Camp Bimini

Alternative Gift Ideas

GIFT OF CAMP: Each hour, day and week we live, play, eat and work together, living in a Christian community where everyone feels loved and valued for who they are.  Every child, teenager and adult wants, needs and deserves this.  We invite you to be a part of a child’s time at Camp Bimini.   Here are some testimonies from some of the kids who come to camp through the Gift of Camp program:

  • “Thank you!  That was the best week of my life!  I will NEVER forget it.” (this camper has a chore jar at home now with the hopes of doing enough chores for people to save enough money to go in the future—she has paid for herself for two years since that first time)
  • “I’ve never had soooo many friends before!  Everyone liked me.  They didn’t know I’m not a good reader.  It was soooooo much fun.”
  • “I really liked Vespers.  I’d never got to know about God before and now I do.  I know that if I’m having a really bad day, God is still there for me.”
  • “My week at Camp Bimini was so fun.  I met new friends, did new things and had fun.  Thank you for giving me a chance.”

Every kid deserves a chance.  A chance to experience camp.  A chance to create and sing and laugh.  A chance to be independent and responsible.  A chance to love and be loved.  A chance to grow.  The registration fee for a week of camp is a challenge for some families so your gift of $80.00 will help one child with the registration for camp for one day and a $40.00 gift will help for one half day.  Together all our gifts will make a difference. 

If interested in purchasing this gift, please contact us with the amount of your gift. We will accept cheque, cash or etransfer for payment. A card (digital or physical) will be provided for you to give to the recipient. As the giver, you will receive a charitable receipt.

STAFF TRAINING: Camp Bimini staff are a vital part of our ministry.  Our staff lead and care for our campers 24 hours a day throughout their time at Bimini.  They learn many things that will aid them in their time as leaders at camp and as leaders away from camp both for present day and in the future.  Their training includes: First aid, self-care, how to plan for and lead children and teens, reporting child abuse disclosure, policies and procedures of the camp, emergency procedures such as fire, flood, tornado, lost child, fire extinguisher handling, how to protect themselves as leaders, United Church theology/culture/tradition, personality types, mental health in children and teens, AODA (Accessibility in Ontario), inclusion, teamwork and much more. Staff give so much of themselves to our campers and they themselves leave with greater sense of who they are and their part in the world.  The growth of a staff member over a summer is tremendous and equipping them with skills and knowledge is crucial to our ministry.  Your gift of $25.00 will help train our staff to be the hands and feet of Christ wherever they go at camp, their communities and world.

If interested in purchasing this gift, please contact us with the amount of your gift. We will accept cheque, cash or etransfer for payment. A card (digital or physical) will be provided for you to give to the recipient. As the giver, you will receive a charitable receipt.