Sports Camp introduces campers to a wide variety of adapted recreational, sport and leisure activities. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in their favourite activities as well as try new sports that they may have never played before. With the emphasis on fun, the program is designed to enhance each camper’s self-image by working on their individual skills, while learning the value of team play, sportsmanship and friendly competition. This active program is perfect for energetic campers who love to get involved in an intense but non-competitive atmosphere. This program is designed for campers 13-26 years and will be offered as a 7-day session at Camp Merrywood.
Summer 2019 Applications will be available to download in January 2019.
The full cost of Easter Seals Sports Camp is $1000 for a 5-day session or $1400 for a 7-day session at Camp Merrywood or Camp Woodeden.
*Funding is available for campers who will be 18 and under as of July 1st and are not a Crown Ward of the government – please scroll down for more details.
This multi sport program introduces campers to a wide variety of adapted recreational, sport and leisure activities such as wheelchair basketball, sledge hockey, sit volleyball, power wheelchair hockey, baseball, bocce ball, archery, softball, cricket, frisbee golf and more. Each day campers will learn new skills and gain a fundamental understanding of a wide range of sports activities, participating in their favourite activities as well as trying new sports that they may have never played before. They will also have one swim period each day and one period where they can participate in any program of their choosing. Each evening there will be a sports clinic or game. There will be a number of coaches from various sports organizations coming to teach specific skills. With the emphasis on fun, the program is designed to enhance each camper’s self-image by working on their individual skills, while learning the value of team play, sportsmanship and friendly competition. This active program is perfect for energetic campers who love to get involved in an intense but non-competitive atmosphere. This program is offered as a 5-day session at both Camp Merrywood and Camp Woodeden.
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 $225. The remainder will be funded by our generous donors.
Sports Camp Eligibility:
- Between the ages of 13-18 years as of July 1 (of the program year)
- Registered with Easter Seals Ontario (Please note that the Incontinence Supplies Grant Program 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 at Sports Camp
|9:00 am||Sports Period #1|
|10:00 am||Juice Break|
|10:15 am||Sports Period #2|
|1:00 pm||Hang Time|
|3:45 pm||Juice Break|
|4:30 pm||Campers Choice|
|7:00 pm||Evening Sports Activity|
|8:30 pm||Snack & Bedtime for younger campers|
|8:45 pm||Senior Evening Program|
Frequently asked questions…
How many campers will participate in this program?
There will be a maximum of 16 campers between the ages of 13-18 years in this program.
What kind of experience do I need?
None! You just have to be interested in participating in a number of different sports.
What will we do all day?
The campers will spend at least two periods a day learning new sports skills and putting these skills to the test when they get to play a friendly game. They will have one swim period each day in the pool (or lake at Merrywood) and one period where they can choose a program they would like to participate in. Each evening there will be either a sports clinic or a game. The day ends with a campfire and a social time and an opportunity to hang out with your friends.
What sports will be taught?
A wide range of sports will be taught: wheelchair basketball, sledge hockey, sit volleyball, power wheelchair hockey, baseball, bocce ball, archery, softball, cricket, Frisbee golf and many more.
Who will provide the training?
There will be a number of coaches from various sports organizations coming to Merrywood and Woodeden Camp to teach the campers specific skills. The Camp’s program staff will supplement this coaching.
How much does this program cost?
The cost of this program is $1,000 for a 5-day session at Merrywood or Woodeden Camp. A minimum $225 (non-refundable) payment is required in order for applications to be processed. Please note, if you want to attend a regular 10- day session as well as this Sports Camp, you would be required to pay full fees for this camp. Easter Seals Ontario does not receive government funding and all of our programs are funded by the generous donations from individuals, service clubs, businesses and foundations. Easter Seals asks families to contribute what they are able to towards the cost of this program.
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.
Download Camp Applications here.