Cave Springs Camp was able to operate this Summer with the help of the Ontario Trillium Foundation

Cave Springs Camp, Retreat & Conference Centre is thrilled to have received a $50,000 grant from the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund – Operating stream, administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). The 12-month Community Building Fund grant was to help continue operations post-pandemic so that we could adapt and deliver summer camp to local families in the community.

“I wish to extend my sincere congratulations to Cave Springs Camp, Retreat & Conference Centre as recipients of support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.  I know the provincial grant has been put to great use and will assist Cave Springs in serving local families in our community for many more years to come.  The critical character formation and interactive faith-based educational opportunities provided through Cave Springs is truly remarkable, and I extend my heartfelt appreciation to you all on behalf of the Government of Ontario and residents of Niagara West.”   said Sam Oosterhoff, MPP

The Community Building Fund grant helped transform our operations to meet public health requirements and adapt to new ways of working post-pandemic in the digital world. With new programs, like our Leap Frog camp we strived to enhance the camper experience during these past months at Cave Springs. The positive feedback that we have received from parents has been overwhelming this past summer.

“We understand the need to create a safe socially distanced and clean space for all participants and visitors at Cave Springs. We are learning to communicate virtually with our families through our website, social media and email. Now, more than ever, our mission is to ensure that children and youth in the community can discover, grow, renew & celebrate nature through safe participation at Cave Springs.” said Krystyn Keir, Executive Director

To learn more about Cave Springs Camp, visit our website. To help Cave Springs Camp reach their annual fundraising goal please donate here or contact Krystyn Keir, Executive Director at

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Since 2020, OTF has supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit to learn more.