Camp BELIEVE is an overnight summer camp for children and youth aged 10-18 who are impacted by a parent or guardian’s mental illness.
Mental illness does not discriminate. It impacts people of all ages, genders, races and economic backgrounds. Parents/guardians who struggle with mental health concerns may worry about the impact their illness has on their children. Camp BELIEVE is a place where kids can create meaningful connections with others who have similar family experiences, try a wide range of camp activities, and build valuable skills which will help them to be successful outside of camp, as well. All of this takes place during a week full of exceptional fun!
Campers will discuss their parent/guardian’s mental illness, learn about mental health, and develop healthy coping skills to take home with them. To benefit from this camp experience, campers should be willing and able to take part in these discussions and skill-development sessions.
This camp session will take place at the same time as Camp Kedooopse (bereavement).
Applications open: February, 1st, 2020
Deadline to apply: May 15th, 2020
Please note that your registration does not guarantee your child a spot. Brigadoon, in conjunction with its medical team, will review all applications and offer spots based on need and eligibility criteria.
The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia partners with Brigadoon to make Camp BELIEVE possible.
To learn more or to register for Camp BELIEVE, contact our Registrar, Sally Banks, at firstname.lastname@example.org.