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CanPKU’s Camp MagniPHEque!



Join us for our second annual PKU Camp!

September 28 – 30, 2018

Just a 15-20 minute drive East of Peterborough, ON in the scenic Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario.




Weekend Pass (Includes Meals, Activities, and Accommodations) = $175.00 CAD (Ages 6 to Adult)

After Sunday, April 1st, 2018 – $190.00


Weekend GLAMPING. (PLUS book a room @ Village Inn, Lakefield using “CampPKU” $119/night x 2 nights) = $150.00

After Sunday, April 1st, 2018 – $160.00


Single Day Pass (Saturday).  Arrival at 8:30 a.m. depart by bedtime. (Includes lunch, supper, snacks, activities and camping fun. No overnight stay is permitted) = $100.00 per person

After Sunday, April 1st, 2018 – $120.00


Weekend Child Pass (Five Years Old and Under) = $40.00

After Sunday, April 1st, 2018 – $50.00


Registration closes July 31, 2018, 12:01 EDT



or visit http://bit.ly/campmag2018

Need some financial help to attend? Apply for a Travel Scholarship! Application Deadline is Sunday, July 7, 2018. Click Here for more information on Eligibility Criteria and to apply.


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Join us for a weekend of fun, knowledge, relaxation, and campfires! The second annual Ontario PKU Camp is the traditional camp experience – complete with bonfires, camp activities and nature – with a PKU twist. With food catered to PKU and non-PKU diets, expert speakers talking about the latest developments surrounding PKU, cooking demos and vendor displays, it’s a weekend not to be missed! Bring the whole family along, take a break from food preparation and relax for the weekend.  All this, and sleeping in cabins, too! (For those of you who prefer to GLAMP, we have an option for you too!)

Registration is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions? Please contact us at [email protected].



To help keep the camp affordable for all families, we will be paying careful attention to our donations.  Any donation that specifies “Camp CanPKU” in the “Tribute Name” of the online donation form will go towards keeping the registration fees low.



What ages is the camp geared toward?

All ages! Bring newborns (although, please note: we do not have cribs), to adults of any age with PKU. There will be activities for all ages, including teens and younger and older adults.


Who can come?

Anyone affected by PKU is welcome to attend: Parents, children, grandparents, other relatives, friends, and teens and adults living with PKU. You can come from anywhere in Canada.


Which meals are provided?

Saturday breakfast, lunch and supper, and Sunday breakfast and lunch are provided. There are also snacks available at all times. (Please note that dinner is NOT served on Friday.)


Do you cater to all diets – not just PKU?

We can accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten free diets, etc. Please indicate so on the registration form if you wish or require one of these options. If you are someone with an allied disorder, please contact us at [email protected].


What is the closest airport?

Toronto Pearson Airport is the closest. From there, it’s a 1.5 – 2 hour drive to the camp, depending on traffic, of course


What’s included in the price?

Your accommodations, meals, activities, and t-shirt are included in the price. You are responsible to bring your own PKU formula. There is no food or drink allowed in the cabins. As such, there is a fridge accessible to you at all times; the formulas will be kept there. You can use our scales and water to mix the formula, if needed.


Can’t make the whole weekend, but don’t want to miss all the fun? Join us for a single day (Saturday).  These campers will participate in the educational component of the day (much like a typical regional event) and also get to take part in camp activities through out the day! Arrival at 8:30 a.m. depart by bedtime. Lunch, supper, snacks, activities and camping fun is included for all day SATURDAY in this package! (No overnight stay is permitted) $120.00 per person.


What are the arrival and check out times?

Weekend Pass: You can arrive anytime on Friday starting from 5 p.m., and we say goodbye until next year at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Saturday Pass: Arrival on Saturday at 8:30 a.m., depart by bedtime. No overnight stay is permitted.


What sort of activities will there be?

The activities are still to be determined, but you will be able to sign up for them at the time of registration. We want kids with PKU to experience nature, make friends and forget about PKU for a while – even if only for an hour or two. Early ideas look something like boating, archery, etc. but don’t hold us to it just yet.


Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need to bring bedding (single) or sleeping bag, toiletries, a water bottle, and formula.

Please note that there are no cribs available at the camp; please bring a playpen if you are traveling with a young child.


Will we be bunking with another family?

Yes, each cabin varies in size and will house at least two families. Smaller cabins have 7 single beds including three bunk beds.  Please let us know if there is a family/person you would like to be bunked with. If you require a cabin to yourself, we will try our best to accommodate, but cannot make any guarantees. If this matters to you, please contact us at [email protected] and explain, in detail, why you require a cabin to yourself.


What kind of medical expertise will be at the camp?

On site, we will have registered dieticians as well as registered nurses and medical doctors, all specializing in metabolics/PKU.


Will there be snacks?

Yes, snacks will be available for those with PKU and without PKU at all times. Please note: there is no food allowed in the cabins at any time.


What about childcare?

On Saturday afternoon, parents and adults with PKU will attend an educational session to learn about the latest developments and research in PKU. During this time, there will be activities for children ages 4-8, 9-13, and teens aged 14-19. Each activity and session will include age-appropriate learning activities regarding PKU and how to manage the diet. Children aged 0-3 will be tended to at no additional cost.


When should I register?

Registration opens December 1, 2016, and closes July 31, 2017. Please note that this is much earlier than our regular event registrations. This is to allow us time to book the activities, organize the cabins and order the proper types and quantities of food.


Will you still be running the Ontario PKU Day in 2018?

This is yet to be determined. Please keep checking for updates.


What is the cancellation policy?

i)   Within the first seven days after a purchase, 100% of the balance is refundable.

ii)  Between eight days after a purchase and 31 days prior to Camp MagniPHEque’s start date (that is Friday, September 22, 2017), 50% of the balance is refundable. The other 50% goes to non-refundable administration fees.

iii) Refunds are not available 30 days prior to Camp MagniPHEque’s start date (that is Friday, September 22, 2017).


Is there anything else I need to know?

The camp is 100% nut-free. Please do not bring any products with nuts or traces of nuts. Upon the on-line registration, you will have to check off that you understand and agree to this.

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