Fiddlesticks Community Centre
Summer Playground/Summer Action Camp
Amount Granted: $2050
We operated the pop up programs throughout our neighbourhood. This gave children and youth the opportunity to have some socially distanced recreation and social time in a safe, Covid Friendly environment. Pop up programming which consisted of four mini-events per day, one hour long, at four different parks within the neighbourhood.
Our camps operated in a ‘family grouping’ cohort model. Each group consisted of seven or eight children and two staff. These camps were held 100 % outdoors.
Wendy has two children and the family is in the midst of a marital separation. The children are not reacting well to their new life without dad living at home. Their behaviour has been extremely challenging and being in a situation of isolation has been difficult on all of their mental health.
Wendy expressed, on more than one occasion that she does not know how the children would have coped had then not been able to attend camp. She was so appreciative of our support as well, as we did work with the children regarding how they were responding to their mom due to the separation. Wendy was so appreciative that she actually came to do some volunteer work outdoors after camp ended for the season.