For many Niagara youths on the Autism Spectrum, there are limited opportunities to participate in a summer camp that meets their specific needs.
All programming is closed until further notice.
Keeping in line with the directives of Niagara Region Public Health, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Public Health Agency of Canada regarding the measures they are putting in place to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19. As well as Brock’s current stipulations, and the safety of our participants, volunteers and staff, all programming is closed until further notice. We will be in touch with any updates we receive regarding the reopening of programs.
At Brock University, we offer these youths the opportunity to attend a unique camp for one week each summer, but only if there is a student volunteer willing to support them.
The ASD Summer Movement Camp typically runs during the last two weeks of August and provides developmentally appropriate movement programming for participants.
The camp needs at least 25-35 student volunteers to work with youth who require one-on-one support (and in some cases two-to-one support).
These camps fulfill a much-needed gap in services for this group of youth in Niagara. This is because many of our camp participants are unable to attend other local camps as they are either too old or there are simply not enough resources available to service their individual needs.
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Volunteers should be interested in teaching and working with youth and teens in a movement context. They will learn strategies that are transferable to any teaching profession and may gain course credit for volunteering.
- Students may volunteer for one or both weeks.
- A training session will take place on campus on the Sunday before each camp.
Undergraduate and graduate students from across all faculties and departments are encouraged to apply.
The ASD Summer Movement Camp can only accept campers based on volunteer commitment.
This means, when a volunteer says they will be at camp, we invite a camper.
If the volunteer does not show up, we cannot turn that camper away — this results in a serious safety issue.
The camp will take place in Gym 2 of Walker Complex.
There will be trips each afternoon (weather permitting) to participate in a variety of recreational activities throughout Niagara, for example:
• Low ropes course
• Safari Niagara
• Mini golf
• Kiwanis splash pad and pool
Photo gallery of sample activities
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