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Saskatchewan Children's Camp

Get to Know Us!

Saskatchewan Children’s Camp was founded in 1956 and has provided countless summer memories for children with type 1 diabetes in Saskatchewan every summer since. Saskatchewan Children’s Camp is now partnered with Quest Camp at Christopher Lake.

Where are we?

Saskatchewan Children's Camp is proud to be located on the beautiful shores of Christopher Lake,SK in the heart of the prairies.

Our Campers

Saskatchewan Children’s Camp accommodates 65 campers each session, ages 7 to 15.

At drop-off and pick-up of Saskatchewan Children’s Camp, you will have the opportunity to meet your camper’s counselors, medical team and other members of the staff team. This ensures that you will fully understand your camper’s experience before you leave them with us for the week.


Our Staff

Counsellors & Instructors

In partnership with Quest, the D-Camps team recruits, screens and trains a team of staff. The staff team all have standard first aid/CPR and attend a week-long training with a focus on camper care, medical processes and procedures for managing type 1 diabetes.
Many of our staff team live with type 1 diabetes and are living in the cabin group with your camper. Because we provide 24-hour supervision, this creates endless opportunities for your camper to learn from and relate to a young adult role model living with type 1 diabetes.
We are proud of our staff team at Saskatchewan Children’s Camp and they look forward to meeting you and your camper!

Health-Care Team

Led by Dr. Munier Nour from Royal University Hospital, our medical staff team (“Med Team”) is a dedicated, committed group of health-care professionals who understand how important the camp experience is for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes.

The Med Team consists of 15 health-care professionals made up of a pediatric endocrinologist, residents, nurses and dietitians from a variety of backgrounds. Many of them work in diabetes management in Saskatchewan.

The Med Team is always on hand for your camper and acts as a great resource, whether your child is newly diagnosed or approaching adulthood. They are a crucial element of the Saskatchewan Children’s Camp experience.

Our Activities

Land Based Challenges

There is always something happening on land at Saskatchewan Children’s Camp! At any time, you might find campers enjoying the climbing wall, various sports, or laser tag!


Swimming & Waterfront

Campers will have the opportunity to experience many activities on Christopher Lake at Saskatchewan Children’s Camp! Activities include: tubing, waterskiing, canoeing, swimming, water trampoline and beach exploring! All activities that take place in the water are led by trained staff and supervised by lifeguards.


Creative Arts

Campers can spend time focusing on arts-based programs like drama games, arts and crafts, and talent shows. This is where your camper’s creativity gets to shine.


Evening Programs

Every night at Saskatchewan Children’s Camp, the whole camp community comes together to take part in activities like Capture the Flag, skit nights and talent shows. Twice a week, everyone at camp will gather around a campfire where we sing songs, see skits and reflect on our time at camp. These campfires are a highlight of the camp experience for many. Make sure to ask your camper about their favourite song. You might even get to hear it on the trip home!

Saskatchewan Children's Camp 2019 Dates and Rates

Diabetes Canada offers subsidies to families who qualify for financial assistance.  These subsidies are made possible through the generous support of various donors.  
It is our responsibility to ensure that donations go to support families experiencing financial hardship that would make attending camp impossible. 
To determine eligibility for a subsidy, you will be asked to complete a financial assistance application. When reviewing applications, income will not be the only consideration in whether an applicant qualifies for subsidy.  Our goal is to ensure that all campers have an opportunity regardless of their financial situation while using donations as prudently as possible.  
Who is eligible for financial support?  
You may be eligible for a subsidy if you:  

  1. Receive financial assistance from an identified government program, OR 
  1. Experience financial hardship and do not receive government financial assistance. 

What does financial hardship mean? 
Financial hardship means that a person has difficulty paying for basic daily living expenses (e.g. food, shelter, clothing), and does not have access to savings or other financial resources.   
Note: Supporting documents will be required to determine eligibility.  Please be prepared to provide a copy of your paystub, T4 or Notice of Assessment to accompany your application. 
Important to Note: 
To ensure that we are providing equitable access to financial assistance we will not be able to consider you request until you have completed the financial assistance application form in full. This includes the requested supporting documents. 

Session 1

Tuesday, August 6 - Sunday, August 11, 2019