When he was a camper, the Sunshine Fund helped Tyler Lischynski get to camp, and like so many other children, the opportunity changed his life.
Now Lischynski is working as director of Camp Wasaga for the second year in a row. The camp is located in Riding Mountain National Park in western Manitoba.
After all this time, what continued to bring him back to Wasaga, he said, was the special opportunities he and his family had to make new memories in the outdoors together.
It is the only camp exclusively for families. In a typical year, Camp Wasaga offers parents the opportunity to have the same experience in nature with their children.
Normally the camp holds weeklong camps in July and August for all families to stay in cabins and enjoy camp life with each other.
At camp, while families are doing activities together, children can also play with children of their own age group while parents have the chance to relax and do “whatever it is near or around the house.” nature, ”said Lischynski.
For Lischynski, having camps like this is important because “it’s scary for a lot of kids to go to camp for the first two years and not know anyone.”
Anxiety can deter children from going to camp. However, once they get there, they build relationships. Lischynski calls this one of the best parts of camp life.