The mission of Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp and Retreat Centre is to provide a welcoming, peaceful gathering place where diverse groups of people experience life-giving connections with God, one another, and nature.
From its beginnings as a farm property, Hidden Acres has been planting seeds of faith and hope in the lives of people of all ages, seeking to honour the Lord Jesus Christ through programs and facilities that promote our core values:
- worship and reflection
- recreation and fun
- rest and renewal
- personal growth and discipleship
- leadership development
- appreciation and care for the natural environment
Who We Are
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.
A Little Bit of History...
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.
To learn about our 50th anniversary celebrated in 2012, click HERE.
Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp Association
Our association is an important part of Hidden Acres and is made up of supporters who share their wisdom as we make decisions on the direction of the camp along with providing a solid support base for the work that we do. For more information on the association and how you can be a part of it, click HERE.