This year, as in the past several years, a Winnipeg businessman has generously offered to take care of all the costs associated with helping children from lower-income families enjoy a week of summer camp. So, we’re hoping that we can use his gift to send at least 1500 school-aged children to various Christian Bible camps this summer.
To qualify for this camp ‘sponsorship’, children must meet a few prerequisites. Four, to be exact! They are:
- You must live in Winnipeg. Consideration may be given to children living outside of Winnipeg, but, all in all, the program is intended for Winnipeg children.
- You must come from a lower-income family or be from a family on social assistance. This is intended for families who, normally, cannot afford ‘extras’ such as a week of camp.
- You must be between the ages of 5 and 18 (kindergarten age through to Grade 12). Although the intent of the program is for children who are pre-teen, teenaged school children are also invited to use the sponsorship.
- You cannot be sponsored through another plan, such as the Sunshine Fund. Our desires are to give everyone an opportunity to enjoy a week of camp, so if you’re already going as a result of another program, we’d ask you to give others an opportunity through the one we’re offering.
How to apply
So, you meet all the qualifications – now what? You will need to fill out this form along with a camp application. Please call the Family Life Centre to find out which camp is best suited for you.
Click on form link - Camp Sponsorship Application 2017
Once the form is filled in, you can finish the process by dropping it off at the Family Life Centre, or mailing it to:
Family Life Centre
240 Pritchard Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2W 2J1
Please note – any errors in the completion of the form will result in delays in registering for camp. So, if possible, it’s better to bring the completed form to the Family Life Centre. This gives us a chance to fix any errors right away, and eliminate those unwanted delays!
An important note
The process has a minor change this year. Our Family Life Centre staff will work more closely with you in determining which camp you will attend. This will help to ensure that camp spaces are filled up properly. Although you can indicate your camp of preference, you may hear from us regarding which camp you will be actually attending. We are confident that whatever camp you go to, you’ll love it!
We are partnering with several camps again this summer. Here they are. Busing is provided to most of the camps. The exception is noted with an asterisk. We will remind you, at the end of the camp listing, what the asterisk means. You can visit the camps online by clicking on the name.
- Calvary Temple Camp
- *Circle Square Ranch
- Faith Bible Camp
- Gimli Bible Camp
- Manitoba Pioneer Camp
- Camp Nutimik
- Roseau River Bible Camp
- Valley View Bible Camp
- Camp Arnes
- Lakeshore Bible Camp
- *Winkler Bible Camp
*Busing is not available for this camp this year
A note to Churches
A final note
Whatever camp you’ll go to this summer, you’ll not only have a great time, but your life may be changed! In previous years, many campers have come to Jesus Christ, and made further decisions of commitment. Lots of fun, great food, hanging out with friends (new & old), getting to know Jesus – what else can you pack into one week?
- In 2016, we sponsored 1509 kids to camp - 215 asked Jesus into their hearts & 223 others said they wanted to live for Him.
- In 2015, we sponsored 1457 kids to camp - 227 asked Jesus into their hearts & 203 others said they wanted to live for Him.
- In 2014, we sponsored 1377 kids to camp - 197 asked Jesus into their hearts & 194 others said they wanted to live for Him.
- In 2013, we sponsored 1331 kids to camp - 162 asked Jesus into their hearts & 186 others said they wanted to live for Him.
- In 2012, we sponsored 1510 kids to camp - 149 asked Jesus into their hearts & 215 others said they wanted to live for Him.
Or, better yet, drop in and visit – we’re at 240 Pritchard Avenue!