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Camps for Autism

Find camps that specialize in programs for kids with Austism

Kinark Outdoor Centre

Looking for a special needs camp? Consider Kinark Outdoor Centre: a co-ed traditional camp for kids with Autism.

Camps across Ontario and Quebec offer specialised support and programs for kids with autism or autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

These camps make a big difference in the lives of children and help families dealing with autism as well as related disorders, Asperger's Syndrome and Rett's Syndrome. Children benefit immensely from time outdoors interacting with other children and getting the full summer camp experience. Once the school year is over, autism camps can help children spend vacation time in a fruitful manner and hone communication skills. These camps focus on therapy for kids with special needs and provide a much-needed respite for kids and their families.

Autism camps are held during all vacation periods including summer, March break and the Christmas holiday. Children at autism camps can experience a range of activities customized to their needs. The counselor-to-camper ratio is usually high at these camps, in order to offer children sufficient attention. Counselors at autism camps will have extensive training in dealing with autistic children.

Social skill development, music, arts and crafts, nature activities, games, sports, contests, trips, special events, theme days and more are also an important part of kids camp. Children with autism may not be able to participate in sports that require coordination and reading subtle social cues. However, there are many physical activities at camp that are enjoyable and contribute to an autistic child's sensory processing, motor and social skills.

Autism camps are a great idea as campers are given a chance to participate in a wide variety of activities in a language-rich and socially-supportive environment. All activities are tailored to meet individual needs and encourage group play, social interaction and an appreciation of nature. These camps provide children with some of the same routines they may be used to at school.

Some autism camps also incorporate integrated therapy.

Learn more from specific autism-specialized camps listed below, who will be able to tell you exactly what value they add to the lives of autistic children in their care.


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  • Muskoka Woods
    A Christian youth resort that welcomes young people to life-changing experiences. Camp guests choose from 50+ programs and activities. Creativity reigns, friendships flourish, confidence grows. FUN IS OUR TRADEMARK!

    Rosseau

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $979/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 979 7-17 0 Rosseau
    Camp Couchiching
    Camp Couchiching is an isolated community only 1.5 hours from Toronto. A camp that focusses on individual development and challenge by choice, we are all levels of awesome!!!

    Orillia

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,700/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1700 6-16 1 Orillia
    Arden Circle Square Ranch
    Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for kids and teens ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and ropes. Your summer adventure starts here!

    Madoc; Hamilton; Huntsville; Kaladar

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    from $225/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 225 6-17 2 Madoc, Hamilton, Huntsville, Kaladar
    Wolf Creek Circle Square Ranch
    To encourage young lives to grow spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically in an exciting, fun filled western adventure. Start your summer adventure with Wolf Creek Circle Square Ranch!

    Regina

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    from $275/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 275 6-17 3 Regina
    Brantford Circle Square Ranch
    We are committed to providing an outstanding summer camp experience. Our beautiful location, fun & safe environment, excellent programs, and experienced staff are just a few reasons to choose Circle Square Ranch.

    Brantford

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 180 5-16 4 Brantford
    Camp Walden
    A coed overnight camp between Algonquin Park and Ottawa offering outdoor adventure, canoeing, hiking, campfires and other traditional activities on 750 acres.

    Toronto; Palmer Rapids

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,000/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1000 7-16 5 Toronto, Palmer Rapids
    YMCA Summer Day Camps
    YMCA Summer Day Camps offer 36 camps across the GTA. With over 48 camp programs, we are sure to have a program that meets the interests of your child! Busing & extended hours are available at many of our camp locations!

    Toronto Islands, Toronto; Oshawa; New Toronto, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $210/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 210 4-16 6 Toronto Islands, Toronto, Oshawa, New Toronto, Toronto
    Muskoka Woods - City Camp
    Discover all the fun of Muskoka Woods, right in your neighbourhood! There's no limit to what kids can do and who they can become. With 18 awesome day camp activities to try each week, there's something for everyone!

    Throughout Ontario

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 11
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $299/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 299 5-11 7 Throughout Ontario
    Camp Arowhon
    A traditional co-ed summer camp in the heart of Algonquin Park where kids build confidence by learning skills. Over 18 activities to choose from daily, from horseback riding to windsurfing to arts and crafts.

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,000/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1000 7-16 8 Algonquin Park
    Camp Wabikon
    Overnight coed summer camp dedicated to the ideals of leadership and friendship, with wilderness trips and a variety of sports activities.

    Temagami

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,025/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1025 6-17 9 Temagami
    Camp Tanamakoon
    This all girls summer camp located on its own lake in Algonquin Park offers a variety of camp activities, along with specialty programs for canoe tripping, mini camp and kindercamp! We offer a safe and fun adventure!

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Girls
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,020/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 1020 4-16 10 Algonquin Park
    Adventure Valley
    Summer day camp for Toronto kids yearning for outdoor adventure. Sports activities include soccer, tennis, swimming and a variety of other outdoor activities.

    Throughout Greater Toronto Area

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $325/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 325 2-15 11 Throughout Greater Toronto Area
    Willowgrove Day Camp
    Located on a private 100 acre farm property that includes a forest, pond, clean running creek, sports fields, play grounds, in-ground swimming pools, wall climbing gym, animal barn and more.

    Whitchurch - Stouffville

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3.5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $292/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 292 3.5-15 12 Whitchurch - Stouffville
    Fraser Lake Camp
    Welcoming overnight camp on a private 260 acre waterfront property that offers summer camp activities including kayaking, rock climbing, wilderness trips, and more!

    Bancroft

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $624/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 624 8-16 13 Bancroft
    Toronto Zoo - Zoo Camp
    Located at the Toronto Zoo, Zoo Camp offers unique adventures to stimulate kids' interest in the natural world. Go behind-the-scenes at Canada's largest zoo. Voted 2013 Best Day Camp in GTA - Toronto4Kids

    Rouge, Toronto

    Science: Zooology/Animals
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $265/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 265 4-16 14 Rouge, Toronto
    Field of Dreams Baseball Camp
    An outdoor baseball day camp, with 3 incredible locations: Thornhill, Aurora & Vaughan. Our goal is to develop the baseball player as a whole, by teaching the proper skills of the game in a fun and safe camp environment.

    Thornhill; Aurora; Vaughan

    Sport: Baseball/Softball
    • Ages 7 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $165/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 165 7-14 15 Thornhill, Aurora, Vaughan
    Neighbour Note Day Camps
    Toronto's premier camps run by University Professors, TDSB Teachers, and extraordinary Musicians! (PhD, DMA). Our Rock Band camp instructor performed for over 30 000 people when his band opened for KISS in Mexico City!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; Mimico, Toronto

    Music (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $175/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 175 5-16 16 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Mimico, Toronto
    Taylor Dance Centre
    TDC has been home to young & talented dancers for over 35 years. This Family owned and operated Dance Studio and Competitive Company is proud to offer professional dance training to dancers of all ages.

    Bendale, Toronto; Ajax

    Dance (multi)
    • Ages 1 to 18
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $12/month
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 12 1-18 17 Bendale, Toronto, Ajax
    Crestwood Valley Day Camp
    A Toronto summer camp specializing in baseball and basketball training camps, including other sports like golf and soccer, arts and more.

    Bridle Path, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $545/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 545 3-15 18 Bridle Path, Toronto
    Camp Kennebec
    An amazing summer camp experience for campers with special needs. All the fun of camp, with supportive and experienced staff to give your camper the summer of their life! The focus is on fun first!

    Sharbot Lake

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 22
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,500/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1500 6-22 19 Sharbot Lake
    City of Markham
    Great camp experience right in your own backyard! See what the City of Markham has to offer you and your child for camps!

    Markham; Markham; Markham

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 150 4-15 20 Markham
    No Strings Theatre
    A multi-faceted theatre arts day camp ideal for youths aged 12-21. Programs include dance, music, theatre arts, acting, vocal training,and collaborative theatre-making experience.

    Downtown West, Toronto

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 11 to 21
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $300/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 300 11-21 21 Downtown West, Toronto
    Doe Lake
    Various summer, winter, and March Break camp programs offered for girls and their families.

    Doe Lake

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Girls
    • Overnight Camp
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 250 5-17 22 Doe Lake
    YMCA Wanakita Family Camps
    YMCA Wanakita Family Camp offers similar activities and experiences to traditional overnight camps, but you can do it as a family! Participate in activities as a family or send the kids off for supervised programs.

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 1 to 99
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $387/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 387 1-99 23 Haliburton Highlands
    Kids of Canada Summer Camps
    WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. We offer 4 Day Camps in Richmond Hill & an Overnight Camp near Haliburton. Choose traditional multi-activity or specialized Sports, Dance, Hockey & CIT Programs.

    Thornhill; Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $800/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 800 4-16 24 Thornhill, Haliburton Highlands
    Oakville Galleries
    Taught by qualified art instructors at our lakeside studios in Gairloch Gardens, Oakville Galleries' art programs encourage children to explore the furthest reaches of their imaginations and maximize their creativity.

    Oakville

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $38/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 38 6-14 25 Oakville
    Camp Wanapitei
    Overnight wilderness canoe-tripping camp based in Northern Ontario, paddling Ontario, Quebec and the Territories. A strong tripping program is complemented by caring staff, community focus and a diverse in-camp program.

    Temagami

    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $725/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 725 7-18 26 Temagami
    Science and Technology Summer Camps UOIT
    Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions.

    Oshawa

    Science (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day Camp
    from $300/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed, Girls 300 7-17 27 Oshawa
    Oxford Learning High Park
    Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Tutoring takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 10
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $300/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 300 4-10 28 Bloor West Village, Toronto
    Seneca College King Day Camp
    An outdoor adventure camp just north of Toronto, where kids also participate in archery, mountain biking, rock climbing and other sports.

    King

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3.5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $363/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 363 3.5-16 29 King
    Science Timmins
    Founded in 1969, Science Timmins Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization run by volunteers and governed by a community-based Board of Directors.

    Timmins Cochrane - Iroquois Falls

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2 to 17
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $20/day
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 20 2-17 30 Timmins Cochrane - Iroquois Falls
    Camp Kodiak
    Integrated residential summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, NLD and AS. Social skills program, academic program and 50+ activities.

    Parry Sound

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $4,475/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 4475 6-18 31 Parry Sound
    YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka
    A variety of values based camp programs offered through our day, family, leadership and overnight camps throughout the Simcoe Muskoka region

    Orillia; Midland; Barrie

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $175/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 175 6-17 32 Orillia, Midland, Barrie
    AFTERFOUR
    Technology driven day-camps and workshops specializing in Animation, Digital Art, LEGO® Mindstorms™, Music Production, Stop-Motion Movies and Video Game Programming! Register Today!

    Leaside, Toronto

    Science: Robotics
    • Ages 6 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $275/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 275 6-13 33 Leaside, Toronto
    Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp
    A traditional summer camp with a variety of specialized camp programs.

    Kitchener

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 30
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $210/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 210 5-30 34 Kitchener
    YMCA Wanakita
    1,000 acres on Koshlong Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. Co-ed, 1, 2 and 4-week overnight sessions and weekly day camp sessions. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, friendship and fun!

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $675/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 675 7-16 35 Haliburton Highlands
    Camp Robin Hood
    Day Camp with the atmosphere and philosophy of a premium overnight camp! Twice-daily swim instruction, gymnastics, canoe and more. Low ratios and specialty instructors focus on life/social skills development.

    Markham

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $600/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 600 4-15 36 Markham
    Pedalheads Bike Camps
    A premier cycling camp for kids aged 2 to 12 (from training wheels to trails) with locations throughout BC, Ontario and Alberta.

    Alberta (9); British Columbia (16); Ontario (8)

    Sport: Cycling
    • Ages 2 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $79/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 79 2-12 37 The Beach, Toronto, Humber Valley Village, Toronto, Delta, West Vancouver, Leaside, Toronto, Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Armour Heights, Toronto, Oakville, Mississauga, Thornhill, Markham, Don Mills, Toronto, Bayview Village, Toronto, Burlington, Forest Hill, Toronto, Ottawa, Kanata, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, St Albert, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Richmond
    The Zajac Ranch for Children
    A supported, therapeutic summer camp experience for campers with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

    Mission

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 40
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $375/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 375 7-40 38 Mission
    Harbourfront Centre Camps
    Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps has provided a a unique setting in which learning and fun intersect. Our campers gain life skills through meaningful participation and in all facets of arts and contemporary culture.

    Harbourfront, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $188/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 188 4-16 39 Harbourfront, Toronto
    YMCA Cedar Glen
    Give your child an experience they will never forget! YMCA Cedar Glen is an outdoor day camp just north of Toronto in King Township. Located on 263 acres, all programs are supervised by highly trained YMCA staff.

    King

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $210/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 210 4-16 40 King
    Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled Teens
    Supportive & therapeutic educational environment for struggling students. Assessment, education, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe!

    Kelowna; Barrie; Red Deer

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    from $289/day
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 289 13-18 41 Kelowna, Barrie, Red Deer
    Airborne Trampoline Woodbridge
    Jump through summer with Airborne's Summer Trampoline Classes & Day Camps. Camp includes trampoline lessons and games, arts and crafts, games and movie room, daily outings, and a trip of the week.

    Newmarket; Vaughan

    Sport: Trampoline
    • Ages 3 to 80
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $149/session
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 149 3-80 42 Newmarket, Vaughan
    Laurus Summer Camp
    Montreal's #1 lifestyle camp in the heart of Downtown that blends fun, education and specialty training in one of the following: Sports, arts, music, French or English, math or fitness.

    Montreal; Montreal

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 200 3-15 43 Montreal
    Brightstart Camp
    This North York camp offers educational programming with support for kids with autism and other language delays. Ages range from children age 5- to adulthood

    Willowdale, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2 to 21
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 200 2-21 44 Willowdale, Toronto
    Great Big Theatre Company
    Camps in your neighbourhood ! One-week sessions, performances every week. Our experienced, caring staff will introduce your kids to stage performance & guide them toward self-expression. A great confidence-builder !

    Ontario (8)

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 3 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $93/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 93 3-14 45 Mississauga, Bayview Village, Toronto, Oakville, Cambridge, Hamilton, Vaughan, Burlington, Waterloo, Richmond Hill
    Camp Presqu'ile
    A co-ed, overnight summer camp affiliated with both Rotary and YMCA. For kids aged 6 to 16.

    Owen Sound

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $435/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 435 6-16 46 Owen Sound
    Mastering Minds
    We aim to help the young leaders of our generation conquer their dreams. We achieve this goal by guiding our youth through mastering a healthy lifestyle, excelling in social skills, and exploring their utmost potential.

    Vaughan; Richmond Hill; Brampton

    Education: Leadership
    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $350/week
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 350 5-12 47 Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Brampton

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