The sun was shining at Wychwood Barns last Sunday where we celebrated 30 years of Camp Kirk at our annual Corn Roast. Over 150 campers and their families, staff and supporters attended the festivities. Founder, Henri and Camp Director, Sean entertained us with Camp Kirk sing-song classics and Huntsville’s Tobin Spring kept the entertainment flowing all day.
Together we raised over $40,000 to help ensure our programs remain accessible to all neurodiverse children. We thank the entire Camp Kirk community for making this happen – to those who attended the event, bid or donated an auction item or gave a donation in September. A special thanks to Maris Uffleman and Dean Connor for their generous match which doubled donations received. Also, our thanks go to Fasken for sponsoring the Corn Roast.
We had the opportunity to show our deep appreciation to the amazing Erica. Henri and Linda, the board Chair, presented her with a handcrafted bench to commemorate the impact Erica has had over nearly 20 years at Camp Kirk. “‘Thank you for taking the time to get to know all the campers, for loving them all for their uniqueness and fostering so many skills. You will be missed” – camper family
We shared our new Camp Kirk video for the first time, which highlights the inspiring stories of former campers who are now leaders-in-training andor counsellors. Please watch as Jessie, Caelan, Julian, Aidan, Tyrell and David share how going to camp gave them the confidence to become leaders and how they want to give back to the next generation of campers.
“It is worth every moment, seeing how the kids progress and seeing their accomplishments. That’s what makes me want to come back year after year’ – David, staff counsellor and former camper.