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The Camp Tillicum Renewal Project

Kids Need This Camp - This Camp Needs You!

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Over the decades, thousands of kids have built character and life skills at Camp Tillicum. We need your help to ensure thousands more can do the same!

Why it’s Time to Rebuild

Simply put, we’re raising funds to build a new facility, but we’re really impacting future generations of kids, and providing a special place where they can build friendships, memories and personal character for many more years to come.

Established in 1926, and given to the Rotary Club of North Bay in 1949, the camp has provided lifetime memories and meaningful activities that have have impacted generations of children.

While over $100,000 has been invested since Rotary took ownership, the decades have taken their toll and the facility is in need of an upgrade to ensure that it can continue to provide life-changing and inspirational programming to hundreds of children each year.

The time is now, the need is now.

How You Can Help

Support the Camp Tillicum Renewal Project in the amount that works for you, or your organization.

Structures Planned and Naming Opportunities

Larger scale gifts will be recognized through a variety of opportunities, including:


The Redpath Youth Centre NAMED

Beach/Lifeguard Hut NAMED

Dining Hall NAMED

Canoe/Kayak Beach $75,000

Welcome Cabin $75,000

Nurses' Cabin NAMED

Archery Range $50,000

Volleyball Court $50,000

Ropes Course $50,000

Bell $25,000

Maintenance Shop $25,000

Soccer Field $25,000

Basketball Pad $25,000

Firepit $25,000

Wall of Friends (to be placed in new facility)

Forever Friends of Camp $10,000

Best Friends of Camp $5,000

Good Friends of Camp $2,500

Friends of Camp $1,000

Every Personal Donation Counts

Even smaller gifts add up and make a big difference!
Every gift receives a charitable tax receipt.


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By Cheque

Cheques can be made out to

Rotary Club of North Bay
PO Box 242, North Bay, ON P1B 8H2

(Please specify “Camp Tillicum Renewal Project” in memo line.)

Why it Matters

As a not-for-profit operation, Camp Tillicum impacts lives. Our long-term partnership with the YMCA allows many children to attend who otherwise wouldn’t be able to enjoy the camp experience, due to financial constraints.

Recreation on the shores of beautiful Lake Nipissing gives life experience where boys and girls realize new abilities, while forming friendships that can last a lifetime.

Youth at Camp Tillicum develop social skills, learn benefits of a healthy active lifestyle, and build character through physical and mental growth.

Now, for the camp to continue to do what it does best, the facility needs to be rebuilt and renewed.

What Parents Say

Aiden has Down’s Syndrome. Over the years (at Camp Tillicum), the commraderie of the campers and counsellors have helped Aiden overcome some shyness and join in on group activities. His social skills have improved exponentially...
- Angela Devine

I cannot say enough about the growth that my kids have achieved over their years at camp. My oldest especially has been given the chance to grow and achieve so many things because everyone has seen the potential that he has... (My youngest) was always up early and ready to go spend his day outdoors...
- Jennifer Daguerre

What Supporters Say

Camp Tillicum has been a big part of my family’s life. My late husband (John Lewis) firmly believed that children... should have this special place to commune with nature. Hopefully Camp Tillicum will remain in Rotary’s hands for a long time to come so that future generations can take the time to unplug and unwind in such a beautiful setting.
- Nancy Lewis

We are particularly interested in doing things that help young people. This is a continuation of our founder, Jim Redpath’s legacy. When we heard about this opportunity, it excited us a great deal. We are extremely proud to be involved, it’s a terrific project aimed at developing youth.
- George Flumerfelt,
President & CEO of Redpath

Our History, Our Mandate

Camp Tillicum was purchased in 1926 by James Nightingale and Edith Palmer after they searched Lake Nipissing for an area in which boy scouts could enjoy summertime water and camping adventure. Over the years, through the help of Rotarian Tom Palmer, the camp developed and grew. In 1949, James and Edith generously gifted Camp Tillicum to the Rotary Club of North Bay so that the club may continue to provide a camp for boys and girls.

After leasing the camp to the Department of National Defence in the late 70s, Camp Tillicum Inc. developed a partnership with our local YMCA so that the area could continue to be used by youth throughout the summer.

The Rotary Club turned the property management over to Camp Tillicum Inc., owned by shareholders (members of Rotary North Bay), and have since invested over $100,000 into improvements and maintenance.

Quality camp experiences help children to develop skills; social, physical, and mental, promote healthy active living and build character. For nearly 90 years, Camp Tillicum has been providing youth in our area with this opportunity in a beautiful outdoor setting.