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.

Fall 2017 Program Choices (Scroll down for details)

Program NameAgesDatesDayTimeProgram Length
Multisport - FULL8 - 14Sept. 21 - Nov. 9Thursday6:00 pm - 7:45 pm8 Weeks
Science Wonder9 - 13Sept. 19 - Oct. 10Tuesday6:00 pm - 7:45 pm4 Weeks
Cooking9 - 13Sept. 23 - Oct. 21Saturday10:00 am - 12:00 pm4 Weeks
POLARIS13 - 16Sept. 23 - Oct. 21Saturday1:30 pm - 3:30 pm4 Weeks
Computer Engineering - FULL9 - 13Oct. 17 - Nov. 14Tuesday6:00 pm - 7:45 pm4 Weeks
Creative Expressions9 - 13Oct. 28 - Dec. 2Saturday10:00 am - 12:00 pm4 Weeks
Family "Camp" Day8 - adultSept. 16Saturday10:00 am - 3:00 pm1 Day

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8 Week Program

MultiSport – FULL
Ages: 8 to 14
Dates: Thursdays, Sept. 21 – Nov. 9, 6:00 – 7:45
Location: Foothills Academy – 745 37 Street NW
Fee: $180
Kick, throw, dodge and more with Multisport! Your child will enjoy an evening of high energy activity,
social skills, sports and friends. With glow in the dark soccer, dodgeball, floor hockey and more on the
schedule, there is something for everyone.

4 Week Programs
Science Wonder
Ages: 9 to 13
Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 19 – Oct. 10
Location: Foothills Academy – 745 37 Street NW
Fee: $180
In this session of Science Wonder, we will be growing crystals, bacteria, melting bismuth and more. See
what science is like – Amicus style!

Ages: 9 to 13
Dates: Saturdays, Sept. 23 – Oct. 21 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Sunterra Market, 200 12 Ave SE
Fee: $180
Chorizo Mac and Cheese, with Minestrone. Curried Chickpea Salad and Butter Chicken, Grilled Flank Steak with Asian Noodle Salad, and Grilled Pepper Pineapple. Cajun Chicken and Avocado Salad with Barbeque Pork and Pineapple Tacos. Your child will learn to make it all in this session of our Chef Amicus program. If you have a budding Jamie Oliver at home, they are sure to enjoy learning about cooking with us.

Ages: 13 – 16
Dates: Saturdays, Sept. 23 – Oct. 21
Location: Variable
Fee: $180
In the POLARIS program, teens will do a variety of activities including community service, self-discovery and socializing. Unlike most programs, in POLARIS, the teens are in control of the activities. As a group,
they will decide what community involvement they would like to do, what area of self-discovery they will
do, and what social program they would like.

Computer Engineering – FULL
Ages: 9 – 13
Dates: Tuesdays, Oct. 17 – Nov. 14
Location: Foothills Academy
Fee: $180
Participants design their own computer game to take home and play! They learn about coding, game design
and more in this computer engineering program.

Creative Expressions
Ages: 9 – 13
Dates: Saturdays, Oct. 28 – Dec. 2
Location: Foothills Academy
Fee: $140
Participants will release their inner artist with our creative expressions program. Music, art, clay, large
murals and fine art are all part of this Amicus arts program.

One Day Program
Family “Camp” Day
Ages: 8 – adult
Dates: Saturday, Sept. 16
Location: Foothills Academy
Fee: $40 per person
Join this unique one day program for the whole family. Amicus has teamed up with the Counselling and Assessment team to create a program that educates parents and families about how to promote a peaceful and successful home. Spend your morning learning new skills and your afternoon practicing them in a fun and interactive way that only camp can provide! All members of the family or household (min. age 8) are invited.

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.

Download a copy of our Recreation Guide Fall 2017.


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.