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Camp Morton

Queen’s County, NovaScotia

Camp History:

Camp Morton was founded in 1990 by Lorne Abramson and Dr. Bruce Morton as part of the “Diabetes without Borders” program.

Activities your child will be talking about all year-long!
Campers participate in activities that inspire personal growth, encourage team-building and foster an appreciation of the outdoors such as:swimming, canoeing, earth education, sports and games and campfires.

Number of Campers:
Camp Morton’s Overnight Camp can accommodate 30 campers while the Leadership Development Program accepts 10 participants.

Number of Staff:
Camp Morton has an average of 30 staff members on site.

Accommodation Details:
Campers sleep in tents (provided by the Camp) and are supervised by counselling staff.

Transportation:
Parents are responsible for transportation both to and from camp.

Camp Address:
Camp Morton is held at the Jim Charles Point Group Campground in Kejimkujik National Park.

Nearest Hospital:
The nearest hospital to camp is in Bridgewater, NS.

Camp Morton’s Overnight Camp is for youths ages 13 -14.

2015 Overnight Camp Dates:
July 5-10, 2015

2015 Overnight Camp Fees:

We have implemented a voluntary three-tiered pricing program that allows you to select the fee that is appropriate for your family. This is strictly an honour system; your selection will not influence your child’s experience at camp.

Tier 1: Lightly Subsidized – $650
Tier 2: Partially Subsidized – $500
Tier 3: Heavily Subsidized – $375

If the Tier 3 fee remains a challenge, we also offer a limited number of fee subsidies, called Camperships. If you require a Campership, please indicate your request on the application form. For any questions, please contact the Camp Registrar.

Camp Morton’s Leadership Development Program is for teens ages 15-16. This program is designed for those who already have a set of skills that they wish to develop further as they strive to become a member of the camp staff family.

The program engages youth in a recreational environment while challenging them to further develop their own leadership skills, learn the operations of camping program, gain experience working with children in a mentor-ship environment and heighten their own personal growth in camping.

The Camp Morton LD Program is shared with Camp Lion Maxwell and participants must attend both sessions.

Selection Criteria:

The LD Program is an intensive two-week program that provides skills and training to work as a team, a camp counsellor, a role model and a community leader by building on one’s own leadership qualities. The participants attend both Camp Morton and Camp Lion Maxwell for their summer of training. The first week is a lesson-orientated session and the second week is a practicum-style session to gain hands-on experience.

**As part of the registration and selection process, all applicants must submit a 400 word essay describing the following:

  1. Why do you want to be part of the LD Program?
  2. What do you think you can bring to the group and camp community?
  3. What do you want to learn from the program?  How will you apply it away from camp?
Please work on this essay in a Word document or other word processing program and then upload the completed essay into the space provided though our online registration system.

The process values can be broken down as such:

  • 60% for applicant interview (20% leadership/volunteer/community experience, 20% experience with children, 10% reason for applying, 10% personality and demeanour)
  • 30% for application essay
  • 10% personal references and staff recommendations

All applicants will take part in an interview that will be conducted by the Leadership Development Program Director. All interviews will be scheduled in advance around the applicant’s schedule. Applicants will have the option of a phone interview or an in person interview at their local Canadian Diabetes Association office.

For more information, please email camps@diabetes.ca

2015 Leadership Development Program Dates:
July 5-10 AND August 11-16

2015 Leadership Development Program Fees:
We have implemented a voluntary three-tiered pricing program that allows you to select the fee that is appropriate for your family. This is strictly an honour system; your selection will not influence your child’s experience at camp.

Tier 1: Lightly Subsidized – $750
Tier 2: Partially Subsidized – $625
Tier 3: Heavily Subsidized – $500

If the Tier 3 fee remains a challenge, we also offer a limited number of fee subsidies, called Camperships. If you require a Campership, please indicate your request on the application form. For any questions, please contact the Camp Registrar.