A camper balances on a windsurfer during free swim.


Camp Ke-Mon-Oya believes that young people can experience God's presence in their life by interacting with His creation. By going to camp, children and teenagers can hear God's message in a powerful and personal way. We also feel that the camp environment allows kids to develop social skills and strong character. Camp Ke-Mon-Oya is operated by North Toronto Christian School, a non-profit, interdenominational charity that strongly believes in Christian education and its value in the camp atmosphere.


Camp Ke-Mon-Oya is located on Lake Chandos just outside of the town of Apsley, Ontario. Apsley is 65 km north of Peterborough and 45 km south of Bancroft along Highway #28.


The program at Camp Ke-Mon-Oya aims to balance the social, physical, educational, and spiritual aspects of camp life.

Activities are an important part of camp, and campers can choose two major activities that they will participate in throughout the week. The activities that are offered are kayaking, canoeing, swimming, wilderness, arts & crafts, photography, sports, drama, and archery. Four additional activities are offered exclusively at Teen Camp: windsurfing, sailing, rowing, and woodworking.

Free swim takes place during the afternoon in Lake Chandos. Campers are given free rein of the swimming area, the beach, and the diving tower under the supervision of lifeguards and counsellors. There is a swimming evaluation held to determine the swimming level of each camper, and lifejackets are available for those who need them. Occasionally, campers are also given the option to use the kayaks, canoes, and windsurfers during free swim.

Counsellors lead campers in singing worship songs outside. Wide games are played daily. Some popular ones are Capture the Flag, Flame Battlers, and Mission Impossible, which span the camp property and involve all campers.

In chapel, praise songs are led by counsellors and there is a speaker to talk to the campers about God and His Word. Chapel is held twice a day and gives campers the chance to connect with God in between camp activities. Cabin devotions also take place after lunch. They allow campers to learn about God directly from their counsellor and cabinmates.

Canoe trips are organized on the weekends for teen campers who are interested in spending two days with other campers and counsellors, participating in various activities: exploring the wilderness, learning valuable skills, enjoying the outdoors, and having fun! Basic swimming and canoeing skills are required. However, placement into the canoe trips is not guaranteed and will be decided by the camp director, based on numbers and the weather forecast.


The camp week at Camp Ke-Mon-Oya goes from Monday to Friday. Campers are required to be at North Toronto Christian School by 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning, as the bus leaves for camp at 9:00 a.m. On Friday, campers return to NTCS at approximately 4:15 p.m. North Toronto Christian School is located at the intersection of Highway 404 and Highway 401 in Toronto.

For more information regarding times, prices, and locations, download the general information document. However, if you live close to the camp and are interested in day camp, download the day camp information document. Updated dates and fees can be found on the Summer page.
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