Camp Amicus Day Camps

Day Camp at Foothills Academy

for campers entering Grades 3 - 9

Camp Amicus Day Camp offers a unique day camp experience where children and teens (grade 3 – 9) with Learning Disabilities/ADHD can develop social skills while having fun and building friendships.

Day Camp at Foothills Academy

Campers entering grades 3 - 9 will have opportunities to learn and practice age-appropriate social skills, peer relations & problem-solving. Mature, caring counsellors plan activities to ensure that campers build confidence and self-esteem while having a great time!

With only 24 campers and a 3:1 ratio of campers to counsellors, participants are able to get individualized attention.

Dates Grades
# of
Mon. June 28 - Fri. July 9
(no camp July 1)
7 - 9 $680 Yes 9 DC1
Mon. July 12 - Fri. July 23 3 - 4 $750 Yes 10 DC2
Mon. July 26 - Fri. Aug. 6
(no camp Aug. 2)
4 - 6 $680 Yes 9 DC3
Mon. Aug. 9 - Fri. Aug. 20 5 - 6 $750 Yes 10 DC4

*FULL - We are accepting applications for the waitlist.

Camp Goals:

The goals of Camp Amicus are to increase the campers’ self-esteem, make friends, learn social skills, have a ton of fun and make lasting friendships!

Social skills taught include goal setting, friendship building, bullying, social problem solving, de­escalating conflicts, conversation skills, body language, and blowing off steam. Social skills for campers entering grades 7 – 9 also include digital communications and building healthy relationships. We implement social skills lessons throughout the course of the camp during explicit lesson periods and throughout the rest of the day with low ratio social coaching when the campers are engaging in regular camp activities. Real ­life situations provide opportunities for practice and reinforcement of the skills learned.

What will the campers be doing?

Based out of Foothills Academy in Calgary, Camp Amicus Day Camp takes place from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday for a two-week period. The camp focuses on teaching and reinforcing social skills in a fun and safe environment.

Days are spent developing social skills with direct instruction in the morning and supporting this learning through real-world experiences on field trips and through choice programs, clubs and small trips to the garden in the afternoon. The two-week camp provides campers lots of opportunities to practice the social skills they learn. With a variety of activities offered throughout the day, there is something for every camper and opportunities to try new things.

Activities Offered:

Camp activities may include Social Skills, swimming, 3-D printing, music, games, field trips*, crafts & more!  *Field trips will be offered if AHS health regulations allow.


This camp takes place at Foothills Academy.

Before and After Care: 

Before and After Care is offered from 8 am - 9 am and from 4 pm to 5 pm each day. The cost is $5/day for each (ie. if you use both Before and After Care, the charge is $10 per day). 

Intake Criteria:

Children entering grades 3 to 9 can attend Camp Amicus Day Camp. All campers must meet our Intake Criteria.

Dates and Time:

Camps take place Monday to Friday for two-week periods from 9 am to 4 pm. Day camp is not offered on statutory holidays and the fee is adjusted accordingly.


The fee for the camp is $680 or $750 depending on the camp chosen (see schedule above). The fee is eligible for FSCD funding. We are able to bill FSCD directly for camp fees.  

Registration Process:

Once it is determined that your child is eligible to participate in Camp Amicus, you will be sent registration forms. The completed registration form and a $100 deposit are necessary to secure your child's spot in the camp.

Camp 2021

The above information is tentative. Final details about Camp Amicus programs 2021 will be determined based on Alberta Health Services guidelines regarding COVD-19.