CANS New Program Development Assistance Grants

Purpose: To help smaller and medium size residential Camps introduce new programs and/or upgrade and make significant improvements to existing programs, which will enhance their Camp's overall programming for their campers. The Grant is not intended to support replacement of existing equipment or program materials for existing programs that would usually be paid for from the Camp's existing/normal operating budget.

The New Program must also be sustainable and not a one-time program. The aim is to have the Camping Association SHARE in the cost of new programming ideas, NOT fund them in total.

Examples of new program or proposal ideas:

  • Begin a canoe program (and hence your Camp will need to purchase canoes, PFDs, and other safety equipment),
  • Begin an archery program
  • Begin a biking program
  • Build a new basketball, volleyball or gaga ball court
  • Create an enviromental and nature appreciation program
  • Establish a new LIT or CIT program
  • Establish a low ropes & challenge course
  • Create a new spiriitual awareness or education program
Or dozens of other possibilities!

For a PDF copy of the New Program Development Assistance Grant Form just click here. The Application Form has all the information you need to know to make your Application. The deadine for Applications is May 1ST.