Our 24 hour medical centre, The OK Corral, provides care for every camper. Staffed by volunteer medical professionals who donate their time, children can receive medical care while experiencing the joys of summer camp.
Zajac Ranch for Children provides not only relief for children, but also for the medical staff that cares for them. Leaving typical medical institutions does amazing things for children who are dealing with life-threatening illnesses, and those around them are encouraged by their remarkable transformations.
The camp experience was one of the highlights of my nursing career. Many adolescents have never met a peer with the same condition. They feel ‘different’ and isolated at a time in their life when ‘fitting in’ is so important. At camp, these kids met others facing some of the same challenges that they do. They blossomed and the benefits of the experience lasted long after camp was done. The friendships forged at weekend camps carried over for the rest of the year.”
– Kathi, Nurse, BC Children’s Hospital