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.

Dad’s Camp

Join Dads with children with special needs from September 19-21, 2014 at Easter Seals Camp Woodeden for the 2014 Dad’s Camp Weekend!

Meet other dads with children who have special needs, share information, relax and enjoy activities including golf, bike rides and hikes.

$50 per person, includes accommodation and meals.

For more information, please contact Paul Mombourquette at 519.754.4177 or mombo1@rogers.com or dadscamp@hotmail.com.

All 2014 Camp Sessions Are Now FULL


All Camp Staff positions at Merrywood & Woodeden Camp have been filled. 


All 2014 camp sessions have been filled. Any new applicants will be put on a waitlist.


Please note, as of April 1st all of the 2014 all Recreational Choices funding has been allocated. Any applications received after this date have been added to the waitlist that will be reviewed in mid October – being on the wait list does not guarantee funding. we are no longer accepting applications for this program.




Due to the ice storm causing power outages in the Toronto office over the holidays, our e-mail/fax server may not have received all applications. We ask that anyone who sent their applications via e-mail or fax between Friday, December 20, 2013 and Wednesday, January 1, 2014 to please contact the Recreation Coordinator to confirm that your application has been received at 416-421-8377 ext 325, or toll-free at 1-800-668-6252 ext 325 or via e-mail at camp@easterseals.org.

Download your 2014 Camper & Staff Applications today!

It’s that time of year again! 2014 Camp applications are now available to download online. Please click here to download your application today!

PLEASE NOTE: there was a written error on the yellow “2014 Camp Criteria & Session Dates” form that was mailed out to all former campers with the 2014 Camp application. On this form, the cost of LIT is listed as $1,000 on the camper session chart but as $2,000 in the written session guide. Please note, that the cost of all LIT sessions at both camps is $1,000. On behalf of the Recreation Department, we apologize for this error.
Camp Merrywood

Thank you to everyone who attended Merrywood & Woodeden Camp this past summer – we look forward to seeing you (and any new campers) next year!

Sports Camp 2013

What are you doing this summer??

Important Changes to the Recreational Choices Funding Program


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.

What’s New?

Camp Merrywood

Construction of the new multi-activity sports padCampers 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

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.