We Need Your Support

Yaffi Ulman-Schienberg founded Camp AIM in 2007. It began with a number of parents who were desperately searching for a summer camp option for their children with special needs. Yaffi and her team opened Camp AIM’s doors to a small group of children in 2008.

Our goal is to ensure that all families within our community have access to respite for their children with special needs during the summer, regardless of their financial standing.

Yaffi put together a team of experienced and well-known therapists and handpicked staff that shared in her dream of providing these children with the summer of their lives. Most of the staff volunteer their time to support the program. That first summer celebrated many “firsts”. It was the first time a little boy on oxygen got the chance to swim. It was the first time two girls in walkers got the chance to be part of a dance recital. And most of all, it was the first time that these kids had a place where they belonged.

Who we are: Camp AIM has become the only summer program combining therapy and recreation in the GTA and the only Jewish camp exclusively servicing children with special needs. Camp Aim is open to children of all abilities, religious affiliation and medical needs.

Today, Camp AIM operates as a registered charity under the name Project AIM Programs. The camp has grown to over 60 campers and runs dozens of year-round respite and afterschool recreational programs integrated with mainstream programs including dance schools, Hebrew schools, sports teams and swim groups.

Who do we help? Camp AIM is unique in its ability to support children with multiple disabilities, who are medically fragile or having cognitive delays with therapy and equipment so that they can access camp experiences. Camp AIM also helps the entire family, providing a much needed opportunity for parents to spend dedicated time together and with their other children. Providing peace of mind to mothers and fathers knowing their children are safe, happy and having the time of their life is a benefit that is indescribable.

How can you help? Camp Aim is dependent on donations and grants to service our community and offer a level of care that is necessary to ensure our campers health and safety. Any and all contributions are welcome, all proceeds go directly to support Project AIM Programs.
The cost of providing campers with a summer experience that includes vital therapies, medical staff, an overnight trip and the daily recreational programing is significant. In order to offer an affordable camp experience subsidies are given to families. Approximately 38% of the costs associated with one child’s summer camp experience is subsidized through fundraising initiatives, donations, corporate sponsorships and grants.

For inquires on how you can get involved in supporting Camp AIM please contact: Yaffi 647-300-0985.