Ontario camp providing Syrian refugees a typical North American camp experience

The Syrian refugee crisis inspired the Ontario-based Glen Bernard Camp to create a program that would provide 24 Syrian refugee girls a chance to experience summer camp.

Through the program, the camp has welcomed two dozen Syrian girls between the ages of 11 and 13 to camp this summer all expenses paid.

Two of those girls, sisters named Sedra and Judi, were recently profiled in a National Post article and video that does a wonderful job of detailing the experience.

Glen Bernard isn’t the only camp welcoming Syrian refugees this summer, but it’s one example of how the summer camp industry can play a small part in meeting the needs of youth from around the globe.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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