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Camp All In This Together

Are you ready for a memorable summer?

 
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July 06, 2020


TBD

The Arthritis Society continues to closely monitor provincial health guidelines for summer camps and looks forward to being able to provide an update on our 2021 camp as soon as possible.

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.

Camp Kindle - 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)
  • New - Two challenging Escape Rooms
  • New - Teen Leadership Program for 16-17 years old

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

How Does It Work?

We understand the financial strain that Childhood Arthritis can have on a family, which is why we offer support. This year the registration fee for one child is $500. In addition, a limited number of $500 travel grants are available to help families travel to camp.

The cost to send one child to camp is $1,100 and the remaining $600 is sponsored by Arthritis Society and our donors. If you are in a position to do so, you are invited to consider paying the partial or full cost of $1,100 per child, allowing us to open more spots for families who cannot afford the base fee. All children will have the same camp experience no matter the amount that their family contributes. We’ve also added an option this year for families who are able to gift the registration fee for another family, your choice of either $500 or the full $1,100. We are continually seeking company and foundation sponsorship for this camp with a view to one day offering the experience at no charge to all participating families.

The Arthritis Society provides transportation to and from Camp Kindle from three cities: Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer.

If there are any changes to your financial situation after registering, please contact the Arthritis Society Camp Coordinator at info@ab.arthritis.ca, call toll free 1-800-321-1433. Any balance owing must be paid for by May 31, 2020 to complete Camper Registration.

The Arthritis Society offers grants of up to $500.00 to help families travel to camp. If you need additional support to travel to one of the bus pick up points, please click HERE for more information and how to apply.

No camper will be turned away due to his or her financial situation. We encourage families to look into personal fundraising options for their child’s stay at camp.

Required Forms

These are MANDATORY FORMS for your camper to attend camp. Please complete and upload to your Campbrain Account by May 31, 2020. Any forms or payment not received by this date and your camper may lose their spot or be placed on our waitlist.

Please contact the Arthritis Society Camp Coordinator if you have any questions at 1-800-321-1433 or info@ab.arthritis.ca for further assistance.

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