Nestled near the back of this beautiful 300 acre wood, boasting scenic delights such as the beautiful Saugeen River, open fields and grounds, a pond, and many beautifully planned and carefully designed trails and pathways is the campground and retreat location of Ziontario.

Located just 10 minutes from Flesherton, north of Priceville off Highway 4, is a relatively unknown property that few are aware of.

Entering from a quiet, country gravel road, you’re already on the grounds’ property. The roadway meanders around, through the welcoming brushy archway, continuing on past the quaint, picturesque seasonal camping located close to the river, until you reach that hill – the hill, that for many, still conjures up some of the most exciting and wonderful childhood, and adult memories and experiences. Once up the hill, you enter the Ring Road, which is only one way, so to the right you go.

The sight, and feelings that stir upon entering the camp grounds, is always those of excitement, and anticipation of all that awaits.

The year 2020 will be remembered for many things, but all of those who count on time spent at Ziontario, won’t soon forget the year the grounds remained only a memory – lost time rekindling friendships; enjoying meals together that tantalize and delight the taste buds; enriching lives through spiritual growth and discovery; and of course, missing out on the last beloved activity of each day….Canteen 😉

Here’s to 2021! Ziontario, here we come 💕💘

*We are looking for ‘the good ol days’ stories surrounding time spent at Ziontario, and at the moment we’d especially appreciate stories from the very first years spent up at the entrance/farmhouse area. Pictures and stories or even just snippets of memories would be a wonderful and welcome addition.

Please submit to carolmarie@awakeningspirituality.ca

**Note that all submissions are accepted and it is understood by all parties that all submissions can be published and freely used on and throughout the Awakening Spirituality website and social media. All submissions will imply acknowledgement of these permissions.