Highlights of Ostomy Canada Youth Camp 2016

If you are interested in attending camp again this year, please contact the national office at 1-888-969-9698 or email at info1@ostomycanada.ca to reserve a spot and obtain application forms. Also contact your local ostomy chapter if you need sponsorship or contact the Camp Administrator for other options. Sponsorship criteria guidelines can be obtained from the national office.

BEFORE making any travel arrangements, please contact the Camp Administrator.

Camp dates are July 24 – 29, 2016. You will note that this is a Sunday to Friday camp.

Campers are not allowed on site before 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon. This still presents us with a challenge in arrival times. Therefore, we have set the arrival times for flights into Calgary between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. We are not able to accommodate any arrivals earlier than 9:00 am or after 3:00 pm. We know that cost is a big factor in booking flights for your campers, but we are not in a position to accept any campers before the allotted time.

When all campers, who are flying in, have arrived, transportation to camp has been arranged.

Those who are driving into Calgary from the local area or from another province, can meet the group at Camp Horizon AFTER 3:00 pm on Sunday evening.

Camp is officially over at 3:00 pm on Friday. Friday will be spent packing and getting ready for the return home.

Anyone booking flights for campers should book their return flight between 5:00 – 8:00 pm Friday. If departure is scheduled before 5:00 pm, please contact the Camp Administrator so that arrangements can be made.

Any campers who live in the greater Calgary area or surrounding provinces should be picked up NO LATER than 3:00 pm.

If any of these changes are problematic, please contact the Camp Administrator.

Camp fees have not increased this year. Registration is $620/camper plus transportation. This is ONLY half of what it costs Camp Horizon to feed and house a camper for the week. Costs go to operating costs of the new dorms, staffing and increase in food costs.

This year we will be sharing the camp, 45 campers each, with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. If you have a camper from last year and/or new ones, please reserve their spot early.

There are no revisions to the camp application form, these will be available by mid-March. Volunteer counsellor forms are available from the office. A yearly police security check must accompany volunteer application forms.

Deadline for camper applications is June 30, 2016.

Deadline for volunteer applications is June 30, 2016.

We are looking for ET nurses for the week to participate. Volunteer and ET nurse criteria is available from the office.

If you have any questions or concerns about the above information, please contact the Camp Administrator at pvc@shaw.ca.

 

Sincerely,

Pat Cimmeck, Administrator

Ostomy Canada Youth Camp

 

To read more about Ostomy Canada Youth Camp, see our website here.