Amicus Camps & Recreation
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.
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. Please note that although we can accept children with additional diagnoses of Anxiety or ASD Level 1, these diagnoses alone are not sufficient for eligibility. All programs require the completion of an intake package to ensure a good fit between the participant and program.
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.
Upcoming Camps and Programs
Horsemanship ProgramLearn social skills interacting with horses (Gr. 5 - 9)In-Person Program
Science WonderGooey, slimey, shiny, and touchy science (Gr. 3 - 6)In-Person Program
MultisportGlow in the dark soccer, dodgeball, floor hockey and more (Grades 3 to 9)In-Person Program
Creative ExpressionsUnleash Your Child's Inner Artist (Grades 3 to 6)In-Person Program
Oct. 30 - Nov. 20, 2021
Saturdays - 4 week program
- Oct. 30 - Nov. 20, 2021 10AM - 12PM
Chef AmicusCook fantastic meals and learn cooking techniques (Grades 4 to 7)In-Person Program
Creative MovementThis program focuses on participants connecting with themselves, with others and with the space they are in with a focus on processing their emotions. (Gr 3 - 6)In-Person Program
EngineeringExplore new engineering concepts every week (Grades 4 to 7)In-Person Program
Oct. 26 - Nov. 16, 2021
Tuesdays This session is FULL - Names for waitlist being accepted
- Oct. 26 - Nov. 16, 2021 6PM - 7:45PM
Gamers ParadisePlay video games and practice social skills at the same time (Gr. 4 - 9)Online Program
Coordination Building Blocks (formerly DCD) ProgramLearn movement, balance and more through our Developmental Coordination Disorder program (Grades 3 to 7)In-Person Program
POLARIS Teen LeadershipPersonal Opportunities for Leadership, Activities, Recreation, Inclusion and Social Skills (Grades 7 to 9).In-person Program