Kids Cancer Care & Camp KINDLE
“Camp Kindle gives us a sense of acceptance and a place where you don’t have to explain things. It’s a place to reconnect, grow and regain strength for whatever the future has to bring. It is a place to share encouragement and understanding to those who may be having a down moment or a difficult time. It is a place where tears can be shed and people understand, comfort and share, rather than turn away. It’s a place to be heard. A place to reminisce. Camp has so much to offer it’s hard to express it in words.” – Parent
Camp Kindle is a special place for many children and their families. It’s a place where we honour and learn from nature, from each other, from our stories and our experiences, our pain and our joy. We named it Camp Kindle because, for hundreds of Alberta children and families facing cancer, it would be a place where childhoods, interrupted by cancer, can be rekindled.
When you arrive at Camp Kindle, you immediately feel you belong because, at camp, we believe in the resilience of the human spirit, in the importance of friendship and trust, belonging and teamwork. It’s a place where we realize that what makes us unique makes us remarkable.
Kids Cancer Care camps are uniquely designed to help kids deal with the physical, social and psychological effects of cancer with outdoor fun and adventure in a safe, caring environment. Our staff and volunteers are fully qualified and trained to meet the unique needs of young people affected by cancer. They have the skills and the heart to make camp a memorable and fun experience.
Recognizing that a child’s cancer journey, affects the entire family, Kids Cancer Care camps are open to siblings, who often struggle with feelings of isolation and jealousy as parents shift much-needed attention to their sick child. And, don’t forget camp isn’t just for kids! We offer year-round family camps, so parents can get-in on the fun too. In 2010, we extended our reach and began offering its SunHaven camp program. SunHaven is Canada’s first camp program for children who have a parent with cancer.
All camps are located short distances from the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary and the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. And, our ReKindle Clinic is a fully equipped medical clinic with all the amenities of a big city clinic.