Gift of Camp

Give the Gift of Camp.  Whether you are a parent, grandparent or a community service group interested in supporting children in your community, a Camp Kirby gift card is a great gift for any child.

The Camp Kirby Gift Card introduces children to a world they might not otherwise experience —where night skies are filled with stars instead of street lights and days are filled with canoeing, hiking, swimming, and new friends.

Camp is the ultimate gift:

  •  Unlike toys, camp doesn’t break. According to research from The Children’s Mutual, 41 percent of toys and presents given during the December holidays are broken by March.
  • Camp boosts a child’s sense of self. Families want their children to develop genuine confidence and an awareness of their place in the world. These are things that can’t be bought or taught — they have to grow organically. That is where camp comes in.
  • Camp develops twenty-first century life skills. Participation in programs like camp develops essential twenty-first century life skills. Where you may see a group of campers laughing and building a beach fort, the youth development professional sees problem-solving and teamwork skills being enhanced. 
  • Camp is critical to a child’s education. Camp is one of the oldest and finest community-based experiential education and development models in America. The natural extension of traditional education, camp is a deliberate, expanded learning environment that provides an education like no other.
  • Camp is fun. Camp gives children and youth the opportunity to just relax, have fun, and be kids. They will experience the joy of splashing through puddles and the wonder of sitting in a quiet meadow and looking at the stars.

By giving the special child in your life the gift of camp, you are giving them the ultimate gift — independence, self-confidence, friendships, and competencies. Camp never breaks; it never expires or gets moldy. There won’t be a newer version released mid-summer, rendering all previous versions obsolete.

The gift of camp is real — giving children and youth real experiences, real opportunities for genuine growth, and unlimited potential.

A Camp Kirby Gift Card is the perfect gift for the child in your life.  Cards can be purchased in $50 or $100 increments.

They are good for 5 years from the date of purchase and can be redeemed for Camp Kirby Day Camp or Resident Camp.

Each gift card comes with a Camp brochure and a gift card holder.

Gift cards can be purchased online or by calling the Camp Fire Samish office.  For a Gift of Camp presentation for your group or organization, please call or email the office.