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Youth Camp Mission Statement

“To provide an opportunity for young people aged 9-18 who have ostomies or other special related needs (internal pouch, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, bladder exstrophy, cancer, cecostomy tube, Mitrofanoff or spina bifida), to attend camp and participate in camp activities under professional supervision”.

YOUTH CAMP

Youth Camp

Each year (public health rules govern) Ostomy Canada Society staff and a team of professional and dedicated volunteers provide a welcoming and transformational experience for up to 50 children and youth to attend the Easter Seals Camp Horizon, Bragg Creek, Alberta (southwest of Calgary). For more information about the camp, please refer to the Camper Online Registration.
What is Ostomy Canada’s Youth camp?
A one- week camp fun filled experience typically held in July, hosted by Camp Horizon, Bragg Creek, Alberta. Camp Bragg is a world class location overseen by our friends and partners at Easter Seals, and yet staffed during this week by volunteers and medical professionals who are experts in ostomy care. The Camper experience will include:

  • Providing formal/informal education on anatomy and physiology, self esteem, coping and sexuality
  • Encouraging independence and self confidence with personal care and camp activities
  • Providing individual mentorship on stoma care and ostomy related needs (physical and or psychosocial).
  • Formal/informal education sessions, swimming, rafting, camp outs, arts & crafts, outdoor recreation, dance, rap sessions, archery and so much more….like fun, friendships and life long memories
To find out more about the camp, fees, travel and dates (predicated on Easter Seals decision), and for additional Camper information and applications forms please click on the button below. The button will take you to the Easter Seals “Camp Brain” – an online interactive tool which allows you to fill out the required information for Campers, volunteers and general information.

If you have any questions please contact our Camp Administrator (Lisa Gausman) at Ostomy Canada Society. (lisa.gausman@ostomycanada.ca).

The Camp will run 4 days in 2022 – July 4-8, 2022. Contact Ostomy Canada Society for information about registration fees and financial assistance.

No child is ever denied the opportunity to attend camp due to financial limitations.

Where is the Camp?
Camp Horizon, Bragg Creek Alberta (southwest of Calgary). For more information about the camp see Easter Seals website.
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The 2022 fees are estimated to be $650.00 camper which does not include flights. Please refer to “Parents Letter” above for more information.

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