School’s out and summer begins! Childhood memories are formed as children go camping with family, roast marshmallows by campfires, play at the beach, go to amusement parks, and take part in summer camps where they participate in hundreds of activities. What a fun time of year!
At Children Now, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience the great moments of happiness that come with participating in recreational activities. Giving children access to such activities has proven to positively impact psychological and physical development and greatly enhances their well-being. For this reason, every year, we offer Summer Camps to underprivileged children.
Previous Summer Camps
Children Now offers 200 underprivileged children between the ages of 10 and 12, the opportunity to experience a real summer holiday – an important part of a happy childhood. While they are having fun in nature, our young campers develop a sense of belonging and self-esteem as they make new friends. They acquire new values and knowledge that will help them build a better future for themselves. It is a unique experience that we are convinced the children will remember throughout their lifetime.
During three days and two nights, the children will partake in the summer camp fun they usually do not have access to. They will benefit from three daily meals and snacks. Furthermore, they will enjoy taking part in a multitude of activities supervised by experienced camp leaders: swimming, rabaska, canoeing, mountain excursions, obstacle courses, nature hiking, treasure hunts, water slides, and more. Throughout their stay, the children will also receive many giftsthat they will be able to use all summer long. Thanks to the help of our donors and sponsors, they will receive clothes, sleeping bags, books, candies, sunscreen, bug spray, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste and more.
Children Now would not be able to offer these activities to underprivileged children without your help. Child poverty is a persistent problem in Canada: the child poverty rate exceeds 10% in all the provinces. Poverty affects more than one out of six children in the province of Quebec and further, one out of three in big cities such as Montreal and Quebec. The pleasure of seeing the sparkle in a child’s eyes and a smile on his face, in a life which does not always smile back, motivates us to work to improve the situation of underprivileged children on a daily basis. Sponsor these children and help us offer them a magnificent summer camp that meets their high expectations!
What Will My Donation Provide for the Children?
Here are examples of different sponsorship options and what they provide for the children:
$25 - 100: Meals and snacks
$125 - 175: Sleeping bag, gifts, meals and snacks
$250: Meals, snacks and lodging
$300: Sponsorship for 1 child*