Information for Parents and Guardians

We are looking forward to the start of this seasons camp sessions and are excited to have our child join us. We want to assure you that we are committed to providing your child with the best camp experience possible and take our job very seriously. Please see our accreditation section (link) for more information on how we are keeping your child safe. We hope this and our FAQ section will help to answer some of your questions. If you cannot find the answers you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us (link).

Arrival & Departure
Camp begins at 4:00 pm Sunday and ends at 12:00 noon Friday unless otherwise noted. Camper registration deadline is 10 days before camp start. All campers should arrive between 3:30 and 4:00 on the Sunday. No supervision is provided to campers prior to this time. Campers depart at noon on Friday.

Please NOTE: Arrangements can be made for pickup and drop-off at bus terminal in Swan River or Minitonas if pre-arranged prior to camp.

Financial Assistance
Sunshine Fund enables Manitoba children who do not have the financial means through parents, guardians or agencies, an opportunity to attend an accredited Manitoba summer camp.

Our Staff
Our staff are members of the camp’s member churches as well as interested youth. Prior to camp start the cabin leaders and leadership staff undergo a multi-day training program which includes First Aid and CPR training. We also staff a fully trained lifeguard for all camping sessions.

Medical Needs
Our camp director is the primary care person for all medical issues. The Director is responsible for administering all medications and taking care of all injuries. Please bring all prescription meds your child needs in a zip lock bag. Also, be sure to let us know if there are any medical conditions that may be affected by your child’s stay with us. We do provide basic medications (ie Tylenol, Benadryl, Gravol, etc.). Please be sure to complete the medical section of the registration form so that we may follow your preferences regarding medical attention.

Your child will be staying in one of our 4 cabins which sleep 12 campers. Each cabin will have 1 or 2 counselors supervising. Males and females are placed in separate cabins. These cabins are equipped with bunk beds and mattresses. All you need is a sleeping bag and pillow.

Phone Calls and Homesickness
Homesickness is a very natural and common occurrence. In our experience, homesick periods are most prevalent at the beginning of the week and usually subside before mid-week. Since calling home often amplifies homesick emotions we encourage our campers not to call home. If your camper continues to be homesick, we will contact you first so you can help us decide what to do. If you would like to chat with your child we suggest that you focus on the fun they are having and the sports and activities they are learning.

What to Bring?


Please label all belongings!


  • $10.00 for spending money
  • Musical instrument (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Shorts, T-shirts, socks, underwear, pajamas
  • Pants/jeans, sweatshirts, jacket, rain gear
  • Runners
  • Aqua shoes or old runners (for waterfront)
  • Bathing suit, towel and facecloth
  • Sleeping bag, pillow, extra blanket
  • Insect repellent (non aerosol)
  • Toiletries: soap, shampoo, hairbrush/comb, toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
  • Book to read in quiet time