Special Works

Camps for Children

 

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Toronto Central Council, helps over 1,600 children each summer attend overnight camp, registering eligible campers through home visits. Each camper’s holiday is fully subsidized through the generous  support of Parishioners and in the case of Camp Ozanam, through the Archdiocesan ShareLife Campaign in partnership with Catholic Charities.

If you know of a child of a child who may benefit from this experience, please contact the Central Office at 416-364-5577 or email campinfo@ssvptoronto.ca for further information.

 

We are accredited by the Ontario Camps Association, for more information on these and other camps, please click the link Ontario Camps Association

 

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 Staff Application

Interested in working at Marygrove Camp for Girls or Camp Ozanam for Boys? Please Click on the link to download the information letter and application.
Camp Staff Application

 

Marygrove Camp – Overview

Marygrove Camp provides a fully subsidized camping experience during the months of July and August for 1,100 plus girls between the ages of 5 and 13. Located on Georgian Bay near Penetanguishene, Ontario. Marygrove Camp is a residential camp situated on Georgian Bay , near Penetang, Ontario. Open to eligible girls ages 5 – 13, Marygrove provides an 8 day camping experience for children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy a camping adventure. Families who are experiencing financial or domestic hardship may contact the Society to determine their eligibility. The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Toronto Central Council, helps over 1,000 girls each summer, registering eligible campers through home visits. Each camper’s holiday is fully subsidized through the generous support of an annual Camp Collection held in the parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto.

What’s it like up there?

Picture 39 acres of beautifully treed grounds, a quarter mile of waterfront, with sandy beaches and a football size playing field. Now picture yourself enjoying nothing but fresh air, good friends and the great outdoors and you have just captured the wonder of Marygrove Camp. Campers participate in a full range of activities, including swimming, canoeing, crafts, drama, sports, co-operative games, cook-outs, sleepovers, hikes, star gazing and camp fires. Our location on Georgian Bay provides excellent opportunities for swimming in a shallow, supervised swimming area. Each session celebrates a special theme recognizing our favourite seasons and events throughout the year.

 

 Camp Ozanam – Overview

Camp Ozanam provides a fully subsidized camping experience during the month of August for 600 boys between the ages of 7 and 12. Camp Ozanam is open to eligible boys ages 7 – 12, Camp Ozanam provides a 7 day camping experience, in the month of August, for children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy a camping adventure. Families who are experiencing financial or domestic hardship may contact the Society to determine their eligibility.The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Toronto Central Council, helps over 600 boys each summer, registering eligible campers through home visits. Each camper’s holiday is fully subsidized through the generous annual support of Catholic Charities, funded through the Archdiocese of Toronto ShareLife.

What’s activities do campers participate in?

Campers participate in a full range of activities, including swimming, camp crafts, ball hockey, archery, hiking, biking, tenting, Frisbee golf, volleyball, basketball, obstacle course challenge, camp fires and canoeing.

 

 

Marygrove Camp – Information for Registered Campers

Camp Ozanam- Information for Registered Campers

Camp Ozanam Events

Camp Marygrove Events