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.

Fall 2018 Program Choices (Scroll down for details)

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

8 Week Programs

Ages: 8 to 14
Dates: Thursdays, Sept. 20 – Nov. 8
Time: 6:00 – 7:45 pm
Location: Foothills Academy
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.

DCD Program
Ages: 8 to 14
Dates: Monday, Sept. 17 – Nov. 12 (except Oct. 8)
Time: 6:00 – 7:45 pm
Location: Foothills Academy
Fee: $180
Learn the fundamentals of movement, balance and more through our Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) movement program. This program will focus on learning fundamental movement skills (walking, skipping, hopping, jumping, running, throwing and kicking) through play-based programming with skills broken down into small steps and reinforced through small practice activities and then larger games. This program was designed in consultation with experts in the DCD field.

6 Week Program
POLARIS Teen Leadership
13 – 16
Saturdays, Sept. 22 – Nov. 3 (except Oct. 6)
Times: 2 – 4 pm
Location: Variable – First meeting at Foothills Academy 
This teen leadership program is a mix of all different components for our teen participants. As a group, they decide what community involvement they would like to do, what area of self-discovery, and what social program they would like. It’s all about what the teens want to do in this program.

4 Week Programs
Science Wonder
Ages: 8 to 14
Dates: Tuesdays, September 18 – October 9
Time: 6:00 – 7:45 pm
Location: Foothills Academy
Fee: $180
We will focus on gooey, slimy, shiny and touchy science. We love to explore our world by walking on eggshells, growing crystals and more. Even kids who think they don’t like science enjoy these hands-on activities. See what science is like – Amicus style!

Ages: 8 to 14
Dates: Saturdays, Sept. 22 – Oct. 20 (except October 6)
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Sunterra Market, 200 12 Ave SE
Fee: $180
Is your child ready to be Master Chef Junior? Maybe not yet but they can come and learn to cook some fantastic meals under the guidance of a Red Seal Chef at Sunterra Market. Contact the Amicus office for this season’s menu.

Ages: 8 – 14
Dates: Tuesdays, Oct. 16 – Nov. 6
Time: 6:00 – 7:45 pm
Location: Foothills Academy
Fee: $180
Every week our program will explore new engineering disciplines with a take home project every week. Projects include flashlights, rockets and more.

Creative Expressions
Ages: 8 – 14
Dates: Saturdays, Oct. 27 – Nov. 17
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Foothills Academy, Art Room
Fee: $140
Participants will release their inner artist with our creative expressions program. They will do painting, sculpting and more. This is an Amicus program, so expect silly, big or wild art projects.

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

Program NameAgesDatesDayTimeProgram LengthLocation
Multisport8 - 14Sept. 20 - Nov. 8Thursday6:00 pm - 7:45 pm8 WeeksFoothills Academy (except Sept. 20 which is at Inja Nation)
DCD Program8 - 14Sept. 17 - Nov. 12Monday6:00 pm - 7:45 pm8 WeeksFoothills Academy
POLARIS Teen Leadership13 - 16Sept. 22 - Nov. 3Saturday2:00 pm - 4:00 pm6 WeeksVaries
Science Wonder8 - 14Sept. 18 - Oct. 9Tuesday6:00 pm - 7:45 pm4 WeeksFoothills Academy
Cooking8 - 14Sept. 22 - Oct. 20Saturday10:00 am - 12:00 pm4 WeeksSunterra Market, 200 12 Ave Se
Engineering 8 - 14Oct. 16 - Nov. 6Tuesday6:00 pm - 7:45 pm4 WeeksFoothills Academy
Creative Expressions8 - 14Oct. 27 - Nov. 17Saturday10:00 am - 12:00 pm4 WeeksFoothills Academy


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.