150 Eglinton Ave E. Suite 204
Toronto, ON M4P 1E8
Executive Director: Judy MacGowan
Board Chair: Duncan Robertson

Charitable Reg. #:13205 7050 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

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Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 69 cents are available for programs.

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About Amici Camping Charity:

Founded in 1966, Amici Camping Charity (Amici) provides funding so that kids from low-income families can go to summer camp. Amici sees camp as an opportunity for kids to make new friends, access role models, and develop leadership skills. Campers spend about 2 weeks at one of 44 partner camps, and over 80% renew their funding to go to camp the next year.

In F2019, Amici sent 300 kids aged 7-17 to camp for a total of 632 weeks, which is an increase from 265 kids staying for 610 weeks in F2017. Campers were exposed to physical activity in nature and increased their independence through relationship-building activities. Total operating cost in F2019 was $1.3m; total operating cost per camper was $4,300, and the weekly cost per camper was $2,041.

When camps are not running, Amici Camping Charity offers Compass Leadership. Compass is a nine-month program that matches youth with Amici camp alumni to help youth develop leadership skills and translate camp skills to real life. Youth and mentors meet every month for group activities, skills-based courses, and volunteer opportunities.

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Results and Impact

In F2019, Amici surveyed campers to measure the quality of their camp experience. Of those who responded, 96% felt happy at camp, 95% felt respected at camp, 93% felt they belonged at camp, 93% felts safe to express themselves at camp, 88% had a greater desire to spend time outdoors, and 84% had an increased connection to nature.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Amici Camping Charity’s results and impact.

Due to the high cost per camper and low demonstrated impact, Charity Intelligence rates Amici Camping Charity as Low impact per dollar.

Impact Rating: Low

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Amici Camping Charity is a Medium-sized charity, with $1.3m in donations and special events revenue during F2019. Administrative costs are 10% of revenues (excluding investment income) and fundraising costs are 21% of donations. This means overhead costs are 31%. For every dollar donated, 69 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Amici’s funding reserves of $1.3m can cover program costs for roughly 1.5 years.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Amici Camping Charity for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 25, 2020 by Eric Jose.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending September
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.5%8.0%9.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 20.8%20.8%20.5%
Total overhead spending 31.3%28.8%29.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 150.7%146.9%158.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,022,426965,874984,604
Special events 280,312292,243481,323
Investment income 48,38039,06954,220
Total revenues 1,351,1181,297,1861,520,147
Program costs 882,749866,134761,060
Administrative costs 136,083100,464135,275
Fundraising costs 271,258262,097300,126
Total spending 1,290,0901,228,6951,196,461
Cash flow from operations 61,02868,491323,686
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 1,330,6121,272,6831,207,241

Note: Ci included investment income in revenues, increasing total revenues by $48k in F2019, $39k in F2018, and $54k in F2017. Ci allocated professional fees, consulting, and rent to administrative costs. Expenses associated with hosting the 50th Gala in F2017 are allocated to fundraising costs. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 5

Avg. compensation: $77,556

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2019

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