Local Area Involvement
We have a strong relationship with the Temagami Area community and with the Teme Augama Anishnabe (Temagami Bear Island First Nation). We provide camperships for local children from the Temagami Public School and from the Bear Island Reserve. We participate in many local functions and are members of the Temagami Chamber of Commerce and the Temagami Lakes association. Our no-charge campsite clean-up initiative on Lake Temagami is strong and although we are not involved in back country camping, we use many of the sites on the main lake which are perpetually in greatest need of care and attention.
Scholarships/Subsidies and Charitable Activities
We annually sponsor children from the local area and the Temagami First Nation to attend 2 or 4 week sessions at camp. We award scholarships to children who are affected by Multiple Sclerosis in their family. We provide various levels of fee assistance to children in need – our creed is “no child shall be turned away”. We support the Temagami Community Foundation and when a substantial Municipal Tax Refund came our way several years ago, we donated the funds back to the community. We subsidize our NCCP coach training sessions in August so that they are available to all candidates who work with children. We provide an annual scholarship towards university and college expenses for a staff member returning to school. Our staff members are subsidized in costs of earning National Lifeguard Certification. We work with both the Amici Foundation and Kids in Camp Charity to provide camp stays for children who might otherwise not be able to attend. Our (limited) medical facilities at camp are available to the local community as needed, without charge and our camp barge is often used, also without charge to transport goods and equipment when locals need assistance.
Alongside our traditional summer camp program, we develop young athletes in the sports of Gymnastics, Waterski/Wakeboard and Trampoline using certified safe training methods.
We have been strongly involved for 40 years in developing coaches for Gymnastics, Water-Ski Wakeboard and Trampoline. Every August we run National Coaching Certification Programs to further our commitment to excellence in sport coaching and expand the development of young athletes.