About Us

Doug and Marion Robinson
Doug and Marion Robinson

Hope Valley was founded by Doug and Marion Robinson in 1988. The Robinsons sought to provide a free camp experience to the children of Peterborough and the surrounding area who otherwise could not afford to go to a summer camp. The first free camp program was offered in 1989. It is a Christian based camp with a focus on The Good News from the Bible.




THE GOOD NEWS: At Hope Valley we teach the Good News about about God, who CAME to the earth in human flesh as Jesus. This same Jesus DIED on the Cross for our sins, AROSE from the dead and ASCENDED to Heaven. He now sits on the throne waiting to RETURN again. Having conquered death, He offers everlasting life to anyone who follows Him. As followers of the Risen Jesus, we are now called to follow His commandments, such as: Love God and Love Your Neighbor. 


The camp is run by 50-75 staff every year. Most of our staff are volunteers and don’t expect anything in return. We are all on a mission for the well being of the local youth in our community!

The camp has is been solely run on free will donations since 1989. There are no fees to attend Hope Valley Day Camp and no child is denied attendance to camp due to their financial state.

We are a registered Canadian charity where any donations are gratefully accepted. We will provide a tax-deductible receipt for our donors at the end of the year.

Hope Valley Day Camp is supervised by the Board of Directors of Kawartha Christian Ministries. All members also volunteer their time and resources in providing our free services to the local communities. They additionally oversee any long term plans, site developments and camp policies.

If you have any other questions, send us an email at info@hopevalley.ca or visit our “Contact Us” page.