Contact: Michelle Gallucci, Director of Advancement and Communications
Phone: 403-327-5724
Service Location:
1107 – 2 Ave. A  North, Lethbridge, AB 
Office Hours:
8:30 AM—4:30PM, Monday—Friday
Closed Statutory holidays

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Base Camp for Newcomer Children

We want to strengthen each young person’s capacity to successfully connect with their community and lay the foundation for a healthy transition to adulthood.

The LFS Summer Base Camp for Newcomer Children is an immersive and engaging environment which provides children 6-18 years old, with the skills and confidence needed to succeed, by developing and/or maintaining English skills through a variety of fun activities, arts and crafts, and sports.

Fundraising Goal: $30,000
Who will we help? Up to 105 newcomer children and youth in July and August.

This is what we intend to achieve with our newcomer children and youth!
  • Host 105 children and youth throughout the summer
  • English skills development to ensure there is no interruption in their progress
  • Assist children and youth to develop and sustain healthy lifestyles
  • Promote intercultural exchange
  • Provide opportunity for bi-directional community development
  • Contribute to youth empowerment, social, emotional, and mental wellbeing
  • Opportunity for mentorship
  • Help our newcomer kids get connected with nature, the community, and outdoor play
  • Increase connection to life in Lethbridge
  • Assist with child and youth soccer
  • Support teens in managing significant change as they enter Canadian high schools
  • Help navigate teen’s access to language training programs in Canadian high schools
  • Guide youth with the transition from middle school to high school
  • Assist teens to develop and implement a vocational/career plans

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Located on the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, Lethbridge Family Services is committed to honouring the land from a place of knowing. We honour the Niitsítapi as both the traditional and current Land Keepers of this area, and we welcome all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people who call Blackfoot territory their home. Lethbridge is part of Treaty 7 Territory and is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

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