Serving the Calgary Ostomy Community

Ostomy Youth Camp

Ostomy Youth Camp 2021
Cancelled Due to Covid-19

It is with regret that we write to inform you that the Ostomy Canada Youth Camp will not be held this July at Easter Seals Camp Horizon.
As a result of the continuing rise in cases of COVID-19, the main reason for the cancellation is the health and safety of campers and volunteers. There continues to be great uncertainty as to when restrictions will be lifted and allow our daily lives to resume under some framework of normalcy. Therefore, it is in the best interests of everyone involved that the Ostomy Canada Youth Camp be once again cancelled.
You can be assured that there will be other opportunities for your children to attend Ostomy
Canada Youth Camp in the coming years. Although no final decision has been made, we are
looking at what virtual options may exist for our campers in July 2021. We will keep you
advised if and when plans begin to unfold for virtual camp programming. It is important that
we have your correct address and e-mail address to ensure that we are able to contact you
with further details.
We hope that you and your families remain healthy and keep safe.

With best regards,

Lisa Gausman, Ostomy Canada Youth Camp Administrator

A unique and exciting opportunity for young people,
between the ages of 9 and 18, with an ostomy or related special needs

Mission Statement

“Once they witness the magic, your kids are forever changed!”

To provide an opportunity for young people aged 9-18 with consideration to emotional growth and maturity, who have ostomies or other special related needs (intermittent catheterization; urinary or bowel incontinence; internal pouch; Crohn’s disease, cecostomy tube or Ulcerative Colitis), to attend camp and participate in camp activities under professional supervision.
– Provide formal/informal education on: anatomy and physiology, self esteem and coping, sexuality – Encourage independence and self confidence with personal care and camp activities – Provide individual mentorship on stoma care and ostomy related needs (physical and or psychosocial).

Camp Basics

Are you interested in sending your child to camp? 

WHO

Children between the ages 9 – 18 who have had or who will have bowel or bladder diversionary surgery (such as an ostomy) or who have related special needs (i.e. self catheterization, bowel and bladder incontinence), due to birth defects, trauma or disease (e.g. Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cancer, Spina Bifida).

WHEN

Ostomy Youth Camp for 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19!

Visit Ostomy Canada’s website for more information!
COST

For 2020, the cost is $650.00. Room and board is included in the fee, but transportation to and from camp is not.
Contact Ostomy Canada for information about current registration fees and for information about financial assistance.
No child is ever denied the opportunity to attend camp because of financial need. Your local ostomy chapter can also sponsor a child to attend camp.

WHERE

Easter Seals Camp Horizon
Hwy 66 10 KM Southwest of Bragg Creek, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0

It’s Really All About…

Activities! 

– Formal/informal education sessions
– Swimming
– Rafting
– Camp out
– Arts and crafts
– Outdoor recreation
– Dance
– Rap sessions

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