With camp season coming to an end, we are very excited to share with you the results of our annual Summer Camp program! Due to COVID-19, many camps chose to either close their doors for the summer or remain open as a day camp and run at limited capacity. Despite these circumstances, many children were able to attend camp and gain new skills and confidence.
In total, we registered 69 children in various camps which resulted in a total of 91 weeks of camp between children in care, kinship services, and children in the community. Of the 69 children registered, 15 were children in care, 10 were children in kinship services, and 44 were children in their own homes.
Children were registered in various camps, such as STEM Hamilton, YMCA of Niagara, Camp Kidaca, Soccer World Nature Camp, and more. These opportunities are so valuable to not only children, but the families that we serve as well.
The Dundas Valley School of Art kindly gave us 150 “art-in-a-bag” kits which we shared with community partner Empowerment Squared. These kits were based on artworks by women, rainbow community artists, BIPOC and international artists.
These camp experiences would not have been possible without the gracious support of our donors and community supporters, including the Hamilton Spectator Summer Camp Fund and the CHML Children’s Fund. Thank you for your support!
It is never too late to support our Summer Camp fund! If you would still like to donate, you can so do so online or by contacting Jayme Noordermeer, Fund Development & Communications Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.