Archive for October, 2015

Sanofi Canada – Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Allerject

Posted on October 29, 2015 by Bev Unger

Sanofi Canada has announced a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Allerject.

For more information please click on the following link: http://sanoficanada.mediaroom.com/2015-10-28-Sanofi-Canada-Issues-Voluntary-Nationwide-Recall-of-Allerject-Due-to-Potential-Inaccurate-Dosage-Delivery

Thank you for your time and attention to this information.

Campers Beautify Canada!

Posted on October 25, 2015 by CCA Communications Committee

Charitree Foundation Canadian Camping Association Photos 3Reports from across the country confirm the many benefits of CCA’s Tree Planting Program. Plan to take part in 2016!

“As this was our 75th anniversary, the planting of these trees will help to make our camp even more beautiful for the next 75 years. The children also had a chance to plant one at home so this is an added blessing as they can watch their tree at home grow and enjoy the one at camp when they return each year.”
~ Lois Budd, UCW Rep, Camp Ta-Wa-Si, New Brunswick

“The interest and involvement of our campers in this annual experience is terrific and invaluable for them and for the environment.”
~ Jocelyn Palm, Director/Owner, Glen Bernard Camp, Ontario

“Trees are looking healthy after the summer. We’ll monitor them over the winter and look forward to their progress come spring.”
~ Breanna Heinrichs, Nature Instructor, Camp Assiniboia, Manitoba

“Our LIT students had a great time in the first week of July planting trees. This is enabling our camp to continue looking beautiful.”
~ Sean Cruickshank, Executive Director, The Quest at Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan

Camp on the Move

Posted on October 19, 2015 by Catherine Ross

Muskoka Woods City Camp Canadian Camping Association

Courtesy MuskokaWoods.com

During the summer months, two teams of twenty staff travel to thirteen locations across the Greater Toronto Area. Accompanied by a twenty-six foot truck packed with equipment, the teams provide week-long camps to about 60 guests. Director of City Camps, Jeremy Laverty, created and now manages the mobile camp program for Muskoka Woods. Future plans include expansion across Canada.

With seven years of experience as a summer day camp director and year- round program manager, Jeremy approached Muskoka Woods with a proposal to expand their resident camp program to include a day camp on a Toronto site. Muskoka Woods, founded in 1979 by John and Marie Boddy, is a year-round Christian Youth Resort on Lake Rosseau, Ontario, which annually receives 28,000 guests. As a former, summer camp, staff member at Muskoka Woods, Jeremy had identified the camp as having the resources and brand recognition to make his proposal successful. Several meetings and business plans later, the concept for a mobile day camp emerged.

In January 2014, Jeremy looked at a number of American camps that had been extremely successful in pioneering the mobile day camp business model.  In May, they started marketing the Toronto area mobile camp and in summer 2014 put one team on the road to four sites and provided six weeks of camp for a total of 200 guests.  In September 2014, two more full time staff were hired and planning began for 2015. In summer 2015, two staff teams went on the road to thirteen sites at churches and private schools and provided fifteen weeks of camp for almost 600 guests.

With an emphasis on cabin grouping and a wide range of activities, their goal is to provide “an overnight camp-style experience closer to home.” Another aim is to introduce camping to populations that are not familiar with camping as part of their culture. The intent is to expand the program provincially and eventually nationally.

For more information on MuskokaWoods CityCamp please see MuskokaWoods.com.

Canada’s Coolest School Trip!

Posted on October 13, 2015 by CCA Communications Committee

Jasper National Park Canadian Camping Association

Grade 8 Classes can win a free trip to Jasper National Park

The My Parks Pass program, which offers free entry to Parks Canada places for all grade 8/secondary 2 students, has launched the fifth edition of the Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest. With the support of Air Canada, this year’s winning grade 8/secondary 2 class will visit Jasper National Park on a five-day all-expense-paid trip.

We are striving to make this year’s contest the best one yet, engaging the greatest number of Canadians ever. In order to reach as many people as possible, we need your help! I invite you to use or adapt the content below and send it to your partners, networks, members, and professional and personal contacts. If appropriate, you may also wish to post on your own website, Facebook and Twitter accounts. And please don’t limit this message to teacher networks. Everyone knows a student or teacher in grade 8 / secondary 2 – so the more people who know, the better!

Contest Details

To enter the contest, grade 8 / secondary 2 classes must pick a Parks Canada place that they believe is extraordinary and create a one-minute video that demonstrates why their chosen place is significant to Canadians. Please note the following important information:

  • Entry: Classes can enter at www.myparkspass.ca until February 22, 2016.
  • Public Voting: The public will vote for their favourite videos from February 29- March 18, 2016.
  • Announcement of Winners: The top 10 entries that receive the most votes will be judged to determine the grand prize and runner-up winners. The judges will also choose five honourable mentions amongst all entries. All winners will be announced in April 2016.

Prizes

    • Grand Prize: Class trip to Jasper from June 6-10, 2016 valued at approximately $50,000.
    • Three Runner-up prizes: Local class field trip valued at approximately $750.
    • Five Honourable mentions: Prize package valued at approximately $600.

For more information on the contest and the My Parks Pass program, please visit www.myparkspass.ca or www.monpasseportparcs.ca.

International Camping Fellowship Award Nominations

Posted on October 6, 2015 by CCA Communications Committee

It’s time to nominate camping programs and individuals that have made significant contributions to the world of camping. Below is a description of the International Camping Fellowship Awards.

Click here for a PDF of the ICF Award Nomination form.  

The Abbott Fenn Druzhba Award

The Abbott Fenn Druzhba Award is a special recognition of an individual, Camp, or Organization, which has made a significant and sustained contribution to International camping.  The award is given to those who spread the benefit of the camp experience to improve world understanding. Click here for past recipients of this award.

The Butterfly Award

The ICF Butterfly Award recognizes an individual, camp or organization that has made significant contributions internationally to the causes of camping (e.g. environmental, humanitarian or educational) over a period of time. Click here for past recipients.

 The ICF Letter of Merit Award

The ICF Letter Award of Merit recognizes a significant contribution made by an individual, camp or organization to the cause of world understanding and peace through camping.

 Click here for more information.