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Ask yourself, how can we all help to greatly improve a child’s behavioural problems and you send their self-esteem soaring?

The Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa (CAFO) has a simple answer: let them spend some time at summer camp.

When you donate to CAFO, you’re making an immediate and meaningful impression on a local child’s life.

We’ve seen firsthand how sending children to camp can literally be a life-changing experience.

Children like Amanda show just how much of a difference camp can make in their life.

“At 13 years old, I had never been to camp before,” says Angela. “I was a bit nervous and excited about going. I had a spectacular experience. When camp was over, I didn't want to leave. All campers and counsellors were so nice and welcoming that it made me feel at home. I learned so much about arts and got the chance to participate in a musical at the end of the week. I really hope I can go back next year!”

This past summer another camper, Logan, took the LIT Program, which is a Leadership program.  He said that next year he was planning on taking the Counsellor in Training Program in order to become a junior counsellor for the camp.  When he delivered this news to us, he was smiling and seemed really proud of himself. Camp gave him a sense of who he was, and who he wanted to become.

These opportunities are available to our children and youth thanks to the generosity of people just like you.

To help kids like Logan and Amanda develop their sense of self, please donate to the CAFO today by visiting and clicking the “DONATE” button. Your donation will help send local children and youth to week-long day camps, overnight camps, or camps for children with special needs.