Summer Day Camp 2010 - for a mountain of fun!

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Les amis de la montagne, in collaboration with the Ville de Montréal, are pleased to offer their summer day camp for a second year. Children aged 6 to 9 years old will once again have the opportunity to discover the treasures of Mount Royal in a natural environment in the heart of Montreal.

Supervised by an experienced and passionate team of environmental educators, Les amis’ summer day camp will be offered from June 28 to August 13, for a duration of one or two weeks, consecutive or not.

Two themes are being proposed this summer, “Les Renards Futés” (the wily foxes), an initiation to nature, fauna and flora, and “Les Explorateurs de la Montagne”, for the discovery of Montreal’s history through encounters and adventures in the forest. Animation will be provided in French with bilingual educators.

Each morning, campers will gather at Smith House, Mount Royal Park’s central meeting place, to play under the centuries-old Oak trees; to walk through the forest and discover a diversity of flora; to explore the area with a magnifying glass or binoculars in search of animals; to create original projects in a stimulating group environment; and most of all, to experience nature first-hand in the centre of the city.

Registration is open as of today (form available in French). You may visit Les amis’ day camp booth at the Montreal Families Camp Fair being held February 21 and 22 at the Holiday Inn Pointe Claire at 6700 Autoroute Transcanadienne (corner highway 40 and Boulevard St-Jean). Or for more information, please call us at 514 843-8240, ext. 235 or send us an email.




A mountain for all, a day camp for all!

In order to provide an enriching summer day camp experience on Mount Royal to 35 disadvantaged children aged 6 to 9 from the Côte-des-Neiges Borough, Les amis de la montagne are launching a sponsorship program in partnership with the Centre Communautaire de la Côte-des-Neiges. For a donation of $200, one child will be given the opportunity to participate in a one-week summer camp program with Les amis.

With roots in the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood for close to 30 years, the Centre Communautaire de la Côte-des-Neiges has developed strong partnerships with 6 local elementary schools as part of a project aimed at helping children in difficulty achieve success in school and in life through leisure activities. The identities of the children selected for this summer day camp sponsorship program will remain confidential.

The Côte-des-Neiges Borough has a population of 100,000 individuals, 17% of whom are children aged 0 to 14 years. 41% are from low-income households and 53% were born outside of Canada.

To make a donation

Individuals or companies wishing to participate in the sponsorship program may send their donations by mail made payable to “Les amis de la montagne”, at 1260 Chemin Remembrance, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1A2, by specifying “for the summer day camp 2010 program”. Donations by credit card may be made by calling 514 843-8240, ext. 243. Amounts raised but not used this summer may be carried forward to next summer. A report on the summer day camp and sponsorship program will be published in a fall issue of Les amis’ electronic newsletter.

Photos: Amélie Goulet, 2009

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