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Camp Kitchikewana Endowment Fund at Huronia Community Foundation announced

 Barrie, ON – In an effort to continue inspiring youth in our communities for years to come, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is thrilled to announce the establishment of the Camp Kitchikewana Endowment Fund, in partnership with the Huronia Community Foundation.  This fund will continue to support access and programs at Camp “Kitchi” for years to come.

YMCA Camp Kitchi, operated by the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, has been offering quality residential camping programs since 1919. Nestled in Georgian Bay Islands National Park, its programs allow young people to learn about themselves with a focus on skill development in activities such as sailing, lifesaving, canoeing, kayaking, and the arts. “The Camp Kitchikewana experience helps young people build leadership skills and values that will stay with them throughout their lives. Camp is a powerful character developer that all kids deserve a chance to experience” says Rob Armstrong, CEO of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka.

The fund has been established with $75,000, and is earmarked to support campers and program initiatives at Camp Kitchi.  “Camp is part of the culture and growing up in the Midland area,” says Patricia Copeland, Executive Director of the Huronia Community Foundation. “We are a charity supporting charities who, like the YMCA, believe building healthier communities starts in our own backyard. By making a legacy gift through this endowment, a donor has the opportunity to continue their gift in perpetuity.”

About the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

The YMCA is a charity dedicated to building healthy communities by inspiring youth and nurturing the potential of children, youth and families.  If you enjoyed the experience at Camp Kitchi or are a person who believes in the value of an outdoor experience in a child’s life, you can help the YMCA grow this endowment to help ensure a healthy, vibrant future for children in our communities for years to come. To learn more about how a legacy gift will make a lasting impact, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 705-726-9622 x 444, or give to the Camp Kitchi endowment fund by contacting the Huronia Community Foundation at 705-727-2547.

About the Huronia Community Foundation

The Huronia Community Foundation is one of the best kept secrets in the area and we shouldn’t be. They exist to support local efforts by providing donors with an opportunity to make their financial support perpetual. The Huronia Community Foundation is a small organization with 48 volunteers, who continues to make an impact, has returned over $800,000 to the community since 2001.

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