Celebrate Earth Day – Send a Kid To Camp


1-Trekker on bike

On Earth Day (April 22) we are reminded that our planet is fragile. As we pause to take in its beauty we should also stand up and take action to protect our precious home!

To mark Earth Day why not plan for a day on the trails surrounded by nature? You can keep the nature appreciation going by joining us for a greener Trek 4 Kids 2 weeks later on the very same trails! Stay active and connected to your environment while helping send 100+ kids to week-long, overnight camp this summer!

Trek 4 Kids Hike and Bike is happening Saturday, May 7th, 2:00 p.m. Starting from the Thrift on Kent parking lot located at 50 Kent Avenue in Kitchener.

Trek 4 Kids supports House of Friendship’s Summer Camp Sponsorship program. We are asking for Trekkers to sign-up, collect pledges and then walk, run or bike the trail route (5 km., 9, km., 16 km., or 23 km depending on your interest). All of this effort makes camp possible for 100+ kids-at-risk this summer. Want to make it a fun family event? Come at 12:30 for a BBQ, bike rodeo and free bike tune-ups.

Like you, House of Friendship is concerned about the sustainability of our community. We have a vision of a healthy community where all can belong and thrive. Because of this we are a Silver Pledging Partner with the Regional Carbon Initiative of Sustainable Waterloo Region.

Part of this means that we have a staff Green Team. Their job is coordinating strategies to reduce House of Friendship’s carbon footprint through greenhouse gas emission reductions. As an organization we are also finding ways to reduce our impact on the environment and advance the sustainability of daily operations.

In support of this commitment to being green, we aim to run sustainable fundraising events. This means we are determined to see that all greenhouse gas emissions produced by event attendees are offset and that the things we buy for events (like supplies) are made with sustainability principles.


Because of this, we are pleased to partner with Eco Water Kitchener as the 1st ever Trek 4 Kids Hike and Bike Green Neighbour sponsor! With the help of our Green Neighbour Sponsors we are able to incorporate greener event practices such as supplying bulk water (donated by Eco Water) and biodegradable cups to reduce participant’s reliance on plastic water bottles!

Can’t make it May 7th? Considering making a donation to a participating team or individual! What better way to honour our planet than to give children the gift of camp – a week immersed in nature and filled with fun!

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One Response to “Celebrate Earth Day – Send a Kid To Camp”

  1. Dawn Says:

    Hey everyone, you can sign-up, donate or get information at: http://bit.ly/Trek4Kids2016!
    Dawn Gill,
    Development Officer
    House of Friendship

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