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Summer is finally here, and with it comes endless amounts of free time! And we can't think of a better way to spend 20 of those free minutes then by taking our quick Sibling's survey! If you are the sibling or know of one, that has a brother or sister that has gone through surgery at the Stollery Children's Hospital we would love to hear form you. Our study is made for any sibling in between the ages of 8-18 who may be dealing with anxiety, depression and stress related to their sick sibling. For more information please email us at siblingsurgerystudy@gmail.com ... See MoreSee Less

Summer is finally here, and with it comes endless amounts of free time! And we cant think of a better way to spend 20 of those free minutes then by taking our quick Siblings survey! If you are the sibling or know of one, that has a brother or sister that has gone through surgery at the Stollery Childrens Hospital we would love to hear form you. Our study is made for any sibling in between the ages of 8-18 who may be dealing with anxiety, depression and stress related to their sick sibling. For more information please email us at siblingsurgerystudy@gmail.com

Summer is finally here, and with it comes endless amounts of free time! And we can't think of a better way to spend 20 of those free minutes then by taking our quick Sibling's survey! If you are the sibling or know of one, that has a brother or sister that has gone through surgery at the Stollery Children's Hospital we would love to hear form you. Our study is made for any sibling in between the ages of 8-18 who may be dealing with anxiety, depression and stress related to their sick sibling. For more information please email us at siblingsurgerystudy@gmail.com ... See MoreSee Less

Summer is finally here, and with it comes endless amounts of free time! And we cant think of a better way to spend 20 of those free minutes then by taking our quick Siblings survey! If you are the sibling or know of one, that has a brother or sister that has gone through surgery at the Stollery Childrens Hospital we would love to hear form you. Our study is made for any sibling in between the ages of 8-18 who may be dealing with anxiety, depression and stress related to their sick sibling. For more information please email us at siblingsurgerystudy@gmail.com

CAMP EVEREST UPDATE: Sorry for the lack of information about Camp Everest this year so far! Unexpectedly, Camp HeHoHa sent out an email cancelling all outside summer camps, effectively immediately, which includes Camp Everest. The reasoning made no sense, and the timing was terrible so we were trying to work with them to let the summer camps run this summer, but to no avail. We are currently working to see if we can find a camp that can meet our needs but of course everything is booked. We have a few feelers out and will update everyone as we get more information on possible other options for our campers.

If you would like to express your disappointment with Camp HeHoHa’s decision which so negatively impacts not only our kids but also the other medical camps please feel free to send an email to the executive director Greg Neilson at greg@camphehoha.com. I wouldn’t expect any responce as he has always been difficult to deal with but still always worth expressing the impact their decision has had on our campers.
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CAMP EVEREST UPDATE: Sorry for the lack of information about Camp Everest this year so far! Unexpectedly, Camp HeHoHa sent out an email cancelling all outside summer camps, effectively immediately, which includes Camp Everest. The reasoning made no sense, and the timing was terrible so we were trying to work with them to let the summer camps run this summer, but to no avail. We are currently working to see if we can find a camp that can meet our needs but of course everything is booked. We have a few feelers out and will update everyone as we get more information on possible other options for our campers. 

If you would like to express your disappointment with Camp HeHoHa’s decision which so negatively impacts not only our kids but also the other medical camps please feel free to send an email to the executive director Greg Neilson at greg@camphehoha.com. I wouldn’t expect any responce as he has always been difficult to deal with but still always worth expressing the impact their decision has had on our campers.

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Here is the email we received. I am struggling with blaming the pandemic, that was years ago, and the fact it is “financially not feasible”. We do not use any of their staff to run our camps and have always offered to make our own food, which they have turned down. So basically they have 3 people cook and clean and then clean the rooms when we leave and we pay $25000+ for 3.5 days. Would you not want that money if you have financially struggling? I also would be very concerned as a donor that they were not able to figure their financial situation out until the summer. It’s concerning that it look them 4 years to figure out the impact of COVID and more concerning that their responce was to cut programs, with no notice, that bring in a huge amount or revenue. Hopefully their donors and granting agencies feel comfortable with that type of management because I sure wouldn’t but maybe that’s just me. I’m a huge fan of transparency which they don’t seem to value.

I am so sorry for all the hard work and planning that goes into this event to only have the rug pulled out from under you so suddenly. It is a huge blow to the community. But we really appreciate all the time and energy everyone has put in for some many years. Fingers crossed a diamond in the rough appears for next year. 💕 Sending love to everyone.

So disappointing to hear they have done this. I have a friend who works for camp Warwa. She said they have some weekends in October available. Let me know if you are interested.

Tanner camp at wabamun may be an option, not exactly clear on all required considerations. I have a contact there if you like.

Oh this is such sad news. Our son was chosen to go last year but we couldn’t do it and I was hoping he could this year!

I wonder if camp goldeye could accommodate the needs of camp Everest… they are very reasonable to deal with in my experience

Oh no! So many people will be negatively impacted by their decision.😔

I’m so sorry for the campers that were looking forward to it this year.

Oh no, I'm sending an email. Kylah was looking forward to her first camp. This is awful

I sent you a pm about a camp that has an opening

Oh no!!! This is terrible!

They cancelled the kids with cancer camp too. I can’t believe this.

Praying that all goes well with you

What was the reasoning behind this.. all “outside” camps?! That’s awful. I will definitely email!

All you guys have good time enjoy

So sad and frustrating for the NKF team. Sorry about the amount of sleep you are losing over this! I wonder how Camp HeHoHa will look to amend any of their grant applications and audits from 2023/24, which surely they would have had to identify their user group usage and reliance therein. How do their annual supporters/donators stand with this? Their books must be a complete mess. Everyone is probably feeling pretty bummed out for sure, but luckily we all know going through everything with the kids that we are families of warriors. We can figure this out! Let us know how we can help!

Heck yeah ill do it in dougies honor Amy M Lowery

www.sunsetpointcamp.ca/ - would this type of set up work? If yes can connect you to them

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