Sedbergh and Camp Amy Molson

You may remember that when the school closed and the Sedbergh Foundation made grants to a number of organizations with which the school had close ties, one of those grants went to Camp Amy Molson.

Camp Amy Molson is a camp for disadvantaged children from the Montreal area. Kids between 4 years and 12 years old spend two weeks enjoying (many for the first time in their lives) a holiday in the country. Students from the last twenty-five years of Sedbergh's existence will remember that as seniors they went for a day in the spring to help prepare the camp for its opening in the summer.

On August 6th, several of us went to the camp to inaugurate the Sedbergh Trail, a long walking path which the camp wished to name after the school as a thank you for our help over the years and for our substantial donation. What an appropriate gesture to name a trail.

The following comments have come to me after our visit:

"Very Sedberghian, I thought - cutting a blue ribbon and then mingle. It was the mingling which touched me. To think that I was watching a group of 150 kids - boys and girls,all colours. several languages. What a sight! Children romping in the woods and field, with terrific interaction between children and counsellors - the latter simply late teenagers obviously cut out forthe job and happy to be there."

"I was so very impressed with the obvious joy that the counsellors and adults took in being with these children. Even more so, I was completely floored by the kids themselves. This was no show they were putting on for us. they loved the counsellors and showed it every moment, squealing with delight, running into their arms, and dragging them away to play with them".

Boyd Whittall, '46 wrote " Sedbergh has a long association with the camp and for me, I can't think of a better way for Sedbergh folk to attain what we believe was the true mission of Sedbergh by encouraging Camp Amy Molson. I have sent annual donations to the camp personally for years, but I'll be doubling them as of today. If any others share my views, donations (identifying donors as Sedberghians) should be sent to:

Camp Amy Molson
5165 Sherbrooke St. W. # 210
Montreal, Qc
H4A 1T6.

It was truly an inspiration".