Located on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula, Camp Celtic is 200 acres of playing fields and wilderness. With these facilities, as well as access to a pristine sand beach on Lake Huron, we deliver superior quality programmmes in land and water sports, media and performing arts, outdoor adventure, environmental education and leadership. Established in 1984, we are a family-run, non-denominational camp for kids from the ages of 6-18. We and our dedicated staff promise exceptional care and instruction for campers in an outdoor, technology-free, safe and accepting environment where great memories and friendships abound.
Our full-time endeavour is to provide top-notch instruction and leadership for campers with a wide range of interests and abilities from around the world.
The adventure of attending camp presents a great opportunity to grow in a safe and caring environment. It is important then, that Celtic and other camps go a bit beyond their instructional role and try to increase campers’ insight, awareness, and appreciation of self and nature.
Our promise to parents and coaches is that we will provide Celtic’s campers the very best camp experience possible.
The Camp Celtic campground is 200 acres of playing fields, buildings, forest, trails and wetlands. Surrounding Celtic in all directions is undeveloped wilderness forest. The beach facility is Sandy Beach which is found within the boundaries of the Black Creek Provincial Park. The clean, sand bottom beach is an ideal location to swim and learn to sail or paddle.
Our facilities include clean and cozy bunkhouses, central bathrooms and shower buildings, a large, regularly inspected, modern kitchen and dining facility, and a well equipped infirmary with a registered nurse.
Our sports facilities include full size outdoor basketball and tennis courts, an indoor facility for all-weather playing, a regulation soccer pitch, turf and sand volleyball courts, a ropes course and climbing walls, and an archery range.
Our watersports programme includes CL 14 sailboats and a fleet of Kayaks and Windsurfers with undersized rigging for the beginner.
We also have an outdoor stage, a radio broadcasting station, and resource huts for environmental studies and camp crafts. Our farm includes a pig-pen, chicken coop, produce garden and greenhouse.
Faculty and Staff
Celtic’s instructional and counselling staff are selected for their leadership ability, skills, and experience. Where applicable, our programme directors are professionals who have achieved provincial and national recognition in their fields.
Pre-camp training for counselling staff deals with common problems experienced by campers, especially younger and first time campers. We place great emphasis on our staff’s ability to set a good example and to become close friends and mentors to the campers entrusted to their care.
Our registered nurse works closely with in-cabin counsellors as well as the kitchen staff to ensure camper care and safety. Celtic is located within minutes of medical care at Lion’s Head Hospital, 10km from camp.
Everything you need to know about Camp Celtic is here on our website, but if you’d like more information to share with your child, parent, teacher, class, or principal you can download our PDF brochure.
You can also use our contact form to send any questions you may have. Or give us a call!
As a fully accredited member of the Ontario Camping Association, Celtic maintains the highest standards of safety, leadership, food, and sanitation. Regular visits and approval by the Ministry of Health confirm that our kitchen, washrooms, and sleeping areas meet with strict regulations.
Furthermore, our programme is recognized or approved by the following organizations:
- Ontario Camping Association
- Canadian Camping Association
- Red Cross Society
- Ontario Volleyball Association
- Canadian Yachting Association
Camp Celtic is committed to ensuring our services meet accessibility standards. Our Standards for Customer Service plan is available to you upon request. Please contact us for more information.