About St. Brigid’s Summer Camp

St. Brigid’s Summer Camp is a registered charity that at its heart has always strived to offer a summer camp experience to underprivileged youth. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to attend camp regardless of their family’s financial situation. St. Brigid’s Summer Camp is open to children aged 8 to 14. Campers attend for five-day sessions, Monday to Friday, boys in July and girls in August. Our camp is located on beautiful Lake Manitou, near Low, Quebec. We are a waterfront based camp with traditional camping activities including swimming, canoeing, hiking, games, arts and crafts and campfire.

The camp spends over $430,000 every year to provide camp holidays to almost 1000 children. We cannot do that without the financial support of those who believe that St Brigid’s Summer Camp is worthwhile. We ask for donations from the community to meet that goal. All donations are greatly appreciated and are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. We currently do not receive any funding from government or funding agencies so we rely on donations and fundraising efforts to keep the camp running. Our main fundraising activity that includes the campers is the annual ticket raffle. Each camper is asked to sell at least one book of raffle tickets.

Our Mission

At St. Brigid’s Summer Camp, we are committed to fulfilling the needs of today ‘s children. By doing this, we strive for happiness through inner growth and spiritual development in a non-denominational atmosphere.

Our planned games, activities and special events are geared towards their learning. St. Brigid’s nurtures each camper’s intellectual, moral, physical, emotional and social needs and interests. All aspects of the program are intended to promote the formation of a positive self-image and expand on the campers’ skills and talents. Each camper is considered to be a valuable, contributing member of the camp community.

The Board of Directors & Executive

Camp Director Joanne Cooke
Joanne is a retired teacher from the Ottawa Catholic School Board. She has been with the camp since 1972 when she was one of the first leadership campers. She has been Director since 1990. Joanne is responsible for the overall day-to-day operation of the camp. She is directly responsible for the staff and is always kept informed about any event that transpires throughout the day.
Business Administrator Karen Turkowsky
Karen takes care of all the administrative duties.  She can be reached by e-mail at info@stbcamp.ca or by phone at (613) 742-8160.
Head of Physical Plant Kieran O’Dwyer
Board Chair Kerri Painter
Treasurer Shane Roose
Secretary Kim Figura
Directors at Large Derek Best
Sean Crookshank
Scott Lamarche

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