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  • Writer's pictureJanice Noble

Kidston's 2022 Holiday Newsletter

Happy Holidays!

2022 was filled with new adventures at Kidston. After several years impacted by pandemic restrictions, we had the privilege of returning to a full summer program once again. It was absolutely incredible to welcome even more campers to Kidston - and, just like always, it was wonderful to hear laughter throughout camp, share in the joy and fun of new games and adventures, and listen to the echoes of camp songs across the lake.

We know that the pandemic has had an immense impact on our young people, and believe that the healing power of acceptance, belonging, faith, and play found at summer camp is needed now more than ever. We remain beyond grateful for the support of our extended community that continues to make this possible at Kidston.

Thank you for being a part of Kidston this year - we can't wait to see you again in 2023!

Our Year in Review

  • We welcomed 328 campers to Kidston for in-person summer programs in July and August.

  • 26 young adults developed their leadership skills and benefitted from meaningful summer employment at Kidston.

  • As pandemic restrictions opened up, we were able to host a variety of church, non-profit, and professional rental groups at Kidston.

  • On our site, much-needed renovations and replacements have been completed. Roofs were replaced, painting and organizing has happened throughout the Wilson lodge, out-trip sites have been cleared, and more!

  • With the generous support of many donors and community members, new waterfront docks were purchased and installed in the lake.

  • Hundreds of volunteer hours have generously been shared by many people: at work parties, on committees, and on the Board.

This wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support from each and everyone of you: camp families, staff, alumni, volunteers, and community members. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

Fundraising Update

Thank you for your generous support of Kidston's most recent fundraising campaign, to replace two cabin roofs and low elements program equipment. We have now surpassed $2,000 in donations, and will continue fundraising into the new year. Donations can be made at anytime via our online Canada Helps page located here.

We look forward to sharing updates and photos in Spring 2023!

Upcoming Events

Camp Kidston's Annual General Meeting

You’re invited! Camp Kidston's Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023 at 7pm - with in-person and Zoom options available.

The AGM will be held at the Boyneclarke office at 99 Wyse Road, Dartmouth. If attending in person, please RSVP to Janice Noble at Registration for the Zoom meeting is available here. All are welcome to join!

Winter Camp 2023

Do you know a teen who loves Kidston, outdoor adventures, and re-connecting with camp friends? Winter Camp is the perfect opportunity for them!

Open to teens in grades 7 through 10, Kidston's Winter Camp will be held from February 18-20, 2023 (the Heritage Day long weekend). Led by our talented Kidston staff, it will include lots of outdoor winter fun, games, arts & crafts, campfires, and more! More information and registration can be found here.

Looking Forward to 2023

Camper Registration!

We are thrilled to share a little sneak peak of 2023! Our summer programs and dates have just been announced, and can be found here.

Registration for all Summer 2023 programs will open on February 1st, 2023 at 8am - mark your calendars! Based on 2022 registration, we expect spaces to fill quickly.

We’re Hiring!

Do you know someone who would be an awesome camp counsellor, program lead, or kitchen assistant? All staff applications are now open, and more information can be found at

Want to get involved?

There are lots of ways to make a difference at Kidston! Volunteer at work parties. Make a donation. Sponsor a camper. Email us about Board/Committee volunteer opportunities. All help is appreciated!

Stay in Touch

Stay up to date with our latest news by following our social media pages. Know someone who would like to be included on our mailing list? All are welcome to join here!

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season from all of us at Kidston!

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