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Right to Play

Lancer Summer Camps is excited to announce the third year of our partnership with the global organization Right To Play for the 2017 summer season.  Right To Play uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Currently, Right To Play works in 20 countries, including Canada, and provides 1 million children with weekly play-based programming.

As a camp partner, we will provide campers and counsellors with opportunities to learn about the innovative field of Sport for Development and Peace through games, participate in Right To Play themed days and experience interactive presentations.

To further show our support, we aim to raise $1,000 as a camp to donate to Right To Play. This amount will provide 20 more children with the opportunity to participate in weekly Right To Play programs for an entire year! We will be hosting a variety of fun events throughout the summer that are optional to all campers. If you would like to make a direct donation, please speak to Josh Leeman at 519-253-3000 ext. 2455

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At A Glance
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Where We Work
PLAY Program in Canada
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History

In 1994, Johann Olav Koss, a young speed skater, led a humanitarian trip to the small African country of Eritrea. It was there that he met a group of small boys, about 12 years old. He noticed that one of them was very popular so he asked the boy, "Why are you so popular?" and he said, "Can't you see? I have long sleeves'." The boy then took of his shirt, rolled it up, using the sleeves to tie a not, and turned the shirt into a ball they used to play in the streets. Johann promised the boys he would return with a proper ball for them to play with, and in that experience the idea that would become Right to Play was born.