Belwood News & Alerts
July 8th, 2020
We are thrilled to be launching our Online store in the next couple of days. Please check back here on how you can take advantage of the new (beta) online store.
June 24th, 2020
Due to the ongoing public health threat of COVID-19, all overnight summer camps have been ordered closed for the entire summer.
For more information, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200263/v6
June 15th, 2020
Our Breaking Ground Initiative has officially launched! Our big septic upgrade project is quickly approaching and we need your help to get it done. For more information about how you can help, head on over to our Support Us page.
VIRTUAL CAMP BEGINS
June 1st, 2020
Our virtual camp has officially begun! If you have not yet registered for Virtual Camp, you can do so on our Virtual Camp Page. We hope to see you at the live events and hope you enjoy our special pre-recorded content!
April 14th, 2020
It is with great sadness that, due to the COVID-19 virus, Belwood Lodge and Camp will be closed for the summer of 2020. This decision was made by the Board of Directors out of concern for the safety of our campers, lodgers and staff and upon the advice of our Health Committee. Our decision is consistent with advice of the Ontario Camps Association (OCA).
For further information regarding refunds, keeping in touch, etc please refer to your e-mail, as well as the letter mailed out to the addresses we have on file for each participant.
The decision to close is heartbreaking for all of us. We know how much camp means to our campers, lodgers and their families and staff. Camp has been running continuously since 1946 and this is the very last thing your Board wanted to see happen. But the health and safety of our Belwood community is our most critical responsibility. It would, quite simply, be irresponsible to open this June.
We are planning a Virtual Camp (you can now join in by clicking here!): If campers and lodgers cannot come to camp this summer, we hope to bring a little piece of camp to them. We aim to host camp activities and provide resources throughout the spring and summer for lodgers through virtual platforms such as Zoom, Facebook, and Google Classroom. This will give our lodgers the opportunity to participate in classic Camp Belwood activities such as talent shows, arts and crafts, sing-songs, movie nights, dances, and book club, as well as a chance to connect with their friends and see their counsellors too. We will provide updates on this initiative in the coming weeks.
We hope that you and your family are staying safe through this challenging time. We miss you all and we make this decision thinking about everyone and their safety – we are our own family at Belwood and it’s important that we take this time to stay home so we can come home to Belwood as soon as possible