Off-Season Teen Camps

Teen March Break Camp & Teen Winter Retreat are two great ways for our teen campers to connect over the off-season.  These events are open to campers between the ages of 13 and 18.  After several summers at camp, most of the teen campers get to know their peers from “their camp”.  Our teen off-season events are open to campers from all of our various summer camps. This intermingling of campers from different camps provides older campers with a different perspective on themselves and on others.  Below are some examples of how campers can benefit from our off-season events:

  • Creating connections with other campers and making new friends
  • Staying at camp with an older group of peers and more time to socialize amongst themselves
  • Learning about other camps and different chronic illness & conditions that our campers are living with
  • Challenging themselves by trying new activities that are designed for campers to recognize their leadership potential
  • Learning to take ownership and diligence of administering their own medications
  • Participating in all the usual camp programs like Visual Arts, Outdoor Rec, Campfires etc.

In order to have a beneficial camp experience, and expand on their independence and leadership skills at these off-season programs, teens should, for the most part, be able to manage their own medical care, with support and reminders from our on-site medical team. Should you have any questions or concerns about this for your camper, please get in touch!

Costs for these programs will now follow the same pay-what-you-can structure as our summer programs do. Suggested payment amounts are available on Camp Brain during the registration process, but as always, no one will be turned away from our programs for financial reasons.

If you have any questions about our off-season teen programs you can contact:

Tiffany MacInnis
Summer Director
902-681-8100 ext 224


School’s out for March Break! What a better way to spend it than with your camp friends at Brigadoon? This year it will be running from March 20th – 24th, 2019!

This program is open to our older campers (13+,) who are interested in developing their leadership skills. Priority will be given to our older campers, and all applicants should be prepared to and interested in participating in skill development sessions. This 4-day retreat will focus on helping our campers to develop leadership skills which will help them to have a positive impact in their communities, at school, and in extra-curricular activities. We will focus on skills like communication, having a positive impact, teamwork, and collaboration, etc.

Campers will be able to return to this program multiple times and focus on different skills each time. While this is undoubtedly a fun social retreat, campers should only apply if they are serious about developing their leadership skills.

Click below to register. Registration will close on March 1st.

This year, instead of hosting our usual New Years’ Eve Retreat for our Teen Campers, we will be running a Winter Teen Retreat over the weekend of January 18th – 20th. We loved ringing in the New Year with our fantastic teens, but that time of year has become too difficult logistically to offer the best retreat program possible.

This new Winter Teen Retreat will still be open to all of our campers 13+ across all of our camp programs. This weekend will give campers an opportunity to meet campers with varied diagnoses, participate in some winter programming, as well as some of the core programs they’ve been able to enjoy during the summer season. This weekend is a social retreat and not necessarily focused on developing leadership skills.

Click below to register. Registration will close on January 2nd.