Month: September 2016

The Benefits of Summer Camp [Video Transcript]

Dave: The experience and the growth that comes with the camp experience is the greatest benefit and one of the greatest things that they can do for their children.

Camper 1: You get to do activities that you can’t do anywhere else, like the zip line, you can’t do anywhere else. There’s nowhere else [inaudible 00:00:23]

Alex: If I’d stayed in the city all the time, it’s very grid-like. You stay in between the lines and you play between those rules. Within nature, there aren’t those walls. There aren’t those [inaudible 00:00:32] and you’re allowed to just walk wherever, be wherever. It allows you to kind of grow and explore.

Ethan: We got to get out of the house and to put down the video games and to try something new and to try something fun and exciting outside.

Mandy: Let them enjoy. Let them leave the computers at home and really have a great experience and work things out for themselves and grow and learn and become stronger within themselves.

Ellen: Often, a lifetime of friendships. To gain independence, feel great about yourself, and experience things that you wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity to do.

Camper 2: Such a great place to have fun during the summer and stuff, going swimming everyday, canoeing trips, pretty fun.

Matt: The freedom that is offers. A freedom to try an amazing range of activities and a freedom to be who the want to be, to play how they want to play, all while being in an incredibly safe environment. It’s a freedom that the city certainly has a lot of trouble offering.

Camper 3: Huge range of activities. They have everything.

Speaker 10: Provide the opportunity, whether it’s a day or residential camp, often provides an opportunity of almost untouched wilderness without the wild in wilderness. They’re in a managed situation. They are taken care of by wonderful staff.

Ethan: You’re a little bit nervous or apprehensive on the first day, but within the first 24-48 hours, I see kids going from really uncomfortable, apprehensive to just running around wild and crazy and just having a blast.

Speaker 11: We’re focused on making sure that you come out a better person than when you came in. That you’ve experienced more, you’ve grown more and that you’re laughing more and just taking more away in your experiences.

Camper 4: I tell them about the great time I had and I want to come back next year and about the new friends I met.

Sol: Once they overcome that initial sensation of fear or apprehensive, they have their first summer camps Ontario experience and send their kids back year after year, generation after generation.


To learn more about summer camps, please contact:
Camp White Pine Summer Camps
40 Lawrence Ave W
Toronto, ON M5M 1A4
(416) 322-6250

How Compensation Is Determined In A Personal Injury Lawsuit

You may have heard stories of people who were awarded millions of dollars as part of a personal injury settlement. However, who or what determines how much an individual receives after being hurt in an accident? Let’s take a look at the types of compensation available to an injured victim and how they may be applied in a given case.

What Are the Actual Damages in a Case?

An injured victim is generally entitled to reimbursement to compensation for actual damages in a case. These are costs directly incurred by the victim such as a copay to see a doctor or the deductible on a car insurance policy to repair damage done to a vehicle. If an individual has to purchase a wheelchair, crutches or other equipment after being hurt, those may also be considered actual damages.

Lost Wages and Future Earnings May Also Be Included

The reason why some people may receive hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in a personal injury case is because they receive compensation for lost wages and future earnings. A 25-year-old who makes $100,000 a year and is projected to match that salary for 40 years would be entitled to at least $4 million in lost future earnings. That is in addition to whatever he or she has already lost because of injury.

Punitive Damages Could Be Added By a Jury

A personal injury lawyer Toronto may pursue punitive damages in a case in addition to actual damages and lost wages. They may be included in a total compensation package if the party responsible for causing the accident was extremely negligent. For instance, if a company refused to recall a product that was clearly dangerous, a jury may award a victim an extra $1 million to send a message that product safety needs to be a bigger priority.

What If a Plaintiff Has a Spouse or Dependents?

In addition to any compensation awarded directly to the injured victim, additional money may be awarded to help care for dependents. This may be used to help pay off a mortgage to ensure that the children have a place to live or a scholarship to pay for future college costs. A spouse or other family members may also take separate legal action to pursue compensation for loss of companionship or loss of consortium.
Anyone who has been suffered injuries in an accident that they did not cause should contact a personal injury lawyer. While there is no way to guarantee how much a given case may be worth, an attorney will work to obtain all the compensation that an individual may be entitled to.