Brothers & Sisters Weekend – November 9, 10 & 11, 2017 at Camp Garagona

On Friday afternoon, November 9th, 10 siblings of autistic children from the South Shore of Montreal and 2 staff from Autisme Montérégie descended upon the camp facilities in Frelighsburg for a weekend of fun & frolic. Activities included indoor & outdoor events with the Camp Director directing the activities on Saturday afternoon. … [Read more...]

Completion of Phase One of New Complex Celebrated at Camp Garagona

On Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015, over 75 friends, dignitaries, donors and implicated construction specialists gathered at the camp site in Frelighsburg to inaugurate the camp’s new administrative complex. This camp has served intellectually disabled and autistic people since the early 1970s. Thanks to a donation of $2.5 million from the Butters … [Read more...]

Construction of Phase One Has Begun

On November 10th, 2014, friends and neighbors of Camp Garagona gathered on site to announce the beginning of construction for a new Administrative Building that would house the kitchen/cafeteria, infirmary, dorms, activity rooms and storage area of the camp, (see press articles under Archives). A $2.9 million dollar contract was recently awarded to … [Read more...]

5 à 7 Information Event

On the evening of September 24th, 2014, over 70 concerned friends and neighbors of Camp Garagona were invited to the Bishop Stewart Church of the Holy trinity in the village of Frelighsburg to hear representatives of the Association Garagona, the Butters Foundation and Butters Homes provide the latest information on the fundraising campaign of the … [Read more...]

Camp Garagona

            This camp for intellectually disabled and autistic people in Frelighsburg, near the American border, was started in 1970, and has been in operation for over 40 years. It is a bilingual camp that serves over 350 campers each summer and offers respite services during peak holiday periods and … [Read more...]