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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.


44005 Watt Rd, Lindell Beach, British Columbia, V2R 4X9
Vancouver
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 [view profile]
  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

1422 Cox Road, Arden, Ontario, K0H 1B0
Sharbot Lake
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!
Camp Specialties:ADD/ADHD, Autism/Pervasive development delay [view profile]
  • Ages 6 to 22
  • Overnight Camp
  • Special Needs

1469 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville, Ontario,
Oakville
A fun camp experience designing and building motorized models and machines using LEGO ® components based on exciting themes such as space, transportation, inventions and more [view profile]
  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Day Camp
  • Education

942 Clearwater Lake Road, Port Sydney, Ontario, P0B 1L0
Huntsville
An award winning Christian summer camp in Muskoka for ages five to 17 featuring dozens of awesome activities, teen programs in leadership development and wilderness adventure & unforgettable experiences for every camper! [view profile]
  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional
  • Adventure
1083 Portage Road, Kirkfield, Ontario, K0M 2B0
Northern Kawartha Lakes
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]
  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Overnight Camp
  • Special Needs

300-2200 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario,
Throughout Ontario
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! [view profile]
  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional
  • Adventure
5234 Kelso Road, Milton, Ontario, L0P 1B0
Milton
This Halton Region day camp offers traditional and specialty programs including biking, waterfront, raptor, girls only, and LIT/CIT. Options for kids ages 4 - 15. [view profile]
  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

275 Duncan Mill Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 3H9
Toronto
Located centrally in Toronto, this summer camp offers air conditioned buildings, sports and arts camps, heated swimming pools and more. [view profile]
  • Ages 2 to 14
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

Stanley House RR#1, Rosseau, Ontario, P0C 1J0
Rosseau
Summer camp in the heart of Muskoka. Kids participate in archery, canoeing, rock climbing and many other sports and activities. [view profile]
  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

1750 Finch Ave East, North York, Ontario, M2J 2X5
Toronto
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. [view profile]
  • Ages 3 to 16
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

406 Pacific Avenue, Unit B, Toronto, Ontario,
Toronto
Summer means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain Camps explore environmental themes through engaging activities and field trips. Tutoring takes a fun turn. Our students are excited for September! [view profile]
  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Program
  • Education

2630 Chemin Principal, Shawinigan, Quebec,
Shawinigan
Nested in Parc de la Mauricie, Minogami offers a natural environment that fosters self-development, community building and lasting friendships for campers aged 7 to 19 years old. [view profile]
  • Ages 7 to 19
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

10243 Reesor Road, Markham, Ontario, L6B 1A8
Markham
Day Camp with the atmosphere and philosophy of a premium overnight camp! Twice-daily swim instruction, gymnastics, canoe and more. Low counselor ratios and specialty instructors focus on life/social skills development. [view profile]
  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

2950 Keele Street Suite 102 and 202, North York, Ontario, M3M2H2
Toronto
This North York camp offers educational programming with support for kids with autism and other language delays. Ages range from preschool children to grades 1-12. [view profile]
  • Ages 2 to 16
  • Program
  • Education

3731 Chesswood Dr, Toronto, Ontario,
Toronto
A fun and active summer camp with over 10 years of experience in Fitness Adventures! [view profile]
  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Day Camp
  • Sports

13990 Dufferin Street, King City, Ontario, L7B 1B3
King
An outdoor adventure camp just north of Toronto, where kids also participate in archery, mountain biking, rock climbing and other sports. [view profile]
  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Day Camp
  • Adventure

39 Leacock Way, Kanata, Ontario,
Throughout Canada
The only early-childhood music education program that prepares students to take their first piano and theory exams at the end of their curriculum. Camp for budding pianists aged 3-9. [view profile]
  • Ages 2 to 9
  • Program
  • Music

1090 Gullwing Lake Road, Torrance, Ontario, P0C 1M0
Gravenhurst
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. [view profile]
  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Program
  • Traditional
  • Family Camps
339639 Presqu'ile Rd, Owen Sound, Ontario,
Owen Sound
A co-ed, overnight summer camp affiliated with both Rotary and YMCA. For kids aged 6 to 16. [view profile]
  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

101 1865 Dilworth Drive Suite 338, Kelowna, British Columbia,
Barrie  •  Kelowna
Supportive & therapeutic educational environment for struggling students. Assessment, education, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe! [view profile]
  • Ages 13 to 18
  • Overnight Camp
  • Special Needs

General Delivery, Spanish, Ontario, P3E 3M7
Sudbury
JOHN ISLAND CAMP is exclusively located in the North Channel of Lake Huron. CAMP FALCONA is nestled along the beautiful shores of Nelson Lake. [view profile]
  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2G8
Toronto
Summer camps and March Break camps offering a variety of specializations including sports, arts, leadership and much more. [view profile]
  • Ages 3 to 16
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

1766 Queen's Line, Minden, Ontario, K0M 2K0
Minden
A northern Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. [view profile]
  • Ages 8 to 21
  • Day & Overnight Camp
  • Special Needs

3625 Weston Road Unit 1, Toronto, Ontario,
Toronto
Kids Martial Arts Camp for March Break and Summer with two martial arts classes each day, including games, activities, field trips, and more! [view profile]
  • Ages 3 to 12
  • Day Camp
  • Sports


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