Camp EXperiences Change Lives
Camp changes lives by providing kids and youth the opportunity to grow in a safe, nurturing environment. Using “challenge by choice” principles, campers try new activities and new ways of being as they live together in community. Fircom is a place of acceptance by creating a feeling of belonging, we can help kids grow their confidence in being themselves.
Camp is about changing lives. We believe this experience should be accessible to people of all income levels through subsidized summer camp programs. As a non-profit camp, we depend on the generous donations of community members. While we do generate some funds to cover a portion of the operating costs through our rental, but it never covers all the costs. All general donations help us keep our 120-acre property well maintained, hire and train quality staff, and offer experiences that changes lives.
Your donations help us to:
Maintain and upgrade the property as needed
Purchase additional equipment to enhance campers’ experience
Repair and maintain required vehicles such as trucks and emergency boat
Maintain and upgrade cabin spaces
One of the easiest ways to give is an individual or monthly donation to Camp Fircom through the site Canada Helps. This website is a wonderful, reputable organization that processes secure donations for non-profits and charities and provide donors with the necessary tax receipts.
If you would prefer to send us a check, in any amount, details are below. Please note that all donations of $20 (CAD) or more are recognized with an official charity tax receipt.
Cheques can be made out to:
Camp Fircom Society
2776 Semlin Drive
* Please provide the purpose in the memo line (ex. Camperships, As needed, Farm, etc).
Camperships are a dedicated fund that helps subsidize camp costs to children, youth, and families who cannot otherwise afford to attend camp. We mostly serve people from the Greater Vancouver regional district and believe it is our duty to understand and respond to the with the financial realities of the families we serve. As this area becomes more expensive for housing, we have increased our amounts for camperships knowing many families have very little disposable income.
Coming to camp and getting a break from the daily grind of city living allows kids and youth a true summer vacation. This chance for rest and relaxation amid the amazing natural surroundings of Gambier allows for spiritual growth, personal growth, and just plain old fun.
Through this donor program, you can give someone the gift of summer memories that last a lifetime.
A Campership Story
“Going to Camp Fircom is the highlight of our year for my daughter and I. We have been a single parent family since the day my daughter was born. Being at Camp Fircom is hands down the best holiday we have ever had together.
It is the first time I ever spent time with my daughter without having to multi-task or plan ahead. Having all the food and activities taken care of, allows us to fully enjoy, ourselves, each other and the other families.
The amount of care the staff and volunteers provide combined with the thoughtful programming and individual attention allows us to sink into a complete relaxation and joy just burbles forth.
That one week at Mom & Kids camp gives me the energy to propel us forward the rest of the year. It also inspires me to create more of a sense of community in our lives. After Mom & Kids camp is over, my daughter asks every week when we can go back to camp - she does this non-stop until the next summer.
I am so grateful to Camp Fircom Mom & Kids camp - it literally has transformed my relationship with my daughter and there is nothing more precious than that!”
- 2018 Campership Recipient
Donating made easy
We understand that for many people in our community, direct cash donations aren’t always the easiest option to support the work we do at Camp Fircom. As such, we are happy to accept donations in a number of different ways.
Visa Reward points
Simply log in at the Vancity Visa website, and donate your old points to Camp Fircom. Vancity will issue you a charitable tax receipt instantly and send Camp Fircom a cheque. We will put your points to work for Fircom!
Your gift could last lifetimes in our endowment fund! Camp Fircom has been the recipient of generous donations from individuals who have named the camp in bequests. If you are interested in information regarding this please contact Jane Harding, Gift Planning Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604-576-0423.
The Federal Government has eliminated the capital gains income tax inclusion on gifts of appreciated securities! Camp Fircom is able to receive donations of Stock. Please contact us directly to learn more.