Set on 750 beautiful acres, let Camp Walden make your event special and memorable.

Rent Our Camp

Located on 750 acres with a private lake, Walden is the perfect setting for you to host your next private event. Our camp offers you the most memorable canvas to create a once in a lifetime experience for you and your guests.

What We Offer

Camp Walden is the perfect venue for your next special event! We are here to work directly with you and your team to curate an unforgettable guest experience. We are located east of Bancroft, Ontario and are situated in the midst of stunning woodlands on a private lake. We’re happy to discuss your needs to create your own customized package!

Walden is an Ontario Camping Association accredited operation. The OCA accreditation assures we have met or exceeded established standards of safe operation.

Our Walden Leadership Centre offers a variety of different rental experiences.

Conferences

Conferences of all different shapes and sizes are our specialty! We love the nostalgia when we see a corporate executive immerse themselves in the wilderness for days on end… they then leave as a kid… wanting more!

Our weekend/weekday rentals include all accommodations in our comfortable, yet rustic cabins, creative camp meals and snacks to keep you nourished and excited, engaged staff to help support your event needs and of course our dedicated Producer and Director to help you create your vision!

Weddings

Weddings are unique, we know this! We are excited about this! We realize that this is the day that you and your family with remember for the rest of your life. The photos you will look back on and think “wow! Walden was PERFECT”! Let’s chat more about your vision!

Our weekend/weekday rentals include all accommodations in our comfortable, yet rustic cabins, creative camp meals and snacks to keep you nourished and excited, engaged staff to help support your event needs and of course our dedicated Producer and Director to help you create your vision!

Health and Wellness Retreats

Immersing yourself among 750 acres of the most tranquil space can be so therapeutic. Walden is surrounded by Red Pine Trees and Sodalite; both said to represent wisdom, emotional balance and self acceptance.What better place to escape to for your next health and wellness retreat.

Our weekend/weekday rentals include all accommodations in our comfortable, yet rustic cabins, creative camp meals and snacks to keep you nourished and excited, engaged staff to help support your event needs and of course our dedicated Producer and Director to help you create your vision!

Corporate Retreats

We love the nostalgia when we see a corporate executive engage in the wilderness for days on end. First, maybe a little apprehensive and then boom they then leave as a kid… wanting more! Immersing yourself in a life changing environment with no cell phone service is the best way to create a cohesive team to embark on your next quarter successfully!

Our weekend/weekday rentals include all accommodations in our comfortable, yet rustic cabins, creative camp meals and snacks to keep you nourished and excited, engaged staff to help support your event needs and of course our dedicated Producer and Director to help you create your vision!

Social Gatherings / Adult Summer Camp

We offer an all-inclusive sleep-away camp for adults – relive the nostalgic experiences of your youth and party under the stars. We cater to the needs of any social gathering including:

  • Adult Summer Camps
  • Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties
  • Family Reunions

Our weekend/weekday rentals include all accommodations in our comfortable, yet rustic cabins, creative camp meals and snacks to keep you nourished and excited, engaged staff to help support your event needs and of course our dedicated Producer and Director to help you create your vision!

School / Youth Groups

Help students transition from elementary to secondary school with fun and challenging activities. Older students are selected by your school and trained by our staff to act as mentors and group leaders, leading the younger students through sports and recreational activities. Our staff work with mentors to lead and supervise trust and team-building activities. Teachers need only act in a supervisory role.

Our weekend/weekday rentals include all accommodations in our comfortable, yet rustic cabins, creative camp meals and snacks to keep you nourished and excited, engaged staff to help support your event needs and of course our dedicated Producer and Director to help you create your vision!

Build Your Own Event

We provide the camp, you provide the private rental.

By that we mean that we are excited to feed and accommodate your guests, and help execute your vision. We expect that you will provide the decorations, tone, program, marketing, announcements, administration, and said vision. Walden staff will of course be available to help with the small details.

This is a rental relationship where you come and rent the site and use our facilities to do your own programming, we have meals for you, and are on site for any needs you might have.

Ask Sophie and Amanda anything! We are here to help!

Dates the Site is Available

The Walden Leadership Centre is open May 29th, 2020 – June 19th, 2020. And then re-opens on September 10th, 2020 – October 4th, 2020

Prices

Prices will vary based on rental group’s programming needs. Please email us to discuss further.

Our Facilities

The Activities

With our lake and acres of woodland we provide a full range of boating and other water activities, along with sports, outdoor challenges, and team-building activities that are fun for all ages. Talk to us about your group’s needs.

Available Amenities

Walden is a fully functional summer camp, offering you a retreat from busy everyday life while also providing comfortable accommodations, excellent food, and the conveniences you need to make your event a success.

Laundry & Clean Up

Camp Walden has an on-site laundry facility available if your group requires it.

We ask that guests to do their part in keeping Camp Walden clean. Time can be included in schedules for cabin clean up and packing. We also encourage our guests to preserve the natural beauty of our setting by making sure trash outdoors is put in proper receptacles. Kitchen staff maintain a clean dining hall, but we ask that all guests do their share by helping to clear the tables and dispose of waste. We appreciate your efforts in helping us to make sure Walden stays beautiful.

Equipment & Supplies

We can provide space and A/V equipment for your use at any time during your stay with us.

Projectors, screens and sound systems are available. When booking your event please inform us of your A/V requirements and we will send you through a list of what our inhouse team can provide. Anything on top of what we have is the responsibility of the client to rent and bring. We will have you liaise with our in house tech team for all of this.

Camp Walden has an Arts & Crafts building for your use, along with basic supplies.

Our sports fields and playing courts offer plenty of well-maintained sports equipment for you to use. Staff will be on-site to open sheds and collect any equipment you might need to run your program.

Internet

Walden does have limited internet access. The leaders of rental groups will be able to use the internet through our main office and if you require a specific wifi hub set up for your guests we can do so in a specific building onsite. Reminder that our wifi connection is not strong.

Food

We have talented chefs and kitchen staff on-site to prepare meals and snacks daily for your guests.  All dietary restrictions are to be provided to us by the client in advance of your stay. Vegetarian and vegan options are available for each meal, for those that require it. We are happy to hear your food ideas as many unique menus have been created by our rental groups. Please tell us your vision.

Transportation

Bussing is arranged to meet your needs at an additional cost. Buses can be scheduled before or after your regular school bus arrival times. We offer the latest school bus model, or coaches with professional drivers.

Our People

We believe that the success of any program depends on the staff. The people at the Walden Leadership Centre are all chosen for their enthusiasm and commitment. They’re here to motivate and inspire participation in young people and to help create memories for the future.

The Walden Leadership Centre’s Director, Sophie Lloyd and its Producer, Amanda Attard, are excited to work with you and to help you realize the full vision you have for your event. Sophie and Amanda take pride in meeting with our clients and designing the experience for our school groups, weddings, corporate and social events as well as conferences and adult summer camps. Sophie and Amanda both have a combined total of 15 years of experience in event production and logistics and are so exited to work with you on your next event at Walden!

Our lifeguards and waterfront staff have their national lifeguard certification and are trained in first aid. As well, the facilitators of activities are fully trained in safety and first aid and CPR. Our staff’s priority is for everyone visiting Walden to have the best possible experience.

Arrange your leadership program at Camp Walden today!