Camp Snowy OWL has been a dream of the foundation for many years, in fact one of our first grants was awarded to CAMP Chrysalis, FACE AIDS . Camp Wendake has been a recipient of the Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation grants for many years, due to its popularity however the Camp Wendake board of directors was forced to make a difficult decision and are no longer offering this opportunity to people living outside of their catchment area. In 2010 the opportunity arose for a similar camp to be explored in Eastern Ontario and it has become a reality.

Camp Snowy Owl is a camp for people living with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers, loved ones and their traditional/non traditional families. It is a place where people affected by HIV/AIDS can have a chance to be in a safe, peaceful, joyful environment leaving behind their worries and cares.

Mission of Camp Snowy Owl

  • Camp Snowy Owl’s mission is to provide a safe, welcoming residential camping experience for persons living with HIV and those who support them. We strive to honour diversity in age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ability, culture, spirituality, and economic state.

This camp term is from July 7th to July 12th 2019


One application per attendee is required.

For Camper application forms please click the logo below.

For Family Member application forms please click below

Family Member Application Form

Camp Snowy Owl Values:

the uniqueness of each individual

choice in program participation

good nutrition in a communal setting

appreciation and protection of the environment

self-directed health management,
while adhering to the Ontario Camping Association (OCA) health policy

fostering personal spiritual growth

volunteerism of staff and campers

the support of generous donations of time, talent and financial resources

Thank you to our sponsors who help to make the magic at Camp Snowy Owl

Community Foundation of Ottawa

Giant Tiger

Advantage Audio Visual

AIDS Committee of Ottawa

Bruce House

Interfaith Council on HIV/AIDS Ottawa

Canadian AIDS Society

Shoppers Drug Mart-Stittsville

Crabtree Foundation

Harry P. Ward Foundation