15th Annual Camp Bridges Weekend Set for Circle Square Ranch

campbridgesLove builds bridges where there are none

Southern Health-Santé Sud and Prairie Mountain Health are organizing the 15th annual Camp Bridges weekend camp for bereaved children and teens. Camp Bridges will be held at the Circle Square Ranch, Austin MB on May 29, 30 and 31, 2020. Camper applications can be obtained from your regional Palliative Care representative and are requested by May 1, 2020. 

The goal of Camp Bridges is to support children and teens with their grief and bereavement. This is achieved through activities designed to help share grief and honour memories in a caring community environment. The camp provides a safe, supportive and fun environment for young campers to learn that they are not alone in their grief. They can connect with other campers who are going through similar experiences. This camp is intended to complement existing bereavement services for children and teens by providing a weekend of caring and sharing.                                                                             

Donations are being accepted to cover the cost of the camp rental, meals and activities so that campers may attend at no cost. Anyone wishing to make a donation to Camp Bridges or seeking more information about the camp may contact their regional Palliative Care representative (see below). 

Camp Bridges cannot occur without its wonderful volunteers. Please consider joining the Camp Bridges 2020 team by volunteering with these youth. It will make a difference in their lives. Please consider filling out the volunteer application available on the prairiemountainhealth.ca and southernhealth.ca websites. The application deadline for volunteers is March 23, 2020. Alternatively, see below to connect with regional contacts. 

Camp Bridges 2019 was held last year at Camp Wannakumbac and hosted 39 children and teens between the ages of 7 and 15. 

Southern Health-Santé Sud - Contact
Brigitte Remillard, RN BN
Regional Palliative Care Coordinator
Niverville Primary Health Care Centre
Unit 200 101 2nd Ave S
Niverville MB R0A OA1
T 204-346-7063
F 204-388-2049
Prairie Mountain Health - Contact
Melissa Peters, RN BN
Regional Palliative Care Coordinator
Town Center, Regional Administration
A-150 7th St
Brandon, Manitoba
T 204-578-2340
F 204-629-3499