Camp Jean Nelson

Calgary, AB
Diabetes Canada
About Camp Jean Nelson

Camp Jean Nelson runs out of Camp Kindle in Water Valley, AB and was founded in 1957, only four years after the founding of the Canadian Diabetes Association. The camp was named after Jean Nelson who was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of five. Later in life, Jean Nelson later opened the Calgary branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association after a visit by Dr. Charles Best, a co-discoverer of insulin and founder of the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Campers participate in activities that inspire personal growth, encourage team-building and foster an appreciation of the outdoors such as: swimming, hiking, extensive ropes course challenges and climbing wall, arts and crafts, sports, orienteering, and overnights.

Camp Address

  • 220 - 6223 2 Street SE
  • Calgary, AB T2H 1J5