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Volunteer as an NSWOC at Ostomy Canada Youth Camp!

On behalf of Ostomy Canada Society, we are happy to share some important information about Ostomy Youth Camp this year. Ostomy Canada is looking for one more NSWOC volunteer to help with Ostomy Youth Camp this Saturday, July 1 – Friday, July 7, 2023.


WHAT IS OSTOMY CANADA’S YOUTH CAMP?

Each year Ostomy Canada Society staff and a team of professional and dedicated volunteers provide a welcoming and transformational experience for up to 40 children and youth to attend the Easter Seals Camp Horizon, Bragg Creek, Alberta (southwest of Calgary). Ostomy Youth Camp is designed to provide an opportunity for young people aged 9-18 who have ostomies or other special related needs (internal pouch, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, bladder exstrophy, cancer, cecostomy tube, Mitrofanoff or spina bifida), to attend camp and participate in camp activities under professional supervision. This five day fun-filled camp experience held in July at Easter Seals Camp Horizon near Bragg Creek, Alberta. Camp Horizon is a wonderful, all-accessible facility. In our week, volunteers and medical professionals who are mentors and experts in ostomy care oversee your children’s fun and well-being. Easter Seals Camp Horizon provides individuals with disabilities and medical conditions with life-changing outdoor camp experiences. Camp offers a unique opportunity for campers to build self-esteem and self-care. Activities challenge their mind and body, while creating lasting friendships and life long memories (see https://easterseals.ab.ca/camp-horizon/). The camper experience will include:

  • Providing formal/informal education on anatomy and physiology, self esteem, coping and sexuality

  • Encouraging independence and self confidence with personal care and camp activities

  • Providing individual mentorship on stoma care and ostomy related needs (physical and or psychosocial). Formal/informal education sessions, swimming, high rope course, giant swing, camp outs, arts & crafts, outdoor recreation, dance, rap sessions, archery and so much more….like fun, friendships and life long memories

NO CHILD IS EVER DENIED THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND CAMP DUE TO FINANCIAL LIMITATIONS.


 

How to Apply

Ostomy Canada Society Inc is very grateful for your consideration of volunteering to our Youth Camp. It is very important that if you are an NSWOC, or someone who wants to give their time at this year’s Youth camp, you complete the necessary application form below.


The NSWOC Application Form must be completed and submitted to the Ostomy Canada Camp Administrator by email at: lisa.gausman@ostomycanada.ca no later than March 15, 2023


If you have any questions please contact the Camp Administrator (Lisa Gausman lisa.gausman@ostomycanada.ca) at Ostomy Canada Society.


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