The Social Impact

Thank you to AM800 The Social Impact. We are the featured charity on The Social Impact on Saturday August 7, 1-2 pm. Listen in to our interview.


August 9th to 15th

Order BRYERS1 combo or BRYERS2 combo and $5 from every combo will be donated to the Camp Purchase campaign. See flyer for full details.


We have a big announcement coming.

It is exciting and we cannot wait to share it with you.

Watch here for the big news.

We are working out the final details and will share our news very soon.

Update – Virtual 5K Run/Walk

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s inaugural Virtual 5K Run/Walk. A great time was had by all who ran and walked. A lot of positive comments were received about the participation medal. Watch out for next year’s event. Hopefully it will be in person and will not have to be held virtually. Thanks again.

The Next Best Thing Virtual Camp

July 19 – 23

The Bryerswood Optimist Club is offering a great alternative for Summer Camp.

The Next Best Thing Virtual Camp will run from Monday July 19 to Friday July 23 and will offer fun, social, interactive online activities and programs and lots of offline activities to try in your own back yard.

Learn about Building Your Own Shelter, Basic Knots, Nature Studies, Campsite Setup and Care, Staying Safe in the Outdoors and more

Cost: FREE

Register: Only on Eventbrite. Please register by the Age Groups 7-9 and 10-14

If you have any questions about the camp or regarding registration, please email the Camp Director, Barb at:

Bryerswood Youth Camp Optimist Club Receives Round Two Investment Readiness Program Funding

Bryerswood Youth Camp Optimist Club is proud to participate in the #IRProgram thanks to new GoC funding @CommFdnsCanada @WECFoundation

Bryerswood Youth Camp Optimist Club (Bryerswood Optimist Club) has reached an agreement with Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada (GGC) for the purchase GGC Camp Bryerswood located on Texas Road in Amherstburg. The property sale is projected to be completed in October 2021.

Bryerswood Optimist Club will provide outdoor experiences and programs to all youth in Windsor, Essex County and Chatham Kent at the new Bryerswood Youth Camp.  Youth in Windsor, Essex County and Chatham Kent will have the opportunity to learn outdoor recreation, leadership, environmental stewardship and life skills on a year-round basis.

In order to purchase the Bryerswood camp property, Bryerswood Optimist Club must raise $500,000 and currently has collected over $113,000. The Bryerswood Optimist Club is raising the balance of funds to complete the purchase. Donations and pledges can be made at, or by contacting the Funding Committee directly ( Tax receipts are available for all donations.

Thanks to the support of the Government of Canada, the Investment Readiness Program funding of $28,900 will allow Bryerswood Optimist Club to purchase software for a registration and reservations system for facility rentals and youth programs which will be offered at the Bryerswood Youth Camp.

This initiative is part of the Investment Readiness Program, funded by the Government of Canada and is made possible through a grant from the WindsorEssex Community Foundation.

Bryerswood Optimist Club is incredibly grateful to be receiving this funding and is excited to begin offering this customer friendly registration service so that the youth of our community will be able to enjoy outstanding outdoor experiences and programs.

Contact WindsorEssex Community Foundation at ,Twitter: @WECFoundation, Facebook: @WECFoundation, LinkedIn: WindsorEssex Community Foundation