Amicus Recreation


Amicus Recreation programs are designed specifically for children and youth with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD. No matter which activity a participant chooses, an important component of all Amicus programs is the development of positive social skills. Approximately one quarter of each program is dedicated to the explicit teaching of social skills. Our staff serve as experienced social coaches. Programs are led by our mature, trained staff (university age at least) who understand the needs of youth with LD/ADHD. Our group sizes are no larger than 15 participants and provide a 3:1 participant to staff ratio so that all children/youth receive the attention that they require. Some programs are smaller than 15 participants if space or partner organizations require this. We offer an optional first day “meet and greet” with other parents. During this time, we review the social skills that will be taught during the program, the activities that go along with them as well as facilitate supportive parent connections.

Spring 2017 Program Choices

Download a copy of our Recreation Guide Spring 2017.

8 Week Program

Multi-Sport
Ages: 8 – 12
Dates: Thursdays, April 20 – June 8
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Location: Foothills Academy – 745 37 Street NW
Fee: $175
“He shoots, HE SCORES!”, “She goes from the top of the key… AND IT’S GOOD!” Participants can discover their inner sports hero with our multi sports program. With different sports every week, we find something for everyone.

4 Week Programs

3D Printing – THIS PROGRAM IS FULL
Ages: 
9 – 13
Dates:
Tuesdays, April 18 – May 9
Time:
6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Location:
Foothills Academy – 745 37 Street NW
Fee:
$100
Your child will be able to connect their creativity with their tech side in our 3D printing program. They will learn about CAD design and create their own masterpieces that we will print with our 3D printer for them to keep.

BITE – Taste of Amicus Recreation
Ages: 
10 – 14
Dates:
Saturdays, April 22 – May 13
Time:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location:
Foothills Academy – 745 37 Street NW
Fee:
$80
Your child will get a taste of what Amicus Recreation has to offer with this “BEST OF” program. Each week offers something different – baking, sports, screen printing, outdoor adventures and art.

Engineering
Ages: 
8 – 12
Dates:
Tuesdays, May 16 – June 6
Time:
6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Location:
Foothills Academy – 745 37 Street NW
Fee: $180
It’s a new season of engineering at Amicus Recreation. We are exploring aerospace engineering with rockets, planes and more. Dreams can take flight with us at this program

 

Download a copy of our Recreation Guide Spring 2017.

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Registration Process

Intake: If your child has not participated in an Amicus or social skills program through Foothills Academy before, a Parent Intake Form must be completed. To begin the intake process, contact the Community Services Intake Assistant at 403-270-9400 ext. 252 or you can download the Parent Intake Form and send it in. We will ask for the current diagnosis of your child, if they have an IPP, special education code at school (if applicable), and other information about your child. Please note: the intake process can sometimes take one to two weeks, as we want to ensure that we can meet the needs of all the children in our program. It is ideal to begin the intake process, well before you intend to register for programs, to ensure availability. 

Registration Overview: After the intake process is complete, you will be sent the registration form package. If your child has already participated in Camp Amicus or Social Skills programs through Foothills Academy, contact our Intake Administration Assistant (403.270.9400 ext.252) to register your child. There is a non-refundable $25 dollar deposit for each program. For complete refund and cancellation policies, please refer to the registration package.

Financial Assistance: Amicus Recreation programs aims to be accessible to all families. Through the generous support of donors, financial assistance is available. Please inquire about payment options.

Thank you to the Canada Post Community Foundation for their generous support of Amicus Recreation in 2017.