Name: Easter Seals Camp Woodeden
Address: 2311 Oxford St W.
Ages: 8-18 (campers must be registered with Easter Seals)
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.