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Kids, Teens & Young Adults Camp

Pirates Themed Kids Camppurpose
The Kids, Teens and Young Adults Camp enables participants with autism ages 7-12, 13-18 and 19-30 to experience an unforgettable adventure in the great outdoors. No siblings, no parents, just a chance to hang out, try new things, and make new friends. A high ratio of staffing is provided to ensure a safe, successful overnight experience for everyone. Individuals across the autism spectrum are all welcome to participate in our camp programs.
Activities may include swimming, ropes course, archery, rock climbing, field games, boating, campfires, and much more and of course some downtime to chill with peers. For some activities, participants may grouped according to age.

program criteria

  • For kids 7-12yrs, teens 13-18yrs and young adults 19-30yrs with an autism diagnosis
  • Registered CAN Member(for more information on membership, please click here)

Upon enrollment into the Kids, Teens and Young Adults Camp, participants are required to commit to the FOLLOWING*:

  • Provide a camp registration fee of $500, which is eligible to paid through a participant’s Autism Funding. For more information about the fee, please click here.
  • Kids, teens and young adults must commit to attending the entire duration of the camp.
  • Participants must submit a completed medical form signed by a physician (due to the CAN Office by Friday, June 3). Depending upon your personal physician’s policies, there may be a cost associated with these forms, which are the responsibility of the CAN participant.
  • Participants/families are responsible for providing their own transportation for the participant to and from the drop off location (Horseshoe Bay). After participants check-in at Horseshoe Bay, participants will travel with CAN staff (via ferry boat) to the Camp on Keats Island. At the end of camp, participants will travel back to Horseshoe Bay (with CAN staff), where they will be responsible for their own transportation home (via parent/guardian, etc.). Additional information will be provided to CAN participants who are being enrolled into this program.

*By completing the online program registration for the Overnight Kids, Teens and Young Adults Camp, you are communicating that you understand and accept these conditions.

Social Storybook

Canucks Autism Network has prepared the following social storybook for those families who may find it helpful. To view the Kids Camp Social Storybook, please click here.


Learn camp songs ahead of time so you can participate and have fun during camp. Click here  to view and print all camp songs.

Camp for Kids, Teens, Young Adults with AutismFacility Information

  • Sleeping Accommodations - All camp locations offer sleeping accommodations (i.e. cabins, dorms, etc), and participants are required to bring their own bedding. During kids/teens/young adults camps, sleeping arrangements are made according to gender and age.
  • Food/Meals - Food at all camps will be provided by the facility. If you receive a spot in an overnight camp, and you have dietary restrictions, you will be able to include the necessary information on the medical form required to be completed for each family member attending.


Please check back for 2017 dates and locations.


Online registration for all 2016 Overnight Camps is now closed.

Please remember that there are a limited number of spaces available in these programs. Due to the popularity of this event with our participants and families, we will not be able to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend. Please keep in mind that enrollment is not guaranteed for any participant.