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Retreats & Conferences

Design your own custom IAWAH experience.

Throughout the year, make IAWAH your own for events, retreats and conferences.

Flexible Facilities

IAWAH can accommodate guest experiences that range from a technology-free cabin experience to lodge rooms, with wifi-enabled conferences.

Amazing Food

Allow our team to create a delicious and balanced menu or work with our culinary team to design a menu that meets all your dietary needs.

Natural Amenities

From a breath-taking lakefront with over 2500 meters of shoreline to our 220 acres with stunning hiking trails, IAWAH’s unique location is a truly inspiring backdrop.

At IAWAH, we take care of all the details so you can connect, relax and enjoy our natural setting.

Our Facilities

Max Capacity: 137 (winter), 297 (Autumn & Spring)

We have a number of rooms and sleeping options for your consideration. In the early Autumn and Spring, our cabin and tabin villages are also available for booking, expanding capacity for larger groups and giving you a variety of options to create your custom IAWAH experience.

Cabins

Guests per Cabin: 10 guests
Maximum: 130 guests (13 cabins)
Availability: Spring & Autumn
Cabin Map

Tabins

Guests per Tabin: 6 guests
Maximum: 30 guests (5 Tabins)
Availability: Spring & Autumn

IAWAH Lodge

Guests per Room: 3-6 guests
Maximum: 72 guests (12 rooms)
Availability: Spring, Autumn, Winter
IAWAH Lodge Floor Plan

Bush Lodge

Guests per Room: 4-6 guests
Maximum: 34 guests (8 rooms)
Availability: Spring, Autumn, Winter
Bush Lodge Floor Plan

Derbyshire Lodge

Guests per Room: 3-6 guests
Maximum: 29 guests (5 rooms)
Availability: Spring, Autumn, Winter

Derbyshire Lodge Floor Plan

CW Leach Complex

Guests per Room: 2-4 guests
Maximum: 11 guests (4 rooms)
Availability: Spring, Autumn, Winter
CW Leach Complex Floor Plan

What It's Like To Stay At IAWAH

For over 65 years IAWAH has been providing camp, conference and retreat experiences to people of all ages in the greater Ottawa and Kingston areas. Our facilities reflect an ongoing commitment to experiencing the best of nature and our beautiful, rustic setting along the shore of Wolfe Lake. 

Room Experience

Every cabin & tabin is protected from the elements and includes access to electricity and multiple single-mattress bunks.

All IAWAH lodges are fully winterized. IAWAH Lodge, Derbyshire Lodge and Townhouse offer dorm or family style bathrooms while Bush Lodge and C.W. Leach Complex offer double beds and in-room bathrooms. 

Shared Amenities

Community life plays an important role at IAWAH and across our beautiful property we have a number of spaces that are available for use by everyone. 

These include shared bathroom and shower facilities, campfire pits, indoor and outdoor lounge spaces as well as our dining spaces.

You’ll also be able to use our tetherball courts, Gaga-ball pits and grassy fields, hiking trails, and skating pond on a first-come, first-served basis (booked sessions available upon request

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Meals at IAWAH

Community and connection are a big part of the IAWAH experience that often happens around a great meal. Our culinary team is excited to serve you and your group a variety of tasty options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack. 

Meals include a variety of options like soups, salads, fruit and desserts at dinner. IAWAH works hard to accommodate dietary restrictions. 

Activities at IAWAH

IAWAH plays host to an amazing natural setting with a variety of activities available to guests.

Spring/Autumn Activities

  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Tetherball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Gaga-ball

Winter Activities

  • Broomball
  • Sliding/Tubing
  • Hiking
  • Skating (weather permitting) 

Specialty Activities (Additional Cost)

  • Indoor Archery
  • Indoor Climbing

Conferences & Meeting Spaces

IAWAH provides access to a number of meeting spaces for large group gatherings and smaller breakouts. We also work with you on your specific audio and visual needs to ensure we have the right equipment in place to accommodate your group.

Custom Experiences & Add-ons

Our goal is to help you get the most out of your IAWAH experience. Many of our facilities, amenities and activities are included in our per-guest pricing. If you’d like to further enhance or customize your experience, we’d be happy to accommodate. 

Please mention any customization or add-on requests to our team when booking your event.

Included

  • Meeting Room
  • Tables, Chairs, Flip Charts, Extension Cords
  • Self-guided Recreational options
  • Basic PA System (6-channel board)
  • Podium, Microphone & Music Stands
  • Campfires
  • WiFi

Add-On

  • LCD Projector
  • Keyboard
  • Sheets, pillows, bedding
  • Dining table linens
  • Custom Meeting Room Setup
  • Additional Meeting Rooms
  • Advanced PA System
  • IAWAH Instructed Activities & Team Building

FAQs

Camp IAWAH does not serve peanut or tree nut products. We endeavor to find nut-free ingredients, however some are labelled by the manufacturer as “May contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts and sesame seeds” or “May contain traces of nuts, tree nuts and other seeds.” IAWAH’s head cook will coordinate safe food preparation and alternate menu items will be provided to the best of our ability. Those with severe allergies are strongly advised to communicate their needs to the camp through their Group Contact. Guests are encouraged to bring their own peanut-free baked goods for snacks and desserts. All guests with severe allergies are encouraged to speak with the kitchen staff should they have any questions or concerns regarding the ingredients of a particular food.

Camp IAWAH hosts many retreat groups from church and para-church organizations around Eastern and Central Ontario. We also host large professional conferences set within our rustic, natural environment. IAWAH’s purpose is to plant seeds of faith, nurture disciples and cultivate leadership.

Camp IAWAH asks event organizers to acquire Off-Property Liability Insurance to provide coverage to a group having a function on a site other than their own (i.e. school or church building). While IAWAH does carry its own insurance, in the case of a claim, the organizers of the event would be the first party to be sued in any legal action. If there is no insurance, then the organizer places his or her own personal wealth on the line. 

IAWAH promotes an alcohol-free and drug-free environment. Smoking of any type is not permitted in any buildings or in public areas, such as the beach or activity area. 

Yes. Each member of the group needs to sign and submit an IAWAH Guest Agreement. Waivers are collected by group leaders beforehand and submitted in one large batch. 

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