Posted on July 28, 2023 by

Port Moody Fire showing a summer camp participant how to use the fire hose.Summer camp fun! The School's Out Summer Camps for refugee children have been a huge hit this July! Over 50 kids attended the week-long camps playing games, learning about Canada's people and culture, making friends and great memories, and enjoying healthy lunches and snacks. Thanks to grants from the United Way of BC and the City of Coquitlam's Spirit Grant, kids have been having fun and enjoying social, emotional, and physical well-being, so they're ready to start the school year in the Fall. 

This was the very first year that SHARE Family and Community Services was able to offer free summer camps for refugee children and youth! "It was so heartwarming to see them smile from ear to ear and just amazing to see all of the different community members, businesses and service providers come out and support!", said Jodie Wickens, Director of Programs and Services at SHARE Family and Community Services.

Visit SHARE today to donate and help ensure all children and their families have access to nutritious food and community support. With your donation, we can purchase what we need, when we need it, to best support the needs of our community.

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For further information about SHARE Family & Community Services, please contact:

Darcel Moro (she/her)
Manager of Community Engagement
SHARE Family & Community Services

RBC team giving a presentation about financial literacy to the summer camp participants, July 2023
RBC team giving a presentation about financial literacy to the summer camp participants, July 2023


Learning about First Nations culture, people, and art.  An instructor carries a drum and tells stories as children colour in templates.Learning about First Nations culture, people, and art


A Port Moody Fire Rescue person bends beside participants and shows how to use the hoses.Port Moody Fire Rescue gave a tour of the Fire Hall and showed them how to use the hoses.


Looking over the heads of children as they are bent over a log that has been cut in half, discussing the animals that used it with an instructor.Nature scavenger hunt and learning about local flora and fauna with Catherine


A senior man provides some feedback to a participant as they look over her very colourful artwork.Children receiving art lessons and feedback from seniors


Photo of a blue backpack and a white t-shirt with the logos of SHARE, Spirit of Coquitlam grant, and United Way of BC.  Each child was presented with one to keep.School's Out Summer Camp kit 2023 - a t-shirt and backpack


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