kidscampParents who have been diagnosed with cancer often struggle with balancing their family life with cancer treatment and its difficult side-effects. So many of our clients face these challenges daily, which is why we have chosen to support the unique Kids Cancer program: Camp SunHaven.

SunHaven is a five-day summer camp run by the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta (KCCFA). The camp is uniquely designed for children ages seven to 17 who have a parent with cancer. The programs and activities help foster friendships and self-confidence in a supportive, team-based environment. It’s a place where kids can set aside their worries for a week of fun and laughter with children in similar circumstances.

Where is SunHaven?

SunHaven takes place at KCCFA’s Camp Kindle, which is situated on 160 acres of rolling pasture in the Rocky Mountain Forest Reserve. The camp is just outside the town of Water Valley, 83 kilometres northwest of Calgary and 280 kilometres south of Edmonton.

Who will look after my child at camp?

The Kids Cancer Care Foundation has a 20-year history of providing memorable camp experiences for Alberta children affected by cancer. Our camp counsellors are professionally trained and fully experienced. A fulltime registered nurse is on hand 24/7 to ensure the health and safety of campers and our low camper-to-staff ratio makes for a positive experience for all.

What will my child do at camp?

Your child will take part in a range of age-appropriate activities, from arts and crafts to hiking, archery, swimming, campfire sing songs, orienteering, high ropes course, wetland studies, survival skills and animal games.

How old should my child be?

Your child must be between the ages of seven and 17.

How much does it cost?

SunHaven is free for Alberta children who have a parent with cancer. Camp includes all meals, accommodation, transportation (to and from pickup points in Calgary), supervision and programs.

What are the dates?

Aug 5 - Aug 9, 2013

Where can I find more information on SunHaven?

Please call our camp administrator Mary Phillipo at 403.984.1227 or email her. Mary will be happy to help you.

How do I register my child?

Simply complete the SunHaven family registration online here and download the medical forms here.

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