Two programs financed by the foundation

Foundation vacation camps, for children 6 to 14 years old

With this program, the Fondation Bon départ gives young people the opportunity to experience summer and winter camps. In order to participate in this camp free of charge, youth must be referred by a CISSS/CIUSSS or an organization dedicated to youth. The youth selected will have the chance to experience a dream stay, with the costs of transportation, meals, entertainment and lodging being entirely financed by the foundation.

Respite and camp for special needs clients

This program is intended for children aged 6 to 21 and adults aged 22 and over, living with an intellectual disability (ID), an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a mental health problem or a multi-disability. It has been offered free of charge to everyone since 2019.

The camper’s experience

The Fondation Bon départ offers a memorable camp experience. The camper is supervised from beginning to end, ensuring a quality stay. The foundation offers free transportation (by plane or bus), lodging, a camper kit including a sleeping bag, clothing, balanced meals, supervision by qualified counsellors and facilitators, … The camp’s program encourages the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits through the practice of sports and outdoor activities, as well as culinary and nutrition workshops. A stay at the Base de plein air Bon départ is more than just a camp experience.