A campaign in support of sending girls to summer camp in Muskoka has started.

YWCA Muskoka is kicking off its Send a Girl to Camp fundraising campaign, which will provide subsidies for female-identified youth to YWCA Muskoka day programs; Girlz Unplugged Summer and Girlspace Leadership.

For some families, the cost of sending a girl to camp is too much, with as many as one in five requesting financial assistance.

The camps are a week long each and cost $175. The Send a Girl to Camp campaign hopes to raise enough funds to enable YWCA Muskoka to increase the number of accessible spaces in future years.

People can donate online by clicking here. People can donate in person by visiting the YWCA Muskoka booth at the Gravenhurst Farmers’ Market on June 19th and 26th, Port Carling Farmers’ Market on June 27th and the Bracebridge Farmers’ Market on June 28th.

As an added bonus, every donation YWCA Muskoka receives throughout the month of June makes us eligible to receive $10,000 through the Great Canadian Giving Challenge—an initiative for charities across the country.

The YWCA has also created additional camps in Muskoka, with the Girlz Unplugged and Girlspace Leadership programs.

Those interested in information about YWCA summer programs can contact Stacey Schat, YWCA Muskoka Youth Programs Coordinator at (705) 645-9827 or visit www.ywcamuskoka.com