Another Summer Has Come and Gone…

It’s hard to believe another summer has already passed us by. With the Camp season quickly coming to an end, Easter Seals’ Recreation Team would like to thank everyone who attended Merrywood and Woodeden Camp this summer as well as all of our dedicated Summer Camp Staff!

Please don’t forget to fill out the 2015 Camper Feedback Survey! A Buckslip with the survey url was sent home in your departure day package. If you have misplaced the slip and require the link or a hard paper copy of the survey, please contact the Recreation Coordinator, Holly Guthrie, at 416-421-8377 ext 325 or toll-free at 1-800-668-6252 ext 325 or email camp@easterseals.org.

Start thinking ahead!!! Applications for Summer 2016 will be posted online in early January 2016. If you would like to be added to the mail or email list to receive an application, please contact the Recreation Coordinator, Holly Guthrie, at 416-421-8377 ext 325 or toll-free at 1-800-668-6252 ext 325 or email camp@easterseals.org.

Recreational Choices Funding Program *REMINDER*:
Just a reminder, if you have been approved for the 2015 Recreational Choices Funding Program, your receipts and attendance verification form are due in the Toronto Office no later than September 11, 2015. If your documentation is not received by this date, your funding will be cancelled. Documentation can be sent in by mail, fax or email to:

Mail: Easter Seals Ontario, Attn: Recreation Coordinator, 700-1 Concorde Gate, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3N6
Fax: 416-696-1035 (Attn: Recreation Coordinator)
Email: camp@easterseals.org

We hope to see all of your smiling faces in 2016!

The Recreation Team

 

MS Summer Camp at Easter Seals Camp Merrywood

Teaming up with MS Society of Canada, Easter Seals Ontario will be running a MS Summer Camp at our Merrywood Camp in Perth, Ontario from August 8-15, 2015.

In order to apply for this camp, you must:

- be 8-21 years of age
- have a diagnosis of MS (Multiple Sclerosis) confirmed in writing by a Neurologist
- not plan to attend another paediatric MS summer camp in 2015

For more information visit www.mssociety.ca/camp or contact Holly Guthrie, Camp Coordinator via email at hguthrie@easterseals.org or call 416-421-8377 ext 325 or toll-free and 1-800-668-6252 ext 325.

NOTE: This particular Camp Session is for campers with MS only. Easter Seals offers a variety of other summer camp sessions for campers with physical disabilities who are registered with Easter Seals Ontario (check out ‘Camp Programs’ in the main menu for a list of all of our Easter Seals Camps sessions).

2015 Camp & Rec Choices Applications Now Online!

It’s that time of year again! 2015 Camp & Recreational Choices Funding Program Applications are now available to download here.

Applications can be sent in by mail, fax or e-mail. Please note, it is the parent/guardian(s) responsibility to follow up with Easter Seals Ontario that their application has been received.

Please expect 2-4 weeks for processing applications for all Individual Camp Sessions and for Recreational Choices Funding approval letters to be mailed. Note: Family Camp applicants will receive notification of acceptance in mid February 2015.

Session availability is now posted in the chart at the top of each camp program page. Please make sure the session you are applying for is not full before sending in your application.

2015 Staff & Volunteer Applications Now Available for Download

2015 Staff and Volunteer Applications are now available to download here

Please note, there are two versions of the Staff/Volunteer application this year – one for all New Staff/Volunteers, and one for Returning Staff/Volunteers. Please ensure you fill out the proper application.

Applications can be sent in by mail, fax or e-mail. Please note, it is the applicants responsibility to follow up with Easter Seals Ontario that their application has been received.

Camper and Rec Choices applications will be available to download on January 5, 2015.

2015 Camp Session Dates Announced!

All 2015 Session Dates are now posted online on each camping sessions specific program page. Hover over ‘Camp Programs’ in the menu and click the page for the session you are interested in to view program dates!

Reminder – 2015 Camper and Recreational Choices Funding Program Applications will be posted online on January 5, 2015. Easter Seals Ontario will no longer be mailing out application packages to former campers. If however, you would like to be added to the 2015 application mail OR e-mail list, please contact the Recreation Coordinator at camp@easterseals.org or 416-421-8377 ext 325 or 1-800-668-6252 ext 325.

2015 Application Reminder

Just a reminder that Easter Seals Ontario will NOT be mailing 2015 camp and recreational choices funding program applications to returning campers and applicants. Camp and Recreational Choices Funding Program Applications will be available to download here, as of Monday, January 5, 2015.

Please contact the Easter Seals Recreation Coordinator at 416.421.8377 ext. 325, toll-free at 1.800.668.6252 ext. 325 or via email at camp@easterseals.org if you would like to receive the application via e-mail, a paper copy via mail, or would like to be added to the mailing list.

PLEASE NOTE – 2015 STAFF APPLICATIONS ONLY will be available to download here, as of Friday, December 19, 2014.

2015 Camp and Recreational Choices Applications

Due to the recent increase in postage fees, Easter Seals Ontario will NOT be mailing 2015 camp and recreational choices funding program applications to returning campers and applicants. Applications will be available to download here, as of Monday, January 5, 2015.

Please contact the Easter Seals Recreation Coordinator at 416.421.8377 ext. 325, toll-free at 1.800.668.6252 ext. 325 or via email at camp@easterseals.org if you would like to receive the application via e-mail, a paper copy via mail, or would like to be added to the mailing list.

Register Now! Mom’s Camp – May 29-31, 2015

Calling all Easter Seals moms! Easter Seals Camp Woodeden will be the site of Mom’s Camp, a weekend getaway from May 29-31, 2015.

A refreshing break from your hectic life of caring for others, a chance to pamper yourself and spend time with other moms who understand. Crafts, activities or just personal time – however you want to spend it. $85 per mom, includes all accommodation and meals.
For more information, please contact Libby McMaster or Joanne Barker at eastersealsmoms@hotmail.com.