Campers across Canada can now connect to leaders and friends this summer in a new way, with a virtual camp experience.
When the pandemic hit, all camps, including One Hope Canada, had to try and find a way to continue on even though government guidelines prohibit sleep away camp.
“The MyCamp App started as One Hope Canada having a desire to give a tool to our 45 camps that we have across the country and a way to connect with campers after they’ve spent a week at camp.” Says the National Director of One Hope Canada, Bill McCaskell.
The app was upgraded to create a virtual experience of camp, even while kids are at home, and launches on July 3 in the App store on either an Android or Apple device.
One function in the app includes chatting with other campers and cabin leaders.
“They can also tune into live events. One Hope Canada will be hosting a live event once a week throughout the year where they can tune in. Throughout the live event there will be contests, some Bible teaching, and they can interact with the host by responding to polling questions. This is a national event. However, camps can host their own camp event as well.”
There is a game component to the app where kids will be quizzed on what was talked about during the live event.