Camp Kindle Expansion & Accessibility Project

Christine’s Conservatory

Your gift will help build a percussion playground at Camp Kindle

Christine’s Conservatory is part of an expansion and accessibility project at Camp Kindle. In 2024, Kids Cancer Care will embark on a construction project to enhance outdoor spaces at Camp Kindle while expanding indoor programming facilities and accommodating the growing need for responsive and flexible staff housing. 

One such enhancement is Christine’s Conservatory, a percussion playground that will sit on the banks of Kindle Pond. A dynamic and fully accessible outdoor space, the music garden will offer a creative outlet for future composers and musicians to explore the world of music and sound. Its unique bench seating, naturally integrated into the slope of the hillside, will offer vast views of the valley. The acoustic and kinetic space is a testament to Christine’s love of music, play therapy, and of course, Camp Kindle. The conservatory will add immeasurable joy and value to campers for generations to come. 

Christine’s Conservatory will honour the legacy of Christine McIver who established Alberta’s first children’s cancer camps in 1991, and officially established the Kids Cancer Care Camps of Alberta Society in 1994. It later became the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta—the organization we know and love today. Christine served for 30 years as the foundation’s first CEO.