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Summer Day Camp

During the COVID-19 pandemic, significant changes have been made to the structure of this program.

View the Summer Program Guide




Interior BC, Lower Mainland




Summer Day Camps provides participants with the opportunity to attend five-consecutive days of camp outdoors!

Each daily camp is highly supported by trained staff, who help participants enjoy outdoor sports, games, and crafts in a phyiscally distanced environment.

Participants will play games and learn movement skills and drills while practicing listening, transitions and taking turns.

Program fees vary depending on location, program structure, and staffing requirements. Canucks Autism Network does not want this fee to act as a barrier to participation and is willing to collaborate with any family needing financial assistance.

Safety Plan for In-Person Programs

Our safety protocols are detailed in full in our 11-page Safety Plan.

All parents, guardians and/or participants must read the full document and agree to the protocols before their enrollment is confirmed in any CAN program.

Safety Protocols for COVID-19: What to Expect

For the latest updates, visit: canucksautism.ca/health.

Program Structure

Summer Day Camp (Full-Day & Half Day)*

  • Runs for five consecutive days; 8:30am-3:00pm daily for full day camps ; 8:30am-11:30am OR 12:30pm-3:30pm for half-day camps
  • Activities vary each week based on theme
  • 8-12 participants will be enrolled in each session (dependent on region)
  • Participants are provided with a high ratio of support (1:1 or 2:1 available if needed)

*There will be no Youth and Adult Summer Day Camps this year due to the pandemic.

A female child, a male child and an adult male stand in a row on an outdoor turf field, each with a soccer ball under one of their feet.
A child with autism throws a flying disc through a hoop under the guidance of a male volunteer.

Supports Provided

At Canucks Autism Network, we strive to meet the needs of each participant through parent and participant collaboration. Our staff receive training on a variety of support strategies for individuals with autism. Please do not hesitate to speak with our staff on-site about strategies that should be implemented (e.g., visual schedules, first-then boards, token systems, social stories, etc).

Access our Summer Half-Day Activity Storybook or Summer Full-Day Activity Storybook to help prepare your child for the program.

Activity Storybooks describe activities or situations as well as the expected behaviours in a given context using words and often pictures. Participants can read Activity Storybooks prior to engaging in an activity to help prepare them and build predictability.

Program Criteria

  • Ages 7-12 (Must be of correct age when starting the program)
  • Have an active CAN membership
  • Commit to pay subsidized program fee (See Program Fee Payment Options)
  • Individuals across the autism spectrum are welcome (ratio of support can be adjusted if necessary; 1:1 or 2:1 available if needed)

Late registration request

Registration for weekly summer programs was open from Monday, May 24 at noon and closes Friday, May 28 at noon.

View the Summer Program Guide for programs, dates, times, and locations.

If you would like to make late registration request,  please email [email protected] with the following information:

  1. name and age of participant
  2. program, date, time, and location that you are requesting late registration for

Not a Canucks Autism Network member?
Create an online account to access CAN programs for $25/year.

For more info on any of these programs, please visit canucksautism.ca/programs.