Each year, on the weekend following Labour Day, there is an All Grebel Retreat at Camp Trillium, on Rainbow Lake near Waterford.
This is the final event of orientation week where students, faculty, and staff take time out to relax and get to know each other away from the college setting.
The residence will be entirely closed and all residents are expected to go. If for some reason you are unable to attend, arrangements must be made with the Director of Student Services.
Transportation for students is provided. If associates plan to take their own transportation, please notify Pam Bartel in Student Services.
Rainbow Lake, in Waterford, has generously been donated to Camp Trillium by the Long Point Region Conservation Authority. The 143 acre facility is a child's paradise, providing a 35 acre private lake for water sports in the heart of a wooded wilderness.
Rainbow Lake is a year round facility that has fully winterized buildings. Rainbow has 8 cabins that are a semi-attached design able to accommodate 16 people in each side and washrooms. You need to provide your own bedding.
From Hamilton/Toronto to Rainbow Lake
Follow Highway 403 West past Brantford. Exit at Rest Acres Road (Highway 24) and follow it South (28 kilometres) until Thompson Road (County Road 9) and turn Left. Rainbow Lake is approximately 1.5 km on the left side. If you have gone to the town of Waterford you have gone too far.
From London to Rainbow Lake
Follow Highway 401 East to Highway 403. Take Highway 403 East to Rest Acres Road (Highway 24) and follow it South (28 kilometres) until Thompson Road (County Road 9) and turn Left. Rainbow Lake is approximately 1.5 km on the left side. If you have gone to the town of Waterford you have gone too far.
View the directions to Camp Trillium on Google Map.
The cost of the retreat is included in the residence and apartment fees for all on and off campus residents. For off campus associates the cost is $72.00.