Archive for March, 2012

FREE TREE PLANTING PROGRAM – SUMMER 2012

Posted on March 27, 2012 by spreston

Every camp in Canada, including those that participated in previous summers, is invited to plant trees on their property with their campers this summer. Andrea Koehle Jones, Executive Director of the Charitree Foundation, will arrange delivery of free seedlings to each province. To learn more about Andrea’s program check www.charitree.ca and www.lovetrees.ca .

By Monday April 30, 2012 please inform your Provincial CCA/ACC Board Representative by email how many trees (from 40 to 800) you will plant with your campers and staff within two weeks of delivery in late June.

British Columbia
Jason Perrett (Jason@sasamat.org )

Alberta
Kathy Koehler (gkoehler@telus.net )

Saskatchewan
Donna Wilkinson (donnaw@sasktel.net )

Manitoba
Bryan Ezako (info@mbcamping.ca )

Ontario
Lydia Coy (lydia@ontariocamps.ca )

Quebec
Tanya Desrochers (tanyaire@hotmail.com )

New Brunswick
Geoff Brace (geoff@campwildwood.ca )

Nova Scotia/P.E.I.
Roxy Peterson (education@artscentre.ca )

Newfoundland Labrador
Malcolm Turner (killdevil.camp@gmail.com )

Seedlings in compact packages of 20 seedlings (roots and soil wrapped in plastic) are transported in boxes. Fifteen hundred seedlings easily fit into the trunk of a car. Seedlings can be stored in a cool place for up to two weeks before planting. The seedlings are sourced in the province and are chosen based on the growing conditions in that province.

In mid-June, the Charitree Foundation will pay for delivery to one central location in each province chosen by the provincial representative. Prior to submitting their order, representatives will confirm this location with all participating camps. Your provincial representative will inform you of the exact delivery date. Camps will arrange for pick up or delivery of the trees. CAMPS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELIVERY CHARGES BEYOND THE CENTRAL LOCATION.

Each camp confirms the receipt of seedlings through an email to Andrea (andrea@charitree.ca) using a form that will be forwarded by your provincial representative. It is essential that these forms reach Andrea promptly as they are necessary for her charitable records.

Thousands of campers across the country have experienced the joy and satisfaction of planting their own tree to help save our planet. This summer, include your campers and together we will make a difference!

ARE YOU ONE OF THE 132 CAMPS?

Posted on March 20, 2012 by spreston

If you are one of the 132 camps that has already completed the 2012 CCA/ACC Business Survey for fiscal year 2011- THANKS!  If not, please take a few minutes before March 31 to go online and answer the five questions to include your camp’s information in our national database. Links to the English and French surveys are:

English survey 2012 – http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W6NQYB2
French survey 2012 – http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SKLWT8N

GREAT NEWS FROM BACKCHECK!!

Posted on March 6, 2012 by spreston

For each Criminal Record Check ordered through BackCheck, TELUS will give $5.00 to the Provincial Camping Association to help send underprivileged or special needs children to camp.  This gift is in addition to the $2.00 that BackCheck will donate to the CCA/ACC, one dollar of which goes to the PCA.  Click here for more great reasons in 2012 to choose BackCheck, the company that has conducted over 3 million CRCs for over 10,000 Canadian organizations.