LIONS CLUBS CAMP KIRK FOUNDATION

Lions Clubs Camp Kirk Foundation (LCCKF) is a non-profit organization that owns and operates a camp property just east of the Village of Kirkfield, Ontario on Highway 48.  The 100 acre property is owned, built and maintained by Lions and Lioness clubs in District A-16.

 

The camp consists of 22 buildings: a dining hall, a washroom building including laundry facilities, a Camp Director's cabin, a nursing/administration office, an arts and crafts building, a science building, 14 sleeping cabins, a maintenance building and a swimming pool, along with a recreational building.

 

The first camping season was in 1993 with 32 campers.  Since 2001 the camp has operated at its capacity of 144 campers per season.

 

The camp property is available for use before and after the summer season by groups which are carefully selected and sponsored by a Lions/Lioness Club.  To inquire about property rentals, please contact the Chairperson Elaine Umphrey at (705) 426 9485 or email lionsclubscampkirkfoundation@gmail.com

 

The summer camping program runs from early June until late August by Friends of the Learning Disabled-Camp Kirk, an organization that focuses on supporting the needs of children with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and high functioning autism.   For more information about Friends of the Learning Disabled-Camp Kirk, please visit their website http://www.campkirk.com.  Although both groups work together to support the summer program, they are two distinct different entities when it pertains to fundraising.

 

Financial support for upkeep of the camp property comes from many generous donations from the Lions family of District A-16 and other Districts as well.  Our annual fundraising projects include our 50/50 draw, steak BBQ draw, golf tournament, silent auction, off season rentals and sale of camp clothing and memorabilia.

 

Lions Clubs Camp Kirk Foundation Fellowships and Life Memberships are another source of income and available to recognize service from members as well as community supporters.

 

Lions Clubs Camp Kirk Foundation has 26 Directors - 9 elected from District A-16 at large, 8 from Lions and Lioness Honorary Committees for 3 year terms and 8 from the sitting A-16 District Officers for a 1 year term.

 

LCCKF is a registered, charitable organization.  All donations are most welcome and appreciated; receipts for tax purposes are issued.