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Not sure if you heard, but there was this pandemic-thing happening and it kinda sucked. Saskatchewan’s Health Authority did not lift restrictions on summer camp activities until the middle of June. That meant that I didn't have time to prepare any of my normal sleepaway Co-op Camp plans. I had no location for SCYP, no staff, no food... I was pretty heartbroken.

Since the kids couldn’t come to me this year, I came up with the idea to take camp to the kids. Click on the "Read More" link below to see how it unfolded.

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Thursday, 25 June 2020 17:01

The A-Z of Co-op Camp

Part one: The first 9 letters that make up the song 😊

Have you ever gone somewhere and had a whole new language thrown at you? I don’t mean that grade 12 trip to Europe, where they ACTUALLY speak a different language, I mean somewhere where the lingo is just all new?  When I first got to Co-op Camp, I had absolutely no idea what a Warm Fuzzy was, or exactly why people wanted to be “cannibals”. Our first block of letters covers the new words you may hear at Co-op Camp from A-I.  Some of these are essential to having a great summer at Co-op Camp!


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Wednesday, 01 April 2020 15:35

Co-op Camp is our Constant


This is a crazy world. From Tiger Kings, to Covid-19 scares, to unstable economics, the world is a crazy and sometimes scary place.  It can feel like once you get a handle on the situation, something comes along and changes your world entirely. Even when there aren’t huge looming critical events, even simply growing up and moving from one stage of life to the next, change is the inevitable. “Change is the only constant in the world.” We hear this every dang day it seems.

I heard something that, in the midst of all of the 2020 commotion that is happening all around us right now, calmed my anxiety about our world situation and made me take a breath.  Camp will be there for us when this is all over. This person didn’t mean just the physical location, or the curriculum. They meant Co-op Camp.

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If you have signed up to come and volunteer a few days this summer at one of our Co-op Camp sessions, first, THANK YOU, and second, have you got some trepidation about coming?  Don't be nervous!  Betweeen your Staff Training Workshop scheduled near the end of May and these handy tips, you will look like a professional Camp Staffer!  (And in case you haven't handed an application into the Co-op Camp office yet... What are you waiting for?!?  The deadline to apply is March 13, 2020.)

Here are 8 things to do before you come to Staff at Co-op Camp: 

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