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New Inclusion Tool Now Available for Camps The Board of Directors has approved an Inclusion Tool PDF to help our Member Camps reach out to population groups that traditionally may have not come to their Camp. We look forward to hearing from our Members on their use of the Tool any suggestions or comments they would like to share!
Standards Updates and Revisions Now Available A consolidated list of all Standards updated and revisions, that are not currently in the latest Manual version, is now available as a Standards Revisions PDF
Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM) The Association’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place Saturday April 21, 2018 at Camp Breton Dean,  965 Hillside Rd, Albert Bridge, Cape Breton, NS B1K 3L6 – Click here for a Google map. Registration opens at 10:00 AM Morning Program starts at 10:30 PM Complimentary lunch starts at 12 …
Our Association Has Partnered with Foodbuy to Help Reduce Your Camp’s Food Costs! To learn more how your Camp can SAVE $$$s on your food purchases just email Heather Cormier at Heather.Cormier@foodbuy.ca . A number of our Association’s Member Camps already belong to the Foodbuy program and are saving on their food purchases. It is so easy to join the program – just …
Add Your Camp Logo to Your Camp Page! Simply email Derek at derekmitchell@venturepartner.ca a jpeg of your camp logo and we will add it to your Camp webpage. Please ensure the maximum jpeg file size is no more then 400 x 250 pixels.

Phase two of #thankstocamp has launched!
This time we’re focusing on how Camp is #morethanjustfun
Check out the post for more info, and be sure to visit the beautiful (and super informative)
Bayside Camp and Retreat Centre
Big Cove YMCA Camp Camp Kadimah Sherbrooke Lake Camp Camp Tidnish Brigadoon Village Camp Keir D-Camps Mount Traber Bible Camp Malagash Bible Camp Peniel] Kingswood Camp Lone Cloud] Camp Mush-A-Mush Ross Creek Centre for the Arts Tim Horton Children's Camp
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(French will follow) #MoreThanJustFun: It starts today! We are so excited to announce the launch of the #MoreThanJustFun campaign to help you show your community what positive impact camps can have! On our BRAND NEW website you can find : 💟 striking statistics on the benefits of camps based on a Canadian study directed by Dr. Stephen Fine 💟 demystified myths about camps 💟 testimonials from Canadian camp users 💟 printables as well as a ton of posts, all ready for your Instagram and Facebook accounts 💟 and much more!! 👉 To visit our website: thankstocamp.ca/index.html 👉 To subscribe to our newsletter: thankstocamp.ca/startnow-1.html PLEASE SHARE this post and TAG all your parent's friends and your camp's friends! Together we will show everyone that camp is so much more than just fun. We will promote the positive impact camps can have on lives of millions of children. Signed: The Thanks to Camp team #thankstocamp #campvibes #summercamp #canada #camps #canadiankids #proud #launch #camplife --- #BienPlusQueDuFun, ça commence aujourd'hui! 🤣🌳🎉🏕️ Nous sommes tellement heureux de vous annoncer le lancement de la campagne #BienPlusQueDuFun et de pouvoir vous aider à montrer à votre communauté quel impact positif les camps peuvent avoir! Sur notre magnifique site web, vous trouverez : 💟 des statistiques saisissantes sur les bienfaits des camps d'été basées sur une étude canadienne menée par le Dr Stephen Fine 💟 des mythes sur les camps démystifiés 💟 des témoignages de Canadiens 💟 des téléchargeables comprenant des fichiers à imprimer, mais aussi une tonne d'images prêtes à publier sur vos médias sociaux, Instagram et Facebook 💟 Et bien plus!!! 👉 Pour visiter notre site : thankstocamp.ca/Accueil_MTJF.html 👉 Pour vous inscrire à notre infolettre : thankstocamp.ca/commencez_ici.html SVP PARTAGEZ cette publication dans votre entourage et TAGGEZ vos ami-es qui ont des enfants ou qui travaillent dans un camp! Ensemble, nous réussirons à démontrer que le camp, c'est bien plus que du fun. Nous ferons la promotion de l'impact positif que les camps d'été peuvent avoir dans la vie de millions de jeunes! Signé : Toute l'équipe de Grâce au Camp #graceaucamp #vivelescamps #campsete #tropfiers #lancement #campsducanada #viedecamp

2 days ago  ·  

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And the winner is......
Michelle MacKinnon, congratulations!
Michelle gets free tuition from the participating Camp of her choice!
Cape Breton Bible Camp
Camp Bretondean
Camp MacLeod
Coastal Roots Camp
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2 days ago  ·  

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So excited for our Camp Day at the Mall event today at the Mayflower Mall.
Come check out our participating camps.
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2 days ago  ·  

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We’re SO excited for the launch of the #morethanjustfun campaign!!
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** COUNTDOWN : 2 DAYS ** The launch of #Morethanjustfun campaign is in 2 days! We can’t wait to show you our new website where you’ll be able to download your digital package, including pictures to post on your social media and printables! Thanks to Camp and More than Just Fun is an initiative from the Canadian Camping Association (CCA) aiming to promote the positive impact camp has had in the lives of millions of Canadians across the country. Plus, it’s a marketing campaign based on wicked cool research! #thankstocamp #canada #canadacamps #camps #campissocool #cantwait #summercamp #camplife

4 days ago  ·  

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Happy Pi Day camp friends.

Do you tell your campers cheesy puns and jokes (AkA "dad jokes")?
Tell us your favourite camp friendly joke in the comment section below.
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5 days ago  ·  

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Do you guys sing this song at your camps?
We've sang it a lot over the years, but not with the extra animal sounds - I really like this version... and this guys's suspenders!!
Check it out!

#TuesdayTunes #Tunesday #canspei
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6 days ago  ·  

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Here's some motivation for your Monday.

Rebecca Dunphy, a long time camper, turned long time camp staff, turned entrepreneur, is making Nova Scotia proud on Parliament Hill today.
Rebecca's inspiration for her business came from an experience she had while taking campers on an outing during summer camp.

She identified a need and decided something had to be done - and she's been making progress ever since, including a partnership with Michelin (impressive, right?!), she's been featured in the Island of Opportunity Cape Breton Voices video, and now has won this award!

We are so proud of this member of our camp community, and we're reminded of the impact that camp can have.

Congratulations Rebecca, we're so happy for you, and proud of you.

To read more about Rebecca's social enterprise, and what sparked her desire for change, check out this CB post article. www.capebretonpost.com/business/cape-breton-social-entrepreneur-starts-ramp-business-to-break-dow...

You can also check out the Island of Opportunities video youtu.be/e9_wU2PTc-E

If you have a camper, staff member, alumni, or volunteer that you'd like to highlight, drop us a line via FB or email.
Feel free to congratulate Rebecca in the comment section below, and share this impactful camp story with your camp community.

#motivationmonday #canspei #socialenterprise #rampage #novascotia #capebreton #commongoodsolutions
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Lastly, together with the United Nations Association In Canada we're proud to present the much anticipated grand prize, the Youth Innovation Award and $2500 in funding, to Rebecca Dunphy, of Sydney, NS for her "Rampage" Social Enterprise. #YISummit

7 days ago  ·  

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This is SO true, right?

How many days till YOU head to camp?
Post Credit: summercampconfessions.tumblr.com
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1 week ago  ·  

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Today let's celebrate all of the women in camping, specifically NS & PEI, who work tirelessly to support and encourage the children, youth, and adults they work with.
Here's a note from our President, Patti Sampson from her Camp Nerd page.
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Well, it’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? Women raised their voices in unison and the world took notice. And as always, the women in our camping & recreation communities quietly guided the next generation as role models, advocates, leaders, and mentors through their words and actions. I am so grateful to work in an industry where we encourage future generations to speak up, speak out, and fight for the things that matter to them. Here’s to all the women who came before us, whose shadows stretch far and wide, and here’s to the women of tomorrow, may you feel empowered to keep pushing for positive change, in our industry and around the world. #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2018 #PressforProgress #CampPros #RecPros

2 weeks ago  ·  

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