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Nested on the scenic Beaver Creek River in the town of Gilmour, Anchor Retreat Centre hosts Christian summer camps and church retreats in a unique atmosphere. Situated on a 10+ acres of lush forest, Anchor provides a wilderness experience only 2.5 hours away from Toronto with beautiful log structures surrounded by pine trees, rolling hills, hiking trails, and the winding rivers offering comfortable accommodation for our guests. The facility has several buildings and structures that can be used: a main lodge that has a meeting hall on the ground floor, and bedrooms on the two upper floors; each bedroom is fully equipped with a full washroom, closet and balcony. Anchor also has a waterfront restaurant with an indoor and outdoor deck, a large meeting hall of a capacity of 110 seats fully equipped with an AV system and a chalet that includes bedrooms, a kitchenette, and washrooms. This is in addition to outdoor facilities and recreational areas that include several sports courts.

Anchor Retreat Centre is owned and managed by Land of Hope.
Land of Hope is a Christian charitable organization registered in Canada since 2012. The organization is committed to spreading hope throughout North America. Land of Hope is committed to spreading the Good News of the Gospel through Victorious Festival, Anchor Retreat Centre and several other projects, as well as extending a helping hand to the needy and the poor in our communities through Impact outreaches. Land of Hope also plays an active role in raising awareness against cancer and fighting hunger, providing support to organizations that are dedicated to such honourable causes like Canadian Cancer Society and Daily Bread Food Bank.


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Facilities & Services

Accomodation
Accomodation
Anchor features beautiful log buildings among which is the main lodge where rooms are elegantly furnished, featuring comfortable pine bunk beds. Each room has a full washroom with a shower or jacuzzi. Wifi available on site. Our private chalet is a beautiful log cabin that offers a magnificent view of Beaver Creek River and is a few steps away from our restaurant. The chalet features two floors, a kitchen, two bathrooms, a private outdoor fire pit and large attached deck.
Winter Activities
Winter Activities
Winter activities at Anchor include:
– Ice fishing in the river
– Skating
– Nearby trails for cross country skiing
– Table tennis
– Foosball
– Camp fire
– Board games
Summer Activities
Summer Activities
Summer activities at Anchor include:
Soccer and volleyball courts, biking, bubble soccer, hiking, nearby trails, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boats rides. River for fishing, table tennis, foosball, camp fire, board games, giant Jenga.
Restaurant
Restaurant
You don’t need to worry about food during your stay at Anchor!
Our waterfront restaurant provides superior quality meals and snacks for our campers all which is included in your camping package. The restaurant has a beautiful outdoor deck where our guests can enjoy their meals while profiting from the amazing view of the Beaver Creek River.
Wildlife
Wildlife
Anchor is surrounded by nature – nestled comfortably amongst pine trees, rolling hills situated directly on the scenic Beaver Creek River in the town of Gilmour, in Hastings County.
Get ready for amazing scenery of wild life during your stay at Anchor.
Meeting Space
Meeting Space
Anchor has a large meeting hall of a capacity of 110 seats fully equipped with an AV system that you could comfortably use to hold indoor meetings and the main lodge also has a smaller meeting hall on the ground floor of a capacity of 60 seats.
If you’re planning on outdoor meetings, you won’t run out of options at Anchor where there is plenty of outdoor space suitable for meetings for large crowds.

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Make a Suggestion
Make a Suggestion
If you have a suggestion of a new feature you want to see at Anchor, please let us know. We are committed to studying each suggestion, and if deemed feasible, implementing it at Anchor.

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Make a Donation
Make a Donation
You can offer a donation to be used for the expansion of Anchor and/or the maintenance cost.

To make a donation for Anchor, please click here. Your donation will be directed to Land of Hope, the managing organization of Anchor, and you will receive a tax receipt for the amount of your donation.
Become a Volunteer
Become a Volunteer
You can volunteer to be one of Anchor staff for a period of time that suits your availability.

To volunteer at Anchor, please fill out click here to fill out our contact form indicating your availability.
Tell Us What You Think
Tell Us What You Think
If you have recently stayed at Anchor, we would love to hear from you about what you think of your stay and if you would recommend Anchor to others.

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