Summer Camp

To find information about our summer camping program for 2023, click one of the buttons in the Summer Camp dropdown menu. Some general information about the summer camping program is also included on this page.


The Burry Heights Camp and Retreat Center was officially opened on March 21st, 1982. It is located approximately one kilometer south of the Trans-Canada Highway on Salmonier Line (Exit 35). Each summer the Burry Heights Board of Directors organizes a series of camp which are supported by the United Church, however campers from all denominations and faiths are welcome to attend. All camps are 5 days long, beginning on Sunday and ending on Friday.


Camp activities vary among age groups, but generally include activities such as:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Sports and Large Group Activities
  • Nature Exploration
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Spiritual Fellowship
  • Talent Show
  • Dance
  • And lots more!

What to Bring

  • Sleeping bag or bedding
  • Pillow
  • Swimming clothes
  • Towels
  • Face cloths
  • Toiletries
  • Pen
  • Notebook
  • Flashlight
  • Rain gear
  • Enough clothing for a week
  • Needed medication

In addition, campers can bring supplies for the talent show and themed meals as they please. Each camp also includes a special dinner and dance; please feel free to bring items needed for these events as well

Do Not Bring

  • Cell phones
  • Gum
  • Snack foods
  • Nail polish
  • Scented products

These items can create difficulties for the counsellors at camp in terms of security, as well as pose a threat to individuals with allergies.

The prohibition of these items is STRICTLY enforced. Burry Heights is not responsible for loss or damage to any item that is brought to camp.

Burry Heights is also a tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, and drug-free facility. Individuals caught with any of these will be sent home at the expense of the parent/guardian without a refund.

The Camp Director (with permission from the Board of Directors) reserves the right to dismiss a camper, who in his/her opinion, has displayed unacceptable behaviour and/or has not complied with the rules of the camp.

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