Who We Are and What We Do
The Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund was established in 1972 in honour of Taylor Statten I, a leading figure in North American camping and youth education who believed that summer camp can play a critical role in a child’s early life and development. Camp can build self-confidence, encourage teamwork, leadership, and an appreciation of nature, and is also just plain fun! It is in this spirit that we eagerly look to share these experiences by helping bridge the gap between camp fees and what families can afford.
The Fund provides financial assistance that can be put towards any camp that is an accredited member of the Ontario Camping Association or the Canadian Camping Association and is willing to contribute to the Fund by offering a satisfactory fee reduction. In addition to demonstrated financial need, the Fund seeks potential campers who are at least 11 years old and have shown leadership qualities. Once accepted for sponsorship, the Fund will provide annual financial assistance to the camper for as many years as required.
If you would like to make a donation by cheque please mail your cheque to:
The Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund
P. O. Box 1128
TD Centre Postal Station
77 King Street West
Toronto ON M5K 1P2
If you would like to make a one time donation or a recurring donation please visit CanadaHelps.org by clicking here. We are proudly partnered with CanadaHelps.org
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While our board members are volunteers who generously donate their time, they always need help. Perhaps you have a particular skill or want to organize a networking event or a get together. Get in touch with us and make a suggestion and we're pretty sure we will say yes.
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The Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund Board would like to express our condolences with the passing of Dr. Tay. Dr. Tay was an exceptional person whose leadership and friendship influenced and inspired many. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
As requested by the Statten family, donations to the TSCBF (Dr. Tay Fund) can be made here. The Dr. Tay funds are used exclusively to send children with financial need to Ahmek and Wapomeo.
Thank you for supporting the bursary and enabling more children to experience the joy camping.
“THIS SUMMER MY NEPHEW HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND AHMEK BECAUSE OF THE SUPPORT OF THE BURSARY FUND. UPON HIS RETURN FROM CAMP, OUR FAMILY WAS ABSOLUTELY STRUCK BY HOW MUCH HE MATURED, HOW MUCH HIS HEALTH IMPROVED, AND HOW MUCH HIS CONFIDENCE INCREASED. HIS TWO WEEKS AT CAMP ACHIEVED FAR MORE THAN ANY OF US COULD HAVE IMAGINED AND WE ARE ALL ABSOLUTELY SPEECHLESS.”
- BURSARY FUND FAMILY RECIPIENT 2014