Adult Programs

Please note: All May, June and July 2020 events (including Children’s Camps and Youth Programs) have been cancelled. Please read our COVID-19 Statement here.

Our programming feels so alive because it is grounded in UU values and our UU communities. Facilitators will be working with staff to ensure programs are carried out safely, including limiting the number of participants. If you are interested in participating in a program, please register in advance.

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2020 Adult Programs at Unicamp:

Fees quoted below do not include accommodations. Please e-mail bookings@unicampofontario.ca to arrange accommodations.


August 7–9: Sacred Circle Dance

This is a program of exploration of the world around us and within through simple movement to a variety of world music. Dances are relaxing and playful, uniting us in mind, body and spirit. No experience or partners needed! Bring drums or stories to share, scarves and sacred objects to adorn our dance area. Facilitator Barbara Herring has led Sacred Circle Dance since 1996. She has led dance events in Ontario, BC, and the USA. Barbara brings a sense of calm, joy and reverence to the dance. She is joined by the well-known facilitator and choreographer Anne Crowe. Book early; enrollment is limited to 25. To Register or get more information, contact Barbara at 705-748-6886 or barbfish1@sympatico.ca. Program Free: $65 (sliding scale available)


August 7 (4pm)–August 9: Dog Welcome Weekend 1
August 9–August 14 (9pm): Dog Welcome Week

We welcome campers’ canine pets during specific Dog-Welcome dates. For our complete Dog and Service Animal Policy, please click here.


August 9–August 14: Family Camp Week 1: Kitchener-Waterloo/Cambridge

Families from the Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge areas will be our special guests during this week, but of course everyone is welcome! For more info, visit our Family Camps webpage here. (This is also our Dog Welcome Week).


August 9: Board Meeting: All Board meetings are open to Unicampers. Meet your 2020 Unicamp Board and Senior Staff members!


August 16–August 21: Family Camp Week 2: Hamilton, Guelph & Peterborough and Friends

Families from Hamilton, Guelph and Peterborough and their friends will be our special guests this week, but everyone is welcome! Book your spot early as this week is expected to fill up early! For more info, visit our Family Camps webpage here.


August 21–August 23: Magic of Music with Michael Moon

Relax and deepen into the magic of music and its amazing healing properties. The most powerful instrument is the human voice, closest to our body and our spirit. Come learn how to use it as a simple, yet profound healing tool. You don’t have to be a musician or singer to experience the magic. We will explore the basic principles of sound healing, drumming, chanting, group improvisation, and more. If you play a musical instrument, bring it along. Michael shares his 30 years of study and practice of sound healing and music production. Part participants have said: “The best workshop of its kind,” “So much fun and so relaxing,” and “An Amazing experience!” Includes a special concert with Michael on Saturday night. Info: mm@thetempleofsound.com Program Cost: $114


August 23–August 28: Family Camp Week 3: GTA

Families from the Greater Toronto Area will be our special guests this week, but of course everyone is welcome! For more info, visit our Family Camps webpage here.


August 29–September 4: Public Speaking Workshop

Through this powerful program you will learn to speak for success. Whether you are speaking to 1 or 1000, at conferences, boardrooms, within your congregation, or to share your story; confidence, clarity and creativity are key components for engaging and connecting you to your audience. Craft a story, presentation or message; use these techniques at home with your kids, within the community or at work and business. Build your communication skills to persuade, help others understand or share your expertise. Be ready to have some fun, practice your learning on the spot and leave with confidence, clarity and creativity to take your message, story, keynote or presentation to any audience. Cost: FREE (For preparation of materials, please register in advance); please e-mail bookings@unicampofontario.ca to arrange accommodations.


August 30–September 4Connecting with Nature Art Retreat with Lauren Renzetti.
(Sunday, August 30th, 5–9 pm; Mon to Thurs, 7:30 am–9 pm; Friday, September 4, 7:30 am–4 pm)

We will be starting Sunday at 5 pm with introductions and continuing until Friday 4 pm. Unicamp and its environs will be our inspiration with its picturesque vistas, dappled ponds, rolling hills, fantastic forests and expansive skies. We will explore the perfect location and capture the light of morning, afternoon, dusk and sunset. In three or four sessions a day we will create a series of small works in watercolour or drawing media of your choice with on-location drawing and painting. These may be finished works or studies for future paintings. Go off on your own, or stick with the camaraderie of the group. Be introduced to a variety of techniques and strategies to create interesting compositions. Use colour theory to create depth. NEW: We will explore principles of composition, along with principles of design. Learn about the close view with single objects & the long view using panoramic skies and hills. End the day with a constructive critique and reworking that day’s studies. Discussion about Kim Dorland, Tom Thompson, Emily Carr, & The Group of Seven and other contemporary artists and their styles will also help round out this week-long immersion into the Canadian Landscape. This retreat is for all abilities, whether you are a practicing artist or just starting out, you set your own pace. Bring your own materials. Program fee: $154.50 for the workshop. For additional information or enquiries: mckinleyrenzetti@gmail.com.


Sept 5: Unicamp’s 51st Annual General Meeting

Join us Saturday at 10 am for our Open Forum and Visioning Session, followed by the Annual General Meeting at 1:30 pm


October 9-12: Unicamp’s Thanksgiving Weekend and Dog-Welcome Weekend.

Come and join us for a mixture of community work on Saturday, as we ready for the winter. Help prepare our Sunday Thanksgiving feast, apple pick, hike, chop wood, join in for campfires, sing-alongs, games in the dining hall and even a late fall swim! The leaves are beautiful this time of year! Join us for Sunday worship service at 10 am, with brunch at 11 am and dinner at 5 pm. Other activities happening throughout the weekend are: Saturday night dance, group hike (1-2 hours), a fall craft hour and gratitude sharing circle.  Cost:

  • Cottage + Meals: $100 per person
  • Dorm or Tent + Meals: $85 per person
  • Youth 5-15 + Meals: $50 for the weekend

October 11, Thanksgiving Feast only: If you are unable to join us for the whole weekend, consider joining us for Thanksgiving dinner on thanksgiving Sunday at 5:00pm. Fee includes day pass to camp: Adults $30, youth 5–15 years $18.


October 15 : Camp Closes.


Family Camp Talent Show