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Best 10 days of my life! Thank you for donating to make our experience better every year!

— Kaity

Camp Smitty has been a life changing experience for me. I’ve been coming here for a long time and it’s my second home during the summer.

— Jaimy

Camp has been an incredible experience, I have learnt so many things about myself. Everyone treated me like I should be treated. I’ve also learnt incredible skills from sports to simply respecting others. I’m much more thankful now and have much more knowledge of how others should be treated. Overall, camp has taught me to be a better me and to not be afraid to be myself.

— Kenda

Camp Smitty is amazing in so many ways, most of them are the programs, food, people, and the compassion everyone shows to one another. Camp Smitty is the best camp I’ve ever been to and I love how I always make new friends every year. All in all, Camp Smitty is the most caring camp and has changed me a lot.

— Joseph

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TUESDAY JULY 18, 2017

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MarchWood Golf Course /
Brookstreet's Au Naturel Spa

Shotgun start: 10:15 am (9 holes)

Includes one 45 minute spa treatment

Cost: $1,200 per foursome

(includes spa and use of Flex Fitness Club, indoor & outdoor saltwater pools, dry saunas and whirlpools, green fees, pull cart, driving range, lunch, golfer gift, dinner and festivities)

End the day with a delicious dinner at Brookstreet Hotel and an evening program including raffle, live and silent auctions.

AGENDA

4:00pm   Reception and silent auction
5:30pm   Guests seated in main hall
5:45pm   Opening remarks
6:30pm   Live Auction
7:00pm   Silent Auction closes
7:30pm   Raffle draw & closing remarks

The Marshes at Brookstreet Golf Course

Shotgun start: 10:00 am (18 holes)

Cost: $1,200 per foursome

(includes green fees, power cart, driving range, lunch, golfer gift, dinner and festivities)

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Camp Smitty, children and youth, campers, sleepaway camp, summer games, golf ottawa, golf fundraiser
Camp Smitty, children and youth, campers, sleepaway camp, summer games, golf ottawa, golf fundraiser
Camp Smitty, children and youth, campers, sleepaway camp, summer games, golf ottawa, golf fundraiser
Camp Smitty, children and youth, campers, sleepaway camp, summer games, golf ottawa, golf fundraiser

In 1923, the Ottawa Boys Club is opened on Laurier Avenue, and Fred C. McCann, a social worker from Montreal is appointed as Executive Director.

In 1924, "Camp Minwassin" is founded by Mr. McCann. With the help of local businessmen and various supporters, Mr. McCann acquires land on Mink Lake, near Eganville, Ontario. That year, the downtown clubhouse is closed and McCann and his staff bring 66 boys up to "Minwassin". The benefits to the youth, including getting away from the city, experiencing nature, and building social skills through group living (in tents) are immediately evident, encouraging the continued commitment to the camping experience.

By 1936, approximately 160 boys had the opportunity to spend at least 2 weeks at the camp, with the Club picking up the bulk of the actual cost to attend. In 1937, "modern" electrical facilities were installed. During the 1950's sponsorship from the Rotary, Kiwanis, and Lions Clubs allows the Boys Club to build permanent cabins at the camp and the Associated Canadian Travelers (A.C.T.) build a fully equipped medical lodge.

In the late 1970's co-ed programs are established, girls cabins are added, and in 1979 the Camp becomes officially co-ed with girls now welcome to fully participate as well. In 1980, Special Needs programs begin, offering opportunities for campers with certain physical, mental, and developmental challenges to be included in the programs and resulting benefits of the camp.

Through the 1980's, the camp continues to grow, serving many children and youth who could not otherwise afford the cost of attending summer camp programs. During the 1990's, an exciting Ropes Course is installed at camp, offering low and high elements that provide superb program options for building trust, teamwork, and encouraging personal growth. Also during the 90's, three cabins are winterized, opening new year-round program and rental options.

In 2001, a brand-new Kitchen/Dining Hall is opened. This beautiful, modern facility becomes an excellent focal point for the camp, and replaces aging facilities that had served the camp well, but no longer met the expanding needs. Also in 2001, the Brian Smith Foundation, established in honour of the late Brian Smith (a local, well-respected sportscaster who attended the club and camp as a youth) merges with the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. In recognition of this important merger and the great support, "Camp Minwassin" is renamed the Brian Smith Outdoor Education Centre, and the summer program becomes "Camp Smitty".

Camp Smitty is more than just a summer camp – each year it offers 400 children and youth from vulnerable areas across the city the chance to experience something they never thought was possible. For many campers, this is their first time leaving the city where they will get to run around, swim, canoe, and hike in the great outdoors. The beautiful, healthy surroundings provide a safe outlet for children to explore and have some good old-fashioned fun, to leave the stress behind and just be a kid.

Offering children and youth 8-16 years old an amazing opportunity to escape to nature for ten days, to make new friends, participate in fun programs like swimming and arts & crafts, and make memories that will stay with them forever. Here, campers will learn to trust in themselves, in their peers and in the dedicated staff, while learning important values that they will bring back to their families, schools and communities.

Camp Smitty is a non-profit program proud to offer an exceptional camping experience for all children regardless of financial situation. Each year, we do our very best to help as many families as possible who could not otherwise afford the cost of sending their kids to summer camp, so they can have an incredible experience they will not soon forget.

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Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

2825 Dumaurier Avenue
Ottawa, ON
K2B 7W3

Virgilia Partridge
Special Events Officer
(613) 232-0925 Ext. 222

vpartridge@bgcottawa.org

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In 1923, the Ottawa Boys Club is opened on Laurier Avenue, and Fred C. McCann, a social worker from Montreal is appointed as Executive Director.

In 1924, "Camp Minwassin" is founded by Mr. McCann. With the help of local businessmen and various supporters, Mr. McCann acquires land on Mink Lake, near Eganville, Ontario. That year, the downtown clubhouse is closed and McCann and his staff bring 66 boys up to "Minwassin". The benefits to the youth, including getting away from the city, experiencing nature, and building social skills through group living (in tents) are immediately evident, encouraging the continued commitment to the camping experience.

By 1936, approximately 160 boys had the opportunity to spend at least 2 weeks at the camp, with the Club picking up the bulk of the actual cost to attend. In 1937, "modern" electrical facilities were installed. During the 1950's sponsorship from the Rotary, Kiwanis, and Lions Clubs allows the Boys Club to build permanent cabins at the camp and the Associated Canadian Travelers (A.C.T.) build a fully equipped medical lodge.

In the late 1970's co-ed programs are established, girls cabins are added, and in 1979 the Camp becomes officially co-ed with girls now welcome to fully participate as well. In 1980, Special Needs programs begin, offering opportunities for campers with certain physical, mental, and developmental challenges to be included in the programs and resulting benefits of the camp.

Through the 1980's, the camp continues to grow, serving many children and youth who could not otherwise afford the cost of attending summer camp programs. During the 1990's, an exciting Ropes Course is installed at camp, offering low and high elements that provide superb program options for building trust, teamwork, and encouraging personal growth. Also during the 90's, three cabins are winterized, opening new year-round program and rental options.

In 2001, a brand-new Kitchen/Dining Hall is opened. This beautiful, modern facility becomes an excellent focal point for the camp, and replaces aging facilities that had served the camp well, but no longer met the expanding needs. Also in 2001, the Brian Smith Foundation, established in honour of the late Brian Smith (a local, well-respected sportscaster who attended the club and camp as a youth) merges with the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. In recognition of this important merger and the great support, "Camp Minwassin" is renamed the Brian Smith Outdoor Education Centre, and the summer program becomes "Camp Smitty".

Camp Smitty is more than just a summer camp – each year it offers 400 children and youth from vulnerable areas across the city the chance to experience something they never thought was possible. For many campers, this is their first time leaving the city where they will get to run around, swim, canoe, and hike in the great outdoors. The beautiful, healthy surroundings provide a safe outlet for children to explore and have some good old-fashioned fun, to leave the stress behind and just be a kid.

Offering children and youth 8-16 years old an amazing opportunity to escape to nature for ten days, to make new friends, participate in fun programs like swimming and arts & crafts, and make memories that will stay with them forever. Here, campers will learn to trust in themselves, in their peers and in the dedicated staff, while learning important values that they will bring back to their families, schools and communities.

Camp Smitty is a non-profit program proud to offer an exceptional camping experience for all children regardless of financial situation. Each year, we do our very best to help as many families as possible who could not otherwise afford the cost of sending their kids to summer camp, so they can have an incredible experience they will not soon forget.

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