A unique resort that offers a vacation opportunity for dialysis patients and their families


What do I need to bring?

Here’s a list of some things that Lions Camp Dorset does provide.

  • Pillows
  • Mattress cover
  • Comforter/bedspread
  • Dishes, cutlery, cooking utensils
  • Pots & pans
  • Some toilet paper (extra wouls be advisable)
  • 1 flashlight
  • Electric fan
  • Life jackets
  • 2 lawn chairs
  • Firewood – no charge
  • 1 kitchen & 1 bathroom garbage bag
  • Radio/Alarm clock

What time do we check in and check out?

Check in: Sunday from 11am to 3pm

Check out: Saturday by 10am

Where do I send my cheque?

Send cheques to:

Medical Centre Administrator
Lion’s Camp Dorset
P.O. Box 306
Dorset, ON CANADA P0A 1E0

Please make your cheque payable to “Lions Camp Dorset.”

***Debit or Credit Cards are not accepted.

What if I am on the transplant list?

If you are on the transplant list and plan to attend Lions Camp Dorset, please provide your Transplant Co-ordinator with the details of your stay with us, and the Medical office at (705) 766-2220 24 hrs per day coverage.

Can I drink the tap water?

Yes you can! Our well water is cold & sweet … very much like spring water. It’s tested regularly by the Ministry of Health.

Can I bring my pet with me?


Effective 2015, pets  are no longer allowed at Lions Camp Dorset.

Happy Tails Pet Resort & Camp

Muskoka Pet Lodge

Getting treatments …

What time do I come for dialysis?

The Confirmation and Needs Form has a section for you to request time in advance of your arrival. You will be given your scheduled time at check in on Sunday. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee your requested time.

Can my family members visit me during dialysis?

Yes, we encourage family members to visit the clinic during dialysis treatments.

Will I feel comfortable dialyzing here?

We understand the anxiety you may feel dialyzing in a different environment, away from your home unit. That is why we offer the tour of the unit to you and your family members when you arrive. It is also one of the reasons why Camp Dorset has an open door policy to your family members while you’re on dialysis.

Kicking back …

What do I bring to the “Pot Luck” Dinner?

We provide the hot dogs…You provide your favorite dish to share. Don’t want hot dogs? Bring an alternate dish for yourself.

How does bingo work?

Forget about that dream retirement ’cause we don’t offer cash prizes! Instead, everyone brings a small gift for the prize table (i.e.: nothing that costs over a tooney!)

Did you know? …

For the week that you stay with us, your area Kidney Foundation Chapter donates $200.00 to Camp Dorset to help cover our operating costs.

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