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Our Story

Our Story

Our site on Round lake has a history of camp ministry going as far back as the 1950’s.  Previously, the property was owned the Middleton Family and operated as Franklin Middleton Memorial Camp, and later as Camp Kirjatharba.  The camp was purchased by the Missionary Church in 1972, and we ran our first summer as Camp Mishewah in 1973.

Our 50th anniversary in 2022 is fast approaching, and we have some special events and plans in the works.  In preparation, we want to hear your camping memories and stories. Continue checking back here for more information on how we will be collecting them.

Timeline

1971

Reverend Bill Smith brings news to the Missionary Church District Conference of a lake-front property for sale near Killaloe, ON. A stipulation by the seller says that the property must be sold to an Evangelical church group that will operate youth camps.

1972

The Round Lake property is purchased in January by the Missionary Church. A work bee is held on Labour Day Weekend.

1973

The name Mishewah is chosen, meaning "heart" in Algonquin. The first summer camp programs are directed by Ross & Audrey Gardiner.

1979

The first week of Mishewah Family Camp takes place, directed by Rev. Bill Smith

1984

A new chapel is built by Bob Shantz, a contractor from the Missionary Church in North Bay, and is dedicated on July 1.

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