We all need to strengthen our family ties by taking time to pray, play and stay together. The Springwater pro-life, pro-family campground have planned and welcome everyone to attend six Catholic and six “Christian” Family Weekends this year.

The campground’s mission is to provide a place for year-round retreat, reflection, recreation, and unity in a Christian environment.

The family weekends feature prayers, workshops, Mass for Catholic weekends, praise and worship services for other denominations, games, camping, skits, and much more.

Just 7 km northwest of Barrie, Ontario, off highway 26, this meeting place and “home” for pro-life, pro-family people, features 40 acres of serenity, hiking trails, a meandering creek and a reflection valley. There is an unborn memorial park where people may make and place a simple cross in memory of an unborn child or spiritually adopt one, an outdoor shrine, the Stations of the Cross, and the Ten Commandments hand-carved on two huge stone tablets.

The facilities also include play areas for children and adults, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, minigolf, a petting zoo, crafts, campfire and a snack bar.

If you are interested in registering for a family weekend contact Marilyn and Victor Carvalho, Springwater CC, RR 2, Minesing, Ontario, L0L 1Y0 Ph/Fax (705) 725-8020, 1-800-843-6013.