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Camps for Autism

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

Camps for Autism

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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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.  [ view profile ]

Special Needs
Camp offers: Autism/Pervasive development delay
  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Overnight Camp
  • Coed
  • $1,262 to $1,350
,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13, 2015-07-02 1262-1350
Minden Kinark Outdoor Centre

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

Special Needs
Camp offers: Autism/Pervasive development delay
  • Ages 8 to 21
  • Day & Overnight Camp
  • Coed
  • Varies
,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21, 2015-04-27 0-0
Throughout Ontario
Tichborne, Ontario
Minden, Ontario
Camp Awakening

Integrated summer camps, leadership & outdoor recreation programs for youth with physical disabilities. Programs across the province for campers 9-24 years.  [ view profile ]

Special Needs
  • Ages 9 to 24
  • Overnight Camp
  • Coed, All Girls, All Boys
  • Varies
,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24, 2015-06-29 0-0
Belleville Heartfit Respite

Welcome to Heartfit Farm Holidays, a non profit program for adults 14+ with developmental differences.  [ view profile ]

Special Needs
  • Ages 14 to 65
  • Overnight Camp
  • Coed
  • $1,550
,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65, 2015-06-28 1550-0
Barrie
Kelowna, British Columbia
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!  [ view profile ]

Special Needs
Camp offers: Autism/Pervasive development delay
  • Ages 13 to 18
  • Overnight Camp
  • Coed
  • Varies
,13,14,15,16,17,18, 0-0
Sharbot Lake Camp Kennebec

An amazing summer camp experience for campers with special needs. All the fun of camp, with supportive and experience staff to give your camper the summer of their life! The focus is on fun first!  [ view profile ]

Special Needs
Camp Specialties: ADD/ADHD, Autism/Pervasive development delay
  • Ages 6 to 22
  • Overnight Camp
  • Coed
  • $1,500 to $2,500
,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 1500-2500
New York The Gow School Summer Program

A New York summer camp where kids with special needs participate in horseback riding, swimming and more, including overnight camping.  [ view profile ]

Special Needs
  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Day & Overnight Camp
  • Coed
  • $3,800 to $7,300 USD
,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16, 3800-7300
Parry Sound 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.  [ view profile ]

Special Needs
  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Overnight Camp
  • Coed
  • $1,239 to $1,425
,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18, 1239-1425
Session Name Specialty Date Age/Type Cost Start Cost Age Description Activities
BARGAIN BARN WEEK
Heartfit Respite
Down Syndrome Aug 10-14 Ages 19
Coed
Overnight
$999 2015-08-10 999-999 ,19,

A shorter stay if you're not quite sure about being a farmer. OR  never been away from home . You get all the benefits but in  a mini fashion. You will get a taste then WANT to come back for more.


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Curiouser and Curiouser ages 10-12
Purple Carrots Drama Studio
Performing/Theatre Arts Aug 10-14 Ages 10 - 12
Coed
Day
$358 - $602 2015-08-10 358-358 ,10,11,12,

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?” Alice, Alice in Wonderland.

Leap down the rabbit hole and enter a magical Alice in Wonderland adventure with your friends! Meet the Mad Hatter, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire cat. Create your very own Wonderland characters through improvisation, movement, scene work, singing and dancing. 

Includes: Drama, Musical Theatre, Craft, Music, Therapeutic Drumming and Outdoor Exploring.

Full and Half Day Options Available.  See website for details www.purplecarrotsdrama.com

 


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Arts & Crafts(Recreational)Cooking(Recreational)Performing/Theatre Arts(Intense or Competative)
Session 4 Boys
Camp Awakening
Physical Disability Aug 13-26 Ages 14 - 16
All Boys
Overnight
Varies 2015-08-13 0-0 ,14,15,16,
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Session 4 Girls
Camp Awakening
Physical Disability Aug 13-26 Ages 14 - 16
All Girls
Overnight
Varies 2015-08-13 0-0 ,14,15,16,
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Session 4
Camp Kirk
Aug 16-25 Ages 6 - 13
Coed
Overnight
$1940 2015-08-16 1940-1940 ,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,
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another 1-2 week block
Heartfit Respite
Down Syndrome Aug 16-29 Ages 19
Coed
Overnight
$1550 - $3200 2015-08-16 1550-1550 ,19,

you can stay 1 week in July another in August.  OR do your 2 week stay at the end of the summer.  Summer end activities are the same as all the others FUN FUN FUN!!!


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Make a Scene!
Purple Carrots Drama Studio
Performing/Theatre Arts Aug 17-21 Ages 19
Coed
Day
$358 - $602 2015-08-17 358-358 ,19,

How do actors create interesting characters and dynamic scenes? 

Learn about the given circumstances of a scene: Who? What? When? Where? and Why?, and how these circumstances colour dialogue and create characters. Explore movement, voice, improvisation and scripted scene work to improve your social skills, confidence and self expression. The last half hour of each day is Chat Time- a time to work on conversation skills at Artscape Youngplace's great coffee shop!  

Includes: Drama, Musical Theatre, Singing, Crafts, Therapeutic Drumming and Outdoor Exploring

Full day and Half Day Options Available.  See website for details.


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Arts & Crafts(Recreational)Cooking(Recreational)Performing/Theatre Arts(Intense or Competative)
Free To Be Me
Purple Carrots Drama Studio
Performing/Theatre Arts Aug 24-28 Ages 13 - 17
Coed
Day
$358 - $602 2015-08-24 358-358 ,13,14,15,16,17,

This workshop explores identity and the joy of self-acceptance. Voice work, movement, improvisation and scene work help to facilitate self- expression while improving social skills, conversational skills, language and confidence. Enjoy drama, musical theatre, crafts, music and outdoor exploring, led by professionals in each field.

The last half hour of each day is Chat Time- a time to work on conversation skills at Artscape Youngplace's great coffee shop!  All activities are designed to guide participants in discovering the liberating power of both individuality and teamwork.  

Includes: Drama, Musical theatre, Singing, Crafts, Music, Therapeutic drumming and Outdoor Exploring

Full day and Half day options available.  See website for details www.purplecarrotsdrama.com


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Cooking(Recreational)Performing/Theatre Arts(Intense or Competative)
Inclusion (Special Needs)
Ontario Pioneer Camp
Physical Disability Aug 31-Sep 05 Ages 5 - 19
Coed
Overnight
$740 - $2500 2015-08-31 740-740 ,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,

At Ontario Pioneer Camp, we believe that all people are uniquely and wonderfully made in God’s image. Our award winning Inclusion Program was birthed out of our desire over 35 years ago to offer a fun, safe, and transformational camp experience to all young people.

To register go to www.pioneercamp.ca or call 1-800-361-CAMP (2267).


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3- day fall school programs
Kinark Outdoor Centre
Aspergers Syndrome Sep 07-Nov 13 Ages 8 - 16
Coed
Overnight
$65 2015-09-07 65-65 ,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,

Through the sring and fall Kinark Outdoor Center offers residential leadership, adventure, education, team-building, and discovery-based experiences. We cater to elementary and secondary ages. The KOC staff team is a professional, fun, safe, and extremely well trained group. The KOC program coordinators will plan every detail of your trip so as to achieve your goals and exceed your expectations. Price varies based on size of your group.


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