Residential Camp Programs, Merrywood Location
|This program operates only at specific times of the year. Check with the organization for current information about dates of operation!|
|Address & Map|
|Mailing Address||c/o Easter Seals Ontario, Recreation Department |
1 Concorde Gate, Ste 700
Toronto, ON M3C 3N6
|Office Phone||416-421-8377 ext 325|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-668-6252 ext 325|
|Primary Contact||Holly Young, Recreation Coordinator; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alternate Contact||Barbara Gray, Senior Manager, Provincial Services (Recreation); Phone: 1-800-668-6252 ext 369 * 416-421-8377 ext 369 * June-September 613-267-1244; Email: email@example.com|
|Located In Community||Perth|
|Description||A fun, safe camp environment enabling children and youth who have a physical disability to experience nature, learn new skills, build self-esteem and make new friends. |
Residential Camping Program - Explorers/Pathfinders (8-18 years)
This is a 10-day camping program for children and youth * Emphasis is to promote independence, teach new skills, enhance a camper's self-esteem and build friendships * Programs offered include swimming, sports & games, music & drama, arts & crafts, life skills, environmental studies and leadership skills as well as kayaking, extended out-trips, white water rafting, sailing and pottery * Well-equipped health facility that is staffed by registered nurses * Camp staff ratio is 1:3 to ensure that your child is well looked after.
Sports Camp (13-18 years)
A 7-day multi sport program that 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.
Leadership In Training - LIT (17-22 years)
This 10-day program will provide youth 17-22 years old with the necessary skills to be an effective leader in their community. Through participation in group activities focused on leadership, communication and teamwork, participants gain a valuable experience. Participants can sign up for a traditional camp program one period each day. Participants must be able to direct their own care.
Discovery Camp (6-12 years)
Every child is different, and the program realizes that some children (or their parents) may not be ready for a full 10-day experience. For this reason, Easter Seals has developed a 5-day program especially for young, first-time campers * Offers a nurturing environment organized with care to provide the support, supervision and structure first time campers require * Has a staff/camper ration of 1:2 with 3 registered nurses on site * No more than 8 campers per cabin.
Out-tripping Adventure Camp (12-18 years)
This program is designed for campers, 12-18 years or age, who would like to experience outdoor camping in the true wilderness. Together, campers and counsellors will plan their trip taking into consideration food, equipment, safety and the route. Emphasis is placed on outdoor living skills, teamwork, fun, leadership and challenging oneself. The campers spend the first day at camp preparing, covering emergency procedures and then they head out for an incredible 7-day canoe adventure in Algonquin Park (Achray/Barron Canyon).
GEAR-UP (19-25 years)
GEAR- UP stands for Goals, Empowerment, Attitude, Respect, Understanding and Proud. This program provides a recreation program geared toward young adults. This program is open to young adults between the ages of 19–25 years of age. Participants must be able to assist in directing their own care. The ratio of staff to participants will be 1:3. Nursing staff will be onsite 24 hours a day. This program will be offered as a 7-day and a 10-day session at Merrywood Camp.
Family Camp Program (1-18 years + parent/guardian)
Family Camp is a 5-day camp for families who have a child with a physical disability between the ages of 1 and 18 years. This camp gives families an opportunity to meet other families, have a family vacation in a wheelchair accessible setting and to become familiar with recreational camping. Families will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of programs that are geared to various age groups. Families supervise their children while at camp, however supervision is provided during structured scheduled activities by the camp staff. Children and youth who do not meet the criteria for the Overnight Camping Program are encouraged to apply to Family Camp.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm|
|Dates||Camp operates July, August * Call or check website for details|
|Areas Served||Brant County ; Dufferin ; Haldimand County ; Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Niagara Region ; Norfolk County ; Waterloo Region ; Wellington County|
|Eligibility||Ages: 6 year(s) - 25 year(s)|
|Fees||Program - Call or check website for details * Financial assistance is available ; Children must be registered with Easter Seals to receive funding * No funding available for youth 19 years and older as of July 1st and who are Crown Wards|
|Funding||Donations ; Foundation|
|Service Categories||Leadership Development ~ Children and Youth with Disabilities ; Therapeutic Camps ~ Children and Youth with Disabilities|
|Subjects||Camping ; Camps ; Children ; Disabilities ; Financial assistance ; Leadership training ; Physical disabilities ; Recreation ; Youth|
|Local Subjects||Out of school programs ; Special needs|