You Helped Children Stay Connected This Summer!

Children at Courtland Shelley Community Centre attended camp in small groups at scheduled times with family members and members of their social “bubble.” Here, Maryam, Precious and Devon enjoy a fun afternoon in a local park

It wasn’t a typical summer for children in Waterloo Region – but camp still happened for many of them, thanks to you!

While camp this year looked a little different, children living in low-income neighbourhoods still had the chance to connect, to learn, and grow through an innovative mix of in-person and virtual camp sessions throughout Waterloo Region.

We know that for children living on low income, camp is a lifeline, not a luxury. This summer, it became even more critical for families who felt the impact of the isolation created by COVID-19.

“It gave us a bit of normalcy this summer. It made my children feel that they weren’t still going through a pandemic. This helped tremendously,” said Elisa, a mother of children who attended a special camp at Greenway Chaplin Community Centre, thanks to your support.

Your support of Summer Camp Sponsorship ensured that children had the chance to take a break from the stress of the last few months and simply be kids, whether it was support to participate in “Camp in a Box” offered at Greenway Chaplin Community Centre, or modified day camps provided by House of Friendship at Courtland Shelley Community Centre.

Thank you!

Posted on: September 22nd, 2020

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