Programs – Summer Programs
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Ontario Camping Guide 416-781-0525
for the Rainbow
416-503-0088 x 17
multidisciplinary team of camp professionals includes Behaviour Consultants, an
Expressive Art and Movement Therapist and Special Needs Camp Counsellors.
The Camp is managed by an Advisory Board including parents of a child
with Autism who founded the Camp, experts in Occupational Therapy, Speech and
Language Pathology, Behaviour Management, Special Education and Psychology.
with autism and/or developmental delays are impacted to a greater degree than
others by the interruption of regular school year programs. The vision for Camp
Greenhouse includes providing a broad-based therapeutic program within the
traditional summer camp atmosphere to support and further develop key skills for
each child. Staff, facilities,
equipment and programs have been carefully selected to provide a specialized
environment to meet camp objectives. We
invite you to call our Executive Director, Colleen Howard for registration
and intake information.
unique summer camp for children with Autism and Developmental Delays.
Greenhouse is a therapeutic summer camp program for children diagnosed with
autism, related disorders and/or developmental delays.
Our program provides an integrated camp experience for children 7 – 12
years of age. Campers participate
in a small group setting that includes programming for social skills, sensory
motor integration, behaviour analysis/modification, verbal behaviour and
independent living skills.
children with autism and related disorders attend public or separate schools
and/or private services for behaviour management, occupational therapy and/or
speech and language training. Specific
goals and objectives for your child can be developed in conjunction with your
existing team of professionals or developed to support programs already in
place. Individual goals and
objectives are established for each child and the resulting program is delivered
throughout the camp day.
process of entering Camp Greenhouse starts with an intake interview where our
staff meets with a child and his/her parents to determine the suitability of our
camp program in addressing parental expectations and meeting the child’s
needs. For each camper
enrolled, an individual profile is compiled including identified priorities for
Behaviour, Sensory Needs, Communication and
Independent Living Skills. Additional
assessment services are available for targeted areas and can be conducted upon
request by parents.
Greenhouse is located in central Aurora in a facility specifically developed to
support the needs of children with autism and developmental delays.
The facility includes trampoline and gross motor activity stations
outdoors; small classrooms for independent activities, an arts centre and a
large playroom equipped for sensory motor activities. We are also conveniently
located close to facilities in the neighbourhood to
support community integration activities.
facility is owned and operated by parents of a child with autism who have
donated the equipment and facility to Camp Greenhouse for use during the summer
camp day starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. Two snacks are provided
throughout the day as well as a nutritious lunch prepared by our camp cook.
The camp program provides opportunities for:
Integration –daily outings to public swimming, gymnastics, local parks, horse
back riding and other exciting destinations for our campers.
and Arts – music and movement activities to develop gross motor, fine motor,
balance and sequencing skills.
and Natural Environment Teaching time - one-on-one instruction for development
of selected skills.
Living Skills – individual skill development to increase levels of function
time – floor time activities incorporating one-on-one work and social skills
through small group or cooperative games
Motor Integration – a program for each child with activities to balance
of Intellect – an opportunity to give developing minds a “work out” using
program modules, computer exercises and sensory integration protocols. Think of
it as a gym class for brains - we develop and support areas of weakness and
the needs of each camper and camp objectives, parents are strongly encouraged to
enroll campers for a minimum of 2 weeks. Each
session has a unique theme to accommodate campers attending all three sessions
1: July 8 -12 and July 15 -19
2: July 22– 26 and July 29 –
3: Aug 5 – 9 and Aug 12 – 16
fees: $385/ week
hours available from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. For further information please call or
indicate interest during registration.
camp is a non-profit organization. Discounts
of 10% are provided for registration of 4 weeks or more and for families with
more than one camper.
Our ratio ranges from 2:1 to 3:1 however some campers may require individual support to participate fully in the program. Please call for information related to extra costs associated with this support and available funding.
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