Jar-Jar's Kids program
We have renamed our Financial Assistance program to 'Jar-Jar's Kids' in honour of Jordan Caldwell - a staff member who passed away in the 2016 COP tragedy. Click here to read a bio on Jordan Caldwell, aka 'Jar-Jar'...
It is our philosophy that no camper should be refused access to camp because of the financial circumstances of their family. We strive to bring in as many campers as we can to ensure that all have the chance to experience camp life. However, we ask for as much financial participation as possible from the family. We are able to offer assistance up to a maximum of 50% of the fees. We DO accept post-dated cheques to help reduce the impact of paying for camp all at once. All post-dated cheques must be handed in before the start of your child's registered camp.
To apply for Financial Assistance please fill out the form below and fax to our offices no later than 3 weeks prior to the camp you wish to attend. If we do not receive these forms prior to the deadline, the camp has the option of denying the application: (Fax: #403-272-7869). You may also scan your filled in copy of the Financial Assistance Application Form and email it to:
A copy of a completed TD1 Tax Form, showing the total income of the household, must be submitted with the below Financial Assistance Form. NOTE: For summer camps only: If you are approved for Financial Assistance, a $50/child deposit must be provided.
Would you like to help?
With your help we can give even more children the gift of camp! Contributions can be made in any amount allowing the opportunity to fund complete registrations or even a small portion of a single camp registration.
More about Jar-Jar...
Jordan Caldwell was affectionately known at Camp Chestermere as “Jar-Jar”. During his 2.5 years of volunteering, Jar-Jar was loved and cherished by campers and staff of all ages. Jordan had the “spice of life” and was adored by so many around him. He loved to play & have fun, but Jordan had a serious side too. Jordan loved Jesus Christ with all his heart, and the evidence of that love overflowed in his life. Kids were naturally drawn to him because he was so genuine, kind, and inclusive. A frequent question for returning kids was always, “Where’s Jar-Jar?”
Heaven, is the answer to that question now. At the young age of 17, Jordan and his identical twin, Evan, died in a shocking accident that took place on February 6, 2016 on the Canada Olympic park bobsled track.
Camp was a very big priority for Jordan! As a camper in his youth, Jordan came to understand the impact that one week at camp can have on a child’s heart. Jordan will be remembered for being a camp counsellor who profoundly impacted many lives for Jesus Christ. The staff at Camp Chestermere continue to make this impact, and they desire to see as many kids attend as possible.
Jar Jar’s Kids is a financial assistance program that provides necessary funding to children who cannot afford the registration costs. Every child should have an opportunity to attend camp at least once in his or her life. Please consider donating to Jar Jar’s kids.