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Friends,

As you know, due to COVID-19, overnight camps in BC are closed during summer 2020 and for the forseeable future. Chico and Thistle are very grateful for the concern and love camp families and supporters have expressed for Camp Douglas's ministry and staff. We are working to bring a taste of camp online this summer, and planning (already!) for summer 2021.

Not all camps are so fortunate. Without income from summer 2020, some camps across Canada may have to close their doors permanently. This would be a huge loss to Canadian families.

to help save summer camps - especially smaller camps whose families have been hit hard by the economic repercussions of the pandemic - Camp Douglas and other camps across Canada are asking families to write to Federal Finance Minister Morneau, asking our federal government to provide a $120 million dollar grant to save the summer camp industry and preserve summer camps - in all Canada's provinces and territories - for summers and generations to come.

If you are willing, the attachment (see below) can serve as a template. Feel free to modify the letter as you see fit, to add what camping has meant to you and your family. We ask that you leave the "ask" the same, for the sake of our sibling camps. If you would like to receive the attachment as a Word document so you can more readily personalize it, please email [email protected] 

Peace and hope to you.