Top Special needs camps in Northern Ontario for 2024/2025

Find special needs camps in Northern Ontario listed below

Our Kids provides you with a list of camps for children with special needs or disabilities like Down Syndrome, autism, ADHDtroubled teen behaviour, cerebral palsy, Spina Bifida, and other developmental delays. This list includes many overnight camps in the Muskokas, Algonquin Park, and the Kawarthas. These beautiful locations ensure that your child will live in unbelievably tranquil natural settings. Indeed, the Muskokas, Algonquin Park, and the Kawarthas are known for their quiet, calm, and secluded lakes. Your child will go to summer camp in a relatively private and uninterrupted area. Moreover, because your son or daughter will be in nature, they'll have a plethora of opportunities to stay active in the outdoors. Read more

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    Special needs camps in Algonquin Park and the Kawarthas

    Camps below have a focus on helping kids with special needs. Some of these Algonquin Park camps may be entirely dedicated to special needs support, while others below offer sessions exclusively devoted to kids with special educational or physical support needs.

    Campfire Circle 

    Downtown West, Toronto; Parry Sound; Southern Niagara Region

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp 

    Campfire Circle brings healing through happiness to kids and families affected by childhood cancer or serious illness through our in-hospital, community, and overnight camp programs, at no cost to families. Read more

    • Ages 1 to 18
    • Coed
    • from $1
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    Northern Ontario camps that welcome kids with special needs and offer basic support

    Kids with special needs are welcome at these Algonquin Park and Kawarthas' kids camps, where they are integrated with other campers.


    Outward Bound Canada 

    East York, Toronto; Algonquin Park

    • Adventure (multi)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp 

    Outward Bound Canada provides challenging adventures in the outdoors across the country that develop self-respect, awareness of others, interpersonal skills, and a sense of accomplishment. Read more

    • Ages 9 to 19
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • from $1
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    Camp Pathfinder 

    Algonquin Park

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp 

    Historic boys' camp on Pathfinder Island, Algonquin Park. Est. 1914. Full in-camp program. Water, land and camping sports. Canoe trips a specialty. Spectacular setting. Exceptional staff, positive culture for boys. Read more

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Boys
    • from $1,400
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    Children with special needs require attention from trained professionals, which overnight camps offer. These staff members will keep your child busy with plenty of activities, like games, songs, swimming, arts and crafts, storytelling, archery, hiking, dancing, campfires, and canoeing. Playground activities like kickball, soccer, baseball, ball hockey, basketball, and bocce ball are also available. Children at these camps can build lifelong friendships and interact freely with other campers. Here are some other distinct advantages of special needs camps in the Muskokas, Algonquin Park, and the Kawarthas:

    • Since these camps are located far from your child’s home, they can gain independence, self-respect, and a range of skills that you may not have thought were possible. While your child’s counselors will always be around, they'll be responsible for chores, such as making their own bed, and, more broadly, learning how to take care of themselves.
    • These camps offer education and recreational options for children in an environment of care and security, with staff specially trained to deal with children with disabilities or high needs. Specially trained staff members help campers whose disabilities might range from mild to severe. In addition, camp activities are customized for the children and medical aid is always available if needed.
    • Any learning opportunity at these camps takes place in relaxed and fun environments. Although schools for students with special needs are, of course, wonderful, education in a summer camp atmosphere is more natural and unforced. Your child may not even realize that they are learning, as gaining knowledge will be fully integrated with enjoyable daily activities.



    Ontario’s camps have a wide range of costs. That said, if you cannot afford camp fees, you could explore other resources. Some camps themselves might provide financial aid. You could also seek community support for your child with special needs. And, if you could prove that a camp will help educate your child, you may receive a provincial tax break. We offer much more rich resources and tips on how to afford summer camp.

    Special needs camps in Northern Ontario

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    How many Special needs camps in Northern Ontario are there?
    There are 3 Special needs camps in Northern Ontario that are Our Kids trusted members. Use the filters to narrow options by age or type, then click on each organization to read reviews, browse program schedules, and access registration details.

    What are the fees to attend Special needs camps in Northern Ontario?
    Fees for Special needs camps in Northern Ontario range from FREE to $8,500 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

    What age do Special needs camps in Northern Ontario start at?
    There are programs available for children aged 1 through 19.

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