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The 2013 Camping season is filling up quickly! Click here to download an application online.
Due to the popularity of our Pathfinder (13-18 year old) session at Merrywood Camp in Perth, we have created a 7-day Pathfinder session from August 10-17. Please write “MP4” on your application as this session is not listed on the application form. Check out the ‘Camp Programs’ –> ‘Individual Camp’ page in our main menu for availability.
**Updated May 17, 2013**
For specific session availability please check the camp program session pages. Currently we only have a few spots left in the following sessions (sessions NOT mentioned are FULL):
- ME1/MP1 Girls & Boys (June 30-July 10)
- *NEW* MP4 Girls & Boys (August 10-17)
- MGU1 Girls & Boys (June 30-July 10)
- MSC Girls & Boys (August 10-17)
- MGU4 Girls & Boys (August 10-17)
- MD Girls & Boys (August 11-16)
- WE1/WP1 Boys (July 7-17)
- WGU Girls & Boys (August 4-10)
- WD Boys (August 5-10)
PLEASE NOTE, all funds for the 2013 RECREATIONAL CHOICES FUNDING PROGRAM have been committed – any new applications will be subject to a waitlist. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee funding and it does not carry over to 2014.
(PLEASE NOTE – all Merrywood staff positions are filled (except for Charge Nurse), all Woodeden Staff positions are filled (except for 2 Counselor Positions, a Music & Drama Specialist and High Ropes Program Specialist)
CHANGES FOR 2013:
Beginning in 2013, the maximum amount funded by the Recreational Choices Funding Program will be $250 per child, per year. Funding is based on money being available at the time the request is received. In addition, funds granted from this program will be designated for alternate summer camping and recreational programs only. Families will be required to submit a receipt of payment from the qualifying organization as well as an ‘Attendance Verification Form’ (provided once your application has been approved) before Easter Seals will release any funds.
Funding for family vacations (i.e. hotel stays, cottage rentals, etc.) will no longer be available through the Recreational Choices Funding Program.
Campers at Merrywood will finally get the chance to play sledge hockey and wheelchair basketball on a proper court thanks to a group of generous donors. Construction of a new multi-activity sports pad will begin in the fall at Camp Merrywood and will be ready for the 2013 camping season. The new multi-purpose area will feature a covered, concrete pad suitable for a variety of sports, outdoor dances and will also have washroom facilities.
Camp Woodeden enjoyed the second full summer of its new facilities this year. Thanks to the support of the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, and Bruce Power, the new Bruce Power Recreation Centre and multi-sport activity centre opened at Camp Woodeden in 2011. The new fully accessible facility includes a full size gym, an accessible indoor climbing wall, a life-skills kitchen, program rooms and an outdoor amphitheatre, donated in part by Roger Abbott and Don Ferguson.