The NB Children’s Foundation has donated over $33,500 total over last six years. Blair MacDonald, director presented the most recent grant $10,000 cheque in August 2017 at the Camp.
Blair Macdonald presents the cheque to Matt Sheriko, Director of Camp Triumph, with New Brunswick’s camp attendees in the background.
Here is what our support means to them:
“Camp Triumph is fortunate to have the wholehearted support of the New Brunswick Children’s Foundation. We are honoured by their commitment to this much needed service for such a large group of children whose needs often go unrecognized.
The only program of its kind in Canada, Camp Triumph provides unique and unforgettable experiences for children who have a family member with a chronic illness or disability. A wonderful haven where children aged 7-16 take a break from their challenging lives, campers take part in a dynamic program including physical activity, healthy eating, creative arts, self-esteem boosting, relationship building, and relaxation. Each child has the freedom to be themselves, to grow and to better understand their complicated feelings – something they are not able to do at home.
Illness and disability knows no geographical borders that is why we accept campers from across the country. With our largest base is in the Maritimes, it is tremendously important to have an organization that can make this experience possible for so many children.
Over the years they have supported Camp Triumph, hundreds of children from New Brunswick have attended. Many have started to give back. They’ve given their valuable time in the summer to volunteer as staff having progressed from camper, to leadership camper, to mentorship, to full counsellor or core summer staff. From that initial encounter with Camp Triumph, it has become a priority in their life and has helped to shape who they are as a person. These are children and youth with enormous potential. Their experience with Camp Triumph has a hand in guiding them towards that potential and it wouldn’t happen without the support from groups like the NB Children’s Foundation.”
– Matt Sheriko, Director, Camp Triumph