Community Services

Amicus Camps & Recreation

Amicus Programs Develop Social Skills in Young People with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD

Camp Amicus and Recreation Programs provide fun, experiential education programs focused on social skill development for children and teens with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD ages 8-18. Amicus programs offer activities that kids and teens enjoy while supporting their social skill development, independence and friendship. From 3D printing, science, and engineering, to sports, archery, and rock climbing and, art, music, and cooking, we explore different areas of interest and support a sense of competence in a range of activities.

Intake Criteria

We serve children and teens from ages 8-18 with lagging social skills. All participants must have a primary diagnosis of a Learning Disability and/or ADHD, can function well in a one staff to three participants ratio, and have no significant emotional or behavioural challenges. All programs require the completion of an intake package to ensure a good fit between the participant and program.

Staff

Our enthusiastic front-line staff consists of current university students studying in related fields (teaching, kinesiology, psychology, sociology, medicine). A year-round manager who has an extensive background in experiential recreation and camping oversees all programs and staff. She holds numerous certifications, including Outdoor Council of Canada Instructor, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor, Paddle Canada Instructor, Challenge Course Level 2 Instructor, Wilderness First Responder Certificate, National Lifeguard Service certification, and NCCP Coaching certificate.

"This was my son's 2nd year as a camper at Camp Amicus. It is the best 2 weeks of his summer! It is an environment where he feels welcome, safe, accepted, and understood. We are extremely grateful for this unique program and for the funding assistance. Thank you for your support of this wonderful camp!" — Camp Amicus Parent