In recognition, the Quebec Society for Disabled Children thanked the Richelieu Harnois Cassic, Aux Petits Moteurs Charrette and the Lion’s Club of Joliette for their exemplary generosity.
More than 700 volunteers joined forces on the occasion of the two annual work bees held at Camp Papillon of the Quebec Society for Disabled Children last May 10th, 24th and 25th.
Welcome to one of the largest vacation camps for disabled children in North America. Located 40 kilometres North of Joliette on a 40-acre peninsula on the shores of Lake Pierre, Camp Papillon hosts every year close to 700 campers during regular stays.
Since 1938, the Camp Papillon team offers to these youngsters living with a disability the opportunity to intensively enjoy life in the great outdoors. The mission of the team is simple: to ensure the happiness and well-being of the campers by sharing with them "The Magic of Camp Papillon."
Over the years, new buildings were constructed: a medical clinic, a chapel, a sports pavilion, a library, and a common room. Today, there are more than 70 buildings on the site of Camp Papillon.
Even if the orientation of Camp Papillon has somewhat changed, going from a therapeutic camp to a vacation site for the children and respite for the parents, for the campers, it remains a privileged place where their well-being and happiness are priorities. Campers still benefit from the services of a medical team comprised of, among others, nurses, assistants, students in ergotherapy / physiotherapy and students in nutrition. In addition, it offers all sorts of sports, cultural, and outdoor activities such as can be found in any other vacation camp.