The Snow Camp represents an opportunity for underprivileged children to make new friends, breathe fresh air and gather precious memories from this stay. More than ever, children need our help for guidance toward a better future. During this camp, we give the children winter clothing such as boots, scarves, hats, mittens and a sleeping bag to keep them warm all winter long. All these items as well as shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, books, games and more will be given to them during their stay thanks to the help our generous sponsors.
This winter camp is a fun and educational way for underprivileged children to experience what privileged children do on a regular basis. For three days, more than 80 children will have fun in nature doing activities that are sure to satisfy their need for adventure and fresh air. The children, aged between 10 and 12, will have a memorable time lodged in an extraordinary rural setting with beautiful facilities. They will receive three hot meals and snacks daily. Their stay will be filled with fun activities that many will be experiencing for the first time such as tubing, skating, sledding, playing broom ball, making snow castles, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, making camp fires, winter camping, hiking and identifying animal tracks.
On behalf of the children, we sincerely thank you for your generosity. Without your help, Children Now would not be able to offer such a wonderful activity to a more than deserving group of underprivileged children. The Snow Camp allows them to enjoy the pleasures of winter and live unforgettable moments they otherwise never would have experienced. Because of our collective effort, they will henceforth have magical childhood memories. Help us carry on this marvelous tradition!
What Will My Donation Provide for the Children?
Below are different sponsorship options and what they provide for the children:
$25 - 50: Meals and snacks for 1 child
$75: Sleeping bag and snacks
$100: Sleeping bag, meals and snacks
$175: Meals, snacks and lodging
*Every additional $250 pays for the sponsorship of another child.
**We combine donations to offer all children a complete experience of our Snow 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!
$250: Sponsorship for 1 child*
Changes during Covid-19
*UPDATE FEBRUARY 17, 2021*
With our Snow Camps approaching ever so quickly, we could not be more delighted to share incredible news with you. We had previously announced modifications to our annual Snow Camps to ensure the safety of those participating. One of those modifications involved providing daily transportation for the children to return for a second day because camps were not providing overnight accommodations during this time. However, the Camp Domaine Scout St-Louis-de-France have just received news that they will now be able to accommodate the children overnight for a 3 day winter camp!
Of course, this has been made possible due to the camp’s rigorous health and safety plan. Therefore, a total of 16 children will participate per weekend and will be separated into two groups of eight during the entire weekend. The camps will take place every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as of March 12 and will run until all the sponsored children have participated. Since they will be staying overnight, the children will be receiving three plentiful meals daily and the evening campfires will make a grand return!
We can’t thank you enough, our faithful donors and partners, for your continued support in aiding the children of your community during these trying times. The opportunity for the children to escape the stresses of day-to-day life so that they may experience a three day winter camp is surreal for them, now more than ever. Thank you.
As this has been a particularly difficult year for all, especially those who were already in need prior to the pandemic, our objective is to double our efforts by having 150 underprivileged children participate in our snow camp this year. Camps are still unable to accommodate children over night, therefore we are once again partnering with day camps to provide a multiple day getaway for the children that have been sponsored. As we did for our summer camps, we will again be providing daily transit so that the children may return for multiple days, allowing them to live out their adventures as originally intended.
The camps will take place at the Domaine Scout St-Louis-France on February 19 and 20 for the children of Quebec and February 26 and 27 for the children of Montreal.
As usual, children aged between 10 and 12 will take part in a multitude of activities such as tobogganing, snowshoeing, skating, ice labyrinthe, making snow castles, making campfires on the snow, identification of animal tracks, and more. Of course, they will also benefit from plentiful meals and snacks daily. Moreover, the children will receive many gifts including winter clothing: boots, hats, scarves, mittens, as well as sleeping bags, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, books, games, and more.