Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

MS Family Camp

2017 MS Camp registration is now open!

We are pleased to announce that this year we will be expanding camp to include family members! MS Family Camp is a unique recreational camp experience for children (ages 0-18) living with MS and their family members. MS Family Camp will be held this year from August 25 – 31, 2017.

Camp will be held once again in Ontario at Easter Seals Camp Merrywood (near Ottawa). The camp is fully accessible and staffed with trained counselors. Designed with all family members in mind, MS Family Camp includes activities that suit every camper’s interest – from sports, arts and crafts, performing arts, water sports, campfires, and much more!

MS Family Camp offers an opportunity to relax, participate in a recreational camp experience while connecting with other families going through similar situation.

To receive an application package or for more information regarding MS Family Camp, please contact:

Jackie Mahoney, Easter Seals Camp Coordinator
1-800-668-6252 ext. 325

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the camp?

MS Family Camp is held at Easter Seals Camp Merrywood, a camp facility near Ottawa, Ontario which is fully accessible.

Who can attend?

Any family with a child (ages 0-18) with a confirmed diagnosis of MS (diagnosis must be confirmed in writing by a Neurologist)

Note: While the majority of costs will be covered, families are asked to make nominal contributions to offset some of the costs associated with attending camp.

What kinds of things can you do at the camp?

MS Family Camp includes choices that suit every camper’s interests – from sports, nature study, performing arts to more traditional recreational activities like canoeing and swimming.

When is camp?

August 25 - 31, 2017

What are the camp facilities like?

The camp is fully accessible. There are many different camp buildings and facilities.

Who is at camp to support the participants?

An Easter Seals Camp Director is on site as are counselors who lead camp activities with experience and lots of energy. Nurses from Paediatric MS Clinics are also on site to support medical needs of participants.

Who else will be there?

There are a small number of MS Society personnel on site, as well as peer support leaders who are successful young adults living with MS. This gives campers the opportunity to meet older peers who have followed their dreams despite their MS diagnosis.

Is there anyone who speaks French at the camp?

The camp takes place in a predominantly English-speaking environment and it is recommended that camp participants are comfortable speaking English.

I have more questions about camp and/or paediatric MS. Who can I ask?

For more information about the camp please contact:

Jackie Mahoney, Easter Seals Camp Coordinator
1-800-668-6252 ext. 325
Local: 416-421-8377 ext. 325

Find more information on our website about the Paediatric MS Clinic at the Hospital for Sick Children.