Send a Kid to Camp

One of my old buddies from University of Guelph is part of a charity that raises money to send kids to summer camp.  It’s a great initiative, anyone interested in helping out, check it out!

Hi Everyone,
Please see below…  This is our 2nd year running this event to help send under-privileged kids to summer camp through the AMICI charity.  Our first year organizing this event was a resounding success.  We have set an even higher goal for this year’s paddle/portage and are hoping for you help.
Many thanks guys – the kids appreciate it!!


40km Paddle and Portage to Share the Gift of Summer Camp!


On Saturday June 20, 2009, a group of 24 brave souls and former summer camp pals will strap canoes to their backs and paddle and portage 40km along Toronto’s waterfront.

We are doing this to raise money for Amici Camping Charity, a charitable organization that sends underprivileged kids to over 25 different summer camps (see list below).

This one-day canoe trip is inspired by our beliefs and experiences in the positive impact of summer camp. We were fortunate to be provided the opportunity to share childhood and young adulthood summer experiences at camp. It was a safe place to get into trouble, and to play outdoors. Furthermore, camp provided us with a natural and supportive environment where we learned the importance of co-operation, teamwork, responsibility, leadership and hard work. No doubt we will rely heavily on these camp values as we feel the weight of the canoes at kilometre nineteen.

We are asking for your support to help us reach our goal of raising $10,000. This will provide 10 children the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable experience at summer camp this year. 

You can donate on-line by clicking on the “Canoe Head Crossing” symbol on the Amici website,, by calling Amici at: 416-588-8026, or by sending a cheque to the address above. A tax receipt will be provided for all gifts over $20.

The portage route and schedule will be posted on the Amici site very soon, so stay tuned! We would definitely welcome your encouragement and support along the way!

Yours truly,
Stuart Snyder Willie Macrae John Dempster Steve Reble
Will Amos Hugh Rowenleg Scott Hicks Matt Chamberlain

2009 Amici Partner Camps:
Camp Arrowhead, Camp Awakening, Camp Bellaleo, Camp Can Aqua, Cedar Ridge Camp, Camp Couchiching, Frontier Trails Camp, Glen Bernard Camp, Camp Kandalore, Camp Kawartha, Camp Kennebec, Kilcoo Camp, YMCA Camp Kitchikewana, Camp Kirk, Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da, Camp Medeba, Camp Oconto, Onondaga Camp, Camp Otterdale, YMCA Camp Pine Crest, YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth, Camp Tanamakoon, Camp Tawingo, Camp Wabikon, YMCA Camp Wanakita, Camp Winston.

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