Camp URU is a day camp for boys and girls around ages 10-12, created by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington. We are committed to standards of the highest quality and are constantly striving to improve our service.

Camp URU is an ideal setting for life changing, fun filled adventure and a wise investment in your child’s life. Campers will learn how to build strong self-compassion and positive body image while maintaining healthy lifestyle choices through understanding mental health, mindfulness and emotions, creating a balanced life and constructive choices that are right for them as an individual.

There is a cap of up to 14 children per week so don’t delay and reserve  your spot now!  This year’s camp dates are:

July 8 – 12   |   July 15-19   |   July 22-26   |   July 29-Aug 2   |   Aug 12-16   |   Aug 19-23

FAQ about Camp URU

What ages is Camp URU ideal for?

We feel the content is best intended for children coming out of or going into grades 5 and 6.

What is the cost and what does it include?

The cost of the week long day camp is $150 and it includes the programming, a camper tshirt, healthy morning snacks every day and a healthy lunch on the Friday that the kids prepare together.  An excursion is still being planned. Last year the excursion was zip lining over the Grand River.

Is there any financial assistance for families that need it? 

Yes! We have a number of subsidized spots that have been supported by different service clubs and community members. What an awesome community!! See the button below to fill out the form and submit it to be considered.

Where does Camp URU take place?

We start and end each day at our base, which is at Melville United Church.  To be clear, this camp does not have any religious affiliation, it just works out that Melville has a great space at an affordable rate.

We like what we see here… what is the next step?

If you are happy with all of this, we encourage you to click the “Register Your Camper” button and reserve your campers spot with payment.  We will be in touch shortly afterward to collect more information like emergency contacts, allergies and tshirt size and then we will be in touch closer to your camp date with a “what to bring to camp” message and welcome!

How do you make it fresh for returning campers?

Because this program is based off the Go Girls and Game On programs we have so many games and activities to bring the messages and concepts to life in a way that campers don’t realize they are learning!  We are also working on adding some off site excursions to our program and bring back campers favourites.

“My son was not excited to go to Camp URU, just having spent two weeks at a high energy and expensive sports camp. He went to the first day, was very quiet but wanted to go back. Turns out he liked taking a week to turn it down a notch, explore the person he wants to be and made some new friends. He has already asked if he can do Camp URU again!” – Mom of Camp URU Camper
“My daughter struggles with anxiety and was very comfortable talking in the small groups you created. She felt like it was a very safe space and the counsellors ensured that. We made huge gains in areas of eating disorders, self esteem and self confidence specifically. Thank you – there is no camp like this in our area. You did a great job!” Mom of Camp URU Camper
“My grandson, who never wants to go to school, and did not want to go to this camp for the record – loved Camp URU. He can’t wait to go back to school in the Fall because he finally feels like he has tools to use when the kids that pick on him try again. He loved the conflict resolution game as well as the part about decision making. This has helped him and so I thank you!” Guardian of Camp URU Camper