Volunteers who go the distance — literally.

Compassionate leaders supporting the mission
Staff at Kilcoo Camp, 1966

Amici is lucky to have such amazing volunteers. Paul Chamberlain is one such volunteer who has been involved in Amici for over 50 years. He was one of a group of Kilcoo staff who helped found Amici Camping Charity; he returned in the 70’s to sit on the executive of Amici; came back at the turn of the new millennium and hasn’t looked back.

His commitment to sending kids to camp really goes the distance. In addition to portaging and paddling 15 kilometers and raising funds for Canoe Heads for Kids, Paul has been an important supporter as Amici has attempted to develop meaningful ways for donors to help build leaders and unlock potential through the power of camp.

He recognizes that his personal history of giving has brought him great meaning, knowing that together with other donors, he can help many kids grow up at camp, like he did, with the values of team work and compassionate leadership he learned. Paul has been instrumental in helping develop the John R. Latimer Legacy Society, which recognizes people who have remembered Amici in their Will; he offered advice and spoke at Amici’s “Camp Heroes” gala in honour of the 50th anniversary of sending the first Amici camper to camp.

Paul has shown a tremendous level of caring with his support to Amici and camping in general. For over 50 years, Paul has helped children unlock their potential through the power of camp.