Summer 2023

Upcoming Events

Run, Ride or Roll

Virtual Camps

Message from the Executive Director

As we enter the final days of summer in Alberta, I feel a deep sense of gratitude as the summer of 2023 has been amazing! A big thank you to Kelly and her summer staff team for ensuring campers and their family members were able to enjoy the magic of Camp again this year. It was great to see so many familiar faces as well as new ones over the past 3 months enjoying sunny day activities at our facility. The memories are endless and cherished by our campers. Days were filled with Lake Isle barge rides, climbing to the top of our wall, shooting arrows, making putts, catching fish, and singing some of their favourite camps songs to name a few of the activities. We are grateful for each of you that made our summer camp programs possible this year!

Thank you to each of our generous donors that make Camp Health, Hope & Happiness on Lake Isle possible for individuals with special needs. We absolutely could not do it without your support!

Stay Well


"Camp is a wonderful place for my daughter. It provides her with an opportunity to be with other kids, and it is the one place I can leave her and know that she is in a safe environment." -Lori

Make a donation so more individuals can have this experience.

Swing FORE Camp

What a TEE-rific event! With moving to a new course there were some uncertainties however we were able to raise over $80,000 to support camp and the individuals that come every year!

A massive Thank You to all of our sponsors who supported the event and allowed us to put on the tournament.

We are so grateful for all of our golfers and the continued support they give camp by going out and collecting donations.

A big thank you to all of our volunteers! Without you this event would not be possible!

Congratulations to our Team Top Score and Braggarts Cup Winners Mike Flett, Ethan Grandjambe & Josh Bent! 

Congratulations Brandon French on Winning the 2023 Onward Club Car!

All your hard work in collecting donations paid off!

If you want the chance to help Camp He Ho Ha while having a great day golfing and get the chance to win some awesome prizes then mark your calendars for August 9, 2024 for the next Swing FORE Camp!

Top Pledge Earners:

  1. Jordan Friesen
  2. Kaylin Rose
  3. Larry Deptuck

Run, Ride or Roll

Drumroll please,

Introducing our RUN RIDE OR ROLL fundraiser!!!

(Hold for applause)

Coming to you September 17, 2023, we are hosting a 3km run, ride, or roll-athon to help raise funds and enable individuals living with mental and physical disabilities to attend Camp Health, Hope & Happiness our here on Lake Isle.


Date: Saturday, September 17, 2023

Time: 10 am - 2pm

Location: Rundle Park Edmonton

Registration: Raise a minimum of $250 to attend for FREE!

This event is complete with:

  • A BBQ lunch
  • Prizes
  • A raffle
  • 50/50 ticket sales
  • Friendship and FUN
Register and Join Today!

In the mood to help out even more? Contact us about our sponsorship opportunities:

Lindsey Macaulay

[email protected]

780-429-3277 ext 221

"My son participated in the camp on July 9th. It was his first summer camp ever, and he loved it. I haven't seen him so happy and eager to go back, with his self-esteem boosted.

We live in Calgary, and it was totally worth driving for over 3 hours for our son to have this experience."

-Tania Simone

Day Trippin' at He Ho Ha

Day camps are in full swing here and we are loving every minute of having campers back onsite!

We know it hasn't been the same but we can tell that our campers are enjoying every minute and it is great to be able to interact with so many caregivers and show them just how special Camp He Ho Ha truly is.

Feedback like the one we received above is why we do what we do at Camp He Ho Ha. If we can make the difference in one campers day, week, month or year then we know we succeeded!

We only have 1 weekend left and we will be sad to see our campers leave for the summer.

Stay tuned for updates for Camp 2024!

Shoot for Cause

What an event!

We are so grateful for such an incredible turnout and all who participated in raising a WHOPPING $64,562!!!

Shout out to our incredible sponsors - Accurate Archery AB and Cabelas - for all their support with this year’s gnarly prizes!

Honorable mention to Jason Chartrand for being our top earner and winning the Grand Prix! We are so grateful to everyone who participated in making this annual event so special and devoting their time and resources to helping us help others.



Since its inception 27 years ago, George Matheson has been an avid supporter of Camp He Ho Ha’s fundraiser, “Shoot For Cause”. This annual event supports children and adults with special needs who utilize the camp's accessible recreational opportunities each summer. Through George’s incredible fundraising efforts, he has raised thousands of dollars enabling these special individuals to experience acceptance, never ending love, happiness, growth and freedom in a loving and safe environment!



Thank you to all the businesses, clubs, and individuals that have so generously donated to our programs this summer. This edition we would like to spotlight the following community members.

Tree of Hope Donors

Thank you to everyone who has generously donated to camp this year and allowed us to be able to continue with the amazing work we do.

Your continued donation helps the Camp He Ho Ha family support Albertans with disabilities have an opportunity to feel supported and included

Major Donor

Grace & Arnold Rumbold - The Rumbold Foundation

Why do we donated to Camp He Ho Ha?

Our answers are both simple, and complex. In the first instance, we recognize the important needs being addressed by the Charity and the dedicated management of Greg, Kelly, and Joan.

We believe that as a person moves through career preparation into their productive years; and accumulates surplus wealth, that when they reach their retirement phase of life, they will recognize an obligation to give back to their community. For us, that has evolved as support for the important arts sector of Edmonton and for Camp He Ho Ha. 

Complexity enters in our choosing of who we will support. First and foremost in our thinking is how well the organization is serving society and meeting social needs. How are they managed, and therefore how well our support is used in meeting those goals. These are high on our list of requirements. Personal contact with decision makers is also important to us. We recognize that there are many successful organizations who meet our qualifications, but we have a budget that we rigidly adhere to. We monitor those whom we support, and may adjust the level of yearly support as we yearly evaluate each entity.

We view that providing an outdoor summer recreation event for under-privileged and under-served people is an important service to them and their families. Such service providers require significant funding and desperately need help from private donors.  Our family has never been touched by the difficulties and restrictions suffered by these campers; Instead by contrast, we have enjoyed good health and opportunities for our own advancement.  An important aspect therefore of our giving back to our community is to help fund Camp He Ho Ha and the dedicated people who operate it. When we visit the Camp, the enthusiasm and joy shown by each camper is a celebration shared with us. 

We hope that our dedication to this Charity will be an inspiration for others to follow.

Arnold & Grace Rumbold

June 2023

Thank you Camrose Royal Purple

The Featured charity, for the Chase the Ace Draw 48, Camp He Ho Ha, received a donation of $2686 from presenting club Camrose Royal Purple #49. The funds will be used to assist Camp He Ho Ha with expenses.

Pictured left to right front row are Camrose Royal Purple #49 secretary Linda Stevenson, Camp HeHoHa Joan Nielsen, Camrose Royal Purple members Rosemary Broen, past honoured royal lady Marion Czapp and Doreen Pushak. Back row left to right are Camrose Royal Purple #49 members Barb Szott, Doris Hoffman, Camp HeHa Ho Greg Nielsen, Camrose Royal Purple #49 treasurer Marge Lynch, honoured royal lady Doreen Kelly and Evelyn Pacholek.

A big Thank You, to Camrose Royal Purple for selecting us as one of there charities of choice for the Camrose Chase the Ace! There continued support of Camp is greatly appreciated with a donation of $2686 will support summer camp programs immensely. With out support of amazing service groups like these Camp would not be the place it is today!

Thank you Royal Purple #22 Edmonton

Royal Purple #22 does amazing work in the community and supports organizations providing high quality programs. Royal Purple #22 has been a long-time supporter of Camp He Ho Ha and believes in the benefit of the programs we offer. Not only does Royal Purple #22 support Camp it supports Albertans with special needs. The work they do and the support that they give is amazing and we are very grateful. A big thank you for the continued support we receive from Royal Purple #22.

Thank you ACT #1017

A HUGE Camp He Ho Ha Thank you to the members of the UCT Edmonton South #1017 club for their continued and generous support of Albertans with special needs. This group of philanthropic individuals have offered camp unwavering support over many decades and made a large impact for thousands of campers and their family members. Thank you for your friendship, and belief in the difference camp makes for the community we serve!


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Thank You Donors!

The difference our donors make is immense and appreciated by everyone involved in making summer camp happen.

Without our donors, Camp may not be a possibility for many individuals. Our campers looked forward to camp every year and so do the staff. The joy and love felt at camp is unlike any other experience.

Thank you, donors! Words aren't enough to express our gratitude. We are so very appreciative of your generosity.

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