About us


Who We Are

Camp Cherith is a co-ed, interdenominational, Christian camp located on the banks of the beautiful Clyde River. This Christ-centered camp offers a variety of outdoor skill development within the context of a community committed to the pursuit of Biblical teachings and values.

Our desire is for children, youth, and adults to continually experience the joy of life and the beauty of God’s love. Campers will have the chance during the week to learn from the Bible, and understand how it can apply to their lives, and how they can grow as Christians.

History

Our camp roots go back as far as 1948 when Camp Cherith was first held at L`Orignal, Ontario. Laurentian Camp Cherith was incorporated in 1969, initially as an all-girls camp. Boys started coming to camp in 1987. For about 40 years, we rented the campsite at Camp Kalalla, on Lac Notre Dame in Quebec. In 2008 we purchased our own property in the Lanark Highlands – formerly the River Farm Christian Campground – and we ran our first summer camp at the new property in 2009. We have changed a lot over the years, but camp still has the same purpose – to tell campers about God’s provision for their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs!

Mission

To help children and youth put Christ first in every aspect of life, to nurture healthy relationships, and to develop a positive self-image.

Core Values

• Centrality of Jesus Christ in every phase of life
• Reliance on the Holy Spirit through prayer and trusting In God’s provision
• Safety of campers & staff (both physical & emotional)
• Making a positive impact on each camper
• Developing an appreciation of God’s creation

Our staff

Heather Prystanski
Program and Fundraising Coordinator
Heather is a long time supporter of Camp Cherith Lanark, having attended as a camper since the age of 7 and volunteering as staff for the past 9 years. Heather has a background in Event Management, and has worked on a variety of Festivals and Events. Most recently, Heather was working with Power to Change and BreakForth One, Canada’s largest Church-Equipping Conference. She is excited to make the transition to working for Camp Cherith Lanark full time and has many big ideas!
Joey Molloy
Ministry Director
Rev. Joey B. Molloy has been active in youth ministry for the last 25 years. Serving as a youth pastor in Osgoode, Sault Ste Marie and for the last 15 years at the Metropolitan Bible Church in Ottawa. Joey is a graduate of Briercrest Bible College (’94) and Briercrest Seminary (’06). Joey has been married to Sheryl since 1993 and has two adult sons; Sammy (20) and Liam (18) and one daughter Eleyana (5).