Summer Camps

Camps

COVID-19 UPDATE

Join us online this summer at Camp Sunrise, our new virtual camp experience that connects youth living with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases from coast-to-coast. We are looking forward to welcoming new campers and connecting with previous campers as part of this new initiative. Visit our Camp Sunrise page to learn more and register.

Learn More about Camp Sunrise

We look forward to offering our in-person camps again when it is safe to do so.

For thousands of Canadian children, summer camp is an opportunity to make friends, have fun outdoors, and develop wonderful memories. Unfortunately, children with arthritis are often unable to attend more traditional camps, which do not have the facilities, specialized health care staff, or the modified activities to accommodate their abilities. 

Camping together with a common condition means that children feel understood and accepted. It allows them to be defined not by their disease, but by who they are. In addition to barrier-free, traditional camp activities, Arthritis Society camps provide important tools and resources related to positive self-esteem and effective disease management, facilitated by experienced counselors. On-site medical staff ensure that campers’ health needs are met.  This page provides further information about our camps located across the country.