Day Camp at Foothills Academy
for campers entering Grades 3 - 9
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Come and join the fun of Camp Amicus in Calgary!
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.
Campers will participate in daily social skill programming, music, art, science, engineering, sports and so many other amazing activites where they can have fun and build meaningful friendships. Staff provide opportunities for for campers to grow in their own area of interest with our Choice programs and make social connections through our variety of Club programs! In addition, weekly field trips around the city add to the fun and expose our youth to new experiences.
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.
The goals of Camp Amicus are to increase the campers’ self-esteem, learn social skills, have a ton of fun and make lasting friendships!
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.
Children entering grades 3 to 9 can attend Camp Amicus Day Camp. All campers must meet our Intake Criteria and complete the Intake Process prior to registering in camp.
Mon - Fri
|July 3 - 7 &
July 10 - 14
|10||7 - 8||$1,000||DC1||Day Camp 1 Full - registering to waitlist|
|July 17 - 21 &
July 24 - 28
|10||3 - 4||$1,000||DC2||Open|
|July 31 - Aug 4 &
Aug. 8 - 11
|9||5 - 6||$900||DC3||Day Camp 3 Full - registering to waitlist|
Aug. 14 - 18 &
|10||3 - 5||$1000||DC4||Day Camp 4 Full - registering to waitlist|
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 one-week or 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.
Camp activities may include Social Skills, swimming, 3-D printing, music, games, field trips, crafts & more!
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 $25/week for each (ie. if you use both Before and After Care, the charge is $50 per week).
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.
See the schedule above for each camp. The fee is eligible for FSCD funding. We are able to bill FSCD directly for camp fees.
If your child has never attended an Amicus program before, please check our Intake Criteria and complete the Parent Intake Form to begin the process. Once it is determined that your child is eligible to participate in the Camp Amicus program, you will be sent registration forms. Returning camper families will be sent an email with a registration link. The completed registration form and a $100 deposit are necessary to secure your child's spot in the camp.