YWCA Muskoka has announced the launch of its Send a Girl to Camp fundraising campaign starting this June, which will provide subsidies for female-identified youth to attend YWCA Muskoka day programs.
One in five applicants request financial assistance for YWCA Muskoka’s week long summer programs, which cost $175, and the subsidies will allow more young women to attend programs like Girlz Unplugged Summer and Girlspace Leadership. The programs were developed in Muskoka for rural youth and have a proven track record for adding value to the lives of young women, according to the release. The day camps promote self-esteem and confidence building, healthy relationships, environmental leadership and community engagement. The Send a Girl to Camp campaign will provide subsidies for this summer to allow every applicant to attend camp despite financial barriers. YWCA Muskoka staff hope to raise enough funds to allow the organization to increase the number of accessible spaces in future years as each summer they have a waiting list for their programs.
Every donation received in the month of June will also give the YWCA Muskoka the chance to win $10,000 through the Great Canadian Giving Challenge, an initiative for charities across the country.
To Send a Girl to Camp, click here to donate online or visit the YWCA Muskoka booth at the Gravenhurst Farmers’ Market on June 19 and 26, Port Carling Farmers’ Market on June 27 and the Bracebridge Farmers’ Market on June 28.
Those interested in information about YWCA summer programs can contact Stacey Schat, YWCA Muskoka Youth Programs Coordinator, at (705) 645-9827 or visit the YWCA Muskoka website.