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In the News: Seedlings will be taking root at Camp Kawartha

As seen in the Peterborough Examiner on Tuesday June 15th,

White oak seedlings are part of a unique fundraising gift received by Camp Kawartha to support its health centre fundraising campaign.
Camp Kawartha has received an innovative fundraising gift in support of the camp’s new health centre.

Local marketing agency acorn30 is delivering white oak tree seedlings as gifts to its clients and planting a seedling for each client on the grounds at Camp Kawartha.

For each planting, a donation is made by acorn30 to the health centre fundraising campaign.

“We believe this to be a first in terms of local fundraising,” said Camp Kawartha executive director Jacob Rodenburg. “Tree planting is a perfect fit with our work in fostering environmental awareness and stewardship. What a wonderful message a tree gives, as we plant hope for a greener future.”

The fundraising partnership was conceived by Heather Watson, creative director for acorn30 and Douro Ward councillor, and David Goyette, campaign lead for the Camp Kawartha Health Centre fundraising campaign.

“I want to offer something that demonstrates our appreciation for our clients,” said Watson. “At the same time, I value the good work of Camp Kawartha as a local community resource for environmental education and sustainable living.”

The new Camp Kawartha Health Centre will be an innovative “zero building,” demonstrating the very best in sustainable design, with a zero-carbon footprint, zero fossil fuel use, zero waste output, zero toxins and net-zero utility costs.

You can make your own donation to the Health Centre campaign by visiting

Camp Kawartha celebrates its centennial this year. Make a donation and “help foster caring stewards for the next 100 years.”

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