a guardian angel is. And second, to encourage everyone to care for others “like a guardian angel!” The girls and staff all love being a “GA” to another person at camp and also love knowing that someone at camp is being a “GA” for them. Click here to learn more.