Discovery Camp

2015 Applications will be available to download here, as of Monday, January 5, 2015.

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.


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

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.


Download 2015 Camp Applications here.