ACF11691

Kiwanis Camp for Kids

  • Submitted by:

    Sabrina Mackenzie, Alyse Mackenzie, Jared Mastronardi & Kaleigh MacKenzie

    Location:

    Windsor and Essex County

  • Idea Created:

    October 2, 2011

    Budget:

    Large ($100K - 150K)

Overview:

The Kiwanis Club of Windsor created the Sunshine Point Camp in 1947 offering an enriching experience for underprivileged and deserving kids from the Windsor and Essex County area. This small group of volunteers works hard all year to raise the funds required to operate the Sunshine Point Camp for the boys & girls annually. Every summer Kiwanis sponsors 50-60 deserving children for a week of overnight camping, for a total of seven weeks during July & August. Over 20,000 children of Windsor/Essex County have participated in this camp. While enjoying the sports, fresh air, fun, campfires and games these children also gain self esteem, learn social skills and acquire values. Mollard Hall is the centre where most of the indoor activities are held for the children. They have plays, make crafts, and provide other rainy day activities inside this center, along with meals and snacks. Unfortunately, the hall was unable to be used this year due it’s current condition. Age and several heavy storms in the past few years have left the roof leaking and in need of repair. Additionally, the cabins where the children sleep need to be updated with new beds and mattress as they are damaged and overused. The bathroom facilities could use some improvements and many fixtures repaired. Outdoor activities are also a part of the children’s schedule, and thus the club requires a new and safe play set along with new sports equipment as their current equipment is worn out. The Kiwanis Sunshine Point Camp is supported by the generosity of donors. Unfortunately the timing for these repairs has aligned it’s self with our tough economic times. By voting for Kiwanis Sunshine Point Camp, our community will be able to provide the children with a safe, enjoyable and more reliable facility.