May 24-29, 2016


CCRVC , Go RVing Canada and Aviva Insurance will be partnering with Make-a-Wish® Canada during Canadian RVing and Camping Week to help raise funds for children facing life-threatening illnesses through a media event, e.g. creating a Wish Garden using LED lights . Purchase a Wish lantern to help build a Wish garden at participating campgrounds with 100% of the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Canada. On Saturday, May 28th at 10 p.m. (local time), campers will gather, make their Wish and shine their light for Make-A-Wish Canada. https://makeawish.ca/event/canadian-rving-and-camping-week-2016

Make sure to get together with your fellow campers on May 28th to help support Make-a-Wish® Canada! Donations can be made here: – http://bit.do/2016CanadianRVingAndCampingWeek


 




Fraudulent Website Mimics Canadian Campgrounds

Winnipeg, MB, April 12, 2012 - Manitoba’s Association of Campgrounds and Parks (MACAP) would like to warn Manitobans about www.campdo.com, a website masquerading as an online reservation system for Canadian campgrounds.

Yesterday we found out that there is a website that is posing as an on-line reservation system for Canadian campgrounds,” Alexandra Anderson, Executive Director of Camping in Ontario wrote in an email to MACAP earlier this week. “A number of my campgrounds are listed. They have done a very good job, it goes so far that you can pick your site and pay by credit card.”

“When last we checked, Manitoba does not seem to have any campgrounds listed, but several in British Columbia and Ontario have active links to phishing sites,” said Dennis Crocket, President of MACAP.

“Safe sites to link off of are www.gorvingmanitoba.com for Manitoba campgrounds, www.campgrounds.org for Ontario and nationally at www.campcanada.com.”

MACAP is an association of private family owned parks and campgrounds in Manitoba. Their primary objective is to establish higher standards in family operated campgrounds throughout the province to provide guests with an enjoyable camping experience.

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Camping…a time honoured tradition in Manitoba.

Camping has come a long way in the last 50 years. You may have had a family tent that took two hours to set up and seemed to leak every time we got a summer shower. Maybe your family was one of the lucky ones to own a "state of the art" 16 foot trailer. Camping trips always produced excitement about the great adventure and wonderful family memories. Campers felt they were lucky to camp in campgrounds that boasted an "outside biffy", and water taps only minutes from the campsite. Many a flashlight was lost down the "biffy" during those night time bathroom runs. Most cooking was done over an open fire or on the reliable Coleman stove where even the simplest food tasted fabulous.

Times may have changed but camping in one of Manitoba’s great campgrounds is still an adventure with great memories of time spent with family and friends. MACAP, Manitoba’s association of independently owned and operated campgrounds, have campgrounds and resorts located in all areas of the province and offer a variety of amenities from non-serviced sites to 50 amp electrical full serviced sites. Whether you want to visit relatives or participate in one of the many community fairs or special events around the province, MACAP campgrounds have over 4000 camping spots available. The choice is really up to you.

With our autumns offering some of the most beautiful colours and weather, fall camping is a great way to lengthen the camping season. Almost every community has a fall supper where the locals offer some of the best home cooking available and bird watching and photography becomes the sport of choice.

There are no "cookie cutter" style campgrounds here. Every campground is unique, offering different services to their campers. Everything from swimming pools, hot tubs, miniature golf, river tubing, restaurants, canoe and kayak rentals to wireless internet service is available. The one thing that all MACAP campgrounds have in common is the personal service that our owner/operators offer. They are always available to help you.

RV’s have definitely improved since those first pull behind trailers. They are larger, made of lighter materials and can have every luxury imaginable. When you travel with one of these RV’s you are traveling in your own 5 star accommodations. You have all the conveniences of home while visiting the diverse areas of our province.

Visit around the campfire during a warm summer evening or participate in one of the campground events which differ from campground to campground. Enjoy watching the sun rise or set over one of our great lakes, participate in movie nights, concerts, pancake breakfasts, firework displays or horseshoe tournaments. Camping can become addictive. If you decide to give camping a try, remember these tips. You must always have a sense of humour and remember to leave behind your watch. Stay up late, scold less and laugh more. Family members of all ages tend to connect with each other more when they are away from their normal routine enjoying a simpler lifestyle. The general consensus among camping families is that camping tends to bring the family closer together with more communication and the sharing of good times.

A camping vacation can be a great way to travel with children. They can go out to play or take part in campground activities. There are likely to be other children to meet and new places to explore. Children of all ages will enjoy an old-fashioned campfire complete with stories, songs and stargazing. Visit our website www.GoRVingManitoba.com for a complete list of our campgrounds and information on how to contact them. Enjoy the seasons. Make beautiful Manitoba memories while living the camping and RV lifestyle.


MACAP FACT SHEET

  1. MACAP was formed to allow independently owned and operated campgrounds to promote their destinations as the premiere choice for campers.
  2. MACAP campgrounds are located throughout the province, close to cities and towns, rivers and lakes, and major attractions
  3. Our member campgrounds have a total of more than 4,000 campsites. On average, our campgrounds have between 50 and 200 sites each with approx. 50 % of them being fully serviced and over 75 % having electrical and water hookups. Our customers are RV'ers and tenters, with the majority being RV'ers.
  4. Member campgrounds offer a complete range of accommodations, from tenting areas and non-serviced sites to fully serviced sites with a diverse range of amenities.
  5. MACAP member campgrounds' seasonal sites are renewable on a yearly basis with no yearly lot draws.
  6. Activities available at various campgrounds include everything from swimming pools, water slides and river tubing to miniature golf, arcades and bowling.
  7. Independently owned and operated campgrounds have owners or managers on-site to provide personal friendly service.
  8. MACAP has introduced an Online Reservation System placing ourselves in the forefront of the Camping Industry.
  9. Our member campgrounds provide a unique camping experience with each campground offering something different for the camping public.
  10. MACAP encourages more families to become involved in camping as a lifetime recreational activity, and to explore Manitoba's festivals, activities and highlights.