“I was lost. . .now I have hope.” Jonathan

Jonathan

When Jonathan came through the doors of The Scott Mission, he had lost all hope and was convinced life was not worth living. Thanks to support from caring friends and donors, we gave him a hot meal and a safe place to sleep. We prayed for him and included him in a special retreat held at our Collingwood property. There, … Read More

Meet Scott Mission Camp’s New Camp Director—Adam Brown!

Hello Friends and Campers! My name is Adam Brown and if we haven’t met yet, I hope we will soon! This will be my first summer serving as Camp Director to the 600 children and youth who will be blessed with the opportunity to spend a glorious, life-changing week at Scott Mission Camp. But I already know all the staff … Read More

Give the life-transforming gift of summer camp to at-risk children!

1. GIVE A GIFT! Share a generous gift today to help raise the $650,171 needed to meet the costs of maintaining the camp, and to provide everything boys and girls need to have the time of their lives. Your gift of $109 will send a child to camp for one day, and a generous $650 gift will provide a week … Read More

Mackenzie—Homesick No More!

“Mackenzie admits she was homesick when she first arrived at Scott Mission Camp, but those feelings soon faded and she had the time of her life. She says, “It’s a really good camp and I would love to go again!” Mackenzie’s big sister had been to Scott Mission Camp and given it rave reviews. So naturally, the 11-year-old eagerly followed … Read More

I’m so grateful for what God has done for me at camp!

“I’d never been out of the city before and I was like, ‘Whoa, the stars look so cool,’” says Jelani, remembering his first visit to Scott Mission Camp.” Jelani was in grade 8 when a social worker suggested that Scott Mission Camp would be a great place for him and his siblings to spend time over the summer. Upon arrival … Read More

Can compassion and generosity save lives? YES!

Doug was hungry and sick when he first came through the doors of The Scott Mission. So beaten down by life that alcohol was his only comfort. “I was completely alone, without hope, and miserable,” Doug recalls. “I could come to the Mission and get a meal and feel a little bit of hope, a sense of belonging.” Support from … Read More

Too many families are making impossible choices!

Like many families and individuals in the greater Toronto area, Darla’s* income each month covers the rent, but little else. Desperate to feed, clothe, and care for her children, she took the advice of a friend and visited The Scott Mission. “They’ve helped us with everything from groceries to Christmas gifts for the children,” Darla says. Darla and her family … Read More

A mother’s prayer—answered!

Robin had no idea what an incredible impact The Scott Mission and the O’Connor Family Centre would have in her life and that of her family. But she found out quickly when the daycare she had lined up for her daughter fell through. What a relief when she learned childcare was available for her daughter at the O’Connor Family Centre. … Read More

The truth about Scott Mission Camp!

Alex knows about summer camps, and insists Scott Mission Camp is the best. That’s why he hasn’t missed attending for six years! When asked what’s so great about Scott Mission Camp, Alex says the counsellors are awesome and there are lots of great activities like canoeing, biking, swimming, hiking, and singing and dancing around the campfire. What Alex likes best … Read More

Hector never expected that addiction would take over his life.

He shared, “I was showing up to school and work drunk. I managed to hide it for a long time. Eventually I lost control of my life and ended up on the streets for many years.” Then came the day when Hector realized he would lose the fight to winter weather and addiction if he didn’t make huge—and permanent—changes in … Read More

Fun and Faith in the Great Outdoors at Scott Mission Camp!

Did you know that when you support The Scott Mission, your support is enriching the lives of our community’s children, teens, and families? It’s true! Just ask Taejun . . . Eight years old and full of energy, Taejun has been attending Scott Mission Camp since he was just a preschooler, and almost all of his favourite memories are from … Read More