"I think the camping experience at Pioneer is excellent for my child's character and spiritual development"
"My daughter came home with the realization that God loved her deeply and she could influence her world with that love"
"My children will never forget what they have learned from your camp and all the amazing staff there. You are truly God's gift to our family. We love you all and thank you dearly for all that you have done for our children. My children came home and already started organizing their stuff for camp next year. I wish I could send them longer however I would miss them too much! Thank you again!"
"Ontario Pioneer Camp has had a great influence on our children's live spiritually. Michael is better prepared for confirmation this Fall, and Ellen has really grown spiritually in her four years with you. The LIT experience this year was amazing! I don't know how you find the staff that you do, but keep up the great work. I was so moved at Chapel Point. Thank you for your wonderful camp. It has enhanced all of our lives."
"It increased her independence and helped her grow spiritually. She loved the song/singing and when she got home downloaded Christian music on her iPod."
"I went to Pioneer camp for 2 weeks when I was nine. Still remember bible verses I learned and the activities I did and the songs I sang. I'm so glad I have been able to send my kids to camp for the past 9 years. I think it has been an amazing experience for them. My daughter cried for the first time when she had to leave this year. She really connected well with the leaders and support staff."
"My daughter is currently in the LIT program and through speaking with her I already see how your program is constantly reinforcing the need to seek God and His wisdom. She is really maturing in her faith due to the consistent support and encouragement she is getting from your staff. For me personally, the incident that most clearly stands out in my mind is 'Diddy' answering a child's questions about God while he threw up in the toilet. He wasn't feeling too well (obviously), and was being sick in the bathroom, we (the nurses) had sick kids and counsellors literally out the door of the infirmary and she came in to help. She volunteered to sit with the 'puker', while we dealt with the others. When we checked in on her, she was patiently answering questions, Bible in hand, sitting on the floor with the poor kid, between retching spells. Once he was settled, she grabbed a cloth, cleaned the bathrooms and was gone. This happened last year, but stands as a constant standard that we have observed year after year not only in caring for the campers, but even more importantly, modeling an example of true leadership through servant hood. Well done!"