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. 


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Children Now offers 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*
*Every additional $300 pays for the sponsorship of another child. **All donations are combined to offer the underprivileged children the full experience of our Summer Camps.
In addition, for every donation that we receive, a portion will go directly into the Leadership Now program; a program that aims to provide youth with sustainable leadership skills so that they may develop the necessary tools they need to have success in their future social, civic and academic lives. Some of the core-components of the program are; the importance of teamwork, leadership, emotional intelligence, and decision-making. A wide variety of topics are covered in the program including bullying, violence, street gangs, school dropouts, health, the importance of sports, the environment and how to succeed in high school.
To donate, fill out the form below. You will be redirected to another page where you can choose the amount you would like to donate. Every donation helps brighten the lives of these underprivileged children. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts on their behalf!

Covid-19 Updates

As COVID-19 continues to spread, the safety of our community and children remains paramount. That is why we continue to make the necessary modifications to our activities as needed. This year, we are inviting 128 underprivileged children to participate in our summer camps at the incredible camp Domaine Scout St-Louis-France. The camps will take place in small groups of 16 to 25 children, which will be further divided into groups of 8 children, and will take place throughout the months of June, July, and August.
Last summer, camps were not able to accommodate overnight stays so we adjusted by providing daily transit permitting the children to return to the camp for a multi-day getaway. We are thrilled that this year, the children will be able to stay overnight for three full days, thanks to the dedication and perseverance of Domaine Scout St-Louis France to ensuring the safety of their camp operations!