YES! This is the place to GIVE FINANCIALLY to KWASIND!
Camp Kwasind is now reaching over 1000 campers each summer. It is our mission to help every camp grow in their leadership, character and confidence while building lasting friendships and making meaningful memories, all while moving one-step closer to Jesus. In order to make camp ACCESSIBLE and AFFORDABLE and HIGH QUALITY, our Camper fees alone don’t full cover our General Operating costs or special projects. In order to provide LIFE-CHANGING experiences for campers summer after summer, we rely on our generous donors to help with our General Operations (Property, Program, Staffing and Fixed Costs), our Campership Fund (financial assistance for families), our Staff Scholarship Fund (provide addition funding to support University Students) as well as special projects/wishlist items.
Camp Kwasind (a Ministry of Canadian Baptists of Ontario & Quebec) is incorporated as an Ontario not-for-profit and is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as Registered Charity.
SPECIAL NOTE: You can make a bigger impact by donating securities and mutual funds! A donation of securities or mutual fund shares is the most efficient way to give charitably. With a donation of securities or mutual funds, a capital gains tax does not apply, allowing you to give more and avoid paying capital gains taxes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to donate securities.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE/MAKE A DONATION:
1 – Organizations/charities/churches wanting to donate: Please contact our Office Manager at 905-294-6360
2 – Individuals donating by cheque: You can also donate by sending a cheque to: Camp Kwasind, 5 International Blvd. Toronto ON M9W 6H3 (Please make cheques payable to CAMP KWASIND)
NOTE: 2023 Tax Receipts will be mailed out end of February 2024 for those who donate by check or through our registration system. If you donated directly online through a link above you will get an automatic receipt at the time of your donation
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT FUNDS TO DONATE TOWARDS?
GENERAL OPERATIONS FUND
General Operations Fund which includes budgeted Capital Investments (Goal: $180,000) These donations are used to support the ongoing ministry work at the camp including maintaining and building the infrastructure for the camp, the development of new equipment & building space, providing leadership for the operations, resourcing the camp programs and expanding the reach and impact of the camp.
Campership Fund ($20,000) This fund is focused ensuring campers/families who need financial assistance in order to attend camp, will be able to access the necessary funds to ensure their child gets a memorable and life-changing week at camp. If you have any questions, want to have a camp visit or simply would like to hear more about the future vision and direction of the camp, please be in contact with us.
STAFF SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Staff Scholarship Fund ($15,000) Summer staff at Kwasind make an honorarium of between $150-250/wk – this is consider a great rate in the camping industry, however it very hard for quality and mature staff to continually return to camp based on this income as they have to pay for University, cost of living, and housing without the support of additional giving. This Fund is a special one that has set up that meets the CRA requirements in which Summer Staff can apply for additional funding, and if there is money in this fund, we are able to disperse it amongst the staff who are granted additional funding.
As we look to 2024 we are excited for the release of our 2023 Celebration & Year End Giving booklet. We invite you to download and read through our latest copy of the Kwasind 2023 Celebration Booklet for how and where we NEED YOU to DONATE to make for a REMARKABLE 2024 Summer. In this booklet you will see what we were able to do this year while also see some specific funds and projects that will enhance the camp and the campers’ experience summer after summer.
“Your donation to our General Operation Fund this year is CRITICAL to ensuring we are able to be finish our EXTRAORDINARY 2023 year and set up for a REMARKABLE Summer in 2024!”
Designated Funds (Goal: $125,000+) This fund is focused on special capital and other major projects that are “over and above” the day to day operations of camp, including the need to raise $50,000 more for the KWASIND CENTRE. This fund allows us to focus on major projects and allows us to ensure that camp is able to make the necessary new strategic developments and upgrades that will position camp program and facilities for future growth. Click here to view the current Fundraising Needs / Kwasind 2023 Celebration Booklet. If you have any questions, want to have a camp visit or simply would like to hear more about the future vision and direction of the camp, please be in contact with our Executive Director, Matt Wilkinson at email@example.com