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Camp Lion Maxwell Nova Scotia

Get to know our program

Camp Lion Maxwell, originally named Camp Atlantic, was founded in 1964 with an inaugural program of 23 campers from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In 1997, the camp was renamed after Lion Peter Maxwell of Truro, in recognition of the tremendous support the Lions Clubs of Nova Scotia have provided the camp.

For the past 10 years, Camp Lion Maxwell has called Camp Kadimah, in Barss Corner, home. Situated on beautiful Lake William in Lunenburg County, camp has a spacious waterfront, large playing fields, a comfortable dining hall and lots of program options.

Camp life

Campers stay in rustic cabins in groups of up to 10. Each cabin has one washroom with toilets and sinks. Showers are located in a shared space within the dining hall. There is storage space under each bunk and shelves for campers’ small items. Clotheslines are located outside the cabins in order to dry out towels and bathing suits.

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Location Details

Camp Lion Maxwell c/o Camp Kadimah
1681 Barss Corner Rd.
Barss Corner, NS
B0R 1A0

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About the Camp

Campers & Staff

Our campers

Camp Lion Maxwell accommodates 64 campers, ages 7 to 12.

Families are invited to join us for our closing ceremonies on pick up day. You'll be able to celebrate lots of camper achievements and see our week in photos!

Our staff

Counsellors and instructors

The Camp Lion Maxwell counsellors and instructors come to us from:

  • D-Camps’ Leadership Development Program
  • Local universities
  • Other D-Camps teams

Each cabin has two counsellors who travel with and supervise campers 24 hours a day.

Health-care team

The Camp Lion Maxwell health-care team comes to us from:

  • Diabetes education clinics across Nova Scotia
  • Family practices
  • All departments within the Nova Scotia Health Authority

Diabetes educators, nurses, physicians, registered dietitians and medical students make up this wonderful group and are part of the cabin team.

Activities

Art

Our art program helps campers explore their creative side, expand their knowledge of art techniques and history, all while using the beautiful setting of Camp Lion Maxwell for inspiration.

Electives

The Electives Program is designed to let your camper participate in activities that are unique and provide a different set of challenges than those listed above. Campers get to choose these activities individually. Some past examples include: yoga, mad scientist and pottery.

Overnight

Our specialty overnight program prepares our older campers for the transition to Camp Morton. Cooking over a fire, water walking and nature education are all a part of the overnight program! Campers get to spend one night of their week at this program.

Sports and Games

Campers will have fun in a safe environment where they will learn new sports & games not traditionally played at home. Past examples include: Quidditch, Field Hockey and Crab Leg Soccer.

Canoeing

Our canoeing program is lead by a Paddle Canada-certified instructor. Campers will learn the basics of operating a canoe on beautiful Lake William. All campers and staff will wear properly-sized personal flotation devices while canoeing.

Swimming

We offer a recreational swimming program where the activity instructor will run a variety of games and challenges for the kids. The waterfront are always supervised by a National Lifeguard Service (NLS)-certified lifeguard who is also assisted by others with NLS or Bronze Cross certifications.

Guides

In the guide, you will find information on:

  • Packing lists
  • Directions and transportation for drop off and pick up
  • Mailing address

2019 Lion Maxwell Summer Camp Information Guide

Rates & Dates

Tuesday, August 13 - Sunday, August 18, 2019

Age Rate
Youth (7-12) $500

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:

  1. Receive financial assistance from an identified government program, OR

  2. 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

Camp Director- Atlantic