Winnipeg M.A.D Teen Camp - Virtual Edition
Get up! Get moving!
M.A.D stands for Music Art and Dance!
Youth aged 12-17 and 18-24 can register for MDAM's free Youth M.A.D Camp - virtual edition. Here young people can express themselves in a virtual small group setting through music and dance. Register now for our youth program geared towards positive expression and support!
- Participants must be between 12-17 years old or 18-24 years old
- Participants must have access to the internet
- Participants must have access to a computer or a smartphone
- Participants must have access to a comfortable space during program time
Meet Your Facilitator -- Dana Lance!
Dana's interest in mental health has always been surrounded by her passion of dance and working with youth in various non profit organizations i.e. Graffiti Art Programming, Studio 393. Having taught dance workshops for children, young adults, and international students she has experience of adapting to a wide range of age groups. Having danced for almost 10 years her dance style is based on Hip Hop and most street dance styles along with freestyle as her favourite. In recent years she has taken a mental health approach on self-care as a dancer and why we should focus on training our minds as much as we train our bodies.
Virtual Youth (12-17) Peer Support Group
5:30 - 6:30 PM
To join, please email our group coordinator for link:
MAD Camp 2020 Recap
Summer 2020 Recap
This past summer, 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!