Bar None Camp

Our Beginnings:

Bar None Camp was officially opened in May 1994, as a camp committed to providing a fun-filled week of activities for children of offenders and ex-offenders.

Camp Focus:

Currently, the Bar None Therapeutic Community camp is only accepting applications from selected referral sources to include children of incarcerated parents. We use camping as a means of reaching these often forgotten and overlooked treasures of our communities. Bar None Camp utilizes a modified Therapeutic Community Model to help teach life skills through wise and informed decision making. Our peer-led, peer-driven programs are built on the 10 Therapeutic Community Concepts:

  1. Self-Help, Mutual Help
  2. Positive Role Modeling
  3. Social Learning
  4. No ‘We/They’ Dichotomy
  5. Upward Mobility
  6. Acting As If
  7. Relationship of Belonging and Individuality
  8. Function of a Belief System
  9. Participating in the Group Process
  10. Written Assignments

This inclusive culture raises awareness and helps campers reevaluate the way they think, live, and function. These positive, uplifting changes are applied to every aspect of their lives, thus building confidence and self-respect as well as improving relationships with family, friends, classmates, and neighbors.

The camp is funded by Bridges donors and is provided free of charge to campers.

Camp Facilities:

The heart of our facilities is our lodge, a spacious two story fully winterized building with a walk-out basement. The lodge has an ample dining/meeting room that can seat up to 100. The lower level, fully renovated, has a large fireside room, an office, utility rooms, a canteen and two washrooms. To assist families, campers will be picked up in three convenience locations to include Moncton, Fredericton, and St. John.