DAMARCUS Pasiowetz is having a different summer camp experience this year, but a surprisingly fun one, too.
The 13-year-old was wary at first of Simonhouse Bible Camp’s
new online program — Damarcus was used to outdoor activities
and face-to-face friendships as integral to the summer camp
experience — but was quickly swayed when he realized the
virtual programming planned by the camp had its own unique
“At first, I didn’t really want to attend, because camp, you
think of going into nature,” he said.
Bringing camp experience home amid pandemic
Manitoba Camping Association & Sunshine Fund
Unit F - 1215 Henderson Hwy
Winnipeg, MB R2G 1L8
Program Manager, Sunshine Fund
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
School Fundraiser Opportunities
Why was this Fund Established?
The Sunshine Fund was created by the
Winnipeg Free Press and the Manitoba Camping
Association to assist children from low income
families to go to camp for an incredible,
Children’s lives are changed through camp
experiences: learning respect; improving
self-confidence; feeling a sense of community
and enjoying new experiences from positive role
models, helping them to succeed in life.
The MCA invested in an endowment fund with
The Winnipeg Foundation in 2002, to ensure
funding is available to send Manitoba children
and youth to camp For Good. Forever.
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Manitoba Camping Association/Sunshine Fund is a registered charity that provides financial support to children and youth whose families experience financial barriers that prevent them from participating in healthy recreation activities. Each year, MCA, through the Sunshine Fund, sends around 600 children to various camp programs throughout Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.
Our goal is to raise enough money to provide more children the opportunity to experience camp and all that it has to offer, both now and in the future.