Zajac Ranch for Children ignites its Campfire Campaign

Campfire Campaign helps children attend popular Stave Lake camp

Zajac Ranch for Children, in Stave Lake, recently announced the launch of its Campfire Campaign. The campaign is aimed at raising money and awareness of the continued need to provide summer camp experiences for children with medical needs.

Zajac Ranch for Children is harnessing the power of social media and this year donors will be able set up their own online Campfire and invite others to donate via Facebook, Twitter and email. Donors can also make a secure online donation at www.zajacranch.com.

“In 2011, thanks to the generous support of donors, Zajac Ranch for Children provided summer camp experiences for almost 500 campers from across BC and Canada,” said Carmen Zajac, President of Zajac Ranch for Children.  “Donations to the Campfire Campaign will go toward creating memories and giving children with medical needs the opportunity to do what all kids deserve and that is to just be kids and have fun.”

The 2011 Campfire Campaign helps Zajac Ranch for Children provide summer camp and family camp experiences to more than 500 children each year, raising spirits of children and their families.

Key Facts

• Almost 500 children and young adults attended summer camp in 2011 from across B.C. and Canada

• The cost of camp is $1,500 but Zajac Ranch for Children fundraises year-round to subsidize the cost of the camp experience making it affordable for families

• Summer 2012 marks the ninth year of Zajac Ranch for Children providing summer camp experiences to children with serious and chronic illnesses and disabilities, who might not otherwise have a chance to enjoy a summer camp experience.

• Camps cater to children and youth with a variety of needs including: Autism Spectrum Disorder; Turner syndrome; Down syndrome; complex blood disorders; craniofacial differences; epilepsy and other seizure disorders; gastro-intestinal conditions; kidney disorders; multiple organ transplants; muscular dystrophy; spina bifida and visual impairments.

Since 2004, Zajac Ranch for Children has provided life-changing experiences for thousands of children with a wide variety of serious illnesses and medical conditions, as well as hosted an additional 11,000 underprivileged youth at camps during the rest of the year. For more information visit www.zajacranch.com.

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