Thursday, 16 February 2017

Custom Lettering Tips from the experts.

You're ordering some Double Tough duffel bags for camp or travel (or whatever, really), and you want to get the most out of your bag.  Go the extra mile and add some custom hot pressing! It's easy, relatively inexpensive, and is the best looking way to permanently I.D. your stuff.  And yes, we do have some recommendations, thanks for asking.

What colour letters should you get?

If the reason you are customizing your duffel is so that it will stand out in a crowd, white is the answer.  It offers the highest contrast and sharpest look on all three colours of duffel bag. It is, of course, a personal choice: some people prefer black to match the straps/bottoms of the duffel, or red for the shot of colour. But for pop-out contrast, the pros go with white. 

When should you order them?

Early.  The Earlier the better.  Now, in fact.  It takes 5 days for us to process them and get them ready to go. No amount of pleading, bribing, whining or cajolery will change that. And the closer to camp it gets, the busier we get.  The busier we get, the greater the chance of an unexpected delay.  So the earlier you order the sooner you'll get your shiny new custom duffels and the less you'll stress.

What should you have printed on the duffel?

Keep it simple - less is better. Generally just a last name works well, especially if there's a chance of the bag being a hand-me-down or used for multi-purposes by the whole family. First and last initials also work well.  Maybe a first initial & last name if you have a common name or siblings.

The shorter your customization, the less expensive it is: maxing out the letters (24) will add $48 to your duffel! That is just unnecessary when a first and last initial will get the job done for $4. Plus, filling up all the available space on the duffel with letters will have the opposite effect from what you're looking for. It will be cluttered and not stand out nearly as much.

So the pros definitely recommend getting your Duffel customized.  But order early, keep it simple, and order white letters.

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Friday, 20 January 2017

Now Hiring!

We're searching for fun, energetic and hard working people to work as sales staff - are you the person we are looking for?

Full-time and Part time positions are available for the coming summer, with some positions starting immediately! We're looking to fill up our roster soon - don't wait, Apply today. Retail and/or Summer Camp experience are a bonus, but not necessary.

If you think you've got what it takes, drop in to the store with your resume, or email it to us:

We look forward to hearing from you, good luck!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Stone Peak Flannel Pants

These awesome flannel pants are are one of our best holiday sellers, we thought we'd update this old - but very relevant - blog review:

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Holiday shop now for free Shipping - EXPIRED!

Are you starting your holiday shopping? Or maybe you just need a few little things to get #readyforwinter? We want to help!
Order just $25 from us between November 17 and Dec. 18, 2016 and your FedEx ground shipping within Canada is Free!*
That’s not all – we’ve extended our exchange policy: gift items purchased after November 17 can be exchanged until January 16*
Order today and take advantage of this limited time offer!

*Of course there’s details!
Shipping offer fine print:
  • $25 total must be before tax.
  • Oversized shipping fees may apply to items such as cardboard drawers and trunks. Any/All fees will be shown on your checkout page. Ineligible items will be noted on the products details page.
  • All orders to the United States will be charged a minimum $12.00 shipping rate to cover increased distances and border processing fees.
  • The Free/Discounted shipping offer only applies within North America: Canada and the Continental US.
  • Orders shipping to the far north: Nunavut, the Northwest Territories or the Yukon do not qualify for Free/Discounted Shipping.
Exchange Offer Details:
Only the exchange period has been extended for the holiday season – items will only be refunded within 14 days, as per our standard policy. As always, all exchanges require proof of purchase. You can see our full, standard exchange and return policy here.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

It's time to save big on Winter Coats! - Now, In Store Only.

Here's the deal: You can take 50% off any Winter Coat in the store, all you need to do is spend $50 on other winter accessories.

That's it. We want to sell you more hats, mitts, gloves, neck warmers, thermal underwear and winter boots, so we're offering you 50% off your winter coat to convince you to shop with us! As with any deal like this there are a couple of caveats to make sure this deal works for everyone.
  • All winter coats which are sold at 50% off are Final Sale.
  • The $50 qualifying spend is the before-tax, after any other discount total.
  • The $50 Qualifying spend is per coat. For example, to purchase two coats at 50% off, your Qualifying spend would be $100
  • The $50 Qualifying spend must consist entirely of items listed as Winter Accessories, as judged by Camp Connection. (Winter-like items which we carry all year may be excluded from this offer.)
  • Any return or exchange request on items that are part of the $50 qualifying spend must maintain both the $50 minimum and the Winter Accessory caveat. Sizes, colours and like-items may be exchanged with no trouble, but (for example) exchanging winter gloves for tee shirts which we carry all year 'round will not be permitted. Be aware that this may effectively make any items under the $50 Qualifier Final Sale, depending on availability and circumstance.
  • Credit will not be issued for items which are part of the $50 Qualifying spend.
  • This offer begins Nov. 03 2016, and is valid while supplies last. This offer can change or end at any time, without notice.
  • The On-line and In-Store Offer may differ.

Question: Some of these rules seem complicated and unfair - Why are the coats Final Sale, and why can't I get credit or exchange for some of my other items?
Answer: By definition, a 'good deal' has to be 'good' for both parties involved. We are offering you the chance to save big money on excellent winter coats. In return, we want to get you into our winter thermals, our boots, our hats and mitts. We are trying to grow our winter business and this is how we have chosen to do so. If you don't have interest in our other winter accessories, or are unsure about your purchase perhaps this deal is just not for you.

On-line Specific Details: Yes - we have WAY more winter coats available in-store than we do On-Line. Roughly 900 more at this point in the season. The jackets and gear listed on-line are just the tip of the iceberg, and have been chosen because we have sufficient inventory and want to feature those items.

In addition to the details above, please note:
  • Products will appear at full price in your cart. The discount will show on the check-out screen, once you have added enough items to meet the $50 Qualifier.
  • You will be limited to only one coat per order. If you would like to order more than one jacket, place a second order. We will combine orders that are shipping to the same destination
  • Please keep an eye on your inbox once you have placed an order - if we have any questions we might email you

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Questions you never asked but wanted to know about our Stone Peak Varsity Clothing*

*Well... we're assuming you wanted to know. And we're pretty proud of the program, so we're going to tell you regardless.

We've carried the Stone Peak Varsity hoods and tees since 1997, but they have never looked so good as they do today! Favorite schools like the University of Michigan, or relative newcomers to the program like the University of California, Berkeley are both super popular, and we are constantly looking to add new schools to our lineup!

Where else can I get these?

The super-soft Stone Peak hoodies are built right here in Canada,  exclusively for Camp Connection. If you want any of the Stone Peak Clothing or Supplies, you'll need to drop into the store, or order on-line!

Why don't you carry MY School?

Licensing. We hold distribution licenses for all of these Universities and Colleges and sometimes getting a particular school on board simply isn't possible. It might also be that we have not been in contact with your school. Send us an email and tell us which one you'd like to see us add next!

Why are some schools not available to ship into the United States?

Licensing. Again.  Some of our distribution rights exclude us from selling into the U.S. Sorry.

Are all of the schools you carry in-store available on-line?

Almost.  There are a couple prints that we just have not gotten to yet - whenever we add a new school or update the program it takes us some time to get them posted. 

What else does Stone Peak make?

You'll be glad you asked!  We carry the Stone Peak flannel pants (These are the best! I am never far from mine!), boxers, watch caps, and the Camp Connection staple - the cotton work socks. (Woolies, to those in the know)

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Now Hiring!

We're looking for Staff!

Our sales associates are enthusiastic and ambitious people who enjoy working within a team.

We need people to provide exceptional client service while working towards achieving group sales goals. We value leadership skills and detail oriented people who can help maintain store standards. You will need to develop working relationships with customers, learn what their needs are and provide effective and creative ways to meet them.

These Part time and full time positions have flexible hours and are ideal for students who can be available both daytime and evening hours.

If this sounds like you, please email us at info @ - we hope to hear from you soon!