Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

MS Summer Camp


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Registration is now open for MS Summer Camp 2018!

Camp Dates: August 11-18 2018

Location: Easter Seals Camp Merrywood (near Ottawa, Ontario)

MS Summer Camp offers the opportunity for youth with MS (10-18 years old) to take part in a week-long adventure that not only boasts fun and adventure, but also allows participants to enjoy a break from the stresses associated with MS while allowing youth to share similar experiences and just be kids, in a supportive environment!

The camp is fully accessible and staffed with trained counselors. A wide variety of activities include archery, swimming, kayaking, campfires, overnight trips, hiking, arts and crafts, team sports, and much more. The camp (and travel) is free for Canadian campers!

To receive an application or for more information about MS camp, please contact the Easter Seals Recreation Co-ordinator via email at camp@easterseals.org or toll free at 1-800-668-6252 ext. 325.

For questions specific to the MS Society, please contact:

Juan Garrido
Coordinator, National Programs and Services
Toll free: 1-800-268-7582 ext. 3149
Local: 416-922-6065 ext. 3149
Email: Juan.Garrido@mssociety.ca

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the camp?

MS Summer Camp 2018 will be held at Easter Seals Camp Merrywood, a camp facility near Ottawa, Ontario which is fully accessible.

Who can attend camp?

Any child (10-18 years old) with a confirmed diagnosis of MS (diagnosis must be confirmed in writing by a neurologist).

What kinds of things can you do at the camp?

MS 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?

This year’s camp will be held from August 11-18, 2018.

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:

Juan Garrido
Coordinator, National Programs and Services
Toll free: 1-800-268-7582 ext. 3149
Local: 416-922-6065 ext. 3149
Email: Juan.Garrido@mssociety.ca

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