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
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.
Lunches are provided for campers throughout the week thanks to the generous donations of our sponsors.
NO camp fees!!
2023 Dates: July 10-14
Registration will open March 4, 2023.
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!!
2023: January 15, 29, February 12, March 5, 19, April 2
Registration is open! Fill out the form below to register.
Junior CHAMPS (4-6 years)
Summer and Fall/Winter programs offered for our littlest heart heroes.
Programming subject to change, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
- Saturday April 1, 2023 in Saskatoon (location TBA)
To register, please email email@example.com
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:
Send a heart hero to camp! Financial support to help a child attend week-long summer camp: $1000 (for a camper outside of Saskatoon), $700 (camper from Saskatoon and area)
Financial support to fund summer camp for a year: $18,000
Financial support to fund fall or winter programming: $2500 (to fund both fall and winter programs $5000)
Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!