The Nova Scotia Fire Fighters Burn Treatment Society, influenced by the QEII and the IWK burn units, established a summer camp where adult and child survivors of burns could come together. The first such camp in Atlantic Canada and the only one of its kind in North America where adult and child survivors attend together. Started in 1998, the camp has grown and become a great success.

The primary purpose of the camp is to provide an opportunity for burn survivors of all ages to come together in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy all the fun that a summer camp can provide. It’s also an opportunity for the campers, if they wish, to join in discussions about being a burn survivor. In the effort to make survivors feel relaxed and comfortable at camp, if they feel the need to, we also allow them to bring a guest.

Our camp is unique in that it offers programs for all ages, as well as an opportunity for children and adults to interact and share experiences. But mostly, camp is about having fun!

In 2002 a contest was held among campers to name the camp. Our campers did not want the name to be a constant reminder and reflection of their burn injuries both to themselves, and the public who may see the name. A very daring and unique stance for such a group. Instead they chose a name that reflects what they felt was the purpose of the camp. Today it is known as Camp Connect and is held annually in August at the Scotian Glen Camp site near New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

Our camp is staffed entirely by volunteers including NSFFBTS Directors, fire fighters and paramedics from all over Nova Scotia, hospital staff from our local hospitals, and, of course, the Scotian Glen Camp staff. Incidentally, several of our Camp Counsellors were, at one time, Camp Connect campers themselves! They recognized the value of the camp as campers and have chosen to continue their journey as Counsellors to assist and guide newcomers.

Camp Connect is a member of the International Association of Burn Camps.

Camp Connect is back for 2024    August 18-23

We are super excited to be hosting Camp Connect again this summer with a whole new lineup of exciting activities sure to put a smile on your face! For 2024 Camp Connect will be a youth event (ages 6-18) only. The Society will be looking to host a separate adult survivor event in the fall. See below for Camp application instructions and directions. See you at Camp!


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Camp Connect is hosted at the Salvation Army Scotian Glen Camp facilities just off School Road in Thorburn, east of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. The map on the left is scalable so you can zoom in and out to get a better idea of our location.


From Truro, on Trans Canada Highway 104 drive east past New Glasgow. Take exit 27. Enter the roundabout and take the lane that crosses back over the highway. Enter the second roundabout and take the first exit (School Road). The camp driveway is the first left off School Road, just before the Elementary School.

You can also use the "Directions" icon on the map to enter your address for specific directions from your location.

If you are using a GPS, the entrance to the Camp is at the following coordinates:
45.592712, -62.509046