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

JP Fournier
Fundraising Coordinator

An honours graduate of the Festivals and Community Events Management course at Algonquin College, JP has raised funds for several national charities and has worked for not-for-profit organizations and the City of Ottawa in producing successful festivals and public events over the past couple of decades. At church, he plays a lead role in a toddler children’s ministry and in the audio-visual team. He is excited to have the opportunity to share Christ with youth through his work with Camp Cherith.

Lisa Donald
Administrative Assistant

Lisa grew up overseas as a missionary kid, is a graduate of Prairie Bible College, and has a background in music, camping and aquatics. She is involved in leading music and women’s ministries at her church in Arnprior, where her husband Bruce is a pastor. Together, they have 3 grown children.

She is excited to serve God and invest time & energy at Camp Cherith!

Joey B. Molloy
Ministry Director
Rev. Joey B. Molloy has been active in youth ministry for the last 25 years! He has served as a youth pastor in Sault Ste. Marie and Ottawa. Joey is a graduate of Briercrest Bible Church ('94) and Briercrest Seminary ('06). Joey has been married to his wife Sheryl since 1993, and they have two sons (Sammy and Liam) and one daughter (Eleyana).