Serving the Calgary Ostomy Community

Ostomy Youth Camp

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? 


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).


Sunday , July 7 to Friday, July 12

Camp application deadline is May 15, 2019.

Volunteer application deadline is May 1, 2019.


For 2019, the cost is $620.00. 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.


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

It’s Really All About…


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


Support the Ostomy Youth Camp!

The Calgary Ostomy Society sponsors local Calgary and area children to attend camp every year.  We are now accepting online donations via PayPal. Your donations are greatly appreciated!