Champs Camp

About CHAMPS Camp

 

The Children’s Healthy-Heart Activity Monitoring Program in Saskatchewan – or CHAMPS Camp is a program for children between the ages of 7 and 17 years with congenital or acquired heart disease. 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.

Interested in seeing what CHAMPS Camp is all about? 

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

“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!!

2021 Summer Camp will be held virtually via Zoom – July 19-23, 2021.

Registration is closed. Thank you to all who attended camp this year!

Fall/Winter Camp

Offered September – December & January – April, biweekly on Saturdays. 

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

NO camp fees!!

Fall 2021 Camps: October 30, November 13, November 27, December 11 (1-3pm)

Registration for Fall/Winter camp will open October 6, 2021.

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: saskchampscamp@gmail.com 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!

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