Special Needs Camp:
ADHD, Aspergers, Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities
200 Kodiak Road
McKellar, Ontario P0G 1C0
4069 Pheasant Run
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 2C2
Camp Kodiak is an integrated, non-competitive, residential camp serving children & teens 6 to 18 with and without ADHD, LD, NLD & Asperger Syndrome. Campers come from all over North America and from abroad. The primary objectives of Camp Kodiak are to build confidence and self-esteem, to improve social skills, to foster independence and to provide an exciting and satisfying camp experience. This is achieved by providing a safe and nurturing environment, a mature, professional staff, a very low camper-to-staff ratio and a program that is designed to ensure success. Staff members never miss the opportunity to recognize and celebrate these successes.
Camp Kodiak programs for success! All sports and activities are taught in an organized, step-by-step fashion to ensure success. Cooperation rather that competition is emphasized. We have over 50 sports, crafts, cultural and educational activities to ensure that all of campers are able to find several activities in which they can excel.
1. Core Program
Many campers are hesitant to take on new challenges. In order to ensure that they get the most out of their camp experience Kodiak has developed a core program of 12 activities to which all cabin groups are scheduled. They include the Red Cross swimming program, waterskiing/wakeboarding/kneeboarding, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, team sports (softball, soccer, volleyball, basketball), tennis, archery, arts & crafts, drama, high ropes and rock climbing. Campers are encouraged to participate in these activities with their cabin group.
There are several times each day when campers are able to choose their own activities and pursue personal interests independent of their cabin-mates.
Monday to Friday, right after breakfast, everyone in camp has an hour of academic instruction. There are two components to the academic program, Option 1 and Option 2. Parents select their campers’ academic program prior to their arrival at camp. Campers in Option 1 receive academic tutoring. Campers in Option 2 receive instruction in an educational activity such as music, drama, dance, gymnastics, pottery, photography, computers, etc.
4. Social Skills Program
We work on social skills all day long in everything we do. Our campers are well-supervised and our counselors are always on the lookout for that teachable moment when social skills coaching can be so effective.
In addition, we use our drama program as a vehicle for teaching social skills. We use role-playing and improvisation to teach our campers how to deal with social situations that are difficult for them.
An important reason for the success of our program is our staff. Almost one half of our counselors are trained, certified professionals from the fields of education, psychology, social work and recreation. Every cabin has at least three counselors. One or two are professionals. The remaining staff are university or college students, most of whom are working towards a career in one of the helping professions. The camper-to-staff ratio is 2-to-1. All of our staff undergo a rigorous training period before the campers arrive and all of our counselors go through a police background check.
We have a doctor and three nurses on staff. They live on-site, administer all medication and are available 24 hours a day. The regional hospital in Parry Sound is 25 minutes away.
Transportation to camp is by highway coach from Toronto. Camp personnel are available to meet campers arriving at Toronto International Airport and to ensure they get their flights home at the end of camp. There is no extra charge for this service.
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Camp Kodiak is located near the town of McKellar, approximately 12 miles from Parry Sound in the heart of the spectacular Georgian Bay vacation area north of Toronto. We are on a 425 acre site with over 2 1/2 miles of waterfront on Lake Moffat a breath-taking, tranquil inland lake.
Our campers and staff live in modern, lakefront, tongue-in-groove log cabins with electricity and full bathrooms with showers. They have their meals in a sun-filled, two-storey dining room with large windows overlooking the lake.
Our facilities include:
- Large, Safe, Sandy, Swimming Beach
- Sailing Docks
- Waterski Docks
- Two Canoeing & Kayaking Beaches
- Baseball Field
- Soccer Field
- Beach Volleyball Court
- Basketball Court
- Tennis Courts
- Mountain Boarding Course
- Badminton Court
- Archery Range
- Mini-Golf Course
- Driving Range
- Go-Kart & Dirt Bike Track
- Climbing wall
- High Adventure Ropes Course
- Riding Ring
- Miles of Riding Trails
- Giant Chess Board
- Giant Checker Board
- Five Tetherball Courts
- Two-Storey Recreation Hall
- Fitness Center
- Video Editing Facility
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Pottery/Ceramics Studio
- Stained Glass/Fusing Studio
- Cooking Classroom
- Modern Health Center
Dedicated professionals who love what they do
The Camp Kodiak staff includes professionals who are skilled and experienced at working with children and teens of all abilities. Over and above their impressive credentials, our counselors bring a myriad of skills to Camp Kodiak. Their strengths include training and experience in special education, psychology, social work, child care, athletics, aquatics, recreation and the arts.
Camp Season: June 30, 2013 to August 18, 2013
- SessionDates# CampersTuition
- 1st. Session6/30/2013 to 7/27/2013252 Campers$4,975.00
- Full Summer6/30/2013 to 8/18/2013252 Campers$7,975.00
- 2nd. Session7/29/2013 to 8/18/2013252 Campers$3,975.00
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