Do You Believe in the Potential of All Kids? We Need You!

Give Your Financial Support: 

Every gift helps. Christie Lake Kids offers donors many ways to engage, and offers donors the rewards of individual recognition and being an essential part of an organization that, for 88 years, has been turning lives around and enabling outcomes that build our community. Please look at our Donate page to find the best fit for you, or donate now!


Give Your Time: 

There are lots of ways you can make a difference in the life of Ottawa's many children living in poverty. Christie Lake is only able to provide such amazing opportunities to these children because of you. Each of our programs requires caring and engaged volunteers to help nurture, teach, and support the participants. We have many short-term roles for volunteers too. Please take a look at the Volunteer tab above for more information about how you can be a part of bringing opportunities to the lives of children who have few.

Online Volunteer Signup

Give Your Expertise or Supplies: 

At CLK we are committed to keeping our overhead costs very low, which means we count on community members to help us through in-kind gifts. 

• Have a special skill? If you are a photographer, videographer, designer, or cook or have another skill you would like to share, please let us know!

• Have access to items on our wish list? We would so appreciate your help! We can provide an income tax receipt for most items on this list, if requested!

Bringing your Work Group to Camp:

Christie Lake Kids Camp operates throughout the year with over 55 out-buildings spread out over 88 acres of land. Each year, a number of Ottawa-based companies send work parties of 25 to 75 employees up to camp to help with maintenance projects. These work parties assist with a number of tasks that keep our site running, including wood working, gardening, painting, and cleaning.

These work days are not only a great way to give back to the community, but provide a great day of community service and team building at a picturesque lakefront site in Lanark County.

If you are interested in bringing a work party up to camp, please contact our Facilties Manager Matt Breen for more information.

For more information please contact:
Liam McGuire
Camp Director
613-742-6922 x233


Camp Rentals

Christie Lake Kids Camp's 88 acres of wooded parkland and over one kilometre of shore offer the perfect setting for groups and organizations seeking a comfortable and rustic atmosphere. The camp is located close to Perth, Ontario, just over an hour's drive south-west of Ottawa.

We are delighted to share our beautiful facility with your group. Our camp is available for rent from late August to early June at competitive rates. The camp has recreational and sleeping facilities for year-round use, including sleeping quarters for up to 225 people. The camp is also winterized for 100 beds.

The camp offers a large well-fitted dining hall, multiple break-out spaces, sports fields and a large waterfront complete with docks and canoes. Our campsite provides the perfect fit for any private group, including weddings, corporate retreats and weekend reunions. Our staff are also trained to lead facilitated camp activities, including low-ropes courses, rock-climbing and canoeing excursions on Christie Lake.

To see faciitly information and rates, please download our Rental Package, available below:

Rental Package (PDF)

Rental Package (Word)

Please click here for a map of the campsite.

For rental inquiries please contact Facilities Manager Matt Breen at


We'd like to hear from you! Please join our Alumni Program and share your favourite camp stories, how CLK has played a role in your life—tell us why Christie Lake Kids matters to you. We may share your story (anonymously if you prefer) in our newsletter or in other ways. We will keep you informed of Alumni events and CLK stories.

Help us fundraise!

The work of Christie Lake Kids is made possible through the generous support of numerous individuals, corporations, community groups, foundations, government and special events. Individuals, families, community groups, small businesses, corporations, employee groups and service clubs often plan fun social events to help raise money for a good cause. No event is too big or too small and we encourage people to turn their event into a great event by supporting Christie Lake Kids at the same time. To help us support your event better, please fill out the Third Party Application Form


Got a car you want to donate?  Click here.  

Donate A Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Christie Lake Kids.  We provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you Donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to Christie Lake Kids through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for your Charity to benefit. After your Vehicle Donation is complete, Christie Lake Kids will send you a tax receipt within 45 days!



400 Coventry Rd. Ottawa ON K1K 2C7
Tel: 613-742-6922 | Fax: 613-742-6944


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