Some of Josh Howard and Noah Sliwin’s best camp memories involved intercamp sports competitions. In 2010, the two decided that a camp-themed, sports charity event would be a great way to give back to the community. Campers, staff, and alumni held their camps in high regard and felt a sense of loyalty to the places where they spent their summers growing up. It was believed that people would jump at the chance to proudly represent their current or former summer homes, which they cared so deeply about. Josh had several connections in the world of softball, having run a softball league while at university. Noah too had many teams ready to participate. After recruiting an incredible committee of captains and volunteers, the idea was ready to put into action.
The Intercamp Classic’s mission is simple:
Through an innovative and engaging program, the Intercamp Classic strives to bring together people with a passion for camp to help those in need
The Intercamp Classic is more than a series of sports tournaments: it is a multi-camp, multi-cabin reunion on the largest of scales. The purpose of the tournaments offered is to provide people with an exciting platform to band together and get involved. While the fundraising competition online is of paramount importance, we are thrilled that winning teams gain an amazing sense of pride and joy from victory on the field.
The goal of the Intercamp Classic is to bring together the community for a day of fun, camaraderie, and spirit! We look forward to welcoming back old teams with open arms and continuing to engage new camp people each year.
The Intercamp Classic involves various sports tournaments, great food, a raffle, inflatable games and other entertainment! The location of the event is Esther Shiner Stadium and the North York Civic Fields located at 5720 Bathurst St. in Toronto (at the approximate intersection of Bathurst St. and Finch Ave.) The event tournaments are divided up as follows:
Flag Football – Intended for male high school students from grades 9 – 12
Handball – Intended for female participants of all ages
Softball – Intended for male university students and camp alumni
Each team participating in the event is asked to raise $1,200. Each individual participant is asked to raise $120. There are always great fundraising prizes up for grabs for our top individual and team fundraisers.
We hope to have you join in for the Intercamp Classic! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.