Autism Ontario: Kids Camp (Camp AOK) & Adult Summer Program

Autism Ontario Kids ‘AOK’ Camp ages 4 – 17 years

This program provides each participant with their own counselor to ensure safety and support throughout their week in our program. Each day a new adventure awaits whether it is fun activities at our camp location or traveling to to an activity offsite. Our campers enjoy all aspects of camp programming including lots of active pursuits. Being out in the community is a big part of our program plus providing unique sensory and developmental experiences completes a great camp programming day.

Autism Ontario Adults ‘AOA’ Summer Program ages 18+

All participants are supported by their own counselor who facilitates some great social and recreational experiences that are age-appropriate.  Attending offsite activities plus making friends and enjoying lots of social time.  Each counselor is highly-skilled and trained and we look forward to spending the summer with your young adult.

Social Skills Summer Institute (SSSI) ages 14+

SSSI encompass all youth and young adults ages 14+ with high functioning autism. Our program will be focused on social skills such as friend retention, social media, restaurant etiquette, life skills like cooking classes, budgeting; and professional skills like volunteer work and other necessary skills to obtain a job or volunteer experience.  All of this learning will be coupled with great mentors who help our participants ask questions while experiencing a lot of fun outings, actual social experience at restaurants and connecting with friends. Participants must be able to be supported with a 1 mentor to 2 participant ratio and be semi-independent in public.

Program Overview:

The goal of the SSSI program is to learn and improve, social and life skills.  With the help of our social coaches, participants will improve their social skills and enhance their opportunities. The week-long program consists of a fitness component, cooking classes, and social outings! Another key component of the program is volunteer work placements, where participants volunteer in organizations within the community.  The last piece of the week is built-in throughout the week and takes place at the school! Through all of these activities, participants will receive catered and individualized support intended to help improve their social and life skills while achieving their personal goals.

In order to have success in this program participants must:

  • Have the desire to be social with peers
  • Have the desire to engage on a societal level
  • Prior to the program be able to demonstrate the skills needed to have a verbal conversation
  • Be able to be semi-independent (in a 1:2 staff to participant ratio)
  • Interested in gaining and improving their social and life skillsThere will be a MANDATORY 15-minute meeting after registration to ensure that the SSSI program is a good fit. If SSSI is deemed not a suitable program, we will alter your registration and transfer you to the AOK/AOA program

Emphasis

Focus

This program has a particular approach or emphasis.

  • Special Needs

Format

Session Types

This program offers the following types of sessions:

  • Day Program

Session Lengths

This program offers the following session lengths:

  • 1 Week
  • 2 Weeks
  • 3 Weeks
  • 4 Weeks
  • 5 Weeks
  • 6 Weeks

Community

Ages

This camp offers sessions for these ages:

  • 4 Years
  • 5 Years
  • 6 Years
  • 7 Years
  • 8 Years
  • 9 Years
  • 10 Years
  • 11 Years
  • 12 Years
  • 13 Years
  • 14 Years
  • 15 Years
  • Over 15 Years

Genders

This camp offers sessions for these groups:

  • Co-ed Only (male/female)

Activities

This program offers the following activities:

  • Crafts

Supports

This program offers the following kinds of support:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

Financial

Subsidy Program

This program offers subsidies. Contact them for more information.

Autism Ontario: Kids Camp (Camp AOK) & Adult Summer Program

Contact Info

location_on Address

L4S 1L2

phone Phone

Primary or "On Season" Number
416-246-9592

Secondary or "Off Season" Number
416-246-9592

public Website

www.autismontario.com