We are honoured to partner with, and support, some incredible camp organizations that organize outstanding programs for children and youth.
Campers with each of our partner groups join us at Camp each Summer.
Camp Keaton (formerly Camp Erin Hamilton) is a bereavement camp for children and youth ages 7-17 grieving a significant death. Camp Keaton provides a traditional, fun and high-energy camp experience, combined with grief education and emotional support. The camp is staffed by bereavement counsellors and community volunteers professionally trained by child bereavement experts.
Since 2013, the Bob Hemp Hospice has offered a children’s bereavement camp because they know that children grieve differently, and often through play. They first partnered with the Moyer Foundation and their Camp Erin. The camp was named in memory of Erin Metcalf, a remarkable young woman who died of cancer at the age of 17 who often expressed concern for how children would cope after the death of a loved one.
Camp Keaton is named after Keaton Millar. Keaton was a vivacious and spunky 4 year old when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2007; Keaton passed away in 2010. Keaton’s nickname was “Key, and the symbol of the key has been incorporated into the new camp logo.
Learn more at kemphospice.org/camp-keaton
We are proud to have been the home of Camp Jumoke since 2003. Camp Jumoke is a volunteer driven, charitable organization that serves children from across Canada afflicted with sickle cell disease. Camp Jumoke was founded in 1994 by The Association for the Advancement of Blacks in Health Sciences. A dedicated Board of Directors oversees Jumoke’s operations.
Camp Jumoke is the only camp in Canada that serves the unique emotional and health-care needs of children with sickle cell disease. In addition to sending upwards of 40 children to Wenonah for two weeks each August, Camp Jumoke supports campers by arranging for health care staff (including doctors, nurses, and social workers) to live on site and look after afflicted children. Jumoke campers are fully integrated into the Camp Wenonah program.
Learn more at jumoke.org
Camp for children with chronic illnesses can be life changing. Camp Kivita, a camp for children living with solid organ transplants – heart, kidney, liver, lung and intestinal transplants, and those with end-stage organ failure, will start a new partnership with Wenonah in Summer 2013. Camp Kivita was founded based on a need for children with transplants and end stage organ disease to have the opportunity to meet other children who have had similar healthcare experiences and to be able to participate in a normal childhood camp experience that improves their sense of competency, independence, self-esteem, make new friends, learn new skills, and just have fun!
Since its initial summer in 2009, Kivita has consistently grown and evolved its program. Camp Kivita is organized by the Transplant Camp Advisory Committee and leadership team, and led by a group of volunteers passionate about ensuring that all children with transplants and organ failure have the opportunity to attend summer camp. Volunteer efforts allow children who are medically stable after transplant or those living with end stage organ disease the opportunity experience the magic of camp at no cost to their families.
Learn more at campkivita.ca