Happy Campers

One of Conexus’ longest partnerships is with the Saskatchewan Co-operative Association and their youth program, Camp Kindling.  The camp has been running for over 90 years, so you know they must be doing something right.  Kids from all over the province get to experience self-growth through a variety of activities where they learn leadership and entrepreneurship at camp. 

Camp Kindling, previously known as Co-op Camp or the Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program/SCYP - is a series of four- and five-day overnight summer camp sessions held in July and August.  It is specially designed for youth ages 12 to 18 to meet new people, develop leadership skills, learn more about co-operatives and how to get involved in the community -- and participate in a memorable summer experience.

Activities are participatory and interactive, and challenge participants to work together. Of course, it wouldn’t be a summer camp without water activities, canoeing, volleyball, campfires, and other recreational opportunities.

Conexus sponsors 20 member youth each year giving them the chance to go to camp.  We also give our staff the chance to go to camp too, as camp counselors.  Applications are available at your local Conexus branch or online at the Camp Kindling website. Youth must be Conexus members or have a Conexus member in their immediate family to be eligible for sponsorship.

Camper's thank you letters and their favorite part of camp Expand/Collapse

Brady


Eric

Parent Thank You Expand/Collapse

Dear Conexus Credit Union,

We wanted to thank you for supporting Atreyu to attend Coop camp. He had the most wonderful time. Indeed before he even said hello, when we picked him up from camp, he asked if he could go back next year. He loved every minute.  For two days solid he talked about nothing but Coop Camp, and how everyone got to be friends, everyone was included, and how hard staff worked to make sure that happened. We think we must have lived every moment of his experience with his stories and joy.

Attached please find an image by Gary Robins, of picking Atreyu up. All the staff surrounded him to say goodbye, and then when the photo opportunity was suggested, one grabbed him (he’s the one in front) and they all joined in.

Conexus is doing something wonderful by supporting this camp and children’s opportunity to learn about cooperatives and working cooperatively!

Thank you.

Lisa Brownstone   Gary Robins  Atreyu Zevallos

Coop Camp