Ostomy Youth Camp

Ostomy Canada Youth Camp 2022
Is A Go!

After a two-year hiatus, we are pleased to announce that the Ostomy Canada Youth Camp is officially a
‘GO’ for this year.
Please take note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic there are several very significant changes
to this year’s camp.
1. All camps will be running 5 days (Monday to Friday) to ensure that Easter Seals Camp Horizon
(ESCH) staff have adequate time on weekends to fully clean and sanitize the facility in between
camper groups.
2. To help mitigate some of the risks of COVID-19, camp will be operating at 75% capacity to help
reduce risk of transmission and better care for our campers, volunteers and staff in the event of a
positive case.
3. Campers, staff and volunteers will have to have a minimum of two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine
and will need to show clear proof of that documentation. If a camper has a medical exemption,
they will need to provide proof.
4. If a camper shows signs of COVID-19, an ESCH nurse in partnership with our NSWOC will
complete an overall assessment and test for COVID-19. If that test shows they are positive, they
will be placed in quarantine for the duration of their stay (end of camp week – July 8) and must
be picked up from camp by a parent/designated guardian no later than noon on July 8. This
includes campers who fly into Calgary.
*Please note that OCS will not pay for nor reimburse for flights if a parent needs to retrieve their child
from camp.

With best regards,

Lisa Gausman
Ostomy Canada Youth Camp Administrator

Learn More

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? 


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).


Monday, July 4 to Friday, July 8, 2022

Visit Ostomy Canada’s website for more information!

For 2022, 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.


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