MANITOBA CAMPING ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES

$750,000 DOLLARS IN FUNDING FOR OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Funding to Support Continued Operations of Overnight Camps

The Manitoba government is providing $750,000 dollars in funding to the Manitoba Camping Association (MCA), to support a COVID-19 economic recovery plan for eligible overnight camps, Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today.

 

“Manitoba children benefit from the exposure to the outdoors and the learning experiences overnight camps offer, and we recognize the importance of community-based organizations in building thriving and sustainable communities across the province,” said Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke. “These funds will help camps survive the financial impacts of COVID-19 and support their continued operations.”

 

The one-time funding grants, up to a maximum of $50,000 per camp, can be used to offset financial impacts experienced by camps due to COVID-19. This includes financial strain due to closures and implementing services under conditions of public health orders. It will also help support future recovery efforts. Eligible costs will include fixed operating costs, such as property taxes, utilities and insurance.

 

“I’m thrilled that the diligent work the MCA did advocating for our camps has been rewarded through sector specific funding,” said Kim Scherger, executive director, Manitoba Camping Association. “I believe camp makes people better, and this funding will aid in making camps better for campers.”

 

Applications are now available on the MCA website www.mbcamping.ca. Intake is open until May 31, 2022 at 4:00pm.

 

Camps should send completed applications and all required paperwork to financialaid@manitobacamping.ca

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