Family Camp / July 1-17

The Eastern Ontario and Nunavut District is happy to announce the return of Family Camp this summer!  Throughout July 1-17, Family Camp will consist of 3 Family Encounter Weekends; featuring services on Friday Night, Saturday Night, Sunday Morning and Sunday Evening (excluding evening service on July 17). In addition to these 3 weekends, 2 weeks of daily morning services will take place in the tabernacle.

During the weekends, we invite adults and youth to participate in the services together, while children and weecampers are participating in separate programs.  During the week, youth will participate in a separate program as well.  With the exception of Monday evenings, each week night has a themed program as listed below in our special events. 


We invite families to read through the speaker and worship biographies below and book accommodations to join us for Family Camp 2022!  Please note that all morning services and programs begin at 10 a.m.  Evening programs begin at 7 p.m. with the exception of Sunday evenings, which begin at 6:30 p.m. 

Family Camp Special Events:

July 1 / Canada Day Celebration and Kick-off Service (From 2 p.m.-4 p.m. kids are invited to visit the office for Canadian-themed balloon creations and to help make decorations for the kick-off service.   We invite everyone to meet outside the tabernacle by 6:45 p.m. as we pray for a fantastic camp season and reveal the newly renovated tabernacle prior to the 7 p.m. service.   Pack your lawnchair for fireworks after dark.)

July 5 & 12 / Evening Kids Service (The Kids are taking over the Tabernacle on Tuesday evenings with Pastor Evelyn!  Weecampers are invited to join, however parents are required to stay and provide supervision for those 5 years of age and younger). 

July 6 / Women's Day with Women's Director, Kimberley Goring, pre-registration required (Click here).  This event begins with a prayer-walk at 9:30 a.m. 

July 6 & 13 / Evening Youth Rally in the Tabernacle (Churches are invited to bring their youth group to participate.  For those looking to arrive early and use the camp's facilities and reserve dinner for your group, please contact the office to have an area reserved for your group.)

July 7 & 14 / Thursday Family Prayer Nights in the tabernacle lead by Pastor Jason. 

July 15 / Afternoon Family Festival (2 p.m.-5 p.m. Featuring an afternoon of face-painting and family relay races, while children prepare decorations for their evening party)

Food Services: Our dining hall is open daily for meals beginning with Supper on Friday, July 1, through until Sunday July 17 at lunch.  Click here to view meal times and packages.   The tuck shop will be open daily from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. as well as following evening programs from Wednesday-Sunday evenings.  

CLICK HERE to download and save an overview document to your phone for reference. 

  • WeekEND 1 SPEAKER (JULY 1-3)


    Tricia Gibb has served at Bethel Pentecostal Church in Sarnia, Ontario for the past 17 years, currently as Assistant Pastor. Following God’s call has taken her to foreign nations, teaching and preaching to every age group in Churches, camps, schools, and orphanages. Tricia’s greatest passion is to mentor young leaders, helping them to live out God’s calling in their generation

  • canada day worship (July 1)

    Matthew Moss


  • Week 1 Speaker (july 4-8)

    chris padiath

    Rev. Dr. Chris Padiath serves as the Lead Pastor at Waterloo Pentecostal Assembly, a multi-ethnic church in Waterloo, Ontario. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Master’s College & Seminary teaching undergraduate students in the Worship & Creative Arts program. Chris and his wife, Kylie, have two daughters, Olivia (14) and Sadie (12). 

  • week 1 Youth devotions (july 4-8)

    scott hoskins

    I grew up in Ottawa, Ontario and every summer my family and I would come to OVPC. It became my home away from home.  I've made some amazing relationships and have encountered God in ways that have lasted a lifetime.  It was here that I felt called to ministry.  So when I was done high school I left home to go study at Master's College & Seminary when I was done high school.  I have been the Youth Pastor at Highway Church in Hagersville since June of 2019 and have had the privilege to learn and grow under some great leaders. I have a deep desire to disciple students in a culture that is constantly shifting.  My prayer is that students would know what it means to own their faith and to discover Jesus as the answer for all their questions in their life.  I'm excited to spend this week with you all and to make some great memories!  

  • WeekEND AND WEEK 1 worship (JULY 1-8)

    Carla Small

    Carla and her husband Jason have been in ministry in the Western Ontario District for the past 20 years. From Englehart to Watertown, Carla has served as Worship Pastor, Outreach Pastor, Kids Pastor, and Church Planter. Carla is a gifted worship leader, with the ability to create an atmosphere of worship that invited other to join in. Carla currently lives in Barrie with her husband Jason and their two teenagers, Grace and Caleb. 

  • weekend 2 speaker (july 8-10)

    john raymer

    Rev. John Raymer began ministry in 1978. John has pastored four churches and successfully planted two churches. He has also travelled extensively as an evangelist and ministered with signs and miracles throughout Canada and globally. His message continues to encourage the church to enter into the fullness of Holy Spirit and receive from Him in our everyday lives.  John continues as an itinerant minister, bringing the message of faith and hope to this generation both young and old.



    Jonathan has served in ministry for the past 19 years. Most recently the Lord has called he and his family to serve in missions with Watoto, a local church that reaches the most vulnerable in Uganda and South Sudan. Jonathan has a heart to see the body of Christ released into their full potential, living lives that change their families, cities and the world. OVPC holds a very special place in Jonathan and his families heart, and he is blessed to be ministering to the camp family he loves!

  • weekEND 2 WORSHIP (JULY 8-10)

    colette myers & lorna mcdougall

    Colette and Lorna have been involved in leading in worship for over 30 years combined. They have ministered at regional, provincial and national events and initiatives in Canada and even beyond the borders of their nation.  Currently they serve as worship directors at their respective churches. Colette and Lorna are passionate worship leaders who desire to see people encounter God in worship and be transformed by Him. 

  • WEEK 2 SPEAKER (JULY 11-15)


    Peter W Cusick Bth MTS CSD

    Peter has been a pastor since 1978 and has pastored three churches during that time.  He is a Certified Spiritual Director with an active practice serving the spiritual needs of  individuals and groups—with a special emphasis to other pastors and ministers.

     He founded and is the director of Beside Peaceful Streams Inc. a ministry of prayer, soul care, and spiritual direction.  He has co-authored The BluePrint and self-published Prayers and Reflections Volume 1 and Lord Teach us to Pray. 


  • WEEK 2 YOUTH (JULY 11-15)

    DOminic cosco

    Dominic has been on staff as the Assistant Pastor at Motion Church in Morrisburg for the past 5 years. He has recently stepped down from his staffing position to pursue education, but has continued to serve at Motion Church.  He has a desire to see students live out their faith and be active in their church and community. Dominic serves on his worship team and oversees the livestream and all of the technology behind it. Dominic has a love for music, coffee, fishing, the Toronto Maple Leafs and painting miniature models.

  • WEEK 2 & Weekend 3 WORSHIP (JULY 11-17)


    Lindsay has served on the Pastoral Team of Maple Community Church since 2005.  She began as the Worship & Youth Pastor and is now the Associate Pastor.  She is third generation Pentecostal and has led worship at camps, conferences, retreats, and churches all over Ontario for many years. She is passionate about drawing people to Jesus through authentic worship, and seeing God’s presence and power at work. She loves leadership, worship, sunshine, nature, travelling, shopping, movies, coffee and chocolate!



    As a bold communicator of God’s Word, Rev Miller advocates an earnest compassion for the lost. Touching lives multi-culturally and cross-generationally, her quest is to see the next generation develop into confident spirit-empowered believers, with a boldness for God. Her desire is to train and equip all believers to function as evangelists.

    She has authored the books, “Pray Simply & Simply Pray”, “The Evangelist”, and co-authored on the recent Vol 2 book, “Faith, Life & Leadership”.

    Currently, Rev. Marie Miller serves as Lead Pastor at Pickering Pentecostal Church in Ontario, Canada.


    Evelyn Wilson

    Evelyn has been part of  children's ministry since she was 10 years old. 

    She is an ordained pastor with PAOC. 

    She is also an RECE working in a school aged program.  

    Her motto is "Jesus said feed my sheep not babysit them”. She loves to share Jesus with the kids helping them live like Jesus in their everyday lives. She is married to Brent  (who loves to fish), has 3 kids and the best 2 grandkids ever. 

  • FAMILY CAMP Wee camper PROGRAM (JULY 1-17)

    Kayla kinslow


Attending Family Camp with Children?

All campers ages 2-17 must be registered online prior to attending their first service or program.  CLICK HERE to be redirected to the form. 

Please note that all kids programs during FC are free or charge, and the form is only required to be completed once. 

Promotional Material

We invite church leaders to share our digital poster with their congregation.  Click here to download the poster image below.