2014 Session Dates – applications will be available mid December 2013
|Merrywood||Discovery Camp||6-12||5 days||$1,000||August 10-August 15||MD|
|Woodeden||Discovery Camp||6-12||5 days||$1,000||July 28-August 2||WD|
Every child is different, and Easter Seals Ontario realizes that some children (or their parents) may not be ready for a full 10-day camp experience. For this reason, Easter Seals offers Discovery Camp, a 5-day program directed towards young, first-time campers, which takes place at both Camp Merrywood and Camp Woodeden.
Easter Seals Camps offer a nurturing environment, carefully organized to provide the support, supervision and structure that first time campers require. Both Camp Merrywood and Camp Woodeden have a staff/camper ratio of 1:2 with 3 registered nurses on site. There are no more than 8 campers per cabin during any session, to ensure your child receives the attention they require.
Campers have a more structured schedule, spending at least 3 periods a day with their cabin group. During the 4th period, campers can choose an activity of their choice.
Discovery Camp will give your child a feel for being away from home and a taste of independence. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in nightly campfires and enjoy all of the camp activities.
Campers under the age of 19 years as of July 1 (of the camping year) and who are not a Crown Ward, are eligible to receive funding from Easter Seals Ontario. Families are asked to pay what they can, with a minimum payment of $150. The remainder will be funded by our generous donors.
Between the ages of 6-12 years as of July 1 (of the program year)
Registered with Easter Seals Ontario (Please note that the Incontinence Grant is a separate registry)
Meet the criteria for participation in Easter Seals residential camps (please see our “General Information / FAQ” page for more information).
A Typical day
|10:00 am||Activity Period #1|
|11:00 am||Juice Break|
|11:15 am||Activity Period #2|
|1:15 pm||Hang Time|
|2:45 pm||Activity Period #3|
|3:45 pm||Juice Break|
|4:30 pm||Activity Period #4|
|6:00 pm||Evening Activity|
|8:00 pm||Story Time|
For more information, contact the Easter Seals Recreation Co-ordinator at 416.421.8377 or 1.800.668.6252 ext. 325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter Seals camps are thrilled to offer exciting non-traditional camp programmes. Please be aware however, that for safety reasons, specific criteria exists for participation in: white water rafting, out-trips and high ropes activities. Not all campers are well-suited for these activities.
Applications for 2014 Summer Camping Programs will be available to download here in mid December 2013.