The Newmarket Lions Club provides significant support to the Lions Clubs Camp Kirk Foundation. In addition, the Newmarket Lions Club provides financial assistance to needy campers from Newmarket.
The Lions Clubs Camp Kirk Foundation (LCCKF) is a non-profit organization that owns and operates a 100 acre camp property just east of the Village of Kirkfield, Ontario on Highway 48.
The camp consists of 22 buildings: a dining hall, a washroom building including laundry facilities, a Camp Director’s cabin, a nursing/administration office, an arts and crafts building, a science building, 14 sleeping cabins, a maintenance building and a swimming pool, along with a recreational building.
The first camping season was in 1993 with 32 campers. Since 2001 the camp has operated at its capacity of 144 campers per season.
The summer camping program runs from early June until late August by Friends of the Learning Disabled-Camp Kirk, an organization that focuses on supporting the needs of children with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and high functioning autism. For more information about Friends of the Learning Disabled-Camp Kirk, please visit their website http://www.campkirk.com. Although both groups work together to support the summer program, they are two distinct different entities when it pertains to fundraising.