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.
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!
• 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