The idea of grandparents as caregivers is nothing new. Grandparents are often the people that parents turn to when they need advice, help, childcare, and support. But what of the grandparents who have had to step in beyond the role of doting elders? GrandParenting takes an intimate look at the lives of several grandparents who have taken full time custody of their grandchildren, because their own children are unable to do so, due to problems that include drug addiction and mental or physical disorders. In Canada, some 70,000 grandchildren are being raised by their grandparents; it's a situation that occurs throughout the globe.
It's a typical summer at a place that is anything but typical. Camp Winston is a camp for children with complex neurological disorders. Here, against the backdrop of a beautiful Muskoka, Canada summer, the children are given the opportunity to grow, have fun, and be embraced for exactly who they are.