Camp Fircom is always accepting donations towards camperships which subsidize all children, youth, and families who would not otherwise be able to afford camp.
Coming to camp and getting a break from the daily grind of city living allows many people the opportunity for a true summer vacation. This chance for rest and relaxation amid the amazing natural surroundings of Gambier allows for spiritual growth, personal growth, and just plain old fun. Camp Fircom's summer camp programs are expanding to four weeks in 2017 and with more programs comes more need to support those who cannot afford camp.
Give someone the gift of summer memories that last a lifetime. Click here to donate to our general campership fund.
Friends of Fircom: Monthly Donor Program
A big part of our mission is to raise money so we can keep the cost of a week at camp affordable for everyone. We give out many "camperships" every year to ensure lower-income children, youth, and families aren't priced out of a summer camp experience; however it's also helpful to keep the overall cost of camp low.
Summer camp allows kids to explore nature, build an inclusive community, take a tech break, and learn new skills. We even run Moms and Kids camps to give young kids and their moms the same opportunity. But, the hard costs of camp are over $500 per week. Not every family-in-need feels comfortable applying for camperships. We need your help to keep camp accessible and inclusive - even for squeezed middle class Vancouver families!
How to Help
Camp Fircom is looking to find 200 "Fircomites" who will sign up to become monthly donors. If we hit that target, with 200 people giving $20 a month, we'll be able to bring our Camp Director on earlier in the year!
That staff will be able to build stronger relationships with our partner groups like United Church congregations and school groups. By crowdfunding the position, the Society will also be able to reduce the cost of camp for all kids. That will really help us ensure children from all backgrounds can afford the experience of camp!
Sign up today to help make camp as accessible as possible.
There are always upgrades to the property, additional equipment, or some more helping hands required to keep Fircom running smoothly. Your “As Needed” donations are essential as they provide the flexibility to meet changing circumstances as they happen.
Ways to Give
Click on the button above to donate online through "Canada Helps". This is one of the easiest ways to give. Canada Helps is a wonderful, reputable organization that processes secure donations for non-profits and charities.
Monthly Automatic Donations
If you would like to give a monthly donation, please head over to our Chimp campaign site.
Visa Rewards Points
Simply log in at the Vancity Visa website, and donate those old points to Camp Fircom. Vancity will issue you a charitable tax receipt instantly and send Camp Fircom a cheque. We will put your points to work for Fircom! Click here to donate your Vancity Rewards Points.
Financial donations through the mail, in any amount, are always welcome. Ten or twenty dollars from a few people soon adds up to hundreds and thousands of dollars! All gifts to Camp Fircom over twenty dollars are recognized with an official charity tax receipt. Please send them to Camp Fircom Society, 2776 Semlin Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4R6 with the purpose written in the RE line.
Your gift could last lifetimes in our endowment fund! Camp Fircom has been the recipient of generous donations from individuals who have named the camp in bequests. If you are interested in information regarding this please contact Jane Harding, Gift Planning Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604-576-0423.
The Federal Government has eliminated the capital gains income tax inclusion on gifts of appreciated securities! Camp Fircom is able to receive donations of Stock. Please contact the Vancouver office to learn more, 604-662-7756.