Get to know our program
Camp Kornder Saskatchewan was founded in 1956 and has provided countless summer memories for children with type 1 diabetes in Saskatchewan every summer since. Camp Kornder Saskatchewan is now partnered with Quest Camp at Christopher Lake.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
Diabetes Canada’s D-Camps requires that staff, volunteers and all D-Camps participants’ eligible (aged 5+) for the COVID-19 vaccine be fully vaccinated prior to their arrival at D-Camps for in-person programming. For D-Camps, fully vaccinated means two doses of a Health Canada approved vaccine.
Diabetes Canada’s vaccination policy is based on the recommendations of D-Camps’ National Medical Task Force as one measure to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Participants will be asked to use their province’s verification systems as the means for demonstrating proof of vaccination. The D-Camps Medical Task Force is comprised of 11 individuals from across the country from a variety of health-care professions, including pediatric endocrinologists, ER physicians, registered nurses and certified diabetes educators.
D-Camps will accommodate all individuals who are entitled to vaccination exemptions. Thank you for your support in protecting the health and safety of our campers, families, employees, and community.
Camp Kornder Saskatchewan takes place on the shores of the Christopher Lake, SK. The cabins are situated in two groups – the boys’ side and the girls’ side. Each of these beautiful, rustic cabins is equipped with bunk beds, electric lights and counsellor sleeping quarters.
We recognize that our work takes place on traditional Indigenous territories across Canada. We also wish to acknowledge that Camp Kornder, hosted at Quest Camp, is located on the traditional Indigenous territory of the Cree people. Today, Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan, is still home to many Indigenous people, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to meet and work on this territory. We wish to express gratitude for the resources on this land we are using, and honour all the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people who have been living on the land since time immemorial.
Diabetes Canada knows that land acknowledgement is only a first step in the essential act of reconciliation and relationship building with Indigenous peoples.
About the Camp
Campers & Staff
Camp Kornder Saskatchewan accommodates 65 campers per session, ages 7 to 15.
At drop-off and pick-up of Camp Kornder Saskatchewan, you will have the opportunity to meet your camper’s counselors, medical team and other members of the staff team. This ensures that you will fully understand your camper’s experience before you leave them with us for the week.ossible for you and your camper, please contact the D-Camps team during your registration process to discuss alternative arrangements.
Counsellors and instructors
In partnership with Quest, the D-Camps team recruits, screens and trains a team of staff. The staff team all have standard first aid/CPR and attend a week-long training with a focus on camper care, medical processes and procedures for managing type 1 diabetes.
Many of our staff team live with type 1 diabetes and are living in the cabin group with your camper. Because we provide 24-hour supervision, this creates endless opportunities for your camper to learn from and relate to a young adult role model living with type 1 diabetes.
We are proud of our staff team at Camp Kornder Saskatchewan and they look forward to meeting you and your camper!
Led by Dr. Munier Nour from Royal University Hospital, our medical staff team (“Med Team”) is a dedicated, committed group of health-care professionals who understand how important the camp experience is for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes.
Campers will have the opportunity to experience many activities on Christopher Lake at Camp Kornder Saskatchewan! Activities include: tubing, waterskiing, canoeing, swimming, water trampoline and beach exploring! All activities that take place in the water are led by trained staff and supervised by lifeguards.
There is always something happening on land at Camp Kornder Saskatchewan! At any time, you might find campers enjoying the climbing wall, various sports, or the rock wall.
Campers can spend time focusing on arts-based programs like drama games, arts and crafts, talent shows and skit nights and learning about various cultures from around the world.
Outdoor living skills
While at camp, your camper will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature while hiking, canoeing, shelter-building, and taking part in building campfires.
Every night at Camp Kornder Saskatchewan, the whole camp community comes together to take part in activities like Capture the Flag, skit nights and talent shows. Twice a week, everyone at camp will gather around a campfire where we sing songs, see skits and reflect on our time at camp. These campfires are a highlight of the camp experience for many. Make sure to ask your camper about their favourite song. You might even get to hear it on the trip home!
In the guide, you will find information on:
- Packing lists
- Directions and transportation for drop off and pick up
- Mailing address
Dates & Rates
If this fee is a challenge for you and your family Diabetes Canada offers subsidies to those who qualify for financial assistance. These subsidies are made possible through the generous support of various donors.
It is our responsibility to ensure that donations go to support families experiencing financial hardship that would make attending camp impossible.
To determine eligibility for a subsidy, you will be asked to complete a financial assistance application. When reviewing applications, income will not be the only consideration in whether an applicant qualifies for subsidy. Our goal is to ensure that all campers have an opportunity regardless of their financial situation while using donations as prudently as possible.
Who is eligible for financial support?
You may be eligible for a subsidy if you:
Receive financial assistance from an identified government program, OR
Experience financial hardship and do not receive government financial assistance.
What does financial hardship mean?
Financial hardship means that a person has difficulty paying for basic daily living expenses (e.g. food, shelter, clothing), and does not have access to savings or other financial resources.
Note: Supporting documents will be required to determine eligibility. Please be prepared to provide a copy of your paystub, T4 or Notice of Assessment to accompany your application.
Important to note:
To ensure that we are providing equitable access to financial assistance we will not be able to consider you request until you have completed the financial assistance application form in full. This includes the requested supporting documents