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 serves 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.

Spring 2018 Program Choices (Scroll down for details)

View and download a copy of the Recreation Guide Spring 2018.

8 Week Program

Ages: 8 to 14
Dates: Thursdays, April 12 – May 31, 6:00 – 7:45
Time: 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, April 10 – May 1, 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Location: Foothills Academy – 745 37 Street NW
Fee: $180
Your child can come and explore the exciting and gooey world of science with us, Amicus style! Elephant toothpaste, walking on eggshells and non- Newtonian fluid is the just the start of what we will be getting up to.

Ages: 9 – 13
Dates: Tuesdays, May 8 – May 29, 6:00 – 7:45 pm
Location: Foothills Academy
Fee: $180
Your child can explore the best of the best of our engineering program: rockets, homemade flashlights and more. Let your child come and explore their inner engineer at this unique program done in partnership with Engineering for Kids.

View and download a copy of the Recreation Guide Spring 2018

Program NameAgesDatesDayTimeProgram LengthLocation
Multisport8 - 14April 12 - May 31Thursday6:00 pm - 7:45 pm8 WeeksFoothills Academy Society
Science Wonder9 - 13April 10 - May 1Tuesday6:00 pm - 7:45 pm4 WeeksFoothills Academy Society
Engineering 9 - 13May 8 - May 29Tuesday6:00 pm - 7:45 pm4 WeeksFoothills Academy Society


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, whether 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.