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Autism Camps

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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Stillwood Camp & Conference Centre

44005 Watt Rd, Lindell Beach, British Columbia, V2R 4X9

Vancouver
Stillwood Camp & Conference Centre

Just outside of Abbotford and Chilliwack, this day and overnight camp features unique sports like dirtboarding and street luge as well as sailing and more.
Camp Specialties: CIT/LIT Program, Autism/Pervasive development delay [more info]

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

Accent Music Therapy

980 Fraser Dr. (Unit 209), Burlington, Ontario,

Burlington
Accent Music Therapy

This Burlington Ontario after-school and day camp provides music therapy for kids with special needs.
Camp Specialties: Music, Autism/Pervasive development delay [more info]

  • Ages 1 to 29
  • Year-Round Program
  • Special Needs

Camp Kennebec

1422 Cox Road, Arden, Ontario, K0H 1B0

Sharbot Lake
Camp Kennebec

Offers special needs kids a summer camp in eastern Ontario. Individualized programs and more than 50 activities including sports, arts and more.
Camp Specialties: ADD/ADHD, Autism/Pervasive development delay [more info]

  • Ages 6 to 25
  • Overnight Camp
  • Special Needs

Non specialty camps that also offer this program

Dero United De-Ro-velopment Soccer Camps

2246 Camilla Rd., Mississauga, Ontario,

Mississauga
Dero United De-Ro-velopment Soccer Camps

Mississauga's top soccer development camp designed to advance your child's individual abilities to their highest potential. Small groups, one-on-one training, lots of fun! [more info]

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Day Camp
  • Sports

Camp Kirk

1083 Portage Road, Kirkfield, Ontario, K0M 2B0

Northern Kawartha Lakes
Camp Kirk

Summer camp for children with special needs offering various activities including martial arts, leadership building, swimming and many other sports in a non-competitive and nurturing environment. [more info]

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Overnight Camp
  • Special Needs
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Camp PEAK

5400 Eagle Lake Road, South River, Ontario, L5B 3C3

South River
Camp PEAK

Camp PEAK™! NOT your average traditional camp! Our co-ed & special needs residential summer programs are for ages 8-17. [more info]

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

No Strings Theatre

175 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1P7

Toronto
No Strings Theatre

A multi-faceted theatre arts day camp ideal for kids from throughout the GTA. Programs include dance, music, theatre arts, acting, vocal training,pop band, creating music theatre and pop and pit orchestra training. [more info]

  • Ages 12 to 21
  • Day Camp
  • Music

Ontario Pioneer Camp

942 Clearwater Lake Road, Port Sydney, Ontario, P0B 1L0

Huntsville
Ontario Pioneer Camp

This Muskoka summer camp offers unique adventures and a variety of features including horseback riding, ADHD support and much more! [more info]

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

Bayview Glen Day Camp

275 Duncan Mill Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 3H9

Toronto
Bayview Glen Day Camp

Located centrally in Toronto, this summer camp offers air conditioned buildings, sports and arts camps, heated swimming pools and more. [more info]

  • Ages 2 to 14
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

Cairn

R.R. #1, 3200 Muskoka Rd. 117, Baysville, Ontario, P0B 1A0

Baysville  •  Kirkland Lake
Cairn

A Christian summer camp with canoe trips and other outdoor education. Programs include music, arts, overnight trips and more. [more info]

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

Cedar Ridge Camp

RR # 1, McArthurs Mills, Ontario, K0L 2M0

Bancroft
Cedar Ridge Camp

A traditional summer camp with day and residential programs, offering activities ranging from sports such as sailing to arts & crafts and more. [more info]

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

Camp Presqu'ile

339639 Presqu'ile Rd, Owen Sound, Ontario,

Owen Sound
Camp Presqu'ile

A co-ed, overnight summer camp affiliated with both Rotary and YMCA. For kids aged 6 to 16. [more info]

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

Kinark Outdoor Centre

1766 Queen's Line, Minden, Ontario, K0M 2K0

Minden
Kinark Outdoor Centre

A northern Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. [more info]

  • Ages 8 to 21
  • Day & Overnight Camp
  • Special Needs

Camp Mariste

8082 Chemin du Lac Morgan, Rawdon, Quebec, j0k 1s0

Rawdon
Camp Mariste

Quebec summer camp with specialized programs in cinema and horseback riding. Activities include numerous other sports. [more info]

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

Ways of the Woods Day Camp

5234 Kelso Road, Milton, Ontario, L0P 1B0

Milton
Ways of the Woods Day Camp

This Halton region summer camp travels to different conservation areas each week, with various activities. Year round programs also offered. [more info]

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

RKY Camp

General Delivery, Parham, Ontario, K0H 2K0

Kingston
RKY Camp

This overnight camp in eastern Ontario offers a variety of activities ranging from arts and crafts to wilderness trips and more. [more info]

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

Brightstart Camp

2950 Keele Street Suite 102 and 202, North York, Ontario, M3M2H2

Toronto
Brightstart Camp

This North York camp offers educational programming with support for kids with autism and other language delays. Ages range from preschool children to grades 1-7. [more info]

  • Ages 2 to 16
  • Day Camp
  • Special Needs

Camp Robin Hood

10243 Reesor Road, Markham, Ontario, L6B 1A8

Markham
Camp Robin Hood

This summer camp in the Toronto suburb of Markham offers various arts and sports activities including archery, soccer and much more. [more info]

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

Camp Ekon

Stanley House RR#1, Rosseau, Ontario, P0C 1J0

Rosseau
Camp Ekon

Summer camp in the heart of Muskoka. Kids participate in archery, canoeing, rock climbing and many other sports and activities. [more info]

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled Teens

101 1865 Dilworth Drive Suite 338, Kelowna, British Columbia,

Barrie  •  Kelowna
Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled Teens

Supportive & therapeutic educational environment for struggling teens. Locations in Ontario and British Columbia. Assessment, education, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe! [more info]

  • Ages 13 to 18
  • Overnight Camp
  • Special Needs

YMCA Camp Pine Crest

1090 Gullwing Lake Road, Torrance, Ontario, P0C 1M0

Gravenhurst
YMCA Camp Pine Crest

Have fun, make new friends and go on an adventure! A traditional overnight camp with activities ranging from wilderness trips and rock climbing to music and Frisbee golf. Financial aid is available. [more info]

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

YMCA John Island Camp

General Delivery, Spanish, Ontario, P3E 3M7

Sudbury
YMCA John Island Camp

JOHN ISLAND CAMP is exclusively located in the North Channel of Lake Huron. CAMP FALCONA is nestled along the beautiful shores of Nelson Lake. [more info]

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

TutorBright Mississauga

11-4040 Creditview Road, Suite 280, Mississauga, Ontario,

Mississauga
TutorBright Mississauga

Private in-home tutoring in Mississauga designed to meet the needs of your child. Programs for JK to University level. [more info]

  • Ages 3 to 25
  • Education

Seneca College King Day Camp

13990 Dufferin Street, King City, Ontario, L7B 1B3

King
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. [more info]

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Day Camp
  • Adventure

Harbourfront Centre Camps

235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2G8

Toronto
Harbourfront Centre Camps

Summer camps and March Break camps offering a variety of specializations including sports, arts, leadership and much more. [more info]

  • Ages 3 to 17
  • Day & Overnight Camp
  • Traditional
  • Arts

New Strides Day Camp

45 Crendon Dr, Toronto, Ontario, M9C 2Y2

Toronto
New Strides Day Camp

Ideal for families from throughout the GTA, this special needs day camp includes children with ADHD and other learning disabilities. [more info]

  • Ages 10 to 21
  • Day Camp
  • Special Needs

McMichael ArtVenture Children's Programs & Camps

10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario, L0J 1C0

Woodbridge
McMichael ArtVenture Children's Programs & Camps

Art classes, programs and camps for kids to get creative: after-school, summer camp and March break camps. Located in Vaughn, north of Toronto. [more info]

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Day Camp
  • Arts

Seneca Summer Camps – Sports, Arts & Science

1750 Finch Ave East, North York, Ontario, M2J 2X5

Toronto
Seneca Summer Camps – Sports, Arts & Science

We offer high quality summer camp programs for children that provide learning opportunities in a safe and caring environment and where the focus is on having fun and developing friendships. [more info]

  • Ages 3 to 16
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional
 
 

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