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. It is our belief that every child should have the opportunity to participate in our camp regardless of their family’s financial situation.

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.

About St. Brigid’s Camp

Our camp is located on beautiful Lake Manitou, near Low, Quebec. Boys attend for five-day sessions, Monday to Friday, in July and girls in August. We are a waterfront based camp with traditional camping activities including swimming, canoeing, hiking, games, arts and crafts, and of course, campfire.

St. Brigid’s Summer Camp is open to all children aged 8 to 14 (There is a maximum of 144 campers per week).

At St. Brigid’s Summer Camp we are committed to fulfilling the needs of today’s children. It is our belief that every child should have the opportunity to participate in our camp. St. Brigid’s nurtures each camper’s intellectual, moral, physical, emotional and social needs and interests. Each camper is considered to be a valuable, contributing member of the camp community.

Fee Policy

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. As such, we do not charge any fee, but ask parents to make, at no obligation, a donation to cover as much of the cost of sending their child as they feel they can afford.

We must raise $370 per child per week to operate the camp. If the family is able to cover that amount, we appreciate it. If not, we ask that parents do what they can to help. Any shortfalls are made up through financial contributions from donors and sponsors, and from fundraising activities.

Our main fundraising activity that includes the kids is the annual ticket raffle. All children will be asked to sell at least one book of raffle tickets.

The Board of Directors & Executive

Board of Directors (left to right): Derek Best, Kerri Painter, Scott Lamarche, Lyanne Fuller, Shane Roose, Michael Keeler, Kim Figura

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 Lyanne Fuller
Treasurer Shane Roose
Secretary Kim Figura
Directors at Large Derek Best
Michael Keeler
Scott Lamarche
Kerri Painter

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