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DEADLINE: Central Region Summer Day Camp Registration

April 26

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING INTEREST IS FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019

Kerry’s Place is excited to offer a variety of Day Camp options for the Summer of 2019 for children and youth residing in Central Region.

We are offering more sessions this year, and our camps will be organized by both age and Staff Ratio and/or support needs of our campers. Each camp session will be restricted to no more than six (6) participants. Camps will be located at six (6) Kerry’s Place locations in Brampton, Mississauga, Orangeville, Guelph, Aurora and a 7th community site in Barrie.  Although details below are organized by municipality – families can request any opportunity.

Kerry’s Place Day Camp will provide participants with organized social, recreational and/or skill building opportunities – this is also respite for parents and caregivers. At camp, participants will engage in exciting, educational and interactive activities that are based upon the camp theme for that week.

Kerry’s Place facilitators will promote a safe and friendly environment, while encouraging participation, social interactions, and even the cultivation of friendships.

NEW THIS YEAR!

For all families / caregivers and campers this year, we will be offering the opportunity for you to schedule a free CAPE / PAC assessment with one of our Autism Consultants.

What is CAPE / PAC assessment? Click here to find out!

The Children’s Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment (CAPE) and the Preferences for Activities of Children (PAC) are two companion measures of children’s participation. Both are self-report measures of children’s participation in recreation and leisure activities outside of mandated school activities.

For more details please click here.


2019 CAMP OPPORTUNITIES IN PEEL & HALTON

Campers will be divided into the following age groups / locations:

  • Ages 6-9 – West Drive
  • Ages 10-13 – Embleton Road
  • Ages 14-17 – Kennedy Road
Individual is able to participate with minimal support. The individual may need some prompts to stay on task, and is able to communicate wants and needs effectively. The individual requires minimal behavioural redirection.
July 15-19 – Out & About: Community & Technology
  • Participants will engage in activities related to science and technology, such as video gaming, robotics, and science experiments.
  • Opportunities for technology-based community outings will be included throughout the week
August 12-16 – Out & About: Sports & Teamwork – Includes Blue Jays Camp Day
  • Participants will engage activities aimed at fostering the development of skills related to inclusion, cooperation and participation
  • Opportunities to participate in sports and recreation activities and outings will be incorporated throughout the week
Individual requires prompt to stay on task; may have limited verbal communication skills, and may require some assistance to communicate wants and needs effectively (i.e. PECS, gestures, Augmentative Communication, etc.)
July 8-12 – Community Safety
  • Participants will engage in activities aimed at valuable life skills to help them make safer choices when at home and in the community
  • Activity topics may include people safety, travel safety, fire safety, injury prevention, emergencies vs. non-emergencies
August 6-9 – Mad Science
  • Participants will discover their inner scientist by engaging in activities, experiments, and observations related to a variety of science topics
  • From learning the properties of matter, to “how stuff works”, participants will work together using enthusiasm and curiosity to explore science
Individual with high/complex needs requiring additional support when in a group setting. This can include assistance with daily living skills (i.e. toileting, feeding, dressing, etc.), prompts to stay on task, having limited verbal communication skills, and requiring assistance to communicate wants and needs effectively.
July 22-26 – Discover Your Senses
  • Participants will engage in activities focused on working and playing together as a group through sensory discovery, while experiencing new sensations and experiences.
  • Some areas of focus include, sensory group play, movement to music, and arts & crafts.
August 19-23 – Exploring Music and Art
  • Participants will be inspired to use their imagination and creativity to explore the wonderful world of art and music
  • They will be encouraged to explore a variety of art mediums and musical activities in a group setting with the guidance of facilitators
Staff Ratio 1:3 – Individual is able to participate with minimal support. The individual may need some prompts to stay on task, and is able to communicate wants and needs effectively. The individual requires minimal behavioural redirection. Staff Ratio 2:5 – Individual requires prompt to stay on task; may have limited verbal communication skills, and may require some assistance to communicate wants and needs effectively (i.e. PECS, gestures, Augmentative Communication, etc.)
August 26-30 – School Readiness
  • Staff Ratio 2:5
  • School Readiness camp is an opportunity for children or youth who are getting ready for school in September 2019, find new situations difficult, and/or are looking for a way to ease the transition back to school
  • The aim is for children to learn routines, transition from one activity to another, work on social skills, and/or participate in cooperative games
  • Activities and lesson topics may vary based upon age group

2019 CAMP OPPORTUNITIES FOR DUFFERIN, WELLINGTON AND WATERLOO

Campers will be divided into the following age groups / locations:

July

  • Ages 6-11 – Orangeville
  • Ages 12-17 – Guelph

August

  • Ages 6 -11 – Guelph
  • Ages 12 – 17 – Orangeville
Individual is able to participate with minimal support. The individual may need some prompts to stay on task, and is able to communicate wants and needs effectively. The individual requires minimal behavioural redirection.
July 15-19 – Out & About: Community & Technology
  • Participants will engage in activities related to science and technology, such as video gaming, robotics, and science experiments.
  • Opportunities for technology-based community outings will be included throughout the week
August 12-16 – Out & About: Sports & Teamwork – Includes Blue Jays Camp Day
  • Participants will engage activities aimed at fostering the development of skills related to inclusion, cooperation and participation
  • Opportunities to participate in sports and recreation activities and outings will be incorporated throughout the week
Individual requires prompt to stay on task; may have limited verbal communication skills, and may require some assistance to communicate wants and needs effectively (i.e. PECS, gestures, Augmentative Communication, etc.)
July 8-12 – Community Safety
  • Participants will engage in activities aimed at valuable life skills to help them make safer choices when at home and in the community
  • Activity topics may include people safety, travel safety, fire safety, injury prevention, emergencies vs. non-emergencies
August 6-9 – Mad Science
  • Participants will discover their inner scientist by engaging in activities, experiments, and observations related to a variety of science topics
  • From learning the properties of matter, to “how stuff works”, participants will work together using enthusiasm and curiosity to explore science
Individual with high/complex needs requiring additional support when in a group setting. This can include assistance with daily living skills (i.e. toileting, feeding, dressing, etc.), prompts to stay on task, having limited verbal communication skills, and requiring assistance to communicate wants and needs effectively.
July 22-26 – Discover Your Senses
  • Participants will engage in activities focused on working and playing together as a group through sensory discovery, while experiencing new sensations and experiences.
  • Some areas of focus include, sensory group play, movement to music, and arts & crafts.
August 19-23 – Exploring Music and Art
  • Participants will be inspired to use their imagination and creativity to explore the wonderful world of art and music
  • They will be encouraged to explore a variety of art mediums and musical activities in a group setting with the guidance of facilitators
Staff Ratio 1:3 – Individual is able to participate with minimal support. The individual may need some prompts to stay on task, and is able to communicate wants and needs effectively. The individual requires minimal behavioural redirection. Staff Ratio 2:5 – Individual requires prompt to stay on task; may have limited verbal communication skills, and may require some assistance to communicate wants and needs effectively (i.e. PECS, gestures, Augmentative Communication, etc.)
August 26-30 – School Readiness
  • Staff Ratio 2:5
  • School Readiness camp is an opportunity for children or youth who are getting ready for school in September 2019, find new situations difficult, and/or are looking for a way to ease the transition back to school
  • The aim is for children to learn routines, transition from one activity to another, work on social skills, and/or participate in cooperative games
  • Activities and lesson topics may vary based upon age group

2019 CAMP OPPORTUNITIES IN YORK

Staff Ratio 1:3 – Individual is able to participate with minimal support. The individual may need some prompts to stay on task, and is able to communicate wants and needs effectively. The individual requires minimal behavioural redirection. Staff Ratio 2:5 – Individual requires prompt to stay on task; may have limited verbal communication skills, and may require some assistance to communicate wants and needs effectively (i.e. PECS, gestures, Augmentative Communication, etc.)
July 8 – 12 | Ages 6-11 years - Daily Adventure Camp
  • A new adventure every day. Themes to include; community helpers & safety, Zoo to You, arts & crafts, music & movement, games, adventure & more.
August 6 – 9 (4 days) | Ages 6-11 years - Daily Adventure Camp
  • A new adventure every day. Themes to include; community helpers & safety, Zoo to You, arts & crafts, music & movement, games, adventure & more.
Individual is able to participate with minimal support. The individual may need some prompts to stay on task, and is able to communicate wants and needs effectively. The individual requires minimal behavioural redirection.
July 15 – 19 | Ages 12-17 years – Out & About – Sports & Teamwork
  • Participants will engage activities aimed at fostering the development of skills related to inclusion, cooperation and participation
  • Opportunities to participate in sports and recreation activities and outings will be incorporated throughout the week
August 12 - 16 | Ages 12-17 years – Out & About: Sports & Teamwork – Includes Blue Jays Camp Day
  • Participants will engage activities aimed at fostering the development of skills related to inclusion, cooperation and participation
  • Opportunities to participate in sports and recreation activities and outings will be incorporated throughout the week

2019 CAMP OPPORTUNITIES IN SIMCOE

Individual is able to participate with minimal support. The individual may need some prompts to stay on task, and is able to communicate wants and needs effectively. The individual requires minimal behavioural redirection. Individual requires prompt to stay on task; may have limited verbal communication skills, and may require some assistance to communicate wants and needs effectively (i.e. PECS, gestures, Augmentative Communication, etc.)
July 22 - 26 2 | Ages 6-11 years - Daily Adventure Camp
  • A new adventure every day. Themes to include; community helpers & safety, Zoo to You, arts & crafts, music & movement, games, adventure & more.
Individual is able to participate with minimal support. The individual may need some prompts to stay on task, and is able to communicate wants and needs effectively. The individual requires minimal behavioural redirection.
August 19-23 | Ages 12-17 years – Out & About – Sports & Teamwork
  • Participants will engage activities aimed at fostering the development of skills related to inclusion, cooperation and participation
  • Opportunities to participate in sports and recreation activities and outings will be incorporated throughout the week

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Schedule: Camp runs from Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:30pm.
    Exception: No camp will run on Monday August 5th – Civic Holiday
  • Region: All options available to any child / youth living in Central Region
  • Locations: Camp groups will be located at Kerry’s Place locations in Brampton, Mississauga, Orangeville, Guelph, Aurora, and Barrie. Specific locations will be confirmed once registration confirmed.
  • Diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder. Intake must be completed with Kerry’s Place Autism Services.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

To express interest in our Summer Camp programs, please email CWRregistration@kerrysplace.org or call:

  • Halton; Peel; Dufferin; Wellington & Waterloo –  905-293-9788 ext. 221
  • York; Simcoe – 905.713.6808 ext. 347

DEADLINE TO EXPRESS INTEREST IS FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019

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April 26
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