The Fundraising Page of Marsha McLeod

Marsha McLeod

A Message From Marsha McLeod

In the summer of 2012, I was motivated to look for a summer job quite quickly, and I found Camp Winston on an online job portal from the University of Toronto - two days after first seeing the posting, I was in Muskoka on Sparrow Lake working with a cabin of boys ages 7-10, who, like the rest of the population CW serves, were diagnosed with complex neurological disorders including ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety disorder, and tourette's syndrome. My first summer at camp was a growing experience for me, as I rapidly discarded the preconceptions and biases I had held about youth with neurological disorders. I have spent the last three years learning that the campers of CW are SO much more interesting and gifted than their diagnosis alone, while also acknowledging and respecting that our campers diagnosis are a part of what makes them special, innovative, and exciting people (who I am able to learn so much from)! I have heard from our campers about the impact camp has on their lives, and it is obviously immense - campers nurture friendships, feel the support of caring adults in the context of learning new activities, and learn how to support other people as well as the earth, all while feeling included and valued! But I can only speak directly to my experience as a staff member with Camp Winston, which, has been the most transformative experience of my personal and professional life. Again, as a staff member and a member of the CW family, I have myself have worked on and developed the skills we hope that the campers will learn in their two weeks at camp: listening, problem solving, being proactive. CW operates within an ethos of respect for others, for the earth, and respect for the potential of all people - to not only be acknowledged, but also to be valued for our individual gifts and skills. No child is turned away from Camp Winston due to financial inability, but that is because of the continued financial support of many people who believe in the goals of CW! Please consider supporting my 2015 campaign to raise $500 (an amount which would cover 1/12 the cost of sending ONE child to camp!).

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 1100 Bay Street
  • Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1Z9
  • Canada
  • Time:
  • Sep 26, 2015 10:30 am to
  • Sep 26, 2015 03:00 pm
Run-Raiser 2015

About This Campaign

On Saturday September 26th, 2015, we'll be running and walking to send children to Camp! After the run we'll top off the night with a live performance from the O'Connor Brothers!

11:30am - Registration
1:00pm - Run and Walk Begin!
2:00pm - Refreshments by Lakeside Catering and Oliver's Coffee, Music, and optional Field Games
5:30pm - Boston Pizza Gravenhurst for Dinner and the Band

A select list of hotels will be offering discounts to participants who want to stay for two nights in Gravenhurst. More on this list soon!
  1. Marsha McLeod
    Marsha McLeod gave a $100 donation to support Marsha McLeod to support Team Canoe/Kayak
    almost 3 years ago · Like
  2. Arij Elmi
    Arij Elmi gave a $30 donation to support Marsha McLeod to support Team Canoe/Kayak
    almost 3 years ago · Like
  3. Alanna Bray-Lougheed
    Alanna Bray-Lougheed gave a $20 donation to support Marsha McLeod to support Team Canoe/Kayak
    almost 3 years ago · Like
  4. michelle mcleod
    michelle mcleod gave a $75 donation to support Marsha McLeod to support Team Canoe/Kayak
    almost 3 years ago · Like
  5. Jess Shane
    Jess Shane gave a $10 donation to support Marsha McLeod to support Team Canoe/Kayak
    great cause! go marsha go!
    almost 3 years ago · Like
  6. Madeleine Chiang
    Madeleine Chiang gave a $25 donation to support Marsha McLeod to support Team Canoe/Kayak
    almost 3 years ago · Like