A wonderful environment for concrete action
So that more and more young people, particularly from disadvantaged communities, grow up healthy, the Fondation Tremplin Santé works with summer youth organizations by encouraging counselors to make a difference with youth in a spirit of fun and games—two powerful vectors for learning.
A considerable proportion of kids spend their summers at camp (37% of Quebec children ages 5 to 12). Recreational settings are the ideal environments in which to foster a taste for eating well and being active among children—with the emphasis on having fun!
Come summer, when nine weeks of vacation lie ahead, the conditions are ideal for kids to:
Have fun without their parents!
Prevention plays a key role in individual health, and it’s vital that kids learn about it at a young age, on a consistent basis. During the school year, kids are made aware of the importance of adopting healthy habits, but these efforts sometimes are relaxed during the summer period.
The Fondation Tremplin Santé, athrough its Power Up program, takes over the reins during the summer, because continuity is key when it comes to turning an inconsistent practice into a reflex and a true habit.
The Fondation Tremplin Santé has distinguished itself through its flexible and adapted approach offered free of charge! Pairing fun with learning, the Fondation draws inspiration from humanistic cognitive science: learning from experience, among peers, with kindness and respect for each person’s pace.
The Fondation Tremplin Santé is a team of driven individuals that reach out to summer youth organizations to support them with tools, training activities, and a personalized coaching service tailored to their needs. Always in step with social innovations in its field, the Fondation collaborates with numerous partners in an effort to create mobilizing tools and to make a difference.
by offering adapted, interactive training oriented towards action and practice.
for integrating healthy habits (HH) at multiple levels (management, programming, leadership, communications, food service and lunch boxes).
in the form of personalized guidance adapted to the needs of various actors. This support is based on sharing experiences in connection with HH at camp and on learning from those experiences.
with an emphasis on the pleasure of learning among peers, group experiences, and assigning leadership roles to older campers to foster a sense of accountability.
Power Up member camps 2012-2022
In 2021, the Fondation Tremplin Santé program was adopted by 1 054 summer youth organizations. This number has continued to grow from one year to the next due to the quality of the program and the concrete results achieved with summer camps and the kids who attend them.