Thank you to the generous support of all our donors through the years.

You have enabled us to provide over 22,100 children the opportunity to

experience camp since our inception in 1937. Without donor support, our

impact in the community would not be possible.

A very special thank you to the Winnipeg Free Press for its dedication to this cause.

For over 40 years the Winnipeg Free Press Sunshine Fund Campaign has been

the key driver of public donations which have enabled deserving children to

experience the wonderful benefits of camp.


Becoming a monthly donor is a great way to contribute to camp year-round!

You can make automatic donations easily each month as a set amount. This is the perfect way to spread a larger donation out over a period of time or to simply continue to give without having to fill out a new form each month. Please fill out the preauthorization form and return to us for automated monthly withdrawals.

Monthly Donations Help Fund Us... you can participate and get "on PAR"

MCA has just partnered with an organization in order to receive regular monthly donations from you to the Sunshine Fund. You can get "on PAR" for MCA to help our financial stability. (PAR = Pre-Authorized Remittance).

There are many people who find this a convenient way to take care of their regular commitments to other organizations, such as other charities and churches. MCA felt the same principle would benefit the Sunshine Fund. As our appeals in the past have often been at one time of the year - late spring/early summer, we have very little income during some months, but still have expenses throughout the year. You can now participate in this program that will help the Manitoba Camping Association/ Sunshine Fund. If you want to contribute to MCA/SF monthly regularly throughout the year, then you understand the PAR principle. It is similar to having automatic debits going from your bank account to pay for insurance, cable TV, taxes or mortgage.

Your account will be debited on or about the 20th of the month and MCA's account credited with the amount payable from everyone who participates. If you choose to change your mind, this can be cancelled by you the donor at any time. The United Church of Canada administers this program that a variety of churches and some other charities use.

It's very easy to set up. Here's what you need to do in 3 easy steps: 
1. Decide the amount of your monthly donation.
2. Fill in the Authorization Card and attach a sample cheque from your account marked "sample" or "void".
3. Send to the MCA office.

Yup... that's it.

Advantages to you:
1. Regular support of MCA/Sunshine Fund in the amount that you choose.
2. Continual support of MCA/Sunshine Fund during our slower season when we have minimal income.
3. No need to give a large amount at one time (unless you want to!)

Advantages to MCA:
1. Regular, dependable flow of donations
2. Reduction of paperwork and bookkeeping.
3. Improved financial position.

We hope you will consider this new opportunity in making regular monthly donations in helping MCA/Sunshine Fund. Connect with us to send you an authorization card or watch our website for one www.mbcamping.ca Thanks for helping to continue to send kids to camp!

A consolidated tax receipt can be sent by email or traditional mail at the end of each year.


Know someone who holds camp close to their heart? What better way to acknowledge that connection than by making a donation in their honour. This option makes a great alternative to a gift for birthdays, weddings, celebrations or even a simple thank you.

You and the person you choose to honour can share in being able to bring more kids to camp together.


Camp can touch the lives of many, even several years later. Celebrate and remember a loved one or friend and their connection to camp by making a special donation in their memory.

Make a single donation in their name or set-up an in-memoriam and invite friends and family to donate.


The gift that continues to give stability to the organization into the future.

The endowment fund was established as a means to ensure children continue to experience camp in Manitoba. This fund is dedicated to creating lasting experiences over several years and ensures the Manitoba Camping Association continue the ability to send more than 750 kids to camp each year.

Canada Helps




One of the most thoughtful ways to ensure Manitoba Camping Association continues to help kids experience camp is to leave a planned gift. This selfless gesture will help create many unforgettable experiences in the lives of campers for years to come.


When you make a gift of securities to Manitoba Camping Association, you are entitled to a donation receipt for the full market value (resale) of your contribution. Your gift of securities will result in a generous, non-refundable tax credit . You can use your tax credit in the year of your gift or carry it forward for up to five additional years.

Donating securities directly to Manitoba Camping Association maximizes the return on your investment,protects the tax credits for use against other taxable income, and there is no capital gains tax on the appreciated value (increased price) of your securities.


You can name the residue of your Estate in whole or as a proportion using percentages. The residue is what remains after taxes, administrative expenses and your heirs have received their specific gifts or proportion. An advantage is that as your circumstances change, your Will does not have to be altered, as the proportion remains the same.  


Sample wording: 
“I bequeath the residue of my Estate (or _______% of the residue of my Estate) to The Manitoba Camping Association (Sunshine Fund) located at Unit F – 1215 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, MB, R2G 1L8.” 


Another way is to name a specific amount.

Sample wording:
“I give $_____________to support the work of The Manitoba Camping Association (Sunshine Fund) located at Unit F – 1215 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, MB, R2G 1L8.”

MISSION - Play a leadership role in promoting and supporting the community of organized camps, encouraging the growth and recreational experiences for children, youth and families. 

VISION - To be the recognized leader in the Manitoba camps community.

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