Family and Children's Services
Services à la famille et à l'enfance

We just gave the kids we serve one of the best Summers ever in 2017

This year, we sent 50 percent more kids to Summer Camps across our region thanks to donors like you. Last year, we sent 53 of the kids we serve to camp. This year, we sent 80. Most of them were between 6 and 12 years old. We sent them to summer camps from Sharbot Lake to Kingston to Napanee. 

Many of the kids we serve don’t go to Summer Camp – they just stay home. That’s because their families are in crisis. They face situations of domestic violence, addiction or mental health issues. For these families, finding a camp, making arrangements, paying the cost and getting the kids there is a major challenge. Without help, these kids simply won’t go to Summer Camp. 

Our government funding doesn’t cover Summer Camp for these kids, who are receiving our services but who are not in our care. We rely on donors like you to make our Summer Camp program work. It is unique. Our staff identifies families at risk, helps them plan a summer camp for their kids, does the paperwork, pays the fees and ensures the kids get to camp. These families want their kids to go to camp, but they face so many challenges that without our support they won’t be able to send them. In fact, in our most recent client survey, 60 percent families that participated in the program said that without our intervention their kids would have stayed home all Summer long. 

There are other programs that send kids to summer camp, but none can reach these families like ours can. That’s important because we all know that the majority of kids in Canada don’t get the physical activity that they need each day.

You will remember this Summer for many things. Canada’s 150. The Eclipse. The hot days. But for 80 deserving kids we serve this Summer was something different. It was the best Summer ever. Thanks to you.

Thank you for support.  

We need your donations

Summer might be over, but we still need your donations for next Summer. 

MAIL: Fill out the Mail in Donation form and mail it to: 

Family and Children's Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington
817 Division Street
Kingston, ON K7K 4C2

PHONE: Call (613) 545-3227 or Toll-Free (855) 445-3227 to make a donation by VISA or MasterCard.

Go online to our Donation catalogue and make a donation with your VISA or MasterCard. 

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One Family's Story

Every year, we help deserving families send their kids to summer camp. One of them was Crystal. We helped send her two children to summer camp. Otherwise, they would have stayed home all summer. There are many families like Crystal's. Thanks to donors like you we can help them.

Please give generously.