• Celebrating 50 Years

    Summer 2016 marks Amici's 50th year of sending kids to camp! If you're like us, when you think about camp, you think back to meeting life-long friends, learning new skills, building confidence and conquering fears. Camp has the power to unlock kids' potential and gives kids the opportunity to become leaders. That's exactly what Amici has done for 50 years.

    Join us as we celebrate 50 years of building leaders, and toast to 50 more!

Introducing Amici’s Leadership League

Behind every leader are leaders who’ve influenced their lives.  Campers have young leaders they can look up to each summer:  counsellors, program staff and directors.  For Amici campers, there is also a league of quiet leaders who contribute to their growth and leadership development:  donors.

Because not ever kid can afford camp, donors play a critical role in leadership development for Amici campers.  Sending kids to camp year after year is a hallmark of Amici’s program, making camp a stable touchstone in a young person’s life.  It’s what makes the model so impactful on the lives of Amici campers and couldn’t be done without the support of thousands of donors.

You can join Amici’s Leadership League by pledging to send kids to camp each year for 5 years – the average length of stay of an Amici camper.  And your donation is effectively doubled since it is matched by partner camps.  And join during Amici’s 50th anniversary year and become a Founding Member.

Leadership League Levels*

Ambassador’s Council Members send 10 kids to camp each year for 5 years at $10,000+ per year

Explorer Club Members send 5 to 9 kids to camp each year for 5 years at $5,000-$9,999 per year

Adventurer Club Members send 3 to 4 kids to camp each year for 5 years at $3,000-$4,999 per year

Camper Club Members send 1 to 2 kids to camp each year for 5 years at $1,000-$2,999 per year

*On average, $1,000 reflects the fee Amici pays to partner camps for a two-week stay for each camper and is recognized as a symbolic amount. The full cost includes Amici’s efforts in matching campers with the right partner camp, supporting families and developing campers as leaders

Why camp – and you – make a difference!

Research has shown an interesting phenomenon about kids and future success:  Intelligence matters, but only up to a certain point.  Past a minimum threshold, other things begin to matter more.  Camp exposes marginalized kids to those other things and teaches them “21st century skills”, a buzzword for abilities thought to be needed in a changing economy such as critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration.  In short, leadership.

Support through the Leadership League has the power to unlock kids’ potential and gives them a chance to become leaders, thanks to the power of camp and the quiet leadership of donors.

If you would like to learn more about Amici’s new Leadership League, please contact Robyn at 416.588.8026 or robyn@amicicharity.org.