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Kids On The Move Camp

 

 
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June 29, 2019

Massawippi Camp
3161 Round Bay Rd
Ayer’s Cliff , QC
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Camp ArticulActionFor the 4500 young people in Quebec living with arthritis, pain, physiotherapy, constant medication and isolation caused by their disease represent a major part of their everyday life, including during summer holidays. In order to help these kids create positive and unforgettable summer memories, the Arthritis Society – Québec Division, in collaboration with its invaluable partners and the Montréal Children’s Hospital, offers them the chance to participate in the Kids on the Move Camp, run specifically for children living with rheumatic diseases.

The environment, activities, medical care and all other aspects of the camp are adapted to these kids’ specific needs. Everything is designed to allow them to live out the experience of the summer camp at its best - to flourish, to gain self-confidence and, finally, to share their experience with other children facing the same challenges.

What kids do at the camp

Each year, about 40 children ranging in age from 8 to 16 years old have the chance to live out a unique experience in a secure environment. They enjoy a full week of both physical and leisure activities adapted to their unique needs.

In addition to the open-air activities organized by the instructors at the camp (swimming, canoeing, major games, camp fires, etc.), the young people participate in many other activities such as mask-making, painting, music, cooking workshops, a treasure hunt, lipdub or photo sessions, and much more. The campers do not have a minute to be bored!

Check out more about the fun campers enjoy in this video:

Partners & Sponsors

Thanks to our generous partners

he Arthritis Society and the Montreal Children"s Hospital would like to express their thanks to our partners –Sainte-Justine Hospital, the Quebec University Hospital Center, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital and the Sherbrooke University Hospital Center - as well as to all our generous financial partners.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Fédération québécoise des massothérapeutes agrées

Fondation de la massothérapie - l'aide à mieux vivre

For more information on the Kids on the Move Camp, contact Karima Zéroual at [email protected] or 1 800.321.1433, ext 2424.