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Overnight Camp

Age

Children, Youth, Adult

Regions

Lower Mainland

Seasons

Summer

Registration

Overnight Camp is an opportunity for children, youth and adults on the autism spectrum (ages 7+) to enjoy an unforgettable outdoor experience in an organized group setting. A high ratio of staffing is provided to ensure a safe, successful overnight experience for all, while allowing participants to try new things and make new friends.

Activities include boating, ropes course, archery, rock climbing, ocean swimming, field games, campfires and more! Participants are grouped according to age for all camp activities and sleeping accommodations.

Our Overnight Camp is held in collaboration with Keats Camp in the Howe Sound region of BC.

2023 Overnight Camp Details

CAN is heading back to Keats Camp from Wed, Aug 30 to Fri, Sept 1.

Participants confirmed into a 2023 Overnight Camp must be committed to the following*:

  • Pay camp fee ($500 for 3-day camp)
    Camp fees are eligible to be paid through a participant’s Autism Funding. A fee assistance program is also available for those in need. See Payment Options.
  • Submit a completed CAN medical form signed by a physician which is due to the CAN office
  • Submit a completed online camper information form which will be sent to confirmed campers in July
  • Provide their own transportation to/from the drop off locations in Vancouver
  • Attend the entire duration of the camp

*By completing the online program registration for Overnight Camp, you are acknowledging that you understand and accept these conditions.

CAN participant and staff member stand smiling side by side with their thumbs up in front of a lake.
CAN participant and staff member smiling in life vests holding paddles in a canoe on the water.

Facility Information

  • Transportation: Participants will depart from Horseshoe Bay in North Vancouver with CAN support workers and travel to Keats Camp (located on Keats Island in the Howe Sound area of BC) by boat. Parents/guardians must take care of transportation to and from the Horseshoe Bay drop-off location.
  • Accommodations: Participants sleep in heated cabins equipped with electricity and bathrooms (toilets and showers). Participants are grouped according to age and must bring their own bedding.
  • Meals: All meals are prepared by the facility. CAN works closely with the Keats chef and kitchen to accommodate diet restrictions and food allergies. The menu is subject to change.
  • Medication: A registered nurse will be onsite to support all participants with medication, prescription and non-prescription medication.

Participant Commitment and Camp Fee

By completing the online program registration for Overnight Camp, you are committing to the following conditions:

  • Submit camp program fee (3-day fee: $500)
    Camp fees are eligible to be paid through a participant’s Autism Funding. A fee assistance program is also available for those in need. See Payment Options.
  • Attend duration of the camp
  • Submit a completed CAN medical form signed by a physician
    (some physicians may charge a fee for this form)
  • Complete and submit all additional camp forms provided by CAN
    (completed by parent/guardian)
  • Arrange transportation to and from the drop off point in Vancouver

Supports Provided

Participants will be highly supported by trained support workers, and dedicated volunteers. Canucks Autism Network welcomes individuals on the autism spectrum and ensures that the appropriate level of support is provided based on each participant’s behavioural profile.

Resources to help CAN participants prepare for our 2023 camp:

Program Criteria

  • For individuals on the autism spectrum, ages 7 and up
  • Have an autism diagnosis and be registered with the CAN Community
  • Must submit camp fee (Payment Options)

Priority will be provided to participants who are traveling from communities where CAN programming is not currently available. 

Stay tuned to our newsletter for updates on this program.

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Programs that still have space remaining will open for late registration.

Questions?
Email: [email protected]