About St. Brigid’s Summer Camp
St. Brigid’s Summer Camp was founded in 1972 with the aim of providing a true camping experience to underprivileged children and youth from Ottawa’s Lower Town. Today, nearly 50 years year later, we are a registered charity that continues to offer a quality summer camp experience to children and youth of all backgrounds. Our camp is located on beautiful Lake Manitou, near Low, Quebec. We are a waterfront-based camp that offers traditional camping activities including swimming, canoeing, hiking, games, arts and crafts and campfires. St. Brigid’s Summer Camp is open to children aged 8 to 14. We offer three camp sessions for boys in the month of July and four camp sessions for girls in the month of August. Each camp session runs from Monday to Friday (five days/four nights).
St. Brigid’s Summer Camp also offers a two-week Leader-In-Training (L.I.T.) program for boys and girls who have completed Grade 9 or 10. The program focuses on personal growth and developing leadership skills that can be used in everyday life. Participants in the L.I.T. program will enjoy our camp’s traditional games and activities but will also have the opportunity to experience a variety of group activities designed specifically for the L.I.T. program. In addition, participants are able to earn their 40 hours of community service – a requirement for their Ontario Secondary School diploma – by spending time shadowing counselors under the guidance of their L.I.T. Director(s), Head Counsellors, Program Staff and Camp Director. For full details about the program, please visit the L.I.T. program page.