Discovery Camp

2014 SESSION DATES
Download 2014 Camp Applications here.

*For Session Availability ‘#G’ = Girl spots remaining, ‘#B’ = Boy spots remaining

Last updated April 23rd.

CAMP SESSION AGE LENGTH COST DATES CODE AVAILABILITY
Merrywood Discovery Camp 6-12 5 days $1,000 August 10-August 15 MD 4G/3B
Woodeden Discovery Camp 6-12 5 days $1,000 July 28-August 2 WD FULL

Discovery Camp 2013Every 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.

Discovery Camp 2013Campers 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.

Eligibility:

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

Time Activity
9:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Activity Period #1
11:00 am Juice Break
11:15 am Activity Period #2
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Hang Time
2:45 pm Activity Period #3
3:45 pm Juice Break
4:30 pm Activity Period #4
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Evening Activity
7:00 pm Campfire
7:30 pm Snack
8:00 pm Story Time
8:30 pm Bedtime

For more information, contact the Easter Seals Recreation Co-ordinator at 416.421.8377 or 1.800.668.6252 ext. 325 or camp@easterseals.org.

Please note:
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

Download 2014 Camp Applications here.