Experience the magic of camp at Brigadoon Village.

With our charitable partners, we offer the magic of camp to over 3,500 children & youth at the nearly 30 camp programs we host throughout the year.

Brigadoon (noun)

Brig·​a·​doon | \ ˌbri-gə-ˈdün : a place that is idyllic, unaffected by time, or remote from reality.

Brigadoon is the first facility of its kind in Atlantic Canada and is now the largest pediatric medical camp in Canada.

We believe that every child, regardless of the life challenges they face, should have the opportunity to experience the transformational and therapeutic effects of camp. That’s why we strive to develop condition-specific camps that not only meet the medical needs of our campers but are also the most fun you can pack into a week!

Read below to learn more about our camp philosophy, what to expect at camp & what types of camps we’re offering in 2022.

Our Camp Philosophy

Each camp offered at Brigadoon is designed so that children living with the same illness or life challenge attend a camp specifically tailored for those living with their needs.

While at Brigadoon, our campers share experiences and create special friendships with other children going through the same challenges. By providing this type of environment the kids who attend Brigadoon no longer feel different or alone because of their diagnosis. For many, they are meeting others who are just like them for the first time. The opportunity to share and bond with another child who shares the same life challenge is powerfully therapeutic.

We focus on building meaningful connections and sending our campers home stronger, more confident, and armed with new skills they can be proud of.

What To Expect At Camp

From the moment campers arrive at The Village, they become part of a welcoming, judgement-free, and fun-focused environment.

Campers bunk together in cabins with campers of similar ages with plenty of opportunities to get to know one another during group activities but also with lots of space to curl up with a book for some quiet time. A counsellor is assigned to each cabin group and is on-hand for all campers’ needs during their stay.

We love food at Brigadoon and foster healthy & happy relationships with food for campers. Meals are prepared for campers by our Executive Red Seal Chef and her team in a state-of-the-art kitchen; they’re not only delicious but also tailored to the nutritional needs of campers and their health conditions. We eat family-style in our dining hall and use each meal as an opportunity to bond, share, and laugh.

What Campers Will Do

There’s a lot of thought and intention that goes into every activity campers take part in throughout each day, but what they experience is having an incredible amount of fun! We aim for campers to develop in 5 ways during their stay with us: confidence, compassion, independence, resilience, and connection.

Each day offers a mix of planned activities and activities campers can choose to participate in. Activities such as cooking & baking, super messy crafts, outdoor adventures, archery, drama, and of course swimming and boating are part of a camper’s everyday experience.

Activities are punctuated by lots of meals and snacks, and we end each day telling stories and singing together at the heart of camp – campfire.

It Takes a Village

Our powerhouse team of professionals has your child’s best interest at the heart of everything they do.

Our counsellors are highly trained in your camper’s health condition or life challenge, child safety, program facilitation and outdoor education. Certified lifeguards are with campers at all times during water activities.

Our fully-licenced medical team manages our on-site Medical Center at camp to dispense medication and provide treatment. Campers know they can visit our medical team for care (or comfort) at any time.

Our kitchen team is led by our Executive Red Seal Chef who works with a clinical dietician to ensure each meal meets the needs of not only our condition-specific camps but each individual camper.

We appreciate you trusting us to care for your child during their stay with us, and we take great pride in hiring the best people to do so.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can I contact for more information?

  • How can I apply for camp?

    Our initial application deadline passed on May 1st, 2022.

    But, we’ll continue to accept camper applications for a few more weeks as we confirm applications. Depending on camp session availability, we will add incoming camper applications to a waitlist and get in touch with you to let you know whether or not we have a spot available for your camper. Click here to apply!

  • How much does it cost to apply for camp?

    Applying for camp is free! We’ll only contact you for payment information once your application has been reviewed and approved.

    Click here to read more about our fee structure.

  • How much does it cost to attend camp?

    Click here to read more about our fee structure.

  • How is COVID going to affect camp this year?

    What we do know at this time is listed below & we’ll continue to update this response as we receive more information:

    We’re optimistic that we will be able to offer 9 weeks of reduced-capacity summer camp programming this summer, as well as reduced-capacity programs through the 2022-23 school year.

    Click here to read about our camp guidelines for masks and vaccines this summer.

  • I applied for camp, but haven't yet received an email confirming my spot.

    The camp application window is February 1-May 1, and soon after May 1, we’ll begin application confirmations based on provincial public health guidelines at that time.

    Once we’ve vetted all applications, we’ll reach out to families with more detail & to collect payment from those who have a confirmed spot at camp.

  • Am I able to apply for my camper to attend more than one camp session?

    Yes, you can! When you apply, you’ll be asked which camp is your first choice and which is your second. We’ll process your application for your first choice and place your camper’s name on a waitlist for the second.

    Once all first-choice applications have been processed, we’ll reach out to you to let you know if there is also space for your child to attend your second choice.

    Because space will likely be limited in 2022 due to public health guidelines, we’ll prioritize getting as many campers as possible into one session before confirming second sessions.

  • Are out-of-province campers able to attend camp this year?

    Yes, we will be accepting out-of-province applications this year! The camp application window is February 1-May 1, and soon after May 1, we’ll begin application confirmations based on provincial public health guidelines at that time.

  • Are vaccinations mandatory at camp this year?

    As an organization serving immunocompromised and medically vulnerable children and out of care for our greater community, we require that all campers and staff are fully vaccinated. Valid medical exemptions will be accepted.

    Please contact camp@brigadoonvillage.org if you have questions or concerns about this policy.

  • Are masks mandatory at camp this year?

    While masks are certainly encouraged, they will not be mandatory after check-in.

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