Sparrow Lake Camp is a non-profit organization that began in 1912 in the Kawartha Lakes District. Our mission is to create a caring, inclusive Christian community providing a quality outdoor camping experience for children, youth and families in a natural environment.
Sparrow provides outdoor experiences and opportunities for personal growth. Campers live in our cabins, swim in our lake, learn about the outdoors, and develop themselves as individuals under the supervision of experienced staff. Our program fosters a healthy community through friendship, activity, and outreach.
As a non-profit organization we rely on donations of equipment in order to successfully run our programs. Any donations you can make would be greatly appreciated. You can donate through Canada Helps or directly to our "Donation Camp". To donate through Canada Helps please click on their logo below, or click on the Camp Brain logo to be redirected to our Donation Camp.
Yours in Camping,
Sparrow Lake Directing Team
Our Donation Campaigns
By contributing financially your money can go towards many various aspects of Camp Life. Through Canada Helps you can allocate your funds for specific areas of development. Below you can see how different amounts can assist us. Many items have expiry dates, thus the reason to have to replace them on an on-going basis. Other items are consumable or just ready to be retired.
Donations of $50-500
Special Day Supplies
Costumes, poster paper, paint, material for props
Guitars, ukuleles, tambourines, drums
Maintenance Supplies and Tools
Chainsaw, Compressor, Table Saw, Drills etc.
Kitchen - Food Service
Pots, pans, new tableware
Waterfront - Swimming Area
Reaching Assists, Spinal Board, Teaching Supplies
Health Care - Medical Supplies
Bandaids, bandages, over-the-counter medications, sunscreen, repellant
10 Epi-Pens @ $120 each
Arts Program - Craft Supplies
Beads, yarn, hemp string, paint, crayons, water colours, markers etc.
Watercraft - Personal Floatation Devices (PFD’s)
For canoe, kayak, swim and sailing programs
Canoe and Kayak Paddles
Administration - Office Supplies
Laminator, printer, laptop, projector
The Adventure Zone - High Ropes Course Equipment
Ropes, harnesses, helmets
Low initiative supplies – webbing, hool hoops, balls
Large Donations ($500+) and Capital Projects
We have a few larger items on our wish list which we cannot afford without donations or generous contributions. If you are interested in providing funding or in-kind donations for a larger project please contact email@example.com. We would love to discuss on site recognition strategies for larger donations.
Some of our larger donation requests include:
2-4 Boomless Sailboats
New Motor for the Safety Boat
6 New Canoes
2-6 New Sit Upon Kayaks
2-10 New Stand Up Paddle Board
Pontoon Boat and Motor
Paint and paint supplies for the Interior and Exterior of All Buildings
Lumber for Cabin and Building Repairs
Our Current Capital Projects:
Dining Hall and Kitchen Floor Maintenance
Our Wish List
We would love to receive in kind donations from families, churches, or organizations. Below is our wish list of items that we are constantly in need of. Anything you can contribute helps. For information on bringing the items to camp or assisting with the delivery of the items please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Wish List
Gently-used Costumes and Clothing for Dress Up Days
Fishing Poles and Tackle
Butterfly and Fishing Nets
Paints and Paint Supplies
Tools and Maintenance Supplies
Various Sports Balls
Various Craft Supplies
Used Canoe or Kayak