• Programs

    Amici's mission is for every child to have an opportunity to experience summer camp, regardless of financial barriers.

    The majority of Amici campers attend a partner camp for a regular session. At most partner camps, sessions are two weeks long. Some camps offer longer and shorter stays as part of their regular program. Over 80% of Amici campers return to their partner camp for another experience the next summer, and for several years after that.

Programs

Parents may request a specific session length, special program and/or a specific partner camp. We do our best to honour these requests, but we can’t always guarantee availability. In cases where parents do not have a specific session or camp request, we will advise on several options that are available, helping to match a child and partner camp.

In addition to the regular camp program, many Amici partner camps also offer specialized programs including leadership training programs, wilderness outtrips and programs for children with special needs.

Leadership Programs

Amici provides funding for Leadership Training Programs on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with each partner camp and each Amici family.

Typically, these programs are designed for youth between the ages of 14-17 who have at least one year of camp experience.

In 2011, over 20% of returning Amici campers participated in Leadership Training Programs at partner camps.

We are working to increase the number of Amici campers in Leadership Training Programs. Please note that these sessions fill up very quickly, some programs require an additional camp application/selection process and space is often limited.

Campers with Special Needs

Amici works with several partner camps who are dedicated to serving children with special needs. It is currently beyond the scope of our program to assess the unique needs of these campers on an intake basis. For this reason, we have a different application process for families with special needs campers:

  • Apply directly to the Partner Camp: Apply to the Amici partner camp whose program you feel best meets your child’s unique needs. The partner camp will conduct an initial screening of each new applicant according to their typical application process. The camp will assess your child’s medical and developmental needs to determine if their camp is a suitable environment for your child.
  • Partner Camp Provides a Referral to Amici: Once a child is approved by the camp, the family will be referred to Amici to apply for funding. Amici will then conduct a financial analysis and complete reference checks according to our typical application process.

Please note that we are not able to review funding applications for special needs campers without an accompanying referral from a partner camp.

For more information, please contact us.