Camp Awakening

Summer Camp and Leadership Programs
for youth with physical disabilities
1982 - 2023

January 31, 2024

RE: Important Announcement About Camp Awakening

Dear Camp Awakening Community,

We are pleased to announce that Camp Awakening’s mission and legacy will continue for decades to come.

After much reflection and evaluation, the Board of Directors made the decision in October 2023 to cease camp operations and wind up the charity.  We shared at the time that we were committed to continuing to support children and youth with physical disabilities to attend integrated summer camp programs.

We are thrilled to announce that through a significant donation the Camp Awakening Legacy Fund is being established at Amici Children’s Camp Charity!  This generous gift will be invested to generate an income that will be used annually to support children and youth with physical disabilities to attend overnight summer camp.

“We are grateful that Camp Awakening has chosen Amici as the steward of this life-changing gift.  We look forward to honouring the legacy of Camp Awakening, its founders, board members, donors, volunteers, and staff team, who have provided the magic of camp to children with physical disabilities, by continuing to provide camp experiences for years to come.” Kyle Magee, Chair, Amici.

Established in 1966, Amici sends children, ages 7-17, from low-income households to overnight summer camps across Ontario.  Camp Awakening and Amici Children’s Camp Charity have a solid two-decade history of partnering together to send kids to camp.  Amici partners with over 40 Ontario Camps Association accredited camps which provides a wide variety of opportunities for campers.  We are so pleased that children and youth with physical disabilities will continue to receive financial assistance to experience the joys of summer camp for years to come.

We hope that you will continue to support children and youth with physical disabilities to attend overnight summer camp through supporting Amici Children’s Camp Charity.  There are many ways to get involved and Amici would be happy to hear from anyone in the Camp Awakening community.

To learn more and support this new initiative at Amici, please visit their website at: www.amicicharity.org 

Once again, we want to express our deepest gratitude to our dedicated staff, volunteers, donors, host camps, and founders without whom Camp Awakening would not have been possible.  Thank you for your support, your passion, and your commitment over the past 41 years.

Sincerely,

Susie Lindsay                                              Dolly Menna-Dack
Chair, Board of Directors                    Vice-Chair, Board of Directors

Please note that effective today the camp office is officially closed, however the Board of Directors can still be contacted via email