The Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa (CEFO) budgets approximately $40,000 annually to send impoverished children to summer camp.
Children's Support Schools (those schools in the Ottawa Catholic District School Board servicing communities with a significant number of low income families) are eligible for summer camp funding for up to 5 (five) students. All other schools in the board are funded for a maximum of 3 (three) students. The maximum funding per child is $250.00.
Applications from school principals were received on a first-come first-served basis starting Tuesday, May 19, 2015 and upon closing, the fund for this year had reached a total of $45,827.
Thanks to our generous contributors, over 180 children enjoyed a summer camp experience in 2015!