Camp Snowy Owl
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.
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
Harry P. Ward Foundation