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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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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.

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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

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!

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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Tanis Mitchell

Hi NKF Family!

Just a reminder that our teen night out is coming up next week! Come and join us for an NKF/Stollery Teen Night Out! The event is for all patients and/or siblings between the ages of 13-17 who would like to spend a fund filled evening with other teens who just get it. We encourage all teens to come! Siblings are welcome to attend without their medical sibling. Nervous about coming alone? Feel free to invite a friend or two to the event as well. Tickets are just $5 and include pizza, pop, bowling and laser tag. Tickets are limited, so sign up now!! Purchase your tickets at www.eventbrite.ca/e/800024764607?aff=oddtdtcreator
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Hi NKF Family!

Just a reminder that our teen night out is coming up next week! Come and join us for an NKF/Stollery Teen Night Out! The event is for all patients and/or siblings between the ages of 13-17 who would like to spend a fund filled evening with other teens who just get it. We encourage all teens to come! Siblings are welcome to attend without their medical sibling. Nervous about coming alone? Feel free to invite a friend or two to the event as well. Tickets are just $5 and include pizza, pop, bowling and laser tag. Tickets are limited, so sign up now!! Purchase your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/800024764607?aff=oddtdtcreator

Come and join us on February 13th for an NKF Teen Night Out! The event is for all patients and/or siblings between the ages of 13-17 who would like to spend a fun filled evening with other teens who just get it. Nervous about coming alone? Feel free to invite one friend to the event as well. Tickets are just $5 and include pizza, pop, bowling and lazer tag. Tickets are limited, so sign up early!! Go to www.eventbrite.ca/e/nkf-teen-night-out-tickets-800024764607?aff=oddtdtcreator&lang=en-ca&locale=e... to get your tickets! ... See MoreSee Less

Come and join us on February 13th for an NKF Teen Night Out! The event is for all patients and/or siblings between the ages of 13-17 who would like to spend a fun filled evening with other teens who just get it. Nervous about coming alone? Feel free to invite one friend to the event as well. Tickets are just $5 and include pizza, pop, bowling and lazer tag. Tickets are limited, so sign up early!! Go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nkf-teen-night-out-tickets-800024764607?aff=oddtdtcreator&lang=en-ca&locale=en_CA&status=30&view=listing to get your tickets!

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Shannon Senft Schmidt

Yes! My daughter is so excited!!! She has a friend who is coming with her which makes my heart so happy!!!!!!!

Tracy Cofell

Love the meme. 🤣🤣🤣

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