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Summer Day Camp

Age

Children, Youth, Young Adult

Regions

Interior BC, Lower Mainland

Seasons

Summer

Summer Day Camps provides participants with the opportunity to attend themed day camps. Camp themes include bike and sports, arts and crafts, adventure, and science. Participants are supported by a high ratio of trained staff and dedicated volunteers to ensure skill development and activity engagement, as well as to encourage participants to get to know each other and build peer relationships.

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.

Program Structure

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

  • Runs for five consecutive days; 9:00am-4:00pm daily (full-day); 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm (half-day)
  • Activities vary each week based on theme (see details below)
  • Up to 10 participants with autism will be enrolled in each session
  • Participants are provided with a high ratio of support (1:1 or 2:1 available if needed)

Youth and  Adult Camp (Full-Day & Half-Day)

  • Runs for four consecutive days; 9:00am-4:00pm daily (full-day); 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm (half-day)
  • Activities vary each week based on theme (see details below)
  • Up to 10 participants with autism will be enrolled in each session
  • Participants are provided with a high ratio of support (1:1 or 2:1 available if needed)
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.
A child with autism and his support worker laughing together in our Overnight Camp program.
Overnight Summer Camp for Young Adults with Autism

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).

You can also access our Activity Storybooks 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

  • Participants must meet session’s age requirements as of the first day of 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)

Registration opens May 27 at noon

Online registration for this program opens on Monday, May 27, at noon, and closes Friday, May 31, at noon. Interested participants will be notified of their updated registration status by end of day on Friday, June 7.

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