Eastern Camp

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is excited to work with Brigadoon Village to host an overnight camp for children and teens (ages 9-17) living in Eastern Canada (ON, QC).

Nestled in the heart of the Annapolis Valley on the shores of beautiful Aylesford Lake, Nova Scotia, Brigadoon Village, the host site for Eastern Canada, is one of only a handful of recreational facilities in Canada dedicated to the pediatric and youth chronic illness community. Since 2011, Brigadoon has been providing a camp experience to youth from Atlantic Canada living with Crohn’s or colitis and in 2014, for the first time ever, a group of youth from Ontario and Quebec joined their Atlantic Canadian peers at Brigadoon.

For residents of Ontario and Quebec, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will cover the return flight and airport transfer costs for 20 campers. Camp fees will follow Brigadoon’s ‘pay what you can’ fee structure. For resident of Atlantic Canada, families are encouraged to contact Brigadoon Village directly. 

Camp Got2Go in Eastern Canada will take place Sunday August 11th - Friday August 16th, 2019
 

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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