Camp Changes 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.
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.