Camp for children from 6 to 14 years old
La Fondation Bon départ Canadian Tire du Québec provide a camp experience in both summer and winter. In order to participate free of charge in the Foundation camps, children must be referred by CISSS / CIUSSS, a youth organization or by a Canadian Tire Dealer.
Respite and camp for clients with special needs
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 multiple deficiencies. It is offered free to all without the need to be referred.
Those programs are offered in French only.
Base de plein air Bon départ
La Base de plein air Bon départ is a charity whose mission is to foster the development of children in need and people with disabilities by enabling them to experience, in a natural environment, an unforgettable holiday camp.
The objectives of the organization are to promote healthy lifestyles, encourage participation in sports along with an appreciation for the great outdoors, bridge the gap with nature, maintain a sound hospitality infrastructure and offer quality hosting and support to persons living in poverty or in vulnerable situations.
Here, nature has given us its most beautiful gift!
La Base de plein air Bon départ consists of 5 beautiful lakes, many kilometres of hiking trails, mountains, and above all… thousands of smiling children, groups, families and people with special needs. Complementing the natural beauty, we offer modern and functional buildings, located in three independent reception areas designed to host different types of clientele simultaneously. You will see that the experience we are offering brings a feeling of happiness… in its purest form.