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The Hamilton Spectator Summer Camp Fund

The Hamilton Spectator Summer Camp Fund is used to provide camperships to children whose families could not otherwise afford the cost of summer camp. Funds are distributed to day and overnight camps in our community

The Hamilton Spectator Summer Camp Fund is a partnership between Hamilton Community Foundation and The Hamilton Spectator.

Priorities & Criteria

To be eligible for funding the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Must serve Hamilton/Burlington children
  • Children must be in demonstrated financial need
  • Camp/organization cannot be receiving funding from the Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund
  • The camp and/or sponsoring organization must be established and operational for five years

Grant awards are provided for one or two week sessions only.

Applications will be assessed using the following criteria to determine the level of support:

  • Cost effectiveness (how many children are being supported by requested dollars)
  • A process is in place to determine financial need
  • Quality of the camping experience
  • Membership in the Ontario Camping Association or comparable overseeing body

Complete and submit the online grant application with required attachments. Next deadline will be posted in Spring 2022

Please note, content in your Application and Requirement forms WILL NOT AUTOSAVE as you type. Please be sure click “SAVE” periodically so you don’t lose your work. We suggest you type your content in a Word document, then copy and paste it into the online form.*

* If you are applying with a fiscal sponsor you must include a partnership agreement and your application must be signed by the Executive Director and Board Chair of the organization holding charitable status.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact Sharon Charters at: 905.523.5600 x 242 / s.charters@hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca