May/June 2019 Update

Good afternoon everyone,

It has been an incredible number of weeks here at Camp Chestermere. Here's a update on what's been happening out at Camp C:

Fundraiser

Our Annual Fundraiser, which took place on Tuesday, May 14th, was the launch of our new #LEGOCampC campaign. This new and exciting campaign stands for Let Everyone Grow Our Camp Chestermere.

This years’ #LEGOCampC Fundraiser targeted three major projects, including an overhaul of our furnace and air conditioning systems in the amount of $122,000.00, the purchase of a new floor scrubber for $6,000.00, and $20,000.00 toward the renovation costs of one our staff housing buildings, the Hex. Thanks to an anonymous donor, a floor scrubber has been purchased and donated to camp. Of our $148,000.00 target, we’ve managed to raise $27,771.00 toward the remaining projects.

We invite you to participate in this initiative by donating. Donation methods include cheque, cash, debit, credit, and payments made online. Monthly donations can be arranged through contacting our office or utilizing our Donate Your Change Campaign. Any donation over $20.00 is eligible for a tax receipt.

Every time a donation is made, a lego piece is added to our Lodge wall. These lego pieces are customizable and can be written on including your name, someone else’s name, a bible verse, a prayer, etc. We hope to see your lego piece added to our growing collection!

Fun-4-Fun

Saturday, June 8th was our annual Fun-4-Fun event, where adults can be kids, so kids can be kids. We had six teams participate and raise over $3,000.00 toward our Jar Jar’s Kids (financial assistance) campaign. If you would like to donate to help send a kid to camp, donation methods include cheque, cash, debit, credit, and payments made online. Monthly donations can be arranged through contacting our office or utilizing our Donate Your Change campaign. Any donation over $20.00 is eligible for a tax receipt.

Grant Announcement

We are excited to announce that we were successful in receiving an Operational Grant from Rocky View County in the amount of $30,832.93. This grant will be utilized to assist with our insurance and utilities costs.

A huge thank you to the Rocky View County board for the approval of this grant.

Summer Camp

With summer camp season just around the corner, we are eager to get going! We looked at our registration numbers and are excited to announce that, in comparison to our 2018 season, we are well ahead of where we were this time last year. Please see below for the year-to-year comparison:

2018:

Day Camp: 437

Overnight Camp: 637

Total: 1074