Ontario Camp Got2Go

PLEASE NOTE: Our 2022 camp season has ended. Our website will be updated early next year for the 2023 camp season. 

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is excited to host a weeklong overnight camp in Ontario from August 13-17, 2022 for children and teens (ages 9-17) living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative (QC,ON) at Camp Wahanowin. The deadline has been extended to July 24, 2022 (11:59 PM ET).

Camp Wahanowin is located in Simcoe County on St. John Lake, near Orillia, Ontario. It is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Ojibwe, Odawa and the Pottawatomi nations.

Since 1955, Camp Wahanowin has provided a traditional summer camp program and experience. One that emphasizes team-building and cooperation, and teaches independence and leadership. They offer a safe, friendly atmosphere for children and teens to develop physical and emotional skills, and create lasting friendships, so that they leave feeling confident, inspired and empowered.

While Camp Wahanowin values tradition, they have recently upgraded their facilities to offer campers a safe, comfortable summer home with brand new and renovated cabins, a new theatre, fully redeveloped waterfront and beach, a multicourt basketball facility, and trailblazing activities (the only camp in Canada to offer Trapeze, bungee trampolines, and parasailing). Other activities include arts and crafts, pottery, sports, archery, dance, zipline/rock climbing wall, fishing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubing, sailing, paddle-boarding, and more!

For residents of Ontario and Quebec, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will arrange travel and cover the transportation costs for youth that cannot be driven to the camp site by their parent or guardian. Camp fees will follow the ‘pay what you can’ fee structure, and Crohn's and Colitis Canada will provide a subsidy to cover the remaining costs.

PLEASE NOTE: As we prepare for this season, we continue to observe the COVID-19 pandemic and the developments of provincial health guidelines. We are working closely with the Crohn's and Colitis COVID-19 and IBD Task Force and partner sites, to ensure the health and safety of our campers. Camp programs are subject to change if COVID-19 safety measures cannot be maintained at the partner site.

To learn more about Camp Wahanowin click here.

To apply for CampGot2Go click here. Limited spots are available.

If you have questions or require support, please contact info@campgot2go.ca.

  • 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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