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Trail of the Pines Day Camps


Trail of the Pines is back! That’s right, we’re rebranding our Stayner day camps. Our partnership with the US-based organization that first helped us launch our Heroes On The Move day camp program ended a number of years ago, and we felt it was finally time for a name change. What better or more descriptive title for our dynamic kids programs held beneath our beautiful trees than the classic name we used for over 50 years of amazing overnight camp programming? Welcome back TOP!

Trail of the Pines Sports Camp

Ages 6-12
July 3-7, 2023

We are partnering with Scripture Union for a brand new Sports Camp experience!  At SU Sports Camps, the coach is Jesus and the challenge is to follow him!

Start getting excited!  The week will be packed with skill development, games, scrimmages, and awards, as the campers rotate through 3 sports – soccer, ball hockey, and a daily mystery sport! This will be a recreational sports camp, meaning the emphasis will be on having a blast while also growing in confidence and making new friends. Best of all, we will be looking at the Greatest Coach of All time who invites you to be His friend; that is…Jesus!  This will be an unforgettable time and we can’t wait to see you!

John O’Sullivan from the Changing the Game Project says this: “it is crucial for a child under the age of 13 to participate in more than one sport”.  At SU Sports Camp, under the kind hand of SU interns and Stayner Camps’ own huddle coaches, campers will be encouraged through every activity.  These leaders are excited about working with 6 to 12-year-olds.  Exceptional coaching fosters teamwork and a sense of belonging during each sports session and daily team talk. Don’t miss out on this camp experience at Stayner Camp this summer!

Trail of the Pines Creative Arts Camp

Ages 6-12
July 10-14, 2023

Introducing Stephen and Tricia Preston of Funtastical Studios, bringing you our new Creative Arts Camp experience!  If you believe this week of excitement will capture your camper’s interest, then read through the description and head straight to the registration button.

This is a week of art, creating and discovering more about God, the ultimate creator.  In this arts-focused week, we will be launching our campers into everything creative!  We will explore painting, drawing, music, nature, sculpture, stories and more as we get your creative juices going in this fun-filled week!  You will be encouraged to experiment, discover, learn, have LOTS of FUN, and of course, we will also learn about the greatest artist of all, God our creator.

Here are the highlights of the creative arts activities your campers will participate in:

Doodle Art

Bring your imagination to create unique designs and patterns. We will use markers, pens, and coloured pencils to create unique designs and illustrations. You will learn to develop your own personal style of doodle art using different doodling techniques to create your very own doodle masterpiece.


In this exciting comic making workshop, you’ll learn how to bring your ideas to life through the art of storytelling and illustration. From character creation to storyboarding, you’ll gain the skills to create your very own unique comic book!

Tie-Dye Shirts 

Learn how to design and create a tie-dye shirt of your very own. Have fun experimenting with inks and colours and learn how to create unique patterns and shapes for your one of a kind shirt.

Liquid Pours

In this messy and fun-filled class, you’ll learn how to create stunning artwork using this unique painting technique. We’ll teach you the basics of mixing and pouring acrylic paint, so you can create your very own beautiful and one-of-a-kind masterpiece!

Song Writing 

In this class you will learn the 4 elements of what makes a great song: melody, chords, lyrics, and emotion. Learn about song structures, genres, how to create great lyrics, and how to record your ideas. We’ll listen to examples, and learn how to build your own song from the ground up.

Paper Quilling

Get ready to explore the beautiful art of paper quilling! With strips of colourful paper and a quilling tool, you’ll learn how to create intricate designs and shapes that can be used to decorate cards, frames, and more. Our instructors will guide you through the process, sharing tips and tricks for creating beautiful quilled art that you’ll be proud to share with your friends and family!

Intro To Acting 

Get ready to take the stage in our intro to acting workshop! You’ll explore the exciting world of acting, from learning to express yourself through voice and body language to creating characters and performing scenes. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a newfound appreciation for the art of acting and the skills to pursue your passion!


Experience the magic of pottery without the need for a kiln! You’ll learn how to work with air dry clay and use various techniques to create unique pottery pieces. This class is always a hit and you’ll walk away with one-of-a-kind creations that you can use for decoration or give as gifts.

Retro Art History

Step back in time and explore the bold and vibrant world of retro art! You’ll learn about iconic art movements of the 60s and 70s, such as pop art, and create your own works inspired by the likes of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

Trail of the Pines Day Camp

Ages 6-12
August 21-25 &
August 28-September 1, 2023

We are excited to be introducing two new weeks end-of-summer day camp at Stayner!

5 days jam packed with outdoor games, crafts, stories, and food. Let your kids experience traditional day camp, grow in their faith, and make tons of new friendships.  Come enjoy all the traditional summer camp activities that you love, and end your summer off right!

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