The Canada Games Centre is pleased to offer two assistance programs for our summer camps:
We welcome children of all abilities in our summer camp programs. Our inclusion program is available for campers requiring extra support due to a physical, medical, behavioral and/or developmental disability. Campers will receive one-on-one support from an Inclusion Counsellor who is charged with meeting the camper’s personal and developmental needs, making every effort to include the camper in adapted activities, and ensuring their overall safety and happiness while in our care.
The Inclusion Counsellor will be a student in University pursuing a degree related to adapted physical activity in recreation and child education. (E.g., Nursing, Therapeutic Recreation, Education)
Assessing a Participant’s Need for Support
When deciding whether additional support is required for your child, please consider the following:
- Is extra support required at school?
- Is extra help required at home for basic care?
- Is there an existing physical, medical, behavioral and/or developmental disability that could affect the safety and enjoyment of the participant or other participants?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please apply for our inclusion program. By not disclosing the needs of a participant prior to registration, we may be required to withdraw the participant from the program until appropriate supports can be put into place or become available. While we are happy to try and accommodate all participants’ needs as best as we are able, please understand that some needs may be beyond our scope of accommodation.
To request a space for your child in our inclusion program, please complete and submit the application form and provide the supporting documentation required.
Application deadline is May 3rd, 2020.
Please note that we only have a limited number of spaces available each week throughout the summer. The total number of weeks available to each participant is dependent on how many applications we receive for the program. We will attempt to distribute weeks as evenly as possible amongst applicants.
Once we have confirmed the weeks available for each applicant, we will contact parents to confirm payment and to arrange a meeting, if necessary, to help support the training needs of staff and to discuss the program modifications and behavioral strategies required to be in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for the participant.
Through the support of the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program we are able to offer partial funding to our summer camps for kids. To find out more, click here.