Youth

Saskatchewan Co-operative Association
Mar 18
2017

MARCH 31, 2020 UPDATE: All Co-op Camp sessions scheduled for the summer of 2020 will proceed and registration remains open. If any camps are cancelled, all sponsors and participants will be contacted directly.

Co-op Camp is operated by SCA and is primarily funded by registration fees, which come from participants and their families, and the sponsorships of Saskatchewan co-operatives and credit unions. 

The Co-op Camp Donation Drive is a way for Saskatchewan co-operatives, credit unions, community organizations, Camp alumni and enthusiasts to:

  • Become or remain involved in Co-op Camp throughout the year, 
  • Increase awareness of Co-op Camp and its benefits to Saskatchewan youth and communities, and
  • Provide much-needed supplemental funding for the Program.

Every dollar donated goes directly to Co-op Camp and helps us produce great programming that increases the leadership skills and self-confidence of youth, and build their understanding of co-operatives and community involvement. 

You may also donate directly to SCA/Co-op Camp through our secure credit card donation link.  Click HERE.

 

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

We encourage you - and challenge you - to come up with innovative and fun ways to raise awareness of Co-op Camp while also raising funds for the program. You may want to enlist the help of Camp alumni to brainstorm ideas or to help you in carrying out your fundraising activities.

 The Co-op Camp “season” runs from January to August, with camps held in July and August. You may hold fundraising and awareness-building events at any time of the year. 

Past ideas have included:

  • Silent auctions
  • Pizza nights
  • Staff awareness sessions
  • Donation-matching programs
  • Social media fundraising
  • Direct contributions
  • Member donation boxes or point-of-sale donation requests
  • Staff room collection bowls 

SCA and the Saskatchewan co-operative sector also host a number of events that raise funds and awareness for Co-op Camp, such as the Co-op Classic Golf Tournament.

We'll help you promote the event(s) and recognize your contributions and involvement.

Have any questions? Or want to bounce an idea off us? Contact Tracey Quiring at (306) 343-3583 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Funds raised from the Co-op Camp Donation Drive:

  • Build on the foundation created by registration fees and sponsorships,
  • Assist in covering camp costs,
  • Provide financial assistance to those who cannot attend Co-op Camp due to financial hardship, and
  • Diversify and strengthen Co-op Camp's revenue stream.

 

In 2014, Co-op Camp introduced the Donation Drive! From February until June, we solicited donations through a joint initiative with a generous in-kind contribution supplied by Affinity Credit Union.

In 2015, the Donation Drive raised about $9000! Thanks to outstanding contributions from Conexus Credit Union, The Co-operators and the co-operative sector.

In 2016, the Donation Drive raised about $10500! Thanks again to outstanding contributions from Conexus Credit Union, The Co-operators and individuals from the co-operative sector. 

In 2017, the Donation Drive raised about $12000! Thanks again to outstanding contributions from Conexus Credit Union, The Co-operators and individuals from the co-operative sector.

In 2018, the Donation Drive raised about $9000! Thanks again to outstanding contributions from Conexus Credit Union, The Co-operators and individuals from the co-operative sector.

In 2019, the Donation Drive raised about $9500! Thanks again to outstanding contributions from The Co-operators and individuals from the co-operative sector.