Ontario Special Needs Summer Camp Listing

 

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Please note that this page is currently being updated.  Last update 21/04/2017

Name:  Autism Ontario Niagara Region Website:  http://www.autismontario.com/niagara City:  Niagara Region Address:  Various locations within the Niagara Region Contact:  905-682-2776 Ages:  5-13 Price:  $200-$400 Registration:   http://www.autismontario.com/client/aso/ao.nsf/Niagara/Children's+Programs Info:  The Niagara Region Chapter Summer Camp is a program that welcomes all individuals with autism spectrum disorder and provides the ultimate camp experience. We believe Summer Camp should be a safe place where campers can be properly supported as they create, explore, and achieve the unthinkable. This camp is run for six consecutive weeks over the July and August summer months, running in three locations across the Niagara Region; St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, and Welland (with two weeks in each location).  

Name:  Autism Ontario Niagara Region
Website:  http://www.autismontario.com/niagara
City:  Niagara Region
Address:  Various locations within the Niagara Region
Contact:  905-682-2776
Ages:  5-13
Price:  $200-$400
Registration:   http://www.autismontario.com/client/aso/ao.nsf/Niagara/Children's+Programs
Info:  The Niagara Region Chapter Summer Camp is a program that welcomes all individuals with autism spectrum disorder and provides the ultimate camp experience. We believe Summer Camp should be a safe place where campers can be properly supported as they create, explore, and achieve the unthinkable.

This camp is run for six consecutive weeks over the July and August summer months, running in three locations across the Niagara Region; St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, and Welland (with two weeks in each location).



 

Name:  Bayview Glen Day Camp (Sunshine Program) Website:  http://www.bayviewglendaycamp.com/ City:  Toronto Address:  275 Duncan Mill Road Contact:  416-449-7746 Ages:  4-15 Price:  Varies Registration:  http://www.bayviewglendaycamp.com/registration.html Info:  SUNSHINE PROGRAM For boys and girls with special needs Supporting the integration of campers with special needs is one of our core philosophies. The Director and Sunshine Coordinator will meet with the parents to review each camper's specific needs. We will then create and implement a program and support system for your child. This ensures a successful integration and a rewarding camp experience for all of our campers and staff. If, as in some instances, the support required exceeds our standard level of supervision, there will be an additional fee for any extra support provided. Bayview Glen Day Camp has proudly aligned with Jacob's Ladder. Each year Jacob's Ladder climbs higher and hopes to get closer to finding cures for neurodegenerative illnesses. Jacob has been attending Bayview Glen Day Camp as a camper for five years now. While having the time of his life, little did he know that he was changing the lives of others as well. Please visit www.jacobsladder.ca for more information.  

Name:  Bayview Glen Day Camp (Sunshine Program)
Website:  http://www.bayviewglendaycamp.com/
City:  Toronto
Address:  275 Duncan Mill Road
Contact:  416-449-7746
Ages:  4-15
Price:  Varies
Registration:  http://www.bayviewglendaycamp.com/registration.html
Info:  SUNSHINE PROGRAM
For boys and girls with special needs

Supporting the integration of campers with special needs is one of our core philosophies.

The Director and Sunshine Coordinator will meet with the parents to review each camper's specific needs. We will then create and implement a program and support system for your child. This ensures a successful integration and a rewarding camp experience for all of our campers and staff.

If, as in some instances, the support required exceeds our standard level of supervision, there will be an additional fee for any extra support provided.

Bayview Glen Day Camp has proudly aligned with Jacob's Ladder. Each year Jacob's Ladder climbs higher and hopes to get closer to finding cures for neurodegenerative illnesses. Jacob has been attending Bayview Glen Day Camp as a camper for five years now. While having the time of his life, little did he know that he was changing the lives of others as well. Please visit www.jacobsladder.ca for more information.

 

Name:  Camp Awakening - For Children & Youth with Physical Disabilities Website:  https://campawakening.com/ City:  Toronto Address:  150 Eglinton Ave E #403 Contact:  416-487-8400 Ages:  9-18 Price:  Camp Awakening is a registered charity and receives no government funding. We operate on a shared-cost basis meaning the published fees are already subsidized by our generous community of donors and are just 50% of the "true cost" of camp. Camper fees vary per session and fees have not been raised in 4 years. Fees include: accommodation, meals, staff supervision, activities & programming, accessible transportation between Toronto-Camp, and at-camp Tuck Shop. Camp Awakening has information on a wide variety of financial assistance options and will support your family in your efforts to secure appropriate funding. Camper families are REQUIRED to apply for all eligible funding.  We are committed to supporting you through this process. The Executive Director will speak with you privately and confidentially about financial assistance. Registration:  https://campawakening.com/home/about-camp-awakening/apply/ Info:   Founded in 1982, Camp Awakening is a registered charity offering summer camp programs that give youth with physical disabilities the opportunity to increase independence, make lasting friendships, develop confidence and accomplish things they never thought possible. Camp Awakening partners with established summer camps offering a wide range of activities and a dedicated accessible cabin. Our summer camp and leadership programs create opportunities for youth with physical disabilities to make friends with other campers just like them and accomplish things that they never thought they could before.  Building on over 30 years of experience, Camp Awakening counsellors are great role models and mentors who are skilled at adapting activities to meet each campers’ desire for adventure. As a registered charity, Camp Awakening does not receive any government funding. We rely on the generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations and community groups to provide the funds necessary to make camp happen each summer.  

Name:  Camp Awakening - For Children & Youth with Physical Disabilities
Website:  https://campawakening.com/
City:  Toronto
Address:  150 Eglinton Ave E #403
Contact:  416-487-8400
Ages:  9-18
Price:  Camp Awakening is a registered charity and receives no government funding. We operate on a shared-cost basis meaning the published fees are already subsidized by our generous community of donors and are just 50% of the "true cost" of camp.

Camper fees vary per session and fees have not been raised in 4 years.

Fees include: accommodation, meals, staff supervision, activities & programming, accessible transportation between Toronto-Camp, and at-camp Tuck Shop.

Camp Awakening has information on a wide variety of financial assistance options and will support your family in your efforts to secure appropriate funding.

Camper families are REQUIRED to apply for all eligible funding.  We are committed to supporting you through this process.

The Executive Director will speak with you privately and confidentially about financial assistance.

Registration:  https://campawakening.com/home/about-camp-awakening/apply/
Info:   Founded in 1982, Camp Awakening is a registered charity offering summer camp programs that give youth with physical disabilities the opportunity to increase independence, make lasting friendships, develop confidence and accomplish things they never thought possible.

Camp Awakening partners with established summer camps offering a wide range of activities and a dedicated accessible cabin. Our summer camp and leadership programs create opportunities for youth with physical disabilities to make friends with other campers just like them and accomplish things that they never thought they could before.  Building on over 30 years of experience, Camp Awakening counsellors are great role models and mentors who are skilled at adapting activities to meet each campers’ desire for adventure.

As a registered charity, Camp Awakening does not receive any government funding. We rely on the generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations and community groups to provide the funds necessary to make camp happen each summer.

 

Name:  Camp Concord Website:  http://campconcord.ca/Home.html City:  McArthur's Mills Address:  R.R. #1, McArthur's Mills, Ontario Contact:  905-320-8010 or info@campconcord.ca Ages:  8-13 Price:  http://campconcord.ca/Home.html Registration:   http://campconcord.ca/Home.html Info:   Our Rock-hounders Program; designed for younger campers (around age 8-13) will include activities to develop, encourage social skills, and will boost confidence. There are tons of activities to choose from and you don’t need to be an expert! This is an opportunity for the camper to try something new, or become skilled in an area they love. Making friends and keeping them is our goal!   Our Summit Program; designed for camper’s aged 13+. Our highly trained staff will help build their social skills while gaining critical job and independence skills in a fun, friendly and safe environment. This program will encompass many areas of daily living with active learning opportunities such as making trips into town to do laundry, or purchase food and ingredients for meals. These campers will also take part in activities that contribute to harmonious camp life like cabin duties, maintenance around camp, harvesting vegetable garden, learning work ethics and over coming challenges of working in groups.  Campers will create a “home” of their own at camp and will walk away confident with new skills, a foundation for future employment and being more self sufficient.  

Name:  Camp Concord
Website:  http://campconcord.ca/Home.html
City:  McArthur's Mills
Address:  R.R. #1, McArthur's Mills, Ontario
Contact:  905-320-8010 or info@campconcord.ca
Ages:  8-13
Price:  http://campconcord.ca/Home.html
Registration:   http://campconcord.ca/Home.html
Info:   Our Rock-hounders Program; designed for younger campers (around age 8-13) will include activities to develop, encourage social skills, and will boost confidence. There are tons of activities to choose from and you don’t need to be an expert! This is an opportunity for the camper to try something new, or become skilled in an area they love. Making friends and keeping them is our goal!  

Our Summit Program; designed for camper’s aged 13+. Our highly trained staff will help build their social skills while gaining critical job and independence skills in a fun, friendly and safe environment. This program will encompass many areas of daily living with active learning opportunities such as making trips into town to do laundry, or purchase food and ingredients for meals. These campers will also take part in activities that contribute to harmonious camp life like cabin duties, maintenance around camp, harvesting vegetable garden, learning work ethics and over coming challenges of working in groups.  Campers will create a “home” of their own at camp and will walk away confident with new skills, a foundation for future employment and being more self sufficient.

 

Name:  Camp Dawn Website:  http://www.campdawn.ca/ City: West Waterford Address:  433 Thompson Rd. Contact:  campdawninfo@gmail.com Ages: http://www.campdawn.ca/ Price: http://www.campdawn.ca/ Registration:  http://www.campdawn.ca/ Info:  Camp Dawn is a registered charity which operates a 4 day camping retreat for adult survivors of an acquired brain injury. Camp is held each September at Rainbow Lake in Waterford Ontario (Camp Trillium).

Name:  Camp Dawn

Website:  http://www.campdawn.ca/

City: West Waterford

Address:  433 Thompson Rd.

Contact:  campdawninfo@gmail.com

Ages: http://www.campdawn.ca/

Price: http://www.campdawn.ca/

Registration:  http://www.campdawn.ca/

Info:  Camp Dawn is a registered charity which operates a 4 day camping retreat for adult survivors of an acquired brain injury. Camp is held each September at Rainbow Lake in Waterford Ontario (Camp Trillium).

Name:  Camp Banting Website:  http://www.dcamps.ca/Summer-Camps/Camp-Banting.aspx City: Maberly Address: 530 Hanna Rd. Contact:  campbanting@diabetes.ca Ages: 7-15 Price: Varies Registration: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CanadianDiabetesAssociation Info:  Camp Banting is Canada’s oldest operating camp for children with diabetes.  Camp Banting accommodates approximately 70 campers, ages seven to 15.   Camp Banting offers chartered bus service to camper families from both Ottawa and Kingston. Camp program and medical staff are present on the bus and escort the campers to and from camp.   Campers may also be dropped off and picked up at Camp Banting by their families. Camp Banting staff are all certified in Standard First Aid, CPR Level C and have a clear criminal background check. Here is the information guide: http://www.dcamps.ca/getattachment/Summer-Camps/Camp-Banting/2017-Camp-Banting-Information-Guide.pdf.aspx

Name:  Camp Banting

Website:  http://www.dcamps.ca/Summer-Camps/Camp-Banting.aspx

City: Maberly

Address: 530 Hanna Rd.

Contact:  campbanting@diabetes.ca

Ages: 7-15

Price: Varies

Registration: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CanadianDiabetesAssociation

Info:  Camp Banting is Canada’s oldest operating camp for children with diabetes.  Camp Banting accommodates approximately 70 campers, ages seven to 15.  
Camp Banting offers chartered bus service to camper families from both Ottawa and Kingston. Camp program and medical staff are present on the bus and escort the campers to and from camp.  
Campers may also be dropped off and picked up at Camp Banting by their families.

Camp Banting staff are all certified in Standard First Aid, CPR Level C and have a clear criminal background check.

Here is the information guide: http://www.dcamps.ca/getattachment/Summer-Camps/Camp-Banting/2017-Camp-Banting-Information-Guide.pdf.aspx

Name:  Camp Discovery Website:  http://www.dcamps.ca/Summer-Camps/Camp-Discovery.aspx City:  London Address: 2311 Oxford St. West Contact: campdiscovery@diabetes.ca Ages: 7-15 Price: Varies Registration: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CanadianDiabetesAssociation Info: Camp Discovery was founded in 2004 and has since been a leading overnight camp for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes. After almost a decade at its original site, Camp Discovery moved to Easter Seals Camp Woodeden on the western outskirts of London, Ont.   Since its inception, Camp Discovery has been strongly supported by medical staff in southeastern Ontario, especially from the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre.    Camp Discovery is for children and youth between the ages of 7 and 16. To complement its Overnight Camp, Camp Discovery also offers a Leadership Development Program. Camp Discovery is held at Easter Seals Camp Woodeden in London, Ontario and overlooks the Thames River.  Website:  http://www.dcamps.ca/Summer-Camps/Camp-Discovery.aspx Location: London, Ontario Ages: 8-16 years; diabetes Info: Camp Discovery was founded in 2004 and has since been a leading overnight camp for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes. After almost a decade at its original site, Camp Discovery moved to Easter Seals Camp Woodeden on the western outskirts of London, Ont.   Since its inception, Camp Discovery has been strongly supported by medical staff in southeastern Ontario, especially from the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre.    Camp Discovery is for children and youth between the ages of 7 and 16. To complement its Overnight Camp, Camp Discovery also offers a Leadership Development Program. Camp Discovery is held at Easter Seals Camp Woodeden in London, Ontario and overlooks the Thames River. 

Name:  Camp Discovery

Website:  http://www.dcamps.ca/Summer-Camps/Camp-Discovery.aspx

City:  London

Address: 2311 Oxford St. West

Contact: campdiscovery@diabetes.ca

Ages: 7-15

Price: Varies

Registration: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CanadianDiabetesAssociation

Info: Camp Discovery was founded in 2004 and has since been a leading overnight camp for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes. After almost a decade at its original site, Camp Discovery moved to Easter Seals Camp Woodeden on the western outskirts of London, Ont.
 
Since its inception, Camp Discovery has been strongly supported by medical staff in southeastern Ontario, especially from the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre.
  
Camp Discovery is for children and youth between the ages of 7 and 16. To complement its Overnight Camp, Camp Discovery also offers a Leadership Development Program. Camp Discovery is held at Easter Seals Camp Woodeden in London, Ontario and overlooks the Thames River. 

Website:  http://www.dcamps.ca/Summer-Camps/Camp-Discovery.aspx
Location: London, Ontario
Ages: 8-16 years; diabetes
Info: Camp Discovery was founded in 2004 and has since been a leading overnight camp for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes. After almost a decade at its original site, Camp Discovery moved to Easter Seals Camp Woodeden on the western outskirts of London, Ont.
 
Since its inception, Camp Discovery has been strongly supported by medical staff in southeastern Ontario, especially from the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre.
  
Camp Discovery is for children and youth between the ages of 7 and 16. To complement its Overnight Camp, Camp Discovery also offers a Leadership Development Program. Camp Discovery is held at Easter Seals Camp Woodeden in London, Ontario and overlooks the Thames River. 

Name:  Camp Huronda Website: http://www.dcamps.ca/Summer-Camps/Camp-Huronda.aspx City: Huntsville Address: 1252 South Waseosa Lake Rd. Contact:  camphuronda@diabetes.ca Ages:  7-15 Price: Varies Registration: Info: Camp Huronda was founded in 1964. For seven years, Camp Huronda rented space at Camp Beausoleil and Camp Couchiching before finding a permanent home on Lake Waseosa in 1971, at the previous site of Camp Waseosa. Camp Huronda is the only camp facility owned by the Canadian Diabetes Association and the only camp that runs a full summer program.   Camp Huronda is located on the shores of Lake Waseosa in Ontario’s beautiful Muskoka area. It occupies 100 acres of land and includes gorgeous waterfront areas, a cool forest, and rugged hiking and mountain bike trails. Info: Camp Huronda was founded in 1964. For seven years, Camp Huronda rented space at Camp Beausoleil and Camp Couchiching before finding a permanent home on Lake Waseosa in 1971, at the previous site of Camp Waseosa. Camp Huronda is the only camp facility owned by the Canadian Diabetes Association and the only camp that runs a full summer program.   Camp Huronda is located on the shores of Lake Waseosa in Ontario’s beautiful Muskoka area. It occupies 100 acres of land and includes gorgeous waterfront areas, a cool forest, and rugged hiking and mountain bike trails.

Name:  Camp Huronda

Website: http://www.dcamps.ca/Summer-Camps/Camp-Huronda.aspx

City: Huntsville

Address: 1252 South Waseosa Lake Rd.

Contact:  camphuronda@diabetes.ca

Ages:  7-15

Price: Varies

Registration:

Info: Camp Huronda was founded in 1964. For seven years, Camp Huronda rented space at Camp Beausoleil and Camp Couchiching before finding a permanent home on Lake Waseosa in 1971, at the previous site of Camp Waseosa. Camp Huronda is the only camp facility owned by the Canadian Diabetes Association and the only camp that runs a full summer program.
 
Camp Huronda is located on the shores of Lake Waseosa in Ontario’s beautiful Muskoka area. It occupies 100 acres of land and includes gorgeous waterfront areas, a cool forest, and rugged hiking and mountain bike trails.


Info: Camp Huronda was founded in 1964. For seven years, Camp Huronda rented space at Camp Beausoleil and Camp Couchiching before finding a permanent home on Lake Waseosa in 1971, at the previous site of Camp Waseosa. Camp Huronda is the only camp facility owned by the Canadian Diabetes Association and the only camp that runs a full summer program.
 
Camp Huronda is located on the shores of Lake Waseosa in Ontario’s beautiful Muskoka area. It occupies 100 acres of land and includes gorgeous waterfront areas, a cool forest, and rugged hiking and mountain bike trails.

Name:  Camp Kennebec Website:  https://www.campkennebec.com/ City: Arden Address: 1422 Cox Rd Contact: 613-335-2114 Ages: 6-25 Price: $1500-$2500 /week Registration: https://campkennebec.campbrainregistration.com/?_ga=1.254979656.1585100688.1490880156 Info:  At Camp Kennebec, campers aged 6+ with Autism, ADHD, learning & social difficulties & other special needs have a great time, accomplish more than they ever expected, make new friends & create fabulous summer memories they deserve. Every day is a perfect blend of individual choice & 50+ waterfront, land, creative and artistic activities including horseback riding & water-skiing. A warm welcome for children and teens with special needs including Autism, ADHD, OCD, Down Syndrome, social and anxiety issues, aged 6 and up Overnight camp sessions lasting from 1-8 weeks. You choose the session length that works best for your family Spectacular, unspoiled setting on nearly 1,000 acres and 4 lakes near Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal Unforgettable summer camp experiences filled with fun, laughter and new adventures 50+ land, water and arts activities to choose from. Camper favourites include horseback riding, go karts, high ropes, water-skiing, fishing and the arts Exciting excursions to movies and Bon Echo Provincial Park. Campers love our overnight camping trips on our private island, theme days and special events Delicious, nutritionally balanced meals featuring fresh baked bread, a salad bar, homemade soups & desserts

Name:  Camp Kennebec

Website:  https://www.campkennebec.com/

City: Arden

Address: 1422 Cox Rd

Contact: 613-335-2114

Ages: 6-25

Price: $1500-$2500 /week

Registration: https://campkennebec.campbrainregistration.com/?_ga=1.254979656.1585100688.1490880156

Info:  At Camp Kennebec, campers aged 6+ with Autism, ADHD, learning & social difficulties & other special needs have a great time, accomplish more than they ever expected, make new friends & create fabulous summer memories they deserve. Every day is a perfect blend of individual choice & 50+ waterfront, land, creative and artistic activities including horseback riding & water-skiing.

A warm welcome for children and teens with special needs including Autism, ADHD, OCD, Down Syndrome, social and anxiety issues, aged 6 and up

Overnight camp sessions lasting from 1-8 weeks. You choose the session length that works best for your family

Spectacular, unspoiled setting on nearly 1,000 acres and 4 lakes near Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal

Unforgettable summer camp experiences filled with fun, laughter and new adventures

50+ land, water and arts activities to choose from. Camper favourites include horseback riding, go karts, high ropes, water-skiing, fishing and the arts

Exciting excursions to movies and Bon Echo Provincial Park. Campers love our overnight camping trips on our private island, theme days and special events

Delicious, nutritionally balanced meals featuring fresh baked bread, a salad bar, homemade soups & desserts

Name:  Camp Kirk Website:  http://www.campkirk.com/ City:  Kirkfield Address:  1083 Portage Rd Contact: 705-438-1353 or campkirk@campkirk.com Ages:  6-13 Price:  $2040 to $2720 /week Registration: http://www.campkirk.com/apply.html Info:  With plenty of staff support and a non-competitive program, the Camp Kirk experience is tailored to building resiliency and boosting confidence. Our warm environment allows our campers to truly enjoy the summer - as every kid should! Special accommodations for children with Learning Disabilities, AD/HD, High Functioning Autism and Incontinence/Bedwetting. Unique experience for kids 6 to 13 with exceptionalities: LD/AD(H)D, ASD and/or Incontinence (bedwetting) issues. Established in 1993. Staff/camper ratio of 32/36, Camp Kirk provides a nurturing, non-competitive environment allowing children opportunities to achieve success and raise their self-esteem. Give your child the magic of empowerment through the Camp Kirk experience.

Name:  Camp Kirk

Website:  http://www.campkirk.com/

City:  Kirkfield

Address:  1083 Portage Rd

Contact: 705-438-1353 or campkirk@campkirk.com

Ages:  6-13

Price:  $2040 to $2720 /week

Registration: http://www.campkirk.com/apply.html

Info:  With plenty of staff support and a non-competitive program, the Camp Kirk experience is tailored to building resiliency and boosting confidence.
Our warm environment allows our campers to truly enjoy the summer - as every kid should!
Special accommodations for children with Learning Disabilities, AD/HD, High Functioning Autism and Incontinence/Bedwetting.

Unique experience for kids 6 to 13 with exceptionalities: LD/AD(H)D, ASD and/or Incontinence (bedwetting) issues. Established in 1993. Staff/camper ratio of 32/36, Camp Kirk provides a nurturing, non-competitive environment allowing children opportunities to achieve success and raise their self-esteem. Give your child the magic of empowerment through the Camp Kirk experience.

Name:  Camp Kodiak Website:  http://www.campkodiak.com/ City:  McKellar Address:  200 Kodiak Road Contact:  905-569-7595 or info@campkodiak.com Ages:  6-18 Price: $1239 to $1425 /week Registration:  https://campkodiak.campbrainregistration.com/ Info:  Integrated, non-competitive camp for children and teens with and without LD, ADHD and high-functioning ASD. SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAM, ACADEMIC PROGRAM, and 50+ SPORTS and ACTIVITIES. Staff includes many educators, social workers, child & youth workers. 2-to-1 ratio. Doctor and 3 RNs on site. Lakefront cabins with electricity, full bathroom & shower. 425 acres & 4 km of lakefront.  All camp activities are planned with a view to teaching skills, building confidence and improving self-esteem. We achieve this by carefully structuring all of our activities to ensure success. Teaching is done by skilled instructors who break tasks down into manageable chunks and present them in a logical sequence. In this way we can be sure that our campers will be successful. We acknowledge every accomplishment, and never miss the opportunity to provide positive feedback and recognition.

Name:  Camp Kodiak

Website:  http://www.campkodiak.com/

City:  McKellar

Address:  200 Kodiak Road

Contact:  905-569-7595 or info@campkodiak.com

Ages:  6-18

Price: $1239 to $1425 /week

Registration:  https://campkodiak.campbrainregistration.com/

Info:  Integrated, non-competitive camp for children and teens with and without LD, ADHD and high-functioning ASD. SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAM, ACADEMIC PROGRAM, and 50+ SPORTS and ACTIVITIES. Staff includes many educators, social workers, child & youth workers. 2-to-1 ratio. Doctor and 3 RNs on site. Lakefront cabins with electricity, full bathroom & shower. 425 acres & 4 km of lakefront.

 All camp activities are planned with a view to teaching skills, building confidence and improving self-esteem. We achieve this by carefully structuring all of our activities to ensure success. Teaching is done by skilled instructors who break tasks down into manageable chunks and present them in a logical sequence. In this way we can be sure that our campers will be successful. We acknowledge every accomplishment, and never miss the opportunity to provide positive feedback and recognition.

Name:   Camp Marydale Website:  http://cyo.on.ca/campmarydale/ City:  Mount Hope Address:  5999 Chippewa Road Contact: 905-528-0011 Ages:  4-13 Price:  https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CYOCampMarydale#/selectSessions/1673302 Registration:  https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CYOCampMarydale Info:  Since 1963, Camp Marydale offers boys and girls a fun-filled summer experience. Each camper will learn new skills, make new friends and develop an appreciation of nature as a creation of God. Our goal is to provide our campers with fun, new experiences! Each day, campers will have an hour of group time, a division game/activity, an hour of swimming, a camper choice activity, as well as, one of our core programs. Please note that different age groups use different programming areas and equipment, to ensure they are having age appropriate fun and challenges throughout their time at Marydale. Marydale Park is found minutes from the heart of Hamilton and runs adjacent to the Binbrook Conservation area.The C.Y.O. has made it our mission to break down barriers, fully integrating all children despite their financial situation, religious or ethnic background, or ability.

Name:   Camp Marydale

Website:  http://cyo.on.ca/campmarydale/

City:  Mount Hope

Address:  5999 Chippewa Road

Contact: 905-528-0011

Ages:  4-13

Price:  https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CYOCampMarydale#/selectSessions/1673302

Registration:  https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CYOCampMarydale

Info:  Since 1963, Camp Marydale offers boys and girls a fun-filled summer experience. Each camper will learn new skills, make new friends and develop an appreciation of nature as a creation of God. Our goal is to provide our campers with fun, new experiences!

Each day, campers will have an hour of group time, a division game/activity, an hour of swimming, a camper choice activity, as well as, one of our core programs. Please note that different age groups use different programming areas and equipment, to ensure they are having age appropriate fun and challenges throughout their time at Marydale.

Marydale Park is found minutes from the heart of Hamilton and runs adjacent to the Binbrook Conservation area.The C.Y.O. has made it our mission to break down barriers, fully integrating all children despite their financial situation, religious or ethnic background, or ability.

Name:  Camp Misquah Website:  http://misquah.com/ City:  Gracefield Address:  Lac Bitobi, Gracefield, Quebec Contact:  613-867-3959 or campmisquah2017@gmail.com Ages:  8-35 Price: http://misquah.com/camp-misquah-registration-for-2017-is-now-open Registration:  http://misquah.com/camp-misquah-registration-for-2017-is-now-open Info:  Camp Misquah provides camping opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Our programs are within 1 hour from Ottawa. Clients enjoy many activities including swimming, hiking, arts and crafts and campfires.  The best way to meet our guest’s special needs is to provide professional, caring staff members.  For that reason, the camper-staff ratio is kept at 2:1.  Staff are chosen for their experience, skills, and maturity.  Many staff members are bilingual and in addition are instructed in basic sign language, first aid, behaviour management as well as search and rescue.  The waterfront staff are NLS certified.

Name:  Camp Misquah

Website:  http://misquah.com/

City:  Gracefield

Address:  Lac Bitobi, Gracefield, Quebec

Contact:  613-867-3959 or campmisquah2017@gmail.com

Ages:  8-35

Price: http://misquah.com/camp-misquah-registration-for-2017-is-now-open

Registration:  http://misquah.com/camp-misquah-registration-for-2017-is-now-open

Info:  Camp Misquah provides camping opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Our programs are within 1 hour from Ottawa. Clients enjoy many activities including swimming, hiking, arts and crafts and campfires. 

The best way to meet our guest’s special needs is to provide professional, caring staff members.  For that reason, the camper-staff ratio is kept at 2:1.  Staff are chosen for their experience, skills, and maturity.  Many staff members are bilingual and in addition are instructed in basic sign language, first aid, behaviour management as well as search and rescue.  The waterfront staff are NLS certified.

  Name:  Camp Prospect Website: http://www.campprospect.com/ City: Barrie Address:  24 Dunlop St E Contact:  705-716-9231 or sarah@campprospect.com Ages:  http://www.campprospect.com/service.php?id=2 Price:  http://www.campprospect.com/service.php?id=2 Registration:  http://www.campprospect.com/service.php?id=4 Info:  Camp Prospect runs three camps every year for children and adults with special needs. We run a one week camp session over the Winter and March Breaks and a 5-6 week summer camp each summer. Each camp week is open to campers of all ages with varying special needs. Campers are split up internally into groups best suited to their support needs, age group and are placed with peers who will enjoy the same types of activities. Camp Prospect was established in 1998 at the Mansfield Outdoor Centre. The program originally ran as a 4 week summer camp for children and adults with special needs. After the first summer, there was a recognized need for more programs throughout the year. Christmas and March Break programs were added, as well as occasional weekends. Camp Prospect then expanded and opened its first year round program. This was the Cottage Program, which was a year round respite home, situated on the Mansfield property. The summer of 2010 Camp Prospect moved to a new property in Utopia, Ontario and has been running camp programs from that location ever since.

 

Name:  Camp Prospect

Website: http://www.campprospect.com/

City: Barrie

Address:  24 Dunlop St E

Contact:  705-716-9231 or sarah@campprospect.com

Ages:  http://www.campprospect.com/service.php?id=2

Price:  http://www.campprospect.com/service.php?id=2

Registration:  http://www.campprospect.com/service.php?id=4

Info:  Camp Prospect runs three camps every year for children and adults with special needs. We run a one week camp session over the Winter and March Breaks and a 5-6 week summer camp each summer. Each camp week is open to campers of all ages with varying special needs. Campers are split up internally into groups best suited to their support needs, age group and are placed with peers who will enjoy the same types of activities.

Camp Prospect was established in 1998 at the Mansfield Outdoor Centre. The program originally ran as a 4 week summer camp for children and adults with special needs.

After the first summer, there was a recognized need for more programs throughout the year. Christmas and March Break programs were added, as well as occasional weekends. Camp Prospect then expanded and opened its first year round program. This was the Cottage Program, which was a year round respite home, situated on the Mansfield property.

The summer of 2010 Camp Prospect moved to a new property in Utopia, Ontario and has been running camp programs from that location ever since.

  Name:  Camp Smitty Website:  http://www.campsmitty.com/ City:  Eganville Address:  98 Mink Lake Rd. Contact:  613-628-2403 Ages:  8-16 Price: Subsidy - $1200 Registration:  http://www.campsmitty.com/index.php?page=how-to-register Info:  Our camp is open to all boys and girls aged 8-16 years of age who are ready for the physical and social dynamics of a ten-day residential camping program. We hold high expectations with regards to the level of respect and courtesy extended amongst campers, and balance these expectations with a high level of support provided by positive role models. Our trained staff team will model, consistently, the very characteristics we purport to teach our campers. We will make special concerted efforts to ensure that all children and families, regardless of financial situation, feel welcome and included at Camp Smitty. We will create a registration process that is barrier-free, and will actively attempt to provide information that is supportive to the cultural and socio-economic diversity we strive to serve. Program Focus: Self-Concept: Enhancing self-esteem, feeling good/positive about oneself, discovering talents/interests, being included in decision-making. Social Skills: Developing interpersonal competence, group living, getting along with others, gaining appreciation for diversity. Character: Building positive values, mutual respect, taking responsibility for self, learning skills, unique outdoor experiences. Fun: Good old-fashioned healthy fun, room to breathe, getting 'unplugged', chance to be a kid.

 

Name:  Camp Smitty

Website:  http://www.campsmitty.com/

City:  Eganville

Address:  98 Mink Lake Rd.

Contact:  613-628-2403

Ages:  8-16

Price: Subsidy - $1200

Registration:  http://www.campsmitty.com/index.php?page=how-to-register

Info:  Our camp is open to all boys and girls aged 8-16 years of age who are ready for the physical and social dynamics of a ten-day residential camping program.

We hold high expectations with regards to the level of respect and courtesy extended amongst campers, and balance these expectations with a high level of support provided by positive role models. Our trained staff team will model, consistently, the very characteristics we purport to teach our campers.

We will make special concerted efforts to ensure that all children and families, regardless of financial situation, feel welcome and included at Camp Smitty. We will create a registration process that is barrier-free, and will actively attempt to provide information that is supportive to the cultural and socio-economic diversity we strive to serve.

Program Focus:

Self-Concept: Enhancing self-esteem, feeling good/positive about oneself, discovering talents/interests, being included in decision-making.

Social Skills: Developing interpersonal competence, group living, getting along with others, gaining appreciation for diversity.

Character: Building positive values, mutual respect, taking responsibility for self, learning skills, unique outdoor experiences.

Fun: Good old-fashioned healthy fun, room to breathe, getting 'unplugged', chance to be a kid.

  Name:  Camp Towhee Website:  http://www.camptowhee.ca/main-page.html City: Haliburton Address:  1393 Camp Towhee Road Contact:  705-457-2741 or towhee@childdevelop.ca Ages: 10-18 Price: $2200 - $3300 Registration:  http://www.camptowhee.ca/parents/registration.htm Info: -       Applicant must have a current psychological assessment that indicates the presence of a learning disability and average or above-average cognitive reasoning skills (IQ). -       Children and adolescents who experience social, emotional, mental health & behavioural problems. -       Children and adolescents who can manage an intensive residential program. Please note that 2 or 3 weeks in an intensive residential camp environment is not for everyone. Not every type and level of behaviour difficulties can be managed in the camp environment, and constant one-one supervision is not available. Suitability for the camp program will be reviewed on a case by case basis and the final decision rests with the Camp Towhee Director in consultation with the Clinical Team at Integra.

 

Name:  Camp Towhee

Website:  http://www.camptowhee.ca/main-page.html

City: Haliburton

Address:  1393 Camp Towhee Road

Contact:  705-457-2741 or towhee@childdevelop.ca

Ages: 10-18

Price: $2200 - $3300

Registration:  http://www.camptowhee.ca/parents/registration.htm

Info:

-       Applicant must have a current psychological assessment that indicates the presence of a learning disability and average or above-average cognitive reasoning skills (IQ).

-       Children and adolescents who experience social, emotional, mental health & behavioural problems.

-       Children and adolescents who can manage an intensive residential program. Please note that 2 or 3 weeks in an intensive residential camp environment is not for everyone. Not every type and level of behaviour difficulties can be managed in the camp environment, and constant one-one supervision is not available. Suitability for the camp program will be reviewed on a case by case basis and the final decision rests with the Camp Towhee Director in consultation with the Clinical Team at Integra.

Name:  CNIB Lake Joseph Camp Website:  http://www.cnib.ca/en/about/facility/LakeJoseph/Pages/Programs.aspx City:  Mac Tier Address: 4 Joe Finley Way Contact: 705-375-2630 or lakejoe@cnib.ca Ages:  8-18 Price: $450 Registration: http://www.cnib.ca/en/about/facility/LakeJoseph/Pages/Programs.aspx Info:  CNIB's Lake Joseph Centre (commonly known as "Lake Joe") is a fully accessible lakefront facility located in the Muskoka region, providing a unique blend of recreation and vision rehabilitation in a safe, inclusive environment where guide dogs are welcome. Two hours north of Toronto, Lake Joe stretches over 12.5 acres of waterfront property on the northwest corner of beautiful Lake Joseph. There, a wide range of programs are available to people of all ages who are living with vision loss.

Name:  CNIB Lake Joseph Camp

Website:  http://www.cnib.ca/en/about/facility/LakeJoseph/Pages/Programs.aspx

City:  Mac Tier

Address: 4 Joe Finley Way

Contact: 705-375-2630 or lakejoe@cnib.ca

Ages:  8-18

Price: $450

Registration: http://www.cnib.ca/en/about/facility/LakeJoseph/Pages/Programs.aspx

Info:  CNIB's Lake Joseph Centre (commonly known as "Lake Joe") is a fully accessible lakefront facility located in the Muskoka region, providing a unique blend of recreation and vision rehabilitation in a safe, inclusive environment where guide dogs are welcome. Two hours north of Toronto, Lake Joe stretches over 12.5 acres of waterfront property on the northwest corner of beautiful Lake Joseph. There, a wide range of programs are available to people of all ages who are living with vision loss.

Name: Easter Seals Camp Merrywood Website: http://www.eastersealscamps.org/about/merrywood-camp City: Perth Address: 741 Port Elmsley Contact: 613-267-1244 Ages: 6-18 (campers must be registered with Easter Seals Price: min. $175 Registration:  http://www.eastersealscamps.org/applications Info:  At Easter Seals Camp Merrywood, campers expand their leadership abilities through a myriad of creative arts programs and multi-sports activities. During the summer,  the camp offers three 10-day Individual Camp sessions, one 5-day Discovery Camp session for children 6 – 12 years, one 7-day Sports Camp for campers 13-18 years, one five-day Family Camp session; three GEAR-UP and Leaders in Training sessions, and one 7-day Out-tripping Adventure trip to Algonquin Park. There is a camp staff of 70, which includes a team of 4 registered nurses and 2 healthcare assistants

Name: Easter Seals Camp Merrywood

Website: http://www.eastersealscamps.org/about/merrywood-camp

City: Perth

Address: 741 Port Elmsley

Contact: 613-267-1244

Ages: 6-18 (campers must be registered with Easter Seals

Price: min. $175

Registration:  http://www.eastersealscamps.org/applications

Info:  At Easter Seals Camp Merrywood, campers expand their leadership abilities through a myriad of creative arts programs and multi-sports activities. During the summer,  the camp offers three 10-day Individual Camp sessions, one 5-day Discovery Camp session for children 6 – 12 years, one 7-day Sports Camp for campers 13-18 years, one five-day Family Camp session; three GEAR-UP and Leaders in Training sessions, and one 7-day Out-tripping Adventure trip to Algonquin Park.

There is a camp staff of 70, which includes a team of 4 registered nurses and 2 healthcare assistants

Name:  Kinark Outdoor Center Autism Summer Camp Website:  http://www.koc.on.ca City:  Minden Address:  Queens Line Contact: 705-286-3555 Ages:  http://www.koc.on.ca Price: http://www.koc.on.ca Registration:  http://www.koc.on.ca/registration/summer-camp Info: This is a 5-day residential summer camp experience for children with Autism.  The focus of the week is on social and therapeutic recreation supported by a high ratio of staff to campers.  Groups of five campers experience the social skills inherent in a camp setting with four staff to support individual needs.  

Name:  Kinark Outdoor Center Autism Summer Camp

Website:  http://www.koc.on.ca

City:  Minden

Address:  Queens Line

Contact: 705-286-3555

Ages:  http://www.koc.on.ca

Price: http://www.koc.on.ca

Registration:  http://www.koc.on.ca/registration/summer-camp

Info: This is a 5-day residential summer camp experience for children with Autism.  The focus of the week is on social and therapeutic recreation supported by a high ratio of staff to campers.  Groups of five campers experience the social skills inherent in a camp setting with four staff to support individual needs.

 

Name:  Nova’s Ark Website:  http://www.novasark.ca/ City: Brooklin Address:  7505 Cedarbrook Trail Contact:  905-706-1009 or novasark@sympatico.ca Ages: varies Price:  varies Registration:  http://www.novasark.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017-SUMMER-CAMP-REGISTRATION-FORM.pdf Info:  Nova’s Ark runs Summer Camps during July and August.  The Camps offer opportunities for individuals with varied abilities to join our trained volunteers and college education placement students to explore the many interesting therapy animals and participate in indoor and outdoor activities . The focus continues to be on social and communication skills through exploration and sensory stimulation.  Individuals will be encouraged to participate, with their Circle of Friends, in a number of  structured interactive activities which are modified to meet the needs of each participant.

Name:  Nova’s Ark

Website:  http://www.novasark.ca/

City: Brooklin

Address:  7505 Cedarbrook Trail

Contact:  905-706-1009 or novasark@sympatico.ca

Ages: varies

Price:  varies

Registration:  http://www.novasark.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017-SUMMER-CAMP-REGISTRATION-FORM.pdf

Info:  Nova’s Ark runs Summer Camps during July and August.  The Camps offer opportunities for individuals with varied abilities to join our trained volunteers and college education placement students to explore the many interesting therapy animals and participate in indoor and outdoor activities .

The focus continues to be on social and communication skills through exploration and sensory stimulation.  Individuals will be encouraged to participate, with their Circle of Friends, in a number of  structured interactive activities which are modified to meet the needs of each participant.

Name: March of Dimes – Summer Recreation Program Geneva Park Website:  https://www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/programs/recreation/Pages/srp.aspx#GenevaPark City:  Orillia Address:  Camp Geneva Park Contact:  416-425-3463 or recreation@marchofdimes.ca Ages:  18 years + (living with a disability) Price: $2950 Registration:  https://www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/programs/recreation/Documents/Camp-GenevaPark-Orillia-2017-Application-Form3.pdf Info:  Program Includes: ·         Meals and accommodation for six days and five nights, equipment/activities, and attendant services ·         Daily activities including archery, rock climbing, trail walks, bonfires, fishing, arts and crafts, various water sport activities and lots more. ·         Transportation is not included.

Name: March of Dimes – Summer Recreation Program Geneva Park

Website:  https://www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/programs/recreation/Pages/srp.aspx#GenevaPark

City:  Orillia

Address:  Camp Geneva Park

Contact:  416-425-3463 or recreation@marchofdimes.ca

Ages:  18 years + (living with a disability)

Price: $2950

Registration:  https://www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/programs/recreation/Documents/Camp-GenevaPark-Orillia-2017-Application-Form3.pdf

Info:  Program Includes:

·         Meals and accommodation for six days and five nights, equipment/activities, and attendant services

·         Daily activities including archery, rock climbing, trail walks, bonfires, fishing, arts and crafts, various water sport activities and lots more.

·         Transportation is not included.

Website:  http://www.spectruminsights.ca/ City: Ottawa Address:  58 Grosvenor Ave Contact: 613-220-5920 or John@SpectrumInsights.ca Ages: 12-17 Price:  $400 /week Registration:  http://www.spectruminsights.ca/summer-camp.html Info:  Skills we cover Take the bus – Learn bus schedules, use the OC Transpo Website Time management – Planning our day trips, telling time, wearing a watch How to use money – where to keep your wallet, how to talk to a cashier, counting change, social skills in a line Social etiquette – on the bus, in theaters, shopping etc How to shop for yourself – Buying your own groceries, Buying personal effects like Deodorant, tooth brushes etc.  1-5 Ratio & 2-10 Ratio Our groups are small to better meet the needs of the individual student.  We focus on skills for the group and help each student attain their personal goals.  

Website:  http://www.spectruminsights.ca/

City: Ottawa

Address:  58 Grosvenor Ave

Contact: 613-220-5920 or John@SpectrumInsights.ca

Ages: 12-17

Price:  $400 /week

Registration:  http://www.spectruminsights.ca/summer-camp.html

Info:  Skills we cover

Take the bus – Learn bus schedules, use the OC Transpo Website

Time management – Planning our day trips, telling time, wearing a watch

How to use money – where to keep your wallet, how to talk to a cashier, counting change, social skills in a line

Social etiquette – on the bus, in theaters, shopping etc

How to shop for yourself – Buying your own groceries, Buying personal effects like Deodorant, tooth brushes etc. 

1-5 Ratio & 2-10 Ratio
Our groups are small to better meet the needs of the individual student.  We focus on skills for the group and help each student attain their personal goals.

 

Name:  Variety Village Website: http://www.varietyvillage.ca/ City: Scarborough Address: 3701 Danforth Ave. Contact: 416-699-7167 Ages: Varies. Please Consult Guide: http://www.varietyvillage.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-springsummer-full-guide-FEB-24.pdf Price: Varies. Please Consult Guide: http://www.varietyvillage.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-springsummer-full-guide-FEB-24.pdf Registration: http://www.varietyvillage.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/summer-camp-registration-form-2017-fillable1.pdf Info: Say hello to Summer! Camping is for everyone, and Variety Village offers a variety of programs to ensure we meet the needs and interests of your camper. Summer Day Camp offers new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships — extended hours is available to support your families busy schedule! For over 65 years our goal has been to improve the quality of life of all people, regardless of their abilities. By offering specialized programs and services, we create a level playing field without barriers, intimidation or other obstacles. Variety Village offers a broad range of integrated full-day camps for participants of all abilities*, ages 4 to 20+. Our Variety Village camp experience includes: A 76,000-square-foot gym, two indoor pools and a 200 metre indoor track; A combination of sports, swimming, games and training activities – all under one roof; A fun way to learn new skills, make new friends, and enhance self-esteem; An inclusive and barrier-free environment with experienced camp counselors

Name:  Variety Village

Website: http://www.varietyvillage.ca/

City: Scarborough

Address: 3701 Danforth Ave.

Contact: 416-699-7167

Ages: Varies. Please Consult Guide: http://www.varietyvillage.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-springsummer-full-guide-FEB-24.pdf

Price: Varies. Please Consult Guide: http://www.varietyvillage.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-springsummer-full-guide-FEB-24.pdf

Registration: http://www.varietyvillage.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/summer-camp-registration-form-2017-fillable1.pdf

Info: Say hello to Summer! Camping is for everyone, and Variety Village offers a variety of programs to ensure we meet the needs and interests of your camper. Summer Day Camp offers new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships — extended hours is available to support your families busy schedule!

For over 65 years our goal has been to improve the quality of life of all people, regardless of their abilities. By offering specialized programs and services, we create a level playing field without barriers, intimidation or other obstacles.

Variety Village offers a broad range of integrated full-day camps for participants of all abilities*, ages 4 to 20+. Our Variety Village camp experience includes:

A 76,000-square-foot gym, two indoor pools and a 200 metre indoor track;

A combination of sports, swimming, games and training activities – all under one roof;

A fun way to learn new skills, make new friends, and enhance self-esteem;

An inclusive and barrier-free environment with experienced camp counselors

Name:  Wetra Website:  https://wetra.ca City:  Essex Address: 3323 North Malden Road Contact: 519-726-7682 or info@wetra.ca Ages: https://wetra.ca/summer-break-camp/ Price: $325 Registration: https://wetra.ca/summer-break-camp/ Info: Our camps are devoted to assisting children to care for, and ride horses in a safe, fun and interactive environment. This is a great opportunity, to learn to feed, ride, and care for a horse in a safe, fun and enjoyable environment.

Name:  Wetra

Website:  https://wetra.ca

City:  Essex

Address: 3323 North Malden Road

Contact: 519-726-7682 or info@wetra.ca

Ages: https://wetra.ca/summer-break-camp/

Price: $325

Registration: https://wetra.ca/summer-break-camp/

Info: Our camps are devoted to assisting children to care for, and ride horses in a safe, fun and interactive environment. This is a great opportunity, to learn to feed, ride, and care for a horse in a safe, fun and enjoyable environment.

Name:  Magnificent Minds Website:  http://www.magnificentminds.ca/ City: North York Address: 47 Glenbrook Ave. Contact: 647-404-6349 Ages: Varies Price: http://www.magnificentminds.ca/summer-camp-4 Registration: http://www.magnificentminds.ca/summer-camp-4 Info: Come swim, explore, and develop lasting friendships! Campers experience an authentic day camp experience, with the care they need to thrive. ·         Individualized goal development for each camper ·         Low-ratio camp groups (1:4) ·         Focus on social and communication skill development under Natural Environment (NET) ABA model ·         Hands-on learning and skill building, but it feels like fun! ·         Highly qualified teaching professionals and therapists as camp staff ·         Camp program supervision by Senior Therapists/Clinical Coordinator ·         Daily written communication logs  

Name:  Magnificent Minds

Website:  http://www.magnificentminds.ca/

City: North York

Address: 47 Glenbrook Ave.

Contact: 647-404-6349

Ages: Varies

Price: http://www.magnificentminds.ca/summer-camp-4

Registration: http://www.magnificentminds.ca/summer-camp-4

Info: Come swim, explore, and develop lasting friendships! Campers experience an authentic day camp experience, with the care they need to thrive.

·         Individualized goal development for each camper

·         Low-ratio camp groups (1:4)

·         Focus on social and communication skill development under Natural Environment (NET) ABA model

·         Hands-on learning and skill building, but it feels like fun!

·         Highly qualified teaching professionals and therapists as camp staff

·         Camp program supervision by Senior Therapists/Clinical Coordinator

·         Daily written communication logs

 

Name:  Camp Arowhon Website:  http://camparowhon.com/ City:  Huntsville Address: Huntsville, Ontario Contact: 416-795-9060 or max@camparowhon.com Ages: http://camparowhon.com/parents/not-yet-registered/dates-rates/ Price: http://camparowhon.com/parents/not-yet-registered/dates-rates/ Registration: http://camparowhon.com/parents/not-yet-registered/dates-rates/ Info:  We welcome campers with special needs each session. For these children, camp is fun, growthful and safe, a place where they are fully included in the community and celebrated for who they are. For other campers, these children bring special gifts: By their presence they teach and remind us to respect every human and to know and cherish people who are different from ourselves. We have been welcoming our special campers for 20 years; they are important to us. Our campers with special needs live in fully integrated regular camper cabins, with an extra counsellor in the cabin to ensure that their particular needs are met. Which Special Needs We Can Accommodate We are able to accommodate campers with autism, developmental delays and Down’s Syndrome. Because of the rough terrain of our site, we cannot accommodate children with significant mobility limitations, and because camp requires group living, we also cannot accommodate children with behavioural issues. We can accommodate children with special needs for flexible session dates. For more information please contact mara@camparowhon.com

Name:  Camp Arowhon

Website:  http://camparowhon.com/

City:  Huntsville

Address: Huntsville, Ontario

Contact: 416-795-9060 or max@camparowhon.com

Ages: http://camparowhon.com/parents/not-yet-registered/dates-rates/

Price: http://camparowhon.com/parents/not-yet-registered/dates-rates/

Registration: http://camparowhon.com/parents/not-yet-registered/dates-rates/

Info:  We welcome campers with special needs each session.

For these children, camp is fun, growthful and safe, a place where they are fully included in the community and celebrated for who they are. For other campers, these children bring special gifts: By their presence they teach and remind us to respect every human and to know and cherish people who are different from ourselves. We have been welcoming our special campers for 20 years; they are important to us. Our campers with special needs live in fully integrated regular camper cabins, with an extra counsellor in the cabin to ensure that their particular needs are met.

Which Special Needs We Can Accommodate

We are able to accommodate campers with autism, developmental delays and Down’s Syndrome. Because of the rough terrain of our site, we cannot accommodate children with significant mobility limitations, and because camp requires group living, we also cannot accommodate children with behavioural issues. We can accommodate children with special needs for flexible session dates.

For more information please contact mara@camparowhon.com

Name: Willowgrove Website: http://www.willowgrove.ca/ City: Whitchurch-Stouffville Address: 11737 McCowan Rd. Contact: 905-640-2127 Ages: http://www.willowgrove.ca/Day-Camp/Special-Needs-and-Inclusion Price: http://www.willowgrove.ca/Day-Camp/Programs-and-Fees Registration: https://willowgrove.campbrainregistration.com/?ReturnUrl=%2fHome%2fLanding Info: Willowgrove Day Camp has a long and rich history of providing a quality camp experience for campers with special needs between the ages of 3 1/2 and 13. Campers with special needs are integrated into regular peer camper groups to participate in the entire camp day to the extent possible. An inclusion counselor is assigned to work one to one with the special needs camper. All campers in our Special Needs Program need to be: 1. Toilet Trained 2. Able to communicate 3. Independently mobile Special Needs fee: (in addition to regular camp fees)is $125/week. To request a tour or learn more about our Special Needs program, please contact our office to speak directly to Miriam Reesor, our Camp Director.

Name: Willowgrove

Website: http://www.willowgrove.ca/

City: Whitchurch-Stouffville

Address: 11737 McCowan Rd.

Contact: 905-640-2127

Ages: http://www.willowgrove.ca/Day-Camp/Special-Needs-and-Inclusion

Price: http://www.willowgrove.ca/Day-Camp/Programs-and-Fees

Registration: https://willowgrove.campbrainregistration.com/?ReturnUrl=%2fHome%2fLanding


Info: Willowgrove Day Camp has a long and rich history of providing a quality camp experience for campers with special needs between the ages of 3 1/2 and 13.

Campers with special needs are integrated into regular peer camper groups to participate in the entire camp day to the extent possible. An inclusion counselor is assigned to work one to one with the special needs camper.

All campers in our Special Needs Program need to be:

1. Toilet Trained

2. Able to communicate

3. Independently mobile

Special Needs fee: (in addition to regular camp fees)is $125/week.

To request a tour or learn more about our Special Needs program, please contact our office to speak directly to Miriam Reesor, our Camp Director.

Name: Ontario Pioneer Camp Website:  http://pioneercamp.ca/ City: Port Sydney Address: 942 Clearwater Lake Rd. Contact: 705-385-2370 Ages: 5-19 Price: $1490 - http://pioneercamp.ca/summer-camp/special-needs-program/ Registration:  http://pioneercamp.ca/summer-camp/register-here/ Info:  There are two leaders in a chalet with 3-4 ‘typically developing’ campers and one camper with an exceptionality. Both chalet leaders are equipped to meet the needs of the camper, modifying programming according to the campers’ physical, intellectual, social or behavioural needs and integrating them into the chalet. Campers with exceptionalities have 1:1 support throughout the day. This can be adjusted according to the camper’s independence and ability. Each camper is valued as an important part of the camp community, so we tailor the camping experience to fit the needs of each child. For instance, a child with autism having sensory issues might need to be introduced into the noisy dining hall by incremental steps. Our staff find ways to make the camping experience positive and inclusive for everyone.

Name: Ontario Pioneer Camp

Website:  http://pioneercamp.ca/

City: Port Sydney

Address: 942 Clearwater Lake Rd.

Contact: 705-385-2370

Ages: 5-19

Price: $1490 - http://pioneercamp.ca/summer-camp/special-needs-program/

Registration:  http://pioneercamp.ca/summer-camp/register-here/

Info:  There are two leaders in a chalet with 3-4 ‘typically developing’ campers and one camper with an exceptionality. Both chalet leaders are equipped to meet the needs of the camper, modifying programming according to the campers’ physical, intellectual, social or behavioural needs and integrating them into the chalet. Campers with exceptionalities have 1:1 support throughout the day. This can be adjusted according to the camper’s independence and ability.

Each camper is valued as an important part of the camp community, so we tailor the camping experience to fit the needs of each child. For instance, a child with autism having sensory issues might need to be introduced into the noisy dining hall by incremental steps. Our staff find ways to make the camping experience positive and inclusive for everyone.

Name:  Camp Shalom Website:  https://ontariochristiancamp.ca/ City:  Cambridge Address:  1985 Beke Road – R.R. #4 Contact:  1-888-226-7722 Ages:  https://ontariochristiancamp.ca/summer-camp-cambridge-guelph-waterloo-ontario/special-needs-camp-programs/ Price:  https://ontariochristiancamp.ca/summer-camp-cambridge-guelph-waterloo-ontario/special-needs-camp-programs/ Registration:  https://ontariochristiancamp.ca/summer-camp-cambridge-guelph-waterloo-ontario/register-now/ Info:  For over 30 year Camp Shalom has been a leader in summer camp programs for adults who have special needs. We have built many relationships with group homes and caregivers who rely on our camp every year to offer respite for caregivers and parents along with fun and meaningful vacations for their clients. Many of our guests have attended for over a decade and look forward to it every year. Our staff participate in two weeks of staff training before the guest come to learn how to handle the unique needs of our guests. We also provide a healthcare team to manage medications and any other healthcare needs that may arise. With over 30 years of experience you can feel secure that your son, daughter or client will have a fun and safe experience at Camp Shalom. Special Support Camp: Age: 10 years and up Cost:  $840 (-$40 early bird before April 15th and -$10 if you register online) July 2-7, July 16-21 and July 30-Aug 4, 2017 https://ontariochristiancamp.ca/summer-camp-cambridge-guelph-waterloo-ontario/special-needs-programs-ontario/special-needs-camp-cambridge/ Spec Trek Age: 15 years and up Cost: $840 (-$40 early bird before April 15th and -$10 if you register online) July 9-14, July 23-28, Aug 6-11 and Aug 13-18, 2017 https://ontariochristiancamp.ca/summer-camp-cambridge-guelph-waterloo-ontario/special-needs-programs-ontario/special-needs-camp-cambridge/spec-trek-summer-camp-cambridge/  

Name:  Camp Shalom

Website:  https://ontariochristiancamp.ca/

City:  Cambridge

Address:  1985 Beke Road – R.R. #4

Contact:  1-888-226-7722

Ages:  https://ontariochristiancamp.ca/summer-camp-cambridge-guelph-waterloo-ontario/special-needs-camp-programs/

Price:  https://ontariochristiancamp.ca/summer-camp-cambridge-guelph-waterloo-ontario/special-needs-camp-programs/

Registration:  https://ontariochristiancamp.ca/summer-camp-cambridge-guelph-waterloo-ontario/register-now/

Info:  For over 30 year Camp Shalom has been a leader in summer camp programs for adults who have special needs. We have built many relationships with group homes and caregivers who rely on our camp every year to offer respite for caregivers and parents along with fun and meaningful vacations for their clients. Many of our guests have attended for over a decade and look forward to it every year.

Our staff participate in two weeks of staff training before the guest come to learn how to handle the unique needs of our guests. We also provide a healthcare team to manage medications and any other healthcare needs that may arise. With over 30 years of experience you can feel secure that your son, daughter or client will have a fun and safe experience at Camp Shalom.

Special Support Camp:
Age: 10 years and up
Cost:  $840 (-$40 early bird before April 15th and -$10 if you register online)
July 2-7, July 16-21 and July 30-Aug 4, 2017
https://ontariochristiancamp.ca/summer-camp-cambridge-guelph-waterloo-ontario/special-needs-programs-ontario/special-needs-camp-cambridge/

Spec Trek
Age: 15 years and up
Cost: $840 (-$40 early bird before April 15th and -$10 if you register online)
July 9-14, July 23-28, Aug 6-11 and Aug 13-18, 2017
https://ontariochristiancamp.ca/summer-camp-cambridge-guelph-waterloo-ontario/special-needs-programs-ontario/special-needs-camp-cambridge/spec-trek-summer-camp-cambridge/

 

Name:  Kettleby Valley Camp Website: https://www.kettlebyvalley.com/ City: Kettleby Address:  609 Kettleby Road Contact: 905-726-4275 or campisfun@kettlebyvalley.com Ages:  https://www.kettlebyvalley.com/day-camp/ Price:  https://www.kettlebyvalley.com/day-camp/ Registration:  https://www.kettlebyvalley.com/register-home/ Info:  Kettleby Valley offers an integrated day camp program for children with special needs. These Campers benefit from having a One to One Counsellor. Our program is available for children on the Autism Spectrum, with Down Syndrome, A.D.D, A.D.H.D. and other special needs. We offer the added assistance and support of having the full attention of a counsellor while enjoying the same traditional activities normally offered at camp. Everyone has unique triggers and our counsellors are there to help their campers work through these triggers in a positive way. Although there are considerations made regarding each individual camper, our expectations of our One to One campers are the same as any other child at Kettleby Valley. We believe that holding campers with exceptionalities to the same standard is critical for them to learn how to cope with situations that they face in everyday life. Our integrated program is very popular and the resources we have are limited, so please contact the camp for availability prior to registering. An additional fee of $55 per week above the regular day camp fee applies. A meeting at the camp with our One to One Director prior to the summer is mandatory for campers and families who are new to our camp and it is strongly recommended for returning campers and families. We believe that everyone should be included in every aspect of day camp life. This means that campers with special needs are given the same opportunities at Kettleby Valley Summer Camp. It also means that they are held to the same expectations when it comes to behavior. We cannot be selectively inclusive. If parents choose our special needs camp program, they should know and understand that we will encourage the child to participate in activities, behave according to our code of behavior, and be part of a group.

Name:  Kettleby Valley Camp

Website: https://www.kettlebyvalley.com/

City: Kettleby

Address:  609 Kettleby Road

Contact: 905-726-4275 or campisfun@kettlebyvalley.com

Ages:  https://www.kettlebyvalley.com/day-camp/

Price:  https://www.kettlebyvalley.com/day-camp/

Registration:  https://www.kettlebyvalley.com/register-home/

Info:  Kettleby Valley offers an integrated day camp program for children with special needs. These Campers benefit from having a One to One Counsellor. Our program is available for children on the Autism Spectrum, with Down Syndrome, A.D.D, A.D.H.D. and other special needs. We offer the added assistance and support of having the full attention of a counsellor while enjoying the same traditional activities normally offered at camp.

Everyone has unique triggers and our counsellors are there to help their campers work through these triggers in a positive way. Although there are considerations made regarding each individual camper, our expectations of our One to One campers are the same as any other child at Kettleby Valley. We believe that holding campers with exceptionalities to the same standard is critical for them to learn how to cope with situations that they face in everyday life.

Our integrated program is very popular and the resources we have are limited, so please contact the camp for availability prior to registering. An additional fee of $55 per week above the regular day camp fee applies. A meeting at the camp with our One to One Director prior to the summer is mandatory for campers and families who are new to our camp and it is strongly recommended for returning campers and families.

We believe that everyone should be included in every aspect of day camp life. This means that campers with special needs are given the same opportunities at Kettleby Valley Summer Camp. It also means that they are held to the same expectations when it comes to behavior. We cannot be selectively inclusive. If parents choose our special needs camp program, they should know and understand that we will encourage the child to participate in activities, behave according to our code of behavior, and be part of a group.

Name:  Heartfit Respite Website:  http://heartfitrespite.com/ City:  Quinte West Address:  1398 Frankford Rd. RR#2 Contact:  613-968-2428 Ages: 18+ Price:  http://heartfitrespite.com/2014-fees/ Registration: http://heartfitrespite.com/application-form/ Info:  Heartfit Fram Holidays is a program for adults 18+ with developmental differences. This is a holiday on a working farm, and will include farm chores and animal care ·         Guest centered Enriched programming ·         All activities (group & independent) – take home projects, photo CD ·         Supervision 24/7 ·         All meals, snacks   * All food restrictions accommodated ( gluten free → $50 extra) ·         Staffing as needed (private staffing extra)

Name:  Heartfit Respite

Website:  http://heartfitrespite.com/

City:  Quinte West

Address:  1398 Frankford Rd. RR#2

Contact:  613-968-2428

Ages: 18+

Price:  http://heartfitrespite.com/2014-fees/

Registration: http://heartfitrespite.com/application-form/

Info:  Heartfit Fram Holidays is a program for adults 18+ with developmental differences.

This is a holiday on a working farm, and will include farm chores and animal care

·         Guest centered Enriched programming

·         All activities (group & independent) – take home projects, photo CD

·         Supervision 24/7

·         All meals, snacks   * All food restrictions accommodated ( gluten free → $50 extra)

·         Staffing as needed (private staffing extra)

Website: http://campwinston.com/services-2/summer-camp/ Location: Sparrow Lake in the Muskoka region of Ontario Price: http://campwinston.com/fees-and-subsidies/ Info:  Camp Winston provides inspiring recreational opportunities for kids with complex neurological disorders who need highly specialized support. Located on beautiful Sparrow Lake in the Muskoka region of Ontario, we operate a summer camp, weekend retreats and week-long retreats throughout the year. Camp Winston’s primary focus is to set our children up for success. We operate four, two-week summer sessions attended by about 145 campers aged 7 – 13 years from across Canada.  Campers may then continue in the Camp Winston community in our Teen Program for ages 14 – 17. In most cases, this is the first time in their lives they feel welcome and secure enough to participate without being rejected or alienated by their peers. Campers have a complex combination of neurological disorders which include: Autism Spectrum Disorders Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Tourette’s Disorder Learning Disabilities Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder Campers are encouraged and supported as they participate; often for the first time – in various recreational activities including various sports, swimming, tubing, kayak and canoeing, crafts, theatre, ropes courses, nature studies and canoe trips. While having fun, they learn vital social and gross motor skills specific to their needs. Our Camp offers a unique opportunity for these children to participate in specialized programs with mature, professional, well trained staff. Our counsellors and activity instructors are older and more experienced, and we have a high ratio of counsellors to campers which allow on-to-one support.  

Website: http://campwinston.com/services-2/summer-camp/
Location: Sparrow Lake in the Muskoka region of Ontario
Price: http://campwinston.com/fees-and-subsidies/
Info:  Camp Winston provides inspiring recreational opportunities for kids with complex neurological disorders who need highly specialized support. Located on beautiful Sparrow Lake in the Muskoka region of Ontario, we operate a summer camp, weekend retreats and week-long retreats throughout the year. Camp Winston’s primary focus is to set our children up for success. We operate four, two-week summer sessions attended by about 145 campers aged 7 – 13 years from across Canada.  Campers may then continue in the Camp Winston community in our Teen Program for ages 14 – 17. In most cases, this is the first time in their lives they feel welcome and secure enough to participate without being rejected or alienated by their peers.

Campers have a complex combination of neurological disorders which include:
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Tourette’s Disorder
Learning Disabilities
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Campers are encouraged and supported as they participate; often for the first time – in various recreational activities including various sports, swimming, tubing, kayak and canoeing, crafts, theatre, ropes courses, nature studies and canoe trips. While having fun, they learn vital social and gross motor skills specific to their needs.

Our Camp offers a unique opportunity for these children to participate in specialized programs with mature, professional, well trained staff. Our counsellors and activity instructors are older and more experienced, and we have a high ratio of counsellors to campers which allow on-to-one support.
 

  Name:  Brightstart Camp Website:  http://brightstartsearlylearning.ca/summer-camp/ City:  Willowdale Address:  http://brightstartsearlylearning.ca/summer-camp/ Contact:  519-888-4975 or karen@brightstartsearlylearning.ca Ages:  graduated from Junior or Senior Kindergarten. Price:  $230/week Registration: http://brightstartsearlylearning.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Summer-Camp-Registration-2017.pdf Info:  Brightstart Camp offers educational programming with support for kids with autism and other language delays.  This summer camp program is geared towards children who will be entering into or have currently graduated from Junior or Senior Kindergarten.

 

Name:  Brightstart Camp

Website:  http://brightstartsearlylearning.ca/summer-camp/

City:  Willowdale

Address:  http://brightstartsearlylearning.ca/summer-camp/

Contact:  519-888-4975 or karen@brightstartsearlylearning.ca

Ages:  graduated from Junior or Senior Kindergarten.

Price:  $230/week

Registration: http://brightstartsearlylearning.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Summer-Camp-Registration-2017.pdf

Info:  Brightstart Camp offers educational programming with support for kids with autism and other language delays.  This summer camp program is geared towards children who will be entering into or have currently graduated from Junior or Senior Kindergarten.

Name:  Alpha Camp and Retreat Website: http://www.alphacampandretreat.com/ City: Springwater Address: 3048 Barrie Hill Rd. Contact:  info@alphacampandretreat.com or 1-705-792-4133 Ages: http://www.alphacampandretreat.com/Summer.html Price:  http://www.alphacampandretreat.com/Summer.html Registration: Info:  A Helping Hand Always Inc. started in 2007 with a dream. The dream is about honest dedicated workers providing the support needed for children and adults with Special Needs to find a place in their community where they can relax, unwind, be themselves while enjoying the beauty of living. Many families gave us the opportunity to serve their love ones and we will be forever grateful to them for believing that together we could make a difference. We were always ready to offer support in the schools, daycares, hospitals and community events until we were asked to provide respite care. After a number of requests, we started operating 2 respite beds from our home. While horseback riding one day, we spotted a property surrounded by lots of open land and beautiful landscapes and we knew this would some day house the next phase of A Helping Hand......... Alpha Camp and Retreat.

Name:  Alpha Camp and Retreat

Website: http://www.alphacampandretreat.com/

City: Springwater

Address: 3048 Barrie Hill Rd.

Contact:  info@alphacampandretreat.com or 1-705-792-4133

Ages: http://www.alphacampandretreat.com/Summer.html

Price:  http://www.alphacampandretreat.com/Summer.html

Registration:

Info:  A Helping Hand Always Inc. started in 2007 with a dream. The dream is about honest dedicated workers providing the support needed for children and adults with Special Needs to find a place in their community where they can relax, unwind, be themselves while enjoying the beauty of living. Many families gave us the opportunity to serve their love ones and we will be forever grateful to them for believing that together we could make a difference. We were always ready to offer support in the schools, daycares, hospitals and community events until we were asked to provide respite care. After a number of requests, we started operating 2 respite beds from our home. While horseback riding one day, we spotted a property surrounded by lots of open land and beautiful landscapes and we knew this would some day house the next phase of A Helping Hand.........
Alpha Camp and Retreat.

Website: http://www.autismontario.com/client/aso/ao.nsf/York/Camp Location: York, Ontario Registration: https://autismontario.campbrainregistration.com/ Info: Autism Ontario Kids ‘AOK’ Cam– ages 4 – 17 years This program provides each participant with their own counsellor to ensure safety and support throughout their week in our program. Each day a new adventure awaits whether it is fun activities at our camp location or travelling to a big destination like the Toronto Zoo or a water park. Our campers enjoy all aspects of camp programming including lots of active pursuits. Being out in the community is a big part of our program plus providing unique sensory and developmental experiences complete a great camp programming day. Autism Ontario Adults ‘AOA’ Summer Progra– ages 18+ All participants are supported by their own counsellor who facilitates some great social and recreational experiences that are age appropriate. Attending water parks and rock climbing gyms, swimming and going bowling, these are just some activities that our participants get to enjoy plus making friends and enjoying lots of social time. Each counsellor is specially trained and highly capable and look forward to spending the summer with your young adult. Summer Youth Progra– ages 14 – 17 years Focused on volunteer experiences, transit training and social and life skill building, this program is geared to those youth who can function with a 1:2 Mentor to participant ratio. All of our participants experience some hands-on volunteer work at local businesses to help them practice and prepare for an employment opportunity on their own. Coupled with some great social and life skill activities like budgeting, cooking classes and sharing with their peers, this program helps to develop independence and professionalism for our participants. Social Skills Summer Institut– ages 18+ Building on the learning that has happened through the Summer Youth Program, we can continue the volunteer experiences, resume building and interviewing skills that this population needs assistance with. Fun is also achieved through outings to restaurants, movies and GTA based attractions, while working on our social and life skills. Great relationships are formed with the mentors and fellow participants which continue throughout the year at monthly “hang-outs”.

Website: http://www.autismontario.com/client/aso/ao.nsf/York/Camp
Location: York, Ontario
Registration: https://autismontario.campbrainregistration.com/
Info: Autism Ontario Kids ‘AOK’ Cam– ages 4 – 17 years
This program provides each participant with their own counsellor to ensure safety and support throughout their week in our program. Each day a new adventure awaits
whether it is fun activities at our camp location or travelling to a big destination like the Toronto Zoo or a water park. Our campers enjoy all aspects of camp programming including lots of active pursuits. Being out in the community is a big part of our program plus providing unique sensory and developmental experiences complete a great camp programming day.

Autism Ontario Adults ‘AOA’ Summer Progra– ages 18+
All participants are supported by their own counsellor who facilitates some great social and recreational experiences that are age appropriate. Attending water parks and rock climbing gyms, swimming and going bowling, these are just some activities that our participants get to enjoy plus making friends and enjoying lots of social time. Each counsellor is specially trained and highly capable and look forward to spending the summer with your young adult.

Summer Youth Progra– ages 14 – 17 years

Focused on volunteer experiences, transit training and social and life skill building, this program is geared to those youth who can function with a 1:2 Mentor to participant ratio. All of our participants experience some hands-on volunteer work at local businesses to help them practice and prepare for an employment opportunity on their own. Coupled with some great social and life skill activities like budgeting, cooking classes and sharing with their peers, this program helps to develop independence and professionalism for our participants.

Social Skills Summer Institut– ages 18+
Building on the learning that has happened through the Summer Youth Program, we can continue the volunteer experiences, resume building and interviewing skills that this population needs assistance with. Fun is also achieved through outings to restaurants, movies and GTA based attractions, while working on our social and life skills. Great relationships are formed with the mentors and fellow participants which continue throughout the year at monthly “hang-outs”.

Name:  Belwood Lodge and Camp Website:  http://www.belwoodlodgeandcamp.com/ City: Belwood Address: 3rd Street. Contact: 519-843-1211 or info@belwoodlodgeandcamp.com Ages: 7-18+ Price:  http://www.belwoodlodgeandcamp.com/#!dates-rates-and-spaces/c10th Registration:  http://www.belwoodlodgeandcamp.com/#!dates-rates-and-spaces/c10th Info:  All of our programs (listed below) are completely accessible and made available to all participants.  Belwood Lodge and Camp works with a unique modification policy to adapt our programming to the needs of everyone who attends our camp.  Participation is encouraged and is the key to fostering friendships and memories! PROGRAMS WE OFFER: Baseball Basketball Frisbee Soccer Football Paddle-Boating Swimming Performance art Music Dance Crafts PROGRAM All of our programs (listed below) are completely accessible and made available to all participants.  Belwood Lodge and Camp works with a unique modification policy to adapt our programming to the needs of everyone who attends our camp.  Participation is encouraged and is the key to fostering friendships and memories! Science Nature Outdoor Living Skills Sustainability Camping Board/Card Games Sing-Song Beach activities Group Games Hiking Life Skills

Name:  Belwood Lodge and Camp

Website:  http://www.belwoodlodgeandcamp.com/

City: Belwood

Address: 3rd Street.

Contact: 519-843-1211 or info@belwoodlodgeandcamp.com

Ages: 7-18+

Price:  http://www.belwoodlodgeandcamp.com/#!dates-rates-and-spaces/c10th

Registration:  http://www.belwoodlodgeandcamp.com/#!dates-rates-and-spaces/c10th

Info:  All of our programs (listed below) are completely accessible and made available to all participants.  Belwood Lodge and Camp works with a unique modification policy to adapt our programming to the needs of everyone who attends our camp.  Participation is encouraged and is the key to fostering friendships and memories!

PROGRAMS WE OFFER:

Baseball

Basketball

Frisbee

Soccer

Football

Paddle-Boating

Swimming

Performance art

Music

Dance

Crafts

PROGRAM

All of our programs (listed below) are completely accessible and made available to all participants.  Belwood Lodge and Camp works with a unique modification policy to adapt our programming to the needs of everyone who attends our camp.  Participation is encouraged and is the key to fostering friendships and memories!

Science

Nature

Outdoor Living Skills

Sustainability

Camping

Board/Card Games

Sing-Song

Beach activities

Group Games

Hiking

Life Skills

Name: Camp Aim Website: https://aimprograms.ca/summer-camp/ City: Toronto Address:  30 Fairholme Ave Contact: 647-965-1264 or office@campaim.ca Ages: https://aimprograms.ca/rates-register/ Price: https://aimprograms.ca/rates-register/ Registration: https://aimprograms.ca/rates-register/ Info: Our experienced staff is trained to ensure that every camper is stimulated to continuously explore new activities while maintaining therapeutic goals in a safe environment.  Our one- to-one ratio of staff to camper ensures an ongoing goal oriented program and that campers are nurtured, supported and encouraged throughout their day. Each camper is assigned a specific counselor who is responsible for safety, therapy follow-up and personalized medical requirements. Your child’s one to one counselor will contact you to introduce herself in June. A pre-camp meet is encouraged to ensure the comfort level of the parents, the child and the counselor. At Camp AIM, our goal is to provide your child with an exceptional camping experience. We look forward to each and every camper reaching new milestones; and even more importantly to the sounds of joy and laughter from all of our children.

Name: Camp Aim

Website: https://aimprograms.ca/summer-camp/

City: Toronto

Address:  30 Fairholme Ave

Contact: 647-965-1264 or office@campaim.ca

Ages: https://aimprograms.ca/rates-register/

Price: https://aimprograms.ca/rates-register/

Registration: https://aimprograms.ca/rates-register/

Info: Our experienced staff is trained to ensure that every camper is stimulated to continuously explore new activities while maintaining therapeutic goals in a safe environment.  Our one- to-one ratio of staff to camper ensures an ongoing goal oriented program and that campers are nurtured, supported and encouraged throughout their day.

Each camper is assigned a specific counselor who is responsible for safety, therapy follow-up and personalized medical requirements. Your child’s one to one counselor will contact you to introduce herself in June. A pre-camp meet is encouraged to ensure the comfort level of the parents, the child and the counselor.

At Camp AIM, our goal is to provide your child with an exceptional camping experience. We look forward to each and every camper reaching new milestones; and even more importantly to the sounds of joy and laughter from all of our children.

Name:  Camp Couchiching Website:  https://www.campcouchiching.com/ City: Longford Mills Address: 3990 Longford Mills Road Contact:  705-325-3428 or oona.ashmore@campcouchiching.com Ages: 6 to 15 years old Price:  https://www.campcouchiching.com/website/default.asp?pID=14 Registration: https://couchiching.campbrainregistration.com/ Info:  Beautiful forests, rolling fields and lots of lakeside waterfront are waiting for you only 1.5 hours from Toronto.  Camp Couchiching focuses on individual development and challenge by choice. 

Name:  Camp Couchiching

Website:  https://www.campcouchiching.com/

City: Longford Mills

Address: 3990 Longford Mills Road

Contact:  705-325-3428 or oona.ashmore@campcouchiching.com

Ages: 6 to 15 years old

Price:  https://www.campcouchiching.com/website/default.asp?pID=14

Registration: https://couchiching.campbrainregistration.com/

Info:  Beautiful forests, rolling fields and lots of lakeside waterfront are waiting for you only 1.5 hours from Toronto.  Camp Couchiching focuses on individual development and challenge by choice. 

Name:  Camp Robin Hood Website: http://www.camprobinhood.ca/ City: Markham Address: 10243 Reesor Rd. Contact: 416-736-4443 or office@camprobinhood.ca Ages:  http://www.camprobinhood.ca/ Price: $1310 - $4075 Registration: http://www.camprobinhood.ca/rates-register/ Info:  Robin Hood was the first day camp to fully integrate children with special needs; an unheard of concept back in our early years. It came from a natural desire to care for every child and it has been truly gratifying to see staff and campers of all abilities embrace each other’s differences. Camp is a powerful social experience for everyone. Under the direction of Camp Owner/Director Sari Grossinger, we are proud to be recognized internationally as leaders in the field of inclusion. As a paediatric Occupational Therapist, Sari and her team of professionals, work with families throughout the year to ensure a successful summer for all. This includes special training for our staff, providing adaptive equipment where needed, and planning modified programs. Throughout the summer, a Camper Relations Representative provides a consistent point of contact for families requiring extra attention. Before enrolling in this program, Sari and the Camper Relations Team will often conduct home and/or school visits to assess if our camp is the right fit for their child. Camp Robin Hood is not a traditional therapeutic environment therefore the assessment process includes important discussions between camp, family, teachers and other professionals as necessary. Our goal is always to provide a positive camp experience for all of our campers. We recognize that we cannot meet every child’s needs but do our best to work towards a safe and successful summer for all involved. * Some additional fees are associated with this program.

Name:  Camp Robin Hood

Website: http://www.camprobinhood.ca/

City: Markham

Address: 10243 Reesor Rd.

Contact: 416-736-4443 or office@camprobinhood.ca

Ages:  http://www.camprobinhood.ca/

Price: $1310 - $4075

Registration: http://www.camprobinhood.ca/rates-register/

Info:  Robin Hood was the first day camp to fully integrate children with special needs; an unheard of concept back in our early years. It came from a natural desire to care for every child and it has been truly gratifying to see staff and campers of all abilities embrace each other’s differences. Camp is a powerful social experience for everyone.

Under the direction of Camp Owner/Director Sari Grossinger, we are proud to be recognized internationally as leaders in the field of inclusion. As a paediatric Occupational Therapist, Sari and her team of professionals, work with families throughout the year to ensure a successful summer for all. This includes special training for our staff, providing adaptive equipment where needed, and planning modified programs. Throughout the summer, a Camper Relations Representative provides a consistent point of contact for families requiring extra attention.

Before enrolling in this program, Sari and the Camper Relations Team will often conduct home and/or school visits to assess if our camp is the right fit for their child. Camp Robin Hood is not a traditional therapeutic environment therefore the assessment process includes important discussions between camp, family, teachers and other professionals as necessary. Our goal is always to provide a positive camp experience for all of our campers. We recognize that we cannot meet every child’s needs but do our best to work towards a safe and successful summer for all involved.

* Some additional fees are associated with this program.

Name:  Camp Erin Website:  https://drjaychildrensgriefcentre.ca/camp-erin/ City: Toronto Address: Contact:  info@griefcentre.org Ages: 6 to 17 years old Price: Free Registration:  https://drjaychildrensgriefcentre.ca/camp-erin/ Info:  Thanks to the generous support of the Jays Care Foundation, the Moyer Foundation, Richter LLP and past camp families, we are pleased to be able to offer this free camp weekend to children/youth who meet the following criteria: ·         aged 6 to 17 years old ·         has never attended any Camp Erin in the past ·         does not require one-on-one support ·         has experienced the death of a parent, sibling or custodial guardian   Camp Erin Toronto is a weekend-long overnight bereavement camp in Muskoka for children and teens in the Greater Toronto area. The camp finds grieving children through various community agencies—most notably the Dr. Jay Children's Grief Centre—and combines traditional outdoor camp activities, such as swimming and canoeing with grief education and emotional support activities, such as journal making and a candlelight memorial ceremony. Camp Erin activities focus on providing campers with the tools needed to help them in their grief and with difficult experiences throughout their lives. It also enhances self-esteem and provides pure enjoyment. The Camp gives children and teens the opportunity to meet with other grieving kids in a fun and natural environment; understanding that they are not the only ones to experience the death of someone close to them decreases the sense of isolation that many grieving children experience. All activities are facilitated by our grief counsellors and trained volunteers.

Name:  Camp Erin

Website:  https://drjaychildrensgriefcentre.ca/camp-erin/

City: Toronto

Address:

Contact:  info@griefcentre.org

Ages: 6 to 17 years old

Price: Free

Registration:  https://drjaychildrensgriefcentre.ca/camp-erin/

Info:  Thanks to the generous support of the Jays Care Foundation, the Moyer Foundation, Richter LLP and past camp families, we are pleased to be able to offer this free camp weekend to children/youth who meet the following criteria:

·         aged 6 to 17 years old

·         has never attended any Camp Erin in the past

·         does not require one-on-one support

·         has experienced the death of a parent, sibling or custodial guardian

 

Camp Erin Toronto is a weekend-long overnight bereavement camp in Muskoka for children and teens in the Greater Toronto area. The camp finds grieving children through various community agencies—most notably the Dr. Jay Children's Grief Centre—and combines traditional outdoor camp activities, such as swimming and canoeing with grief education and emotional support activities, such as journal making and a candlelight memorial ceremony.

Camp Erin activities focus on providing campers with the tools needed to help them in their grief and with difficult experiences throughout their lives. It also enhances self-esteem and provides pure enjoyment. The Camp gives children and teens the opportunity to meet with other grieving kids in a fun and natural environment; understanding that they are not the only ones to experience the death of someone close to them decreases the sense of isolation that many grieving children experience.

All activities are facilitated by our grief counsellors and trained volunteers.

Name:  Camp Kaleidoscope Website:  http://www.childrenatrisk.ca/servicesCampKaleidoscope.php City: Ottawa   Address: 235 Donald Street Contact:  613-741-8255 or car@childrenatrisk.ca Ages: 4-20+ Price: $340 - $425 Registration: http://www.childrenatrisk.ca/servicesCampKaleidoscope.php Info:  Children at Risk will again be offering an all Day Summer Camp for children diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) for the Summer of 2017. Graciously, The King’s Daughters & Sons (Ottawa City Union) have agreed to continue as our Major Funder – and along with a donation from the Unity for Autism Foundation, fundraising and other private donors, plans are again for 5 weeks of Camp this summer! Individuals with any level of Autism have difficulty with Summer Camps due to their social and communication deficits as well as their unique behavioural challenges. Add in “Severe” Autism and “High Needs” and the situation is immeasurable in complexity. To adequately service the target clientele the camp needs to be a “specialized camp”. We would also like to note here that we differentiate between level of functionality and need, as we had many Campers last year who had diagnosis of high-functioning Autism and/or Asperger Syndrome – but also were high-needs due to behavioural challenges, often making it difficult for them to participate in a camp for typically-developing children. Children at Risk’s objectives with a Specialized Camp is to provide a recreational camp which, through expertise and proven techniques, will accommodate the deficits of autism such as communication, socialization and behaviour seamlessly whilst allowing the Camper to have the stimulation, excitement and fun that summer camp is renowned for and an understated right of any child regardless of the severity of their disability. Too often children with severe Autism are denied access to programs and/or if access is granted, the parent must pay extra to send a 1:1 worker. This discriminates against a child with higher needs and penalizes both the child and their family by not having this opportunity that is available for typically-developing children! Our Camp Spaces are limited - with plans for only 50-55 children per week. Our Camp employs qualified, experienced staff and offers a 1:1 and 2:1 supervision ratio. Ages 4-20+.

Name:  Camp Kaleidoscope

Website:  http://www.childrenatrisk.ca/servicesCampKaleidoscope.php

City: Ottawa  

Address: 235 Donald Street

Contact:  613-741-8255 or car@childrenatrisk.ca

Ages: 4-20+

Price: $340 - $425

Registration: http://www.childrenatrisk.ca/servicesCampKaleidoscope.php

Info:  Children at Risk will again be offering an all Day Summer Camp for children diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) for the Summer of 2017. Graciously, The King’s Daughters & Sons (Ottawa City Union) have agreed to continue as our Major Funder – and along with a donation from the Unity for Autism Foundation, fundraising and other private donors, plans are again for 5 weeks of Camp this summer!

Individuals with any level of Autism have difficulty with Summer Camps due to their social and communication deficits as well as their unique behavioural challenges. Add in “Severe” Autism and “High Needs” and the situation is immeasurable in complexity. To adequately service the target clientele the camp needs to be a “specialized camp”.

We would also like to note here that we differentiate between level of functionality and need, as we had many Campers last year who had diagnosis of high-functioning Autism and/or Asperger Syndrome – but also were high-needs due to behavioural challenges, often making it difficult for them to participate in a camp for typically-developing children.

Children at Risk’s objectives with a Specialized Camp is to provide a recreational camp which, through expertise and proven techniques, will accommodate the deficits of autism such as communication, socialization and behaviour seamlessly whilst allowing the Camper to have the stimulation, excitement and fun that summer camp is renowned for and an understated right of any child regardless of the severity of their disability. Too often children with severe Autism are denied access to programs and/or if access is granted, the parent must pay extra to send a 1:1 worker. This discriminates against a child with higher needs and penalizes both the child and their family by not having this opportunity that is available for typically-developing children!

Our Camp Spaces are limited - with plans for only 50-55 children per week.

Our Camp employs qualified, experienced staff and offers a 1:1 and 2:1 supervision ratio. Ages 4-20+.

Name: Sara Elizabeth Centre Website:  http://www.blueveil.org/ City:  Vaughn Address: 7412 Kipling Ave. Contact: 416- 747-9796 or blueveil@rogers.com Ages: http://blueveil.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/SEC-fee-paying-registration-form-2017.pdf Price:  $65 to $300 Registration:  http://blueveil.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/SEC-fee-paying-registration-form-2017.pdf Info:  March Break, Summer Camp or Winter Camp all have one thing in common. It is a place where youth can come to make new friends, participate in the arts and enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. Also great for families who are looking for a day program to transition their child into. High school students come to join in our day program from 9:30am to 3:00pm Schedules are adjusted to include seasonal themes and guests are included to create a fun, and interactive time together. We encourage everyone to participate in the variety of activities that revolve around the arts primarily drama, dance, visual arts and music. Outings and field trips are scheduled accordingly to support our weekly agenda. It is a time to participate, socialize, make new friends, interact with community partners who also come and visit along with volunteers and staff.

Name: Sara Elizabeth Centre

Website:  http://www.blueveil.org/

City:  Vaughn

Address: 7412 Kipling Ave.

Contact: 416- 747-9796 or blueveil@rogers.com

Ages: http://blueveil.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/SEC-fee-paying-registration-form-2017.pdf

Price:  $65 to $300

Registration:  http://blueveil.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/SEC-fee-paying-registration-form-2017.pdf

Info:  March Break, Summer Camp or Winter Camp all have one thing in common. It is a place where youth can come to make new friends, participate in the arts and enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. Also great for families who are looking for a day program to transition their child into.

High school students come to join in our day program from 9:30am to 3:00pm

Schedules are adjusted to include seasonal themes and guests are included to create a fun, and interactive time together. We encourage everyone to participate in the variety of activities that revolve around the arts primarily drama, dance, visual arts and music. Outings and field trips are scheduled accordingly to support our weekly agenda.

It is a time to participate, socialize, make new friends, interact with community partners who also come and visit along with volunteers and staff.

Name: The Dance Ability Movement Website: http://www.danceabilitymovement.com/ City: http://www.danceabilitymovement.com/index.php/regions/ Address:  http://www.danceabilitymovement.com/index.php/regions/ Contact:  contact@danceabilitymovement.com Ages:  Preschool – Young Adult Price: http://www.danceabilitymovement.com/index.php/summer-programs/ Registration: http://www.danceabilitymovement.com/index.php/summer-programs/ Info:  Join us in the summer for our 8-week evening class sessions! Please e-mail us at contact@danceabilitymovement.com to register or find your Host Studio’s page under the REGIONS tab for specific registration details!  The Dance Ability Movement offers half-day camps at our Milton & Mississauga locations.  See below for descriptions on camp styles for the 2017 summer.  Check the Host Studio page’s for details on dates and costs. Half Day Camps including – Dancing Through Life (Teen-Young Adult):  This half-day camp is dedicated to teens and young adults who love to move and are looking to develop skills in relationship-building, healthy living, and self-confidence through the shared experience of dance. Dancers will create and organize a showcase including their own choreography to perform at the end of the week. – Set the Stage (Pre-school and School Age): This morning camp is dedicated to pre-school and school age children preparing for school in the fall. Children will have opportunities to develop both Fine & Gross Motor Skills through the use of dance and the Handwriting Without Tears Program.  Occupational Therapists will provide direct support to enhance your child’s pre-printing and/or printing abilities. A great way to practice school skills over the summer in a fun and motivating environment! – Art Expressions (Kids – Teens ages 7+): This afternoon camp provides an opportunity to participate in and learn various art forms as a means of self-expression.  This camp is ABILITIES focused, and classes are structured to provide the just-right level of challenge for each individual participant.  Participants will be exposed to various dance forms, musical rhythms, and visual arts activities.  Emphasis is placed on developing ways to self-express through the arts, building confidence, learning new skills, making new friends, and most of all having FUN!  

Name: The Dance Ability Movement

Website: http://www.danceabilitymovement.com/

City: http://www.danceabilitymovement.com/index.php/regions/

Address:  http://www.danceabilitymovement.com/index.php/regions/

Contact:  contact@danceabilitymovement.com

Ages:  Preschool – Young Adult

Price: http://www.danceabilitymovement.com/index.php/summer-programs/

Registration: http://www.danceabilitymovement.com/index.php/summer-programs/

Info:  Join us in the summer for our 8-week evening class sessions!

Please e-mail us at contact@danceabilitymovement.com to register or find your Host Studio’s page under the REGIONS tab for specific registration details! 

The Dance Ability Movement offers half-day camps at our Milton & Mississauga locations.  See below for descriptions on camp styles for the 2017 summer.  Check the Host Studio page’s for details on dates and costs.

Half Day Camps including

– Dancing Through Life (Teen-Young Adult):  This half-day camp is dedicated to teens and young adults who love to move and are looking to develop skills in relationship-building, healthy living, and self-confidence through the shared experience of dance. Dancers will create and organize a showcase including their own choreography to perform at the end of the week.

– Set the Stage (Pre-school and School Age): This morning camp is dedicated to pre-school and school age children preparing for school in the fall. Children will have opportunities to develop both Fine & Gross Motor Skills through the use of dance and the Handwriting Without Tears Program.  Occupational Therapists will provide direct support to enhance your child’s pre-printing and/or printing abilities. A great way to practice school skills over the summer in a fun and motivating environment!

– Art Expressions (Kids – Teens ages 7+): This afternoon camp provides an opportunity to participate in and learn various art forms as a means of self-expression.  This camp is ABILITIES focused, and classes are structured to provide the just-right level of challenge for each individual participant.  Participants will be exposed to various dance forms, musical rhythms, and visual arts activities.  Emphasis is placed on developing ways to self-express through the arts, building confidence, learning new skills, making new friends, and most of all having FUN!

 

Name:  Fiddlehead Care Farm Website:  http://fiddleheadcarefarm.com/ City: Mono Address:  426059 25th Sideroad Contact:  fiddleheadcarefarm@gmail.com Ages: http://fiddleheadcarefarm.com/summer-camp-2017/ Price: $350 /week Registration:  http://fiddleheadcarefarm.com/summer-camp-2017/ Info:  Fiddlehead Care Farm offers year round programs and services targeted at improving our members' physical, spiritual, psychosocial and mental health so they can reach their potentials and become their best self. Our summer camp is an integrated and accessible farming, science and nature day camp for children ages 6 and up. This low ratio, supportive camp for kids with unique physical and psychosocial needs is run by experienced therapists on organic farmland in Mono, ON. Fiddlehead Care Farm's mission is to give children, youth and young adults with varying abilities the opportunity to learn, experience and grow without boundaries. Programming: Harnessing the healing power of nature through; Wild crafting Life on the farm and healthy eating Nature exploration Coping, self-esteem, social skills Music, yoga, gardening and much more

Name:  Fiddlehead Care Farm

Website:  http://fiddleheadcarefarm.com/

City: Mono

Address:  426059 25th Sideroad

Contact:  fiddleheadcarefarm@gmail.com

Ages: http://fiddleheadcarefarm.com/summer-camp-2017/

Price: $350 /week

Registration:  http://fiddleheadcarefarm.com/summer-camp-2017/

Info:  Fiddlehead Care Farm offers year round programs and services targeted at improving our members' physical, spiritual, psychosocial and mental health so they can reach their potentials and become their best self. Our summer camp is an integrated and accessible farming, science and nature day camp for children ages 6 and up. This low ratio, supportive camp for kids with unique physical and psychosocial needs is run by experienced therapists on organic farmland in Mono, ON. Fiddlehead Care Farm's mission is to give children, youth and young adults with varying abilities the opportunity to learn, experience and grow without boundaries.

Programming:

Harnessing the healing power of nature through;

Wild crafting

Life on the farm and healthy eating

Nature exploration

Coping, self-esteem, social skills

Music, yoga, gardening and much more

Website: http://www.oelccaso.com/ Location: 7098 Rama Road, Longford Mills, Ontario Ages:  Students in grades 9-12; Grade 6 students (gifted) Registration: http://www.oelccaso.com/leadership-courses Info: We provide leadership courses in many different areas but one program that we are particularly proud of is our Secondary Growing Leadership course. This is focused on students in Grades 9 – 12 from across the province who, in general terms, access special learning supports/services. There are more criteria (listed on our website) to assist with identifying suitable participants. This course runs from May 7 – May 11 and all of our staff are top teachers who are released from their duties to facilitate this program.  Most are qualified with their Special Ed certifications and all are deeply committed to maximizing the potential of these often underserved and more ‘non-traditional’ leaders.  The students develop a belief in their own abilities, self-advocacy, communication and collaborative skills.  We hear wonderfully rewarding stories of their personal growth on their return to schools. There is more information on our website (www.oelccaso.com).  Here is the direct link to this Secondary Growing Leadership course. You will see that there is a cost for this course.  We are a not-for-profit so we try to keep it as affordable as possible.  We also offer bursary aid to lessen the financial barriers within our own capacities. Programs:  Grade 6 Leadership for Innovation and Creativity was formerly called Leadership for the Intellectually Curious Learner.  It is offered to Grade 6 students who may be described as just that - intellectually curious and is geared for those who thrive when given opportunities to be innovative and creative as they explore relevant and exciting issues in their world. The course is designed to engage students in a journey of self-discovery and acceptance as they develop the leadership skills necessary to effectively combine their ‘gift(s) with their passions’ to make positive contributions to the world. This course is also appropriate for those students who are identified as gifted. Students will be involved in leadership development sessions and social justice workshops as well as a range of optional outdoor recreational activities.  Please note (new this year!).  Teachers are welcome to come to this course with a group of students from their school.  Perhaps consider bringing a contingent of Grade 6 students who would benefit from developing leadership competencies that they can take back to their schools. http://www.oelccaso.com/leadership-courses/course-detail/9bbdd041-f1fd-43c3-b4d5-7be91e415f6e

Website: http://www.oelccaso.com/
Location: 7098 Rama Road, Longford Mills, Ontario
Ages:  Students in grades 9-12; Grade 6 students (gifted)
Registration: 
http://www.oelccaso.com/leadership-courses
Info: We provide leadership courses in many different areas but one program that we are particularly proud of is our Secondary Growing Leadership course.

This is focused on students in Grades 9 – 12 from across the province who, in general terms, access special learning supports/services.

There are more criteria (listed on our website) to assist with identifying suitable participants.

This course runs from May 7 – May 11 and all of our staff are top teachers who are released from their duties to facilitate this program.  Most are qualified with their Special Ed certifications and all are deeply committed to maximizing the potential of these often underserved and more ‘non-traditional’ leaders.  The students develop a belief in their own abilities, self-advocacy, communication and collaborative skills.  We hear wonderfully rewarding stories of their personal growth on their return to schools.

There is more information on our website (www.oelccaso.com).  Here is the direct link to this Secondary Growing Leadership course.

You will see that there is a cost for this course.  We are a not-for-profit so we try to keep it as affordable as possible.  We also offer bursary aid to lessen the financial barriers within our own capacities.
Programs:  Grade 6 Leadership for Innovation and Creativity was formerly called Leadership for the Intellectually Curious Learner.  It is offered to Grade 6 students who may be described as just that - intellectually curious and is geared for those who thrive when given opportunities to be innovative and creative as they explore relevant and exciting issues in their world. The course is designed to engage students in a journey of self-discovery and acceptance as they develop the leadership skills necessary to effectively combine their ‘gift(s) with their passions’ to make positive contributions to the world. This course is also appropriate for those students who are identified as gifted. Students will be involved in leadership development sessions and social justice workshops as well as a range of optional outdoor recreational activities. 

Please note (new this year!).  Teachers are welcome to come to this course with a group of students from their school.  Perhaps consider bringing a contingent of Grade 6 students who would benefit from developing leadership competencies that they can take back to their schools.

http://www.oelccaso.com/leadership-courses/course-detail/9bbdd041-f1fd-43c3-b4d5-7be91e415f6e

Name: Camp Ooch Website:  http://www.ooch.org/camp/camp City:  Muskoka Address:  4256 Highway 141  Contact:  705-732-6366  Ages:  6-18 years old Price:  http://www.ooch.org/camp/camp Registration:  http://www.ooch.org/camp/document.doc?id=1394 Info: WHAT IS CAMP OOCH? Camp Oochigeas (Ooch) is a privately funded, volunteer-based organization that provides kids with and affected by childhood cancer with unique opportunities for growth through challenging, fun, enriching and magical experiences. WHEN AND WHERE DOES IT HAPPEN? Year-round at our various sites: Overnight Camp in Muskoka, at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), three other paediatric hospitals, various healthcare centres in Ontario and at Ooch Downtown, our urban recreational facility in the heart of Toronto. WHO IS IT FOR? Kids with and affected by childhood cancer, their siblings and their families. Some campers are newly diagnosed and on active treatment and some have been in remission for years.

Name: Camp Ooch

Website:  http://www.ooch.org/camp/camp

City:  Muskoka

Address:  4256 Highway 141 

Contact:  705-732-6366 

Ages:  6-18 years old

Price:  http://www.ooch.org/camp/camp

Registration:  http://www.ooch.org/camp/document.doc?id=1394

Info: WHAT IS CAMP OOCH?

Camp Oochigeas (Ooch) is a privately funded, volunteer-based organization that provides kids with and affected by childhood cancer with unique opportunities for growth through challenging, fun, enriching and magical experiences.

WHEN AND WHERE DOES IT HAPPEN?

Year-round at our various sites: Overnight Camp in Muskoka, at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), three other paediatric hospitals, various healthcare centres in Ontario and at Ooch Downtown, our urban recreational facility in the heart of Toronto.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Kids with and affected by childhood cancer, their siblings and their families. Some campers are newly diagnosed and on active treatment and some have been in remission for years.

Name: Lotus Centre Website:   http://www.lotuscentre.net/ City:  Ottawa Address:  100 Scneider Rd., Unit 2, Kanata Contact:  613-801-0031; 1-800-771-7882 Ages:  5-13 Price:  $175-$325 Registration:  http://www.lotuscentre.net/courses-fees/registration Info:   Children will have the opportunity to explore musical instruments and genres, experience music through playing and movement, do arts and crafts,  outdoor play, and more! 2:1 ratio. Two age groups available (ages 5-8 yrs and 9-13 yrs)  

Name: Lotus Centre
Website:   http://www.lotuscentre.net/
City:  Ottawa
Address:  100 Scneider Rd., Unit 2, Kanata
Contact:  613-801-0031; 1-800-771-7882
Ages:  5-13
Price:  $175-$325
Registration:  http://www.lotuscentre.net/courses-fees/registration
Info:   Children will have the opportunity to explore musical instruments and genres, experience music through playing and movement, do arts and crafts,  outdoor play, and more! 2:1 ratio. Two age groups available (ages 5-8 yrs and 9-13 yrs)

 

Name: Learning Disabilities Association of Toronto District Website:  http://www.ldatd.on.ca/ City: Toronto Address: 121 Willowdale Ave., Suite 203 Contact: (416) 229-1680 Ages: 5-13 Price: $350 - $400 Registration:  http://www.ldatd.on.ca/summer-social-skills-camp/ Info:  Summer Social Skills Camp In general, the ability to understand social interactions, read facial expressions, perceive and express emotions, and interpret language’s more subtle meanings is acquired intuitively at an early age. Those with learning disabilities, however, sometimes need help in both developing and understanding these social skills. As they learn, they also need a safe and supportive place where they can practice these skills. LDATD’s Social Skills Programming provides opportunities for developing important and positive peer relationships.  Topics will include: non-verbal communication, problem solving, active listening, giving and receiving compliments, self-esteem, dealing with bullying, establishing and maintaining friendships. While continuing to practice their social skills, campers will also get to participate in games, arts and crafts, and recreational activities.

Name: Learning Disabilities Association of Toronto District

Website:  http://www.ldatd.on.ca/

City: Toronto

Address: 121 Willowdale Ave., Suite 203

Contact: (416) 229-1680

Ages: 5-13

Price: $350 - $400

Registration:  http://www.ldatd.on.ca/summer-social-skills-camp/

Info:  Summer Social Skills Camp

In general, the ability to understand social interactions, read facial expressions, perceive and express emotions, and interpret language’s more subtle meanings is acquired intuitively at an early age. Those with learning disabilities, however, sometimes need help in both developing and understanding these social skills. As they learn, they also need a safe and supportive place where they can practice these skills.

LDATD’s Social Skills Programming provides opportunities for developing important and positive peer relationships.  Topics will include: non-verbal communication, problem solving, active listening, giving and receiving compliments, self-esteem, dealing with bullying, establishing and maintaining friendships.

While continuing to practice their social skills, campers will also get to participate in games, arts and crafts, and recreational activities.

Name: Easter Seals Camp Woodeden Website: http://www.eastersealscamps.org/about/woodeden-camp City: London Address: 2311 Oxford St W. Contact: 613-267-1244 Ages: 8-18 (campers must be registered with Easter Seals) Price: min. $175 Registration:  http://www.eastersealscamps.org/applications Info:  Overlooking the Thames River on the outskirts of London, Easter Seals Camp Woodeden is situated on 107 acres of beautifully landscaped ground that includes an accessible tree house, a collection of trees/plants from around the world, and beautiful Japanese influenced architecture. Originally known as “Woodholm,” Easter Seals acquired the property in 1946 to create a camp in southwestern Ontario for Easter Seals kids. Woodeden currently has 18 buildings, including seven camper cabins, as well as an outdoor amphitheatre, outdoor swimming pool, high ropes course (North America’s only fully accessible one), accessible indoor climbing wall, outdoor pavilion and a fully accessible tree house. In 2011, a new gym, climbing wall and life skills kitchen was open. The camp offers programs such as swimming, arts and crafts, pottery, music, drama, life skills and sports such as sledge hockey, archery, wheelchair basketball, lacrosse, badminton, a nature trail with Yurts for overnight sleep-outs and a fully accessible high ropes challenge course. At Easter Seals Camp Woodeden, campers expand their leadership abilities through a myriad of creative arts programs and multi-sports activities. During the summer, the camp offers two 10-day individual camp sessions, two 10-day Leaders-in-Training sessions, one six-day and two ten-day Gear-up programs, one 5-day Sports Camp, a 5 day Discovery Camp and one five day Family Camp. The camp is run by a staff of 68, which includes a team of 4 registered nurses and 2 health care assistants.

Name: Easter Seals Camp Woodeden

Website: http://www.eastersealscamps.org/about/woodeden-camp

City: London

Address: 2311 Oxford St W.

Contact: 613-267-1244

Ages: 8-18 (campers must be registered with Easter Seals)

Price: min. $175

Registration:  http://www.eastersealscamps.org/applications

Info:  Overlooking the Thames River on the outskirts of London, Easter Seals Camp Woodeden is situated on 107 acres of beautifully landscaped ground that includes an accessible tree house, a collection of trees/plants from around the world, and beautiful Japanese influenced architecture. Originally known as “Woodholm,” Easter Seals acquired the property in 1946 to create a camp in southwestern Ontario for Easter Seals kids.

Woodeden currently has 18 buildings, including seven camper cabins, as well as an outdoor amphitheatre, outdoor swimming pool, high ropes course (North America’s only fully accessible one), accessible indoor climbing wall, outdoor pavilion and a fully accessible tree house. In 2011, a new gym, climbing wall and life skills kitchen was open.

The camp offers programs such as swimming, arts and crafts, pottery, music, drama, life skills and sports such as sledge hockey, archery, wheelchair basketball, lacrosse, badminton, a nature trail with Yurts for overnight sleep-outs and a fully accessible high ropes challenge course.

At Easter Seals Camp Woodeden, campers expand their leadership abilities through a myriad of creative arts programs and multi-sports activities. During the summer, the camp offers two 10-day individual camp sessions, two 10-day Leaders-in-Training sessions, one six-day and two ten-day Gear-up programs, one 5-day Sports Camp, a 5 day Discovery Camp and one five day Family Camp.

The camp is run by a staff of 68, which includes a team of 4 registered nurses and 2 health care assistants.

Name:  Camp Wimodausis (Child Development Institute) Website:  https://www.childdevelop.ca/programs/snap/snap-programs City:  Toronto Address: info@childdevelop.ca Contact: info@childdevelop.ca Ages: 6 to 11 years old Price:  Free of charge, although there is a $25 application fee Registration: info@childdevelop.ca Info:  Camp Wimodausis is a specialized SNAP day camp for children ages 6 to 11 whose social and behaviour problems would otherwise prevent them from attending a summer day camp. Two summer sessions in July and August are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Children may attend one four-week session, with a maximum of 24 children enrolled in each session. The program is highly-structured to maximize opportunities for success. In small groups of six, with two qualified counsellors, children learn to use SNAP to manage their behaviour, exercise self-control and resolve problems. Children participate in fun and educational activities including arts and crafts, sports, music, swimming, special interest clubs, weekly field trips, nature hikes and theme days. Camp Wimodausis also offers a Leaders-in-Training (LIT) program for youth who are participating in the SNAP Youth Leadership programs or are past campers. The camp is held at CDI’s St. Clair Gardens location. It is offered free of charge, although there is a $25 application fee. 

Name:  Camp Wimodausis (Child Development Institute)

Website:  https://www.childdevelop.ca/programs/snap/snap-programs

City:  Toronto

Address: info@childdevelop.ca

Contact: info@childdevelop.ca

Ages: 6 to 11 years old

Price:  Free of charge, although there is a $25 application fee

Registration: info@childdevelop.ca

Info:  Camp Wimodausis is a specialized SNAP day camp for children ages 6 to 11 whose social and behaviour problems would otherwise prevent them from attending a summer day camp. Two summer sessions in July and August are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Children may attend one four-week session, with a maximum of 24 children enrolled in each session.

The program is highly-structured to maximize opportunities for success. In small groups of six, with two qualified counsellors, children learn to use SNAP to manage their behaviour, exercise self-control and resolve problems. Children participate in fun and educational activities including arts and crafts, sports, music, swimming, special interest clubs, weekly field trips, nature hikes and theme days.

Camp Wimodausis also offers a Leaders-in-Training (LIT) program for youth who are participating in the SNAP Youth Leadership programs or are past campers.

The camp is held at CDI’s St. Clair Gardens location. It is offered free of charge, although there is a $25 application fee. 

Name:  Christian Horizons Family Retreat Website:  https://www.christian-horizons.org/what-we-do/family-retreat City:  Peterborough Address:  familyretreat@christian-horizons.org Contact:  familyretreat@christian-horizons.org or 519-650-0966 Ages:  all ages Price:  $50 and up Registration:  https://www.christian-horizons.org/what-we-do/family-retreat Info:  The Christian Horizons Family Retreat is a unique opportunity for families living with disability to enjoy a vacation together in a safe, fun and rejuvenating atmosphere. Our faith-based retreat is open to all families and incorporates optional activities for spiritual and personal growth as well as fun and relaxation. These activities may include water sports, good food and fellowship, daily special events such as petting zoos or carnival, Bible reflections and encouragement, and a parents ' dinner out. Each family is assigned at least one trained volunteer who will help facilitate participation in the day's activities as desired, ensuring that your family is able to experience everything the retreat has to offer. We believe everyone is created in the image of God and has gifts and abilities to share. This camp is a place where those gifts are celebrated... a place to belong.

Name:  Christian Horizons Family Retreat

Website:  https://www.christian-horizons.org/what-we-do/family-retreat

City:  Peterborough

Address:  familyretreat@christian-horizons.org

Contact:  familyretreat@christian-horizons.org or 519-650-0966

Ages:  all ages

Price:  $50 and up

Registration:  https://www.christian-horizons.org/what-we-do/family-retreat

Info:  The Christian Horizons Family Retreat is a unique opportunity for families living with disability to enjoy a vacation together in a safe, fun and rejuvenating atmosphere.

Our faith-based retreat is open to all families and incorporates optional activities for spiritual and personal growth as well as fun and relaxation.

These activities may include water sports, good food and fellowship, daily special events such as petting zoos or carnival, Bible reflections and encouragement, and a parents ' dinner out.

Each family is assigned at least one trained volunteer who will help facilitate participation in the day's activities as desired, ensuring that your family is able to experience everything the retreat has to offer.

We believe everyone is created in the image of God and has gifts and abilities to share. This camp is a place where those gifts are celebrated... a place to belong.

Name:  Edelweiss Private Academy Website:  http://www.edelweissprivateacademy.com/summercamp.php City:  Ottawa  Address:  21 Nadolny Sachs Private Contact:  613-225-9273 or info@edelweissprivateacademy.com Ages: 6-12 years old Price:  Ratio of 1 to 1: $325/week (half day) or $525/ week (full day)  Ratio of 1 to 6:  $375/week (full day)  Registration:  http://www.edelweissprivateacademy.com/SummerCampRegistration.pdf Info:  Edelweiss Private Academy is offering a summer program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or other exceptionalities. Our staff has extensive experience working with children with various exceptionalities including, but not limited to: learning disabilities, pervasive developmental disorders, anxiety, depression, and oppositional defiant disorder to name a few. We strive to provide a supportive and safe environment to ensure your child will have the most enjoyable summer experience possible. With a variety of fun and exciting activities, our goal is to develop peer interactions, self-help skills, and provide opportunities for new experiences.

Name:  Edelweiss Private Academy

Website:  http://www.edelweissprivateacademy.com/summercamp.php

City:  Ottawa 

Address:  21 Nadolny Sachs Private

Contact:  613-225-9273 or info@edelweissprivateacademy.com

Ages: 6-12 years old

Price:  Ratio of 1 to 1: $325/week (half day) or $525/ week (full day) 
Ratio of 1 to 6:  $375/week (full day) 

Registration:  http://www.edelweissprivateacademy.com/SummerCampRegistration.pdf

Info:  Edelweiss Private Academy is offering a summer program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or other exceptionalities.

Our staff has extensive experience working with children with various exceptionalities including, but not limited to: learning disabilities, pervasive developmental disorders, anxiety, depression, and oppositional defiant disorder to name a few.

We strive to provide a supportive and safe environment to ensure your child will have the most enjoyable summer experience possible. With a variety of fun and exciting activities, our goal is to develop peer interactions, self-help skills, and provide opportunities for new experiences.

Name:  Angel N Butterflies Website:  http://angelnbutterflies.ca/SummerCamp.html City:  Ottawa Address:  5470 Canotek Road Unit 35 Contact:  angelnbutterflies@gmail.com Ages:  6months to 14 years old Price:  $800 /week Registration:  http://angelnbutterflies.ca/Registration.html Info:  Summer Camp at Angel N Butterflies is an opportunity for children of all ages to come for an intensive three-week session of conductive education. Groups of children, similar in age and physical challenges, learn mobility skills, independence, and functional daily living skills, within a supportive group atmosphere of fun and adventure.

Name:  Angel N Butterflies

Website:  http://angelnbutterflies.ca/SummerCamp.html

City:  Ottawa

Address:  5470 Canotek Road Unit 35

Contact:  angelnbutterflies@gmail.com

Ages:  6months to 14 years old

Price:  $800 /week

Registration:  http://angelnbutterflies.ca/Registration.html

Info:  Summer Camp at Angel N Butterflies is an opportunity for children of all ages to come for an intensive three-week session of conductive education. Groups of children, similar in age and physical challenges, learn mobility skills, independence, and functional daily living skills, within a supportive group atmosphere of fun and adventure.

Name: Building Blocks Website:  http://www.ebbuildingblocks.com/summer-2017.html City:  Ottawa Address:   1475 Merivale Road Contact:  613-722-4374 or  ebissonn@magma.ca Ages: 6-10 years old Price: $452.00 /week Registration: TO REGISTER CONTACT ELAINE BISSONNETTE @ 613 722 4374 or ebissonn@magma.ca Info:  PROGRAMS WILL FOCUS ON SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS, COOPERATIVE GAMES AND ZONES OF REGULATIONS.  ·         Focus on working in small groups to share ideas and be creative. ·         Participants will enjoy the hands on activities but most of all predicting the outcomes and the awesome cause & effect of the experiments. ·         Good sportsmanship – have fun! ·         ZONES of Regulations will be incorporated throughout the week focusing on exploring a variety of tools to rate their emotions and reactions to challenging social scenarios. ·         Each program provides plenty of opportunities for the peers to mingle, socialize and to have time to get to know one another. The curriculum will be developed and emailed to all participants the week prior to the start date. #Autism  

Name: Building Blocks

Website:  http://www.ebbuildingblocks.com/summer-2017.html

City:  Ottawa

Address:   1475 Merivale Road

Contact:  613-722-4374 or  ebissonn@magma.ca

Ages: 6-10 years old

Price: $452.00 /week

Registration: TO REGISTER CONTACT ELAINE BISSONNETTE @ 613 722 4374 or ebissonn@magma.ca

Info:  PROGRAMS WILL FOCUS ON SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS, COOPERATIVE GAMES AND ZONES OF REGULATIONS. 
·         Focus on working in small groups to share ideas and be creative.
·         Participants will enjoy the hands on activities but most of all predicting the outcomes and the awesome cause & effect of the experiments.
·         Good sportsmanship – have fun!
·         ZONES of Regulations will be incorporated throughout the week focusing on exploring a variety of tools to rate their emotions and reactions to challenging social scenarios.
·         Each program provides plenty of opportunities for the peers to mingle, socialize and to have time to get to know one another.
The curriculum will be developed and emailed to all participants the week prior to the start date. #Autism

 

Name: Sunshine Day Camp (Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa-Carleton) Website: http://www.ldaottawa.com/sunshine-day-camp/ City:  Ottawa Address:  1250 Blohm Drive Contact: 613-567-5864 or info@ldaottawa.com Ages: 7-12 years old Price:  $650 (per two week session) Registration:  http://www.ldaottawa.com/sunshine-day-camp/ Info:  The Sunshine Day Camp is a popular LDAO-C program for children aged 7 to 12 that focuses on development of social skills. It is offered every summer to children who have a learning disability and/or ADHD. Located in a safe and secure environment, our campers can expect an atmosphere that is positive, supportive, social and fun. The camp provides training in social skills while also offering fun, non-competitive activities like arts and crafts, sports, music, and special presenters. Our excellent, trained staff reinforces targeted social skills and helps each child to build self esteem. All camp activities use positive techniques based on collaborative problem solving. 

Name: Sunshine Day Camp (Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa-Carleton)

Website: http://www.ldaottawa.com/sunshine-day-camp/

City:  Ottawa

Address:  1250 Blohm Drive

Contact: 613-567-5864 or info@ldaottawa.com

Ages: 7-12 years old

Price:  $650 (per two week session)

Registration:  http://www.ldaottawa.com/sunshine-day-camp/

Info:  The Sunshine Day Camp is a popular LDAO-C program for children aged 7 to 12 that focuses on development of social skills. It is offered every summer to children who have a learning disability and/or ADHD.

Located in a safe and secure environment, our campers can expect an atmosphere that is positive, supportive, social and fun. The camp provides training in social skills while also offering fun, non-competitive activities like arts and crafts, sports, music, and special presenters. Our excellent, trained staff reinforces targeted social skills and helps each child to build self esteem. All camp activities use positive techniques based on collaborative problem solving. 

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