Did you know that as a CAF member you may be eligible to receive funding towards summer camp for your child? Thanks to Support Our Troops CAF Families have been receiving support for summer program funding for 7 years! Below are some details, on this wonderful National program, that might help answer some of your questions.
Support Our Troops Summer Camp Funding
Who is eligible?
* Being supported through a CAF Transition Unit or a CAF Transition Centre.
- Special needs children of CAF members;
- Children of CAF members with special needs siblings (1 sibling per special needs child);
- Dependants of a deceased CAF members;
- Dependants of ill/injured members of the CAF*; and
- Dependents of CAF members who are currently deployed, on a prolonged training, or an attached posting away from their families.
Is there a limit to how much I can be refunded?
Is the PSP Summer Camp Program an accredited day camp?
- Reimbursement for a week-long accredited residential camp is up to $700.00
- Reimbursement for week-long accredited day camp is up to $400.00
- Reimbursement for CAF families with children with special needs may receive up to $1,100, for a week-long accredited residential or day camp, up to one week.
How do I apply?
Registration is available online at www.supportourtroops.ca starting 16 March 2020. This program is dependent on charitable donations to Support Our Troops and therefore funding is limited. Registration will remain open until all available funding has been exhausted, with priority given tot first time applicants. Once funding has been depleted a waitlist will be formed.
Registration for funding opens before the PSP Summer Camp registration, can I still apply?
Yes, you apply online for the Support Our Troops National Summer Camp Program. They will review your application and confirm you eligibility and the camps accreditation. If you were a successful applicant you should hear within 2 weeks of your submission. Reimbursement is made once your child has attended camp and a final camp invoice has been submitted.
For more information on this program be sure to visit the Support Our Troops website and social media outlets. The information above was provided by Support Our Troops from the document entitled “2020 SUPPORT OUR TROOPS NATIONAL SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES OF THE CAF COMMUNITY.”