Preparing for Camp

Most camps will provide you with a list of things you’ll need to bring and some suggested items. But if it’s the first time away at camp, especially a sleepover camp, a little mental preparation needs to go into getting ready.


Give your child a sense of independence. Let them try packing their camp supplies themselves and do chores around the house.


Have sleepovers at a friend or relatives’ house. Even though these are familiar places, they are still not at home and can be useful practice for your child being away at camp. 


Assure children that camp is a safe and fun place to be. Give them realistic expectations about what kind of fun they will have and let them know that at the end of the week you will be excited to hear all about it. 


A great resource on tips for parents and campers on how to prepare for camp is at:
http://www.ourkids.net/camp/preparing-for-camp.php

 
ManitobaCampingAssoc_Logo2col.png

Manitoba Camping Association

Unit F - 1215 Henderson Hwy
Winnipeg, MB R2G 1L8

204.784.1130

About Us
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. 

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.

Kim Scherger

Executive Director

Phone: 204.979.1749

kimscherger@manitobacamping.ca

Dana Moroz 

Program Manager, Sunshine Fund

Phone: 204.784.1130

dmoroz@manitobacamping.ca

 

Rick Scherger

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Phone: 204.293.7339

rickscherger@manitobacamping.ca

© 2021 by Fate Communications