Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

MS Camp

MS Family Camp Update: After a great deal of consideration, the MS Society has decided to cancel MS Family Camp for 2017 and we have personally notified those who expressed interest. With a limited number of enrolled families, we felt we would be not able to offer the ideal camp experience. We sincerely apologize to those who had been interested in attending.

We will be evaluating the format of our camp program to ensure that we can continue to deliver a program that meets the needs of our campers. We know that camp is an amazing experience for kids with MS and it is our full intention to offer camp next summer. Please visit this page later in the Fall of 2017 for an update on our camp program for 2018.

For more information about MS Camp, please contact:

Juan Garrido
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 Camp is typically held at Easter Seals Camp Merrywood, a camp facility near Ottawa, Ontario which is fully accessible.

Who can attend?

Any child (18 and under) 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?

Please visit this page later in the Fall of 2017 for an update on our camp program for 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
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.