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Saskatchewan Children's Camp

Get to Know Us!

Saskatchewan Children’s Camp was founded in 1956 and has provided countless summer memories for children with type 1 diabetes in Saskatchewan every summer since. Saskatchewan Children’s Camp is now partnered with Quest Camp at Christopher Lake.

Where are we?

SASKATCHEWAN CHILDREN’S CAMP is proud to be located on the beautiful shores of Christopher Lake,SK in the heart of the prairies.

Our Campers

Saskatchewan Children’s Camp accommodates 65 campers each session, ages seven to 15.

At drop-off and pick-up of Saskatchewan Children’s Camp, you will have the opportunity to meet your camper’s counselors, medical team and other members of the staff team. This ensures that you will fully understand your camper’s experience before you leave them with us for the week.

 

Our Staff

Counsellors & Instructors

In partnership with Quest, the D-Camps team recruits, screens and trains a team of staff. The staff team all have standard first aid/CPR and attend a week-long training with a focus on camper care, medical processes and procedures for managing type 1 diabetes.
 
Many of our staff team live with type 1 diabetes and are living in the cabin group with your camper. Because we provide 24-hour supervision, this creates endless opportunities for your camper to learn from and relate to a young adult role model living with type 1 diabetes.
 
We are proud of our staff team at Saskatchewan Children’s Camp and they look forward to meeting you and your camper!

Health-Care Team

Led by Dr. Munier Nour from Royal University Hospital, our medical staff team (“Med Team”) is a dedicated, committed group of health-care professionals who understand how important the camp experience is for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes.

The Med Team consists of 15 health-care professionals made up of a pediatric endocrinologist, residents, nurses and dietitians from a variety of backgrounds. Many of them work in diabetes management in Saskatchewan.

The Med Team is always on hand for your camper and acts as a great resource, whether your child is newly diagnosed or approaching adulthood. They are a crucial element of the Saskatchewan Children’s Camp experience.

Our Activities
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Land Based Challenges

There is always something happening on land at Saskatchewan Children’s Camp! At any time, you might find campers enjoying the climbing wall, various sports, or laser tag!

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Swimming & Waterfront

Campers will have the opportunity to experience many activities on Christopher Lake at Saskatchewan Children’s Camp! Activities include: tubing, waterskiing, canoeing, swimming, water trampoline and beach exploring! All activities that take place in the water are led by trained staff and supervised by lifeguards.

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Creative Arts

Campers can spend time focusing on arts-based programs like drama games, arts and crafts, and talent shows. This is where your camper’s creativity gets to shine.

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Evening Programs

Every night at Saskatchewan Children’s Camp, the whole camp community comes together to take part in activities like Capture the Flag, skit nights and talent shows. Twice a week, everyone at camp will gather around a campfire where we sing songs, see skits and reflect on our time at camp. These campfires are a highlight of the camp experience for many. Make sure to ask your camper about their favourite song. You might even get to hear it on the trip home!

Saskatchewan Children's Camp 2017 Dates and Rates

We understand that every family’s budget is different. We have developed a three-tiered pricing program to help cover costs for those who need financial support. Regardless of the amount paid your child’s experience at camp will not change.

Even at tier one, roughly half of the costs of camp are subsidized by Diabetes Canada. Please choose the tier that represents what your family can afford for a D-Camps experience. We truly appreciate your support in helping us continue to provide memorable camping experiences to children with type 1 diabetes across Canada.

If tier three will be a challenge for you and your family to afford please fill out the ‘Financial Assistance Form’ sent to you through the registration process. If you have decide to pay tier one, two or three please note you do not need to fill out the ‘Financial Assistance Form’

New for 2017 – My Campfire Fund!   Are you interested in fundraising to supplement your camp fees, and support D-Camps at the same time?  If so, we encourage you to sign up to take part in the My Campfire Fund fundraising initiative.  To sign up, click on the “Register Now” button, and select My Campfire Fund instead of choosing one of the tiered pricing options.

Session 1

Saturday, August 12 - Thursday, August 17, 2017
 

Tier 1: $800
Tier 2: $600
Tier 3: $400