“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” ~ Kay Redfield Jamison, Contemporary American professor of psychiatry

SunRise

Age 3-7

A perfect day-camp where kids can play, explore and discover!

SunRise is a day camp program held at recreational centres in Calgary and Edmonton. This unique experience for children aged three to seven includes field trips, arts and crafts and visits by clowns, naturalists, EMS workers and other exciting folk. SunRise gives kids a chance to connect with other kids their age, while experiencing loads of outdoor summer fun.

Please note, that this year there will not be a sleepover.

Session 1 Calgary: August 1 - 5, 2016
Session 2 Calgary: August 8 - 12, 2016
Session 3 Edmonton: August 15 - 19, 2016

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SunMaker

Age 7-17

Come explore the outdoors. Adventure and fun wait around every corner!

SunMaker offers young people age seven to 17, a one-week sleepover camp experience at Camp Kindle. SunMaker offers kids a chance to explore the outdoors and meet new friends. At camp, they find much-needed camaraderie along with healthy doses of outdoor fun, including hiking, rafting, wall climbing, swimming, archery, the high ropes and the giant swing.

Session 1 July 18 - 22, 2016
Session 2 August 8 - 12, 2016
Session 3 August 15 - 19, 2016

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SunSeeker

Age 14-17

Hiking, mountain biking, caving, canoeing. Just a few of the activities that await you!

SunSeeker is an outdoor leadership program that focuses on personal development. By experiencing the outdoors, youth learn a new set of skills and sense of adventure. The program focuses on developing both 'hard' skills such as packing for a hike or knot tying and 'soft' skills, such as communication with peers and patience. SunSeeker promotes physical fitness, mental well-being, environmental awareness, and personal growth in a supportive, exciting outdoor environment, where SunSeeker's campers stay in the SunSeeker Cabin for the duration of the program. They are supported by the SunSeeker coordinators and highly skilled volunteers. Onsite activities include meal preparation, fire building, shelter building, hiking, biking, environmental stewardship etc. Out-trip activities can include hiking, mountain biking, caving, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, etc.

Level 1
 
August 8 - 12, 2016 Introductory session for first-time SunSeekers or youth currently on or recently off treatment.
Level 2
 
August 15 - 26, 2016 Advanced session for youth who have completed the introductory SunSeeker program or who have personal outdoor adventure experience

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Leadership Development Program (LDP)

Age 16-17

This program prepares youth affected by cancer to become camp leaders and camp counsellors.

Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a leadership program that trains youth to become camp leaders and camp counsellors, while teaching valuable life skills such as preparedness, positive role modelling, time management and social skills. During the first week, participants go through a number of sessions intended to help them develop their skills and knowledge as camp leaders. During the second week, the LDPs are integrated in a camper team to get hands-on experience as leaders. The LDPs are supported by the LDP coordinators and the rest of the Camp Kindle program team.

  July 11 - 22, 2016
   

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SunHaven

Age 7-17

Uniquely designed for children who have a parent with cancer or who have lost a parent to cancer.

SunHaven is a five-day summer camp run by the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta. The camp is uniquely designed for children ages seven to 17, who have a parent with cancer. The programs and activities help foster friendships and self-confidence in a supportive, team-based environment. It’s a place where kids can set aside their worries for a week of fun and laughter with children in similar circumstances.

Session 1 July 11 - 15, 2016
Session 2 August 22 - 26, 2016

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