George Pringle Memorial Camp

In 1949, a gorgeous 22-acre property on the shores of Shawnigan Lake was purchased thanks to the financial support of Chris Spencer of Spencer’s Department Store (now the Bay Centre in Victoria, BC).

The property was purchased from Colonel Armstrong and his wife, famous opera star Dame Nellie Melba, and converted into a sleepover camp by the Victoria Presbytery of The United Church of Canada.

Our first campers arrived in 1950 and slept in the Silver Palace (the old barn painted with silver paint from Capital Iron).

Today, Camp Pringle offers campers, students, families and private rental groups rustic cabins, heated showers and a spectacular dining hall constructed in 2010.

What's New

Our Mission Statement:

We provide opportunities for campers of all ages and backgrounds to experience God’s love in close relationship with other people and the natural environment.

Our Vision:

To transform the lives of young people and their families through fun educational programming and comfortable facilities in nature. To develop confidence, maturity, inclusion and social and environmental awareness in every camper.


Camp Pringle is proud to have received full accreditation since standards for sleepover camps were first implemented in 1989. We always strive to exceed
the standards in all areas of our operations.

Camp Pringle is accredited by and members of the BC Camping Association, the Canadian Camping Association, and the United Church of Canada.