Camp NeeKauNis is a Quaker camp on the shore of Sturgeon Bay, (off Georgian Bay) near Waubaushene, Ontario, 130 km. (about an hour and a half to two hours by car) north of Toronto. Programs for people of all ages offer an experience of caring and sharing in the spirit of Quakerism, in worship, play, work, and reflection. We welcome both children and adults as campers, either on their own or together. Camp can be a joyous and rejuvenating time for an adult, and an experience a child will treasure for life.
The facilities and programs at Camp NeeKauNis are the result of the volunteer efforts and contributions of F/friends over more than seven decades. Programs for families, children, young adults and mixed groups are offered in a series of camps which provide opportunities for relaxation, recreation and spiritual growth. Each camp is staffed by volunteers and paid lifeguards.
Daily worship, shared meals (and meal preparation and cleanup!), waterfront sessions of swimming and boating, games, quiet and creative activities take place in a rustic setting where campers participate and share in an inclusive and caring community.
The ongoing care and operation of the camp is under the direction of a committee of Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.
We are an intergenerational Quaker Camp. We bring people together to build an intentional community through work and play in a safe, inclusive, natural environment. We nurture the spiritual lives in our community through Quaker Testimonies including integrity, peace, simplicity, equality, justice, and unity with creation.
NeeKauNis will be a welcoming, inclusive camp with creative programming that is engaging and reflects Quaker values. We will foster a vibrant community where we come together in an atmosphere of spiritual refreshment. We will be a sustainable camp, accessible to all who wish to come, in a natural setting with facilities that are clean, safe and environmentally sound. We offer programs for all ages with a focus on youth and families.