Summer

Rossbrook House provides daily programming, meals, outings, and activities to children and youth ages 6-24, 365 days of a year. During the summer months, the front doors of Rossbrook House never close. We are open 24 hours until the return to school.

As well as being a safe place all summer long, Rossbrook House provides opportunities for children and youth to explore places they may have never been before and to take part in new experiences!

Daily meals are also provided.

  • Summer Programs: Children and youth enjoy daily programs, from indoor movies and crafts to playing pool and ball hockey tournaments. There is a variety of daily activities for both age groups (6-11 & 12-17).
  • Summer Play Room: The 6-11-year-olds can hang out in the Play Room any weekday where there is a variety of things to do, like build with Lego, play basketball, or board games. They also get crafty and make different slime recipes, paint, and create tie-dye t-shirts.
  • Summer Outings: Children and youth enjoy many fun outings like Beach Days, the movies, trips to the zoo, cooling off at local pools and splash parks, the parks, Tinkertown, a Goldeyes game, and the Forks. And, summer wouldn’t be summer without a trip to the Bridge Drive-In for ice cream, a drive to Lockport to fish, or to the pool at Kildonan Park. Rossbrook House provides the transportation, meals, and admission fees for these fun day trips!

Camp Maskwa

Rossbrook runs a camp during the last two weeks of July. This camp is located at the Maskwa Project, an environmental hostel and retreat centre on the Maskwa River near Pine Falls. The camp is a vacation for Rossbrook regulars.

Participants at the camp are put into groups to help with the meal preparation and to clean up afterward. The remainder of a person’s time can be spent: canoeing, swimming, water-skiing, fishing, playing board games, and sitting around a campfire.

Thanks to The Winnipeg Foundation Camp & Summer Programming Grant for providing funds for Camp Maskwa and Beach Days programming.

All summer long, programs, activities, and outings are planned for the two age groups; Energy Plus (6-11) and Intermediate (12-17). This all is a part of the #SummerFun at Rossbrook House!

Daily meals are served twice each day; brunch and a late afternoon meal.

Watch the video from Camp Maskwa 2023.

 

Thanks to CIBC Children’s Foundation Miracle Day Wood Gundy Employees, Winnipeg for providing funds for our Learning Always Summer Activities Program.