Winnipeg M.A.D Camp 2021
PLEASE NOTE: MAD Camp is located in Unit 6 - 81 Garry Street, the same building that houses Mood Disorders but in a different space. Please use the 30 Fort Street entrance to easily access this space. Click here for a PDF map.
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 9-4 PM, July 5-August 30, 2021.
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 in Unit 6 - 81 Garry Street, the same building that houses Mood Disorders but in a different space. Please use the 30 Fort Street entrance to easily access this space.
Meet Your Facilitator -- Sydney Mazur!
Hi, I’m Sydney. I first became involved with MDAM eight years ago when I was in my teens. My mom signed me up for “Let it Out! Summer Rock Camp” when I was going through some tough times and it was life-changing. The staff supported me and helped me learn how to help myself while acquainting me with peers who were going through something similar in a fun and creative setting. This helped me unearth a more optimistic trajectory, and I have been passionate about finding ways to pay it forward since! Once I grew out of MDAM’s youth programming, I started working summers as a camp counsellor, volunteered with the Art, Mind and Song program, and have been a Co-Facilitator of the weeklyYouth Peer Support Group here in Winnipeg since 2017.
This year, I am the Camp Coordinator for MAD Camp. I'm incredibly excited to work with the youth, and as always, want to make this year at camp the best one yet!
Sydney Mazur (she/her)
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Virtual Youth (12-17) Peer Support Group
Facilitated by Rowena & Sydney
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!