WHAT IS CAMP DAWN?
Camp Dawn is a registered charity which operates a 4 day camping retreat for adult survivors of an acquired brain injury. Camp is held each September at Rainbow Lake in Waterford Ontario (Camp Trillium).
Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors!
Bayshore Home Health Care
Ross McBride LLP
Lawlor Therapy Support Services
Dale Brain Injury Services
Henderson's Structured Settlements
Foster Townsend LLP
Brain Injury Association of Sarnia-Lambton
Morris Law Group
Camper Bag Sponsor
Total Health Care Solutions
Thank you 2017 Donors!
Genesis Community Rehab
Elements Support Services
The Grand Theatre
Via Rail Canada
Faena Hotel Miami
We offer a full program of activities from canoeing, crafts, cabin challenges and a high ropes course. Campers and leaders sleep in cabins which have bunk beds (we use bottom bunk only) and washrooms. All food and snacks are prepared by the kitchen staff and there are lots of great meal options. Camp Dawn is a place to come and relax, make new friends and meet others with an acquired brain injury.
All of our leaders are volunteers (leader application/question and answer can be found on leader information page).
We offer transportation from London, Hamilton and Sarnia Ontario to and from Camp Dawn. Campers and leaders from other areas are able to drive up to camp.
As we are a charity, we are funded by sponsorship, donations and fundraising to keep our camper fees to a minimum.
Dawn symbolizes the start of a new day, and with every new day, is the possibility of a finding a new path. It is representative of how an individual often finds new and different paths in their lives when facing the challenges of an acquired brain injury.
The slogan “With every dawn a new path is found” was chosen to reflect finding these different paths.
Camp Dawn originated in 2003 as a program of the Brain Injury Association of Chatham-Kent (BIACK). Developed through a collaboration of agencies, associations and survivors, the purpose of Camp Dawn was to provide survivors of an acquired brain injury with a new opportunity to develop independence and social skills in an outdoor, recreational environment that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Since 2003 Camp Dawn has developed into much, much more than just camping. For adults in southwestern Ontario living with the effects of an acquired brain injury, Camp Dawn provides an opportunity to get away, to make new friends, to meet up with old friends, to try new activities, to take part in familiar activities and to do all of this in a supportive, outdoor environment alongside others who are facing similar challenges.
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