1 in 5 kids request financial assistance for summer day camps

YWCA Muskoka's Send a Girl to Camp campaign 
provides camp subsidies and increase accessible spaces for Muskoka youth

Summer camp is seen as a rite of passage for many kids, especially here in Muskoka. For many, however, cost keeps camp out of reach. This June, YWCA Muskoka is kicking off its Send a Girl to Camp fundraising campaign, which will provide subsidies for female-identified youth to YWCA Muskoka day programs; Girlz Unplugged Summer and Girlspace Leadership. 

1 in 5 applicants request financial assistance for YWCA Muskoka’s week long summer programs, which costs $175. The day camp promotes self-esteem and confidence building, healthy relationships, environmental leadership and community engagement. The Send a Girl to Camp campaign provides subsidies for this summer to allow every applicant to attend camp despite financial barriers.

The Send a Girl to Camp campaign hopes to raise enough funds to enable YWCA Muskoka to increase the number of accessible spaces in future years.  Each summer we have a waiting list of girls who would like to attend this safe space for personal growth.  Girlz Unplugged and Girlspace Leadership were programs developed in Muskoka for rural youth and have a proven track record for adding value to the lives of young women.

‘Every girl in Muskoka should be a part of this program, it is life changing’.  

-Parent of Participant

Those interested in information about YWCA summer programs can contact Stacey Schat, YWCA Muskoka Youth Programs Coordinator at (705) 645-9827 or email:  sschat@ywcamuskoka.com.

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