Camps

“Camps help make children resilient.” ~ Michael Ungar PhD

Camps offer children the chance to feel like they belong.
Camps build confidence and help children feel in control of their lives.
Camps create long-lasting friendships.
Every child deserves the chance to go to camp.


We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Camps program. Please Apply HERE

You may qualify for a grant for your child to go to camp for a week at an accredited camp :

  • Up to $700 for a residential camp
  • ​Up to $400 for a day camp
  • Up to $1,100 for a residential or day camp for a special needs child

Eligibility criteria

Supporting documents required during application process

Dependents of deceased Canadian Armed Forces members

No documentation required.

Dependents of ill or injured members of the Canadian Armed Forces being supported through the Joint Personnel Support Unit (JPSU)/Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Copy of posting message to JPSU/IPSC, or
Letter from Chain of Command, or
Copy of Member Personnel Record Resume (MPRR) indicating diagnosis of illness or injury.

Dependents of Canadian Armed Forces members who are currently deployed, on a prolonged course or training program, scheduled for deployment, or serving away from their families

Copy of deployment message, or
Copy of prolonged training course or tasking record, or
Letter from the Chain of Command supporting the deployment.

Special needs dependents and/or siblings of special needs dependents of Canadian Armed Forces  members

Diagnosis letter from a medical organization or representative.

Military families who do not fit the above eligibility may still be considered

Nominated by a superior within their Chain of Command.

 
The Canadian Armed Forces member must be the parent or legal guardian of the child.


 
 

Application Process:

  • Select an accredited camp in your province or territory
  • ​Submit the Support Our Troops National Summer Camp Grant Application Form
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Support Our Troops Camp Committee
  • If approved, you will receive a grant approval email confirmation within two weeks of final submission (please be sure to check your Junk email folder regularly)

Receiving the Grant:

  • You will get your grant after you provide a final paid camp invoice and proof of attendance, such as a descriptive testimonial along with photos or a letter from the camp
  • ​Four to six weeks after we receive your final camp invoice and proof of attendance, the grant will be deposited directly into your bank account
  • The last day to submit paid invoices is 30 September
  • ​If you choose to register a child for camp prior to receiving a grant approval, you are responsible for the fee if your grant is not approved
 
 
  • Grants are intended to help with the cost of camp fees only. Other use will be subjected to the Code of Service Discipline.

  • Reserve Force members must be on a current contract of 180 days or more; and

  • Your child may not get more than one grant per summer camp season.

  • Residential or day camps must be accredited by provincial camp associations.

  • Residential or day camps may include Personnel Support Program (PSP) or municipally run programs.

Accredited Camp Associations:

Canadian Camping Association http://www.ccamping.org/
BC Camping Association http://bccamping.org
Alberta Camping Association http://www.albertacamping.com
Saskatchewan Camps Association http://www.saskcamping.ca
Manitoba Camping Association http://www.mbcamping.ca
Ontario Camps Association http://www.ontariocampsassociation.ca
Association des camps du Québec http://camps.qc.ca/en/parents-et-enfants/accueil
New Brunswick Camping Association http://www.nbcamping.ca
Camping Association of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island http://www.canspei.ca/
Newfoundland/Labrador Camping Association (709) 686-2363

Top 10 Camp Locations:

1

Camp Maple Leaf

http://www.campmapleleaf.net

2

Muskoka Woods Camp

http://www.muskokawoods.com

3

Camp Thunderbird YMCA

https://vancouverislandy.com/program-services/outdoor-education-overview/summer-camp-overview/

4

Camp Kéno

http://www.campkeno.com

5

Frontier Trails Summer Camp

http://www.frontiertrailscamp.com

6

Camp Imadene

http://www.imadene.com

7

Camp Trois-Saumons

http://www.camps-odyssee.com/trois-saumons

8

Circle Square Ranch

http://www.csranch.ca

9

Camp Summit

http://www.campsummit.ca

10

Kidz 1st Summer Camp

http://www.psppetawawa.com


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