#SaveCamp Banting

$7,300 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 17 months
Created February 12, 2018
Dear Parents, Guardians, Alumni, and Community;

We have some amazing news about Camp Banting -- and we're going to need your help.

As many of you know, Diabetes Canada made the decision in November of 2017 to discontinue its administration of the Camp Banting program.  This was difficult news to receive.  For many of us, whether we’ve been involved with camp for a single summer or a lifetime, the thought of camp coming to an end was heartbreaking.

We’re not ready to mourn that loss just yet.  We’re not ready to end sixty-four years of tradition in Eastern Ontario.  We’re not ready to close the doors on the longest running diabetes camp in Canada.

For these reasons, we’re thrilled to announce that the tradition will continue.

In August 2018, Banting will again open its doors to campers and celebrate its 65th season.

Taking place at the end of August, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), the YMCA Bonnenfant Outdoor Centre, and a group of dedicated alumni will host an independently operated camp for children living with type 1 diabetes. 

Dr. Sarah Lawrence will resume her role as Camp Medical Director, leading her devoted team and continuing over two decades of experience in diabetes camping.  Danielle McVicar, an alumni of the camp with over a decade of experience as staff and management in diabetes camps across the country, will take up the reins of Camp Director.  Andrew Leonard, an alumni director of Banting with a long career in summer camping, will serve as Operations Director.

Dr. Sarah, Danielle, and Andrew have demonstrated an exemplary caring for diabetes camp programs in Eastern Ontario. All three are excited to be stewarding our camp into this new era.

Alumni and able others, we need your help.  Running a program like this and starting fresh isn’t easy.  We want to be able to provide camperships for families in need, we want to be able to continue the high-standard of programming that makes our camp special.  If you are able, please consider donating to the #SaveCamp Banting campaign to keep the spirit of camp alive.

Thank you so much for your kindnesses and ongoing support.  We’re excited to have you on the shores of the Ottawa River this summer, whether it’s in spirit or in person.

Come visit us over at www.campbanting.ca to see what we're up to and to get on our email list.

Many thanks,

The Camp Team
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$7,300 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 17 months
Created February 12, 2018
Get an amazing digital memory, sent directly to you from Camp Banting in August.
CB2018 Playlist
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Get a playlist of the phattest beatz played on Banting Radio. Totally lit and on fleek. (That's what we think we heard the kids call it. #yolo)
Camp Hat
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Snag a limited edition Camp Banting supporter's ball cap. We'll also be sure to send you a postcard from camp, too!
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In addition to the digital postcard, receive an authentic Camp Banting supporter t-shirt. Be sure to let us know your size!
A Glucerna
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This is the exact cost of feeding a camper for a week, plus shipping you a bottle of Glucerna. (We pick the flavour.)
Join Hush Flush
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We'll videoconference you into the Hush Flush on August 27th. You'll also be able to submit your own and watch it unfold (if makes the cut!)
Staff Hoodie
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Let us send you one of the always-coveted Camp Banting staff hoodies.
Framed Art
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The whole camp will create a mural of appreciation, which we'll turn into 11"x14" framed and matted prints. These puppies will be family heirloom material.
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We'll send you a tastefully mounted and framed lost sock from camp, complete with a printed card describing it's life and where it was found. For real.
Banting Radio
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This covers our thumping Banting Radio soundsystem, and will also get you a digitally delivered playlist of lit tunes from CB2018.
Mock Emergency
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For Alumni only! Decide when staff will do their practice of a full-camp emergency. Giggle at the exercise they're getting. (Some restrictions apply)
Help a Camper
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Cover the cost of a child to attend camp. If you're alumni, you're invited to send the child a letter of hope and support. (We'll send you some swag, too!)
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Theme Day
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We'll design, plan, and run a theme day in your honor. You'll need to attend, in costume, to govern your day (transportation not included, for alumni only!)
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