Camp Stepping Stones is coming back in person
Camp Stepping Stones will be back in person from June 2 to 4 and is looking for volunteers and campers! This camp is geared for kids aged seven to 17 who have recently lost a parent or somebody close to them.
Volunteers create a safe environment for kids to explore their grief alongside other youth who are also grieving.
“I have been volunteering at camp nine years. It is very rewarding seeing the kids push through such adversity that realistically most adults haven’t even experienced,” says Terry Burgoyne who has volunteered for over nine years at Camp Stepping Stones. He is a manager of learning and development at a grain company and will be volunteering again this year.
“When I first started volunteering I lost three of my grandparents in one-year period. It was comforting to be with people who were experiencing something similar to what I was going through,”
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can fill out an application form that is available at https://www.ierha.ca/programs-services/palliative-care/camp-stepping-stones/
Different volunteer options are available, such as serving as cabin leaders and helping with activities.
In addition to volunteers, Camp is also still accepting applications for campers are also available at https://www.ierha.ca/programs-services/palliative-care/camp-stepping-stones/
“Volunteers are welcome to come for the weekend or for a few hours,” said Barb Ramsay, Palliative Care Volunteer Coordinator. “We are especially looking for volunteers to do sewing of pillows for a few hours on Saturday, June 3.”
For more information, contact Barb at [email protected], 1-855-494-7369 or 204-785-7542 or visit: https://www.ierha.ca/programs-services/palliative-care/camp-stepping-stones/