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Kidston's 2023 Holiday Newsletter

Happy Holidays!

2023 was filled to the brim with new adventures at Kidston.  We welcomed a record-setting number of campers to our site, and it was a privilege to meet each and every one of them.   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 world continues to change and impact 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 2024!



Our Year in Review

  • We welcomed over 400 campers to Kidston this year!

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

  • We had the honour of hosting a variety of school, church, non-profit, and professional rental groups at Kidston.

  • On our site, much-needed renovations and replacements have been completed. Two cabin roofs were replaced, program areas were updated, out-trip sites were cleared post-hurricane Fiona, and more!

  • Two new programs, Winter Camp and a 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Retreat, were added to Kidston's season.

  • 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 ensure the future sustainability of Kidston.  We have now surpassed $5,000 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 in Spring 2024! 


Upcoming Events

Camp Kidston's Annual General Meeting

You’re invited! Camp Kidston's Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024 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 director@campkidston.com Registration for the Zoom meeting is available here.  All are welcome to join!


Winter Camp 2024

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 March 8-10, 2024. Led by our talented Kidston staff, it will include lots of outdoor winter fun, games, arts & crafts, campfires, and more! More information can be found here.


Looking Forward to 2024

Camper Registration!

We are thrilled to share a little sneak peak of 2024!  Our summer programs and dates have just been announced, and can be found here.


Registration for all Summer 2024 programs will open on February 1st, 2023 at 12pm (noon) - mark your calendars! Based on 2023 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 campkidston.com/jobs.


Want to get involved?

There are lots of ways to make a difference at Kidston!  We are currently seeking to fill several volunteer Board positions, including Program Chair, Property Chair, ORM Representative, and Treasurer.  If any of these positions sound like you, please contact Boa


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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