A New Generation of Campers

We will help every Canadian child learn how to camp.

Around the world, young people are speaking out – demanding that their governments take bold action to protect nature and the future of our planet. One of the best ways to encourage this inspiring climate leadership is by helping the next generation of Canadian kids experience Canada’s natural beauty firsthand.

To give every Canadian child the chance to learn how to camp by the time they reach grade eight, we will move forward with expanding the successful Learn to Camp program. This will make it possible for 400,000 kids each year to learn basic camping skills.

To make sure that our National Parks are accessible to all families no matter their economic circumstances, we will also move forward with giving 75,000 less privileged children and their families an up to four-night trip to one of Canada’s national or provincial parks.

This will include camping accommodations and a travel bursary of up to $2,000 so that families can more easily afford a once-in-a-lifetime trip to more national parks, like Banff, Forillon, Gros Morne, and the Cape Breton Highlands.

We will also partner with VIA Rail to make these opportunities accessible and affordable for more families.