Archive for April, 2012

Shop Online With CCA/ACC And Save!

Posted on April 23, 2012 by spreston

CCA/ACC is partnering with Greystone to enable camps to order a wide selection of camp promotional products, online, 24/7, at significant savings.  The goal of Greystone Corporate Merchandise Solutions is to help camps build their brand, reduce costs and enhance their market presence.

To view the online catalogue please click on the Greystone Promotional Products link in the “Partners” area on the website, or go directly to http://ccamping.mybrandit.com.

Will You Wear Your’s?

Posted on April 18, 2012 by spreston

The Canadian Camping Association/Association des camps du Canada (CCA/ACC) announces May 1, 2012 as National Camp T-Shirt Day.

Camp directors, staff, counselors and campers will wear their camp clothing in anticipation of the great times to be experienced at camps across the country this summer.

Recent research at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, proves that campers benefit physically, socially and emotionally from the camp experience as well as developing a heightened awareness and appreciation of nature.

Please download this poster to share with your camp families, staff, and alumni.

NEWFOUNDLAND’S KILLDEVIL CAMP HELPS JAPENESE TSUNAMI VICTIMS

Posted on April 10, 2012 by spreston

In May 2011, Killdevil Camp made a commitment to raise funds for the Japanese Grief Recovery Camp Project, which was initiated by the National Camping Association of Japan to help with the emotional healing of the young victims of the Tsunami.

On March 9, 2012, the fund raising projects ended with a dinner. On March 13th, two days after the first anniversary of the Tsunami, Malcolm Turner, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Camping Association and Executive Director of Killdevil Camp deposited a cheque for $2010 in the NCAJ account in Tokyo.

Killdevil’s generosity and concern for campers on the other side of the globe is to be commended. Well done Killdevil!

CANADIAN SUMMER CAMP RESEARCH PROJECT – FINAL PHASE

Posted on April 3, 2012 by spreston

The CCA/ACC is delighted to announce the final phase of the Canadian Summer Camp Research Project for 2012. We ask all camp directors to please contact your camper families and encourage them to take part in the University of Waterloo’s online survey. This survey is open to all CCA/ACC camps whether they have previously participated in the Canadian Summer Camp Research Project or not.

The survey asks parents to consider their child’s current behaviour and attitudes and to compare these to what he or she was like prior to attending camp this past summer. Participation in the online survey is voluntary, anonymous and takes only 15 minutes to complete.

The survey can be accessed through the following links:

English version: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CCA_english
French version: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ACC_francais

Please forward this information to all of the camper families on your email list.
For questions or comments regarding this study please contact Amanda at the UW research team at alcarrut@uwaterloo.ca or by phone at (519)-888-4567 ext. 33097.

This project has been reviewed by, and received clearance through, the Office of Research Ethics at the University of Waterloo.