💌 #PLANFORCAMP: How to Get Involved

Dear Family and Friends,

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the OCA’s Plan For Camp Virtual Campfire. Hearing about the resilience of the Ontario camp community was truly inspiring. We were grateful that so many of us joined together as a Manitou community to show our support even if only virtually. The virtual campfire has now been viewed over 20,000 times and we hope to continue with this incredible momentum.

If you were unable to join us for the YouTube livestream, we have included a link at the end of this email – we encourage you all to watch and learn more about the #planforcamp movement for Summer 2021. This incredible production is approximately 90 minutes long. If you are not able to watch in full, CLICK HERE to listen to the CEO of SickKids Hospital Dr. Ronald Cohn discuss the importance of camp and the outdoors for children’s mental health.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We have so much to be grateful for with the support we have received from so many families, staff and alumni. We hope this is the last time we need to reach out to ensure camps open this summer!

We need your help. We need your leadership. We need your advocacy and commitment. And we need you to speak in your own loud voice! There are 2 ways in which you can show your support:

1) WRITE OR CALL YOUR MPP

Premier Ford, his Cabinet Members, and provincial public health leaders must understand that now, more than ever before, kids need camp. When our Government has the opportunity to hear why camps need to open this summer for our children and youth it is only more impactful. CLICK HERE for instructions and for MPP contact information.

2) SUPPORT CAMPS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Connect with your community on Social Media by using the hashtag #planforcamp and tagging our Provincial leaders. CLICK HERE for more information and images to share.

ARE YOU A CAMPER?

Even the younger members of our community can find ways to get involved. CLICK HERE for ways to show your support.

We remain hard at work to bring Summer 2021 to fruition. We can’t wait to be back together on the sunny shores of Lake Manitou-Wabing!

Mark, Jeff, Jen, Alec and Melissa

WATCH THE #PLANFORCAMP LIVESTREAM

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