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Camp All In This Together

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July 10, 2023


Camp Kindle, Water Valley

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Registration Update: We look forward to welcoming our campers back to camp this summer! We continue to closely monitor provincial health guidelines for summer camps and will make adjustments to our plans based on government recommendations, always keeping the safety of our camps as our top priority. Registration for our Alberta camp will open February 1, 2023.

Please note:

  • This year, we will be prioritizing campers who have never had the opportunity to attend camp
  • Everyone onsite, including our campers, will be required to be fully vaccinated (two doses) against COVID-19

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Hosted at Camp Kindle in the picturesque Rocky Mountain Foothills, just outside of Water Valley, Camp All In This Together welcomes youth ages 8-17 diagnosed with arthritis from Alberta (and in some cases BC and Saskatchewan) to experience a week of a perfect camping experience despite medical problems or physical limitations.  

Along with the many fun activities campers enjoy, they will meet and share the experience with other children living with childhood arthritis. The medical and trained camp staff are sensitive to the children’s special needs, and young adults with arthritis serve as mentor group leaders.

Camper Information

Camp Kindle

Highlights

  • Brand new state-of-the-art facilities including new lodge, dorms, pool, and a hot tub
  • Accredited by the Alberta Camping Association (ACA)

What We Pack into Each Day

Your child will be staying for five days and four nights in dorm rooms with trained counselors and kids around their same age. Each day they will participate in activities that usually include a water activity, an indoor activity, or a fun physical activity. In the evening, kids enjoy more activities or events such as campfire songs, stories, and a camp dance.

All Camp Kindle programs follow the “Challenge by Choice” philosophy, which allows participants to define success individually, giving them the opportunity to choose the level at which they challenge themselves.

Food

Camp Kindle is committed to catering to the unique needs of every group with an emphasis on the Canada Food Guide. The chef will create healthy, tasty meals and can provide special medical or faith-based menus upon request.

Medical Services

The ReKindle Clinic is ideal for groups of children who require additional medical care or support. There are two private rooms with en suite bathrooms in the clinic for assessment, quarantine, or as a quiet place for a camper to rest. Before any specialized group arrives at the camp, the staff is briefed on medical issues that may arise. We want the entire camp experience to be amazing – and the ReKindle Clinic offers peace of mind to campers and their families.

Location

Camp Kindle
Box 280, 29479 Range Road 6.1 A
Water Valley, AB T0M 2E

Costs

Living with childhood arthritis can put enough of a strain on a family’s time, energy and financial resources. Our intention is for camp to be free for all campers across the country and our fundraising team is working tirelessly to achieve this goal. At this point, we are very hopeful that we will achieve our goal, with nothing to indicate otherwise. In the event that we are unable to raise the required funds to cover the cost of our camps, there may be no other option except to implement a registration fee. We will make every effort to notify families as soon as possible in the event a registration fee will need to be implemented. If you are interested in joining our fundraising efforts and supporting Arthritis Society Canada Camps, you can create a personalized Move Your Way fundraiser page under our Camp 2023 Team: https://arthritis.ca/myw/camp2023

FAQs
Volunteer

The heart of the camp – that’s the best way to describe our wonderful volunteers. Every year, Arthritis Society Canada recruits, screens and trains volunteers from all over Canada to create a magical week for our campers. Volunteer roles include: 1) Camp Counsellor 2) Medical Team Member 3) Bus Registrant. Parents/Guardians are not eligible to volunteer onsite Camp. 

Arthritis Society Canada aims to create a safe and healthy experience for each camper and volunteer. We have designed mandatory training to ensure all volunteers feel comfortable in their positions at camp. This includes training from rheumatologists, social workers and occupational therapists on what it is like to live with childhood arthritis. Many of our volunteers live with arthritis and other rheumaic conditions and create endless opportunities for campers to learn and relate to others living with arthritis.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of our many camp positions, please submit a volunteer application form between February 15 to March 24, 2023! Upon application submission, we will reach out to you with regards to next steps (e.g., Zoom interview, etc.). Please direct any questions to camp@arthritis.ca.

For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please email camp@arthritis.ca or call toll free at 1-800-321-1433.

Thank you to our sponsors

Sponsors: Jumpstart Charities