Summer Camp planning! Part 4

Funding Options for Summer Camps

Each camp lists whether or not they offer subsidies and will outline in their brochures and on their websites the specific nature of their subsides. In addition there are various organizations and government programs with funding opportunities. The following is a list to consider:

Financial funding for campers with special needs
• Assistance for children with Severe Disabilities
• Canadian Diabetes Association
• Cancer Recovery Foundation of Canada •
• Children’s Aid Society
• Community Living Associations
• Epilepsy Ontario
• Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
• Kiwanis Club •
• Rotary Club •
• Lion’s Club •
• Municipal Parks and Recreation for funding – contact your local municipality
• Ontario March of Dimes
• Reach for the Rainbow
• Ronald McDonald Children’s Charity •
• Salvation Army
• Special Services At Home Program
• Sunshine Dreams for Kids
• YMCA of Greater Toronto
• Starlight Children Foundation


Other financial funding organizations in YOUR area:
• Children’s Aid Society
• Municipal Parks and Recreation for funding – contact your local municipality
• Salvation Army
• YMCA of Greater Toronto


Funding Foundations
Please refer to the website or contact the organization/foundation/camp for more details.
Applications can be found on the website or by request.
**When looking for assistance with summer camps, please check individual camps to see if they offer any specific funding.
** Funding organizations/foundations/camps provide specific information for you to determine options which best meets your needs. Many of these organizations only supply funds once.
AMICI Camping Charity
Canadian Tire Jumpstart
Financial Need
4-18 years old
Must be a physically active camp
Easter Seals Ontario
5-18 Years old
Physical Disabilities
For the Love of a Child
Durham Region Only
Children with Special Needs
Georgina Cares
York Region-Georgina Resident
Up to the age of 15
Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity
Income Based
21 Years old or younger
Kerry’s Place Respite – Flexible Funding
17 years old or younger
York Region resident
Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Kids In Camp
Camp initiated with family’s input
Financial Needs
OFCP – Vacation Funding Assistance Program
877-244-9686 x 223
All ages
Member of the Ontario Federation of Cerebral Palsy
Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy
One-to-One Support Worker
Under 18 years old
Reimbursement Funding
Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Presidents Choice Charity
Financial Need
Under 18 years of age
Top Bunk – United Jewish Appeal – Jewish Federation Camp Incentive Program
Grades 2-7
Jewish GTA residents who do not attend a Jewish Day School
Works with partner camps


Other Possible Funding Partners 
A private funder from Humber College provides funding to MicroSkills Youth Services who then find local families who may not be able to afford to send their kids to camp or have teenagers that are between 14 and 16 who can take part in the leader in training (L.I.T) program.
Algonquin Campership Fund – Financial Support for Traditional Outdoor Camps in Algonquin
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
City of Greater Sudbury Child Care Subsidy Department
Diocese of Huron
FACS Family and Children Services
Health Star
HRDC – Human Resources Development Canada
Sudbury, Manitoulin Children’s Foundation
Muskoka Family Youth and Child Services
Optimist Clubs
PLAY Program
Prison Fellowship (Angel Tree)
ProAction – Cops and Kids
Summer Job Service – Government Wage Subsidies
Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund
Toronto United Church Council|
Toronto United Church Conference-Capital and Camper Assistance
Trellis – Community Mental Health – Sponsors Camper Fees
Trillium Foundation
Westminster College Foundation
World Vision, Muskoka Woods Youth Foundation
YMCA GTA – Strong Kids


Did YOU Know?
That there is a Fitness Tax? Here is how it applies:
All children age 16 and under are eligible for up to a $500 Fitness Tax Credit Claim for participation in (qualifying) recreation programs that promote health and fitness.
Children with disabilities (who receive the Disability Tax Credit) age 18 and under are eligible for an additional credit claim of $500, for a total of up to a $1,000 Fitness Tax Credit Claim each year.


Contact Info:
613-996-8080 for more information

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