Hidden Acres is a 22 acre camp and Retreat Centre nestled among the gently rolling hills and farms of Perth County in Southwestern Ontario and has been operating for over 50 years. It is owned and operated by a private association of Christians (over 100 at present) and is affiliated with the Mennonite Church of Eastern Canada. In the early 1960’s, interested members of the Mennonite Church began with a vision to serve the needs of people through camping. Starting with tents and the stone farmhouse on the present site, summer camps were begun for boys and girls. Through the years individuals have committed their time, expertise and finances to develop a multifaceted program and year-round facility to provide a setting in nature for people to experience a meaningful encounter with God through times of recreation, relaxation, reflection and worship.
The Hebrew word “shalom”, or “whole-ness”, describes our desire to take into account the spiritual, physical, social, emotional and educational needs of children, adults, and families. Our goals also include providing opportunity for nurturing Christian discipleship and promoting awareness and respect for the natural environment.