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Camp Cedarwin Fundraising for New Kitchen Stoves

Propellor Building, Camp Cedarwin

Located in one of the few remaining Carolinian Forests in Essex County, Camp Cedarwin is 74 acres of unmatched beauty. The abundant rolling forest nestled along the picturesque bank of the Cedar Creek provides the residents of Windsor and Essex County with a unique outdoor setting not far from work and home.

In addition to the rare species of vegetation and various wildlife, including deer, Camp Cedarwin’s trails and building facilities provide an unparalleled setting for all to enjoy.

Camp Cedarwin is near and dear to the hearts of residents of Windsor Essex County and has been enjoyed by many children growing up in our community. The importance of Camp Cedarwin for the youth of today and and into the future cannot be understated.

Recognizing the important role that the camp plays for these young people, many Scouters in our community volunteer hundreds of hours each year to help keep the programs running while also maintaining the property.

One such property at Camp Cedarwin is the unique Propellor building. With three separate wings, the building was named for its peculiar shape which resembles a propellor. Each wing has bunks, washrooms, a dining area and a kitchen for groups to use.

Throughout the year the Scouts are one such group that makes good use of this building. In the kitchens, there are large industrial stoves that have been in use for a number of years and were purchased second-hand.

While the camp committee has been doing their best over recent years to continue to repair them to keep them operational, parts are no longer available and several have recently come to the end of their useful life. As such, the committee has made the decision to replace them with new stoves.

Working with Williams Food Equipment in Windsor, the camp received great news from Garland Canada, the manufacturer of a commercial range and griddle identified as suitable for the camp.

Garland has agreed to sell the equipment at preferred pricing due to the affiliation with Scouts Canada. They understand how important these camps are and that our Scouting groups need kitchen equipment that works!

The goal is to buy three sets of both pieces, i.e. the range and the griddle to ensure all of the kitchens are suitably equipped to accommodate large groups like the Scouts. We are turning to fundraising to help pay for this equipment.

Please consider helping us with our efforts to ensure that our Scouting groups and others will have reliable kitchen equipment to make the most of their stay when using the camp facilities.

Here are three ways you can help by donating to this worthy cause:

Young chefs at work in Camp Cedarwin kitchen

1. Know a business that might be interested in a corporate donation? See below to learn how to donate to the camp, or contact us and we will put you in touch with the camp committee.

2. Click here to visit the Scouts Canada web page and click on the DONATE tab at the top. Choose ‘Designated Donations’ and follow the instructions for donating online. Please be sure to specify Camp Cedarwin Stove Fundraiser in the SCOUT GROUP field.

3. You can make a donation by cheque directly to the camp. All cheques are forwarded to the Revenue Department for processing. You can also opt to forward your cheque directly to:

Michelle Pearson
Revenue Development Administrator
Scouts Canada – National Service Centre
1345 Baseline Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 0A7

Please be sure to specify Camp Cedarwin Stove Fundraiser. Income Tax receipts are issued for amounts over $20.

Photos provided by 2nd Kingsville Scouting Group Commissioner Bev Snyder

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