Our Kids Canada's Camp & Program Guide

21st Annual

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22 Our Kids Canada's Camp & Program Guide – 21st Annual Camp type OVERNIGHT DAY TRADITIONAL The gist... Kids stay overnight at a "home away from home" with sessions ranging from one week to two months. Kids are away for the day and back home for the night. Children experience a range of camp activities. What they do there Canoeing, singing songs, climbing, sailing, arts and crafts, tripping—the full range of camp experiences and then some. Why they do it To have fun while gaining independence in a natural, supportive setting. To try new things and meet new people. To build leadership skills and develop meaningful relationships with peers and mentors. Kids will... Build social skills and foster meaningful, lifelong friendships. Have the best of both worlds: Camp in the morning and hang with family in the afternoon. Gain a sense of belonging and participation. Good to know Register early, as many camps begin booking in September for the following summer. The range of activities and programming is vast, providing an opportunity for campers to meet people and explore new interests. Often the greatest benefit is the opportunity to try new things. Time of year Seasonal Seasonal Seasonal SPECIAL NEEDS Medical, emotional, developmental—there are camps with special needs in mind, providing support ranging from higher camper/staff ratios to on-site medical care. In all cases the goal is the same: to provide the necessary supports so that kids can spend their time doing what's important—that is, being a kid. They'll spend time with people who know exactly what they are going through while experiencing the full range of camp activity. In the directory (pg. 33), special needs camps are identified by + for mild support and * for specialized support YMCA of Oakville Photograph by Tobi Asmoucha for Our Kids TYPES OF CAMPS & PROGRAMS A THUMBNAIL GUIDE TO FINDING THE RIGHT CAMP FOR YOU

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