"I trust the entire OPC experience and find their approach to education, holistic and grounded in the simple reality to KNOW – LOVE – SERVE God through the environment at the camp, through the cafe & its staff, through the programs and camp leaders."
Sean Hayes (pictured on right)
"Going to Pioneer Camp was a bonding and unforgettable experience for our students. They experienced the beauty of Northern Ontario while learning about the outdoors, about each other, and about themselves. The staff were supportive, motivational, and helped us all to feel like we were in good hands. We look forward to making trips to this camp an annual event, and one that I'm sure will be eagerly anticipated by all our students."
Fieldstone Upper School
"ALIVE Outdoors is grateful to have been running some of our programs at Pioneer for the last 3 years. We find their site offers a plethora of activities. Over the last few years as we've developed a mutual understanding and have found the Pioneer staff to be competent professionals who teach with care and intention."
"At Pioneer, our students get to experience a great outdoor education program and take away memories that last a lifetime."
Erin Mills Middle School
"Our experience at Pioneer Outdoor Education Retreat Centre was fantastic! We ran a "Peers Empowering Peers" retreat with grade 9 and grade 12 students. The staff at Pioneer were warm and welcoming, and showed a genuine interest in our students. They were encouraging, knowledgeable about the various activities, and flexible. The students loved high ropes and mountain biking. It has been a highlight in our school year and we can't wait to return next year!"
Stouffville Secondary School
"Our experience at OPC has been phenomenal. Organizing a high school leadership camp program can be a lot of work, but with the support of OPC staff, our program is always a tremendous success. Staff will do whatever it takes to make your retreat/camp as best as it can be."
Henry Street High School
"Pioneer Camp is more than just an escape from the city, it is an absolute adventure! The staff are freindly, knowledgeable and fun. Our students are still raving about the trip. We'll be back!"
Meadowvale Christian Academy
“My students arrive at Pioneer hungry to grow as musicians. They leave satisfied with a strengthened sense of character and commitment. Our new student leaders always seem to emerge during band camp weekends at Pioneer.”
Huron Heights Secondary School
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