Our History

Campfire! Bible Camp originated in 1997 as a project of the Cornerstone Canadian Reformed Church in Hamilton, Ontario. A core group of youth with a passion for outreach nurtured the vision for this mission.  Their aim was to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with children and youth in the city of Hamilton.

Campfire! held its first years of camp at Goodyear Memorial Scout Camp, in Orangeville, Ontario. After much blessing and growth, the need for a larger facility became quickly apparent. A building campaign was launched and in 2005 the Lord provided a new property located in Markdale, Ontario. Thousands of volunteer hours contributed by countless individuals have helped to create the beautiful facilities that now grace the 165-acre property.