In this section youth can learn about a wide variety of aspects of Co-op Camp as seen through our Got Questions section below. If you have any questions that are not listed or want to learn more about SCYP, reach out via our contact information!
The 2017 SCYP theme is Instafriends. Inspired by core values of SCYP and a little Co-op Camp Magic, SCYP is all about connecting youth with other youth from all over Saskatchewan so they can make amazing friends while at camp.
Who goes to Co-op Camp?
What is Co-op Camp and what do you do there?
What should I bring with me to Co-op Camp?
- Candle Lake Packing List
- Last Mountain Lake Packing List
Also, don't forget to bring your fully completed Participant Medical Information and Consent Form to registration.
When is Co-op Camp?
Why would I go to Co-op Camp?
Where is Co-op Camp?
How do I get to Co-op Camp?
- Bus transportation is provided for free to camp from Saskatoon and Prince Albert. The bus leaves Saskatoon from the St. Mary's Affinity Credit Union Parking Lot
- If you need the bus to pick you up in Prince Albert please contact us at the office for more details.
- Please be mindful that for all camp trips to Last Mountain Lake, there will be no pick-up in Prince Albert.
How do I know which camp to register for?
How much does it cost?
For tips on finding a sponsor, go to the Find a Sponsor page. If you are unable to find a sponsor, we are happy to help you find one in your area - just contact our office. We'll ensure that no one is turned away from the program due to lack of sponsorship.
When is the registration deadline?
Find a Sponsor!
Check out this video! It explains the process and gives you some tips for talking to sponsors.
Tips for finding a sponsor:
2. Be prepared. Have all the information you need (registration form) ready to share with your potential sponsor. Find out if that organization sponsored participants last year by looking under SCYP Sponsors to see who sponsored youth from your area last year. If you’re nervous about asking then practice your request on someone you trust.
3. Give them all the information that’s important. Tell them all about the program, the week you want to attend, the amount of sponsorship you need, etc. Show them the brochure! You can also send the sponsor to this website to find out more about the program.
4. Offer to give something back. Past participants have given written and/or oral reports at meetings, or have volunteered for their sponsoring organization. Give the sponsor a chance to learn about what you did at the program. Don’t make any commitments you won’t keep.
5. Leave a great impression. Even if the organization doesn’t decide to sponsor you, be polite and courteous. Thank them for taking the time to listen to your request. The same organization might decide to sponsor you or someone else next year.
If you are having troubles finding a sponsor don’t worry! Contact us and the Youth Program office will be happy to help you out. We make sure that no one is turned away due to lack of sponsorship!
Here is a list of co-operative and community organizations that sponsored participants last year.
Organizations you can approach for sponsorship
- Credit unions
- Retail co-operatives
- The Co-operators Life Insurance Company
- Co-operative Health Clinics
- Concentra Bank
- Access Communications Co-operative Limited
- Farmer Direct Co-operative
- A local community organization or community service co-operative