Eastern Camp

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will once again be flying in 20 youth (ages 9-17) from Ontario and Quebec to Brigadoon Village running from August 13th to August 18th, 2017.

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.

Camp fees will be based on a ‘pay what you can’ fee structure. 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.

The application deadline is May 1st, 2017. After the deadline, 20 campers will be randomly selected and all applicants will be notified by mid-May. For more information about the application process, including the forms and documents required to apply, please click here. 

 

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 150 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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