a place for everyone.
special needs summer camps
These camps are designed to let everyone get in on the fun.
Working at a special needs camp in Canada may be one of the most rewarding experiences you ever have. With your help, your special needs campers will be able to challenge themselves in brand new ways, and overcome their limitations.
You'll come back with more patience, empathy, and drive. It may be a challenge, but you'll develop new skills which will last a lifetime.
facilities and accommodation
Facilities at these camps are designed to be accessible for campers with various disabilities - but they're still much the same as any other camp. You'll typically live in cabins, with access to water and electricity, and have meals served in an accessible dining hall or lodge.
You'll also find a higher camper-counsellor ratio, as most campers will need more support during the summer.
special needs camps activities
These camps are designed to help special campers have incredible summer at camp. Of course, camp just wouldn't be the same without activities - and at these camps, you can do it all.
Activities at special needs camps include ropes courses, waterfront activities, and even archery. Working with special needs campers can be challenging, but you'll have lots of support from your group of counsellors. It's always rewarding to see campers overcome their challenges and fears - especially when they have such limitations.
These camps are open to campers with any kind of special care requirements. Campers may have varied support needs - physical, mental or emotional, so some camps will have a specific focus (for example, campers with mobility limitations), while others will be open to a mix of campers.
You'll have plenty of support, as the camper-counsellor ratio is often 1:1 at these camps. If you're open, patient, and willing to provide support, you won't need previous experience in a special needs setting.
how to apply to special needs camps
Just hit the apply button. From there, you can start your profile, and learn more about working at a special needs camp. You'll be able to fill in your preferences, let us know about any experience you have, and provide details about the care you are open to or comfortable with.
It's a summer you'll remember forever, and it might just be the kick-start to a new career in compassionate care. Are you up for the challenge?