Finding safe and positive ways for children to expand their real-life social network can be a challenge. For over ten years Lanark County, Ontario’s Maple Key Day Camp has been doing this to rave reviews.
Lanark County’s Maple Key Day Camp specializes in building kids’ confidence through highly creative nature-based programming. In their own facility since 2016 and recently passing the decade in business milestone, the camp is more well-loved by the community than ever and are returning that support with a special give away of ten weeks of camp to local community organizations that support children.
“It’s been a long, stressful road to get here,” says Kristen Widenmaier, the owner and director of Maple Key Day Camp. “To finally be operating in our own beautiful facility after 10 years is a dream come true, and we want to give back to the community that has so lovingly supported us.”
Maple Key has pledged to donate a free week of camp to a kid-centered community initiative for each year of they’ve now been in business. “We’ve already committed a couple of weeks,” says Widenmaier. “Jumpstart is an important source of funding for many of our campers, so when we heard that Peter Larmand had chosen them as the recipient of the proceeds of his kids’ fishing tournament, it was a no-brainer for us to donate a week of camp to support it.”
There are still some free weeks available before they meet their target, so charities and fundraisers are encouraged to contact the camp for more details.
Maple Key’s program serves campers aged 4 to 12 and also provides an intense leadership training program for kids 13 to 15. They strive to provide an experience as close to an overnight camp as possible without the added stress of living away from home.
Maple Key Day Camp is also very proud to provide quality employment for young people in the surrounding area who are interested in pursuing a career in a related field such as education or social work.
Both parents and children continue to praise the camp for its ongoing positive nature.
A parent of a 2017 attendee, recently said in a five-star review, “Maple Key is more than just a place to send your kids. It is outdoors. It is community. It is creativity. It is challenging. It is original. It is confidence-building. It is FUN! Maple Key is a family who cares about every single child that comes through their doors.”
For more information about the “10 for 10” free program for community groups or to enroll a child for the summer visit https://maplekeydaycamp.com or call Kristen at (613) 464-2468.