Champs Camp

About CHAMPS Camp


The Children’s Healthy-Heart Activity Monitoring Program in Saskatchewan (CHAMPS) is a program primarily for children between the ages of 7 and 17 years with congenital or acquired heart disease. We have more recently developed additional programs to include children 4-6 years and youth 17-20 years.

There are three pillars for our programming:

Physical activity promotion and participation

Heart health and heart health behavior promotion

Psychological well-being. 

Since 2015, CHAMPS camp has provided unique resources for heart families unlike any other offered in Canada. CHAMPS gives campers and their families a chance to meet others who experience similar challenges and fears – fostering lifelong friendships and support networks. Due to past individual health circumstances, campers may have been unable or discouraged to play sports or engage in physically demanding activities. The camp provides an environment where they can try new things, and gain confidence in their abilities. Campers and heart families also have access to clinical health psychology sessions, that focus on topics such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

“At the first summer camp one of the heart children said to me that ‘I have never met another heart kid, I thought I was the only one.’ “That took my breath away and made me tear up. It showed the impact of just meeting another heart child had and that they didn’t have to feel they were the only ones anymore.”

– Lynne Telfer, Registered Nurse & Patient Advocate
Mending Little Hearts Team

Summer Day Camp

Annual week-long day camp in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan.

Accommodations & lunches are provided for campers throughout the week thanks to the generous donations of our sponsors.

NO camp fees!!

2024 Camp: July 15-19

Registration now OPEN! Click the link below to register.

Fall/Winter Camp

Offered in Fall (September – December) & Winter (January – April)

Programming is located in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan and in Regina at the Northwest YMCA.

NO camp fees!!

Winter 2024 dates:

  • Saskatoon – January 28, February 11, March 3, March 24, April 14

Registration for Winter camp is OPEN! Click the link below to register.

Extension Programs

Junior CHAMPS (4-6 years)

Summer and Fall/Winter programs offered for our littlest heart heroes.

Winter Programming: 

  • Saskatoon – January 28, February 11, March 3, March 24, April 14

Please email for more information.

CHAMPS Youth (14-20 years)

Helping our teens and young adults stay connected and build relationships.

Informal activities, leadership, giving back to the community & more!

Upcoming Events (Saskatoon): 

  • Saturday February 3 4-5pm – Clip n Climb
  • Saturday April 20 4-5:30pm – Escape Room
  • Friday May 24 7-8pm – Mini Golf

To register, please email

CHAMPS Camp Calgary

We are so excited to partner with Heart Beats Children’s Society of Calgary to bring CHAMPS Camp to heart families in Calgary, Alberta!

2024 Program Dates (all held at Colonel Macleod School off Deerfoot & 16 Ave in Calgary):

    • January 21
    • February 4
    • February 25
    • March 10

Please contact Dana ( for more information. Register for CHAMPS Calgary HERE.

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Interested in seeing what CHAMPS Camp is all about? 

Click the links below to view our CHAMPS Virtual Camp youtube playlists.

How You Can Support CHAMPS Camp


There are various ways in which you can support CHAMPS camp. We are always looking for the following:

Financial support to help a child attend camp: $500-$1000

Financial support to fund summer camp for a year: $30,000

Financial support to fund fall or winter programming: $4000

(to fund both fall and winter programs $8000)

Please contact us at: for more information, and to inquire about other ways you can donate your time or money to help us continue to run a successful camp!


Sponsored By

western canadian children's heart network
todd's better snacks