Off the Grid

Off the Grid

UNPLUG from your busy life
STAY in a jungle camp house,
EXPLORE God’s work among unreached people groups

What is Off the Grid?

Stay in a Jungle Camp house and experience amazing teaching, food and bonfires.

Grow in your understanding of God’s work in our world and His passion to see the unreached know Him.


$80 per person.

Covers food, lodging and all other expenses. Payment due upon registration.

Off The Grid is designed for those age 18 and older. Families with children under the age of 18 should contact us for more information. 

$40 per child age 12 and under.


Off The Grid is located in an isolated forest on the Ethnos Canada campus.

Ethnos Canada
313363 Hwy 6 South
Durham (West Grey), ON


Stay in houses built by missionary trainees.

These unique houses are made of cedar poles, plastic and duct tape. Discover what it could look like to live off the grid with no electricity!

What do I need to bring?

  • sleeping bag & pillow
  • inflatable/camping mattress
  • flashlight
  • insect repellent
  • hand sanitizer
  • Bible
  • personal clothing
  • toiletries
  • warm clothes, eg. jacket


For the general public, there are no upcoming dates for OTG 2024. If you would like more info or to be notified of future dates, please email

What do Off The Grid alumni have to say?

How has Off the Grid changed lives?

OTG alumni share how they’ve been challenged to join God in His work of reaching every tribe, tongue and nation.

“I needed to be reminded of God’s loving character, how He cares for the nations. When I came to Off The Grid, that’s exactly what I got. God cares for the nations and that’s what He wants me to do.”

Emily Swonke

God is still building His church! Pretty amazing. A weekend away that was very impactful and reminds me what is really important.


A blessed time of Christ-centered, missions-focused, God-glorifying fellowship

Off the Grid was an eye-opening experience that showed me what it really means to be a part of missions. It was encouraging to know that contributing to missions isn’t just going overseas but can be done from anywhere.

OTG Attendees

It was such an amazing experience being at OTG, my husband and I can’t stop rejoicing in the hospitality and knowledge that we took away from being there.



What is the cost for the weekend and what does it include?

The cost is $80/person and $40/child (12 and under). These costs cover all of your food for the weekend, your lodging, course materials and all other costs for the weekend.

What if I need to cancel? Is there a refund?

In the event you must cancel you will receive a refund as defined: 30 days or more before the OTG weekend a full refund, 8 – 29 days before $50/person will be withheld and the remainder will be refunded (including payment for children, if applicable). 7 days or less there will be NO refund.

What do we need to bring?

sleeping bag & pillow, inflatable mattress or some type of camping mattress, flashlight, insect repellent, hand sanitizer, Bible, personal clothing, toiletries, towel, hammock (optional), bathing suit (optional)

When should I arrive on the Friday? What time do we wrap up on the Sunday?

The arrival time for OTG is Friday anytime between 6:30pm – 7:30pm. On Sunday, departure will be after lunch (which is included in your cost).

What are the bathroom facilities like?

There are bathrooms located in a central location in the OTG village. They have flush toilets and water for hand washing.

Do we need to bring food?

No, all meals and snacks are provided for the weekend. If you would like to bring additional snacks that is fine. Please note there is no refrigeration available in the village. (If health needs require food or medication to be refrigerated feel free to contact us and we can discuss options.)

Is there a children’s program?

There is no specific children’s program as there have only ever been a handful of children on any given weekend. The atmosphere up there is very relaxed and the OTG village is a children’s paradise. Depending on age the children have enjoyed just playing while the sessions were running or sitting in the sessions with their parents. Parents are free to handle it however is best for their children. The families that have come through Off The Grid have loved the experience!

I know OTG is about missions, but what are the sessions about? What topics are taught?

Our sessions throughout the weekend give a snapshot of:

  • what we do here at Ethnos Canada
  • the needs in Canada and around the world
  • the need to learn a foreign language
  • the part culture plays in cross-cultural evangelism
  • roleplaying through some case studies

Where are you located?

The OTG village is located on the Ethnos campus just south of Durham, ON. The address for a GPS is: 313363 Hwy 6 South, Durham, ON.