The Therapeutic Benefits of Camp That Last a Lifetime
Children who attend Brigadoon’s programs have faced profound challenges for most of their young lives. Some meet exhaustive operations, regular medical care, prolonged hospital stays, and restrictions to lifestyle and diet, all of which can isolate a child within their peer group, family, & community.
Our program is structured so that children with the same illness or life challenge attend a camp specifically designed for those with their needs. While at Brigadoon, our campers learn more about their condition, share experiences and create special friendships with other children going through the same challenges. By providing this environment, the kids who attend Brigadoon no longer feel different or alone because of their diagnosis. Many are meeting others who are just like them for the first time. Sharing and bonding with another child with the same life challenge are therapeutic.
We offer extraordinary children a chance to be ordinary.
The Impact On the Community
Brigadoon’s purpose is beyond simply providing fun and exciting experiences for our campers but transforming the lives of the children attending our programs. We show our campers that they are not alone, have limitless potential, and can achieve more than they ever thought possible.
Our unique camp programs impact and enrich the lives of our campers by creating a sense of community within their lives and empowering them to be the best possible version of themselves. The transformational effect of attending camp allows them to meet their challenges head-on, overcome them, and become thriving & giving members of our communities.
Rather than feeling isolated and afraid because of their life circumstances, our campers triumph over their situation and look to inspire others.
Our Camp Programs Are 100% Community-Funded.
A lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes to ensure our medically-supported camps are safe & fun for all campers. We’re proud to be able to offer a state-of-the-art camp experience to children and youth living with health conditions and other life challenges.
One week of summer camp at Brigadoon costs $1,750 and includes costs to cover medical staff, programmers & counsellors, medical equipment, nutritious meals, accommodation for both campers and staff, as well as programming material for all of the fun activities our campers take part in.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and partners, we’re proud to offer a unique fee structure called, Pay What You Can. When a camper is registered to attend one of our programs, the family chooses what to pay for their stay.
85% of our campers require financial support to attend our programs. The average parent contribution made to Brigadoon is $400.
The funds raised through corporate, individual, and community support help ensure that no child in Atlantic Canada will be turned away due to their financial situation.