Winnipeg M.A.D Camp 2022
Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba, together with the United Way, the Winnipeg Foundation and RBC, is excited to deliver our signature youth program, Music, Art, and Dance (MAD) Camp.
For youth ages 12-17, this free week-long day camp runs daily from Mon - Fri, 9 - 4 PM, July 4th - Aug 26th, 2022.
This mental wellness-oriented camp is based on a holistic model and includes healthy snacks and lunches. Activities include (but aren’t limited to!):
- Music – a full music room and staff who can teach you some basics
- Art – create your own 'Picasso'!
- Dance – learn dance from an experienced instructor and choreograph a routine
- Field Trips – Forks, Parks, Walking Tours, etc.
- Nutrition – learn about healthy eating and nutrition
Campers will showcase their newfound talent on the last day of camp in our Final Showcase Event!
At MAD Camp, campers develop friendships, support systems, and networks to help them navigate their mental wellbeing.
PLEASE NOTE: MAD Camp is located at 83 Garry Street, the same building that houses Mood Disorders but in a different space. Click here for a PDF map.
Additional instructions: If a session is full, please email email@example.com to be added to the waitlist. We will contact you if we are able to offer the session to the youth.
Camp instructions: To access the camp, there is a loading zone where you can drop off your child/children. When you enter the building, please find the set of elevators and go to the second floor. Go straight down and take a left to the end of the hallway and find the sign with our MDAM logo on it.
Asian Heritage Month
Join us to discuss challenging mental health related stigma - Asian youth perspectives in celebration of Asian Heritage Month!
This panel discussion will focus around the Asian community and in particular how mental health has been challenged and erasing the stigma associated with it. Panelists from various sectors will be able to discuss and come together to talk about their experiences in their respective fields.
Where: Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba (JCAM), 180 McPhillips St, Winnipeg, MB.
When: May 25th, 2022, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Panelists to be disclosed soon! Stay tuned..
Asian Healing Circle
Join our Asian Healing Circle in celebration of Asian Heritage Month, every Sunday from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm via zoom.
This group is for anyone that identifies as Asian and are looking for a safe space to be supported in. We will have a theme for each group that will include things like identity, family, wellness, and more.
Link to join: Click Here
For more information, please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Peer Support Groups
M.A.D. Camp 2020 RECAP
In the summer of 2020, Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba, together with United Way, hosted the 2020 Teen MAD Camp – short for Music, Art, and Dance. Teens from 12-17 were hosted and had fun through a variety of activities centered around Music, Art, and Dance. Each Friday, campers highlighted their newfound skills (like learning to play the drums or electric guitar) through a Showcase talent show!
Our Showcases featured musical covers from Billie Eilish, to Fall Out Boy, to Miley Cyrus. Dancers performed to NF, BTS, Ariana Grande, and artists varied paintings from sunset skies, to Disney characters, content highlighting MMIWG and more!
MAD Camp also hosted a variety of other activities and outings. Visits to the Forks Marketplace included ice cream parlours, and field trips were taken to trampoline parks such as Flying Squirrel. Arts and Crafts featured the creation of slime, fidget toys, and tie dye t-shirts!
Campers also learned a variety of future skills, coping mechanisms, and general education through mental health 101 lessons, presentations on self-care, and mental health worksheets such as “What I Can and Cannot Control”.
Most importantly, campers developed friendships, support systems, and networks to help them navigate their mental wellbeing.
We would like to again thank our sponsors at United Way, as well as everyone who donated equipment, supplies, space, and more for making MAD Camp 2020 such a success! We hope to see you again next Year!