United Church camping programs give kids a chance to breathe fresh air, and run in the wild while encouraging them to develop self-esteem, independence, and a perspective on life's big questions.
Toronto United Church Council provides the properties for four camps: Camp Big Canoe, Camp Simpresca, Lake Scugog Camp, and Sparrow Lake Camp. We also work closely with Ryde Lake Camp. We are committed to helping ensure that the camps' facilities remain safe and healthy. As part of these efforts, Council and the camps have participated in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge for the past seven years. Our annual "Pass It On! Walk and Run" is a chance for those who have enjoyed camp themselves or witnessed what it can accomplish in the lives of others to give something back. Over the years we have raised more than $120,000 for United Church camping!
Marathon proceeds have helped complete a variety of projects — from refurbishing dining halls and lodges to completing access roads and installing new roofs. Upgrades and repairs like these are an ongoing expense. Please consider supporting the continued health of our camping programs by walking or running on October 18. You can support all of the camps or, if you would like to raise funds for a particular camp, you can join that camp's team after you register. The event is a lot of fun and you don't have to be a "runner" to join us. Just pick your distance (5k, half-marathon, or marathon) and we'll help you invite your network to sponsor you.
Anyone walking or running for the camps is eligible for special charity entry rates and if you commit to raising over $200 you can register for free!
Please contact Ali Hayes at 905-771-5124 ex. 31 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.